Errand of Mercy (Episode)

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Star Trek
"Errand of Mercy"
Stardate 3198.4
Series Star Trek
Episode Number 27
Release Date 23 March 1967
Writer Gene L. Coon
Director John Newland

Kirk and Spock battle Klingons to free Organia.

As hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire reach their peak, the Enterprise is dispatched to the strategically located planet Organia. The Organian Council of Elders, five smiling, elderly men, seem strangely unconcerned about the prospect of war centering about their planet. Klingon Commander Kor leads an occupation force in an invasion of Organia. Kirk and Spock go undercover, disguised as two traders, but are betrayed by the council and condemned to death. The Organians rescue them very easily. As the moment of all-out war approaches, the Organians reveal themselves as omnipotent beings of pure energy. Using their mental abilities, they neutralize all weapons. Kirk realizes with horror that part of him had been anticipating the hostilities; he is also relieved to know that from now on the Organians will be watching to see that things do not get out of hand.


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Astrometrics: Armenia; Belgium; Class M; Organia
Cast & Crew: Abbott, Jon; Brocco, Peter; Colicos, John; Coon, Gene; Doohan, James; Kelley, DeForest; Newland, John; Nichols, Nichelle; Nimoy, Leonard; Shatner, William; Takei, George
Chronology: Stardate 3198.4-3201.7; 2267
Culture: chess; Richter Scale of Cultures
Education: Doctor
People: Ayelborne; Claymare; Kirk, James T.; Kor; McCoy, Leonard; Scott, Montgomery; Spock; Sulu, Hikaru; Trefayne; Uhura, Nyota
Politics: Klingon Empire; Klingon Ranks; military; Organian Council of Elders; Starfleet; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Ranks; United Federation of Planets
Science & Technology: antimatter; communicator; impulse drive; kevas; mind sifter; phaser; sonic grenade; transporter; tricorder; trillium; war; warp drive; warp nacelle
Ships & Vehicles: Constitution class; U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
Xenology: amoebas; dogs; Humans; Klingons; Organians; sheep; tigers; Vulcans; wolves
Miscellaneous: Code 1 Alert; money