Roger Kirk, Captain of Star Cruiser, United Space Enterprises. Out on a 5-year
mission in space to complete research, explore and enforce space law. Each journey brings new challenges and danger for Kirk and his experienced crew.
||Heart of Metal
Captain Kirk seems unconvinced of both the capabilities of the Androids and the
good intentions of Dr. Corby. Corby suggests a demonstration and he commands one
of the Androids, Andrea, to kiss Captain Kirk and then to strike him. This she
does without any sign of feeling.
||Android Kirk Arrives
Mr. Spock unsuspectingly welcomes the Android "Kirk" into Star Ship.
As "Kirk" gives his instructions, Mr. Spock begins to have some
concern, and when "Kirk" shouts down Spock's suggestions, he is sure
that all is not well.
Mr. Spock, Second in Command, is a cross between an Earthman and a Martian. This
mission, he explains, leads them to a deserted planet, EXO III, where scientist
Dr. Corby and his team have been stranded for 5-years.
SPACE FACT—First man in space—Yuriy Gagarin—April 1961.
Corby insists that he must be allowed to continue his experiments either on EXO
III or another planet. "If you will not agree, I will produce my own
solution" Corby cries. At this point the Android, Rock, seizes Kirk and
awaits his instructions from Corby.
SPACE FACT—Col. F. Borman and Capt. J. Lovell orbitted the Earth 206 times (5,129,000
||Return of the Android
With his mission completed and the Star Ship ready with new routing
instructions, the Android "Kirk" returns to EXO III and reports to
Dr. Corby. Corby is pleased that his plan is progressing and that his work will
SPACE FACT—First artificial satellite launched—Sputnik I (U.S.S.R.) October 1957.
||Dr Corby's Fiancee
On board Star Cruiser is Christine, a biochemist, who was engaged to Dr. Corby
and hopes that he will still be alive after 5-years. While the ship orbits round
EXO III, radio messages are sent down to try to make contact with Dr. Corby.
In order that Captain Kirk should be convinced, and also to further his own
ends, Corby decides to make an Android copy of the Space Captain. At his
master's command, Rock gathers together the equipment for Android manufacture.
||Kirk in Captivity
While he is imprisoned, Andrea brings Captain Kirk some food. Kirk decides that
he must devise some scheme of escape and feels that through Andrea, he can
overcome Corby's plans. He tells her that Corby is evil and that she must help
||Contact with EXO III
After many anxious minutes there is a crackling voice over the radio . . . "
This is Dr. Corby, come in Enterprise". Christine breathes a sigh of relief.
Captain Kirk tells Dr. Corby that they will be down to pick up both him and his
SPACE FACT—U.S. Space Centre—Cape Kennedy, Florida, originally named Cape Canaveral.
Kirk and the Android mould are strapped to the revolving machine, that through
its mechanism, can transfer all the faculties in duplicate from the human Kirk
to the Android Kirk. The Space Captain, already thinking ahead, plants clues in
the Android's mind that may bring help later.
||Face to Face
Kirk tries to leave the cell with Andrea but Rock is on guard outside. Kirk
tries to explain to Rock that he means the Androids no harm, but that Dr. Corby
will exploit them. Rock listen carefully but his programmed mind finds it
diffcult to understand.
SPACE FACT—Smallest planet in Universe—Mercury—diameter 2,900 miles.
Dr. Corby requests that only Captain Kirk and Christine should beam down 'till
he has explained a few things to Captain Kirk. Kirk agrees, and Christine and he
prepare to beam down to EXO III alone, as Corby requested.
Further evidence of the absolute control of the Android mind by Corby is given
when both Rock and Andrea stand by the master controls of the machine. The
command of "Switch On" is awaited and then the revolving machine is
thrown into action.
SPACE FACT—First dog in space—Laika—U.S.S.R. Sputnik II—November 1957.
||Rock Takes Action
As Kirk continues to try to talk Rock into co-operating with him, the programmed
mind of the Android rejects any criticism of Dr. Corby. In a split-second Rock
lunges forward and grips Captain Kirk in a near-death lock.
Captain Kirk and Christine arrive on EXO III but there is no-one to meet them at
the cave entrance. Kirk radios this to Mr. Spock and says that he will report in
later if there is anything wrong.
SPACE FACT—A year on Mercury is 87.9 days.
||Which is Which
As the machine revolves time after time, the mould that was placed beside
Captain Kirk begins to take the shape of the Space Captain. In a few minutes it
is impossible to tell them apart. To what use will Corby put this new
Almost as Captain Kirk is taking his last breath, Dr. Corby and Christine enter
the cell. Seeing Rock in this frenzy Corby decides that the Android has got out
of control and, fearing that he will turn on him, kills the massive Rock with a
SPACE FACT—A day on Jupiter is 9 hours 50 minutes.
