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"The Terratin Incident"

Episode 11

Written by: Paul Schneider

Directed by: Hal Sutherland

Airdate: Nov. 17, 1973

Stardate: 5577.3

While exploring a burnt-out supernova, the U.S.S. Enterprise finds a miniature city called Terratin, and soon discover that it is a lost Earth colony that has mutated because of the supernova's radiation and that the Enterprise crew is beginning to shrink also.

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:
Mendent of Terratin James Doohan
Gabler James Doohan
Mess Officer Briel Nichelle Nichols



  • There was a visual error in this episode: in one scene the bridge elevator doors were gray.
  • In this episode we learned that a crew of humans just larger than one centimeter in height could still operate the Enterprise.
  • This episode's author, Paul Schneider, previously had written two episodes of the Original STAR TREK series, "Balance of Terror" and "The Squire of Gothos."
  • There was an error in this episode. After becoming smaller, Lieutenant Arex mentions that his eyes no longer reach his station's opticals, but the navigator station has no opticals.
  • This idea of some of the crew being miniaturized by some scientific phenomena, was used again in the February 1998 STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine episode "One Little Ship".
  • A VHS video tape containing "The Terratin Incident" and "The Jihad" is available for purchase from, the online bookseller.
  • "The Terratin Incident" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Four published by Ballantine Books in March 1975. Also novelized in the book was "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and w"The Time Trap".


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