Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

A stranded Starfleet captain masquerades as a god in a primitive civilization.


"Captain's log, Stardate 8163.5. The war is over! Freed of the influence of both the Organians and the Excalbians … The Federation and the Klingon Empire have entered negotiations to secure a permanent peace! Meanwhile, the Enterprise has entered the Beta Epsilon system, to determine the fate of the USS Valor, whose last transmission reported her in combat with a Klingon starship! The Klingon defector, Konom, has been temporarily assigned to the Enterprise, as Dr. McCoy attempts to determine why Konom hates the violence and carnage the rest of his race seems to relish!"
"Captain's log, supplemental. Lt. Sherwood sustained no permanent damage from the attack on her, and the rebellion has been quelled, but two tasks remain…"

Background information



Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in DC TOS volume 1 characters.

Regular and recurring characters

Senior staff of Enterprise.

James T. Kirk 
USS Enterprise's CO, a Starfleet rear admiral.
Leonard McCoy 
Enterprise CMO, a Starfleet doctor with the rank of commander.
Montgomery Scott 
Enterprise chief engineer, a Starfleet commander.
Hikaru Sulu 
Enterprise helmsman and XO, a Starfleet commander.
Nyota Uhura 
Enterprise communications officer, a Starfleet commander.
Pavel Chekov 
Enterprise security and weapons officer, a Starfleet commander.
Lieutenant junior grade serving as Enterprise science officer and navigator.
Klingon helmsman on Koloth's ship, who has defected to the Enterprise.
Elizabeth Sherwood 
Starfleet lieutenant serving as Enterprise relief helmsman.
William Bearclaw 
Starfleet operations division ensign assigned to the Enterprise.

Other characters

Philip Hodges 
Starfleet captain of USS Valor
Assistant to Hodges.
Commander of one faction of Beta Epsilon VI's people.
General of one faction of Beta Epsilon VI's people.
Hodges's wife and Lorac's daughter.


Beta Epsilon VI 
Beta Epsilon system 
Star system.
USS Enterprise 
Constitution-class Federation starship
escape pod
Klingon battlecruiser
Richter scale of culture
USS Valor 
Miranda-class Federation starship.

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