Friday, September 16, 2016

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) - Episode 51. By Any Other Name




 

Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS)


Episode 51. By Any Other Name


Story, Script & Trivia




STAR TREK

Episode 51. By Any Other Name



Season:    2
Air Date:    1968-02-23
Stardate:    4657.5
Writer:    Dorothy C. Fontana, Jerome Bixby
Story:    Jerome Bixby
Director:    Marc Daniels
Guests:    Warren Stevens, Barbara Bouchet (Kelinda), Stewart Moss, Robert Fortier, Carol Byrd, Leslie Dalton, Julie Cobb

After a landing party beams down to investigate a distress call, they initially find no life form readings. Shortly thereafter, two "perfect" human life forms register and put in an appearance. They thank Kirk for responding so quickly to the distress call, and demands that Kirk surrender the Enterprise. Before Kirk can take any action, they press buttons on their belt which paralyze the landing party's muscles. It turns out that the commander Rojan and his companions (Tomar, Hanar, Drea, and Kelinda), are members of the Kelvin Empire from the Andromeda Galaxy. They are members of a scouting party sent to search for a new planet (since their old one will become unlivable within 10 millenia due to high radiation levels). However, the Kelvin's ship was destroyed by an energy field at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Kelvins were able to use a shuttle craft to reach their current planet, but need a new ship to return. They also plan to modify the ship's engines to allow the intergalactic trip to be made in 300 years. While Rojan explains this to Kirk on the planet's surface, other Kelvins take over the Enterprise.

When imprisoned behind bars similar to diburnium (but more dense), Lt. Shae advocates a forcible breakout. However, in an out-of-character move, Kirk suggests that Spock using a Vulcan mind probe on Kelinda (as he had done to the guard on Eminiar VII). Spock is violently thrown back by Kelinda's reaction, but when she enters the cell to investigate, Kirk knocks her out and attempts to escape. Unfortunately, Kirk and the escapees don't get very far, and the Kelvins reduce Shae and Yeoman Thompson to two small gray polyhedra (which are purported to contain their essences). Rojan crushes Thompson's polyhedron as a warning to Kirk, but restores Shae to human form.

From his mind probe, Spock reports that the Kelvins are actually immense beings with 100 limbs which resemble tentacles. Spock pretends to be ill by going into a self-induced Vulcan coma, and is permitted to be beamed up with McCoy. On board, McCoy tells Nurse Chapel to prepare 2 cc's of stochaline ("don't argue Nurse, just get it"). McCoy pretends that Spock will be fine in several hours and is only suffering from a flare-up of Rigelian Casaba fever.

Kelinda admires the plants on the planet surface and compares them to Kelvin sashir ("a rose by any other name," according to Kirk). Spock and Kirk are beamed up to the ship, and discover the Kelvin power source. Spock and Scott prepare to blow up the Enterprise when it passes through the negative energy barrier at the edge of the Galaxy. However, Kirk hopes to avoid destruction, and so refuses to give the order. (Actually, the Kelvins had discovered the plan and rendered it ineffective in any case.)

As soon as the Enterprise is past the energy barrier, the Kelvins begin reducing the entire crew (with the exception of Kirk, Scott, McCoy, and Spock) to more gray polyhedra. After Tomar expresses a desire to sample the ship's food, Spock notes that since the Kelvins have taken human form, they seem to be indulging in sensory experiences which were hitherto unknown to them.

Kirk suggests that this unfamiliarity with senses can be used to confuse the Kelvins. Bones uses the stimulant formazine on Hanar to irritate him (telling him it is a vitamin shot), Kirk attempts to seduce Kelinda by kissing her, Spock plays on Rojan's jealousy over the kissing incident, and Scotty loads Tomar up on Sorian Brandy (and when he runs out, resorts to his secret stash of Scotch Whisky), but Drea is unaccountably left unaffected. When Rojan tells Kelinda to stay away from Kirk and she refuses, Rojan loses his temper and threatens to neutralize the rest of the humans. As Scott is about to celebrate drinking Tomar under the table, he too keels over in a dead faint. Rojan becomes increasingly jealous, and engages in a fist fight with Kirk over Kelinda. The Kelvins are dismayed by their very human responses and fearful that by taking human form, they have betrayed their own form and culture. They are therefore convinced by Kirk and Spock to work with the Federation to find a habitable planet in the Milky Way for their people, and Rojan returns control of the Enterprise to Kirk.






