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The Enterprise is captured by Trelane, the childish ruler of Gothos.





En route to the

[Beta VI](/wiki/Beta_VI) colony, the [USS Enterprise](/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(NCC-1701)) must pass through a void, or “star desert” – a region of space where solar systems are not common, roughly 900 [light years](/wiki/Light_year) from [Earth](/wiki/Earth).While there, they discover a [rogue planet](/wiki/Rogue_planet) comprised primarily of [iron](/wiki/Iron)- [silica](/wiki/Silica).[Captain](/wiki/Captain) [Kirk](/wiki/James_T._Kirk) says they have no time to investigate and asks [Uhura](/wiki/Nyota_Uhura) to notify the [discovery](/wiki/Discovery_(observation)), but she replies there’s subspace interference.[Sulu](/wiki/Hikaru_Sulu) prepares to steer around it when he suddenly vanishes.Seconds later, the captain also disappears.Being informed of this by [navigator](/wiki/Navigator) [DeSalle](/wiki/DeSalle), [Spock](/wiki/Spock) orders all reverse power.

Act One[


Spock and the crew of the Enterprise conduct a sensor sweep of where Kirk and Sulu could be.The bridge crew conclude, since they can find absolutely no trace of them on the Enterprise, that their two missing officers have to be on the planet even though it is extremely inhospitable.Despite this, it appears to host some form of life and someone transmits a clear, if somewhat archaic, greeting.

“Hip-hip hoorah.And, I believe, it is pronounced ‘Tally-ho’,” Spock reads.Spock orders a beam down, and a

[landing party](/wiki/Landing_party) consisting of DeSalle, [Jaeger](/wiki/Carl_Jaeger), and [Dr.](/wiki/Dr.) [McCoy](/wiki/Leonard_McCoy) discover a zone of Earth-like conditions, and within it, a large fortified manor (or small castle).Inside is a collection of bizarre artifacts and decorations – and the frozen forms of Kirk and Sulu.

“They’re like waxworks figures”, McCoy notes.Almost as soon as the missing officers are discovered, the door slams shut, and a [harpsichord](/wiki/Harpsichord) begins to play; seated there is a foppish figure in a blue coat and ruffled shirt.He later introduces himself as [General](/wiki/General) [Trelane](/wiki/Trelane) (retired), the [Squire](/wiki/Squire) of [Gothos](/wiki/Gothos).

Trelane then releases Kirk and Sulu from their frozen state.Though friendly enough at first, Trelane does not hesitate to make it clear that he is in firm control of the situation.When Kirk demands to Trelane that they are to leave immediately and go back to the Enterprise, Trelane transports him to the outside of his castle, which is filled with

[toxic](/wiki/Toxic) [gas](/wiki/Gas), as a demonstration of his “authority”.When Trelane returns Kirk to his home a few seconds later, the captain is choking and coughing.

Trelane makes it quite clear that the landing party is not leaving.”Now, you will behave yourselves hereafter, won’t you? Or I shall be very, very [angry](/wiki/Angry)”, Trelane threatens.

Act Two[


On the Enterprise, Spock has

[Scotty](/wiki/Montgomery_Scott) beam up everything that is considered a life form within the life-supporting zone on the planet.

In Trelane’s castle, McCoy informs Kirk that he is receiving a transporter signal through his [communicator](/wiki/Communicator).The landing party is about to be beamed up to the ship.Trelane, furious that his “guests” are departing, shouts to Kirk, “Wait, I won’t have this! I haven’t dismissed you yet! Stop! I won’t have this!” Back aboard the Enterprise, an escape attempt is then underway.However, this only lasts a few brief moments before Trelane appears on the bridge.He immediately develops a dislike for Spock, since Kirk announced Trelane’s “party” was over thanks to Spock prior to being beamed up.

“I have a perfectly enchanting sojourn on Gothos planned for all of you”, he states.Suddenly, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, DeSalle, Jaeger, Sulu, and [Yeoman](/wiki/Yeoman) [Ross](/wiki/Teresa_Ross) find themselves in Trelane’s drawing room, with a large dining table set up.DeSalle tries to attack Trelane but is frozen.After Kirk demands Trelane release him, he does.”We haven’t even got our [phasers](/wiki/Phaser)”, Sulu quietly reminds the navigator.

Several mistakes and incongruities, including a fire without heat and food and

[brandy](/wiki/Brandy) without taste, convince Kirk that Trelane is not omnipotent and knows only the forms of Human society, not the substance, and further lead him to conclude that some agency is assisting Trelane – a machine of some type.

