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
Did You Know?
In the "Next Voyage" preview-trailer, Landru appears solid, the transparent "ghost" effect not having been added in yet. See more
When Kirk's landing party are running from falling rocks, one of the rocks bounces off the head of a crewman. See more
[speaking of the robed lawgivers
Their reaction to your defiance was remarkably similar to the reaction of a computer when fed insufficient or contradictory data.
Captain James T. Kirk
Are you suggesting the lawgivers are mere computers, that they aren't human?
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