"Bem"Animated Series episode #18. Written by David Gerrold. Directed by Hal Sutherland. Stardate 7403.6. First aired in 1974. On a series of exploratory missions with Commander Ari bn Bem, a representative from the newly contacted planet Pandro, the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a planet of primitive natives under the guardianship of a noncorporeal being. GUEST CAST: James Doohan as Arex, Lieutenant and Bem, Commander Ari bn; Nichelle Nichols as voice of Delta Theta III entity. SEE: Bem, Commander Ari bn; Brownian movement; communicator; Delta Theta III entity; Delta Theta III; eggling; Garo VII system; Loch Ness Monster; Kirk, James T.; monitoring device; Pandro; Pandronians; phaser type-2; phaser type-3; pre-industrial aborigine; Scott, Montgomery; Spock; Sulu, Hikaru; Uhura.

Bem, Commander Ari bn. Commander Ari bn Bem, the Pandronian independent observer to the Federation.

Brownian movement. Arex informs Kirk that the anomaly has only Brownian movement.

communicator. Underwater Bem exchanges Kirk and Spock's communicators and phasers for non-working devices.

Delta Theta III entity. The landing party make contact with the Delta Theta III entity.

Delta Theta III. The Enterprise arrives in orbit over Delta Theta III.

eggling. Back on the Enterprise at the end of the mission Bem admits he is still only an eggling.

Garo VII system. On its way to Delta Theta III the Captain's log states that the independent observer, Bem, is from the planet Pandro in the Garo VII system.

Loch Ness Monster. Scott back on the Enterprise trying to contact the landing party states that the Loch Ness monster could not get through the Delta Theta III entity.

Kirk, James T.. Kirk identifying himself to the Delta Theta III entity states that his name is James Tiberius Kirk.

monitoring device. In the briefing room the landing party have the monitoring devices that they will take with them to the planet.

Pandro. Bem in captivity says that if he is not rescued Planet Pandro will be displeased with Kirk.

Pandronians. When Bem escapes from his cage he reveals he is a colony creature.

phaser type-1. The initial landing party are equipped with phaser type-1's.

phaser type-2. Scott orders that the rescue landing party should be equipped with phaser rifles, actually phaser type-2's.

pre-industrial aborigine. Trying to rescue Bem at night Kirk and Spock are confronted by the pre-industrial aborigines.

Scott, Montgomery. Scott orders that that the rescue landing party be equipped with phase rifles.

Spock. Spock piggybacks two communicators so that Kirk can communicate with the Delta Theta III entity.

Sulu, Hikaru. Kirk orders Sulu and Scott to stay with the monitoring devices.

Uhura. Uhura, in temporary command, orders Scott and Sulu to beam up as contact with Kirk and Spock has been lost.

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