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Space Seed
Khan and Marla
Series: The Original Series
Story by: Carey Wilber
Teleplay by: Gene L. Coon & Carey Wilber
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Novelization in: Star Trek 2 by James Blish
Production information
Episode no.: 1x24
Production no.: 6149-24
First aired: 16 February 1967
Date: 2267
Stardate: 3141.9


On stardate 3141.9, the USS Enterprise comes across a ship floating in space. It is found that it is the SS Botany Bay, a ship lost during the end of the Eugenics Wars in the late 1990s. When the crew discover this vessel, historian Lt. Marla McGivers, Captain Kirk, Scotty, and Dr. McCoy all beam aboard to see who is still alive.



Robert AbramsAdamskiBobbyClifford BrentHadleyHarrisonJoaquinKatiJames T. KirkJohn KyleEd LeslieLeonard McCoyMarla McGiversPaulMontgomery ScottSibahl Khan NoonienSpinelliSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
Alexander the GreatAugustusNapoléon BonaparteLeif EricsonFlaviusLuciferJohn MiltonKing Richard the Lion HeartWilliam of OccamMcPhersonLingRodriguez

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • SS Botany Bay (DY-100-class)


EarthTau Ceti systemSol systemAustraliaStarbase 12Alpha CentauriRomeAsiaMiddle East

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Star Ship Command


anesthesiaMorse codeEugenics WarsCZ-100 classEnglishWorld War IIISikhEuropeanLatinOrientalDark AgesoxBotany Bay Colonizing ExpeditionAlpha Centauri ExpeditiontantalumsheepphaserScotsman


Related storiesEdit

Media featuring Khan Noonien Singh
Episodes/Movies Space SeedThe Wrath of KhanInto Darkness
Novels Space SeedThe Wrath of KhanThe Eugenics Wars (The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (12) • To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh) • Seeds of Dissent
Comics The Wrath of Khan (123) • Khan: Ruling in Hell (The First Six Months234) • Khan (12)


published order
Previous episode:
A Taste of Armageddon
TOS episode produced Next episode:
This Side of Paradise
Previous episode:
The Return of the Archons
TOS episode aired Next episode:
A Taste of Armageddon
Previous story:
The City on the Edge of Forever
Star Trek 2
Next story:
final story
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
A Taste of Armageddon
Pocket Next Adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Chapters 3-6
Previous Adventure:
A Taste of Armageddon
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
This Side of Paradise


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