The Enterprise is stopped dead in its tracks by a powerful energy force that appears in the form of a human hand. Soon, a being claiming to be Apollo orders Kirk (William Shatner) and several others down to the planet below. Apollo (Michael Forest) claims to have visited Earth 5,000 years ago and Kirk theorizes that he may be telling the truth. Apollo's demand for unquestioned servitude, however, doesn't give the crew much choice and it becomes imperative that they locate and destroy his power supply.
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cites this episode as his favourite of the original series, describing it as "thought-provoking, beautiful, and very sad." See more
Scotty attempts to throw the statue at Apollo, but is hurled back, shattering the statue into pieces on the floor.
In the next shot, the statue is back on the table in one piece. See more
I've shown you my open heart. See what you've done to me.
[expands his form, becoming around twenty feet tall
Zeus... Hermes... Hera... Aphrodite... you were right... Athena, you were right. The time is passed. There is no room for gods. Forgive me, my old friends. Take me. Take me.
[his final words echo plaintively as he fades away
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