Was this review helpful to you? After all, the United States military had been unable to make the connection between the thousands of extra trucks traveling the Ho Chi Minh Trail in late 1967 and the possibility of a massive offensive in 1968 . Meanwhile, a Klingon vessel is detected in orbit around the planet, and Kirk orders Chekov to keep the Enterprise out of sensor range while he returns to the surface. The two are attacked by an indigenous creature called a Mugato,[note 1] which bites Kirk with its poisonous fangs before McCoy can kill it with his phaser. On the planet, Kirk teaches Tyree and his people how to fire the stolen flintlock. We have some deer skins and the worst wigs ever produced by man ,here, write a science fiction episode around this, and don't forget the monster with and ice cream cone on his head. Add the first question. At the conclusion of the ritual she claims that Kirk is now hers, and Tyree explains that, according to legend, he will be unable to refuse her anything as a result of the treatment. [7], A horned white-furred gorilla-like creature, pronounced "mu-GAHT-u", "Star Trek Re-Watch: "A Private Little War, https://www.tor.com/2010/05/13/lemgstar-treklemg-re-watch-a-private-little-war/, "5 Essential 'Star Trek' Episodes to Binge Before 'Discovery, "The 20 Best Episodes of 'Star Trek: The Original Series, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Private_Little_War&oldid=980140652, Star Trek: The Original Series (season 2) episodes, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 September 2020, at 20:48. Enterprise, Spock is put under the care of Dr. M'Benga, who once interned in a Vulcan ward. Spock regains partial consciousness and demands that Chapel strike him.

Your password must include at least 8 characters with a combination of upper/lower case, number and symbol. Nona then knocks Kirk unconscious, flees with the phaser, and coming upon a group of villagers, offers them the weapon.

Kirk returns with McCoy, both in native dress, to investigate. Peaceful, primitive peoples get caught up in the struggle between superpowers, with Kirk unhappily trying to restore the balance of power disrupted by the Klingons. They watch in hiding as the villager's leader, Apella, enters with a Klingon. Seeing her opportunity, Nona knocks Kirk out and takes the phaser. The next day, Kirk shows the Hill People how to use the weapon, but Tyree refuses to handle it. He is dismayed to see a group of villagers armed with flintlocks, weapons they shouldn't have at their current stage of development. Suddenly, a mugato attacks Kirk and Nona. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. She does so hesitantly at first, but at Spock's insistence she slaps him harder and harder, until Scotty walks in and stops her, not knowing he's endangering Spock by doing this. The villagers ambush the landing party and wound Spock. A mugato attacks Nona and Kirk disintegrates it with his phaser. Was the script written after a semi trailer full of Davey Crockett outfits and bad blonde wigs turned over outside the studio? McCoy is unable to call for help, as the Enterprise has left orbit to avoid detection by the Klingons. Peaceful, primitive peoples get caught up in the struggle between superpowers, with Kirk unhappily trying to restore the balance of power disrupted by the Klingons. M'Benga finds out what's happening, rushes over and slaps Spock violently until he is fully conscious. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Once back aboard the Enterprise, Spock is taken to sickbay. Meanwhile, on the Enterprise, Dr. M'Benga has informed Nurse Chapel that Spock is in a state of self-induced hypnosis to heal his own injuries. In the episode, the crew of the Enterprise discovers Klingon interference in the development of a formerly peaceful planet and joins them in what becomes an arms race. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Kirk is surprised to see them with firearms, and their quarry seems to be a group of Hill People, one of whom, Tyree, Kirk recognizes. When Kirk, McCoy, and Tyree appear, the villagers believe she has led them into a trap, and kill her. "Star Trek: The Original Series" A Private Little War (TV Episode 1968) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A friendly group of Hill People arrive and take Kirk and McCoy to their camp, where Kirk discovers that his friend Tyree is now their leader. Nona has been urging Tyree to acquire firearms for their tribe. 3 of 5 people found this review helpful. [5], In 2017, Inverse recommended "A Private Little War" as "essential watching" for Star Trek: Discovery. Private Little War, A | Star Trek Private Little War, A Captain Kirk leads a survey mission to a peaceful, primitive planet which he visited 13 years before as a lieutenant. Search for "A Private Little War" on Amazon.com, Title: Nona treats Kirk by cutting her hand and pressing a mahko root against Kirk's wound.

