Kirk, Uhura and Chekov find themselves suddenly transported light years across the galaxy to the planet Triskelion. There, they are trained as thralls, slaves who engage in gladiatorial combat for the pleasure of the Providers, three faceless beings who amuse themselves by wagering on the outcomes. Outfitted with collars that inflict pain for disobedience, the thralls are submissive and pliant. Kirk eventually challenges the Providers to a wager that will either result in freedom for all or a lifetime of slavery.
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The original version of the script featured Kirk, Sulu, and Uhura being taken captive while traveling in a shuttlecraft. However, the production staff thought it was too similar to the Teaser of "Metamorphosis", and changed it to feature them being detained while transporting down instead. See more
As Lars is taking liberties with Uhura, Kirk shouts "What's happening to Lieutenant You-hear-uh?" See more
Hope? I always thought that was a human failing, Mr. Spock.
True, doctor. Constant exposure does result in a certain degree of - contamination.
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Referenced in The Wizard of Speed and Time