Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
Episode 15 of 24 within Season Three. Item 71 of 90 overall.
Production number 60043-70.
Lee Cronin - Story
Oliver Crawford - Teleplay
Jud Taylor - Director
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Stardate: 5730.2, 5730.7, 5730.6--The Enterprise comes across a shuttlecraft taken from Starbase 4 on their way to the planet, Arianis. The alien piloting the shuttlecraft is completely white on one side of his body and completely black on the other.

Meanwhile, the alien claims that he is a political refugee and wishes asylum.Shortly thereafter, another alien much like the first, except he is white and black on opposite sides, arrives and demands that first alien be handed over to him.

original airdate--January 10, 1969  

network: NBC

music: "Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage 


Alien Races: Cherons

Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 5730.2. The planet Ariannus is vital as a transfer point on regular space commercial lanes. It has been attacked by a bacterial invasion which threatens to render it lifeless unless checked. Our mission, to decontaminate it."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 5730.6. Having completed our mission to Ariannus, the Enterprise is now on course to Starbase 4. The crew is on normal routine and we are proceeding without incident."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 5730.7. In a deliberate act of sabotage, Commissioner Bele has burned out our destruct mechanism and, through the power of his will, has again taken over directional control of the Enterprise."

[Curiously, the .6 entry is logged after the .7 entry. Bele sabotaged the Enterprise after the mission to Ariannus was completed.]


Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Klingon--logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

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Previous episode :
070 Whom Gods Destroy
Next episode :
072 The Mark of Gideon

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=che'ron Qav 'e' yInISQo'

regional titles

Laat dat Be Your Last Battlefield
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
Le dilemme
Bele jagt Lokai
Lig Sin Bí Do Catha seo caite
Sia questa l'ultima battaglia
Que Ese Sea su Žltimo Campo de Batalla