Balance of Terror

After attacking an outpost, Romulans battle the Enterprise.

Star Trek title

Romulan Bird of Prey (TOS-08)

Romulan Commander (TOS-08)

Commander Hansen (TOS-08)

  • Stardate 1709.1
  • Released 15 Dec 1966

The Enterprise is patrolling along the Romulan Neutral Zone, a border between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire. As Captain Kirk is performing a wedding ceremony for crewmembers Angela Martine and Robert Tomlinson, an Earth outpost announces that it is under attack from the Romulans. Kirk witnesses the destruction of the outpost, but is helpless to assist. The Romulans have perfected an invention that renders their ships invisible, and Kirk reasons he must overtake and destroy the enemy vessel before it can return home. To the surprise of all, transmissions intercepted from the Romulan ship reveal that they look almost exactly like Vulcans, which causes Lieutenant Stiles to express his distrust of Mr. Spock. When the Romulan Commander is finally cornered, he destroys his ship rather than surrender–and Stiles, whose life has been saved by Spock, realizes his prejudicial attitude is wrong.

Written by: Paul Schneider
Directed by: Vincent McEveety


Guest Cast:

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Logs, Original Series, TV/Film

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