Thursday, September 15, 2016

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) - Episode 05. The Enemy Within




 

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS)


Episode 05. The Enemy Within


Story, Script & Trivia






STAR TREK

Episode 05. The Enemy Within



Season:    1
Air Date:    1966-10-06
Stardate:    1672.1
Writer:    Richard Matheson
Story:   
Director:    Leo Penn
Guests:    Jim Goodwin, Edward Madden, Garland Thompson

While gathering specimens on planet Alpha 177 (whose night temperature reaches -120 degrees), geological technician Fisher falls off a cliff and injures his hand. He also becomes covered in a magnetic yellow ore. He is beamed aboard the Enterprise, where the transporter behaves strangely. However, it appears to work correctly when Kirk beams aboard shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, the ore has actually caused the transporter to malfunction, and Kirk is split into two alter-egos, the evil one (hostility, lust, violence) of which arrives unnoticed a few minutes after the good Kirk (compassion, love, tenderness) after the crew has left the transporter room.

The evil Kirk makes his way to sickbay, where he demands brandy from McCoy. Meanwhile, the transporter mishap results in the production on an "evil" horned poodle out of a shy, quiet animal specimen beamed up from the planet surface. Scotty realizes the consequences, and is forced to strand the remaining 4-man landing party (including Sulu) on the planet. In the meantime, the evil Kirk enters Yeoman Janice Rand's quarters and lies in wait for her. She scratches him when he attacks her, and manages to warn Fisher to call Spock. Unfortunately, the evil Kirk incapacitates Fisher before he can get the word out. Simultaneously, the good Kirk shows starts showing signs of losing both his decisiveness and his ability to command.

Showing great ingenuity, the evil Kirk applies powder to his face to hide Rand's scratch, tricks transporter technician Wilson into giving him his phaser, then knocks Wilson out. The evil Kirk then hides in the lower decks, but Kirk and Spock anticipate this move and hunt him down. Spock identifies the evil Kirk and gives him a nerve pinch, but it is not at all obvious what to do with him when he comes to. The eminent Scotty finds that the transporter ionizer is destroyed and will take a week to repair. However, this seems too long to wait, as the evil Kirk is exhibiting decreased constitution and appears to be in danger of dying.

Spock and Scotty rig the transporter to run off the impulse engines, and successfully recombine the dog-creature. Unfortunately, the strain of recombination proves fatal to the pooch. When the good Kirk tries bring the evil Kirk to the transporter, he is overpowered. The evil Kirk goes to the bridge and orders the Enterprise to leave orbit, but the good Kirk follows him there. Kirk is eventually returned to normal when the transporter is modified and used to fuse the two parts of himself back together. The landing party is also beamed back up suffering from frostbite, but nothing worse.






SCRIPT
(Transcript)

