|Star Trek # 71 Whom Gods Destroy|
|Star Trek - The Original Series (TOS)|
Executive producer: Gene Roddenberry
Co-producer: Robert H. Justman
Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Garth is insane and has taken over control of the colony. The mentally ill inhabitants follow him as their Lord.
He plans to take over the Enterprise and dreams of being in command over a fleet.
Therefor Garth appears as Kirk and wants to be beamed on board. Scotty offers a move on the chess board. Kirk (Garth) answers that he doesn't want to play chess now. Scotty repeats the offer. Again Kirk (Garth) does not answer the correct move and says. "Just testing". Scotty is sure: Something is wrong down there. Kirk would not have tested him.
He tortures Cory in an attempt to make Kirk reveal the code to stop his suffering.
Kirk is still treated as a guest. While he's resting, Marta enters his quarters and attacks him with a knife, but is stopped by Spock.
This Spock talks a lot more and suggests Kirk what to order, he says he escaped his prison and managed to get weapons and seems eager to get back on board. Kirk calls Scott, who states a move of chess, clearly waiting for a correct answer. Kirk orders Spock "You give Scotty the code, if you are Spock." He is not.
Garth celebrates his crowning as Lord of the universe. The attempt to get Kirk's cooperation by offering him a high position is not met by a lot of enthusiasm neither.
Trying to intimidate Kirk Garth does not mind to kill Marta in a horrible way. He sends her outdoors in a not breathable atmosphere and watches her through the window while she is struggling for air. Then he triggers some device which blows up the woman.
Two guards are ordered to fetch Spock. Maybe the captian speaks when he sees his friend suffer. Spock hears the to guards approach and lies down. The two fetch him and while they transport him he stands up and applies the neck pinch.
Getting to the main room he faces two Kirks. Garth had seen him coming on a screen.
They are fighting each other and Spock has to find out who's the real one.
Each Kirk claims to be the true one and urges Spock to shoot the other, but Spock hesitates, until one of the Kirks shouts "Shoot both of us!" Spock shoots the other one who, when unconscious, turns into Garth.
They free Cory and Garth is given the new drug which will cure him.
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