Kirk ponders on what kind of a machine could do all of these things and Spock speculates that the machine would need the ability to turn energy into matter using Trelane’s thought waves.Thus Kirk decides the machine must be destroyed in order for them to leave.While Trelane flirts with Yeoman Ross, Kirk has had enough and is fairly sure that Trelane’s mirror is his source of power, the captain challenges him to a [duel](/wiki/Duel).”And captain… I never miss”, Trelane tells Kirk while aiming his pistol at the captain’s head.

Act Three[


During the duel, Trelane delopes (throws away his shot) and invites Kirk to shoot at him.”And now, captain, my fate is in your hands.” Kirk takes aim at Trelane and instead shoots the

[large mirror](/wiki/Mirror_machine) behind Trelane.

Kirk’s guess is right; intricate machinery behind the mirror is destroyed, and much of Trelane’s creation collapses, enabling the landing party to escape and flee Gothos.Trelane is enraged.”Go back! Go back to your ship, all of you! And prepare, you’re all dead men.You especially, captain.” Trelane goes toward his mirror and disappears.Kirk flips open his communicator and contacts the Enterprise to beam all of them up.

The respite is brief.The Enterprise flees in the direction of Beta VI, but Trelane reveals that his power is more extensive than yet displayed as the planet Gothos appears directly in the path of the ship.Kirk immediately orders Sulu to turn the Enterprise hard to port to avoid a collision.

Kirk wonders if the Enterprise has been going in circles, but Sulu’s instruments show that they’re on course for Beta VI.Gothos appears in front of the ship again and Sulu executes a hard turn to starboard this time to avoid the collision again.Spock compares their situation as a “cat and mouse game” with Kirk lamenting that they’re the mouse.Gothos appears in front of them again but this time Trelane becomes wise to their tactics and continuously moves the planet in front of the Enterprise no matter which way she turns.Finally, Kirk realizes he must confront Trelane and orders the Enterprise to accelerate into orbit so he can beam down, but before he can, Trelane snatches the captain down to the surface and into his kangaroo court where a bewigged Trelane has established himself as a

[judge](/wiki/Judge), and this time, his instrumentality is unbreakable.Trelane plans to execute Kirk for the crime of opposing him.

“You will hang by the [neck](/wiki/Neck), Captain, until you are dead, dead, dead!”

Act Four[


But it is all too easy for the powerful alien.”That’s your problem, Trelane.Everything is easy.It’s given you a bad habit.You’re not aware of it, but you have it,” Kirk tells him.”Eh?”, Trelane asks.Seizing on this, Kirk suggests Trelane needs a challenge, and offers to provide one, suggesting a hunt.Trelane is delighted at the prospect and readily agrees.

Trelane hunts Kirk for a time, and soon enough captures him.

As Kirk is about to be killed, he calls Trelane’s bluff, takes Trelane’s

[sword](/wiki/Sword) and breaks it over his knee, slaps him twice across the face; and starts to scold him, like he would a child.Salvation comes in the form of [Trelane’s mother](/wiki/Trelane%27s_mother) and [father](/wiki/Trelane%27s_father), who appear as disembodied, hovering glowing green lights against a treetop.Trelane stands in a pool of light, like an actor in a theater spotlight, as he pleads with his parents.It seems that he is essentially a naughty child who has overstepped his bounds, especially how he treats his “pets”.

Trelane’s parents tell him that it is “time to come in now”.The light shrinks and vanishes, and so does Trelane as he is taken away to be disciplined.Trelane’s parents don’t answer Kirk’s questions about who they and Trelane are, but merely apologize for their child’s misbehavior and free the Enterprise, as well as saying they will maintain the planet’s environment until Kirk leaves.Trelane’s parents then vanish and Kirk regains contact with the Enterprise.

Later, Spock asks Kirk what he should describe Trelane as.

Kirk tells him to classify him as a “small boy – and a very naughty one at that.” He tells Spock that Trelane probably engaged in the same “mischievous pranks” the

[Vulcan](/wiki/Vulcan) did as a young boy.Spock is confused by this classification, so Kirk continues.”Dipping little girls curls in inkwells.Stealing [apples](/wiki/Apple) from the neighbor’s trees.

Tying cans on…”, at which point Spock expresses complete incredulity.”Forgive me, Mr.Spock.I should have known better”, Kirk remarks.

