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"The Way to Eden" was the 75th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 20th episode of the show's third and final season, first aired on 21 February 1969. The episode was written by Michael Richards & Arthur Heinemann, directed by David Alexander and novelized in Star Trek 5 by James Blish. A remastered version of this episode was aired in syndication, premiering on 14 June 2008.



Episode characters

AdamClifford Brent[1]Christine ChapelPavel ChekovIrina GalliulinBill HadleyJames T. KirkRoger LemliMavig (blonde)Mavig (brunette)Leonard McCoyElizabeth PalmerTongo RadMontgomery ScottRota SevrinSpockHikaru Sulu
The blonde hippie is identified as Mavig in the Rittenhouse autograph cards. The brunette hippie is identified as Mavig in the novelization.

Novelization characters

AdamChristine ChapelPavel ChekovIrina GalliulinJames T. KirkMavig (brunette)Leonard McCoyTongo RadMontgomery ScottTon SevrinSpockHikaru Sulu

Starships and vehicles

AuroraUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Galileo II



Races and cultures


Science and classification

Technology and weapons


Materials and substances


States and organizations


Ranks and titles

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

Other references

anatomyarmbootclothingFederation membersfingerfive-year missiongovernmenthumanoidlanguagelifeformlogicmattermemorynation-stateorbitpantsquadrantraces and culturesrankspacestarstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2260s)technologytitletunicuniformuniverseweaponHerbert


Related media


Video releases


Adaptation images

Episode images



published order
Previous episode:
The Cloud Minders
TOS episode produced Next episode:
Requiem for Methuselah
Previous episode:
Requiem for Methuselah
TOS episode aired Next episode:
The Cloud Minders
Previous story:
Requiem for Methuselah
Star Trek 5
Next story:
last story
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Sleeping God
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Quick and the Dead
Previous Adventure:
The Cloud Minders
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Requiem for Methuselah

External links

  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.