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.
Paroramic scene of Bridge
from "The Lorelei Signal" (195KB jpeg) NEW!
- 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
- A VHS video tape containing "The Lorelei Signal"
and "The Survivor" is available for purchase from
amazon.com, 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".