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.
Did You Know?
In the footage seen in the briefing room of Dr. McCoy's previous visit to Capella IV, he is seen wearing his present day Enterprise tunic, rather than a Star Trek: The Original Series: Where No Man Has Gone Before
(1966) era tunic, which would have been appropriate for that time period. However, it can also be seen that the tunic's sleeves show a lieutenant's stripes, whereas McCoy's present rank is lieutenant commander, as often indicated by his sleeves. This is consistent with his visit to Capella having taken place in a previous time period. See more
A rarely-used shot of the Enterprise from its right-front side. If you look closely, you can see the ship's registry is backwards, which would indicate a flipped shot. See more
Mah-koy! Bring our child.
Captain James T. Kirk
I'll explain later.
That should prove very interesting.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Music credited to Alexander Courage
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more