After a psychologically disturbed patient from the Tantalus penal colony, Dr. Simon Van Gelder, manages to escape to the Enterprise, Dr. McCoy begins to suspect that something is amiss on the colony. Captain Kirk and Dr. Helen Noel beam down to the planet to investigate. Written by
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Doctor Helen Noel, a former Christmas affair of Captain Kirk, was named after the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology, Helen, and the French word for Christmas, Noël. See more
When Van Gelder enters the bridge and demands asylum, the close up shots use red lighting on the actors. In the wide shots, the lighting is normal. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Mega-voltage. Touch the wrong line and you're dead.
Anything's better than Adams' treatment room.