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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Contains the first mention of the Prime Directive of noninterference, which the plot brings up only so that Kirk can violate it. See more
When the landing party ducks into Tamar's house during the festival, it is broad daylight. However a few minutes later when Tamar shows them to their room it is completely dark outside. See more
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