As they wander through the maze of caves they are conscious that they are being
followed. Unknown to them, it is a being who they will later know as Rock. Soon
they are met by Dr. Corby who leads them in to an inner chamber.
The operation is completed—the unsuspecting Christine tackles Captain Kirk
and asks that some contact be made with Enterprise. She is concerned at what she
sees. Suddenly she realises that she has been talking to the
Android "Kirk"—how is she to act in this situation?
SPACE FACT—Largest planet in the Universe—Jupiter, diameter 88,700 miles.
Seizing his opportunity while Dr. Corby is thrown by Rock's actions, Captain
Kirk attacks the scientist. He knows that this may be his last chance to escape,
taking Christine with him back to Star Ship Enterprise.
Dr. Corby introduces himself to Captain Kirk, but he needs no introduction to
Christine. Dr. Corby apologises that he was not at the entrance to meet them,
because he was busy finishing off one of his experiments.
SPACE FACT—Longest recorded Space Walk—Lt Col Eugene Cernan U.S.A., 2 hrs. 7 mins.
||Kirk and Kirk
Corby again demonstrates his intentions. Android "Kirk" asks the
Captain to allow Corby access to Star Ship. He demands that Corby's plan is
followed and that Kirk should co-operate. Clearly Dr. Corby has been successful
in producing a perfect programmed Android copy of Captain Kirk.
In the struggle, Corby's hand is caught in the door of the cell. An ugly wound
appears that discloses a fantastic situation. Corby is an Android . . . no blood
comes from the wound . . . only the intricate wirings of an Android are exposed.
||Andrea and Dr. Brown
Dr. Corby introduces Dr. Brown and Andrea, his assistants, to Captain Kirk and
Christine, and explains that since the planet exploded he has lost many of his
team. However, they were able to move underground before the explosion.
||Corby Pleads for Time
Dr. Corby pleads with Captain Kirk to allow him to continue his experiments.
"Take me and my equipment to an uninhabited planet and let me produce more
perfect Androids who can be used for good on Earth as workers", says
SPACE FACT—First space walk—Lt. Col. Leonov. U.S.S.R.
With the exposure of Corby as an Android, everyone is thrown into confusion. The
Android Doctor explains that the real Doctor had caught an incurable disease and
the only way that the amazing experiments of EXO III could continue was if the
Doctor became an Android.
SPACE FACT—Coldest planet—Pluto, with surface temperature of minus 380 F.
||No Radio Contact
Captain Kirk decides to report to Mr. Spock that they have made contact with Dr.
Corby and to start making preparations to beam up his equipment, but before he
has time, Dr. Corby asks him not to as he wants to explain certain things to him
SPACE FACT—Most prominent planet viewed from Earth Venus.
Captain Kirk is unimpressed by Doctor Corby's claims to be working for the good
of mankind. Judging his timing carefully he pounces and quickly has the
unsuspecting Corby in his grasp. Applying a death hold on Corby's throat, Kirk
warns Rock to stand back.
||Androids Are Called
Corby realises that all is almost lost. With the destroying of Rock, his main
support is gone. In a panic he calls Andrea on the radio system to come to the
cell. Andrea is still puzzled because of Kirk's talk to her in the cell.
||Brown Draws His Gun
Captain Kirk tells Dr. Corby that he has to make a report to the ship, and
starts to go ahead with the message. Then Dr. Brown draws his ray gun and orders
Kirk to stop the message. Corby orders Andrea to take Captain Kirk's gun, and
apologises to Kirk explaining that he must do this.
||Escape and Hope
With Doctor Corby still in his hold, Captain Kirk moves out of the cavern
chamber into a passage using Corby as a shield between himself and the Android
Rock. Corby, unable to speak, signals to Rock to stay away.
SPACE FACT—Largest meteorite to land on Earth—30 tons—South Africa.
On her way to the cell, Andrea meets the Android "Kirk" but she thinks
that he is the real Captain. She asks him to explain further about Dr. Corby but
the Android "Kirk" pushes her away. Her puzzlement now becomes
confusion . . . why has Kirk changed?
||Kirk Moves Quickly
Andrea walks over to Captain Kirk to take his radio and ray gun but Kirk grabs
her and, in a flash, has himself covered by Andrea, with his ray gun in his
hand. He orders Brown to drop his gun, but Brown remains immobile.
Once his exit has been achieved, Kirk throws Doctor Corby back into the room
towards Rock. Corby is so weak from the strangle-hold that he takes several
seconds to regain his voice. Meanwhile Rock awaits to Corby's instructions.
In her confusion, Andrea's mind is unable to deal with the many problems that
seem important to her. The programme that Corby manufactured for her mind did
not expect to have to deal with this. As a result, Andrea shoots in panic and
another Android is dead.
Kirk throws Andrea aside and dives for cover behind a table. He orders Dr. Brown
to drop the gun, but Brown refuses to submit. Kirk has no alternative but to shoot
Brown with his deadly ray gun.
