Thursday, November 10, 2016
"Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver" airs 1966
"The Corbomite Maneuver" the tenth episode (although the third one produced) of Season 1 of Star Trek (the original series) aired November 10, 1966. Clint Howard, brother of Ron Howard, made an appearance as the diminuitive Balok, an alien show threatens to destroy the Enterprise.
But doesn't. He was just jerking their chain. Kirk makes up a substance known as "corbomite" to bluff their way out of the situation, but Balok, whether he buys it or not, invites the crew over for some 'tranya' and social intercourse.