As Kirk, McCoy, Sulu and geologist D'Amato beam over to a geologically unique planet, an attractive woman suddenly appears in the transporter room and, with but a touch, kills Transporter Chief Wyatt. They're not quite sure who or what she is. They also find themselves unable to contact the Enterprise, which has been flung nearly a thousand light years across the galaxy. The woman soon re-appears, both on the Enterprise and on the planet, touching/killing D'Amato and Engineer Watson. While the landing party faces extermination from this mysterious woman, the Enterprise, endeavoring to return, faces possible destruction from a subtle malfunction administered to their warp engines. Written by
Did You Know?
Lt. Radha, is both the first obviously Hindu person (the bright red dot on her forehead, known as a Bindi) to appear on the series, and the first Enterprise helmswoman to appear on the series. See more
During the opening "earthquake/storm" scene (as soon as landing party beams down), when the lightning flashes distinct shadows can be seen on the "sky" behind the rocks, emphasizing the fact that it is a fabric backdrop/screen. See more
I must touch you. I beg it. It is my existence.
Captain James T. Kirk
We've seen the results of your touch.
But you are my match, James Kirk. I MUST touch you.