The Corbomite Maneuver (Episode)

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"The Corbomite Maneuver"

Stardate 1512.2: Kirk bluffs his way past what appears to be a powerful alien.

While exploring an uncharted area of space, the Enterprise is confronted by an alien buoy, which is emitting dangerous radiation. Soon after Captain Kirk orders the destruction of the buoy, a gigantic ship, the Fesarius, traps the Enterprise, promising to destroy the Enterprise. Kirk stages a desperate bluff. He tells the alien commander, Balok, that the Enterprise is equipped with Corbomite, which would destroy any attacker. The countdown is halted. When the Fesarius seems to be in distress, Kirk comes to the rescue. The Balok seen on screen is revealed to be a puppet, part of a series of tests the real Balok has been running to learn if Kirk and crew are truly peaceful. Diplomatic relations are established, and Lieutenant Bailey volunteers to remain aboard the Fesarius.


Cast & Crew: Anthony Call, Ted Cassidy, James Doohan, Clint Howard, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Vic Perrin, Joseph Sargent, William Shatner, Jerry Sohl, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney
Chronology: 2265, Stardate 1512.2
Food: Tranya
People: David Bailey, Balok, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Janice Rand, Montgomery Scott, Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura
Politics: Captain, Commander, Ensign, First Federation, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Starfleet, United Federation of Planets, Yeoman
Science & Technology: phaser, tricorder, warp drive, warp nacelle
Ships & Vehicles: Constitution class, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Fesarius
Xenology: Humans, Vulcans
Miscellaneous: Corbomite

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