Spock says he shall be delighted, then raises an eyebrow before returning to his [station](/wiki/Science_station).The Enterprise then enters orbit of Beta VI.

Log entries[


Memorable quotes[


“I can’t imagine a mirage ever disturbing those mathematically perfect brain waves of yours.”

– – McCoy to Spock, on describing the star void as a desert

“Do you know that you’re one of the few predator species that preys even on itself?”

– – Trelane, to Kirk

“Wait! I won’t have this! I haven’t dismissed you yet! Stop! I won’t have this!”

– – Trelane

“I object to you.I object to intellect without discipline.I object to power without constructive purpose.”

– – Spock, to Trelane

“Why, Mr.Spock, you do have one saving grace after all – you’re ill mannered!”

– – Trelane, in response

“Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected.

In this case, I should think interesting would suffice.”

– – Spock to McCoy, on Trelane’s flawed recreations

“Oh, the remarkable treachery of the species!”

– – Trelane, after Kirk destroys the mirror machine

“Turn in your glass slippers.The ball is over.”

“Gladly, Captain.”

– – Kirk and Teresa Ross, on the bridge

“Cat and mouse game.”

“With us as the mouse.”

– – Spock and Kirk, as the planet of Gothos chases the Enterprise

“You will hang by the neck, Captain, until you are dead, dead, dead!”

– – Trelane, sentencing Kirk

“So this is victory! It has a sweet taste.”

– – Trelane, cornering Kirk

“You broke it! You broke my sword!”

– – Trelane, to Kirk

“You always stop me when I’m having fun!”

– – Trelane, to his parents

“I was winning.I would have won… honest.”

– – Trelane, to his parents before being taken away

“They’re beings, Trelane.

They have spirit.They’re superior.”

– – Trelane’s Father, on Humans

[My father](/wiki/Sarek) is from the planet Vulcan.”

“And are its natives predatory?”

“Not generally – but there have been exceptions.”

– – Spock and Trelane

“Who are you? Who is Trelane?”

– – Kirk, to Trelane’s parents — but his questions are never answered

Background information[


Production timeline[


– Story outline by

[Paul Schneider](/wiki/Paul_Schneider): [11 August](/wiki/11_August) [1966](/wiki/August_1966)

– First draft teleplay by Schneider:

[11 October](/wiki/11_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)

– Second draft teleplay:

[18 October](/wiki/18_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)

– Staff rewrite:

[26 October](/wiki/26_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)

– Final draft teleplay by

[Gene L.Coon](/wiki/Gene_L._Coon): [26 October](/wiki/26_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)

– Additional revisions:

[28 October](/wiki/28_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966), [31 October](/wiki/31_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966), [1 November](/wiki/1_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966)

– Filmed:

[28 October](/wiki/28_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)– [7 November](/wiki/7_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966)

– Day 1 –

[28 October](/wiki/28_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966), Friday – [Desilu Stage 9](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_9): Int.[Transporter room](/wiki/Transporter_room), [Bridge](/wiki/Bridge)

– Day 2 –

[31 October](/wiki/31_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966), Monday – [Desilu Stage 9](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_9): Int.


– Day 3 –

[1 November](/wiki/1_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966), Tuesday – [Desilu Stage 10](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_10): Int.[Trelane’s drawing room](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house)

– Day 4 –

[2 November](/wiki/2_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966), Wednesday – [Desilu Stage 10](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_10): Int.[Trelane’s drawing room](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house)

– Day 5 –

[3 November](/wiki/3_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966), Thursday – [Desilu Stage 10](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_10): Int.[Trelane’s drawing room](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house)

– Day 6 –

[4 November](/wiki/4_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966), Friday – [Desilu Stage 10](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_10): Int.[Trelane’s drawing room](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house), Ext.[Outside Trelane’s castle](/wiki/Gothos), Int.[Trelane’s courtroom](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house)

– Day 7 –

[7 November](/wiki/7_November) [1966](/wiki/November_1966), Monday – [Desilu Stage 10](/wiki/Desilu_Stage_10): Ext.

