The Enterprise investigates a planet visited 100 years ago by the U.S.S. Horizon. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down and find themselves in a culture similar to Earth gangs of 1920 Chicago. They are quickly taken prisoner by men in the employ of a mob boss named Bela Oxmyx, who wishes them to give him phasers in exchange for "a piece of the action." When they refuse, Oxmyx puts them under guard. Kirk creates a diversion with a card game called "fizzbin," but without their equipment, the trio must find a way to unite the planet and escape to the Enterprise alive. Written by
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Kirk makes up the rules of the card game "fizz bin" as he goes along. William Shatner
ad libbed the rules, so his pauses to think and the other actors' confusion are all genuine. See more
Bela's last name is spelled as "Oxmyx" is the script, dialog and the credits, but the dartboard poster spells it as "Okmyx". See more
[balking at the prospect of another ride in a car with Kirk at the wheel
Captain, must we?
It's faster than walking.
But not as safe.
Are you afraid of cars?
Not at all, Captain. It's your DRIVING that alarms me.