A Piece of the Action
Series Star Trek
Season 2, Episode 17
TOS 2x17 004
Air date January 12th, 1968
Writers David P. Harmon; Gene L. Coon
Director James Komack
Producers John Meredyth Lucas; Robert H. Justman; Herbert F. Solow; Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley
Episode guide
"The Gamesters of Triskelion"
"The Immunity Syndrome"

"A Piece of the Action" is the seventeenth episode of season two of the American science fiction television series Star Trek and the fiftieth episode of the series overall. It was directed by James Komack and written by David P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon. It first aired on NBC on Friday, January 12th, 1968. It was first commercially released in Betamax format in the United States in 1986. It was released in VHS format in 1994 and was first pressed to DVD in 2001. The episode has been included on the Star Trek: The Complete Series DVD collection, and disc five of the remastered Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Two HD-DVD collection.

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Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
William Shatner Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy Science Officer Spock
DeForest Kelley Leonard "Bones" McCoy

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
James Doohan Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott
Nichelle Nichols Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig Ensign Pavel Checkov
Anthony Caruso Bela Oxmyx
Vic Tayback Jojo Krako
Lee Delano Kalo
John Harmon] Tepo
Sheldon Collins Tough kid
Dyanne Thorne First girl
Sharyn Hiller Second girl
Buddy Garion Hood
Steven Marlo Zabo
Diego Barquinero Radio voice
Bill Blackburn Lieutenant Hadley
Marlys Burdette Krako's girl
Frank da Vinci Lieutenant Brent
Roger Holloway Lieutenant Lemli
Jay D. Jones Mirt
Eddie Paskey Lieutenant Leslie

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 60349

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The World of Star Trek

Star Trek miscellaneous

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