[Outside Trelane’s castle](/wiki/Gothos)

– Day 1 –

– Original airdate:

[12 January](/wiki/12_January) [1967](/wiki/January_1967)

– Rerun airdate:

[22 June](/wiki/22_June) [1967](/wiki/June_1967)

– First UK airdate:

[1 November](/wiki/1_November) [1969](/wiki/November_1969)

Story and script[

] [Paul Schneider](/wiki/Paul_Schneider)originally wrote this episode as an anti-war statement, and got his inspiration by seeing children playing war.[[1]] [De Forest Research, Inc.](/wiki/Kellam_de_Forest), the company who reviewed scripts for clearances and other related matters, noted in their commentary on the line “Then you’ve been looking in on doings nine hundred years past”: “Other scripts have placed Star Trek c.200 years in the future, e.g.” [Shore Leave](/wiki/Shore_Leave_(episode))”.That places this reference in the [13th century](/wiki/13th_century).”

– In the Star Trek Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition,

[Leonard Nimoy](/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy)notes that figured the other way, this would put Star Trek in the [27th century](/wiki/27th_century).

[[2]] it would be [28th century](/wiki/28th_century)as Trelane knows of [Alexander Hamilton](/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton)’s death in a 1804 duel and forces a Richard Strauss composition from 1880 both of the 19th century).

– In the Star Trek Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition,

– Trelane’s words on meeting Yeoman Ross, “Is this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Fair Helen, make me immortal with a kiss” are a slight misquote from

Christopher Marlowe’s [17th century](/wiki/17th_century)play Doctor Faustus).[[3]] [Barbara Babcock](/wiki/Barbara_Babcock)(Trelane’s mother) and [Bartell La Rue](/wiki/Bart_La_Rue)(Trelane’s father) were uncredited on-screen, despite having dialogue.

Sets and props[


– An

[M-113 creature](/wiki/M-113_creature)is among the trophies on display in Trelane’s castle.When [McCoy](/wiki/Leonard_McCoy)(the creature’s last defender in ” [The Man Trap](/wiki/The_Man_Trap_(episode))”) sees it, he does a double-take.During the scene, the howling music theme from that episode is heard.

– Briefly visible, before Trelane vaporizes it with the phaser, is a strange

[bird-like creature with striped legs](/wiki/Trelane_creature_002)that is also in a display niche.

It was the reuse of the [humanoid bird](/wiki/Humanoid_bird)creature costume, fleetingly and partially seen in the Talos [zoo](/wiki/Zoo)in ” [The Cage](/wiki/The_Cage_(episode))”.[[4]]

– The

[laser beacon](/wiki/Laser_beacon), appearing previously in ” [Charlie X](/wiki/Charlie_X_(episode))” and ” [The Galileo Seven](/wiki/The_Galileo_Seven_(episode))”, was reused as a sort of soldering tool by Kirk in ” [The Doomsday Machine](/wiki/The_Doomsday_Machine_(episode))”.It is identified in [The Making of Star Trek](/wiki/The_Making_of_Star_Trek)[ [page number?](/wiki/Memory_Alpha:Cite_your_sources)• edit?action=edit)] as an “Offensive/Defensive Ray Gun,” a description later used by [Franz Joseph](/wiki/Franz_Joseph)in the [Star Fleet Technical Manual](/wiki/Star_Fleet_Technical_Manual)[ [page number?](/wiki/Memory_Alpha:Cite_your_sources)• edit?action=edit)].

Cast and characters[


– Leslie (Eddie Paskey) is in the captain’s chair when the crew first escapes Trelane.Leslie appears in the big chair one more time, in “

[The Alternative Factor](/wiki/The_Alternative_Factor_(episode))”.

– According to an interview with William Campbell in

[The World of Star Trek](/wiki/The_World_of_Star_Trek)[ [page number?](/wiki/Memory_Alpha:Cite_your_sources)• edit?action=edit)], in his fight with William Shatner in the forest, he fell down and dislocated his shoulder.Fortunately, as he flung his arm up in his instinctive reaction to the excruciating pain, the shoulder popped back into its socket.

– Due to Campbell’s injury, the episode finished shooting going one day over schedule, resulting in seven filming days.


[These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One](/wiki/These_Are_the_Voyages:_TOS_Season_One), 1st ed.p.392)

– In the same book [

[page number?](/wiki/Memory_Alpha:Cite_your_sources)• edit?action=edit)], Campbell recounts that producer [Gene L.Coon](/wiki/Gene_L._Coon)pushed for his casting as Trelane, as he had seen him in other projects, and thought Campbell would make a great “English fop” and would be nice in “comedic sinister” role.However, casting director [Joseph D’Agosta](/wiki/Joseph_D%27Agosta)had doubts about his abilities in such a role, so Campbell had to read for the part, which he eventually got.

