- Anvilicious: The end of the episode, as delivered by Lieutenant Uhura.
- Fridge Horror: Given that Drusilla is a Sex Slave, if Kirk slept with her in the Sexy Discretion Shot she wouldn't have been able to say no — not that she seemed overly anxious to.
- Genius Bonus: Flavius Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when not to fight.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The gladiatorial games as they're presented here seem a lot like modern reality game shows like Dancing with the Stars and American Idol. Only with decapitations.
YMMV / Star Trek S2 E25 "Bread and Circuses"