All I can think is “My baby. Off to destroy the world!”
For a dragon he has such tiny teeth…
I love how he’s giving himself a pep talk on his way to destroy the village
"I am fire."
"I am death."
"I am confident."
"I am handsome."
"I am capable."
"I am a strong independent dragon who don’t need no mate."
Nichelle Nichols frequently tells a story of getting into a dispute with director Marc Daniels over the filming of this episode. As it had already been established that Uhura’s first language was Swahili, Nichols believed that, after her mind was erased, Uhura would revert to her first language. However, as Nichols herself did not speak Swahili, Daniels wanted Uhura to just speak English. Nichols refused to, telling Daniels, “Nichelle Nichols doesn’t speak Swahili, but Uhura does!” Gene Roddenberry was eventually brought in to settle the dispute, and he sided with Nichols. A linguist specializing in Swahili was then brought in to write the few lines of Swahili that are spoken in the episode. (Memory Alpha)