The Enterprise crew is being observed as their suitability to meet with advanced civilizations.
Did You Know?
This was originally planned as a possible episode for the third season of Star Trek
(1966) but did not come to fruition. See more
After Bem swaps the communicators for fakes, Kirk is shown using his as if it were his usual communicator. See more
This one does not demean oneself by the use of casual violence to accomplish goals.
But you may demean yourself, if you wish.