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Far in the depths of space, the leaders and top scientists of a planet known to its inhabitants as Graktan, were gathered to watch a demonstration – of destructive discovery...


While Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock explore the planet Graktan, the Graktan defenses mistake the Enterprise for a hostile craft, leaving the mighty spaceship helpless and drifting into the gravitational pull of the system's sun.

Memorable quotes

"This is your captain speaking! We are all on the threshold of discovery – entering a planetary system unknown to man!"

- Kirk

"Put that gun down, you fool! You might as well try using a pea-shooter!"

- Spock

Background information

Setting and technology

The Enterprise crew is attacked by a flying saucer

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

Publishing history

None of the UK weekly stories had titles.


Regular cast

Other characters

  • Lektor, leader of the Graktan inhabitants
  • Mork, Graktan scientist

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