Captain's log, star date 5141.3 – The Enterprise has assumed orbit around the fourth planet orbiting Star 51 in the constellation of Pegasus, which we have come to name "Equus Major"; and is the brightest star in the constellation.

Initial scans of the planet have revealed some startling results, according to Science Officer Spock. He has called me to the Bridge, where he is to deliver his report.

The turbo lift carrying Captain Kirk came to a stop. He then turned the grip handle to open the turbo lift doors. They swooshed open to reveal the Enterprise's Bridge. The usual sounds of the Bridge's instrumentation flooded Captain Kirk's ears. The sounds soothed him somehow. He had been feeling a little tense as of late; and welcomed any opportunities to be on the Bridge, which came to be his home away from home.

He immediately went to Mr. Spock's science station where the tall Vulcan was busy manning his surface scanners, gathering data on the planet they were now orbiting. Spock was so caught up in his work that he hadn't even noticed Kirk's approach.

"Report, Mr. Spock!" Kirk said with a certain amount of firmness in his voice.

This forced Spock to look away from his instrumentation in order to face his Captain. If anything, Spock was the most "by the book" of any officer on The Enterprise, let alone Starfleet, when it came to Bridge protocol.

"Captain," He began. "Initial scans of the planet have yielded some surprising results."


"The planet itself is of Class M configuration, with a conventional oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere closely similar to Earth, with an abundance of lower animal life forms and vegetation all throughout the planet. What is most astonishing about my findings, however, is in regards to the sentient inhabitants of this planet!"

"What about 'em?"

"They are mostly concentrated on the far northern continent, which I must add has a temperate climate; with several large cities and what you would call 'townships' in between. They also seem to be in the early stages of industrialization, similar to early 20th century Earth."

"But… are they humanoids?"

Spock shook his head. "They do not appear to be, based on my initial scans; but I shall verify…" Spock went back to his surface scanners.

Meanwhile, the turbo lift doors swooshed open again to reveal Dr. Leonard McCoy, the Enterprise's Chief Medical Officer. He immediately went to join his friend, Captain Kirk. "What's going on?" he asked Kirk.

"Mr. Spock is about to tell us something unusual about this planet's inhabitants!" Kirk smiled in answer.

"Oh?" McCoy said as he raised an eyebrow. "Now this I gotta hear!"

"Confirmed, Captain!" Spock said. "The sentient life forms on this planet are not humanoids!"

Lieutenant Uhura, sitting at her Communications console nearby, stopped what she was doing; and listened in on the conversation between the three main high ranking Officers of the Enterprise. She was curious to hear of Spock's findings.

Kirk's face betrayed a look of surprise. He figured that a class M planet like this one would be populated with humans in one form or another. "But if they're not humanoids, what are they, Spock?"

Spock returned to his scanners. "I'm detecting a few sentient species in various forms; but the most predominant one seems to be… equines!"

Kirk got a surprised look on his face. He shared the same look with Dr. McCoy as they eyed each other. This is the first time they've ever encountered a race such as the one Spock described!

Space, the final frontier!


These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise!

Its five year mission: To explore strange new worlds.

To seek out new life and new civilizations.

To boldly go where no one has gone before!


Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry


Starring William Shatner


Also starring Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock


And Deforest Kelley as Dr. McCoy