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- MA files from this episode (9) • MA remastered files from this episode (54)
- Template:Titles/Errand of Mercy yields Errand of Mercy (TOS 1x27)
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Magnetic pulses Edit
When the Enterprise comes under attack by the Klingons at the beginning of the episode (about 1:29 in) Kirk says something as the ship shakes about that not subtitled. It kinda sounds like "magnetic pulses!" though. Anyone know? -- Steve 00:23, 23 Dec 2004 (CET)
Who Played the Very First Klingon?Edit
Who played the Very First Klingon in the original Star trek -alan
- I believe Kor was the first Klingon we saw, and he was played by John Colicos. --OuroborosCobra talk 22:03, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Have you heard of someone named Roger Anthony. A Business associate of mine says he plaed A klingon in the first star trek. Says he was the first one. Alan
- He has no entry on Memory Alpha, and no actor entry on IMDb, so I would say your business associate is wrong. --OuroborosCobra talk 22:15, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
- Well, there is still no actor entry or anything. --OuroborosCobra talk 23:58, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
- This seems to suggest there actually was someone called Roger Anthony (now Smyth) playing a Klingon in both Errand of Mercy and Day of the Dove: http://www.amazon.com/first-klingon-appears-Lost-Space/forum/Fx3LQ4BX4JE5G3O/Tx30A7Q8S3H57QN/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=6300988627 --Myko 15:15, March 19, 2010 (UTC)
Removed Background Information Edit
I removed the following note for being a nitpick:
- David Hughes can be seen in several sequences reciting the dialogue along with the other actors, trying not to miss his "cue." Oddly enough, this works perfectly since his character, Trefayne, could predict the future.
– Cleanse 07:44, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
- Also removed the following- I'm not sure if it is a pop culture reference or what, and it could go on that page if it is, but if another production uses something from Star Trek, it is not relevant to Star Trek- only to that production.--31dot 21:04, November 5, 2009 (UTC)
The sampled "Pure Energy" from the music "What's On Your Mind" (Information Society) comes from this episode, circa 47 minutes.
- Removed the following comments; a nitpick, uncited similarity(may be relevant to Shimerman, but not episode), and opinion:
- A dog can be heard barking in the background before Kirk and Spock phaser two Klingon guards.
- The Stargate SG-1 episode "The Nox", guest-starring Armin Shimerman, had a plot very close to this episode's. It featured the protagonists trying to protect a seemingly weak and primitive society from ruthless invaders, only to have these aliens refuse to take any sides by protecting both camps from each other. It similarly ends with the aliens revealing that they are much more powerful than they seem, and that they were in no real danger at any point. Additionally, the Stargate race referred to as Ancients are also beings who evolved to no longer need their physical bodies, existing as pure thought.
- It's also similar to the conclusion of the Marvel Comics "Kree-Skrull War" storyline, where the two alien races have all of their soldiers and weapons neutralized by a highly advanced being that they erroneously thought to be primitive, from a planet (Earth) that they were fighting over.
- Spock also says the Organians were as far above humanity, evolution-wise, as it was above an amoeba. Though they would have no recollection of such feelings, Archer and Phlox, whose Enterprise had their own encounter with the Orgainians in "Observer Effect", would likely have strong disagreements with that assessment.
--31dot 10:36, April 10, 2010 (UTC)
Memorable Quotes redux Edit
I'd really like to cull down the Quotes section of this episode but, having never seen it, I don't know which ones should be given the ol' Del button treatment.--Obey the Fist!! 13:31, March 19, 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry, I just added another one :) But I thought it did have merit as a standalone piece of Kirk's philosophical musing. - no doubt some of the quotes can be safely incorporated into the main body of the episode guide. --CoffeeBlack 10:28, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Removed some quotes:
"We do not wish to seem inhospitable but, gentlemen, you must leave."
"Yes, please leave. The mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us."
"What do you mean, 'beings like yourselves'?"
"Millions of years ago, we were humanoid like yourselves. But now we have developed beyond the need of physical bodies. That which you see before you is mere appearance... for your sake."
- - Claymare, Ayelborne, and Kirk
"Captain, we can handle them; I have an army..."
- - Kor, unwittingly almost fulfilling Ayelborne's prophecy
"You are going to stop us? YOU?"
- - Kirk
"You should be the first to be on our side! Two hundred Organians killed!"
(smiling) "No one has been killed, captain."
"No one has died here... in uncounted thousands of years."
- - Kirk, Ayelborne and Claymare
"Well, Commander, I guess that takes care of the war. Obviously, the Organians aren't going to let us fight."
"A shame, Captain. It would have been glorious!"
- - Kirk and Kor, discussing the Organian intervention
"Ah, there you are gentlemen; I trust you are in good health. Shall we go?
"Yes, your captors plan to do violence to you, and that we cannot permit."
- - Ayelborne, freeing Kirk and Spock
"Yes, but so foolish! What will happen, Trefayne?"
"They will wait until nightfall."
"Terrible, inconceivable – savage!"
(pause) "We will wait."
- - Ayelborne, Claymare and Trefayne as Kirk and Spock leave
"It has begun."
"It will be hard."
- - Trefayne, Claymare and Ayelborne as the intervention begins.
"Tell me about the dispersal of your Starfleet."
(smiles) "Go climb a tree."
"I can get what I want through our mind scanner, but there would be so very little of your mind left, captain. I have no desire to see you become a vegetable. This friend of yours, the Vulcan; he seems to have the ability to block our scanner. I think perhaps I will find out why – I will have him dissected. Your friend, killed; you, a mental vegetable. Not a pleasant prospect, captain. But it lies ahead for you unless you tell me everything I want to know... Twelve hours, captain."
"It will take a lot longer than that."
"Longer than that I will not wait. I respect you, captain, but this is war – a game we Klingons play to win."
- - Kor and Kirk
"We Klingons have a reputation for ruthlessness; you will find that it is deserved. Should one Klingon soldier be killed, a thousand Organians will die. I will have order."
"Commander, I assure you; our people want nothing but peace. We will cause you no trouble."
"I am sure you will not."
- - Kor and Ayelborne
(About Spock)"What will happen to him?"
"You are concerned?"
"He is my friend."
"You have a poor choice of friends..." (Kirk strains to reach Spock) "You do not like to be pushed... very good. You may be a man I can deal with, Baroner."
- - Kirk and Kor
"Would you like to try our little 'truth-finder'?... It's a mind sifter -- or, mind ripper, depending on how much force is used. We can record every thought, every scrap of knowledge in a man's brain. Of course, when that much force is used, the mind is emptied... permanently, I'm afraid. What's left is more vegetable than human."
"And you're proud of this?"
"It is a tool."
- - Kor to Kirk, boasting of the mind scanner
"Well – have we a ram among the sheep? You object to us taking him?"
"He's done nothing; nothing at all."
"Coming from an Organian, yours is practically an act of rebellion. (To the council) So you welcome me; do you also welcome me, Baroner?"
"You're here; there's nothing I can do about it."
"Good, honest hatred – very refreshing."
- - Kor and "Baroner" (Kirk)
--31dot 11:37, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Can someone replace the image of Organia in the Act One with the remastered version? (22.214.171.124 21:11, August 16, 2016 (UTC))