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?
After D'Amato dies, Kirk uses his phaser to dig a grave for him. This is only the second time on Star Trek where a crewman is buried by the landing party on a planet, the first occurring in The Galileo Seven. Usually, dead crewman are returned to the ship. See more
The Enterprise was thrown 990.7 light-years from the planet they were investigating, then return in about 1 day. However in "Star Trek: Voyager", it's established that it will take 70 years to travel the 70,000 light-years back to Federation space. With the rate stated in this episode, Voyager should've return in little over a month. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
[working in the service crawlway
I'm so close to the flow now that it feels like ants crawling all over my body.
Mr. Scott, I suggest you refrain from any further subjective descriptions. You now have 10 minutes and 19 seconds in which to perform your task.