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The Gamesters of Triskelion
Series: The Original Series
Written by: Margaret Armen
Directed by: Gene Nelson
Novelization in: Star Trek 12 by James Blish
Production information
Episode no.: 2x17
Production no.: 6149-46
First aired: 5 January 1968
Date: 2268
Stardate: 3211.7

The Gamesters of Triskelion was the seventeenth episode of the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series.


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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Clifford BrentPavel ChekovGaltHadleyJana HainesJames T. KirkKloogLarsRoger LemliEd LeslieLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottShahnaSpockHikaru SuluTamoonNyota UhuraProvidersunnamed Triskelion thrallsunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel (yeoman)
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser)


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

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Races and culturesEdit

AndorianHuman (AfricanCossackRussianScottish) • ProvidersthrallVulcan

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Technology and weaponsEdit

collar of obediencecommunicatorcomputerdaggermêlée weaponphaserphaser pistolSestra phaser IIstarshiptransportertricordertype-2 phaserwarp drive

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercommunications officerdoctordrill thrallengineerensignfirst officerhelmsmanlieutenantlieutenant commandermaster thrallnavigatorofficerscience officersergeantyeoman

Other referencesEdit

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


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