Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves suddenly transported light years across the galaxy to the planet Triskelion. There, they are trained as thralls, slaves who engage in gladiatorial combat for the pleasure of the Providers, three faceless beings who amuse themselves by wagering on the outcomes. Outfitted with collars that inflict pain for disobedience, the thralls are submissive and pliant. Kirk eventually challenges the Providers to a wager that will either result in freedom for all or a lifetime of slavery. Written by
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The story of "The Gamesters of Triskelion", relates to the Roman Empire. Which in ancient Rome, slaves were trained as gladiators (slave warriors) and fought each other to the death in spectacles of violence and death, for the amusement and entertainment of the Roman citizens. In the story, Kirk, Uhura, Chekov and other alien lifeforms from across the galaxy, have been abducted and brought to Triskelion and are enslaved and trained as gladiators, as were forced to fight each other for the amusement of the Providers. See more
At the end of the story, when Kirk moves in for his last kiss with Shana, the camera moves in from behind Kirk. The shadow of the mic's boom moves across Kirk's back. See more
You and your people are most challenging.
Yes, most challenging. It was hoped that such new blood would stimulate our stock of thrall. How unfortunate that you must be destroyed.