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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A musical in-joke: after Mr Chekhov claims the saying 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me' emanates from Russia, a theme from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
's Fourth Symphony is heard. See more
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
Does Maab know that the Klingons are our sworn enemies, by their own words?
We understand only that he also offers things of value for our rocks, that he has freely handed us his weapons and other devices. Will you do the same?
Captain James T. Kirk
Let me call my ship to inform them...
...to bring down an attack upon their village? It is as I told you, Maab: Earthmen fear to bargain honestly.
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