That should make a good specimen.
Temperature's starting to drop.
Yeah.
At night it gets down
to 120 degrees below zero.
That's nippy.
Hey!
[Rocks Sliding]
What happened?
I fell off that bank, sir.
Cut my hand.
Get back to the ship.
Report to the sick bay.
Geological Technician Fisher.
Ready to beam up.
Locked onto you.
Energize.
[Beeping]
Coadjutor engagement.
What happened?
I took a flop.
Onto what?
Some kind of yellow ore.
Magnetic. Decontaminate that uniform.
Yes, sir.
That acted like a burnout.
Captain Kirk ready to beam up.
Just one moment, Captain.
It checks out OK now.
You better get a synchronic meter
so we can double-check.
All right, Captain.
Locked onto you.
Are you all right, Captain?
Yes, I'm all right. Just a little dizzy.
I can't get through there.
Nothing serious.
Don't leave the transporter room unattended.
Wilson will be right back, sir.
Space...
the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Its five-year mission--
to explore strange new worlds,
to seek out new life and new civilizations,
to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Captain's Log, stardate 1672.1.
Specimen-gathering mission on planet Alpha 177.
Unknown to any of us during this time,
a duplicate of me, some strange alter ego,
had been created by the transporter malfunction.
[Door Opens]
Captain? Are you all right, sir?
Can I give you a hand, sir?
Captain?
Bridge to all decks.
Section duty officers, check communication lines.
Thank you.
Maybe Dr. McCoy should look at you.
All right, Engineer, I'll have my engines checked.
Ship's manifests, sir. They're in order.
Thank you, Yeoman.
That's all.
Yes, sir.
You picked a good day, Fisher.
Business has been lousy.
Did you fall on purpose to get vacation?
Saurian brandy.
Back to duty status. I have no sympathy for clumsiness.
No, sir.
The hand's much better, sir.
What can I do for you, Jim?
I said, give me the brandy!
[Knock On Door]
Yep?
Mr. Spock.
Come in.
Yes, Mr. Spock, what is it?
Is there something I can do for you, Captain?
Like what?
Well, Dr. McCoy seemed to think I should check on you.
That's nice.
Come on, Spock, I know that look.
What is it?
Well, our good doctor said that you were acting
Iike a wild man,
demanded brandy.
Our good doctor's been putting you on again.
Hmm.
Well, in that case,
if you'll excuse the intrusion,
I'll get back to work.
I'll tell him you were properly annoyed.
Captain.
What is it, Scotty?
Transporter breakdown.
We beamed up this animal--
Look for yourself.
It's in here.
[Rrr Ruff Ruff]
Yes?
A few seconds after they sent
this one through the transporter,
that duplicate appeared.
Except it's an opposite.
Two similar animals, but different.
One gentle--this.
One mean and fierce--
that.
Some kind of savage, ferocious opposite.
Captain, we don't dare send Mr. Sulu
and the landing party up.
If this should happen to a man...
Oh, my...
Oh!
Captain.
You startled me.
Is there something that you--
Can I help you, Captain?
Jim will do here, Janice.
Ohh.
You're too beautiful to ignore.
Too much woman.
We've both been--
pretending too long.
Stop pretending.
Aah!
Let's stop pretending.
Come here, Janice. Don't fight me.
Don't fight me, Janice.
Captain!
Just a minute, Janice.
Just a minute!
Aah!
Call Mr. Spock!
Call Mr. Spock!
Geological Technician Fisher.
Deck 12, section--
Me? My yeoman said that?
I've been resting here since you left me.
Alone, Mr. Spock.
Dr. McCoy reports you demanded brandy
in sick bay and left with it.
I found this bottle in Yeoman Rand's quarters.
Not true. I haven't been to sick bay.
Let's find out what's going on.
Sick bay.
Then he kissed me
and he said that we--
that he was the captain,
and he could order me.
I didn't know what to do.
When you mentioned the feelings we'd been hiding,
and you started talking about us.
Us?
Well, you--
He is the captain.
I couldn't just--
You started hurting me.
I had to fight you, scratch your face.
Yeoman.
And--
Look at me.
Look at my face.
Are there any scratches?
I was sure I scratched you.
I was frightened. Maybe--
Yeoman.
I was in my room. It wasn't me.
Sir, Fisher saw you, too.
Fisher saw--
If it hadn't been--
I can understand.
I don't want to get you into trouble.
I wouldn't have even mentioned it!
It wasn't me!
It was you, sir.
Are you sure?
Yes, sir. I'm sure.
Back to that bed, bucko.
You can go now, Yeoman.
There's only one logical answer.
We have an impostor aboard.
Captain's Log, stardate 1672.9.
On the planet's surface,
