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A Taste of Armageddon
(En smag af armageddon)
Stardate 3192.1
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 23 (1.22)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeFobest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei   IMDB   Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Guest Cast:
David Opatoshu   IMDB   Anan 7
Gene Lyons   IMDB   Ambassador Robert Fox
Barbara Babcock   IMDB   Mea 3
Miko Mayama   IMDB   Tamula
David L. Ross   IMDB   Lieutenant Galloway
Sean Kenney   IMDB   DePaul
Robert Sampson   IMDB   Sar 6
William Blackburn   IMDB   Lt. Hadley
Music:
Alexander Courage   IMDB
Director:
Joseph Pevney   IMDB
Teleplay:
Robert Hammer   IMDB
Gene L. Coon   IMDB
Story:
Robert Hammer   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 11
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 12
VHS   ST:TOS VHS 1.8
Teaser
The Original Series Teaser #23: A Taste of Armageddon

The crew find themselves immersed in an interplanetary war between the Eminiar and Vendikar, which is being fought by computers. The computers pinpoint the location of theoretical bombings, and people living in that area voluntarily march into disintegration chambers. The Enterprise unwittingly becomes a target and Eminiar's leader, Anan 7, expects Kirk to have his crew enter the disintegration chambers to keep the peace.
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is ordered to pick up Ambassador Robert Fox, who is headed to planet Eminiar VII on a diplomatic mission. Upon arriving at the planet, the ship is warned away.

Beaming to the surface with a landing party, Kirk and Spock are met by a Young Woman, Mea 3, who tells them that Eminiar VII has been at war with its neighboring planet, Vendikar, for over 500 years. Mea 3 takes them to the council chambers where they find banks of computers. Eminiar's head council Anan 7 informs them that the two planets have learned to avoid the complete devastation of war because computers are used. When a "hit" is scored by one of the planets, the people declared "dead" willingly walk into antimatter chambers and are vaporized. Anan 7 further tells Kirk that his ship and all the crew aboard her have been declared casualties and will be executed. When Kirk flatly refuses, the landing party members are taken prisoner.

The council members are unable to convince Scotty, in charge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, to lower shields without a direct order from Captain Kirk. Meanwhile, Robert Fox has beamed to Eminiar and is also taken prisoner, marked for death. Kirk and Spock escape and gain the council chambers where they destroy the computers. Kirk tells the council members that they have made this war too easy for themselves and that they will truly experience the horrors of war if they do not learn to make peace first. Ambassador Fox volunteers to stay behind and negotiate a peace between the neighboring planets.
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