Synopsis by Judd Blaise
The crews of the Enterprise and an enemy Klingon vessel find themselves in uncomfortably close quarters during this episode of the 1960s science fiction series. When both the Enterprise and a Klingon warship claim to be responding to a distress call from a disputed planet, Captain Kirk attempts to settle the matter diplomatically, agreeing to beam a number of the Klingons aboard his ship. However, almost immediately after the Klingons are aboard, the Enterprise is hit with turbulence; the resulting damage traps the Klingons and a number of Enterprise crew members together in the same part of the ship. Old hatreds soon rise to the surface, and the tension brings the groups to the brink of a private war -- but the situation soon changes when they realize that a mysterious third party may have had a hand in orchestrating the conflict for purposes of its own.
alien [not human], exploration, space, space-exploration