Klingon Lieutenant #1
Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Lt. Nyota Uhura
One of the Klingons incorrectly refers to Spock as a "Vulcanian" instead of a "Vulcan."
When the weapons heat up at the end, Kor drops his disruptor and runs to his desk. The disruptor is suddenly in a holster at his belt, then disappears after he moves away from the desk.
Kirk, Spock, and the Klingons fail to notice the fact that the Organians have automatic doors, despite the fact Spock notes early on that they're not "making progress toward mechanization."
Kirk comments at the end that it's disturbing to find out humans aren't the most powerful beings in the universe. To date he's met with the Thasians, the Talosians, the Metrons, Trelane, and the Caretaker of the Shore Leave planet, all of whom are more powerful than humans - it seems an odd time to comment about being disturbed by such things.
After Spock and Kirk leave Kor's office, they have a very loud conversation about their planned strategy while a Klingon stands a few feet away, apparently not hearing a thing.
Kor says Spock will be kept under close scrutiny, but there's no indication he's ever followed and he helps Kirk blow up the munitions dump that night.
Although Kor tells the Organians they can't assemble in groups of more then three and they agree, everytime they meet in council there are five of them, even when Kor is around.
When Kirk orders the crew to fire phasers; the exterior shots show the ship firing torpedoes, and torpedo explosions flashing out in space. (This is fixed in the remastered version.)
Kirk and Spock beam down to Organia to try to convince the Organians to let the Federation help them. After only a few minutes of failed negotiations, the Klingons come down and take over. Kirk is irritated at the Organians for not allowing the Federation to help. Well, what exactly was the Federation planning to do to help to Organians in the whole ten minutes between Kirk's arrival and the Klingons'? It does seem all too short a time to fortify a planet against invasion.
Kirk: First you turn us in, then you break us out. What are you doing now, waiting for the Klingons to post a reward so you can turn us in again?
Kirk: So, we're stranded here in the middle of a Klingon occupation army.
Spock: So it would seem. Not a very pleasant prospect.
Kirk: You have a gift for understatement, Mr. Spock. It's not a very pleasant prospect at all.
Kirk: What about Mr. Spock?
Kor: You are concerned.
Kirk: He is my friend.
Kor: You have a poor choice of friends. He will be examined. If he is lying, he will die. If he is telling the truth... he will find that business has taken a turn for the worse.
Spock: Verbal persuasion seems to be ineffective. Perhaps a more direct approach.
Kirk: That's exactly what I had in mind. Didn't I see something that looked like a munitions dump outside of Kor's headquarters?
Spock: You did.
Kirk: I think it's time we did a little simple and plain communicating. Tonight.
Spock: A very meritorious idea, Captain.
Kirk: Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your culture. Despite that, Mr. Spock and I are going to go out there and quite probably die in an attempt to show you that there are some things worth dying for.
Kirk: What are the odds on our getting out of here?
Spock: Difficult to be precise, Captain. I should say approximately 7,824.7-to-1.
Kirk: Difficult to be precise? 7,824-to-1?
Kirk: That's a pretty close approximation.
Spock: I endeavor to be accurate.
Kirk: You do quite well.
Kirk: Well, what are the odds now?
Spock: Less than 7,000-to-1, Captain. It's remarkable we've gotten this far.
Kirk: Less than 7,000-to-1. Well...getting better. Getting better.
Kirk: Even if you have some power that we don't understand, you have no right to dictate to our Federation...
Kor: Or our empire!
Kirk: ...how to handle our interstellar relations! We have the right...
Ayelborne: To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? Is that what you're defending?
Kirk: Well, Commander, I guess that takes care of the war. Obviously, the Organians aren't going to let us fight.
Kor: A shame, Captain. It would have been glorious.
Kor: (to Kirk, taking him for an Organian citizen) And you, Barona, do you also welcome me?
Kirk: You're here. There's nothing I can do about it.
Kor: Good, honest hatred. Very refreshing.
Kor: Surely you will wait to see the results before you kill me.
Kirk: I don't intend to kill you unless I have to.
Kor: Ah, sentimentality! Mercy! The emotions of peace. Your weakness, Captain Kirk. The Klingon Empire shall win.
Kor: (to Kirk and Spock) Do you know why we are so strong? Because each of us is part of a greater whole. Always under surveillance. Even a commander like myself. Always under surveillance. (pointing to a hidden ceiling camera) If you will note.
Trefayne: Ayelborne! Eight space vessels have assumed orbit around our planet. They are activating their material transmission units.
Kirk: (to Ayelborne) How does he know that?
Ayelborne: Oh our friend Trefayne is really quite intuitive. You can be assured that what he says is absolutely correct.
Kor: You of the Federation, you are much like us.
Kirk: We're nothing like you. We're a democratic body.
Kor: Come now. I'm not referring to minor ideological differences. I mean that we are similar as a species. Here we are on a planet of sheep, two tigers, predators, hunters... killers, and it is precisely that which makes us great. And there's a universe to be taken.
Kirk: It's a very large universe, Commander, full of people who don't like the Klingons.
Kor: Excellent. Then it shall be a matter of testing each other's wills. Of power. Survival must be earned, Captain.
Kor: (to Capt. Kirk) Tell me about the dispersal of your Starfleet.
Kirk: Go climb a tree.
Kor: I can get what I want through our mind scanner, but there would be very little left of your mind, Captain, and I have no desire to see you become a vegetable. This friend of yours, the Vulcan. He seems to have the ability to block our mind scanner. I think perhaps I shall find out why. I will have him dissected. Your friend killed, you a mental vegetable. Not a pleasant prospect, but it lies ahead for you unless you tell me everything I want to know.
Ayelborne: We shall continue as before. We have nothing to fear.
Kirk: You have a lot to learn. And if I know the Klingons, you'll be learning it the hard way.
Ayelborne: Eventually you and the Klingons will become fast friends. You will work together.
Kor: It's bad enough being a military governor. But to govern a population of sheep!
Kor: Think of it, as we sit here, in space above us, the destiny of the galaxy will be decided for the next 10,000 years. Can I offer you a drink? We can toast the victory of the Klingon fleet.
Spock: You may be premature. There are many possibilities.
Kor: Today we conquer. Though if some day we are defeated, well, war has its fortunes good and bad.
Kirk: You should be the first to be on our side! Two hundred hostages killed!
Ayelborne: No one has been killed, Captain.
Claymare: No one has died here in uncounted thousands of years.
Kirk: We think of ourselves as the most powerful beings in the universe. It's unsettling to discover that we're wrong.
Kirk: The trigger has been pulled. We've got to get there before the hammer falls.
Kor: I don't trust men who smile too much.
Kor: You speak of courage. Obviously you do not know the difference between courage and foolhardiness. Always it is the brave ones who die, the soldiers.
Kirk: I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell the truth.
Kirk: Well, there it is--war. We didn't want it, but we've got it.
Spock: Curious, how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.
Kirk: Another Armenia, Belgium... the weak innocents who always seem to be located on a natural invasion route.
The Organians would later make an appearance in 2005, in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Observer Effect".
Jon Colicos essentially created the Klingon look when he suggested the make-up artist make him look like a futuristic Ghengis Khan.
DeForest Kelley does not appear in this episode.
This episode introduces the Klingons to Star Trek.
References Charles Dickens' The Live and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, specifically the line, "It is an errand of mercy which brings me here. Pray, let me discharge it."
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