Charlie X
Star Trek Season 1

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While on a routine journey to a local Starbase, the starship Enterprise receives orders to transport a special passenger, a young boy known only as Charlie X, in this episode from the first season of the landmark science fiction series. An orphan with an abnormally high intelligence, Charlie claims to have been raised entirely by computers in an isolated, automated outpost. Yeoman Janice Rand takes a particular interest in befriending the strange boy, and he responds, developing a romantic attachment to the woman. When Rand gently dismisses his affections as puppy love, however, Charlie's love quickly turns to rage. The boy begins to unleash highly destructive mental powers, which he had previously hidden, against all who he feels have slighted him, and Captain Kirk must find a way to stop the child before he and the Enterprise are destroyed.


William Shatner
as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
Grace Lee Whitney
as Yeoman Janice Rand
Charles Stewart
as Capt. Ramart
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