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"The Lorelei Signal"

Episode 4

Written by: Margaret Armen

Directed by: Hal Sutherland

Airdate: Sept. 29, 1973

Stardate: 5483.7

Investigating a sector of space where starships have disappeared every 27 years, the U.S.S. Enterprise finds a race of beautiful women who survive by drawing the energy from the male members of the ships that they have lured to their planet.

Voice Credits:

Regular Characters:
Captain Kirk William Shatner
Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr. McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Lieutenent Sulu George Takei
Lieutenent Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Nurse Chapel Majel Barrett
Lieutenent Arex James Doohan

Guest Characters:
Theela Majel Barrett
Dara Nichelle Nichols
Computer Voice Nichelle Nichols
Security Officer Davison Nichelle Nichols
Security Officer Carver James Doohan


Paroramic scene of Bridge
from "The Lorelei Signal" (195KB jpeg)


  • In this episode Uhura assumed command of the ship when all the men aboard the Enterprise become distracted by the telepathic signal sent by the women of Taurus II.
  • In her 1994 autobiography, "Beyond Uhura - STAR TREK and Other Memories", Nichelle Nichols states that she remembered the Animated STAR TREK series fondly and was particularly enamoured of this episode chiefly because in it Uhura had a large and important role.
  • Lorelei was a Rhine River water nymph whose siren song drew sailors to crash upon the rocks from the story "Lore Lay" written by Klemens Brentano, which was later turned into a poem by Heinrich Heine.
  • There was a visual error in this episode: when Chapel beamed down to Taurus II, she was wearing a red uniform. (Picture showing this error, 51KB jpeg).
  • The planet Taurus II was the same planet that the Galileo Shuttlecraft crashed landed on in the original series episode "The Galileo Seven."
  • This episode's author, Margaret Armen also wrote another Animated STAR TREK episode "The Ambergris Element". She also wrote script's for the original STAR TREK episodes "The Gamesters of Triskelion", "The Paradise Syndrome" and "The Cloud Minders."
  • This idea of a race of females luring males to their planet for a nefarious purpose, was used again in the March 1997 STAR TREK: Voyager episode "Favorite Son".
  • A VHS video tape containing "The Lorelei Signal" and "The Survivor" is available for purchase from, the online bookseller.
  • "The Lorelei Signal" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Two published by Ballantine Books in September 1974. Also novelized in the book was "The Infinite Vulcan" and "The Survivor".


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