Captain Kirk is haunted by a creature from his past when conducting a mining survey on a planet. He first encountered it as a lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Farragut and blames himself for freezing in a moment of crisis, causing the death of many crewmen. The creature is a cloud-like, gaseous being that lives on the red blood cells found in humans. Obsessed by his desire for revenge and to erase the memory of 11 years ago, he pursues the creature relentlessly, putting in jeopardy an assignment to collect essential medical supplies. Written by
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The incident in Kirk's life was eleven years ago, which is how much older Kelly is than Shatner and Nimoy. See more
As Kirk converses with Ensign Garrovick in the ship's corridor, in their respective close-shots the curvature of the wall behind Kirk matches that of the wall behind Garrovick (who is directly facing Kirk); the corridor curvatures should be opposite for each character. See more
There are many aspects of human irrationality I do not yet comprehend. Obsession, for one - the persistent, single-minded fixation on one idea.
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