When Kirk and Sulu vanish into thin air from the bridge of the Enterprise, Spock sends a landing party to the planet below to locate them. What they find is an 18th century castle and a rather foppish man, Trelane, who seems to know a great deal about the Earth - even if it is the wrong time period. If truth be told, Trelane acts like a spoiled little boy and it's obvious Kirk and the others have become his playthings. They soon realize that if they are to overcome Trelane and free themselves, they must locate and destroy his power source.
Did You Know?
The voices of Trelane's parents were provided by Barbara Babcock
, who played several other guest characters in TOS, and Bart La Rue
who, in real life was one of James Doohan
's (Scotty) best friends, and the best man at Doohan's 1974 wedding to Wende Doohan
. (It is sometimes incorrectly reported that Doohan himself provided the father voice.) See more
When the landing party first encounters Kirk and Sulu as 'specimens', Captain Kirk's eye blinks when he should have been motionless. Also, both characters' bodies move visibly. See more
If those peculiar signals are coming from Captain Kirk or Lieutenant Sulu, their rationality is in question.
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes. See more
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage See more