The Empath
Episode 12 of 24 within Season Three. Item 68 of 90 overall.
Production number 60043-63.
Joyce Muskat - Writer
John Erman - Director
326 votes

Stardate: 5121.5 --When the Enterprise arrives at Minara 2 to pick up a two-man science team because the planet's sun is about to go supernova.

Meanwhile, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy find the station abandoned and discover the two men were transported away. Then the landing party is transported away to underground caverns where they find a mute alien woman from another planet in the system, and two native Vian scientists who put the landing party through a sadistic series of tortures.

original airdate--December 6, 1968  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Minarian, Vians

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 5121.5. Orbiting the second planet in the Minarian star system. This star has long given evidence of entering a nova phase and six months ago, a research station was established to make close-up studies of the star as its end approaches. Minara is now entering a critical period, and the Enterprise has been ordered to evacuate the station before the planet becomes uninhabitable. Yet our attempts to contact the station's personnel have been, so far, unsuccessful."


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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067 Wink of An Eye
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alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=empath

regional titles

De Empath
The Empath
Der Plan der Vianer
An Empath
Il diritto di sopravvivere
La EmpĚtica