79 – Turnabout Intruder

Grade: D+

Turnabout Intruder (1969) on IMDb


Kirk’s former love interest is insanely jealous that he is a Starfleet captain. She arranges to switch bodies with him while nobody else is around, using a piece of alien technology. Then she beams aboard the Enterprise in Kirk’s body and takes control over the ship.


I think one reason they must have had to cancel this series was that they couldn’t possibly have had more former lovers for Kirk. This was a horrible way to end the series. Bad effects, bad story, lame script – this episode has it all. The character in the episode couldn’t possibly hope to get away with this, could she? I mean, wouldn’t someone find out eventually that she wasn’t Kirk?