Beyond the Farthest StarStar Trek: The Animated Series episode "Beyond the Farthest Star"
The Enterprise encounters an alien derelict Episode no. 001 Prod. code 001 Airdate September 8, 1973Writer(s)Samuel A. PeeplesDirectorHal SutherlandGuest star(s) none Year 2269 Stardate5521.3 Episode chronologyPrevious "n/a - first episode" Next "Yesteryear"
"Beyond the Farthest Star" is an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series.
While exploring on the outer most rim of the galaxy the U.S.S. Enterprise is pulled into the orbit of a dead star. Trapped there, the crew discovers that there is an ancient derelict pod ship trapped with them as well.
Kirk and crew beam aboard the huge starship and learn it was once home to an insect race. They also learn that the ship's crew self-destructed rather than carry a malevolent entity to other worlds.
The entity is still alive and it beams aboard the Enterprise. Captain Kirk must find a way to get rid of the invader, without destroying his ship in the process.
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This was the first episode of the animated series to be broadcast. Its author, Samuel A. Peeples, also wrote the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", which sold the original series.
- Beyond the Farthest Star article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
- Beyond the Farthest Star at StarTrek.com