STAR TREK Asks, “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”

Television Series: Star Trek
Episode #10: “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”
USA Airdate: October 20, 1966 (#7)
Written By: Robert Bloch
Music Composed By: Fred Steiner
Directed By: James Goldstone
Running Time: 50 Minutes


Sherry Jackson is Andrea and Majel Barrett is Nurse Christine Chapel in STAR TREK: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" (Desilu, 1966)

Sherry Jackson is Andrea and Majel Barrett is Nurse Christine Chapel in STAR TREK: “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” (Desilu, 1966)

Rapid Reviewpoints

Story: 7 (out of 10)
Performances: 8
Visual Style: 7
Music: 10
Overall: 8
Verdict: Must See
Comments: This is one of those Star Trek episodes that feels like it could have been something more, if only there had been time for another rewrite or two. As it stands, “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” is a rare showcase for Nurse Christine Chapel (Majel Barrett), and it hints at the beginnings of interesting questions about the nature of artificial life.


Redshirts Alert

“What Are Little Girls Made Of?” features the first two “redshirt” deaths when Ruk (Ted Cassidy) kills security officers Matthews (Vince Deadrick) and Rayburn (Budd Albright).