Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonis? (1967)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Space Adventure  |   Run Time - 51 min.  |  
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Greek mythology collides with the future in Who Mourns for Adonis?, an episode from the second season of the popular science fiction series. Traveling through distant space, the Enterprise is trapped by a mysterious force field that appears in the shape of a gigantic human hand. Seeking an explanation for this phenomenon, Kirk leads an expedition to explore a nearby planet, and they encounter a powerful creature who claims to be the ancient god Apollo. After demonstrating his immense power, Apollo orders Kirk and the others to bow down in worship. Outmatched in terms of brute force, the captain and his crew must discover a way to outwit Apollo or else remain trapped forever.

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aging, alien [not human], exploration, space, space-exploration