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
Did You Know?
This is the only time in TOS that a star is both referred to as its Bayer designation and ancient name, specifically Geminorum/Pollux. See more
Lt. Palamas says that in ancient literature, Apollo was the son of the god Zeus and a "mortal" named Leto. All known classical references state that Leto was a Titaness, a member of the elder gods. See more
[Kirk is about to persuade Carolyn
Eh, perhaps if I assisted?
How old are you?
Then I'd better handle it.