SPACE FACT—First Earth object to reach another planet landed Venus March 1966.
||Which Way to Go
Released from the grips of Corby and Rock, Captain Kirk runs along the cavernous
passages. He quickly finds that there is no simple route as he tries to make his
way back to the entrance where he and Christine had landed.
SPACE FACT—Most remote object visible to naked eye—Great Galaxy in Andromeda.
(13 million-million-million miles).
With the killing of the Android "Kirk" in her mind, Andrea finds Corby
and reports to him what she has done. Captain Kirk and Christine watch as Corby
reacts to Andrea's information. As she speaks he appears to weaken and lose some
of his power.
SPACE FACT—Mean distance of the Sun from the Earth—93 million miles.
||Shattered by Rays
The furious rays of Kirk's gun hit Dr. Brown in the stomach. He keels over
backwards and is killed instantly. The first power struggle on EXO III has taken
place—what was behind it all and who would be successful?
||Rock in Pursuit
Corby instructs Rock to search out and find Captain Kirk—he must not be
allowed to escape, and above all the news of Corby's experiments must not get
back to the waiting Star Ship Enterprise.
||Corby Fears the End
The Android Dr. Corby, sees his years of experiments falling in ruins about his
feet. Plans of developing a master Android race on a new planet are now lost.
The systems he has devised would not be continued. He would not dominate the
||Pinned to the Wall
Before Kirk has had time to recover from this episode, into the room thunders
Rock, who grabs Captain Kirk, picks him up and pins him against the wall.
Helplessly Kirk looks over at Dr. Brown and is horrified by what he sees.
SPACE FACT—Largest known Star—Red Giant diameter 2,500 million miles.
||Kirk in Hiding
With Rock close on his heels Captain Kirk realises that with his knowledge of
the passages, it is only a matter of time before he is recaptured. He tackles
Rock, who, because of his immense strength, soon overpowers Kirk.
||And Now Only Two
Corby's disappointment is obvious. His fellow Android, Andrea, shares his
feelings. She moves forward to comfort him and, as she does so, the ray pistol
in her hand fires. The impact of the shot is too much and too close for either
Android to survive.
SPACE FACT—Mean distance of the Moon from the Earth—238,866 miles.
As the smoke clears from Dr. Brown's corpse, a mysterious sight is revealed.
From where the rays struck Brown—instead of a ghastly fatal wound
apearing—a complex of twisted wires and valves is revealed. What is this
||Rock in Control
During the struggle, Rock throws Captain Kirk into a deep hole in the cave.
Doctor Corby has told Rock to bring Kirk back alive if possible, but the Android
wonders if Kirk would be better dead as he fears that Kirk will destroy the
SPACE FACT—American Moon Probe mission is called Apollo.
Corby and Andrea meet their death as Spock and the men of Enterprise arrive to
investigate the disapperance of Kirk and Christine. Spock had followed his
suspicions about the visit of the Android "Kirk" and had decided to
see for himself the problems of EXO III.
Corby explains that he has been able to create perfect robots, which he has
named Androids. The original inhabitants of the lanet had begun the work. Corby
had discovered the secret and developed the technique achieving a perfect
SPACE FACT—Valentina Tereshkova—first woman astronaut June 1963.
||Kirk's Life Spared
Rock decides that he must obey Corby's orders. He reaches down to Captain Kirk
in the hole and lifts him out with almost no effort. With Kirk recaptured, Rock
leads him through the passages to Corby's laboratory where Kirk is locked away.
||Back on Course
One of the victims of the mission has been Christine who came in search of her
lost fiancee. Having witnessed the terrible scenes on EXO III she pleads with
Kirk to allow her to remain a member of his crew to investigate new missions.
SPACE FACT—Brightest star visible from the Earth—Sirius.
||Rock Imitates Kirk
"Kirk calling Enterprise", says Rock, imitating Captain Kirk
perfectly. He tells Mr. Spock that everything is under control and he will be up
shortly with Dr. Corby and his assistants. Androids can be programmed to change
||Spock Awaits Kirk
While Captain Kirk is being hunted by Rock through the caves, Corby decides that
he must use the Android "Kirk" to return to the Star Ship and arrange
for the evacuation of Corby's equipment to a new planet.
SPACE FACT—First space link-up—March 1966—Gemini VIII. U.S.A.
||Star ship Enterprise
The Star Ship Enterprise, flagship of the space fleet of United Space Enterprises,
wends its way across the skies. Captain Kirk and able Mr. Spock remain satisfied
with another mission completed, and in the knowledge that the next will hold as
much excitement in store.
The Androids are the nearest thing ever to human robots. They are perfectly
controllable, and can be programmed to accomplish any task that man requires,
explains Corby. "These creatures can be of great help to all of us"
SPACE FACT—Planet with a surface temperature closest to Earth—Mars.