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Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2

Episode 17 "A Piece of the Action"

Stardate 4598.0: Over 100 years ago, before the Federation directive of non-interference, the U.S.S. Horizon visited the planet Iotia and reported its inhabitants as being extremely bright and imitative humanoids. Unfortunately, the Horizon accidentally left some materials behind, and the Enterprise has been ordered to investigate Iotia and learn what effect these items have had on the culture. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to visit Bela Oxmyx, one of the planet's leaders, and discover a culture resembling America in the early 20th Century. They are escorted to Bela's office and further learn that the contamination comes from a book titled "Chicago Mobs of the Twenties." Bela tries to cut a deal with Kirk, offering a percentage of the profits he'll get from taking over the planet in exchange for the use of modern Federation weapons. Kirk refuses to cooperate and is detained until he decides to help Oxmyx. When the landing party escapes, Kirk orders Spock and McCoy back to the ship while he tries to clean up the mess made by the Federation. Unfortunately, Kirk is captured by a rival faction led by Jojo Krako who offers Kirk the same deal Oxmyx offered. But once again, Kirk refuses and is "put on ice" until he cooperates. While Kirk works on escape, Spock and McCoy are lured down to the planet again by Oxmyx. Kirk manages to get back to Oxmyx's office and decides on a different course of action. In order to unite the planet, he becomes a slang-talking "boss" himself to convince the Iotians that his "outfit," the Federation, is tougher than they are, and to prove it they're taking over the planet themselves. Kirk forces Oxmyx to call all the other bosses and has Scotty beam them, one by one, to Bela's office. When the Iotians doubt the power of the Federation, Kirk has Scotty stun everyone involved in a shootout on the street below. In the end, Kirk manages to convince the Iotians to work together for the good of everyone. A planetwide government is established in terms that the Iotians can understand. When they return to the ship, Spock wonders how Kirk will explain to Starfleet that a ship will be sent each year to Iotia to collect the Federation's "cut," and McCoy is worried about the implications of leaving his communicator behind with the copycat Iotians
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