In what Star Trek episode did aliens assume human form and say something abut feeling a corporeal body again: "to feel the blood flow", "to feel the heart beat and lungs full of air" etc. (or something like that!)


This is from the original Star Trek, Season 2, episode 20; "Return To Tomorrow"

An alien (known as Sargon) inhabits Captain Kirk's body

SPOCK: And if he refuses, Doctor, what do you propose to do with your phaser? That is still Jim's body.

(Kirk convulses briefly, and the sphere has dimmed a lot.)

KIRK: Lungs filled with air again. To see again. Heart pumping, arteries surging with blood again. A half a million years. To be again. Your captain has an excellent body, Doctor McCoy. I compliment you both on the condition in which you maintained it.

SPOCK: What are your plans for it? Can you exchange places again when you wish?

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    Nice, I was just about to start watching ENT: The crossing to see if it could be a match. – Rev1.0 Sep 6 '14 at 16:04
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    @Rev1.0: if the answer has saved you from watching Enterprise, it’s done some good. – Paul D. Waite Sep 6 '14 at 20:11
  • Ha, thanks for posting this fine example of the Shatnerian School of Acting. :) – RobertF Apr 14 '16 at 1:23
  • @RobertF - No-one ever accused Shatner of being a good actor. He's enjoyable to watch but that's not quite the same thing. – Valorum Apr 14 '16 at 5:50

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