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 look of the Galt character was modeled after Ming the Merciless, the arch enemy from the "Flash Gordon" comic strip. See more
During his final conversation with Shahna, Kirk's hair changes position between shots. See more
Well, Mr. Spock, if you're going into the lion's den, you'll need a medical officer.
Daniel, as I recall, had only his faith, but I welcome your company, Doctor.