Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 10

The Corbomite Maneuver (10 Nov. 1966)

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After the Enterprise is forced to destroy a dangerous marker buoy, a gigantic alien ship arrives to capture and condemn the crew as trespassers.

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In a section of unexplored space, the Enterprise comes across a marker of sorts that will not let it pass. They destroy the marker and move on but soon find themselves in conflict with an unknown alien who accuses them of trespassing and tells them they have only 10 minutes to live. Kirk decides it's time to play a little poker and literally bluff his way out of the situation by telling the alien that the Enterprise has a device on board that will destroy the alien as well as the Enterprise. The bluff works but the alien turns out to be something quite unexpected. Written by garykmcd

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This is the fourth episode in which Captain Kirk appears bare-chested. See more »

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Wires suspending stars visible when the Enterprise is being towed by the small alien ship. See more »

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Balok: We must drink. This is tranya. I hope you relish it as much as I.
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An Obstruction to Be Feared
25 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Enterprise faces off against an alien ship and a threat from a frightening visage, that of Balok. The crew is filled with fear but no more than from a young lieutenant who wants to strike out at the evil alien. Kirk must reign him in. A series of efforts gain nothing as the alien threatens to destroy the ship and the crew. As is the case frequently in many Star Trek incarnations, it becomes a battle of wits between Kirk and the evil force. With Kirk, Picard, Janeway, etc., the bluff is the thing. It's often what being a starship Captain is all about. There are really two issues: to escape the threat and to figure out what to do with the young officer. All this is resolved. I guess its the utter simplicity of the thing that bothered me. Watch for Clint Howard, Opie's brother, in a brief appearance. A pretty formulaic and overused plot.


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