The Enterprise is transporting several diplomatic delegations to a conference on Babel regarding the future of the mineral-rich planet Coridan. Among the passengers are Spock's parents, Ambassador Sarek and Amanda. There is obviously a chill between father and son owing to Spock's choice of pursuing a career in Starfleet. Unknown to Spock or his mother is the fact that Sarek is seriously ill. There is also much tension among the delegations and a spy on board is transmitting coded messages to a ship that attacks the Enterprise. With Captain Kirk wounded in an earlier knife attack, Spock is in temporary command just as his father needs a transfusion that only he can provide. Written by
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was not familiar with the series and had assumed that it was a comedy after reading the script. But on her first day of work, she saw that the cast and crew took the show very seriously. See more
When Amanda is telling McCoy about Spock's childhood pet, she calls it a sehlat, which she pronounces "say-lot." McCoy immediately after repeats the name but pronounces it "sell-it," indicating the two scenes were shot separately without each hearing how the other said it. See more
[Captain Kirk is adjusting uniform in mirror, Dr. McCoy pacing behind him, tugging at tight collar
Dress uniforms - spit and polish. I don't know how much longer I'm gonna be able to stand this. I feel like my neck's in a sling.