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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.


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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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
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Novelization characters

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

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


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

Shipboard locales


Races and cultures

AndorianHuman (AfricanCossackRussianScottish) • ProvidersthrallVulcan

States and organizations


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


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


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The Trouble with Tribbles
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A Piece of the Action
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Patterns of Force
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And the Children Shall Lead
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To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
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Beneath the Skin
Pages 20-21
Previous Adventure:
The Disinherited
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Ni Var
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  1. This character was not named in the episode but the same actor, wearing an officer's Starfleet uniform, was addressed as Brent in TOS episode: "The Naked Time". The same actor also played the character of Vinci.