temperatures are beginning to drop,
our landing party there in growing jeopardy.
Due to the malfunction of the ship's transporter,
an unexplained duplicate of myself definitely exists.
How did all this happen?
When Fisher came up, his suit was covered
with a soft yellow ore
that had highly unusual properties.
It may have caused an overload.
Does the transporter work at all?
Yes, but if we transport the landing party, it might duplicate.
How long will it take to find the trouble?
Can't say, sir.
We just can't leave those four men down there.
It's getting dark. They'll die!
The surface temperature goes down to 120 degrees below zero.
We're doing everything we can, sir.
Yes, I know, Scotty.
About your double, Captain.
Yes, uh...yes.
We'll have to find him.
Search parties, Mr. Spock.
Organize search parties.
We can't take a chance on killing it.
We don't know what would happen to you.
That's right. We don't know,
but the men have to be armed...
The men are to be armed,
with their phasers locked,
I repeat, locked,
on setting number one.
There can't be any chance
of him being killed.
He's to be taken without...
If the men are forced to fire,
he can't be killed!
How shall we explain it to them, Captain?
The search parties are to capture you?
Tell them...
The search parties, Captain.
I'll make an announcement to the entire crew,
tell them what happened.
It's a good crew.
They deserve to know.
Captain, no disrespect intended,
but you must surely realize
you can't announce the full truth to the crew.
You haven't the right to be vulnerable
in the eyes of the crew.
If you're anything less than perfect,
they lose faith, and you lose command.
Yes, I do know that, Mr. Spock.
What I don't know...
is why I forgot that just now.
Mr. Spock.
If you see me slipping again,
your orders...
your orders...
are to tell me.
Understood, Captain.
Captain's Log, stardate 1673.1.
Something has happened to me.
Somehow, in being duplicated,
I have lost my strength of will.
Decisions are becoming more and more difficult.
This is the captain speaking.
There's an impostor aboard the ship,
a man who looks exactly like me.
This man is dangerous.
Utmost caution is to be observed.
All crew members are to arm themselves.
The impostor may be identified by scratches on his face.
Repeat--the impostor may be identified
by scratches on his face.
Section chiefs, assign personnel to the search.
All search parties
report to...Mr. Spock for assignment.
Something?
About the phaser weapons.
To be set for stunning force and locked.
Oh, yes, yes.
All hand phasers
must be set on base cycle,
stunning force.
The impostor is not to be injured.
Use minimum force.
I'm Captain Kirk!
--Is not to be injured.
I'm Captain Kirk.
I'm Captain Kirk!
I'm Captain Kirk!
I'm Captain Kirk!
Wilson!
Sir?
Wilson, give me your phaser.
Yes, sir.
How have you been?
Fine, sir.
How's it going down there, Mr. Sulu?
It's already 20 degrees below zero.
Can't exactly call it balmy.
Isn't there any way we can help them?
Thermal heaters were transported down.
They duplicated.
They won't operate.
Then we've got to get those men up.
Mr. Spock?
Spock here.
Transporter Technician Wilson found injured
near the captain's cabin.
He says the impostor attacked him,
called him by name, took his hand phaser.
Acknowledged. Continue the search.
We've got to find him before he--
But how?
Apparently, this double,
however different in temperament,
has your knowledge of the ship--
its crew, its devices.
This being the case, perhaps we can outguess him
by determining his next move.
Knowing how the ship is designed,
where would you go to elude a search?
The lower levels.
The engineering deck.
Set and locked on base cycle
to stun, not to kill.
What about your phaser, Captain?
Don't you think we ought to get some help?
No. I don't want anyone else to see the...
Captain, you ordered me to tell you.
Mr. Spock, if I'm to be the captain,
I've got to act like one.
You can't hurt me.
You can't kill me.
You can't. Don't you understand?
I'm part of you.
You need me.
I need you.
I don't need you.
[Electrical Crackling]
He'll be regaining consciousness soon,
and not knowing what his physical state is,
I won't give him a tranquilizer.
We'd better bind him.
Yes...yes. All right.
What's the matter with me?
Judging from my observations, Captain,
you're losing the power of decision.
You have a point, Spock?
Yes. Always, Doctor. We have here
an unusual opportunity to appraise the human mind,
