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Commanding the starship Enterprise, one of Captain James T. Kirk's duties was to make new allies for the Space Federation against the warlike Romulan Empire...


Kirk is instructed to make new allies of the Perithees for the Federation against the Romulan Empire.

Memorable quotes

"Skipper's taking a chance, isn't he?"
"Relax, Uhura! Sork can't do any harm– didn't you see Captain Kirk touch the lock-on button?"

- Uhura and Spock

"G– Great Jupiter!"

- Crewman

"Great Jupiter! Romulans!"

- Chekov

"Great Jupiter! There was a whole gang of them watching us!"

- Spock

Background information


  • Scotty wears a blue shirt.
  • One of the crew swears by "Great Jupiter". Spock and Chekov also swear by Jupiter.

Setting and technology

An unrecognized and unmanned rocket ship

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

Publishing history

None of the UK weekly stories had titles.


Regular cast

Other characters

  • Hanson, Enterprise helmsman
  • Sork, Perithees ambassador
  • Auguston, Romulan

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