Friday's Child
Episode 11 of 26 within Season Two. Item 41 of 90 overall.
Production number 60332.
D. C. Fontana - Writer
Joseph Pevney - Director
338 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 01, 1967  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Capellans, Klingons

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 3497.2. Planet Capella lV. The rare mineral, topaline, vital to the life support systems of planetoid colonies, has been discovered in abundance here. Our mission: obtain a mining agreement, but we've discovered a Klingon agent has preceded us to the planet. A discovery which has cost the life of one of my crewmen."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 3498.9. Lieutenant Commander Scott in temporary command. We were forced to leave Capella to come to the aid of a Federation vessel under attack by a Klingon vessel. We were unable to contact our landing party before we were forced to answer the distress signal. Our inability to reach the landing party is strange. And... I am concerned."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 3499.1. Before leaving the Capellan encampment, we managed to retrieve our communicators. Our phasers were not to be found. We've fled into the hills, yet we know the Capellans will eventually find us. By scent alone, if necessary. And we've learned one thing more. The girl, Eleen, hates the unborn child she is carrying."


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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Previous episode :
040 Journey To Babel
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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