They can't return to the Enterprise, so Kirk tells McCoy that Tyree's people have a cure for the mugato poison. Kirk reluctantly orders Mr. Scott to manufacture and beam down a hundred flintlocks for the tribesmen. When Kirk recovers, he asks Tyree about the villagers' weapons. Nona is intrigued and quizzes Tyree about the mysterious guests.

After a struggle, Kirk is forced to destroy the creature with his phaser. This FAQ is empty. Informed about Kirk, Nona heads back to the caves, where she sees McCoy using his phaser to heat some rocks. An email will not be created automatically.

(02 Feb 1968). Eugene Myers and Torie Atkinson of Tor.com argue that the episode is sexist in its presentation of Nona, and that the episode, in trying too hard to be an allegory for the war in Vietnam, fails to find a peaceful, Star Trek, solution to the problem. She collapses but Kirk recovers. Captain Kirk leads a survey mission to a peaceful, primitive planet which he visited 13 years before as a lieutenant. While trying to uphold the Federation's prime directive, the Klingons are providing more advanced technology to their enemies. The episode credit title shows "Gumato" as this was the creature's original name.

Written by Gene Roddenberry, based on a story by Don Ingalls (under the pseudonym Jud Crucis), and directed by Marc Daniels, it was first broadcast on February 2, 1968. But the villagers attack and kill her. The email will only be created once you click on the "Send Email" button. Sensors detect a Klingon vessel in orbit around the planet, and Kirk suspects the Klingons of having supplied the firearms to the villagers. Kirk orders Scotty to manufacture a hundred flintlocks — they are making serpents for the Garden of Eden. Nona is using drugs to keep Tyree devoted to her, and she urges him to acquire "firesticks" for their people, but being a devoted pacifist, he refuses. McCoy retrieves Kirk's phaser, and Spock contacts them from the ship. Mr. Scott questions the unusual order, and Kirk answers, "Serpents for the Garden of Eden. Kirk and McCoy overpower them, take a flintlock and escape with Tyree's help. A friend from his previous visit is now leader of his people. Kirk returns to the planet where he spent time 13 years before. McCoy protests, but Kirk counters that both warring parties must be put on an equal footing if both are to survive.
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"A Private Little War" is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. William Shatner Shirtless Star Trek 45 A Private Little War

Looking for something to watch? Nona tries to seduce Kirk with the help of local herbs. Bell Ranch, Santa Susana, California, USA, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Not believing her story, they assault her. Once there, they locate a forge in which they find a chrome steel drill and virtually carbon-free iron, evidence of outsiders' involvement. Kirk falls under her spell. McCoy is horrified, but has no alternative solution. Nona joins them and implores Kirk to help make Tyree a powerful man, but the captain says he will not interfere. Soon a Klingon appears with the village leader, who discuss the manufacture of improved weapons. Kirk and McCoy decide to reconnoiter the village that night. On a planet with a primitive civilization, the Enterprise discovers that the Klingons are providing a Stone Age society with increasingly-advanced weaponry. "A Private Little War" is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Use the HTML below. Tyree and Kirk rush in and overpower the villagers. Tyree sees what's happening and aims the flintlock at his wife, but he cannot bring himself to shoot.

Some hill people find Kirk and McCoy and take them to their caves, informing them that Tyree is now their leader, and his wife, Nona, knows how to help Kirk. This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. Tyree says he saw them for the first time a year ago and believed the villagers were making them.