2.31 : Metamorphosis.


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Jan 5, 2001
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The one with Zephram Cochrane.

A shuttle carrying Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Federation official Nancy Hedford is pulled toward a celestial body by a mysterious entity. After landing on the planetoid, the shuttle passengers discover Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of Warp drive, who had been presumed dead two centuries earlier. He had somehow been revitalized and kept in an eternal state of youth by the entity, known as the Companion.

Written by Gene Coon, who also wrote 'Devil in the Dark', this episode also speaks out about prejudiced attitudes, and is another application of the Vulcan principal of IDIC: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

Cochrane opts to stay on the planet with the Companion/ Nancy Hedford, and asks Kirk to keep his existence a secret. Kirk agrees not to mention it, and as far as we know, no one ever finds out. But what about Hedford? Did no one wonder what happened to her? She is an assistant Federation Commissioner and would be missed. Unless McCoy completed a bogus death certificate for her!!

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