March 23, 2014
This Sunday, March 23rd, we’re celebrating the premiere broadcast anniversary of Errand of Mercy. This episode originally aired during Season 1 on
Thursday, March 23, 1967.
A peace-loving race gives Captain Kirk a lesson in warfare. The inhabitants of the neutral planet Organia hesitate to interfere in a war between Kirk’s Federation and an invader – until intervention becomes necessary. Commander Kor, representing the Klingon Empire, wants Organia as a base. Kirk, representing the United Federation of Planets, has the same desire. The Organians and their leader, Ayelborne, have a surprising idea of their own.
Interesting factoids about this episode:
In honor of its broadcast anniversary, watch the original episode (try amazon.com, Netflix or hulu plus) in a whole new way by first reading all of the great behind-the-scenes details in Marc Cushman’s These are the Voyages: TOS, Season One. Get your copy today!