With Kirk and Spock subdued prisoners of the brutal Garth, the story opens to Ihnat's flamboyant yet sympathetic performance. You can see behind the character's crazy veneer to the bold starship commander whose exploits fired Kirk's imagination as a cadet. Equally good is Yvonne Craig as Garth's would-be queen, the very sexy Marta, a compulsive killer whose seductive dances, wayward intelligence, and exotic, green skin make her one of the most striking females from the original series. Newbie Trekkers will be happy to know that the story by Lee Erwin and Jerry Sohl clarifies a couple of biographical points about Kirk and Spock, including the captain's own reference to his Starfleet career track before becoming an explorer. --Tom Keogh
Keye Luke (Governor Cory) is perhaps best known for playing Number One Son in the Charlie Chan films. He later starred as Master Po in the Kung Fuseries.
This episode establishes Spock as the first Vulcan to be admitted into Starfleet.
Though true Star Trek fans are appaled at this episode, and I admit in many ways it is just plain dreadful, it is a lot of fun if you don't take it too seriously. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2002 by "email@example.com"
In "Whom Gods Destroy," Captain Kirk and Spock meet a legendary man named Garth who has turned evil since being in prison. Read morePublished on May 23 2001 by jao