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Star trek: The original series 2.13a - Bread and circuses

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Discovering the wreckage of starship Beagle, Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and McCoy (Deforest Kelley) beam down to Planet 892-IV, to learn Beagle's Captain RM Merik (William Smithers) has betrayed his crew, beaming them down to the planet's Roman-style arena to fight to their deaths. Then, Merik adds Kirk and his crew to the list of combatants! Spock and McCoy must fight each other, and Kirk is sentenced to die!

Persons of interest

  • William Shatner .... Captain James Tiberius Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy .... Commander Spock
  • Deforest Kelley .... Doctor Leonard H McCoy
  • James Doohan .... Lieutenant Montgomery Scott
  • Nichelle Nichols .... Lieutenant Uhura
  • George Takei .... Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
  • Walter Koenig .... Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
  • Majel Barrett .... Nurse Christine Chapel
  • Grace Lee Whitney .... Yeoman Janice Rand
  • William Smithers .... Captain RM Merik
  • Logan Ramsey .... Claudius Marcus
  • Lois Jewell .... Drusilla
  • Rhodes Reason .... Flavius
  • John Kneubuhl .... Storywriter
  • Gene Roddenberry .... Screenwriter
  • Gene L Coon .... Screenwriter
  • Ralph Senensky .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

FYI: The title is the translation of the Roman expression "panum et circe", which is what one emperor described as all he need provide to keep the citizens of Rome happy.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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