||Kirk, the warrior for peace. Early on, the war actually looked like a very cynical population control measure, but it soon turned out to be a genuine, if a little insane. Essentially, these two cultures carried a cold war as far as they could, even to the extent of destroying their own people, so as not to let the war go hot. It took some serious gunboat diplomacy to sort it out, but it worked. Still, the concept doesn't seem much more incredible than Kirk overpowering and entire room full of armed guards. As usual, we had an interfering civilian who acted like a complete idiot at times, but he proved useful to the plot. Anan seemed to be a strange character, organising the deaths of thousands, but shying away from the killing of a few hostages. Still, at least he seemed irrationally rational rather than mad. The Redshirts did a fairly good job as well, actually doing something useful, and every one coming back alive. Maybe parts of it did stretch credibility a very long way, but this is what Star Trek is all about, peace at all costs, everyone getting along without having to kill each other. Some bizarre methods to obtain it, but they worked.