Star Trek: The Original Series/The Conscience of the King

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The Conscience of the King
Season 1, Episode 13
Airdate December 8, 1966
Production Number 6149-13
Written by Barry Trivers
Directed by Gerd Oswald
Produced by Gene L. Coon
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The Conscience of the King is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Star Trek.

Starring: William Shatner (Capt. James T. Kirk)

Also Starring: Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock)

Guest Star: Arnold Moss (Karidian)

Also Starring: Barbara Anderson (Lenore)

Featuring: DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), Grace Lee Whitney Yeoman Rand)

Additional Cast: Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), William Sargent (Dr. Leighton), Natalie Norwick (Martha Leighton), David Troy (Larry Matson), Karl Bruck (King Duncan), Marc Adams (Hamlet)

and Bruce Hyde (Kevin Riley)


Plot Overview

Kirk investigates the eerie similarity between an actor in a traveling Shakespearean troupe and Kodos the Executioner, a mass murderer believed dead, and he invites the troupe onto the Enterprise to confirm his suspicions.


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