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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's first wig was a French hairpiece. He demanded that an English barrister's wig be found to fit his character. William Shatner
complained that precious production time is going to be wasted for something he found to be a minor and unimportant detail. Director Don McDougall
didn't want a conflict with the series star, so he called producer Gene L. Coon
to the set to arbitrate the matter. Coon decided in favor of Campbell, and filming was halted until the English wig was found. See more
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You should taste his food. Straw would taste better than his meat, and water a hundred times better than his brandy - nothing has any taste at all.
It may be unappetizing, doctor, but it is logical.
Ah, there's that magic word again. Does your logic find this fascinating, Mr. Spock?
No, 'fascinating' is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think 'interesting' would suffice.