Chicago Mobs of the Twenties - Title of the book left
behind on planet Sigma Iotia II on episode No. 49 "A Piece of
the Action" of the sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69.
crew of the starship USS Horizon visited the planet Sigma Iotia
II in the year 2168, they accidentally left behind a copy of a
book entitled "Chicago Mobs of the Twenties" (published on Earth
Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the planet used the
information in the book (now a revered text called "The Book")
to pattern their society around mob bosses.
One hundred years
later, the crew of starship USS Enterprise returned to the
planet and discovered the cultural contamination the book had
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.
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