Presented here are deleted scenes from various episodes. The most
common reason for deleting a scene is that it causes the episode to run
long, but other reasons may include the scene changes the pace of the
episode or that the scene isn’t necessary to advance
the storyline. It is interesting to see what was cut, and then form one's own opinion
as to the correctness of the decisions.
Below are portions
from actual script
drafts placed before and after the deleted scenes are and are for reference as to where the cut scene would have been
in the episode. The text is formatted to look as it would in an actual
A large recreation room set was built for this unused scene but was
later used in the episode And the Children Shall Lead and
again in the episode
Is There in Truth No Beauty?According to the slates, the first scene presented below was filmed on Monday, June 19,
1968. Another slate shown near the end of this script excerpt shows Elaan’s quarters dated June 5, which was shot five days earlier. Shooting out of sequence
is typical of television and motion picture production. For instance all of Elaan's quarters scenes are filmed one day, then all of the recreational room scenes on another day, etc.
Elaan of Troyius
scripts deleted footage begins with
INT. RECREATION ROOM. The scene opens
with a dolly move across a sun bather.
You can see her head to the right of
Shatner. Later in the script there is
a note to Irving Feinberg, the propmaster,
to provide real food. Towards the end
the script follows what was televised
with the exception of Elaan's comment
on the music.
Rev. script 5/27/68 STAR TREK "Elaan
Bones, how long will it take to get him back on his feet?
Be a few days at least, maybe a week.
Here you put me, Captain. Here I will stay.
I have nothing further to say to you.
Petri turns his face to the wall. Kirk looks at McCoy, shrugs helplessly,
goes out. Uhura and McCoy follow him.
INT. CORRIDOR - MOVING SHOT
Kirk is furious.
I don't know what to do with him, Jim He's as bad as she is.
They're all pig-headed stubborn. And they just plain hate each other.
You got to admit he's got a better reason to hate. Can't you
explain to the High Commissioner that it's just...
High Commissioners don't accept explanations -- only results.
How do you handle a woman like that?
You just stay away from her. There's no way --
They are passing a set of double doors
marked "Recreation Room".
Strange and haunting MUSIC comes out as a Crewman exits.
Except, Captain -- Everybody knows the old saying that
music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.
It might be worth a try.
INT. RECREATION ROOM
It resemble a psychedelic arboretum. The curve of the ship's bulkheads
can be seen beyond the tops of trees. Flowers of all kinds flourish.
A fountain sparkles in a lawn of pink grass. Members of the crew
sit on benches and flat rocks, talking or playing three-dimensional
chess. A group exercises. (TUMBLERS) Spock sits alone with the
Vulcan lyre on his lap. The lyre has two sets of strings, the bass
at a 45° angle to the Vertical treble. Spock plays another
What's that music your 're playing?
That was a simple scale. I was merely tuning the instrument.
But you can play tunes on the contraption?
I took second prize in the all Vulcan music competition.
Second prize. Who took first prize, Spock?
Can you play a love song?
A mating song. In ancient times, the Vulcan lyre was used to
stimulate the fury of the mating time.
We'll need some stimulation -- very fast. The Federation High Commissioner's
on his way to Troyius expecting to attend a wedding.
I would say the chances of a happy union are somewhat
diminished by the Dohlman's recent action.
Since she's knifed her teacher, what are you going to do about training
the Dohlman in Troyian etiquette?
Appoint a teacher to take his place.
Certainly not. Logic dictates that the Dohlman will only
accept the person of highest rank aboard this vessel.
They all look at Kirk.
(take a deep breath)
Spock give me two minutes and then pipe that music of yours into
the Dohlman's quarters.
He exits. Spock looks after him, surprised.
If you're going to serenade that one, you'd better put some real
emotion into it.
Doctor, emotion has no part in music. The vibrations are a precise mathematical formula which --
Spock - just play.
Spock starts to play again. Uhura
Mr. Spock, that music really gets to you.
Yes, I find it relaxing.
Relaxing? It's... I don't know what to call it -- but
relaxing's not the word.
Most interesting. I suppose it works differently on
non-Vulcan nervous systems.
I'd certainly like to learn how to play that.
I'd be glad to give you the theory. The mathematics are somewhat
complex. To my knowledge, no non-Vulcan has eve mastered the skill.
You see, we Vulcans have natural rhythm.
Uhura looks impressed.
INT. ELAAN'S QUARTERS - CLOSE ON ELAAN
as she eats from a sumptuous table.
(Real food, Irving.)
Her table manners put Henry the Eighth to shame.
So, Ambassador Petri will recover. That is too bad.
CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL Kirk sitting
He is appalled by her manner of eating, but say nothing
about that, yet. She throws a chicken leg behind her and
takes a swig of wine from a bottle.
You've delivered your message, you have my leave to go.
I'd like nothing better, your Glory...but your impetuous nature has...
The Troyian pig was in my quarters without permission. Therefore I stabbed him.
Just to Troyian would have been enough.
You Elasians pride yourselves on being a warrior people. You must understand discipline... be able to give and follow orders. My orders are to take you to Troyius to be married and to see that you're trained in Troyian customs.
Troyians disgust me. Any contact with them makes me feel soiled.
It's been my experience that the prejudices people have about each other disappear once they get to know each other.
He reacts as the SOUND of the Vulcan
music starts filtering in.
It is not my experience.
In any case we are still faced with a problem. Your indoctrination pertaining to the customs and manners of the Troyians.
I have eliminated the problem.
You eliminated the teacher. The problem remains the same...
And how do we solve it?
With a new teacher.
She caresses her dagger as she stares at him. The Vulcan music becomes