A shuttle craft under Mr. Spock's command is forced to land on a hostile planet. His emotionless approach to command does not sit well with some crew members, particularly Mr. Boma who challenges Spock at every opportunity. The Enterprise and Captain Kirk meanwhile have only a short time to find the lost shuttle craft as they must deliver urgent medical supplies to Markus III in only a few days. Written by
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The episode marks the first appearance in Star Trek of the rank of "ensign", as Ensign O'Neill is mentioned in this episode. See more
When the copilot of the shuttle Galileo complains that the instruments are going into chaos, Lt Boma notes that it is to be expected given the effects of the quasar. If the collapse of the avionics on board are to be expected, why is everyone so surprised when it crashes on the alien planet? In fact, why was it even launched when it clearly would be unable to cope with these effects? See more
What a mess.
Picturesque descriptions will not mend broken circuits, Mr. Scott.
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes. See more