"How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" Animated Series episode #22. Written by Russell Bates and David Wise. Directed by Bill Reed. Stardate 6063.4. First aired in 1974. The U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a ship in the shape of a winged serpent, which turns out to be Kulkukan, a god of ancient Mayan-Aztec legend. Kulkukan is actually a very long-lived benevolent entity that wants the humans to worship him just as the Mayans and Aztecs did. GUEST CAST: James Doohan as Arex, Lieutenant, Walking Bear, Ensign Dawson and Kulkukan; SEE: Aztecs; Capellan power-cat; Enterprise, U.S.S.; force globe; Kirk, James T.; Kulkukan probe; Kulkukan ship; Kulkukan's signalling device; Kulkukan zoo; Kulkukan; Mayas; Quetzalcoatl; Shakespeare, William; Spock; Starbase 21; Toltecs; Walking Bear, Ensign Dawson.

Aztecs. Walking Bear says that that the alien aboard the ship bears a resemblance to a god in Aztec and Mayan, legends.

Capellan power-cat. The Capellan power cat after it has escaped from its cage.

Enterprise, U.S.S.. The Enterprise was rocked as it approached the Kulkulkan ship in its energy field.

force globe. The Enterprise is trapped in a force globe.

Kirk, James T.. Kirk disables the Capellan power cat and then suffers a 2,000 volt shock.

Kulkukan probe. What might be a second probe turns out to be the Kulkulkan ship.

Kulkukan ship. The Kulkukan ship with the energy field around it.

Kulkukan's signalling device. The signalling device operates when the four obelisks focus the Sun.

Kulkukan zoo. The four officers suddenly find themselves in a zoo.

Kulkukan. Kulkukan reveals himself in response to the signal.

Mayas. Walking Bear tells Kirk that the Mayas were given an accurate calendar.

Quetzalcoatl. At the end of the mission Kirk states that Kulkulkan was the Toltecs' Quetzalcoatl.

Shakespeare, William. Summing up, McCoy says that there's a line from Shakespeare. Kirk quotes " How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is have a thankless child"

Spock. Spock breaks the Enterprise out of the force globe.

Starbase 21. Kirk orders a course for Starbase 21 at the end of the mission.

Toltecs. SEE: Quetzalcoatl.

Walking Bear, Ensign Dawson. When four officers are transported off Enterprise Walking Bear tells Kirk that Kulkulkan promised to return.

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