We met the womanly and elegant High Priestess Natira in The World Is Hollow, And I Have Touched The Sky. She was more than just the High Priestess, she was in effect the queen of her people.
She called her "world" Yonada, but it wasn't a really a world, it was an incredily old spaceship, that appeared from the outside to be an asteroid. Although Natira was strangely ignorant about the truth about her world, she nevertheless was apparently intelligent.
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beamed to the interior surface, and were quickly subdued by Natira's well-trained guards. When McCoy's bright blue eyes looked into Natira's, he was stunned. She seemed impressed, too. Long story short, they were almost instantly infatuated with each other.
In almost no time at all, Dr. Leonard McCoy and the gorgeous High Priestess Natira were courtin' and sparkin'. Despite the speed and force of their erotic momentum, their courtship was accomplished in a fairly dignified manner. Incredibly, McCoy found himself agreeing to accept the "instrument of obediance" (an implant) so that he could join Natira's people, and become her man. Well, that's to be expected when you shoot for someone like Natira!
Alas, Kirk and Spock felt the need to save a whole 'nother planet from colliding with Yonada, so of course the lovers got interfered with, and all kinds of other hectic things had to happen, so that they could gain access to the controls of the asteroid ship and correct her careening course - just a little bit!
At the peak of the crisis, Natira argued with "the oracle", and demanded to know the truth about her world, despite the punishing pain it gave her. This proved she was a courageous, tough, intellectually curious person, not a slave to superstition and custom.
At the end of the episode, "the oracle" was silenced, but Natira was still the queen and High Priestess of her people. Yonada was now pointed in the direcion that Natira's ancestors had originally intended. They were aiming for a pristine uninhabited planet that would become their new home - and Natira would no doubt be the High Priestess and queen there, too.
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