or to examine, in Earth terms,
the roles of good and evil
in a man--
his negative side,
which you call hostility, lust, violence,
and his positive side,
which Earth people express as compassion,
Iove, tenderness.
Are you aware it's the captain's guts you're analyzing?
Yes, and what makes one man an exceptional leader?
We see indications that it's his negative side
which makes him strong,
that his evil side, controlled and disciplined,
is vital to his strength.
Your negative side removed from you,
the power of command begins to elude you.
What is your point, Mr. Spock?
If your power of command weakens,
you'll be unable to be captain.
You must be prepared for that.
You have your intellect, Jim.
You can fight with that!
For how long?
If I seem insensitive
to what you're going through,
understand-- it's the way I am.
Captain Kirk.
Kirk here.
Mr. Scott, sir,
on the lower level of the engineering deck.
I found the new trouble with the transporter.
The casing has a gap ripped in it.
The main circuits
have been burned through.
The abort control circuit is gone altogether.
Can you give us a status report, Captain?
Temperature's still dropping.
Now 41 degrees below zero.
We've located the trouble.
It shouldn't be much longer.
Could you find a long rope somewhere
and lower us down a pot of hot coffee?
I'll see what we can do.
Rice wine will do, if you're short on coffee.
Engineering deck, Kirk here.
Scott here, Captain.
That unit, Scotty, status report.
The transporter unit ionizer--
Nothing much left of it, sir.
How bad is it?
We can't repair it in less than a week.
Captain's Log, stardate 1673.5.
Transporter still inoperable.
My negative self
is under restraint in sick bay.
My own indecisiveness growing.
My force of will steadily weakening.
On the planet, condition critical.
Surface temperature is 75 degrees below zero,
still dropping.
I think we ought to give room service another call.
That coffee's taking too long.
Enterprise, this is Sulu.
Kirk here, Mr. Sulu.
Hot line direct to the captain?
Are we that far gone?
I gave everybody the afternoon off.
I'm watching the store.
How is it down there?
Oh, lovely,
except that the frost is building up.
We're using hand phasers to heat the rocks.
One phaser quit on us.
Three still operating.
Any possibility of getting us back aboard
before the skiing season opens down here?
This is Spock, Mr. Sulu.
You'll have to hold on a little longer.
There's no other way.
Survival procedures, Mr. Sulu.
Per your training program, Mr. Spock.
Aah!
Aah!
Aah!
Aah!
Aah!
What happened?
Apparently the body functioning weakened
during the duplication process--
A fact I failed to consider.
He's not dying?
Yes, he is.
Help me.
How can he die?
Can I survive without him?
I don't know, Jim.
Don't be afraid.
Here's my hand.
Hold on.
You don't have to be afraid.
Hold on!
You won't be afraid if you use your mind!
That's it!
Jim, he is back!
Jim.
You can use that brandy now.
In fact, I'll join you.
I have to take him back...
inside myself.
I can't survive without him.
I don't want him back.
He's like an animal, a thoughtless, brutal animal,
and yet it's me...
me.
Jim... you're no different than anyone else.
We all have our darker side.
We need it!
It's half of what we are.
It's not ugly. It's human.
Human.
A lot of what he is makes you the man you are.
God forbid I should agree with Spock,
but he was right.
Without the negative side,
you couldn't be the captain.
Your strength of command lies mostly in him.
What do I have?
You have the goodness.
Not enough. I have a ship to command.
The intelligence, the logic--
It appears your half has most of that,
and perhaps that's where man's essential courage comes from.
For you see, he was afraid,
and you weren't.
Captain Kirk.
Kirk here.
Spock here.
Come to the transporter room.
We may have found an answer.
Coming.
What is it?
We got the transporter working.
We've attached to some bypass and leader circuits
to compensate for the difference,
tied directly into the impulse engines.
There shouldn't be more than a 5-point variation
in the velocity balance.
I suggest we send the animal through.
Captain?
Yes. Go ahead.
[Growling And Snarling]
I'll hold him as long as I can.
Don't hurt him.
It's painless and quick.
The animal will be unconscious for only a few minutes.
[Buzzing]
[Scott] lf this doesn't work, I don't know what will.
Energize.
Reverse.
The shock of putting him back together
was too much for him.
