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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The episode title comes from The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
: "It is an errand of mercy which brings me here. Pray, let me discharge it." 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
Oh, eventually, you will have peace; but only after millions of people have died. It is true that in the future, you and the Klingons will become fast friends. You will work together.
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