The Enterprise investigates a planet visited 100 years ago by the U.S.S. Horizon. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down and find themselves in a culture similar to Earth gangs of 1920 Chicago. They are quickly taken prisoner by men in the employ of a mob boss named Bela Oxmyx, who wishes them to give him phasers in exchange for "a piece of the action." When they refuse, Oxmyx puts them under guard. Kirk creates a diversion with a card game called "fizzbin," but without their equipment, the trio must find a way to unite the planet and escape to the Enterprise alive.
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"Chicago Mobs of the Twenties" was published in 1992. See more
Kirk and Spock drive back and forth several times between the headquarters of Oxmyk and Krako, all the while Kirk is having trouble with the gears of his car and stalls and jerks the automobile causing it to drive slowly and erratic. However, Oxmyk earlier tells Kirk that he and Krako have the two largest territories in the *world*. If the geographic distance is analogous to, say, Washington and Moscow, then it would take days, if not weeks, for Kirk to drive between the capitol buildings of the two largest nations on the planet. (And that's not taking into account whatever oceans Sigma Iotia II may have.) The script is clearly written as if the Krako-Oxmyk war is fought on an urban scale, rather than a planetary one. See more
[balking at the prospect of another ride in a car with Kirk at the wheel
Captain, must we?
It's faster than walking.
But not as safe.
Are you afraid of cars?
Not at all, Captain. It's your DRIVING that alarms me.
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Music credited to Alexander Courage
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