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"The Omega Glory" was the 54th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 25th episode of the show's second season, first aired on 1 March 1968. The episode was written by Gene Roddenberry, directed by Vincent McEveety and novelized in Star Trek 10 by James Blish. The story was subsequently adapted by View-Master.

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Kirk and crew encounter a ghost ship, a madman captain, a deadly virus and 1,000-year-old natives on planet Omega IV.

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Log entries[edit | edit source]

Captain's log. Aboard the USS Exeter, commanded by Ron Tracey, one of the most experienced captains in the Starfleet. What could have happened to him and the over 400 men and women who were on this ship?
Captain's log, supplemental. The Enterprise has left the Exeter and moved into close planet orbit. Although it appears the infection may strand us here the rest of our lives, I face an even more difficult problem. A growing belief that Captain Tracey has been interfering with the evolution of life on this planet. It seems impossible. A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Episode characters[edit | edit source]

Carter (Doctor)David GallowayBill HadleyJames T. KirkRyan LeslieLiyangLeonard McCoySirah (Yang)SpockHikaru SuluRonald TraceyNyota UhuraVinciCloud WilliamWu (Omegan)unnamed 2260s USS Enterprise personnel (USS Enterprise personnel) • unnamed USS Exeter personnel (USS Exeter personnel)

Novelization characters[edit | edit source]

Carter (Doctor)James T. KirkLiyangLeonard McCoyPhil RaintreeSirah (Yang)SpockHikaru SuluRonald TracyNyota UhuraCloud WilliamWu (Omegan)
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Lucifer

View-Master adaptation characters[edit | edit source]

Carter (Doctor)James T. KirkLiyangLeonard McCoyPhil RaintreeSirah (Yang)SpockHikaru SuluRonald TracyNyota UhuraCloud William

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • USS Exeter (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)
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Federation shuttlecraft (shuttlecraft)

Locations[edit | edit source]

System 5-419 (Omega IV)
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ShanghaiStarbase 14Tokyo

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanOmega IV native (KohmYang) • Vulcan

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

communicationscommunicatorcomputerelectron microscopeenginejavelinknifelancelibrary computermicrotapephaserreserve belt packsradiosensorship's logspearstardatestarshipswordtechnologytransporterviewscreenweapon

Materials and substances[edit | edit source]

atmospherebloodcalciumcarbonchemicalgasnitrogenoxygenphosphorouspotassiumwater

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

FederationStarfleetUnited States of AmericaUnited States Navy

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captainchiefcommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctorFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerguardlieutenantlieutenant commanderofficerrankscientistscience officersecurity guardtitle

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16th century1990s20th century21st centuryaircraft carrieranatomyanimalsantibodyantelopeantimatterarmatomic bombatmosphereaxebacteriological warfarebeambloodbootbridgecaptain's logcenturycitycivilizationclothingcommon coldcommunistConstitution of the United States of AmericacrewcrossbowdemondevildiseaseduelEarthengineeringEnglish languageevolutionexecution blockextrasensory perceptionFederation membersfingerfive-year missionfountain of youthfreedomGeneral OrdersGodgovernmentgravityguardhangar deckheartheavenHoly Biblehonor guardhourhumanoidlaboratorylanding partylanguagelifeformlogicmattermemorymeterminutemonthnation-statenuclear warOld WestorbitpantsparleyPledge of AllegiancePrime Directiveprison cellquadrantrabbitraces and culturesreligionscientistslaverysorceryspacesporestarStarfleet General Orders and RegulationsStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)transporter roomtrial by combattribetricordertunicuniformuniversevirusVulcan nerve pinchwarweaponyearyellow alert

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Adaptation information[edit | edit source]

  • View-Master published an adaptation of this episode in 1968 which included 21 3-D slides and an accompanying 16-page, illustrated short story booklet.
  • The term "Mereks" was used instead of "Yangs" to describe the population analogous to Americans on Omega IV. The trial scene took place in the "Men's House".
  • Omega IV was located in System 5-419. Exeter was said to have been commissioned the same year as the Enterprise. Transporters were stated as having been developed in the early 21st century and had a range of 16,000 miles.
  • Phil Raintree replaced David Galloway, as in the novelization, and Raintree's death was featured in an illustration. However, the View-Master slides photographed during the production of the episode would have shown David Galloway in the story rather than Raintree.
  • Tracey asked Hikaru Sulu to report the landing party's condition to Starbase 14, and pointed out that if the situation became helpless, Sulu might have to abandon them.
  • Liyang was not named, but did appear in an illustration as Cloud William's executioner.
  • As in the novelization, Tracey was spelled Tracy.

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Timeline[edit | edit source]

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Assignment: Earth
Previous episode:
By Any Other Name
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The Ultimate Computer
Previous story:
A Private Little War
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Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Assignment: Earth


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