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That Which Survives 

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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Ensign Wyatt
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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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24 January 1969 (USA)  »

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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: Spock to Sickbay. Have you completed the autopsy on Watkins, Doctor?
Dr. M'Benga: Yes, we have, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Was the cause of his death the same as that which killed the transporter officer?
Dr. M'Benga: Well, the pattern of cellular disruption was the same, but as to the cause, well, your guess is as good as mine.
Mr. Spock: My guess, Doctor, would be valueless. I suggest we refrain from guessing and find some facts.
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kinda okay, I guess (wow--what unbridled enthusiasm)
11 December 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This isn't a bad episode, though it certainly isn't a good one. The problem, though, that makes this such a mediocre episode is the character Lee Merriwether plays--she's robotic in all her ways and this ISN'T conducive to creating a memorable character. I do understand WHY they chose to have her play the part that way, but still, there was just so little life in the show and having SOMETHING exciting occur would have helped. Perhaps Lee could have been seductive or more "real" and then lure the people to their death or perhaps another plot element could have been added. All I know is that the plot was thin and so was the action. While mildly interesting, this isn't a glowing endorsement and this episode is pretty typical of many of the lower quality episodes of season 3.


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