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

In the darkness of space the pitted, corroded shape floated like some mysterious coffin...


The Enterprise officers are forced to fight in a Roman arena by an hypnotic robot posing as Caesar.

Memorable quotes

"Captain, there's something strange... an unidentified object!"
"Might I suggest we use the video screen, Captain?"

- Uhura and Spock

"Great Jupiter! Look out!"

- Spock

"Observation tells me the monsters are of mechanical original. Not that it makes them less dangerous. Never mind.. Fire!"
"Pheew. Thank you! You choose a strange time to give lectures."

- Spock and Kirk

Background information


  • Kirk and Uhura are the only crew members to wear red; everyone else wears blue.
  • Spock swears by Jupiter.

Setting and technology

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are transported to a planet

  • Sulu tells Kirk that a shuttlecraft was lost when the space station vanished. Kirk notes that they can always indent for another.
  • Part of the story takes place aboard a space station that is covered in red moss and keeps changing its shape and interior.
  • The rest takes place on a planet that is like ancient Rome.

Publishing history

None of the UK weekly stories had titles.


Regular cast

Other characters

  • Caesar, a robot

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