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 title is based upon the concept of balance of power when there is parity or stability between competing forces. See more
The Enterprise first glimpses the Romulan ship via Outpost #4's view screen. Yet, after Outpost 4 is destroyed, the Romulan ship is still visible. See more
[speaking of a soldier's duty
Our portion, Commander, is obedience.
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