– D’Agosta’s original choice for Trelane was

[Roddy McDowall](/wiki/Roddy_McDowall).However, when Campbell went for his audition, he had just read one paragraph, when D’Agosta broke it up, saying “Go straight to wardrobe.He’s perfect for the part.” [[5]]

– This episode marks the first appearance of

[Michael Barrier](/wiki/Michael_Barrier)as [Lieutenant](/wiki/Lieutenant) [DeSalle](/wiki/DeSalle).

The character returns later in ” [This Side of Paradise](/wiki/This_Side_of_Paradise_(episode))” and ” [Catspaw](/wiki/Catspaw_(episode))”.While DeSalle serves as a navigator in this episode, he is a biologist in “This Side of Paradise” and assistant chief engineer in “Catspaw”.



– William Campbell’s first wig was a French hairpiece.He demanded that an English barrister’s wig be found to fit his character.Shatner complained that precious production time is going to be wasted for something he found to be a minor and unimportant detail.


[Don McDougall](/wiki/Don_McDougall)didn’t want a conflict with the series star, so he called producer [Gene Coon](/wiki/Gene_Coon)to the set to arbitrate the matter.Coon decided in favor of Campbell, and filming was halted until the English wig was found.( [These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One](/wiki/These_Are_the_Voyages:_TOS_Season_One), 1st ed., p.391)

– Trelane’s coat was a costume piece not designed by

[William Ware Theiss](/wiki/William_Ware_Theiss), but rented from the “Western Costume” company.

The same coat can be seen in the Gilligan’s Islandepisode “Lovey’s Secret Admirer” and The Monkeesepisode “The Prince at the Pauper”.[[6]]

– A

[27 October](/wiki/27_October) [1966](/wiki/October_1966)memo from [Bob Justman](/wiki/Bob_Justman)to Gene Coon stated in part: “If we transport McCoy, Jaeger and DeSalle down to the surface of Gothos in the orange space suits that we used in ” [The Naked Time](/wiki/The_Naked_Time_(episode))”, then the audience will take a full half hour to stop laughing from what our people look like.”



– A brief split-screen effect allows bars to appear and block Kirk’s escape towards the end of the episode without having to rely on editing.

– When first encountered, Trelane is “playing” the Sonata in C Major, K.159 by

Domenico Scarlatti.[[7]] [[8]]*/ (X)The second tune that Trelane plays after showing the flags to Captain Kirk and stating “Can’t you imagine it, Captain? The thousands of men marching off to their deaths, singing beneath these banners.Doesn’t it make your blood run swiftly?” is Sonata in G minor, K.450 by Domenico Scarlatti.

The tune Trelane has Uhura play on the harpsichord is [Roses from the South](/wiki/Roses_from_the_South)by [Johann Strauss II](/wiki/Johann_Strauss_II).

– In the closing credits of the show, the title billing for Script Supervisor is misspelled “SCPIPT SUPERVISOR”.



– The preview contains a Captain’s Log recorded solely for the preview, and which never featured in the actual episode: “Captain’s log, stardate 2126.1.We are weaponless and powerless.

Unwilling guests of the creature who calls himself Trelane.”



– William Campbell recalled the part of Trelane as “It was just a great role.It was sensational.I’ll never forget it.” and “It would be very easy for any actor who had any training to play the Squire of Gothos.The character was so well written and, of course, it was the show”.


[These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One](/wiki/These_Are_the_Voyages:_TOS_Season_One), p.389, 393)

Video and DVD releases[


– Original US Betamax release:

[1985](/wiki/1985_(production)) [UK VHS release](/wiki/Star_Trek_VHS_releases_in_the_UK)(two-episode tapes, [CIC Video](/wiki/CIC_Video)): [Volume 10](/wiki/TOS_Season_1_UK_VHS), catalog number VHR 2275, release date unknown

– US VHS release:

[15 April](/wiki/15_April) [1994](/wiki/April_1994)

– UK re-release (three-episode tapes, CIC Video): Volume 1.7,

[4 November](/wiki/4_November) [1996](/wiki/November_1996)

– Original US DVD release (single-disc): Volume 9,

[21 March](/wiki/21_March) [2000](/wiki/March_2000)

