When Kirk and Sulu vanish into thin air from the bridge of the Enterprise, Spock sends a landing party to the planet below to locate them. What they find is an 18th century castle and a rather foppish man, Trelane, who seems to know a great deal about the Earth - even if it is the wrong time period. If truth be told, Trelane acts like a spoiled little boy and it's obvious Kirk and the others have become his playthings. They soon realize that if they are to overcome Trelane and free themselves, they must locate and destroy his power source. Written by
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The exact century in which Star Trek
(1966) was set had not been determined during the filming of this episode. Kirk refers to people and events of the 18th and 19th century as being nine hundred years in the past, which could have placed the series in the 27th century or later. De Forest Research, Inc., the company who reviewed scripts for clearances and other related matters, noted in their commentary on the line "Then you've been looking in on doings nine hundred years past": "Other scripts have placed it c. 200 years in the future, e.g. Star Trek: Shore Leave
(1966). That places this reference in the 13th century." See more
In the bridge scene where Spock is dictating the Captain's Log after 14 orbits of the planet, there is a close-up shot of Uhura. A cup is perched on her console above her right arm. The shot cuts to Spock who then walks past Uhura and the cup has disappeared. See more
[Reading from screen in bridge in his usual deadpan manner
"Hip-hip-hoorah?" And I believe it's pronounced "tallyho."
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes. See more
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