8 – Miri

Grade: D

(1966) on IMDb


The Enterprise receives an SOS message from a planet that is identical to Earth in every way. After the landing party arrives, they find a planet filled only with children. The adults died of some disease, and the children have apparently developed immunity to the disease.


This episode starts out OK, really, but it doesn’t really turn out to be all that interesting. In fact, after the initial mystery is solved, it gets pretty boring. I think it’s because it takes so long for the story to develop. There is also very little character development, the writing is terrible, and overall, there really isn’t much of a reason to see this episode.

About 25 or 30 minutes into the episode, it starts to get really bad. One of the kids takes all the communicators, and that’s when it gets bad. The acting starts to become melodramatic, and the story is just awful. I just don’t like this one.

Of Note

Toward the beginning of the episode, Kirk says they are hundreds of light years from earth, in the distant reaches of the galaxy. Seems like a silly thing to say, since the Milky Way is over 100,000 light years across.