Stardate not given: Having both received distress calls from a besieged planet, the Enterprise and a Klingon ship arrive simultaneously, and Kang, the Klingon captain, forces Kirk to beam a party of Klingons aboard the Enterprise. The ship then runs into an area of turbulence, and automatic emergency systems close bulkheads on most of the ship. The Klingons escape into the Enterprise to battle an equal number of the ship’s crew. Both Klingons and Federation officers blame the ship’s problems on each other, and some individuals even see the opportunity to settle scores with their arch-enemies, but nobody realizes the real catalyst behind the violence.
written by Jerome Bixby
directed by Marvin Chomsky
music by Fred Steiner
Guest Cast: James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Michael Ansara (Kang), Susan Howard (Mara), David Ross (Lt. Johnson), Mark Tobin (Klingon)
Notes: Michael Ansara reprised the role of Kang in 1994’s Deep Space Nine episode Blood Oath, and in Flashback, the 1996 30th anniversary episode of Voyager.
LogBook entry by Earl Green