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The Enterprise Incident 

An apparently insane Capt. Kirk has the Enterprise deliberately enter the Romulan Neutral Zone where the ship is immediately captured by the enemy.

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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 Tom D.

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27 September 1968 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Dr. McCoy: [voice-over] 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.
Chekov: 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.
Spock: I did give a ...
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Strategically Interesting
3 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the ludicrous "Spock's Brain," this is a decent episode, worthy of praise. Kirk puts the Enterprise in grave danger by crossing into the neutral zone. Soon the Romulans are at the door, threatening to take over Kirk's ship. Their ships have been cloaked which poses a threat to the Federation. Kirk responds by threatening to blow up the Enterprise if they don't back off. This leads to an exchange of crew members, Spock going to the Romulan ship. While there, he strikes up a romantic thing with the beautiful Romulan commander. Vulcans and Romulans come from the same roots and she sees him as a potential ally. The reason this works so well is that we are not privy to what Kirk and Spock are up to. Kirk seems utterly insane and Spock seems to be a traitor, but we know, don't we? It is interesting to see someone beside Kirk putting the moves on an attractive female alien. The conclusion is satisfactory and worth the wait.


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