Kirk returns to the planet where he spent time 13 years before. A friend from his previous visit is now leader of his people. While trying to uphold the Federation's prime directive, the Klingons are providing more advanced technology to their enemies. Written by
Did You Know?
The Mugato was called The Gumato in the original script. But DeForest Kelley
kept mispronouncing it so it was changed. The closing credits still name the creature as The Gumato. See more
The ape-like creature is referred to throughout as a "Mugato". However, in the closing credits, actor/stuntman Janos Prohaska
(who played the creature) is credited as "The Gumato" (see Trivia section). See more
Mr. Spock, ask Scotty how long it would take him to reproduce 100 flintlocks.
I didn't get that exactly, Captain. 100 what?
100... serpents. Serpents for the Garden of Eden.
Spoofs Star Trek: The Apple