On a mission to establish diplomatic relations at Star Cluster NGC321, Kirk and Spock beam down to planet Eminiar 7 to learn that its inhabitants have been at war with a neighboring planet for over 500 years. They can find no damage nor evidence of destruction but soon learn that their war is essentially a war game, where each planet attacks the other in a computer simulation with the tabulated victims voluntarily surrendering themselves for execution after the fact. When the Enterprise becomes a victim in the computer simulation and ordered destroyed, Kirk decides it's time to show them exactly what war means.
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In the opening scene, just after Ambassador Fox tells Captain Kirk to obey is order, he steps up to the upper level of the bridge, slightly tilting/dislodging the captain's chair. Causing it and Kirk to wiggle. Surely the structural integrity of a 23rd Century star ship bridge deck floor would not allow this to happen. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Code 710 means that under no circumstances are we to approach that planet - no circumstances whatsoever.
You will disregard that signal, Captain.
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