EAN-139786300213531   EAN-13 barcode 9786300213531
Product NameStar Trek - The Original Series, Episode 49: A Piece of the Action [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 6300213536
Price New3.51 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used0.93 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, Bill Blackburn
BindingVHS Tape
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Run Time46 minutes
Long DescriptionThis smart, funny episode finds the Enterprise visiting the planet Iotia, where the starship Horizon accidentally left behind Earth materials a century before. During that time, as Captain Kirk (William Shatner) discovers, the Iotians have made much of one of those items, a book called Chicago Mobs of the Twenties. The planet's population has divided into rival gangs who dress, speak, and do violence like the spiritual descendants of Al Capone, plunging Kirk, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) into a facsimile of Earth's colorful and dangerous past.

The episode is played for comedy: Kirk and Spock keep getting kidnapped by the warring hoods, each of whom wants the Federation team to use their technology to defeat the other side. The big payoff, however, is a summit meeting of bosses, where Kirk employs plenty of gangster-movie jargon to get matters settled. --Tom Keogh

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