The Enterprise responds to a distress call from the scientific colony on Triacus and arrives to find that all of the adults are dead. Oddly, the children seem unaffected by the deaths and continue to play as if nothing had happened. When questioned, they show no remorse whatsoever and express a dislike for parental authority. Expedition logs reveal that the expedition had discovered an ancient civilization and that there might be one survivor. In fact, the Gorgon thrives on the innocence of the children and the adults' self-doubt.
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The mirror in which Uhura sees her aged reflection at the communications station is never used in any other episode. Of course, like Uhura's reflection, the mirror itself may have been an illusion created by the children. See more
Spock and Capt. Kirk are unable to use the auxiliary controls because Mr. Scott and two of his engineers won't let them, and Spock and Kirk are out-manned. Why don't Spock and Kirk return with phasers and stun the engineers? Better yet, why don't they stun the child who is controlling the engineers? See more
Hail hail, fire and snow. Call the angel, we will go. Far away, for to see, friendly Angel, come to me.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more