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 Kirk orders the 'General Order 24', as the guards are trying to restrain him, his hand bumps the central box on the desk with the two mini-view-screens. The bump moves it - indicating the equipment on the table is merely resting on it, and not built-in, as would be expected. See more
Computers, Captain. They fight their war with computers, totally.
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