This is another really classic episode that deals with alien minds using the crew’s bodies for their own purposes and an opportunity for Shatner and Nimoy to play other characters. Nimoy especially captures his alien counterpart really well in how he carries himself – they are clearly different.
This is also the first appearance of Diana Muldaur who would wind up playing three doctors in total on Star Trek and Star Trek TNG (most notably of course as Dr Pulaski).
The only problem I have with the episode is from the gag reel that used to make the rounds at the conventions and Shatner says “Have no fear… Sargon is here.” It just cracks me up every time…
Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available on Etsy and are posted at approx 8:00am Brisbane QLD Australia time. Today’s is late so it’ll be up there now if it’s still available.
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