Episode Trivia


When Lester-as-Kirk sits in the captain's chair, Chekov vanishes/reappears in different shots of the bridge.
Spock claims complete entity transfer has never been done anywhere in the galaxy - they did it in "Return to Tomorrow" with Sargon and the others.
How is Lester-as-Kirk going to get Kirk's safe open? She doesn't have his memories of the combination or anything and it uses a number sequence to open.
Lt. Galloway was the character killed by Captain Tracey in "The Omega Glory" and yet here he is! Maybe he had a twin brother?

Chekov mistakenly claims that General Order 4 is the only death-penalty exception left in Starfleet. It is in fact General Order 7, prohibiting contact with Talos IV, established in "The Menagerie, Part I".
Lieutenant Uhura does not appear in this episode. She is the only "regular castmember" not to appear.
There has been much debate over Janice Lester's line of "Your world of starship captains doe not allow women", implying that women could not be starship captains. However, with the appearance of a female captain in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" and Captain Hernandez on "Star Trek: Enterprise", that line has since been refuted. The most common explanations are that Lester was speaking figuratively; that ship captains (mainly male ones) have no time for women. Another common explanation is that Lester's mental condition led her to believe the only reason she could not attain command was because she was a woman.