"By Any Other Name"
Series Star Trek
Season 2, Episode 22
TOS 2x22 001
Air date February 23rd, 1968
Writers D.C. Fontana; Jerome Bixby
Director Marc Daniels
Producers John Meredyth Lucas; Gene Roddenberry; Robert H. Justman
Starring William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley
Episode guide
"Patterns of Force"
"The Omega Glory"

"By Any Other Name" is the twenty-second episode of season two of the science fiction television series Star Trek and the fifty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Marc Daniels with a script written by D.C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby based on a story treatment by Bixby. It first aired on NBC on February 23rd, 1968. Like all episodes from the original series, this episode was digitally remastered with new visual sequences and effects. The remastered version first aired on CBS on November 4th, 2006.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
William Shatner Captain Kirk
Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley Dr. McCoy

Guest Starring Edit

Actor Role
Warren Stevens Rojan

Co-Starring Edit

Actor Role
Barbara Bouchet Kelinda

Featuring Edit

Actor Role
James Doohan Scott
Nichelle Nichols Uhura
Majel Barrett Christine
Stewart Moss Hanar

With Edit

Actor Role
Walter Koenig Chekov
Robert Fortier Tomar
Lezlie Dalton Drea
Carl Byrd Lt. Shea
Julie Cobb Yeoman

Uncredited cast Edit

Actor Role
Bill Blackburn Lieutenant Hadley
Frank da Vinci Lieutenant Brent
Roger Holloway Lieutenant Lemli
Eddie Paskey Lieutenant Leslie

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The events of this episode take place in the year 2268 on Stardate 4657.5.
  • Playing the role of Drea is the first television acting work for Lezlie Dalton.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from Act II, Scene II of the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. The full phrase is "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". Captain Kirk invokes the phrase when he sees Kelinda takes interest in an alien flower.

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See also Edit


The World of Star Trek

Star Trek miscellaneous

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Keywords Edit

2268 | Andromeda Galaxy | Captain | Galactic Barrier | Kelvans | Lieutenant | Redshirt | Yeoman