Spock, Uhura and Sulu are en route on a shuttlecraft to Starbase 25 to deliver a Slaver Stasis box - an artifact from a long-dead civilization inside of which time stands still. On their way, the box signals that another box is nearby. They determine that the second box is on an ice world. Once there, they are captured by the Kzinti, a feline race that wish to return to their former dominance. The Kzinti hope that the others' stasis box holds a means to do that. Indeed, the box contains a Slaver Weapon that transforms into various devices. Knowing that in the wrong hands the Slaver Weapon could bring havoc to the galaxy, Spock's party try to escape and take the weapon back. Activating the weapon's A.I. computer, the Kzinti Captain unwittingly activates a self-destruct bomb which destroys itself, the Kzinti and the Kzinti's ship. Once Enterprise officers resume their journey to Starbase 25, Sulu expresses regret that the Slaver Weapon couldn't have been salvaged. Spock surmises that ...
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During the interrogation, Spock tells the others to imagine eating a raw vegetable. In Larry Niven
's stories, the common way to foil a Kzinti telepath was to imagine eating a carrot. See more
At 16:45 especially, the life support glow surrounding Spock and Sulu is a little off the mark. See more
Lieutenant Uhura, this may be crucial. In the presence of the Kzinti, do not say anything. Do not do anything startling. Try to look harmless.
Any special reason?
Are you forgetting Kzinti females are dumb animals? In an emergency, the Kzinti may forget a human female is an intelligent creature.
Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Lieutenant, I value your intelligence, but we may be able to seize an opportunity to escape if the Kzinti believe you have none.