Some classic Star Trek now, and the first episode here is Catspaw. Scotty, Sulu and an anonymous crewman have beamed down to a planet, but failed to check in. Then, one of them (the anonymous one of course) beams back on board, dead. A voice emerges, telling Kirk there’s a curse on his ship and he must leave.
Wow, Chekov’s hair is a bit unruly.
Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down, and they meet three witches. Oh good, it’s magical aliens projecting antiquated visions.
There’s even a bald magician with a magic wand and a black cat called Korob.
And a woman with big hair called Sylvia.
She does some voodoo with a minature Enterprise.
Kirk seems to be trying to resolve the situation by snogging Sylvia.
And when he finally destroys the source of their power, their true form is revealed.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 5th May 1993 – 18:00
Before the next episode, there’s the end of Rugby Special. a trail for Cricket, and one for The Real McCoy.
Next it’s I, Mudd. A new crewmember messes with the engine to bring the Enterprise to a planet, where Kirk meets an old adversary, Harry Mudd.
It’s a planet populated by human looking androids, all logical, so naturally, they are defeated by humans acting illogically. This is how I believed computers worked for the first 12 years of my life. But I’m glad this doesn’t happen to my computer when I enter illogical data.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 12th May 1993 – 18:00
Before the next episode there’s the end of Horizon. There’s a trailer for Shoestring (a repeat series or a one-off for the Crime and Punishment series) and one for Gunsmoke.
Then, another episode of Star Trek, Metamorphosis. On a shuttle to deliver a critically ill federation commissioner to the Enterprise, they are pulled off course by an energy field and marooned on a planet.
They’re greeted by another human, who has been stranded there for years. He’s Zefrem Cochrane, the pioneer of warp drive, and he’s been rejuvenated by an energy being on the planet he calls The Companion.
The Companion is what’s keeping the shuttle there, so Kirk has to try and stop it affecting the ship.
In the end, the Companion merges with the terminally ill commissioner, saving her life, and giving the Companion a way to live on the planet.
BBC Genome: BBC Two – 26th May 1993 – 18:00
After this, recording continues with a trailer for The Comic Strip Presents: Jealousy featuring a cross-dressing Peter Capaldi.
There’s also a trailer for The O Zone.
The tape then continues with a bit of Gunsmoke until the tape ends.