He's dead, Jim.
[Spock] Captain's Log, stardate 1673.1.
Entry made by Second Officer Spock.
Captain Kirk retains command of this vessel,
but his force of will rapidly fading.
Condition of landing party critical.
Transporter unit still under repair.
Autopsy in-depth. Hurry.
I don't know.
Animal could have died
of some kind of shock.
For once, I agree with you.
I said "could have," Spock.
We won't know until we get a post-mortem.
No autopsy is necessary to know that the animal was terrified.
It was split into two and thrust back together.
Thus shock induced by blind terror.
That sounds likely.
It couldn't understand. You can.
You have your intelligence controlling your fear.
Get the transporter room ready.
Could be, if, maybe--
All guesswork, just theory.
Give me a chance to do an autopsy
and let Spock check the transporter circuits again.
That sounds reasonable.
We should double-check everything.
Aren't you forgetting something, Captain?
No, I don't think I f--
Your men on the planet,
how much time do they have?
Yes. The men.
We have to take the chance.
Suppose it wasn't shock, Jim.
Suppose death was caused
by transporter malfunction.
Then you'd die.
They'd die, anyway.
Don't risk your life on a theory!
Being split in two halves
is no theory with me, Doctor.
I have a human half and an alien half
at war with each other.
Personal experience, Doctor.
I survive because my intelligence wins,
makes them live together.
Your intelligence would enable you to survive, as well.
Help me.
Somebody make the decision.
Are you relinquishing command, Captain?
No.
No, I'm not.
Well, then we can't help you, Jim.
The decision is yours.
Mr. Spock, ready the transporter room.
Bones, continue the autopsy.
[Uhura] Captain Kirk,
I have a tie-in with Sulu now.
Kirk here.
Captain...K-Kirk... Sulu here.
117 b-below.
Can't...last much longer.
Can't see clearly, Doctor,
to read top indicator.
Think the cold... penetrating communicator.
Two men...unconscious.
No time.
No...
Can't wait. No time.
Mr. Sulu.
Mr. Sulu.
Can't wait.
Can't let them die.
What will you do?
Go through the transporter, both of us.
There's nothing I can do to stop you?
It's what I have to do.
It's what I have to do,
what we have to do.
I won't fight you anymore.
Oh...
I feel so weak.
I'll be glad when this is over.
Janice, hello.
Captain, l--
Yeoman, I owe you an explanation.
The transporter malfunctioned,
divided me, created a duplicate.
The animal part of me came to your cabin.
He even scratched me to make us look more alike.
I'd like the chance to explain it to you.
You don't mind if I come to your cabin later?
No, sir.
Bridge.
No word from Mr. Sulu, sir.
Prepare to leave orbit, Mr. Farrell.
Captain--
I gave you an order. They can't be saved.
Prepare to leave orbit.
Yes, sir.
Captain, I thought--
I've changed my mind.
[Door Opens]
Grab him. He's the impostor.
No!
McCoy, he's fooled you.
He attacked him.
Mr. Spock, you know who I am and what that is.
Mr. Spock, which one?
What do we do?
We'll let the captain handle this.
I'm the captain. Isn't that obvious?
Look at his face. Remember the scratches?
He's hiding them.
He wants you to think that he's Captain Kirk.
You know who I am.
Yes, I know.
You want to kill me, don't you?
Farrell, James, grab him! He'll destroy the ship!
Don't you understand? I'm captain of the ship!
I'm the captain!
This is my ship! My ship!
It's mine!
I'll kill you.
Can half a man live?
Take another step, you'll die.
Then we'll both die.
Please.
I don't want to.
Don't make me.
I don't want to go back.
Please!
I want to live!
You will.
Both of us.
I want to live!
You'll have to hold on to him, Captain.
Mr. Spock.
Captain?
If this doesn't work...
Understood, Captain.
Mr. Spock.
Ready.
Well, Mr. Spock?
Jim?
Get those men aboard fast.
Right away, Captain.
Severe exposure and frostbite,
but I think they'll make it.
How do you feel, Jim?
How?
I've seen a part of myself no man should ever see.
Status report, green.
All sections report ready, sir.
Good.
Thank you, Mr. Spock...
from both of us.
Shall I pass that on to the crew, sir?
The impostor's where he belongs. Let's forget him.
Captain.
The impostor told me what happened,
who he really was,
and I'd just like to say that...
well, sir,
what I'd like--
Thank you, Yeoman.
The, uh, impostor had some interesting qualities,
wouldn't you say, Yeoman?
This is the captain speaking.
Navigator, set in course correction.
Helmsman, steady as she goes.





