The Enterprise transports Elaan, a member of the ruling dynasty of the warrior Elasians, to the planet of their enemy, the Troyians, so that her arranged marriage will halt their interplanetary war. Kirk must teach the arrogant, vicious princess the ways of polite society but falls victim to the legendary weapon of Elasian women: their tears serve as a love potion. Spock tracks what may be another ship shadowing the Enterprise and Kirk, distracted by Elaan, must fight against other parties interested in preventing the Federation's peace efforts.
Did You Know?
When the camera slowly tilts up Elaan's skimpily clad body (bikini bottom and top) in the transporter, her belly button is covered as per the 1951 Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters, which prohibited female navel exposure. However, by the Fall of 1966, this guideline was no longer being enforced. While it's true costumes on Star Trek often obscured women's navels, the network did not require it, contrary to a popular myth. In Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror
(1967), both Nyota Uhura's and Marlena Moureau's navels were often seen, and the first time this happened was in Star Trek: Shore Leave
(1966). See more
(at around 15 mins) When Kirk responds to the intercom hail from Security reporting a disturbance in the Dohlman's quarters, he is clearly located at Spock's science station. Note the audio speaker, tape player, array of five double switches and earpiece. The subsequent mid-conversation wide shot shows Kirk (and Spock) standing at Kirk's command chair. See more
But why do the Klingons consider the possession of this system so vital?
Captain James T. Kirk
Yes, a very good question, Mr. Spock.
I have another question, Captain. Is not the bridge the wrong place for the Dohlman at a time like this?
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more