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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Spock's lightning-burned shirt was auctioned off at a science-fiction convention in 1967, the same year filming wrapped. See more
When Kirk and Spock are kneeling in the bushes watching the villagers feed Vaal, at one point, for a few seconds, one of the villagers is transparent, as if his image was superimposed into the scene. See more
Mr. Chekov, your tricorder readings are totally inefficient!
Uh, mind your own business! Uh, for your information I have a very high efficiency rating!
Ensign, I will not have you address me in that tone of voice!
What do you want, violins?
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