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TRIVIA

Episode 05. The Enemy Within



When "good" Kirk and Spock step into the transporter to go to sick bay, there is slight jump in the frame before "evil" Kirk's blood-stained hand thrusts onto the screen - revealing the cut that allows William Shatner to be in two places at once.
  
Apparently, the transporter isn't just giving Kirk split-personality problems; when Spock goes to reunite Kirk's two halves, watch him as he engages the beam and you will see his head and upper body vibrating, as though he were going to split in two.
  
On the bridge, Navigator Farrell's uniform goes from bearing the Enterprise chest insignia when Spock leaves, to having none when evil Kirk arrives, yet in that same scene, the insignia is present again when Farrell turns around to face evil Kirk.
  
When the evil Kirk makes the good Kirk drop his phaser during their fight, it falls behind evil Kirk. He then just bends down and picks it up, without having to back up or turn around to find it.
  
After trapping "evil" Kirk on the bridge, Shatner's double's hair is darker with obvious amounts of gray.
  
Evil Kirk's phaser changes between cuts in the shoot-out in Engineering
  
When Kirk confronts the evil Kirk on the bridge, the viewscreen is off in one scene and then on again in another and then off again.
  
Sulu fires his phaser at a rock to heat it up - he holds his hand still but the beam moves widely back and forth over the rock.
  
In the opening scene with Kirk and Sulu, the film is spliced in backward - their hair is parted on the wrong side. Also no one in the landing party has insignia. Presumably the director "flipped" the camera and tried to cover
  
When Captain Kirk is on Alfa-117, his shirt is missing the Enterprise insignia, but when Scotty escorts him to the sick-bay, the insignia magically appears. Not only that, but it also magically appears on the Evil Kirk's shirt as well. Later, when the Evil Kirk arrives on the bridge and orders the ship to break orbit, Mr. Farrell's shirt is missing the insignia, only to magically appear when the camera gets the reverse angle of Farrell.
  
The Evil Kirk steals a Type-2 phaser from Wilson. When he encounters the Good Kirk in engineering, he is holding a Type-1 phaser. However, when the camera cuts to a close-up of the weapon, it is back to being a Type-2 phaser. When the scene resumes, it's back to a Type-1.
  
Spock records a log entry as the "second officer". It appears they got "first officer" confused with "second in command".

The original script called for Spock to karate chop Kirk to subdue him. Leonard Nimoy felt that this would be an uncharacteristically violent act for a peace-loving species like the Vulcans so he came up with a pincer-like grasp on the neck that has since become known as the Vulcan Nerve Pinch and become one of the character's most famous gimmicks.

This is one of the only times in Star Trek where it can be seen that the middle finger on actor James Doohan's (Scotty's) right hand is missing. Doohan lost the finger when it was struck by a bullet or shrapnel shortly after the D-Day invasion in 1944. He took great pains to conceal its absence during the series, but his full right hand can be glimpsed briefly when he reaches into the box holding the snarling alien dog.
15 of 16 (Trivia Rating)

Kirk's alternate green wrap-around uniform was introduced so that the audience would be able to tell the difference between the good Kirk and the evil Kirk.
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Unable to beam up Lieutenant Sulu in this episode, the transporter was a plot device intended to eliminate the pacing and production problems involved in depicting the ship landing and taking off all the time. Budgetary constraints on effects were also a consideration. The first landing of a starship would not occur until Star Trek: Voyager: The 37's (1995), broadcast 28 August 1995.
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The only Star Trek program written by Richard Matheson, a The Twilight Zone (1959) legend who wrote two previous William Shatner vehicles" The Twilight Zone: Nick of Time (1960) and The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963).
10 of 11 (Trivia Rating)

The subplot of Sulu and three crewmembers stranded on the freezing planet was not in Richard Matheson's original script but was added by staff writers. Matheson did not like that this was done.
9 of 10 (Trivia Rating)

There is no explanation as to why the Enterprise's shuttlecraft could not be used to transport Sulu and the other stranded crewmen aboard the ship. In terms of production, the concept of the Enterprise carrying smaller shuttlecraft had not yet been introduced to the show. There remains no in-universe reason for their non-use in this case, however.
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The evil Kirk was given eyeliner to enhance the starkness of his gaze.
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Petroleum jelly was applied to William Shatner's face when the "evil" Kirk beamed into the transporter room to give an aggressive look.
8 of 10 (Trivia Rating)

