Star Trek (1966–1969)
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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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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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In the preview trailer, the visual effect of flashing blue lights has not been added in yet when Scotty's corridor is shown. See more »

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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 »

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Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: What you're saying is that the planet didn't blow up and the Captain and the others, they're still alive?
Mr. Spock: Please, Mr. Scott, restrain your leaps of illogic. I have said nothing. I was merely speculating.
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Spock is really annoying in this one
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spock jumps on every comment that every person says, correcting their calculations with comments like "I wish you'd be more accurate" and saying things like "We're not here to engage in gambling" when someone asks about their odds of survival (how many times has Spock himself spewed out odds of this and that in the past? His own mother had to cut him off at the knees when he did that once). I've always thought that the "folding Lee Meriwhether" effect was cool but I'm not sure the episode really makes any sense. My main problem with this episode is how annoying Spock is because he's my favorite character in this series.


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