On a mission to establish diplomatic relations at Star Cluster NGC321, Kirk and Spock beam down to planet Eminiar 7 to learn that its inhabitants have been at war with a neighboring planet for over 500 years. They can find no damage nor evidence of destruction but soon learn that their war is essentially a war game, where each planet attacks the other in a computer simulation with the tabulated victims voluntarily surrendering themselves for execution after the fact. When the Enterprise becomes a victim in the computer simulation and ordered destroyed, Kirk decides it's time to show them exactly what war means. Written by
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Anan 7's sash seems to be the same material as the Klingon vest. Similarly, Ambassador Fox's aide appears to be wearing the suit later worn by Arne Darvin in Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles
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When Kirk orders the 'General Order 24', as the guards are trying to restrain him, his hand bumps the central box on the desk with the two mini-view-screens. The bump moves it - indicating the equipment on the table is merely resting on it, and not built-in, as would be expected. See more
[after hearing Anan 7 explain their system of computerized warfare
There is a certain scientific logic about it.
I'm glad you approve.
I do *not* approve. I *understand*.
Referenced in Star Trek: Generations
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