While surveying an uncharted planet, Kirk, Uhura, and Chekov are transported to the planet's surface, where they are forced to be gladiators in combats staged for the pleasure of unseen aliens.
Air Date: 01/05/68
Director: Gene Nelson
I love this episode. It follows the A and B story formula and contains one of the silliest Kirk maneuvers witnessed in any episode - the kiss and punch! Ridiculous, silly, fun. I wouldn't change this episode for one-thousand quatloos!