Having found a Federation colony of 100 people completely destroyed, Kirk and the Enterprise have to deal with a nearby Klingon vessel which they believe must be responsible for the colony's destruction. When the Klingon ship is disabled, they, in turn, assume they were attacked by the Enterprise. There is obvious tension between the Enterprise crew and its Klingon enemies. Unbeknown to Kirk and his Klingon counterpart, Kang, this is the work of an alien being that gets its energy from the friction and emotions between sentient beings. The natural animosities between the two parties feed its appetites. When the creature is beamed aboard the Enterprise, it purposely creates tension among the crew, to its benefit. The situation eventually forces Kirk and Kang to work together to defeat it.
Did You Know?
Although intra-ship beaming is routine in later incarnations of 'Star Trek' (where it is called "site-to-site transport"), this is the first and only time it is done in the original series, although it is also referenced in "Shore Leave" when Sulu notes that Spock is beaming down "from the bridge". See more
As Kirk is giving instructions to Spock to scan for other ships, the orders are obviously and awkwardly spliced in from looping. See more
Captain, why would... why would Chekov believe he has a brother?
Captain James T. Kirk
I don't know. But he does. And now he wants revenge for a non-existent loss.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Edited into Koyaanisqatsi