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"The Gamesters of Triskelion" was the 46th episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 17th episode of the second season.

Summary[]

Captain's log, stardate 3211.7 
We are entering standard orbit about Gamma II, an uninhabited planetoid with an automatic communications and astrogation station. Ensign Chekov, Lieutenant Uhura, and I will beam down and make a routine check of its facilities.
Captain's log, stardate 3211.8 
While beaming down from the Enterprise to inspect facilities on Gamma II, the normal transporter sequence has been interrupted, and we find ourselves on a strange and hostile planet, surrounded by creatures belonging to races scattered all through the galaxy.
Captain's log, stardate 3212.2 
First Officer Spock in command. The captain, Lieutenant Uhura, and Ensign Chekov have been missing for nearly two hours. Computer probability projections are useless due to insufficient data.
Captain's log, supplemental. Stardate… unknown 
Our strange captivity continues. This planet is called Triskelion. We do not know its location. We do not know who controls it. Its dangers… are abundantly clear.
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References[]

Characters[]

Episode characters[]

Clifford Brent[1]Pavel ChekovGaltBill HadleyJana HainesJames T. KirkKloogLarsRoger LemliRyan LeslieLeonard McCoyProvider OneProvider TwoProvider ThreeMontgomery ScottShahnaSpockHikaru SuluTamoonNyota Uhuraunnamed Triskelion thrallsunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel
Referenced only 
Daniel

Novelization characters[]

Pavel ChekovGaltJana HainesJames T. KirkKloogLarsLeonard McCoyProvider OneProvider TwoProvider ThreeMontgomery ScottShahnaSpockTamoonNyota Uhura
Referenced only 
Daniel

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)

Locations[]

Triskelion (M24 Alpha) • Gamma II (Gamma system)
Referenced only 
Earth (Sol) • Milky Way Galaxy

Shipboard locales[]

bridge

Races and cultures[]

AndorianHuman (AfricanCossackRussianScottish) • ProvidersthrallVulcan

States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleet

Technology and weapons[]

collar of obediencecommunicatorcomputerdaggermêlée weaponphaserphaser pistolSestra phaser IIstarshiptransportertricordertype-2 phaserwarp drive

Ranks and titles[]

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctordrill thrallengineerensignfirst officerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermaster thrallnavigatorofficerscience officersergeantyeoman

Other references[]

anarchyanimalastrogationatombeambeveragebirdbraincaptain's logclothingcollar of obediencecommunicationsdevilelectromagnetismenergyfirst contactfoodfreestyle matchgamblinggoosegovernmenthand-to-hand combatheavenherdhourhumanoidhydrogen cloudionionic interferenceionization traillanding partylifeformlight-yearlionlog entrylovemagnetic stormmattermetermilemutinynation-statenourishmentoddsorbitplanetplanetoidquatlooraces and culturesrankrockslaveryspacestarstar systemstardatetechnologytitletraining harnesstrinary starTriadtrinary startrisecwaterweaponwhip

Chronology[]

2268 (stardate 3211) 
Enterprise attempts to dispatch a team to Gamma II.

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Related media[]

Adaptations[]

Images[]

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Connections[]

Timeline[]

published order
Previous episode:
A Private Little War
TOS episode produced Next episode:
Obsession
Previous episode:
The Trouble with Tribbles
TOS episode aired Next episode:
A Piece of the Action
Previous story:
Patterns of Force
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Next story:
And the Children Shall Lead
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Chapters 14-15
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Beneath the Skin
Pages 20-21
Previous Adventure:
The Disinherited
Pocket Next Adventure:
Obsession
Previous Adventure:
Ni Var
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Obsession


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  • This character could be either Clifford Brent or Vinci, as they were played by the same actor and the character wasn't named in this episode. He is assumed to be Brent based on his blue or yellow uniform.
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