Trekking Through Compliance - Episode 79 - Turnabout Intruder

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In this episode of Trekking Through Compliance, I consider the episode Turnabout Intruder, which aired on June 3, 1969, Star Date 5298.5.

After receiving a distress call from a science party on Camus II exploring the ruins of a dead civilization, the Enterprise rushes to assistance. All party members appear dead except the leader Dr. Janice Lester and the medical officer Dr. Arthur Coleman. According to Dr. Coleman, Lester is suffering from See more +

In this episode of Trekking Through Compliance, I consider the episode Turnabout Intruder, which aired on June 3, 1969, Star Date 5298.5.

After receiving a distress call from a science party on Camus II exploring the ruins of a dead civilization, the Enterprise rushes to assistance. All party members appear dead except the leader Dr. Janice Lester and the medical officer Dr. Arthur Coleman. According to Dr. Coleman, Lester is suffering from some unknown sort of radiation poisoning.

However, when the rest of the Enterprise landing party goes to aid a dying science party member and leaving Kirk and Lester alone, she activates an alien device she has discovered and exchanges bodies with Kirk. Lester is driven by jealousy and a persecution complex and complains to Kirk about the agony of being a woman. Lester-as-Kirk orders everyone to be beamed about and takes over the role of Kirk.

Lester-as-Kirk removes Bones as a chief medical officer and installs Dr. Coleman, a former starship doctor who has been found incompetent by the Starfleet Surgeon General, in his place. Dr. Coleman attempts to prevent Kirk (in Dr. Lester’s body) from interacting with the crew by sedating her, but she escapes to sickbay to talk to Bones and Spock. However, Lester-as-Kirk is also waiting for a physical examination ordered by McCoy. He proceeds to knock Kirk-as-Lester out and orders her to be put in isolation and incommunicado.

Spock suspects something amiss and goes to speak to (the real) Kirk in solitary confinement. At Kirk’s request, Spock does a Vulcan mind probe and discovers the truth. Spock tries to escape with the real Kirk but is stopped by Lester-as-Kirk and security guards. This leads to a court-martial trial for Spock. Spock puts Kirk (in Lester’s body) on the stand and testifies that Kirk’s mind is in her body.

In the meantime, Sulu and Chekov refuse to obey Lester-as-Kirk’s orders, and Kirk and Lester experience a temporary reversion of minds. In fact, to prevent a reversion, Coleman informs Lester-as-Kirk that Lester must be killed. However, Coleman is too late to carry out the task, and Kirk’s and Lester’s minds revert to their appropriate bodies.

Compliance Takeaways:

1. Who monitors the senior executives?

2. What happens when you have C-Suite involvement in the bribery scheme?

3. How can your company make a comeback?

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