The Federation is in competition with the Klingons for an alliance with the inhabitants of Capella IV. The Capellans are a warrior tribe and there is dissension among them as to who to sign the mining rights treaty with. McCoy is familiar with their customs having once spent several months there. When a Capellan, who clearly favors the Klingons, stages a coup, Kirk, Spock and McCoy flee with the now dead leader's wife, who is about to give birth. Meanwhile, the Enterprise receives a distress call from a Federation vessel under attack and, with Scotty in command, leaves orbit.
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When Scotty is in command of the ship, they receive a distress call from a Federation freighter, the S.S. Deirdre. Deirdre is the name of James Doohan
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After Kirk and Spock use the transmitters to create a cascade of rocks we can see some boulders shift position nearly the end of the rockslide, due to a cut that skips some frames. See more
[as acting commander of the "Enterprise," attempting to hail a Klingon vessel that has been menacing them
This is the commander of the USS "Enterprise." Identify yourself and your intention. Acknowledge!
[after no reply is received
Close out the frequency, Lieutenant.
Phaser banks are ready, sir.
And we'll go right down their throat if necessary. Let's see if they have the belly for it.
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