– As part of the

[TOS Season 1 DVD](/wiki/TOS_Season_1_DVD)collection

– As part of the

[TOS Season 1 HD DVD](/wiki/TOS_Season_1_HD_DVD)collection

– As part of the

[TOS Season 1 Blu-ray](/wiki/TOS_Season_1_Blu-ray)collection

Links and references[




Guest star[



] [DeForest Kelley](/wiki/DeForest_Kelley)as Dr.[McCoy](/wiki/Leonard_McCoy) [Richard Carlyle](/wiki/Richard_Carlyle)as [Jaeger](/wiki/Carl_Jaeger)

– And

[Nichelle Nichols](/wiki/Nichelle_Nichols)as [Uhura](/wiki/Nyota_Uhura) [George Takei](/wiki/George_Takei)as [Sulu](/wiki/Hikaru_Sulu) [James Doohan](/wiki/James_Doohan)as [Scott](/wiki/Montgomery_Scott) [Michael Barrier](/wiki/Michael_Barrier)as [DeSalle](/wiki/DeSalle) [Venita Wolf](/wiki/Venita_Wolf)as [Teresa](/wiki/Teresa_Ross)

Uncredited cast[

] [William Blackburn](/wiki/William_Blackburn)as [Hadley](/wiki/Hadley) [Eddie Paskey](/wiki/Eddie_Paskey)as [Leslie](/wiki/Leslie) [Barbara Babcock](/wiki/Barbara_Babcock)as [Trelane’s mother](/wiki/Trelane%27s_mother)(voice) [Frank da Vinci](/wiki/Frank_da_Vinci)as [Brent](/wiki/Brent) [Carey Foster](/wiki/Carey_Foster)as a [sciences crew woman](/wiki/USS_Enterprise_sciences_crew_woman_12) [Bartell La Rue](/wiki/Bartell_La_Rue)as [Trelane’s father](/wiki/Trelane%27s_father)(voice) [Jeannie Malone](/wiki/Jeannie_Malone)as a [yeoman](/wiki/USS_Enterprise_operations_yeoman_1) [Unknown actors](/wiki/Unknown_actor)as


