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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This takes place in 2266. See more
The main drama involves a search for "the last few eyewitnesses" who know what Kodos looked like. If these people die, than that knowledge will be lost. But in the midst of all this, Kirk has Kodos' mug shots and voice prints to compare with Anton Karidian. See more
And this ship... All this power, surging and throbbing yet under control. Are you like that, Captain?
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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