Season 2, Episode 7
Production episode: 2×01
Original air date: October 27, 1967
Star date: 3018.2
Kirk is worried because the landing party surveying planet Kyris VII missed their scheduled check-in. Neither Scotty nor Sulu respond on communicators, but finally crewman Jackson contacts the ship with a request for transport—alone. He ignores Kirk’s questions about the people he really cares about, so they beam Jackson up. As soon as he materializes on the transporter pad he falls over, dead. Another transporter accident? No, because a cheesy voice trying to be scary emanates from Jackson’s mouth:
Captain Kirk, can you hear me? There is a curse on your ship. Leave this place or you will all die.