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> AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD
When the U.S.S. Enterprise finds that all the adults in the Starnes
Expedition to Triacus have killed themselves, they beam to the
planet's surface to investigate. The children, however, are alive
and well and strangely oblivious to their parents' fates.
They are beamed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise while Kirk searches for
an answer to the strange occurrences. The children summon their
"friendly angel" Gorgan, who tells them to take the U.S.S.
Enterprise to a planet he can control. By garbling Kirk's words and
deceiving Spock, the children are able to take control of the
starship. Finally, seeing Kirk's anxiety at the loss of his ship,
Spock realizes that something is wrong and helps the Captain regain
Kirk shows the children tricorder tapes of their parents ... and
their graves, demonstrating to them that Gorgan is not a "friendly
angel" but an evil force. The loss of his believers renders Gorgan
impotent and he fades into oblivion.