"The Cloud Minders" was the 74th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 19th episode of the show's third and final season, first aired on 28 February 1969. The episode was written by David Gerrold & Oliver Crawford and Margaret Armen, directed by Herb Kenwith and novelized in Star Trek 6 by James Blish. A remastered version of this episode was aired in syndication, premiering on 12 July 2008.



Episode charactersEdit

AnkaDroxineBill HadleyJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMidroPlasusMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraVannaunnamed Ardanans

Novelization charactersEdit

AnkaDroxineJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMidroPlasusMontgomery ScottSpockNyota UhuraVanna

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


ArdanaCloud City Council ChamberCloud City Council GalleryStratos
Referenced only 
EarthMerak IIMilky Way GalaxyVulcan

Races and culturesEdit

Ardanan (Stratos City DwellerTroglyte) • HumanVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Disruptors (group)FederationFederation Bureau of IndustrializationStarfleet Command

Other referencesEdit

anti-gravityartbotanical plaguecavern implementcommunicatordressmakerearengineeretymologyfilter maskHigh Advisorhumanitarianismlanding partylogicminingmortaeoxygenphaserpon farrprotectorquadrantrayrebellionrepair permitretainerrostrumsentinelshieldsstarshiptension spanthongtop warp speedtransport cardtransport officertroglodytezenite


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Adaptation imagesEdit



published order
Previous episode:
The Lights of Zetar
TOS episode produced Next episode:
The Way to Eden
Previous episode:
The Way to Eden
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Savage Curtain
Previous story:
By Any Other Name
Star Trek 6
Next story:
The Mark of Gideon
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Lights of Zetar
Pocket Next Adventure:
Crisis on Centaurus
Previous Adventure:
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Way to Eden

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