SCRIPT
(Transcript)

Spock     No life form readings, Captain. Continuing scan.
McCoy     Well, somebody sent a distress call.
Kirk     No sign of the spaceship. No sign of debris.
Spock     I am getting readings on small metallic objects, Captain. It is possible the ship was destroyed in space and the survivors proceeded here in a shuttle craft.
Kirk     But where are they?
Leslie     Captain, I'm getting a reading now. Two human forms at bearing 300 mark 7.
Spock     Confirmed.
Kirk     I'm Captain James T. Kirk, of the starship Enterprise. We came in answer to your distress call.
Rojan     It was very kind of you to respond so quickly, captain. Now you will surrender your ship to me.
Kirk     You have a very strange sense of humor, Mr...
Rojan     I am Rojan of Kelva. I am your commander from this moment on. Any efforts to resist us... or to escape... will be severely punished. Soon we, and you, will leave this galaxy forever. You humans must face the end of your existence as you have known it.
Kirk     Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission -- To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Rojan     You are all paralyzed by a selective field that neutralizes nerve impulses to the voluntary muscles. We can control you at will. I will now release you.
Kirk     Stay.
Leslie     Captain.
Kirk     It's all right.
Spock     Interesting. A neural field?
Rojan     Yes. Radiating from a central projector.
Kirk     What do you want?
Rojan     Your ship, Captain Kirk. It will serve us well in the long voyage that is to come.
Kirk     Voyage? Where?
Rojan     To your neighboring galaxy, which you call Andromeda.
Kirk     Andromeda? Why?
Rojan     It is our home.
Spock     What brings you here?
Rojan     Within 10 millennia, high radiation levels in our galaxy will make life there impossible. So the Kelvan Empire sent forth ships to explore other galaxies, to search for one which our race could conquer and occupy.
Kirk     Well, sorry. This galaxy is already occupied.
Rojan     Captain, you think you are unconquerable and your ship impregnable, but while we've talked, the capture has already begun.
Chekov     Something penetrating from the planet.
Scott     Increase power to shields.
Chekov     It's dead, sir. All major power disabled.
Scott     Sound red alert.
Uhura     Red alert. All personnel man your battle stations. Go to red alert.
Scott     Engineering, come in.
Uhura     Life support, come in.
Hanar     Drea, Tomar, report.
Drea     Life support control, secure.
Tomar     Engineering is secure.
Hanar     Rojan, Hanar here.
Rojan     Report, Hanar.
Hanar     The ship is ours. We control the bridge, engineering, and life support systems.
Rojan     Proceed with your orders.
Kirk     What's the point of capturing my ship? Even at maximum warp, the Enterprise couldn't get to Andromeda Galaxy for thousands of years.
Rojan     Captain, we will modify its engines, in order to produce velocities far beyond the reach of your science. The journey between galaxies will take less than 300 of your years.
Spock     Fascinating. Intergalactic travel requiring only 300 years? That is a leap far beyond anything man has yet accomplished.
Leslie     You made a voyage of 300 years?
Kelinda     Our ships were of multigeneration design. We were born in the intergalactic void. We shall die there during our return journey.
Rojan     And our mission will be completed by a commander who is my descendant.
Kirk     What happened to your ship?
Rojan     There is an energy barrier at the rim of your galaxy.
Kirk     Yes, I know. We've been there.
Rojan     We menaged to break through it with great difficulty. Our ship was destroyed. We barely managed to escape in a life craft. And now we have the means to begin our journey back to Andromeda.
Spock     Why use our vessel? Why not transmit a message to your galaxy?
Rojan     No form of transmission can penetrate the barrier.
Kirk     Rojan, there's no reason to do this by force. Let's take your problem to the Federation. Research expeditions have catalogued hundreds of uninhabited planets in this galaxy suitable for colonization.
Rojan     We do not colonize. We conquer. We rule. There's no other way for us.
McCoy     In other words, the galaxy isn't big enough for both of us.
Kirk     The Federation has handled foreign invasions before.
Rojan     Captain, we can control the Federation as easily as we can control you. The fate of the inferior in any galaxy.
Hanar     All is proceeding according to plan, Rojan.
Rojan     Kelinda, take them to the holding area. We'll keep you and your party here, Captain. Your crew will undoubtedly wish to cooperate with us if they understand that you are hostages.
