"Shore Leave" was the 17th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series produced in the show's first broadcast season, first aired on 29 December 1966. The episode was written by Theodore Sturgeon, directed by Robert Sparr and novelized in Star Trek 12 by James Blish.


While on shore leave on an idyllic, Earth-like planet, James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise discover that having your every wish come true can have disastrous consequences.



Episode charactersEdit

AliceTonia BarrowsBlack KnightClifford Brent (?) • Caretaker (Shore Leave Planet)Sean FinneganBill HadleyDon JuanJames T. KirkRyan LeslieAngela MartineLeonard McCoyEsteban RodriguezRuthSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraWhite Rabbit

Novelization charactersEdit

AliceTonia BarrowsBlack KnightCaretaker (Shore Leave Planet)Sean FinneganDon JuanJames T. KirkAngela MartineLeonard McCoyEsteban RodriguezRuthSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraWhite Rabbit

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Amusement Park planet

Races and culturesEdit


Technology and weaponsEdit


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States and organizationsEdit


Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincommandercommanding officercommunications officerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerlieutenant commanderofficerscientistscience officer

Other referencesEdit

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published order
Previous episode:
The Menagerie, Part II
TOS episode produced Next episode:
The Squire of Gothos
Previous episode:
Balance of Terror
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Galileo Seven
Previous story:
The Corbomite Maneuver
Star Trek 12
Next story:
final story
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Burning Dreams (2267)
Pocket Next Adventure:
Heart of the Sun
Previous Adventure:
The Menagerie, Part II
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Squire of Gothos

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