Star Trek: Season 3, Episode 13

Elaan of Troyius (20 Dec. 1968)

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While transporting an arrogant, demanding princess for a political marriage, Captain Kirk must cope both with her biochemical ability to force him to love her and sabotage on his ship.

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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 Tom D.

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First time where an Asian of Vietnamese descent appears on television. See more »

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(at around 21 mins) When Kirk responds to the intercom hail from Security reporting a disturbance in the Dohlman's quarters, he is clearly located at Spock's science station. Note the audio speaker, tape player, array of five double switches and earpiece. The subsequent mid-conversation wide shot shows Kirk (and Spock) standing at Kirk's command chair. See more »

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Elaan: You dare touch a member of the royal family?
Captain James T. Kirk: Only in self-defence. Now, are you gonna behave or not?
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I liked it!!
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I honestly can't understand why people never cared for this episode. It's always been one of my favorites since I was a kid. It had everything: space battles, romance, Klingons, etc. Granted, it's not as good as The Doomsday Machine or Balance of Terror or Amok Time, but it's certainly not as bad an episode as The Way to Eden or Plato's Stepchildren. The acting seemed pretty solid, especially between Kirk and Elaan. Granted, the costumes looked pretty cheap (they said the guards were wearing "placemats"), and the rear wide-shots of Kirk and the navigator's position showed someone other than Chekov, but to me those were the only negative things about "Elaan of Troyius".


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