- "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
|Air date||January 10th, 1969|
|Writers||Oliver Crawford; Gene L. Coon|
|Producers||Gene Roddenberry; Fred Freiberger; Robert H. Justman; Edward K. Milkis; Gregg Peters|
|Starring||William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley|
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"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.
Principal Cast Edit
|William Shatner||Captain James T. Kirk|
|Leonard Nimoy||Science Officer Spock|
|DeForest Kelley||Leonard "Bones" McCoy|
Guest Stars Edit
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.
- This is the third episode of the series directed by Jud Taylor. He previously directed "Wink of an Eye". His next episode is "The Mark of Gideon".
- The events from this episode take place in the year 2268.
Home Video Edit
- This episode was released on home video as a stand-alone video cassette in both VHS and Betamax formats titled Star Trek Episode 70: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. This series featured a screen capture of Bele and Lokai inset within a blue frame with star clusters.
- This episode is included on disc four of the Star Trek: The Original Series: Season Three remastered HD DVD collection, which was released on November 18th, 2008.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
|Star Trek: The Original Series.|
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