The Apple
Episode 5 of 26 within Season Two. Item 35 of 90 overall.
Production number 6149-38.
Max Ehrlich - Writer
Joseph Pevney - Director
346 votes

Stardate: 3715.3 --Kirk and a large landing party beam down to explore the beautiful garden planet of Gamma Trianguli 6. But the planet turns deadly when members of the party are killed by dart-shooting flowers, exploding rocks, and precision lightning strikes.

Meanwhile, the party captures one of the primitive locals who insist that their god Va'al rules over the planet... and it is angry with the newcomers who seek to destroy Paradise.

original airdate--October 13, 1967  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Vaalians

Trivia--This episode contains confirmation of a much-speculated upon topic: whether the Enterprise could separate the Engineering section and warp nacelles from the primary vessel. Mentioned in Kirk and Scotty's conversation by communicator, half-way into the show, after Kirk beams down to the planet with an away team, and Scotty takes a seat in the captain's chair on the bridge.

  • Once each 11 years, the giant eel birds of Regulus Five must return to the caverns where they hatched.


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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034 Mirror, Mirror
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036 The Doomsday Machine

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon='epIl naHmey

regional titles

De Apple
The Apple
La pomme
Die Stunde der Erkenntnis
An Apple
La mela
La manzana