Kelinda     Move there.
Hanar     Tomar has examined the ship. The modifications are underway.
Rojan     Space again, Hanar. I do not think we could have kept our sanity living too long on this accursed planet.
Hanar     It is an undisciplined environment. One cannot control it. Yet there are things of interest.
Rojan     Yes, but disturbing. These shells in which we've encased ourselves, they have such heightened senses. To feel... to hear... to smell. How do humans manage to exist in these fragile cases?
Hanar     Since the ship was designed to sustain these forms, we have little choice.
Rojan     At least we'll be away from all of this openness. No, this is too strange for us, Hanar. We are creatures of outer space. Soon we will be safe in the comforting closeness of walls.
Spock     Fascinating material. Similar to diburnium, but considerably more dense. I doubt even phaser fire could disturb its molecular structure.
Kirk     All right. We can't break out. There must be another way.
Leslie     Captain, what do they want from us. What kind of people are they?
Kirk     A very good question.
McCoy     They registered as human.
Spock     No, Doctor. More than that. They registered as perfect human life forms. I recall noting the readings were almost classic textbook responses. Most curious.
Kirk     Spock, what are the odds in such absolute duplication of life forms in another galaxy?
Spock     The chances are very much against it.
Shea     Captain, Captain. However perfect they are, there don't seem to be very many of them.Why...
Kirk     They have the paralysis field. Rojan mentioned something about a... central projector.
McCoy     Yes. If we could put that out of operation, we might have a chance.
Spock     Gentlemen, I'm constrained to point out we do not even know what this projector looks like.
Kirk     Those devices on their belts might indicate the source of the force field.
Spock     Possible. I would have to have one to examine.
Shea     You'll have one, sir, if I have to rip one of the kelvans apart to get it for you--
Kirk     Shea, You'll get your chance, but you'll do it under orders.
Shea     Yes, sir.
Kirk     On Eminiar VII, you were able to trick the guard by a Vulcan mind probe.
Spock     Yes, I recall, captain. I got him to believe we had escaped.
Kirk     Do you think you can do it again?
Spock     I shall attempt it.
Kirk     You all right?
Spock     Yes, I'm... will be all right. We must hurry.
Rojan     This cannot go unpunished. Hanar. That one. Take him aside. Kelinda, the female.
Leslie     Captain.
Rojan     Go. As a leader, you realize the importance of discipline. I need you and these other specialists, but those two are unnecessary.
Kirk     I'm responsible. Let them go.
Rojan     I think we're somewhat alike, Captain. Each of us cares less for his own safety than for the lives of his command. We feel pain when others suffer for our mistakes. Your punishment shall be to watch them die. Captain. Proceed, Hanar. Bring them to me. This is the essence of what they were. The flesh and brain and what you call a personality, distilled down into these compact shapes. Once crushed... this person is dead. However... that one can be restored. Hanar.
Kirk     Captain 's log, stardate 4657.5. Work is proceeding on the Enterprise as my crew is forced to make the required changes in the ship for intergalactic travel. I can't forget the picture of Yeoman Thompson crushed to a handful of dust.
McCoy     Spock, are you sure you're all right?
Spock     Yes, quite all right, Doctor.
McCoy     You didn't look very well when you broke that mind touch.
Spock     I didn't not break it, Doctor. I was thrown away by something I've never experienced before.
Kirk     What was it?
Spock     A series of bizarre and exotic images bursting on my mind and consciousness. Colors... shapes... mathematical equations fused and blurred. I've been attempting to isolate them, but I've been able to recall clearly only one. Immense beings... 100 limbs which resemble tentacles, minds of such control and capacity that each limb is capable of performing a different function.
McCoy     Do you mean that's what the Kelvans really are?
Spock     Undoubtedly. Well, if they look that way normally, why did they adapt themselves to our bodies?
Kirk     Perhaps practicality. They chose the Enterprise as the best vessel for the trip. Immense beings with 100 tentacles would have difficulty with the turbo lift. We've got to stop them. We outnumber them. Their only hold on us is the paralysis field.
