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
Yeoman Landon pronounces Vaal as if it rhymes with "gal" or "pal." Everyone else pronounces it the way Akuta pronounces it, rhyming with "ball" and "fall." This would only occur from actress Celeste Yarnall
(playing Yeoman Landon) reading the script where the deity's name is spelled V-A-A-L rather than V-O-L. The character of Yeoman Landon would only have heard the name uttered, rather than read it anywhere, and, thus, pronounced it correctly. See more
[speaking into communicator
Scotty... you're my chief engineer. You know everything about that ship that there is to know. More than the men who designed it. If you can't get those warp engines working... you're fired.