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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"Obsession" is a "startrekified" version of Herman Melville
's Moby Dick, a seminal American novel first published in 1851. Captain Kirk of the Enterprise is Captain Ahab of the Pequod and the Gaseous Creature is the White Whale. See more
When Kirk and Spock find a large rock made of the super hard material they are looking for (20 x harder than diamond), Kirk hits it and it makes a 'clonk' sound as if it is made from hollow styrofoam, which of course it is. See more
Captain, thank heaven.
Mr. Scott, there was no deity involved. It was my cross-circuiting to B that recovered them.
Well, then, thank pitchforks and pointed ears! As long as it worked, Jim.
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