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 Star Trek: The Next Generation raided the original Star Trek series for story ideas to revamp, "Elaan of Troyius" became "The Perfect Mate" (episode #21 of season #5), where Kamala, also the selected mate for an arranged marriage between two warring planets, selected Captain Picard instead but came to adopt the Enterprise captain's sense of duty and went through with the arranged marriage anyway. See more
During the attacks of the Klingon warship, Chekov serves as the right navigator. But for the shots taken from Uhura's place to the front screen, he is obviously replaced by a blond and quite taller person. See more
You are warned, Captain, never to touch me again!
Captain James T. Kirk
If I touch you again, Your Glory, it'll be to administer an ancient Earth custom called a spanking, a form of punishment administered to spoiled brats!