For all intents and purposes the question that I pose is simple and to the point. Including McCoy as 1, how many people from the Enterprise beamed down to the alien planet.

  • There was already an away team examining the Guardian portal when McCoy beamed down, wasn't there? A scientist and half a dozen red shirts, as I recall. – Zeiss Ikon Mar 5 '18 at 14:43


As seen in the below image, there are 2 redshirts, Scotty, Uhura, Kirk, McCoy and Spock.

These are the ones specifically from the Enterprise.

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  • Poor Sulu left all alone on the bridge! (Chekov hadn't joined yet). – Thunderforge Mar 5 '18 at 14:50
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    @Thunderforge - I was about to ask about Chekhov, but remembered COTEOF was first season. No Chekhov yet. – JohnP Mar 5 '18 at 14:51

Kirk, Spock, Scott, Uhura, two security guards and Dr. McCoy.

According to the 'script only the party of 6 beamed down, after McCoy.

CHIEF [OC]: Captain, Doctor McCoy has beamed himself down to the planet.
SPOCK: And the transporter at that time, Captain, was focused on the centre of the time disturbance.
KIRK: So whatever's down there, McCoy is in the heart of it. Set up a landing party. Let's go get him. Kirk out.

[Planet surface]

(The landing party is Kirk, Spock, Scott, Uhura and two security guards. Among remains of fluted columns and fragments of Greek-style buildings is an irregular dough-nut shaped object with lights in it.)
City on the Edge of Forever 'script - Chakoteya

Memory Alpha identifies one of the security guards as Galloway, but in the 'script Galloway is last mentioned shortly before the party beams down, it was him who found the unconscious transport officer.

[Transporter room]
GALLOWAY: Security 054, sir. We just found the transport chief injured.
City on the Edge of Forever 'script - Chakoteya

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  • Just a note: Chakoteya is a transcript, not a script. – JohnP Mar 5 '18 at 20:51
  • @JohnP subtle changes make all the difference ;) – Edlothiad Mar 5 '18 at 21:27

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