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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When the landing party returns to the room where they were held captive, Spock presents an inventory of what they acquired, which included four disruptors. Kirk then takes one disruptor with him when he goes out to confront Anan 7. Spock and two crewmen later go out to rescue Fox, each with a disruptor. But the Ensign is left behind to guard Mea 3 with a fifth disruptor. See more
Computers, Captain. They fight their war with computers, totally.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Music credited to Alexander Courage
, although it strongly resembles the main title music for 'Hollow Triumph (1948)' by Sol Kaplan
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more