McCoy     Well, that's enough. One wrong move, and they jam all our neural circuits.
Kirk     Jam. Spock, if you reverse the circuits on McCoy's neuro-analyzer, can you set up a counter field to jam the paralysis projector?
Spock     I'm dubious of the possibilities of success, Captain. The medical equipment is not designed to put out a great deal of power. The polarized elements would burn out quickly.
Kirk     Is there a chance at all?
Spock     A small one.
Kirk     We'll take it. You and Bones have to get to the ship.
McCoy     How?
Kirk     Yes, how-- Mr. Spock... you're sick.
Spock     I assure you, Captain, I'm in perfect health.
Kirk     No, you're not. Dr. McCoy's has given you an thorough examination, and you're ill. In fact, if you don't get to the sickbay, you're gonna die.
McCoy     It's a good idea, Jim, but anyone looking at him can tell he's healthy.
Kirk     Vulcans have the ability to place themselves in a kind of trance, complete relaxation of every part of the mind and body.
Spock     We find it more restful to the body than your so-called vacation.
Kirk     Can you do it now and come out of it in the sickbay, say in half an hour?
Spock     It will take me a moment to prepare.
Kirk     Go ahead.
McCoy     Jim... his heartbeat really is slow. His pulse is practically nonexistent.
Kirk     Hanar! Hanar.
Hanar     What do you want, human?
Kirk     Mr. Spock is ill. The doctor thinks he may be dying.
Hanar     This illness came on him rather suddenly. Is it not unusual?
Kirk     He's a Vulcan. They don't react like humans.
McCoy     He may die. If I can get him up to sickbay, there's a chance he'll live.
Hanar     Stand away from the door. I will have you beamed aboard.
Kirk     Do what you can with him, Bones.
Chapelová     Doctor, what happened?
McCoy     Prepare two CCs of stokaline.
Chapelová     Stokaline? But, doctor, how can that --
McCoy     Don't argue, nurse. Just get it. This may be the turning point. Prepare another shot.
Chapelová     But, Doc --
McCoy     Please, nurse. Just follow orders, will you? There, that should do it. Just let him rest now. You see, it's a flare-up of Rigelian Kassaba Fever. He suffered from it about 10 years ago, and it recurs every now and then. There's no danger if he gets medication in time. He'll be all right in a couple of hours.
Tomar     Very well. I will inform Rojan. You will stay here.
Kirk     What do you want from me now?
Rojan     We will beam aboard the vessel shortly. I wish you to understand your duties.
Kirk     My duty is to stop you in any way i can.
Rojan     You will obey.
Kirk     Or you'll kill more of my people.
Rojan     Captain Kirk, I cannot believe that you do not understand the importance of my mission. We Kelvans have a code of honor. Harsh, demanding. It calls for much from us and much from those whom we conquer. You have been conquered. I respect your devotion to your duty, but I cannot permit it to interfere with mine.
Kelinda     These are lovely. Captain Kirk, what is it you call them?
Kirk     Flowers. I don't know the variety.
Kelinda     Our memory tapes tell us of such things on Kelvan. Crystals that form with such rapidity, they seem to grow. They look like this fragile thing somewhat. We call them sahsheer.
Kirk     A rose by any other name.
Kelinda     Captain?
Kirk     A quote from a great human poet... Shakespeare. "That which we call a rose by any other name... would smell as sweet."
Rojan     Drea has computed and laid a course for Kelva, Captain.
Chekov     We've jumped to warp 8.
Rojan     We'll go faster yet. Increase speed to warp 11.
Kirk     Increase speed to warp 11, Mr. Chekov.
Drea     On course and proceeding as planned. We will approach the barrier within an hour.
Rojan     Very well.
Kirk     I'm going to sickbay. My first officer's taken ill.
Rojan     Yes, I was informed. You may go.
Kirk     Anything?
Spock     I've located their power source, captain. It's installed in engineering.
McCoy     We're going to Jam it.
Scott     I've tied in all the lab computers. That will give it a bit more power to push with. This is it. Now all we have to do --
Spock     Whatever it is we must do, it is impossible.
Scott     Why?
Spock     This material surrounding the projector is the same as I discovered on the planet. Readings indicate it is impervious to our weapons. We cannot penetrate the casing to get to the machine.
Scott     That's it, then.
Spock     There is one other possibility, Mr. Scott. The final decision, of course, must be the captain's, but i believe we must have it ready for him. The Enterprise is propelled by matter-anti-matter reactors. The barrier we must traverse is negative energy.
