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
Did You Know?
The alien ship, Fesarius, was made of ping-pong balls glued to a Plaster-of-Paris shell. See more
Just after Kirk attempts to bluff Balok with the description of Corbomite, Spock refers to his parents in the past tense - as if they no longer exist. In Star Trek: Journey to Babel
, Spock's parents actually make an appearance. See more
There's no such thing as the unknown- only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.
Star Trek Theme Song
Written by Alexander Courage See more