Kirk Confronts Loyalty vs. Responsibility in STAR TREK: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

Television Series: Star Trek
Episode #2-B: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”
USA Airdate: September 22, 1966 (#3)
Written By: Samuel A. Peeples
Music Composed By: Alexander Courage
Directed By: James Goldstone
Running Time: 50 Minutes


Leonard Nimoy is Mr. Spock and William Shatner is Captain James Kirk in STAR TREK: "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1965, Desilu)

Leonard Nimoy is Mr. Spock and William Shatner is Captain James Kirk in STAR TREK: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” (1965, Desilu)

Rapid Reviewpoints

Story: 10 (out of 10)
Performances: 9
Visual Style: 10
Music: 10
Overall: 10
Verdict: Must See
Comments: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” is a powerful, action-packed episode where Captain Kirk must choose between loyalty to his friend and responsibility for his crew. After rejecting the first pilot, NBC finally signed aboard to launch the Star Trek series based upon the strength of the pilot version of this episode.


Fun Trivia

Despite its title, “Where No Man Has Gone Before” is the only episode in the regular run of the Star Trek series that does not include William Shatner’s famous “To boldly go…” voice-over during the opening credits.

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