Scott     I see what you're getting at. I can't say I like it.
Spock     Nor I. But it must be made available to the captain.
Drea     Captain Kirk to the bridge, please.
Kirk     Well?
Spock     Impossible, Captain. The power source is protected by a material we cannot breach even with our phasers. Mr. Scott and I have prepared the means for the only logical alternative available to us.
Kirk     What alternative?
Spock     The barrier we must penetrate is composed of negative energy.
Scott     I have opened the control valves to the matter-anti-matter nacelles. On your signal, I'll flood them with positive energy.
Kirk     What?
Spock     When we engage the barrier, the ship will explode. The Kelvans will be stopped here.
Scott     And so will we.
Kirk     Are you mad? I can't just--
Rojan     Take your places, gentlemen. We're approaching the barrier.
Kirk     Captain 's log, stardate 4658.9. With The Enterprise under control of the Kelvans, we are approaching the energy barrier at the edge of our galaxy. Spock and Scotty have devised a suicide plan to stop the Kelvans. They have rigged the ship to explode on my signal.
Kirk     Reading, Spock.
Spock     Sensors indicate density negative, radiation negative, energy negative. All instruments off the dials, Captain. We are in contact with the barrier.
Scott     Outside hull temperatures rising, sir. Over 2,000 degrees now. Sir!
Kirk     Hold your position.
Chekov     We made it.
Spock     Instruments returning to normal, Captain.
Uhura     All decks report damage and casualties.
Scott     Several systems out, sir. Operating on emergency backup. None affect flight procedure.
Spock     Life support systems sustaining on emergency.
Uhura     I'll have a full report on ship's status for you in a moment, sir.
Rojan     Your people are most efficient, Captain.
Kirk     Thank you. So are yours.
Rojan     Hanar, start the neutralizing operation.
Kirk     What neutralizing operation?
Rojan     You humans are troublesome for us. We needed you to get us through the barrier. But there aren't enough of us to efficiently guard all of you of the time. Further, the food synthesizers cannot manufacture enough food for the entire journey. We are therefore neutralizing all nonessential personnel.
Kirk     No!
Rojan     The procedure is already underway. Now, as to bridge personnel... Drea, we have no need for communication. And since Drea is capable of handling the ship from here on... Do you not agree that this is better thing for them than exploding the ship as your engineer had thought to do? We detected it, of course. Tomar has devised a mechanism to prevent any further tampering. Please accept your situation, Captain. It will make things much less painful.
Kirk     Is this all?
Spock     I have reviewed ship's personnel, Captain. It appears we four are the only ones the Kelvans consider essential.
McCoy     Scotty tells me you could've destroyed the ship in the barrier. - Why didn't you?
Kirk     I couldn't.
McCoy     But it was our only chance to stop them--
Kirk     I didn't think it was.
McCoy     Jim...
Kirk     Bones, that's enough!
McCoy     Jim, I saw them reduce four of my doctors into those little--
Kirk     They reduced the whole crew!
Tomar     I do not understand why you take the trouble to consume this bulk material to sustain yourselves. We have ascertained that these contain all the nutritional elements.
McCoy     Before you condemn it, why not try it?
Tomar     I believe I will. Assist me.
Kirk     It's your idea, Doctor. Go ahead.
McCoy     All right, I'll show you how to work the selector.
Scott     Sir, why don't we try again to knock out the paralysis projector? I know the casing looks impenetrable, but I may be able to do something.
Kirk     Even if we could, it's out of the question. We need that projector to bring our people back to human form.
Scott     How will we stop them?
Spock     Captain.
Tomar     It's quite good.
McCoy     I'm delighted.
Spock     Most curious.
Kirk     What is?
Spock     The isolated glimpses of things I saw when I touched Kelinda's mind are beginning to coalesce in my consciousness. The Kelvans have superior intellectual capacity. To achieve it, they have apparently sacrificed anything which would tend to distract them. Perceptive senses such as taste, touch, smell, and, of course, emotions.
Kirk     But then Tomar shouldn't be enjoying the taste of his food.
Spock     Yes. Quite correct, Captain. But they have taken human form and are therefore having human reaction.
McCoy     Hmm. If he keeps reacting like that, he'll need a diet.
