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"Bread and Circuses" was the 43rd episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 14th episode of the show's second season, first aired on 15 March 1968. The episode story was written by John Kneubuhl, with teleplay by Gene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon, directed by Ralph Senensky and novelized in Star Trek 11 by James Blish.

Summary[]

James T. Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy find themselves on a 20th century Earth-like planet in which the Roman Empire has not fallen!

References[]

Characters[]

Episode characters[]

Maximus AchillesClifford BrentPavel ChekovDrusillaBill HadleyWilliam B. HarrisonJames T. KirkRoger LemliRyan LeslieClaudius MarcusClaudius Marcus (gladiator)Flavius MaximusLeonard McCoyR.M. MerikMontgomery ScottSeptimusSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura

Novelization characters[]

Maximus AchillesPavel ChekovDrusillaJames T. KirkClaudius MarcusFlavius MaximusLeonard McCoyR.M. MerikMontgomery ScottSeptimusSpockHikaru SuluNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
Claudius Marcus (gladiator)

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[]

Magna Roma

Races and cultures[]

Human (Magna Roman) • Vulcan

States and organizations[]

Magna Roman EmpireFederationStarfleet
Referenced only 
Roman Empire

Technology and weapons[]

starshipviewscreen

Materials and substances[]

atmospherebloodgasoxygen

Ranks and titles[]

captaincommandercommanding officercommunications officerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerlieutenant commanderofficerscientistscience officer

Other references[]

anatomyarmbootclothingFederation membersfingerfive-year missiongovernmenthumanoidlanguagelifeformlogicmattermemorynation-stateorbitpantsquadrantraces and culturesrankspacestarstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2260s)technologytitletunicuniformuniverseweaponspecial

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Related media[]

Adaptations[]

Images[]

Video releases[]

Timeline[]

published order
Previous episode:
The Trouble with Tribbles
TOS episode produced Next episode:
Journey to Babel
Previous episode:
The Ultimate Computer
TOS episode aired Next episode:
Assignment: Earth
Previous story:
Wink of an Eye
Star Trek 11
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Next story:
Day of the Dove
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Missed
Pocket Next Adventure:
Mission to Horatius
Previous Adventure:
Missed
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Journey to Babel


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