] [ability](/wiki/Ability); [acceleration](/wiki/Acceleration); [accusation](/wiki/Accusation); address; [alligator-like creature](/wiki/Trelane_creature_001); [ancestry](/wiki/Ancestry); [anger](/wiki/Anger) (aka [angry](/wiki/Angry), [wrath](/wiki/Wrath)); [apple](/wiki/Apple); [area](/wiki/Area); assignment; [atmosphere](/wiki/Atmosphere); audience; [authority](/wiki/Authority); [bad habit](/wiki/Bad_habit); [ball](/wiki/Ball_(dance)); [banner](/wiki/Banner); [battle](/wiki/Battle); [battle flag](/wiki/Battle_flag); being; bench; [Beta VI](/wiki/Beta_VI); [bicorne](/wiki/Bicorne); [bird-like creature](/wiki/Trelane_creature_002); blackletter; [blood](/wiki/Blood); [body](/wiki/Body); [Bonaparte, Napoléon](/wiki/Napol%C3%A9on_Bonaparte); ” [Bones](/wiki/Bones)”; brain wave; [brandy](/wiki/Brandy); campaign; can; case; [cat](/wiki/Cat); [cat-and-mouse game](/wiki/Cat-and-mouse_game); chance; [choice](/wiki/Choice); [Cinderella](/wiki/Cinderella); [collision course](/wiki/Collision_course); [computer](/wiki/Computer); [computer banks](/wiki/Computer_bank); [conquest](/wiki/Conquest); [conspiracy](/wiki/Conspiracy); contact; [coordinates](/wiki/Coordinates); [courage](/wiki/Courage); [court](/wiki/Court); [crewwoman](/wiki/Crewwoman); [crime](/wiki/Crime); [Crusades](/wiki/Crusades); [dance](/wiki/Dance); data; [day](/wiki/Day); [death](/wiki/Death); [deception](/wiki/Deception); deference; demonstration; [density](/wiki/Density); [dereliction of duty](/wiki/Dereliction_of_duty); [desert](/wiki/Desert); [device](/wiki/Device); [discipline](/wiki/Discipline); disobedience: [dizziness](/wiki/Dizziness); [drawing room](/wiki/Drawing_room); [dress](/wiki/Dress); [duel](/wiki/Duel); [dueling pistol](/wiki/Dueling_pistol); [dune](/wiki/Dune); [Earth](/wiki/Earth); ego; ember; [embodied energy](/wiki/Embodied_energy); [emergency warp](/wiki/Emergency_warp); [energy](/wiki/Energy); error; estimate; environment; [evidence](/wiki/Evidence); [experiment](/wiki/Experiment); [expression](/wiki/Expression); [eye](/wiki/Eye); [face](/wiki/Face); [face mask](/wiki/Face_mask); [fairer sex](/wiki/Fairer_sex); [fate](/wiki/Fate); [feeling](/wiki/Feeling); [female](/wiki/Female); field-of-honor game; [fire](/wiki/Fire); [fireplace](/wiki/Fireplace); [flavor](/wiki/Flavor); [force of intellect](/wiki/Force_of_intellect); [forest](/wiki/Forest); ” [freak of nature](/wiki/Freak_of_nature)”; [French](/wiki/French); [French Army uniform](/wiki/French_Army_uniform); [French language](/wiki/French_language); [fun](/wiki/Fun); [fury](/wiki/Fury); [future](/wiki/Future); [gender](/wiki/Gender); [general](/wiki/General); [geophysics](/wiki/Geophysics); [German](/wiki/German); [German language](/wiki/German_language); [gift](/wiki/Gift); [glass](/wiki/Glass); [glory](/wiki/Glory); [God of War](/wiki/God_of_War); [Gothos](/wiki/Gothos); [Grecian](/wiki/Grecian); [grief](/wiki/Grief); [guest](/wiki/Guest); [habit](/wiki/Habit); [Hamilton, Alexander](/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton); [hand](/wiki/Hand); [hanging](/wiki/Hanging); [Hannibal](/wiki/Hannibal); [harm](/wiki/Harm); [harpsichord](/wiki/Harpsichord); [head](/wiki/Head); [heat](/wiki/Heat_(physics)); [Heaven](/wiki/Heaven); [Helen](/wiki/Helen); hobby; [honor](/wiki/Honor); [hospitality](/wiki/Hospitality); [hour](/wiki/Hour); [Human](/wiki/Human); ” [I’m a doctor, not a…](/wiki/I%27m_a_doctor,_not_a…)”; [Ilium](/wiki/Ilium); [immortal](/wiki/Immortal); imprisonment; [impulse power](/wiki/Impulse_power); inept; [inferior being](/wiki/Inferior_being); [inkwell](/wiki/Inkwell); [instruction](/wiki/Instruction); [insurrection](/wiki/Insurrection); [intellect](/wiki/Intellect); [iron](/wiki/Iron); [island](/wiki/Island); [joke](/wiki/Joke); [judge’s bench](/wiki/Judge%27s_bench); [kiss](/wiki/Kiss); [knee](/wiki/Knee); [laser beacon](/wiki/Laser_beacon); [laughter](/wiki/Laughter); [law](/wiki/Law); [library banks](/wiki/Library_bank); [lifeform](/wiki/Lifeform); life path; [life support gear](/wiki/Life_support_gear) ; [life support system](/wiki/Life_support_system); [light warp](/wiki/Light_warp); [light year](/wiki/Light_year); [living being](/wiki/Living_being); [logic](/wiki/Logic); [machine](/wiki/Machine); [madman](/wiki/Madman); [magnitude](/wiki/Magnitude); [manners](/wiki/Manners); [maximum speed](/wiki/Maximum_speed); [matter](/wiki/Matter); [matter-energy