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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This episode holds the record for Enterprise crew casualties. See more
As Kirk beams up after baiting the creature, his arms are raised and he is using his communicator with his left hand. As he materializes on the Enterprise, his arms are lowered and he is no longer holding his communicator. See more
It has changed course before to mislead us, Captain. Logic would dictate...
No, I'm playing intuition.
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