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
Sulu is left in command of the Enterprise, even though Scott is on the ship (although not on screen) and should be the acting captain while Kirk and Spock are on Organia. See more
Smile and smile... I don't trust men who smile too much.
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