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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Dialogue in the episode establishes that there are multiple weapons batteries on board, with "helm" and "starboard" weapons being specifically mentioned. See more
While the Enterprise is laying in wait for the Romulan ship, both crews are whispering, and trying to make no other noises. However, there is no sound transmission in space, so this would be unnecessary. It may be a "tip of the hat" to the submarine movie, The Enemy Below
, which this is of course influenced by. See more
We are creatures of duty Captain... I have lived my life by it... Just one more duty to perform.
[engages ship self destruct
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