Beamed up during an ion storm, which causes a transporter malfunction, the landing party of Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura find themselves in a mirror universe aboard a parallel Enterprise run by ruthless barbarians. The ion storm also caused their malicious counterparts to beam to the real starship. Kirk and the others must find a way home before they are discovered and exposed by their parallel crew members, who use treachery, back-stabbing and seduction to get what they want. Written by
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In Jerome Bixby
's original outline, the Mirror Universe Federation was not evil, but simply backwards in terms of some technology, notably phaser weapons. Initially, mirror Kirk was married to a nurse on board the parallel Enterprise, and mirror Spock was more Vulcan in temperament. In addition, McCoy's counterpart, and not that of Spock, was to be bearded. See more
After the fight, mirror Spock is unconscious on the table, mirror Sulu shows up and does not have the big ugly scar on the right side of his face. See more
I've been a captain's woman and I like it. I'll be one again if I have to go through every officer in the fleet.