Bonk-Bonk on the Head If You Dislike STAR TREK: “Miri”

Television Series: Star Trek
Episode #12: “Miri”
USA Airdate: October 27, 1966 (#8)
Written By: Adrian Spies
Music Composed By: Alexander Courage
Directed By: Vincent McEveety
Running Time: 50 Minutes


Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Rand (Grace Lee Whitney), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and Kirk (William Shatner) attempt to comfort an infected grup in STAR TREK: "Miri" (Desilu, 1966)

Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Rand (Grace Lee Whitney), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and Kirk (William Shatner) attempt to comfort an infected grup in STAR TREK: “Miri” (Desilu, 1966)

Rapid Reviewpoints

Story: 9 (out of 10)
Performances: 10
Visual Style: 10
Music: 10
Overall: 10
Verdict: Must See
Comments: Though the logic of the episode cannot hold up under close scrutiny, “Miri” turns out to be– Blah, blah, blah. Don’t listen to a grup. Watch, watch, watch “Miri” or bonk-bonk on the head! This isn’t a foolie!


Fun Trivia

  • Taking place on “another Earth,” the planetary portions of this episode were shot on the Desilu backlot–which also doubled as Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Several of the Onlies were played by the children of Star Trek cast and crew members, including those of William Shatner, Grace Lee Whitney, and Gene Roddenberry.
Kirk (William Shatner) holds one of the Onlies (Lisabeth Shatner) in STAR TREK: "Miri" (Desilu, 1966)

Kirk (William Shatner) holds one of the Onlies (Lisabeth Shatner) in STAR TREK: “Miri” (Desilu, 1966)