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After coming across the wreckage of the S. S. ''Beagle'', Kirk, Spock and Bones beam down to the surface of the nearest planet. This planet is a class M planet remarkably like Earth down to the land/water ratio. Atmosphere and radio signals hint a technological advancement equal to 20th century Earth. They beam down to a part of the wilderness close to city limits, thinking it deserted when they're taken captive by slaves on the run. After Kirk impresses them with his communicator, they take him in and tell him about the empire. Apparently, they get very angry when slaves worship a different god. Kirk and company gather the runaway slaves to be "sun" worshipers. It seems the civilization on this planet is a reflection of a modern day Earth where Rome never fell.

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After coming across the wreckage of the S. S. ''Beagle'', Kirk, Spock and Bones beam down to the surface of the nearest planet. This planet is a class M planet remarkably like Earth down to the land/water ratio. Atmosphere and radio signals hint a technological advancement equal to 20th century Earth. They beam down to a part of the wilderness close to city limits, thinking it deserted when they're taken captive by slaves on the run. After Kirk impresses them with his communicator, they take him in and tell him about the empire.Empire. Apparently, they get very angry when slaves worship a different god. Kirk and company gather the runaway slaves to be "sun" worshipers. It seems the civilization on this planet is a reflection of a modern day Earth where Rome never fell.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Claudius Marcus, proconsul of the slave-owning Roman empire, has a Southern accent.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Claudius Marcus, proconsul of the slave-owning Roman empire, Empire, has a Southern accent.


After coming across the wreckage of the S. S. ''Beagle'', Kirk, Spock and Bones beam down to the surface of the nearest planet. This planet is a class M planet remarkably like earth down to the land/water ratio. Atmosphere and radio signals hint a technological advancement equal to 20th century Earth. They beam down to a part of the wilderness close to city limits, thinking it deserted when they're taken captive by slaves on the run. After Kirk impresses them with his communicator, they take him in and tell him about the empire. Apparently, they get very angry when slaves worship a different god. Kirk and company gather the runaway slaves to be "sun" worshipers. It seems the civilization on this planet is a reflection of a modern day Earth where Rome never fell.

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After coming across the wreckage of the S. S. ''Beagle'', Kirk, Spock and Bones beam down to the surface of the nearest planet. This planet is a class M planet remarkably like earth Earth down to the land/water ratio. Atmosphere and radio signals hint a technological advancement equal to 20th century Earth. They beam down to a part of the wilderness close to city limits, thinking it deserted when they're taken captive by slaves on the run. After Kirk impresses them with his communicator, they take him in and tell him about the empire. Apparently, they get very angry when slaves worship a different god. Kirk and company gather the runaway slaves to be "sun" worshipers. It seems the civilization on this planet is a reflection of a modern day Earth where Rome never fell.



-->'''Spock''': Situations quite familiar to the 6,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]], the 11,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second]], the 37,000,000 who died in your [[Main/WorldWarIII Third]]...

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-->'''Spock''': Situations quite familiar to the 6,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]], the 11,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second]], the 37,000,000 who died in your [[Main/WorldWarIII [[WorldWarIII Third]]...



* SexyDiscretionShot: Kirk makes smoochy face with Drusilla the SexSlave. Pan up to chandelier. Pan down to Kirk sleeping alone.
** A line that was cut had Kirk drinking wine and saying "good," eating something and saying "excellent," and then -- "And you?" and Drusilla says "Superb, I'm told."

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Kirk makes smoochy face with Drusilla the SexSlave. Pan up to chandelier. Pan down to Kirk sleeping alone.
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alone. A line that was cut had Kirk drinking wine and saying "good," eating something and saying "excellent," and then -- "And you?" and Drusilla says "Superb, I'm told."


-->'''SPOCK''': Situations quite familiar to the 6,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]], the 11,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second]], the 37,000,000 who died in your [[Main/WorldWarIII Third]]...

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-->'''SPOCK''': -->'''Spock''': Situations quite familiar to the 6,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]], the 11,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second]], the 37,000,000 who died in your [[Main/WorldWarIII Third]]...


