The Enterprise travels to Beta III to learn the fate of the U.S.S. Archon, gone missing a century earlier. One member of the landing party disappears, and one returns in a strangely blissful state. Kirk beams down with another landing party; amidst the chaos of "Festival" their hosts asks if they are "Archons." To learn more, Kirk must convince Betan citizens to disobey Landru, the man who has ruled them for 6,000 years - or find those who already resist. But with the Lawgivers everywhere, that task is going to be difficult... Written by
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The preview trailer gives the stardate for this episode as 3192.1. See more
In the dungeon, when McCoy accuses the rest of the crew of not being "of the body" he grabs Kirk around the neck, at which time Kirk also grabs McCoy around the neck. When the view shifts to see McCoy's face, Kirk's hands are no longer around McCoy's neck. When the scene shifts again to Kirk's face, you see his hands rising again to go around McCoy's throat. See more
[strangely filled with vacant contentment
You're not of the body.
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