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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This is the second episode where McCoy is referred to as Captain McCoy instead of Dr. McCoy, this time by Spock. The first was Star Trek: The Deadly Years
(1967) where Scotty said it. See more
At one point during Kirk, Spock, and McCoy's discussion of using a shuttle craft to determine how to destroy the organism, McCoy crosses over so that he is next to Spock, but the cuts between them show the same exact background, even though they are facing each other (This was done this way because there was no wall on the set behind McCoy, from Spock's point of view). See more
You got something to say?
Technically, no. Medically, yes. Between the stimulants and the pressure, I would suggest that you try to stay off your feet for a few minutes.
I don't have a few minutes, Bones. Maybe none of us do.