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The Girls of Star Trek

Leila Kalomi

Jill Ireland

Leila Kalomi
TOS Computer
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TOS Transporter
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TOS Suspense
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Leila Kalomi

Jill Ireland

This Side of Paradise

Star Date Panel



Leila Kalomi

Image Prior to Restoration





The USS Enterprise, led by Captain Kirk, First Officer Spock, and Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy, is directed to a Federation colony on Omicron Ceti III[3]. Upon arrival, they are surprised to find the colonists alive and well, despite the planet's exposure to deadly Berthold rays[3]. Elias Sandoval, the colony leader, and Leila Kalomi, a botanist who once loved Spock, welcome the crew[3]. The colonists appear healthy, and Kirk insists on their evacuation due to the Berthold rays, but Sandoval resists[3].

Kalomi takes Spock to a field of peculiar flowers, which release spores that affect the crew, causing them to disregard their duties and experience perfect health[3]. Only Kirk remains unaffected and returns to the ship, where he discovers that Lt. Uhura has disrupted communication with Starfleet[3]. Eventually, Kirk is also exposed to the spores but overcomes their effects by experiencing violent emotions, which destroy the spores[3].

Kirk lures Spock back to the Enterprise and provokes him into attacking, which frees Spock from the spores' influence[3]. Kalomi's heartbreak upon finding Spock unaffected also liberates her from the spores[3]. Kirk and Spock use an irritating subsonic frequency to trigger fights among the colonists and crew, cleansing them of the spores[3]. Sandoval finally agrees to evacuate the colony[3].

As the Enterprise departs with the colonists, Kirk asks Spock about his time on the planet, and Spock admits that it was the first time he felt happiness[3].

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