Spectre of the Gun
Episode 6 of 24 within Season Three. Item 62 of 90 overall.
Production number 60043-56.
Lee Cronin - Writer
Vincent McEveety - Director
351 votes

Stardate: 4385.3 --The Enterprise comes across a space probe as they go to establish contact with the reclusive Melkotians. The probe warns the Enterprise to immediately leave Melkot space. 

Kirk tries to contact the Melkotians, but there is no response and they continue with their orders. When they reach Melkot, Kirk takes down a landing party and they face death penalties for not heeding the Melkotian's earlier warning. The telepathic Melkotians draw on Kirk's memories for the manner of their execution... and come up with the Showdown at the O.K. Corral.

original airdate--October 25, 1968  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Melkotian

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 4385.3. We have transported down to the Melkotian planet and have encountered conditions which are completely contrary to what we were prepared for."


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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alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=spectre Gun

regional titles

Spectre of the Gun
Spectre of the Gun
Au-del› du Far-West
Wildwest im Weltraum
Spectre an gunna
Lo spettro di una pistola