Friday's Child
Episode 11 of 26 within Season Two. Item 41 of 90 overall.
Production number 6149-33.
D. C. Fontana - Writer
Joseph Pevney - Director
337 votes

Stardate: 3497.2, 3499.1 --Kirk negotiates with the highly honor-bound natives of Capella 4 to obtain mining rights. The Klingons interfere in the tribe's politics and attempt to secure their own deal.

However, when the tribe's leader is killed, his wife must share his fate to destroy any possible heir, until Kirk saves her. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy escape with the pregnant woman, Eleen, and must keep one step ahead of the ruthless Capellans and the angry Klingons.

original airdate--December 1, 1967  

network: NBC

music:"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage 


Alien Races: Capellans, Klingons

Trivia--The title is based upon the childhood nursery rhyme that includes: Friday's child is loving and giving.


  • The kleeat -- a bladed throwing weapon that is lethal up to 100 yards -- is the basic weapon of the Capellans, in addition to swords and knives.



Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Klingon: logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

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040 Journey To Babel
Next episode :
042 The Deadly Years

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=puq friday

regional titles

Vrijdag's Child
Friday's Child
Un enfant doit mourir
Im Namen des jungen Tiru
Leanaí Dé hAoine
Una prigione per Kirk e Co.
Hijo de un jefe