Kirk     If they all respond to stimulation of the senses, then maybe we can distract them. They can't have been able to handle the senses yet. If we can confuse them enough, we can get those devices from their belts.
Spock     It seems reasonable.
Kirk     All right. It may be our only chance. Look for any way to stimulate the senses.
Scott     I can think of one way right off. Lad, you're going to need something to wash that down with. Have you ever tried any Saurian brandy?
McCoy     Hm, I don't know about that.
Hanar     Please articulate.
McCoy     Well that body of yours is a bit anemic. Comes from taking food in pills instead of solid sustenance.
Hanar     What are you doing?
McCoy     I'm going to give you a shot. High potency vitamin concentrate. You'll need three a day for a few days. And eat some solid food, will ya?
Tomar     No more?
Kirk     Am I disturbing you?
Kelinda     What is it you wish?
Kirk     I... wish to apologize.
Kelinda     I don't understand, Captain.
Kirk     For hitting you. I'm sorry.
Kelinda     That is not necessary. You attempted to escape as we would have.
Kirk     Yes, well, I... don't usually go around beating up beautiful women.
Kelinda     Why not?
Kirk     Well, there are better things for men and women to do.
Kelinda     Like what?
Kirk     Is this where I hit you?
Kelinda     No, the other side.
Kirk     Oh. I'm sorry. Is that better?
Kelinda     Better? Was it intended as a remedy?
Kirk     This is.
Kelinda     Is there some significance to this action?
Kirk     Well, among humans, it's, uh ... meant to express... warmth and love.
Kelinda     Oh. You are trying to seduce me. I have been studying you.
Kirk     Me?
Kelinda     All humans. This business of love. You have devoted much literature to it. Why do you build such a mystique around a simple biological function?
Kirk     We enjoy it.
Kelinda     The literature?
Kirk     Kelinda, I'm sorry I brought up the whole subject.
Kelinda     Do you really regard this touching of the lips as pleasurable?
Kirk     I did.
Kelinda     Curious. Let me try.
Rojan     Is there some problem, Captain?
Kirk     Not when I came in.
Rojan     What did he want here?
Kelinda     He came to apologize for hitting me. Apparently it involves some peculiar touching contact.
Rojan     In what manner? Very odd creatures, these humans.
Tomar     Do you have more?
Scott     Not of this.
Tomar     Well, anything.
Spock     Yes. Humans are very peculiar. I often find them unfathomable, but an interesting psychological study.
Rojan     Well, I do not understand this business of pressing with the lips to apologize.
Spock     I believe you're referring to a kiss. But it is my understanding that such apologies are usually exchanged between people who have some affection for each other.
Rojan     Kelinda has no affection for Captain Kirk.
Spock     Your game is off. Are you disturbed by the incident?
Rojan     Why should I be disturbed?
Spock     You've known Kelinda for some time. She's a Kelvan as you are. Among humans, I've found the symptoms you're displaying usually indicate jealousy.
Rojan     I have no reason for such a reaction. Kelinda's a female, nothing more.
Spock     Captain Kirk seems to find her quite attractive.
Rojan     Well, of course she is!
Spock     You are not jealous?
Rojan     No!
Spock     Nor upset?
Rojan     Certainly not.
Spock     Checkmate.
Scott     I found this on Ganymood... uh, Ganymede.
Tomar     What is it?
Scott     Well, it's, um... it's green.
Rojan     Kelinda, I've been thinking.
Kelinda     Yes?
Rojan     I do not wish you to fraternize with any of the humans.
Kelinda     Why not?
Rojan     Well, they, they offer such strange ideas. They're not meant for us. Not for Kelvans.
Kelinda     Have you given this order to the others?
Rojan     No. And I wish you to particularly avoid Captain Kirk.
Kelinda     I will not! You have told me over and over again, humans are no threat to us. We are superior. I will do as I please.
Rojan     You will do as I say, or I will neutralize your Captain Kirk and all the other humans as well.
Hanar     How many more of these?
McCoy     Well, now, let's see. You've had three shots. I think you better stay on them for a few days, and then we'll see how you're responding.
Hanar     I see no reason for you to refer to yourself in the plural.
Tomar     You have more?
Scott     All I have is a bottle of very, very, very old scotch. Whiskey!
Tomar     I will try it.
Scott     I'll get it! I was saving you for --
Tomar     What?
Scott     Never mind. Give us your glass.
Kirk     The thing is, I can't tell if we're getting anywhere. And I haven't seen Scotty in hours.
