Balok

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Myriad Universes: Balok
Balok
Balok (SD 1512.1) (TOS 02)

Balok (SD 1512.1) (TOS 02)
Portrayed by Clint Howard
Vic Perrin (Voice)
Ted Cassidy (Puppet Voice)
First Appearace TOS 02 (10 Nov 1966)
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In 2266, Balok was the commander of the First Federation Starship Fesarius. On Stardate 1512.1, Balok and the Fesarius encountered the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, of the similarly-named United Federation of Planets.

Balok's puppet (TOS 02)

Balok's puppet (TOS 02)

Though the encounter began on a tense note, Balok—who initially used an intimidating-looking puppet that he described as "the Hyde to my Jekyll" while dealing with the Enterprise crew—soon discovered that the Enterprise crew was sincere in its claims of peaceful exploration, and opened a dialogue with Captain James T. Kirk. The Enterprise's navigator, Lieutenant David Bailey, volunteered to remain with Balok as an unofficial ambassador.[1]

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