The Enterprise is stopped dead in its tracks by a powerful energy force that appears in the form of a human hand. Soon a being claiming to be Apollo orders Kirk and several others down to the planet below. Apollo claims to have visited Earth 5,000 years ago and Kirk theorizes that he may be telling the truth. Apollo's demand for unquestioned servitude however doesn't give the crew much choice and it becomes imperative that they locate and destroy his power supply. Written by
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The title is taken from Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
. Line 415 reads "Who mourns for Adonais?". Shelley's Adonais is derived from Adonis, a male figure of Greek mythology associated with fertility. Also, "Adonais" would be the English plural the Hebrew Spoken Name of God (the Hebrew word adonai simply means lord), so it would mean "Who Mourns for the Gods?" See more
When Kirk tells Lieutenant Palamas to spurn Apollo, she has some kind of red mark on the side of her nose, like a scar or an indent from wearing glasses, yet in the next scene with Apollo it is gone completely. See more
What am I doing down here, Doctor?
Well, you're the A-and-A officer, aren't you? Archaeology, anthopology, ancient civilizations?
Well, we're gonna need help in all those areas.
Referenced in Star Trek Beyond