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 Archons" was a club Gene Roddenberry belonged to at school. See more
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This is a soulless society, Captain. It has no spirit, no spark. All is indeed peace and tranquility - the peace of the factory, the tranquility of the machine, all parts working in unison.
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