Humanoid species from
the planet Sigma Iotia II on episode No. 49 "A Piece of the Action"
of the sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69. When the crew of the
starship USS Horizon visit the planet Sigma Iotia II in the year
2168, they accidentally leave behind a copy of a book entitled "Chicago Mobs of the Twenties" (published on Earth in 1992).
Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the planet use the information
in the book to pattern
their society around mob bosses.
One hundred years later, the crew of starship USS Enterprise
return to the planet and discover the cultural contamination
caused by the text now revered as "The Book."
In an effort to rectify the book's influence on the Iotians,
Captain Kirk (William Shatner) played their game, acted like a
mobster himself, and used the fire power of the starship to
intimidate the planet's mob bosses into changing their society
into a more ethical one.
Spock & Kirk Figure the Odds
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