The Enterprise receives an old style SOS signal and finds on arrival a planet that is virtually identical to Earth. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Yeoman Rand beam down to the planet only to find that it is inhabited solely by children. Kirk befriends one of the older children, Miri, but they soon learn that experiments to prolong life killed all of the adults and that the children will also die when they reach puberty. They also learn that the children are in fact, very old. Soon, the landing party contracts the virus and has seven days to find a cure. Written by
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In the Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations novel Forgotten History, Miri's homeworld is described as being an alternative version of Earth from a parallel universe which arrived in the primary universe as a result of a subspace confluence. It was eventually returned to its own universe by the same process in 2275, having been transposed with a Vedala planetoid from the same universe. See more
The children abduct Yeoman Rand and tie her to a chair in their classroom/meeting room. Three loops of heavy rope, wound around her torso, secure her to the backrest of the chair. What's odd is, in the side-view shots, the ropes are looped UNDER her elbows; but in the frontal shots, the ropes are looped OVER her elbows. See more
It's dead. It's incredible.
It's metabolic rate. It's impossibly high, as if it burning itself up. Almost as if it aged a century in just the past few minutes.
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