The Enterprise transports Elaan, a member of the ruling dynasty of the warrior Elasians, to the planet of their enemy, the Troyians, so that her arranged marriage will halt their interplanetary war. Kirk must teach the arrogant, vicious princess the ways of polite society but falls victim to the legendary weapon of Elasian women: their tears serve as a love potion. Spock tracks what may be another ship shadowing the Enterprise and Kirk, distracted by Elaan, must fight against other parties interested in preventing the Federation's peace efforts. Written by
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When the camera slowly pans up Elaan's skimpily clad body (bikini bottom and top) in the transporter, her belly button is covered due to the 1951 Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters, which prohibited female navel exposure. However, a year earlier (Season 2, "Mirror, Mirror"), Lieutenant Uhura's navel slipped by censors. See more
Elaan locks herself away from Kirk and says: "If I have to stay here for ten light-years I will not be soiled by any contact with you." The term "light-year" is a measure of "distance" (the distance traveled by light in one year), and not of time. See more
No one may enter the Dohlman's presence.
Captain James T. Kirk
Will you tell Her Glory that Captain Kirk requests the honor of a visit?
The Dohlman has promised that I will be whipped to death if I let Captain Kirk pass through that door.