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"The Corbomite Maneuver" was the second episode of Star Trek: The Original Series produced in the show's first broadcast season, and the third overall produced, first aired on 10 November 1966. The episode was written by Jerry Sohl, directed by Joseph Sargent and novelized in Star Trek 12 by James Blish.



Episode characters

Robert AbramsDavid BaileyBalokClifford Brent[1]Bill HadleyHarrison (Lieutenant)James (USS Enterprise)James T. KirkRyan LeslieLeonard McCoyJanice RandMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed 2260s USS Enterprise personnel (USS Enterprise personnel)

Novelization characters

David BaileyBalokLeonard McCoyJanice RandMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Starships and vehicles

Balok's cubeUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Fesarius


the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant
Referenced only
Andromeda constellationAries constellationAuriga constellationCancer constellationCanis Major constellationCanis Minor constellationCarpiCetus constellationColumba constellationEridanus constellationFornax constellationGemini constellationLepus constellationLynx constellationMonoceros constellationOrion constellationPisces constellationPuppis constellationSculptor constellationTaurus constellation

Races and cultures


States and organizations

First FederationStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other references



Related media

First Federation space.

Novel adaptations

Video releases



Episode images

Adaptation images



published order
Previous episode:
Where No Man Has Gone Before
TOS episode produced Next episode:
Mudd's Women
Previous episode:
Dagger of the Mind
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Menagerie, Part I
Previous story:
And the Children Shall Lead
Star Trek 12
Next story:
Shore Leave
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Life Form Nonexistent
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Open Secrets
Previous Adventure:
The Kobayashi Maru
Chapter 4
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Landing Party
Previous Adventure:
Life Form Nonexistent
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
The Landing Party

References and notes

  1. This character was not named in the episode but the same actor, wearing an officer's Starfleet uniform, was addressed as Brent in TOS episode: "The Naked Time". The same actor also played the character of Vinci.

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