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Original Series Aliens To Appear in 'Observer Effect'?

By Michelle
December 20, 2004 - 7:58 PM

See Also: 'Observer Effect' Episode Guide

Will the ominous-sounding aliens in the upcoming episode "Observer Effect" prove to be the same species that, years later, force the Klingons and the Federation into a begrudging peace?

A report at TrekWeb claims that the noncorporeal aliens who study the crew while a virus threatens the ship are the Organians, the aliens from the original series episode "Errand of Mercy" who take on the appearance of simple, backward humanoids when Kirk and Spock come into conflict with the Klingon commander Kor. In order to end the conflict, the Organians make it impossible for the Starfleet or Klingon officers to handle their weapons, revealing themselves to be powerful and elusive beings and forcing a peace treaty upon the two warring cultures.

"Observer Effect" is written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, longtime novelists who have added on to original series history and collaborated with William Shatner on his Kirk novels. It is unknown whether the Enterprise crew will ever discover the true nature of the aliens, since Kirk and Spock were evidently unfamiliar with the Organians when they arrived at their planet. As previously reported in the show's production details, "Observer Effect" features no guest cast members, for the noncorporeal beings take over the bodies of different crewmembers and impact their actions.

This information has not been confirmed by Paramount, and a few weeks ago the Reeves-Stevenses said that they were pleased at the lack of spoilers about the episode (story). Please treat the report as rumour until it is confirmed by an official source.

The original story is at TrekWeb.

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