The Tholian Web
Episode 9 of 24 within Season Three. Item 65 of 90 overall.
Production number 60043-64.
Judy Burns - Writer
Chet Richards - Writer
Herb Wallerstein - Director
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Stardate: 5693.2 --The Enterprise investigates the disappearance of its fellow starship the U.S.S. Defiant. Kirk takes a team over and they find the entire crew dead, having killed each other in fits of madness. 

The Defiant starts to vanish and everyone but Kirk makes it back before it disappears for good. Spock orders the Enterprise to stay in the area to attempt a recovery.But the crystalline Tholians launch an attack and the Enterprise crew start to experience the same madness that destroyed the Defiant crew.

original airdate--November 15, 1968  

network: NBC

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


Alien Races: Tholians

Starships: U.S.S. Defiant

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 5693.2. The Enterprise is approaching the last reported position of the starship Defiant, which vanished without trace three weeks ago. We are in unsurveyed territory."


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 :
064 For the World Is Hollow, And I Have Touched the Sky
Next episode :
066 Plato's Stepchildren
Related to this story :
094 In a Mirror, Darkly (I)
  Star Trek: Enterprise, Season Four

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=tholian 'ej 'ej bebvo'

regional titles

De Tholian Web
The Tholian Web
Le piÀge des Tholiens
Das Spinnennetz
An Gréasán Tholian
La ragnaatela tholiana
La TelaraÒa Tholiana