Star Trek

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 1/10/69
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  • Episode Description
  • The Enterprise finds itself host to two alien beings from the same planet, who share an intense and self-destructive hatred of each other.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leonard Nimoy

    Mr. Spock

  • William Shatner

    Captain James Tiberius Kirk

  • DeForest Kelley

    Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy

  • Oliver Crawford

  • Gene L. Coon

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Not bad

    By noman, Nov 15, 2013

  • Not a bad episode, but pretty goofy

    By Gislef, Jan 22, 2008

  • The Enterprise finds itself in the midst of a chase between two aliens who hate each other's race.

    By Celedorian, Jan 01, 2011

  • Potential that fails and flattens, too bad as I really like the idea here.

    By Mac-Ale, Jan 20, 2008

  • The Enterprise picks up an alien being trying to make an escape in a stolen shuttle craft. Soon, they are also host to another being from the same planet, and find that the pair is intent on destroying each other. An average episode that tackles racism...

    By Jay-Spacedust, Dec 30, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Lokai: I am not a thief. Kirk: Well, certainly no ordinary thief, considering what it is you... appropriated. Lokai: You're being very loose with your accusations, and drawing conclusions without any facts. Kirk: You can try those technical evasions on Starfleet Command. That's where you'll be facing your charges. Lokai: I'm grateful for your rescue. Kirk: Don't mention it. We're pleased to have caught you.

    • Spock: Fascinating. Two irrevocably hostile humanoids. Scotty: Disgusting is what I call them. Spock: That description is not scientifically accurate. Scotty: Mr. Spock, the word "disgusting" describes exactly what I feel about those two. Kirk: That's enough for today. Those two are beginning to affect you.

    • Lokai: So this is justice after Ariannus! You have signed my death warrant. I warned you what to expect. Will you continue to let this mockery of justice go on? If you are partisans of justice, prove it! Kill him! Chekov: We are not killers. Lokai: What do you do, carry justice on your tongues? You will beg for it, but you won't fight or die for it. Kirk: After so many years of leading the fight, you seem very much alive. Spock: I doubt that the same can be said for many of his followers.

    • McCoy: I've never worked on anyone or anything like him. Spock: Yet, you are pumping him full of your noxious potions as if he were a human. McCoy: When in doubt, the book prevails, Mr. Spock!

    • Uhura: It doesn't make any sense. Spock: To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme viewpoints is not logical. Sulu: But their planet's dead. Does it matter now which one's right? Spock: Not to Lokai and Bele. All that matters to them is their hate. Uhura: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir? Kirk: No. But that's all they have left.

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    Notes (4)

    • Star Trek: Enterprise's third season episode "Chosen Realm" also ends on a desolated planet destroyed by its own inhabitants in a long drawn-out war.

    • In the original version, shuttlecraft flight through space footage is recycled from "Metamorphosis." The landing footage is recycled from "The Galileo Seven." The re-mastered 2008 version uses new footage, including a different serial number on the ship's hull.

    • The self-destruct sequence in this episode goes: Kirk: Destruct sequence 1, Code 1-1-A. Spock: Destruct sequence 2, Code 1-1-A-2-B. Scott: Destruct sequence 3, Code 1-B-2-B-3. After verified and engaged by the main computer, it awaits the final code for 30 second countdown, which is provided by Kirk as Code 0-0-0-Destruct-0. The self-destruct code would eventually be reused in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock by Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov to destroy the Enterprise to prevent Klingon capture.

    • The story for this episode was written by Gene L. Coon under the pseudonymn Lee Cronin.

    Trivia (16)

    • In one scene Spock, overhears a conversation between Lokai, Sulu, and Chekov in the rec room. But Chekov wasn't seen in the room as early in that scene, it was Sulu and three other crewmen.

    • Spock rather awkwardly says, "Captain, Cheron lies between 4-0-3 mark 7 and mark 9.." In other words... 4-0-3 mark 8. Why doesn't he just say that?

    • When Bele's ship approaches the Enterprise and Sulu says "Brace yourselves!", Hadley is at the navigator's position despite the fact Chekov is at the position before and after. This same shot occurs when the ship approaches the planet Cheron.

    • Budget considerations aside, what's the point of an invisible ship if it can be readily picked up on sensors?

    • Trivia: The registration number of the shuttlecraft in the remastered version is SB4-0314/2, with Starbase 4 marked underneath as well as in its front.

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