Kirk and a landing party beam down to what seems to be an ideal, Eden-like planet. They soon find however that the planet is ruled by a powerful computer that keeps its local inhabitants - primitive and simple tribesmen - happy and healthy. With the Enterprise locked in a tractor beam and slowly being dragged into the planet's atmosphere, Kirk and Spock must find a way to disable the computer. Realizing the threat to its existence, the computer orders the tribesmen to kill the visitors. Written by
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The original script called for an emergency saucer separation. However, due to budgeting, the effect was only mentioned but not seen. See more
Ground-level shots of the planet show a red-orange sky, yet clouds are shown forming in a bright blue sky. See more
Yeoman Martha Landon
All this beauty, and now Mr. Hendorff dead, somebody watching us. It's frightening.
[puts his arms around her
If you insist on worrying, worry about me. I've been wanting to get you in a place like this for a long time.
Mr. Chekov, Lieutenant Landon. I know you find each other fascinating, but we're not here to conduct a field experiment in human biology.