War! The Klingons and the Federation are poised on the brink, and then war is declared. Kirk and Spock visit the planet Organia. Organia, inhabited by simple pastoral folk, lies on a tactical corridor likely to be important in the coming conflict. Whichever side controls the planet has a significant advantage. But the Organians are a perplexing people, apparently unconcerned by the threat of the Klingon occupation or even the deaths of others in their community. Finally, Kirk and the Klingon commander Kor learn why, and the reason will change Federation/Klingon relations for decades to come. Written by
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A reference to the events of this episode would appear in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Sword of Kahless
(1995) when Jadzia Dax introduces Worf to Kor, Worf tells Kor he had heard stories about Kor since he was a child including Kor's confrontation with Kirk on Organia. See more
When Kirk and Spock stun the first two Klingon guards, the one on the right can be seen bracing himself with his arms as he rolls down the stairs. See more
Bad enough to be a military governor, but to govern a population of sheep? Very well, Lieutenant. Round up 200 more.
Fools! Will I have to kill 'em all?
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