How well do you know the Star Trek episode ''The Doomsday Machine''?

Can you ace this fan-made quiz about this fan-favorite episode?


Thanks to MeTV fan Christopher Seeley who made this quiz about his favorite Star Trek episode! Do you have a great idea for a quiz? Share it with us!

The second season episode "The Doomsday Machine" lands on most lists of best Star Trek episodes of all time. Everything from the character-building to the original musical score makes this installment a standout.

How well do you remember this tense space showdown? Try your luck below!

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  1. The U.S.S. Enterprise picks up the distress beacon of what ship?
  2. True or False: A guilt-ridden Commodore Matt Decker piloted a shuttlecraft down the Planet Killer's maw.
  3. Who played Commodore Matt Decker?
  4. True or False: Captain Kirk used the U.S.S. Constellation to launch an old style nuclear weapon to destroy the Planet Killer from within.
  5. When did "The Doomsday Machine" originally air?
  6. Both the U.S.S. Constellation and U.S.S. Enterprise's powerful phaser banks had no effect against the Planet Killer's hull. What material was the Planet Killer's hull constructed of?
  7. True or False: A fusion explosion of 1,000 megatons will result if a starship impulse engine is overloaded.
  8. Who played the Communications Officer Lt. Palmer?
  9. How many seconds did Captain Kirk have before the U.S.S. Constellation's Impulse Engines overloaded once he activated Mr. Scott's delay detonation device?
  10. True or False: Commodore Matt Decker used his option under regulations as a Starfleet Commodore to take command of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Mr. Spock.
  11. Which type of beam did the Planet Killer use to carve planets into rubble?
  12. What was the U.S.S. Constellation's registry number?

How well do you know the Star Trek episode ''The Doomsday Machine''?

Your Result...

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Chris 24 months ago
Some of these "so-called" "FAN QUIZZES" are so picayune that it isn't worth my time. I like Official Star Trek Episode Quiz Books. They are much better.
WilliamJorns 29 months ago
I got the show's original airdate, the strength of the fusion explosion, and the type of beam the planet-killer used wrong. Oh, can't get 'em all right every time!
JERRY6 31 months ago
5 of12 beam me to the center of the sun , can't believe i failed
JohnAustin779 37 months ago
Fantastic quiz! I got 10 out of 12 right. I got a heroic zoom in 🙂! The two questions I got wrong were about the fusion megaton explosion and Scotty's delayed detonation timer.
I'm not gonna give spoilers because this is a great quiz and I want people to have fun with it. Thank you MeTV and Christopher Seeley for coming up with another great Star Trek quiz 🖖.
cseeley90 JohnAustin779 35 months ago
You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it.
TheOnlyONE 38 months ago
12/12 ANOTHER easy one. Stardate 4202.1
MarkBedell 39 months ago
I only missed 7 and 11... does that make this my lucky day?
TheDavBow3 39 months ago
8/12! Should've done better because it's my all time favorite ST episode. Missed 7, 8, 11, 12
Jackdev73 39 months ago
The actress's name the size of the explosion stumped me. The rest I knew instantly. A favorite episode.
MichaelPowers 39 months ago
The remastered visual effects for this awesome episode are stunning!
OldTVfanatic MichaelPowers 39 months ago
That’s what makes The Doomsday Machine one of my favorite Star Trek episodes.
johnnypatio 39 months ago
7 out of 12 ? This was just on I didn’t pay that close attention I guess
Runeshaper 39 months ago
6/12 - I didn’t remember a lot lol
AllisonWunderland 39 months ago
6/12...😂 Guesses on every single question. Not too shabby 😉
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Boy oh boy. If it's not one thing it's another. No hide nor tail of you both. It was fun last night. Took like 45 min or more to guess it plus we had some laughs during and after. I did not hear a peep from you two
Well dang! It's hard for us to stay up that late....we usually go to bed around 9:00 or so 😴 And it shows 😉😆
It's Friday night, Friday night. Okay I understand you get tired. I am heading out for a big breakfast. Hot cakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns and sausage plus coffee. Hagd you and Mags
Enjoy your breakfast ☕️🍳🥞🥔......😉
Barry22 39 months ago
6/12, some tough questions. A really good episode of Star Trek, even though the Doomsday machine looks like a giant worm or slug. They should have poured salt on it.
CaptainDunsel Barry22 39 months ago
In the original episode, it was literally a windsock dipped in cement.
Randall 39 months ago
10 out of 12, my third favorite episode after BALANCE OF TERROR and THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER Will Windom was simply one of the best character actors of TVs golden age.
trogg888 Randall 39 months ago
i wouldnt consider william windom strictly a character actor,he had starring roles in several series
Snickers Randall 38 months ago
Really liked " The Doomsday Machine" and" Balance of Terror" but would put " Amok Time" ahead of " City on the edge of Forever".
Peter_Falk_Fan 39 months ago
When I watched this Saturday I didn't know there would be a quiz on this or I would have taken notes. lol Anyway, 8/12. Always liked William Windom. Very versatile actor. Plus, he was a chess enthusiast, like me.
Did you ever see him in "My World, And Welcome To It"? Series based on the life and work of James Thurber.
I vaguely remember it. I've seen him guest star on a lot of my favorite shows, like Columbo, Mission Impossible, and The Invaders, but my favorite one is Night Gallery's "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"
Of course there's always what may be his longest running part, Dr. Seth Hazlitt on "Murder She Wrote".
Barry22 CaptainDunsel 39 months ago
That show aired when I was in 7th grade, and my English teacher had us watch the show every week and we would discuss it the next day. ( it aired on Mondays just before Laugh -In). Funny how I remember that.

I wish some channel would re-run that because I'm a Henry Morgan fan.
LittleMissNoName 39 months ago
6 out of 12. Should of been paying more attention.
DerekBird 39 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You deserve a heroic zoom-in. Great job!
Missed #7 and #12.
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