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> ASSIGNMENT: EARTH >
Sent back in time to find out how Earth managed to survive without
destroying itself, the U.S.S. Enterprise inadvertently beams
aboard a space traveler, Gary Seven, along with his black cat, Isis.
Seven claims to be a 20th-century human raised and trained by unknown
and unnamed aliens to prevent Earth from destroying itself. Before Kirk
can determine whether or not the man is telling the truth, Seven escapes
to the planet below. Kirk and Spock follow him to Earth. Meanwhile,
Seven has tried to contact two fellow agents, who are discovered to have
recently died in an auto accident. Instead, he contacts Roberta Lincoln,
who becomes his reluctant cohort.
An orbital bomb is about to be launched by the United States and it is
Seven's mission to make sure the rocket explodes somewhere over Asia,
thereby frightening the governments into not launching future bombs into
When the rocket goes out of control, Seven barely succeeds in stopping
it, despite Kirk and Spock's well-meaning interference. Before Kirk and
Spock leave Earth, Kirk consults the Enterprise's computer
records and informs Seven and Roberta that they have a very interesting
future in the offing.