The Enterprise is stopped dead in its tracks by a powerful energy force that appears in the form of a human hand. Soon, a being claiming to be Apollo orders Kirk (William Shatner) and several others down to the planet below. Apollo (Michael Forest) claims to have visited Earth 5,000 years ago and Kirk theorizes that he may be telling the truth. Apollo's demand for unquestioned servitude, however, doesn't give the crew much choice and it becomes imperative that they locate and destroy his power supply.
Did You Know?
In the original script, the gods and other mythological figures were mentioned in their Latin names, but in the revised final draft (and the finished episode) they are called by their original Greek equivalents (possibly for the suggestion of series researcher Kellam de Forest
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When Kirk tells Lieutenant Palamas to spurn Apollo, she has some kind of red mark on the side of her nose, like a scar or an indent from wearing glasses, yet in the next scene with Apollo it is gone completely. See more
Earth. Mother of the most beautiful of woman in the universe. That at least has not changed.