When Kirk and company are captured and taken to the city, they find out what happened to the crew of the ''Beagle''. It seems not all captains are that dedicated to their crew. When Merik was offered a life of luxury as First Citizen in return for selling out his entire crew to fight in the gladiator pits, he couldn't resist. What a bastard.

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When Kirk and company are captured and taken to the city, they find out what happened to the crew of the ''Beagle''. It seems not all captains are that dedicated to their crew. When Merik was offered a life of luxury as First Citizen in return for selling out his entire crew to fight in the gladiator pits, he couldn't resist. What a bastard.
resist.

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-->'''SPOCK''': Situations quite familiar to the 6,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]], the 11,000,000 who died in your [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Second]], the 37,000,000 who died in your [[Main/WorldWarIII Third]]...

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* HeroicSacrifice: Flavius rushing in to save Spock and Bones from execution. He does succeed, though he's killed as a result.


* ShoutOut: A car called the Jupiter 8 could be a Shout Out to ''Series/LostInSpace''.

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* ShoutOut: A car called the Jupiter 8 could be a Shout Out reference to ''Series/LostInSpace''.


* ShoutOut: A car called the Jupiter 8 could be a Shout Out to Series/LostInSpace.

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* ShoutOut: A car called the Jupiter 8 could be a Shout Out to Series/LostInSpace.''Series/LostInSpace''.


* AbsenteeActor: Sulu is absent, as Creator/GeoreTakei was filming ''Film/TheGreenBerets''.

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* AbsenteeActor: Sulu is absent, as Creator/GeoreTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei was filming ''Film/TheGreenBerets''.


* LaughTrack: In the televised gladiatorial combats, the crowd's cheers and boos are mechanically produced.

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* LaughTrack: In the televised gladiatorial combats, the crowd's cheers and boos are mechanically produced. Bones even looks around in confusion when he hears the canned boos.



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* AbsenteeActor: Sulu is absent, as Creator/GeoreTakei was filming ''Film/TheGreenBerets''.


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bones keeps nagging at the idea of the "sun" faith, saying it doesn't make sense because "Rome had no sun worshipers". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(mythology) Actually, they did]], and the Sun god was pretty important. Spock claims later that solar worship was usually a "primitive superstition-religion"; believers in Surya, Shamash and the numerous Egyptian sun deities would have a great deal to say about that, but Creator/GeneRoddenberry was all about OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions.


* CovertDistressCode: Kirk tells Scotty "Condition Green, everything's fine." However, "Condition Green" is their code for "I'm in trouble, but don't do anything to help." Scotty has to figure out a way to help Kirk without breaking the Prime Directive. [[spoiler:He does]].

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* CovertDistressCode: Kirk tells Scotty "Condition Green, everything's fine." However, "Condition Green" is their code for "I'm in trouble, but don't do anything to help." Scotty has to figure out a way to help Kirk without breaking the Prime Directive. [[spoiler:He does]].He does.


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* MrFanservice: Just look at the damn picture.


* ArtisticLicenceReligion: Bones mentions at one point that the SpaceRomans having sun worshippers is illogical, because the Earth Romans didn't... In reality, they actually had two - Apollo (a god associated with the sun among many other things) and Sol (an incarnation of the sun, known at various times as Sol Indiges and Sol Invictus).

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* ArtisticLicenceReligion: Bones mentions at one point that the SpaceRomans having sun worshippers is illogical, because the Earth Romans didn't... In reality, they actually had two - Apollo (a god associated with the sun among many other things) and Sol (an incarnation of the sun, known at various times as Sol Indiges and Sol Invictus).


* DeadpanSnarker: When an armed man points at Spock's pointed ears and says "What do you call those?" He calmly replies "I call them ears." When asked if he's trying to be funny, he flatly replies "Not at all." Oh, that Spock!

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* DeadpanSnarker: When an armed man points at Spock's pointed ears and says "What do you call those?" He calmly replies "I call them ears." When asked if he's trying to be funny, he flatly replies "Not at all." Oh, that Spock!replies, "Never."

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