The Enterprise answers a distress call from Federation Outpost #4, a monitoring station on the Federation side of the neutral zone with the Romulan Empire. The outposts were established over a century ago and no one has actually seen a Romulan. The Romulan vessel seems to have some type of high energy explosive device as well as a cloaking device to make the ship invisible. When it appears that Romulans bear a strong resemblance to Vulcans, Kirk must deal with a rebellious crew member. He must also engage in a dangerous cat and mouse game with a very intelligent Romulan commander.
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plays the Romulan Commander, an apparent enemy of the Enterprise and its crew, however later in his career he played the famed role of Spock's father Sarek, and also played a Klingon in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1979), making him the first actor to portray the three major alien races (Vulcan, Romulan, Klingon) in the Star Trek franchise. See more
When the enterprise is hit by the nuke it is shown lopsided drifting in space. same depiction with the romulan vessel when it is hit by phasers of the enterprise. There is not off kilter position in space. In space, orientation is relative. But the orientation depicted in the show is terrestrial, naval like, where the bottom of the ship aligns with the bottom of the TV screen. See more
It is time. All debris into disposal tubes.
The body of the Centurion, too.
[Decius moves off
Forgive me, my old friend, but I must use all my experience now to get home.
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Referenced in After Trek: Choose Your Pain
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