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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When the team first beams down they are standing in downtown Mayberry with the courthouse in the background along with Floyd's Barber Shop. The building just behind them was used as a bank and Walker's Drug Store See more
In the opening scene, where the ENTERPRISE orbits Miri's planet, you can see the hole at the top of the globe used for the original version of the scene where it would have been attached to its stand. This has been replaced in the remastered version with a digital shot of that same planet. See more
Just children. 300 years old and more. I've already contacted Space Central. They'll send teachers, advisors...
And truant officers, I presume.
They'll be all right.
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