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 original script called for filming on an outdoor location. But due to budget constraints, filming took place in the studio. Budget constraints also prevented the set designers from building a complete Western town. So the concept of pieces of a town drawn from Kirk's mind was developed. 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
I can't just kill 'em! I can't murder them! I can't kill them!
Kill 'em any way ye can! There'll be no questions asked. Honest! I-I guarantee that.