The Enterprise deliberately crosses the Neutral Zone, on Kirk's orders, into Romulan space and is promptly surrounded by Romulan warships, each equipped with a "cloaking device" that renders it undetectable. Spock betrays the apparently irrational and paranoid Kirk to the Romulan commander, a woman who is obviously attracted to Spock. A deadly game between Kirk, Spock and the Romulans risks not only the Enterprise but the tenuous cease-fire between the Romulans and the Federation. Written by
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If you look closely, actress Joanne Linville allowed her eyebrows to be shaven for this character. Actress Jan Sterling in the early '50's did the same thing, and they never grew back - she pencilled them in for the rest of her career. Look at any successive actors playing Klingons, Romulans, and many other aliens for the rest of any Star Trek series, and you'll see that the makeup usually incorporates their natural eyebrows into the character's makeup. See more
Sprocket reports that the Enterprise is surrounded because there are Romulan ships ahead and behind them in the same plane. This is two-dimensional thinking as there are no ships above or below them. See more
Enterprise Medical Log, stardate 5027.3, Dr. Leonard McCoy recording. I'm concerned about Captain Kirk. He shows indications of increasing tension and emotional stress.
I have completed the assignment, Captain: a theoretical incursion...
Captain James T. Kirk
Yes, Mr. Chekov, I can read, and as usual, your theoretical evaluations do not tally with mine. Return to your duty, and I'll let you know when your work is satisfactory. Mr. Spock, full sensor scan on the region, please.
I did give a ...