This was the first episode, in production order, to feature the Vulcan Nerve Pinch. The episode which aired the previous week, Star Trek: The Naked Time (1966), was filmed afterward.
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In this episode we get to follow Kirk behind the large engine room machinery components in the first trip to the engineering deck (which dialog identifies as being in the lowest parts of the ship). To allow this to happen, the new set had to be temporarily expanded to hide the sound stage beyond it. After the double is rendered unconscious by the first neck pinch in the series, the quickly-assembled wall behind the three characters can be observed to have a very rough edge where it meets the floor. Pieces of sets that were designed to be added and subtracted easily were called "wild." Although Kirk pursues Ben Finney into these components in Star Trek: Court Martial (1967), this is the only time we get to see the space behind them. The view of the tubed structures behind the grille was a forced perspective set. The tubed machinery appears to be many dozens of meters long, but this is an illusion created by making each vertical piece much smaller than the one in front of it. Diminishing numbers were later printed on the tubes immediately behind the grid to add to the illusion. In episodes where the engines were under stress, lighting effects were used inside the tubed-machinery room. The set was extensively remodelled between the first and second seasons.
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Yeoman Janice Rand's quarters are located here: 3C 46. However, in Star Trek: Charlie X (1966), Rand's quarters are 3F 125.
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This is the second episode in which Captain Kirk is seen bare-chested.
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This takes place in 2266.
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According to Grace Lee Whitney, while shooting the scene when a distraught, tearful Janice Rand accuses Captain Kirk of trying to rape her, William Shatner slapped her across the face to get her to register the proper emotion. As they shot the rape scene days earlier, Whitney couldn't get into the same emotion successfully, and it was Shatner's "solution" to the problem.
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Richard Matheson's main influence on writing this episode was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as he envisioned the story put in a science fiction context. He eventually came up with the idea of the transporter causing a man to be split into two halves.
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The unit that the evil Kirk accidentally phasers in engineering was recycled as the housing for the main circulating pump for the PXK pergium reactor in Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark (1967).
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The first season version of the captain's wraparound tunic was created for this episode, with the original purpose of differentiating Kirk from his double. It reappears in Star Trek: Charlie X (1966) and Star Trek: Court Martial (1967), and in Kirk's briefcase in Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967). The tunic was constructed of wool crêpe fabric, in contrast to the velour of the standard duty tunics.
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Spock's log entry in this episode calls himself "Second Officer Spock", however, in Star Trek: Court Martial (1967) the computer lists him as "First Officer Spock" and from then on is referred to as a "first officer" until his return in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) as simply science officer.
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Grace Lee Whitney was very unhappy about the last scene of this episode, in which Spock asks Yeoman Rand, if "the impostor had some very interesting qualities, wouldn't you say, yeoman?". In her autobiography, she wrote: "I can't imagine any more cruel and insensitive comment a man (or Vulcan) could make to a woman who has just been through a sexual assault! But then, some men really do think that women want to be raped. So the writer of the script (ostensibly Richard Matheson - although the line could have been added by Gene Roddenberry or an assistant scribe) gives us a leering Mr. Spock who suggests that Yeoman Rand enjoyed being raped and found the evil Kirk attractive!" Despite this, Whitney enjoyed this episode. "I love "The Enemy Within" because it gave me a chance to really react and act with Bill Shatner. I love it! I loved the whole concept of him breaking into two characters because that really was what Kirk and Rand were about. There were two sides of Kirk and two sides of Rand. Rand was there to be of service to him but she was also in love with him. But she knew she mustn't go over-go the boundaries."
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Director Leo Penn is the Father of actors Sean and Chris Penn.
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Mr Spock's Vulcan neck pinch would become the thing the character would become most famous for.
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The last two scenes of Act One are switched in order from what appears in the script. In the teleplay, Kirk and Spock learn about the assault of Janice in sickbay, then head to the transporter room, where they are faced with the discovery that the transporter is creating duplicates. The act ends with Scotty suggesting, "We don't dare beam up the landing party. If this should happen to a man..." and Kirk's "Oh my God". In the episode itself, the sickbay scene follows the one in the transporter room , and the act ends with Spock declaring, "There's only one conclusion - we have an impostor aboard". Director Leo Penn was known to reorganize scenes when he deemed them to be more dramatic in a different order from what was scripted. However, the reordering of the scenes gives the lie to Kirk's insistence to Rand that he had been resting in his cabin at the time of the attack.

The sensor device used by Scott to scan the ore on Fisher's uniform appears to be a modified Nuclear-Chicago Model 2586 "Cutie Pie" radiation detector. This Feinberger reappeared in Star Trek: The Naked Time (1966), Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine (1967), and _Obsession_.

