Captain Kirk is informed by his old friend, Dr. Thomas Leighton, that the head of a Shakespearean acting troupe on his world was once known as Kodos the Executioner. As Governor of Tarsus IV, 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, Leighton, and a young crewman on the Enterprise. Kirk dismisses Leighton's accusations until he turns up murdered, and his young crewman nearly so. The head of the Shakespearean acting troupe, Anton Karidian denies that he's Kodos. Is he telling the truth? If so, who's behind the murders? Written by
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Lenore Karidian was born in 2247. See more
While Star Trek anticipated a number of technological and scientific innovations, it apparently failed to predict DNA testing, which could have resolved the question if the body burned beyond recognition found on Tarsus IV was indeed that of Kodos the Executioner. The precursor series, Star Trek: Enterprise, does make frequent references to DNA and DNA identification. See more
You've got to pull him through.
I'm not sure I can.
If he dies, the only one who'll able to identify Kodos is the captain, and he'll be the next target.
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