The Paradise Syndrome
Episode 3 of 24 within Season Three. Item 59 of 90 overall.
Production number 60043-58.
Margaret Armen - Writer
Jud Taylor - Director
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Stardate: 4842.6--4843.6 The Enterprise is sent to deflect the path of an asteroid that is on a collision course with an M-Class planet. They reach there with enough time to go down to the planet's surface and explore it.

Meanwhile, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down and find the planet is much like Earth. It is even populated by groups of people similar to Native Americans. Kirk goes missing and the Enterprise is forced to leave him behind and divert the asteroid's path without him.

original airdate--October 04, 1968  

network: NBC

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


Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 4842.6. First Officer Spock commanding; numerous search parties and repeated sensor probes of the area have failed to locate Captain Kirk."

(The following two entries constitute the inner thoughts of James Kirk, while temporarily suffering from amnesia)

  • "Where am I? What place is this? What are these? I feel I should know. They're familiar, and yet unfamiliar. How did I get here? Who am I? Try to remember."
  • "These last few weeks, my love for Miramanee grows stronger with each passing day. However, the dreams return every night. Fragments of memories... I can almost get hold of them, and then..."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 4843.6. First Officer Spock commanding; we've been en route to the asteroid for several hours. Our delay on the planet's surface has made it imperative that we proceed at maximum warp speed for a period which exceeds the recommended safety margin."


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 :
058 The Enterprise Incident
Next episode :
060 And the Children Shall Lead

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=QI'tu' Syndrome

regional titles

The Paradise Syndrome
The Paradise Syndrome
Der Obelisk
An Siondróm Paradise
Il paradiso perduto
Sindrome del Paraiso