Synopsis by Judd Blaise
The final episode of the original network run of the landmark 1960s science fiction series, this installment of Star Trek begins with the Enterprise's Captain Kirk paying a visit to a distant planet to see Dr. Janice Lester, a former friend and fellow officer who is now ill. Dr. Lester's illness proves to be a ruse, however, when she attacks Kirk. When the felled Captain awakes, he finds himself the subject of a body-switching experiment that places his mind in the body of Dr. Lester. Meanwhile, Dr. Lester, in Kirk's body, has gone to enact her life-long dream of commanding a starship, a dream which was denied to her because she is a woman. Mr. Spock soon realizes the truth of Dr. Lester's masquerade, and he and the real Kirk -- still in Dr. Lester's body -- must prove their claims before they are executed at the false Kirk's orders.
captain [military], commander, craziness, danger, exchange, exploration, femme-fatale, future, mind-control, mistaken-identity, old-flame, revenge, role-switching, space, spacecraft, space-exploration, starship