A shot, showing two extras (Frank da Vinci and Ron Veto) in red technician jumpsuits (and Veto holding the aforementioned "Cutie Pie" prop) in the engineering set was filmed, but cut from the episode. It was probably filmed as an insert shot for scenes at engineering.

The gauzy, red-bordered triangular set piece behind which the evil Kirk emerges briefly in engineering during the hunt scene appears to have been left over from the early briefing room as seen in Star Trek: The Cage (1986) and Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966).

The showering phaser effect used when Sulu heats the rock is never used again. Just before he sprays the rocks, Sulu also appears to be fitting his hand phaser into its pistol mount - again, a maneuver that is never repeated.

There are two split screens used: after Kirk's double is neck-pinched and, in sickbay, when he takes the hand of his counterpart. All other instances of the two Kirks appearing in the same shot were done using doubles.

Although Nichelle Nichols does not appear in this episode, her voice is heard on the intercom in several scenes.

This episode marks the first time on screen that Kirk is duplicated in some form or fashion. This repeats again through Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of? (1966), Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (1969), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

In the sequence of aired episodes, this is the first episode where we see or hear the new middle initial for James Kirk. "Captain James T. Kirk" is briefly visible as the negative-Kirk enters Kirk's quarters. The initial was first spoken in Star Trek: Mudd's Women (1966), but that episode aired after this episode.

In the latter part of the scene where the two Kirks appear together on the bridge, a close-up shot of the Negative Kirk shows the scratches on the right side of his face, although wider shots (and all earlier scenes) showed they were on the left side. This was due to the shot being reversed during editing. Director Leo Penn and cameraman Gerald Perry Finnerman mistakenly filmed the close-up out of axis, breaking the 180-degree rule, and editor Fabien D. Tordjmann could only help by reversing it, hoping the audience won't notice the resulting continuity error.

A reaction close-up shot of Spock on the bridge is recycled from Star Trek: The Naked Time (1966). The same shot was used again in Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967).

In the novel Foul Deeds Will Rise, the duplication witnessed here is documented as 'the Alfa Effect', with another character duplicating the effect to give herself an alibi for various murders (One of her appears in public while the other commits the crimes), claiming to have adjusted the balance so that both duplicates share the same personality traits as opposed to the imbalance witnessed here (although the duplicates do demonstrate a divergence later, with one being more violent while the other accepts their failure).

After the two Kirks are rejoined, the (whole) Kirk refers to his "evil" side as "the imposter", although it had been made clear that each half contained separate characteristics of the man himself, and there is every reason to suppose that the whole Kirk retained memories from both "halves". Clearly the "evil" Kirk was no more an imposter than the "good" Kirk.

James Doohan stated that he thought William Shatner's performance in this episode was "pretty okay."

Leo Penn praised Shatner's performance. "William Shatner's a very good actor and gave a very good performance... I had a good time on that show."

Richard Matheson said, "I thought Bill Shatner was brilliant. I loved what he did. He carried the whole thing. I was a little sorry that Roddenberry put so much emphasis on the crew being stuck on the planet. (...) But I liked it and I was very satisfied with the production value."

This episode actually precedes the episode which aired the previous week, Star Trek: The Naked Time (1966), based on the Star Dates used. {The Naked Time (#1.4)}_ is dated Star Date 1704, while this episode is dated Star Date 1672.

At the start of the episode when Kirk is beamed up from Alfa 177, both he and his evil counterpart are missing the Enterprise insignia on their uniforms. Lieutenant Farrell is also missing his insignia at some points during the episode (and also in a shot recycled from this episode in Star Trek: Mudd's Women (1966)). The Star Trek Compendium suggests that the insignia were removed every time the uniforms were cleaned (union rules required them to be cleaned daily), and during production of this episode, someone forgot to put them back on Kirk and Farrell's uniforms.
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The phaser that "evil" Kirk steals from Wilson outside his cabin is clearly a type 2 phaser. When "good" Kirk encounters him in engineering, in the long shots, "evil" Kirk is seen brandishing a type 1 hand phaser. However, in the close-ups, he's back to carrying a type 2 phaser.
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First occurrence of McCoy's trademark line "He's dead, Jim," here referring to the dog.
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