"Let me reaffirm my position, gentlemen. I could put you in the brig for what you have done, but I won't do it because you are new to this part of the galaxy, which is governed by the United Federation of Planets. We live in peace with full exercise of individual rights. The need to resort to violence and force has long since passed, and it will not be tolerated aboard this ship. You are free to move about the ship. I hope that you'll take the opportunity to know more about the Federation through its best representatives, my crew. But let me make it clear. I will stand for no interference with the function of this ship."
Captain Kirk
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
Series Star Trek
Season 3, Episode 15
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Air date January 10th, 1969
Writers Oliver Crawford; Gene L. Coon
Director Jud Taylor
Producers Gene Roddenberry; Fred Freiberger; Robert H. Justman; Edward K. Milkis; Gregg Peters
Starring William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley
Episode guide
"Whom Gods Destroy"
"The Mark of Gideon"

"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" is the fifteenth episode of season three of the science fiction television series Star Trek and the seventieth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Jud Taylor and written by Oliver Crawford based upon an earlier script treatment by Gene L. Coon. It first aired on NBC on Friday, January 10th, 1969. The episode stars series regulars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley with guest stars James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Majel Barrett. The featured villains of this episode are the Cherons, Bele and Lokai played by Frank Gorshin and Lou Antonio.

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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 Montgomery Scott
Walter Koenig Ensign Pavel Chekov
Nichelle Nichols Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
George Takei Ensign Hikaru Sulu
Majel Barrett Nurse Christine Chapel
Bill Blackburn Lieutenant Hadley
Frank da Vinci Lieutenant Brent
Roger Holloway Lieutenant Lemli
Frank Gorshin Bele
Lou Antonio Lokai

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Stardate: 5730.2
  • Like all episodes from the series, "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" was digitally remastered with updated visual effects. The remastered version of the episode first aired on CBS on January 19th, 2008.
  • Gene L. Coon originally submitted a script entitled "A Portrait in Black and White" on March 11th, 1968, but this was rejected by NBC executives who deemed it unacceptable. The treatment was reworked by Oliver Crawford and resubmitted and the title was changed to "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
  • Gene L. Coon is credited as Lee Cronin in this episode.
  • The events from this episode take place in the year 2268.

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