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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Perhaps the only time Lt. Leslie is seen sitting in the command chair, albeit quite briefly. See more
Just after Trelane disappears, his parents tell Kirk that they would maintain the necessary atmospheric conditions while he returned to his ship. Why would they not have just teleported him back to the Enterprise? 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.
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