The Enterprise answers a distress call from Federation Outpost #4, a monitoring station on the Federation side of the neutral zone with the Romulan Empire. The outposts were established over a century ago and no one has actually seen a Romulan. The Romulan vessel seems to have some type of high energy explosive device as well as a cloaking device to make the ship invisible. When it appears that Romulans bear a strong resemblance to Vulcans, Kirk must deal with a rebellious crew member. He must also engage in a dangerous cat and mouse game with a very intelligent Romulan commander. Written by
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The Romulan weapon is described by Spock as an "enveloping energy plasma". See more
While officiating at a wedding ceremony, Captain Kirk says, "Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all ship-masters have had one happy privilege: that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony." This is false; whatever the fictional Starfleet's regulations may be, the real life captains of seagoing ships have no particular power to perform weddings and, at least for the US, the UK, and Russia alias USSR, there is no evidence that they ever did. In fact the navies of these and various other countries have always specifically prohibited their commanding officers from performing marriage ceremonies. See more
Sweeping the area of Outpost #2. Sensor reading indefinite. Double-checking Outpost #3. I read dust and debris. Both Earth outposts gone and the asteroids they were constructed on - pulverized.
Referenced in Get a Life!
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Written by Alexander Courage See more