conversion](/wiki/Matter-energy_conversion); [meat](/wiki/Meat); [memory bank](/wiki/Memory_bank); [meteorologist](/wiki/Meteorologist); [mile](/wiki/Mile); [million](/wiki/Million); [mind](/wiki/Mind); [mirage](/wiki/Mirage); [mirror](/wiki/Mirror); [mirror machine](/wiki/Mirror_machine); [mission](/wiki/Mission); mistake; [monsieur](/wiki/Monsieur); [mouse](/wiki/Mouse); [murder](/wiki/Murder); [music](/wiki/Music); ” [my home is your home](/wiki/Idioms)”; nature; natural radio source; [neck](/wiki/Neck); [neighbor](/wiki/Neighbor); [noose](/wiki/Noose); [nostalgia](/wiki/Nostalgia); [Nubian](/wiki/Nubian); [oases](/wiki/Oases); opportunity; [orbit](/wiki/Orbit); [oxygen](/wiki/Oxygen); [oxygen mask](/wiki/Oxygen_mask); [palate](/wiki/Palate); [palm tree](/wiki/Palm_tree); ” [pay the price](/wiki/Idioms)”; [peace](/wiki/Peace); [pennant](/wiki/Pennant); [Persia](/wiki/Persia); [permission](/wiki/Permission); [pet](/wiki/Pet); [physicianer](/wiki/Physicianer); [place](/wiki/Place); [port](/wiki/Port); [powerful and godlike beings](/wiki/Powerful_and_godlike_beings); [prank](/wiki/Prank); [predator](/wiki/Predator); [prisoner](/wiki/Prisoner); [punishment](/wiki/Punishment); [pure mentality](/wiki/Pure_mentality); [Quadrant 904](/wiki/Quadrant_904); [Queen of Sheba](/wiki/Queen_of_Sheba); [radiation](/wiki/Radiation); [rage](/wiki/Rage); range; rationality; [red alert](/wiki/Red_alert); [retired](/wiki/Retired); reverse power; [rifle](/wiki/Rifle); [Roses from the South](/wiki/Roses_from_the_South); [royal hunt](/wiki/Royal_hunt); [rule](/wiki/Rule); [Sarek](/wiki/Sarek); search; [search party](/wiki/Search_party); [science officer](/wiki/Science_officer); [science station](/wiki/Science_station); [schedule](/wiki/Schedule); [scientist](/wiki/Scientist); [sensor](/wiki/Sensor); [Sheba](/wiki/Sheba); ” [shooting in the dark](/wiki/Idioms)”; signal; [silica](/wiki/Silica); [singing](/wiki/Singing); [skin](/wiki/Skin); [skin pigmentation](/wiki/Skin_pigmentation); [slap](/wiki/Slap); [slipper](/wiki/Slipper); [society](/wiki/Society); social duty; [soldier](/wiki/Soldier); [soil](/wiki/Soil); [Sonata in C major](/wiki/Sonata_in_C_major); [space](/wiki/Space); [Spacefleet Command](/wiki/Spacefleet_Command); [species](/wiki/Species); [spirit](/wiki/Spirit); [squire](/wiki/Squire); [stakes](/wiki/Stake_(gambling)); [starboard](/wiki/Starboard); [star desert](/wiki/Star_desert); [stardust](/wiki/Stardust); [stem](/wiki/Stem); [stern](/wiki/Stern); [stratagem](/wiki/Stratagem); [straw](/wiki/Straw); [storm](/wiki/Storm); [subspace](/wiki/Subspace); [subspace communication](/wiki/Subspace_communication); [subspace interference](/wiki/Subspace_interference); [subspace radio](/wiki/Subspace_radio); [superbeing](/wiki/Superbeing); suit of armor; [sunlight](/wiki/Sunlight); [Surak](/wiki/Surak); [surface](/wiki/Surface); suspense; [sword](/wiki/Sword); [taste](/wiki/Taste); [terror](/wiki/Terror); [theory](/wiki/Theory); [thing](/wiki/Thing); thought wave; [thousand](/wiki/Thousand); [time](/wiki/Time); [tomorrow](/wiki/Tomorrow); [tower](/wiki/Tower); [tornadic storms](/wiki/Tornadic); [transporter room](/wiki/Transporter_room); [transporter signal](/wiki/Transporter_signal); [transporter system](/wiki/Transporter_system); treachery; [treason](/wiki/Treason); [tree](/wiki/Tree); [Trelane’s house](/wiki/Trelane%27s_house); [Trelane’s species](/wiki/Trelane%27s_species); [trial](/wiki/Trial); [uniforms](/wiki/Uniform); vanity; [vegetation](/wiki/Vegetation); victory; [viewing scope](/wiki/Viewing_scope); virtue; [volcanic eruption](/wiki/Volcanic_eruption); [Vulcan](/wiki/Vulcan_(planet)); [Vulcans](/wiki/Vulcan); vulnerability; [war](/wiki/War); [war galley](/wiki/War_galley); [warrior](/wiki/Warrior); [water](/wiki/Water); [waxworks figure](/wiki/Waxworks_figure); [wine](/wiki/Wine); [wood](/wiki/Wood); [wood nymph](/wiki/Wood_nymph); [word](/wiki/Word)

Unreferenced materials[

] [encephalograph](/wiki/Encephalograph); [fireworks display](/wiki/Fireworks_display); [Independence Day](/wiki/Independence_Day); [perchlorate](/wiki/Perchlorate); [telescopes](/wiki/Telescope)

External links[

] “The Squire of Gothos”at [](/wiki/, the official Star Trek website

– “

The Squire of Gothos” at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works

– “” at Wikipedia

– “” at, a Roddenberry Star Trek podcast

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