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
Did You Know?
originally had an idea for an episode titled "President Capone" in which the Enterprise crew land on a planet which is a parallel version of 1920s Chicago where Al Capone
is president. George Clayton Johnson
later developed the idea into an outline titled "The Syndicate" which later became a treatment titled "Chicago II". The concept was abandoned until producer Gene L. Coon
found the treatment and worked on a script with David P. Harmon
titled "Mission Into Chaos". See more
The balls on the billiard table change frequently, between shots, and also remain exactly the same when the camera is looking at Kirk, despite Oxmyx having made several shots. See more
How are you with primitive radio equipment?
Very simple. Amplitude modulation transmission. Simply adjust the frequency, throw this switch. The Enterprise should answer.
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[switches radio off
And very simple.