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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Lethe (Susanne Wasson
) was named after the river in Hades in Greek myth. Those condemned souls who drank from it, forgot their past lives. Explaining her blank, vegetative stare from neutralizer "treatment". 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
[performing a mind meld
You begin to feel a strange euphoria... your body floats...
Dr. Simon van Gelder
Yes... I began to feel it.
Open your mind; we move together... our minds sharing the same thoughts...