When the Enterprise is assigned to observe Earth's history in 1968, suddenly it intercepts a transporter beam which originates at least a thousand light-years from Earth, bringing aboard a humanoid alien 'agent Gary Seven' holding a black cat called Isis, who warns them to step back and let him go to accomplish his mission to save Earth; initially phaser-struck down, he manages to beam himself away, actually on a mission to prevent a nuclear rocket being launched at McKinley base because earth is socio-politically not ready for its technological progress. He assumes a classified identity to override a powerful computer, and mistakes the wrong girl, Miss Lincoln, for another agent; the computer reports both other agents he seeks are deceased in an accident. Meanwhile Kirk and Spock beam down to investigate if the alien isn't hostile, realizing the risk of changing their own past. When they get on his trail, the girl sees Spock's ears, calls the police and Seven gets away; they must ...
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There is some debate over the identity of Isis. Victoria Vetri
has always denied playing the role of Isis in human form, and the character does not resemble the actress at the time of filming. See more
Technically speaking, the presence of "Enterprise " from the future should have proved to Gary Seven that Earth's inhabitants didn't destroy themselves. In reverse, Kirk could have simply checked "Enterprise"'s historical records to see what resulted from Mr. Seven's actions. Spock states that a nuclear platform will be launched. Unless the records stopped on that day, he could have just checked the records for the next day to see what happened. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Captain's log. Using the light speed breakaway factor, the Enterprise has moved back through time to the 20th century. We are now in extended orbit around Earth, using our ship's deflector shields to remain unobserved. Our mission - historical research. We are monitoring Earth communications to find out how our planet survived desperate problems in the year... 1968.
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