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Aboard the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, the atmosphere was tense! Under the very eyes of silent, watchful officers, Mr. Spock leaned forward, menacingly…


In a war between the Klingon-controlled planet Morkol and neighboring Thark, Kirk and Spock disguise themselves as Klingons to try to rescue the kidnapped son of the Tharkian leader.

Memorable quotes[]

"You've played right into my hands, Captain Kirk! I've been waiting to give you a beating for months!"

- Spock

"A Klingon, by Jupiter! What are Klingons doing on Morkol?"

- Kirk

Background information[]


Setting and technology[]

Kirk meets Sektrak

Kirk and Spock meet Sektrak of Thark

  • Chekov is aboard, placing the story between 2267 and 2269.

Publishing history[]

None of the UK weekly stories had titles.


Regular cast[]

Other characters[]

  • Sektrak, Tharkian leader
  • Aarkan, son of Sektrak

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