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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…

Summary[]

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[]

Attacked by a flying saucer

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.

Appearances[]

Regular cast[]

Other characters[]

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


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