While on a mission of mercy, the Enterprise comes across a shuttle craft stolen from Starbase 4. Its occupant is Lokai, a humanoid who is exactly half black and half white. Soon his pursuer, Commissioner Bele, arrives on board demanding that Lokai be turned over to him for transport to their home planet where Lokai has been convicted as a terrorist. Both men have extraordinary powers and it turns out that the pursuit has lasted 50,000 years. Their hatred of one another is racially based and, despite attempts by Kirk and others, they are not prepared to reconcile. The pursuit ends on their home planet where they learn the fate of their races. Written by
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The characters of Bele (Frank Gorshin
) and Lokai (Lou Antonio
) are depicted as wearing gloves all the time. This was not because it was a requirement of the script or character descriptions, but because the black and white makeup would have smudged and rubbed off every time their hands touched anything or any other character. See more
A large string/wire is clearly visible supporting the shuttle model as it enters the Enterprise hanger bay. See more
For fifty thousand of your terrestrial years, I have been pursuing Lokai through the galaxy. I have not traveled this far this long only to give him up now. This ship goes where my will drives it.