Captain Kirk has seen it all. He’s survived the Klingons, the Romulans, feral children, that burnt-lasagna-looking rock creature, a guy in a giant lizard suit… You name it, he’s given it a swift, instantly debilitating karate chop to the neck.
But there was one menace that was just too much for him. One unstoppable, malevolent force that led to his tragic defeat. Thank goodness this newly discovered final episode never aired, or today we wouldn’t have Star Trek V: The Final Frontier available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
And now, a glimpse at Gene Roddenberry’s original, atypically dark series finale: