When the Enterprise is assigned to observe Earth's history in 1968, suddenly it intercepts a transporter beam which originates at least a thousand light-years from Earth, bringing aboard a humanoid alien 'agent Gary Seven' holding a black cat called Isis, who warns them to step back and let him go to accomplish his mission to save Earth; initially phaser-struck down, he manages to beam himself away, actually on a mission to prevent a nuclear rocket being launched at McKinley base because earth is socio-politically not ready for its technological progress. He assumes a classified identity to override a powerful computer, and mistakes the wrong girl, Miss Lincoln, for another agent; the computer reports both other agents he seeks are deceased in an accident. Meanwhile Kirk and Spock beam down to investigate if the alien isn't hostile, realizing the risk of changing their own past. When they get on his trail, the girl sees Spock's ears, calls the police and Seven gets away; they must ... Written by
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supplied the voice of the Beta-5 computer, as well as the cat Isis' vocalisations. However, Victoria Vetri
, Playboy Playmate of 1968, portrayed Isis in human form. Had the series gone into production, it's not known whether Vetri would have been available for the spin-off. See more
Shouldn't the presence of "Enterprise " from the future prove to Gary Seven that Earth's inhabitants didn't destroy themselves? In reverse, couldn't Kirk simply check "Enterprise"'s historical records to see what action Mr. Seven actually took? Spock says a nuclear platform will be launched. Did the records stop on that day? Couldn't he just check the records for the net day to see what happened? See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Captain's log. Using the light speed breakaway factor, the Enterprise has moved back through time to the 20th century. We are now in extended orbit around Earth, using our ship's deflector shields to remain unobserved. Our mission - historical research. We are monitoring Earth communications to find out how our planet survived desperate problems in the year... 1968.