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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Written by Lee Cronin, the pseudonym of Gene L. Coon
. Some have assumed that it was used because he was unhappy with the results. Actually, it was because he had left Paramount and was under contract with Universal, so he was not supposed to be working for Paramount as well. See more
When the bartender asks Kirk and his men whether they want the usual to drink, Sylvia is standing behind Chekov with her hands at her side. In the very next cut, she has her hands on his shoulders massaging him. See more
The violence of your own heritage is to be the pattern for our execution.