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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When first encountered, Trelane is "playing" the Sonata in C Major, K.159 by Domenico Scarlatti. The second tune that Trelane plays after showing the flags to Captain Kirk and stating "Can't you imagine it, captain? The thousands of men marching off to their deaths, singing beneath these banners. Doesn't it make your blood run swiftly?" is Sonata in G minor, K.450 by Domenico Scarlatti. The tune Trelane has Uhura play on the harpsichord is Roses from the South by Johann Strauss II, complete with decorative interpolations. When William Campbell
is playing the instrument it is obvious he is just randomly moving his fingers over the keyboard, but this works since we learn later that Trelane is making the instrument play with his powers, not actual musical ability. See more
Trelane says the dueling pistols as "identical to the ones that slew your Alexander Hamilton." The pistols shown appear to be percussion type, but pistols of the time of Hamilton were flintlocks. See more
Oh, the remarkable treachery of the species!
Captain James T. Kirk
Go on, Trelane! Look at it! It's over. Your power is blanked out. You're finished!
You've earned my wrath! Go back. Go back to your ship! All of you! And prepare: you're all dead men! You, especially, Captain!
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes. See more
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Theme Song From Star Trek
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