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The Savage Curtain
Series: The Original Series
Story by: Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay by: Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann
Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
Novelization in: Star Trek 6 by James Blish
Production information
Episode no.: 3x22
Production no.: 6149-77
First aired: 7 March 1969
Date: 2269
Stardate: 5906.4

"The Savage Curtain" was the 77th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 22nd episode of the show's third and final season, first aired on 7 March 1969. The episode was written by Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann, directed by Herschel Daugherty and novelized in Star Trek 6 by James Blish.


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Pavel ChekovDickersonPhillip GreenHadleyKahless the UnforgettableGenghis KhanJames T. KirkRoger LemliAbraham LincolnLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottRobert the BruceSpockHikaru SuluSurakNyota UhuraYarnekZoraunnamed Excalbiansunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel (USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel)

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


Excalbia II (Excalbia system, the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrants)

Shipboard areasEdit

USS Enterprise 
bridgetransporter room

Races and culturesEdit


Technology and weaponsEdit

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Materials and substancesEdit


States and organizationsEdit


Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctorengineerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderhelmsmanmedical practitionernavigatorofficerscientistscience officersecond officerweapons officertactical officer

Other referencesEdit

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years prior to 2268
  • Surak unites the Vulcans. (prior to episode/novelization)
  • Kahless unites the Klingons. (prior to episode/novelization)
  • Lincoln becomes a hero of the 19th century. (prior to episode/novelization)
stardate 5906.4, 2269 (2260s chronology, 2264–2270 Enterprise voyages
Enterprise travels to Excalbia.


Related storiesEdit

The Excalbians later appeared in:

Colonel Green later appeared in:

Kahless the Unforgettable later appeared in:



published order
Previous episode:
Requiem for Methuselah
TOS episode produced Next episode:
All Our Yesterdays
Previous episode:
The Cloud Minders
TOS episode aired Next episode:
All Our Yesterdays
Previous story:
first story
Star Trek 6
Next story:
The Lights of Zetar
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Requiem for Methuselah
Pocket Next Adventure:
All Our Yesterdays
Previous Adventure:
Requiem for Methuselah
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
All Our Yesterdays

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