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.
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In the bridge scene where Spock is dictating the Captain's Log after 14 orbits of the planet, there is a close-up shot of Uhura. A cup is perched on her console above her right arm. The shot cuts to Spock who then walks past Uhura and the cup has disappeared. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
How were our scanners able to penetrate that radiation field?
They didn't, Captain. Not clearly. We merely beamed up all life forms in a given area.
Which means Trelane is not a life form as we know it or he'd be beaming through now.
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes. See more
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