McCoy     You haven't seen Tomar either. But my man Hanar is getting more irritable by the minute. I'm giving him shots of formazine. That should have him climbing the walls.
Spock     Rojan has exhibited symptoms of jealousy.
Kelinda     I would like to speak with you, Captain.
Spock     Doctor, I'm due for another injection of stokaline.
McCoy     Hmm?
Spock     Stokaline.
McCoy     Oh. You will pardon us.
Kirk     You had something to say?
Kelinda     Yes. This cultural mystique surrounding the biological function.
Kirk     Yes?
Kelinda     You realize humans are overly preoccupied with the subject.
Kirk     Yes. We do think a great deal about it.
Kelinda     I've done some supplemental reading on it, and, uh ...
Kirk     You have a question?
Kelinda     Yes. I was wondering, would you please apologize to me again?
Hanar     Rojan, I want to talk to you.
Rojan     Very well.
Hanar     I do not like the way duty has been portioned out to us.
Rojan     It's the way your duties have always been assigned.
Hanar     That is my second quarrel.
Rojan     Hanar!
Hanar     And further, I do not care much for the way you run this ship.
Rojan     Hanar, confine yourself to your quarters!
Kelinda     Ohhh, Rojan has forbidden me to see you.
Kirk     Yes, that's too bad. Why do you defy him?
Kelinda     It's not a question of defiance. We were told to find out everything we could about you.
Kirk     Well, how's the research going?
Kelinda     I need some more experiments.
Rojan     Mr. Spock, you were not ordered to the bridge. What is your purpose here?
Spock     Automatic sensors and various other recording devices require monitoring and periodic adjustments.
Rojan     Very well. Proceed. Have you seen Captain Kirk?
Spock     If you wish, I shall call him to the bridge.
Rojan     No. I was wondering where he was.
Spock     I left him in the recreation room.
Rojan     He was alone then.
Spock     No, Kelinda was with him. She seemed anxious to speak to him.
Rojan     I told her to stay away from him.
Spock     It would appear, sir, that you have little control over her. Or perhaps... Captain Kirk has more.
Tomar     Very interesting. But I feel rather strange.
Scott     We did it, you and me. Put him right under the table. I'll take this to the captain.
Rojan     Kelinda, I told you to avoid this human.
Kelinda     I did not wish to.
Rojan     I am your commander.
Kirk     That's not enough, Rojan.
Rojan     You did this to her, corrupted her, turned her away from me!
Kirk     If you can't keep her, that's not my problem.
Rojan     You will release her!
Kirk     Why don't you use your paralyzer? You thought I was taking your woman away from you. You're jealous! You tried to kill me with your bare hands. Would a Kelvan do that? Would he have to? You're reacting with the emotions of a human. You are a human.
Rojan     No, I cannot be!
Kirk     I'm stimulating him. You have no choice. To use this ship, you have to use our form and now you're stuck with it, you and your descendants, for the next 300 years.
Rojan     You fool. These bodies are tools. We remain Kelvans!
Kirk     Look what's happened in the short time you've been exposed to us. What do you think will happen in three centuries? When this ship gets to Kelva... the people on it will be human. They'll be aliens, enemies!
Rojan     We have a duty. Our mission. We've got to accomplish any way we can.
Kirk     Your mission is to find new worlds for your people to live in. You can still do that. We can bring this problem to the Federation. There are many planets in this galaxy that can be inhabited.
Rojan     You would really do that? You would extend welcome to invaders?
Kirk     No. But we would welcome friends.
Spock     Rojan, you are only a link in a chain following an order given 300 years ago. This is an opportunity for you to establish a destiny of your own.
Rojan     Perhaps. Perhaps it could be done.
Spock     A robot ship could be sent to Kelva with the Federation proposal.
Rojan     But if we retain this form, where could we find a place?
McCoy     Seems to me that little planet you were on is kind of nice.
Rojan     And you, you would wish to remain with him?
Kelinda     He's most interesting. But I wish to go with you. I believe I owe you an apology. Most pleasurable.
Rojan     Yes. Very curious.
Kirk     You see, Rojan, being human does have certain advantages. Being able to appreciate the beauty ofa flower... or a woman.
Rojan     Bridge... this is Rojan.
Drea     Yes, Commander.
Rojan     I'm returning command of this ship to Captain Kirk. You will follow his orders.
Drea     Sir?
Kirk     Turn the ship around. We're going home.





