Capt Kirk is informed by an old friend, a colonial governor, that a Shakespearean acting troupe on his world is led by a man once known as Kodos the Executioner. Kodos had most of his colony killed when food supplies ran short rather than have so many starve. The only surviving witnesses to his actual appearance are Kirk, his friend, and a young crewman on the Enterprise. Kirk dismisses his friend's accusations until he turns up murdered, and his crewman nearly so. Karidian denies he's Kodos. Is he telling the truth? If so, who is behind the murders? Written by
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developed a fever blister/cold sore on her lip during filming. Besides using makeup to partially disguise it, she was often filmed with part of her lower face in shadow. See more
Several characters, including Kirk, state that if "the last few eyewitnesses" who know what Kodos looked like were to die, than that knowledge will be lost. But Kirk finds Kodos' mug shots and voice prints easily enough in Starfleet's files to compare with Anton Karidian. See more
I am an actor. I play many parts.
Captain James T. Kirk
You're an actor now. What were you twenty years ago?
Younger, Captain. Much younger.
Featured in Bring Back... Star Trek
Music by Wilbur Hatch
Lyrics by Gene L. Coon
Performed by Nichelle Nichols
Harpsichord by Marl Young
Guitar played by Laurindo Almeida
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