The Enterprise is sent to investigate the disruption of the Gamma VII-A solar system and the destruction of the U.S.S. Intrepid, staffed solely by Vulcans. When they arrive they find a large dark mass floating in space that is draining energy from everything around it, including the Enterprise. Drawn into the mass, they find a huge amoeba-like creature and Kirk must decide which of his two friends, McCoy or Spock, to send into it aboard a shuttle craft on a mission of no return. Written by
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The usual banter between Spock and McCoy takes on an uncharacteristically dark tone as Spock is preparing to board the shuttlecraft. His exhausted condition obviously affecting his behavior,, McCoy accuses Spock of ambition and spite. "You're determined not to let me share in this, aren't you?".Had he been thinking more clearly, he would have realized Vulcans do not act on ambition or spite.. See more
The shuttle used is the Galileo. The Galileo was destroyed at the end of, "The Galileo Seven", from season one. See more
Captain's Log, stardate 4307.1. Approaching Starbase 6 for a much-needed period of rest and recreation. The crew has performed excellently, but is exhausted, and I, too, am looking forward to a nice period of rest on some lovely...
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