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TRIVIA

Episode 51. By Any Other Name


In the scene where Spock and Rojan are playing chess and they are talking about Kirk kissing Kelinda, when Spock says "Captain Kirk seems to find her quite attractive", the camera is close up on his face but his lips do not move.
  
The Kelvins neutralize all non-essential personal. This includes everyone except Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty. Why are Kirk and Spock essential? With Rojan commanding what is Kirk really supposed to be doing? Also is a science officer really needed now that the ship's mission is no longer to explore. Yet Rojan keeps them around but he doesn't keep around the helmsman or navigator.
  
Once again, the Enterprise traverses the galactic barrier, last seen in "Where No Man Has Gone Before", although this time, no one evolves into a God-Like figure.
  
First on-screen death of a female crewmember.

A three-dimensional chess set is often seen in the series, but a three-dimensional checkers set can be seen in the rec room in this episode. It is later destroyed in a fight.
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The title is a fragment of a quote from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: "What's in a name? that which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet."
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While drinking with Tomar, Scotty finds a bottle of unidentifiable alcohol, and when Tomar asks, "what is it?" Scotty hesitates for a moment and finally says "it's green." In the ST:TNG episode "Relics," where James Doohan reprises his role as Scotty, Data finds a bottle of unidentifiable alcohol in Guinan's bar; when Scotty asks "what is it?" Data sniffs the bottle, hesitates, and finally says, "it is green."
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Robert Fortier (Tomar, a secondary Kelvan) had played a small role in the earlier William Shatner vehicle Incubus (1966), a novelty horror film famous for being "the Esperanto movie."
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Second appearance of the Galactic Barrier at the edge of the galaxy. The first was Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966).
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This takes place in 2268.
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Along with Mark Lenard, and William Campbell, Stewart Moss joins the elite club of actors who have played two different major characters on the series. Moss had previously played Joe Tormolean in The Naked Time, and Hanar in this episode.
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Yeoman Leslie Thompson has the dubious distinction of being the only female "redshirt" to die in Star Trek: The Original Series.


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