When the Enterprise trespasses into uncharted territory, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scott and Chekov are transported to a location that has all the trappings of the American Old West. It's October 26, 1881, and Kirk soon realizes they are in Tombstone, Arizona, on the day of the famed gunfight at the OK Corral between the Clanton gang and the Earps - with Kirk and company representing the ill-fated Clantons. If history is to be repeated, they will fairly all be killed so must use whatever resources availed to them to defeat the threat and survive. The solution, however - and the only way of escape - lies within them. Written by
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The writing of this episode was influenced by NBC executives who wanted Chekov to be featured more in the third season than he had been in the second season. See more
The bartender has five glasses on his tray when he comes to serve the crew drinks. After putting two on the table, it cuts to Kirk and Spock, and we hear the sound of him putting two more glasses down. But when it cuts back to the bartender, there are still two glasses on the tray. See more
If we only had a phaser.
Or a communicator. It'd be a pleasure to watch those Earps as we beamed back to the ship at exactly 4:59:30.
References Hour of the Gun