Star Trek: Season 3, Episode 17

That Which Survives (24 Jan. 1969)

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After the Enterprise landing party beams down to investigate a geologically interesting planet, their ship is hurled across the galaxy. Kirk and company find a deserted outpost guarded by the deadly image of a beautiful woman.

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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 garykmcd

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Lt. Radha is both the first explicitly Hindu character (shown by the bright red dot on her forehead, known as a Bindi), and the first Enterprise helmswoman, to appear in Star Trek. See more »

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Left in charge of the ship, Mr. Spock uncharacteristically browbeats everyone on board just for being human (seemingly not free of emotions as he's always claimed). Given that he's the science officer and that the Enterprise orbits a planet whose very existence is inexplicable, it's reasonable to hypothesize that he's getting back at Kirk for leaving him out of the away mission by belittling the crew at every turn, thereby becoming a character ruled by the emotion of bitterness. See more »

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Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, since the Enterprise is obviously functional, I suggest we return to our starting place at top warp speed.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, sir, but even at that it'll take us a while to get there.
Mr. Spock: In that case, Mr. Scott, I suggest we start at once. Can you give me warp 8?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, sir. And maybe a wee bit more. I'll sit on the warp engines myself and nurse them.
Mr. Spock: That position, Mr. Scott, would not only be unavailing, but also... undignified.
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The Writers and Directors Blew This
8 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spock is absolutely insufferable in this. It's as if they decided to make his character so literal as to be ludicrous. His statement to the crew are almost hilarious. He can't seem to The crew beams down to a planet. As they are leaving, Lee Meriweather touches the technician and destroys every cell in his body. She and her copies seem to have a reverse Midas touch. Every once in a while, she shows up, says "I am for you" then touches them, destroying their cells, killing them. She also has incredible knowledge of Starships. She hits and runs. The guys realize that the planet is almost a living creature. The woman gets the geologist while he is investigating the planet. We've never seen him before so he is easy to bump off. There are also unfamiliar people on the bridge. The sad thing about this episode is that it's as if the writers had no familiarity with the characters who have been part of the series for nearly three years.


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