Stardate 3468.1: The Enterprise is trapped in deep space by an enormous hand. Kirk and a landing party beam down to a nearby planet and find that a powerful being claiming to be the Greek god Apollo is the one responsible for holding the Enterprise in its place – and Kirk discovers that Apollo’s ability to immobilize a starship is just a small demonstration of the being’s power. When Apollo demands that the crew worship him, Kirk decides that the mythical figure must be defeated – but must rely on playing with Apollo’s emotions and weaknesses since the being can tamper with the Enterprise’s technology.
written by Gilbert Ralston
directed Marc Daniels
music by Fred Steiner
Guest Cast: James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Michael Forest (Apollo), Leslie Parrish (Carolyn), John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
LogBook entry by Earl Green