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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After Sulu had been absorbed and transported to the Enterprise, he gets momentarily angry (even though absorbed!) at Lindstrom and declares that the absorption was his fault because they knew they were Archons due to the clothes they were wearing. This selection of clothing isn't explained at all and must refer to a scene that had been cut. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
[seeing Spock knock a lawgiver unconscious
Isn't that somewhat old-fashioned?