Star Trek - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Naked Time


Episode Info

An unusual disease unleashes the inner selves of the crew of the Enterprise in this well-known episode of the science-fiction series. The starship is exploring a planet on the verge of collapse when a crew member unknowingly contracts an alien illness and brings it aboard the Enterprise. The contagion spreads, causing strange behavior amongst the afflicted; suffering from weakened judgment and loosened inhibitions, the afflicted crew members act out exaggerated variations upon their fantasy lives. Chaos soon reigns, as Sulu runs around the ship as a shirtless swashbuckler, power-mad Lt. Riley seizes control of the engine room, and Lt. Uhura and Captain Kirk express their real feelings towards each other. Unless the crew can regain control of their senses, the ship will soon be destroyed in the rapidly approaching collapse of the planet. This episode's character-revealing illness was later revived in a similar episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.


William Shatner
as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Dr. Leonard McCoy
Grace Lee Whitney
as Janice Rand
James Doohan
as Engineer Montgomery Scott
Stewart Moss
as Tormolen
John Bellah
as Dr. Harrison
Majel Barrett
as Nurse Chapel
Show More Cast

The Naked Time Photos

Discussion Forum

Discuss Star Trek on our TV talk forum!