The Enterprise travels to Beta III to learn the fate of the U.S.S. Archon, gone missing a century earlier. One member of the landing party disappears, and one returns in a strangely blissful state. Kirk beams down with another landing party; amidst the chaos of "Festival" their hosts asks if they are "Archons." To learn more, Kirk must convince Betan citizens to disobey Landru, the man who has ruled them for 6,000 years - or find those who already resist. But with the Lawgivers everywhere, that task is going to be difficult...
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When the Red Hour strikes, everyone on the street immediately becomes manic, except for Bilar. Instead, he takes hold of Tula and says: "Tula, come." in a calm manner. Yet a few moments later, Bilar is seen acting crazed, taking full part in the Festival. Since he was under mind control from Landru, he should have been affected at the stroke of twelve, alongside everybody else. See more
[Kirk has been vainly trying to communicate with Landru's image
Useless, Captain. A projection.
Captain James T. Kirk
[Pulling out a pocket phaser
Yes, Mr. Spock. Let's have a look at the projector.
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Referenced in The Purge
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