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> SPECTRE OF THE GUN
Kirk ignores an alien buoy that warns the U.S.S. Enterprise that
it is trespassing into Melkotian space and continues forward when the
Melkots transport Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and Chekov to a recreation
of Earth's wild west. Here their instruments will not function and they
are forced to relive, in "a manner befitting their heritage for
trespassing," the shoot-out in Tombstone, Arizona on October 26, 1881.
The U.S.S. Enterprise party is transported to the OK Corral, but
as they will not fire on the "Earps," the gunfighters cannot hurt them.
Chekov, in the role of Billy Claiborne, is killed and Spock realizes
that these events are not really transpiring. Through a series of mind
melds, Spock is able to reject the illusions of the hostiles enabling
the crew to succeed without shooting at the others. The Melkots are
impressed by the peaceful behavior of the U.S.S. Enterprise party
and return them, including Chekov, who had been killed in an earlier
altercation, to the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Melkots agree to
establish contact with the Federation.