The Enterprise deliberately crosses the Neutral Zone, on Kirk's orders, into Romulan space and is promptly surrounded by Romulan warships, each equipped with a "cloaking device" that renders it undetectable. Spock betrays the apparently irrational and paranoid Kirk to the Romulan commander, a woman who is obviously attracted to Spock. A deadly game between Kirk, Spock and the Romulans risks not only the Enterprise but the tenuous cease-fire between the Romulans and the Federation.
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In this episode Spock scans space out to one-half parsec and says that there are no ships present. As the Enterprise enters the Neutral Zone Romulan ships appear from nowhere. Later Spock says that the Romulans must have invented a cloaking device but they already knew the Romulans had one as they witnessed it in use in Star Trek: Balance of Terror
(1966), and the fact that their whole mission is surrounded around trying to obtain said cloaking device. See more
In the early second scene in the briefing room, where Spock reveals to the Enterprise officers that the Neutral Zone was breached on Kirk's orders, two officers are shown in the background. One is wearing a gold tunic indicating he is a member of Command or Navigation with commander insignia on the sleeve (holding the same rank as Dr. McCoy and Mr. Scott and outranking both Chekov and Sulu.) Another is a "red shirt" indicating he is a member of Security, Engineering, or Communications and that contains stripes indicating a Lt. Cmdr. ranking (the same as Spock) which would in turn indicate that he outranks both Lt. Uhura and Mr. Scott! No explanation or other identification is provided. See more
Enterprise Medical Log, stardate 5027.3, Dr. Leonard McCoy recording. I'm concerned about Captain Kirk. He shows indications of increasing tension and emotional stress.
I have completed the assignment, Captain: a theoretical incursion...
Captain James T. Kirk
Yes, Mr. Chekov, I can read, and as usual, your theoretical evaluations do not tally with mine. Return to your duty, and I'll let you know when your work is satisfactory. Mr. Spock, full sensor scan on the region, please.
I did give a ...
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more