While on a mission of mercy, the Enterprise comes across a shuttle craft stolen from Starbase 4. Its occupant is Lokai, a humanoid who is exactly half black and half white. Soon his pursuer, Commissioner Bele, arrives on board demanding that Lokai be turned over to him for transport to their home planet where Lokai has been convicted as a terrorist. Both men have extraordinary powers and it turns out that the pursuit has lasted 50,000 years. Their hatred of one another is racially based and, despite attempts by Kirk and others, they are not prepared to reconcile. The pursuit ends on their home planet where they learn the fate of their races.
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The costume Frank Gorshin
wears is very similar in components as the costume he wore as The Riddler on Batman
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When Bele and Lokai each beam themselves down, only the two front transporter discs are visible on the platform. We can't see the other four because of the camera angle, but other episodes show the two discs closest to each of the front two are closer to them than the front discs are to each other, and that is not the case here. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
[in Sick Bay, McCoy is examining the unconscious Lokai after the Enterprise recovers him in a stolen shuttle
Your prognosis, Doctor?
Well, I can't give you one, Jim. I've never worked on anyone like him or any THING like him.
Yet you are pumping him full of your noxious potions as if he were a human.
When in doubt, the book prevails, Mr. Spock. I've run tests. Blood is blood, even when it's green like yours.
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Referenced in Trekkies 2