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Star Trek: The Original Series Season Three set
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Production Number: 59
Original Air Date: 09-27-68
Stardates: 5027.3, 5027.4

Synopsis: Captain Kirk is showing increasing signs of stress. He orders the Enterprise through the Neutral Zone into Romulan space, where the ship is surrounded by Romulans, now using Klingon ships. The Romulan ships are using a new cloaking device, which allows them to move without being detected by Federation technology.

Kirk and Commander Spock beam over to the Romulan flagship, and Spock tells the Romulan Commander that Kirk entered Romulan space without orders. The irrational Kirk attacks Spock, who apparently kills Kirk with the "Vulcan death grip," and his body is taken back to the Enterprise. McCoy revives Kirk from a Vulcan nerve pinch, and surgically alters his appearance to appear Romulan. The disguised Kirk beams back to the Romulan flagship and steals the new cloaking device while Spock distracts the Romulan Commander.

Lt. Commander Scott is able to connect the cloaking device to the Enterprise deflector shields, and the ship successfully escapes from the Romulans with the stolen technology.

  • Factoid: The Romulan Commander has heard a saying that Vulcans are incapable of lying.

  • Factoid: Commander Spock has been a Starfleet officer for 18 years.

  • Guest Characters: Nurse Christine Chapel, Lt. Leslie
    Alien Races: Romulans

    KEY: [brackets]=illusions   *star=first appearance

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