A mysterious, twinkling mass of sapient energy ravages an important archive and Scotty's new girlfriend may be linked to it.

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The Enterprise is on course to install new equipment on Memory Alpha, the central library storage facility for the Federation. Chief Engineer Scott has been working closely on the project with Lieutenant Mira Romaine with whom he has been forming a romantic attachment. The Enterprise encounters a space storm that kills the staff at Memory Alpha and possesses Lieutenant Mira Romaine. Written by laird-3

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31 January 1969 (USA)  »

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"Star Trek: The Original Series" is known as a great science fiction series but many of its stories contain archetypes of horror. This is the seventh of eight stories that contain a "ghost," what author Stephen King calls an embodiment of the past imposing its will upon the present. Other ghosts (whether supernatural or metaphorical) in the series can be found in Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of? (1966), Star Trek: Space Seed (1967), Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (1967), Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine (1967), Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (1968), Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead (1968), and Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969). See more »

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When Spock is monitoring and increasing pressure in the pressure chamber, at one point the level is shown as "20 atmospheres." The next view of the gauge shows 30 A's, but the shot after that is back to 25 A's when it is supposed to be a constant increase. See more »

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Uhura: During the disturbance, Memory Alpha was hailing. I wanted to respond but I couldn't make my hand move.
Chekov: Captain. It was not hands that were paralyzed. It was eyes. I could not force my eyes to look down and set a new course.
Sulu: No. No, it was speech that was affected. I couldn't utter a sound.
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Mega-Spock
17 March 2013 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Not a great episode overall but worth watching for the fun the writers are permitted to have with Spock. He gets to overplay his Vulcan side in scene after scene; alienating every crewman he victimizes. It might be that by this point they sensed the series would be toast in a couple months and played this stuff for laughs. Nimoy is obviously having a lot of fun with this script as well, as the overbearing Vulcan repeatedly inserts decimals into his pronouncements and criticizes everyone for not being sufficiently precise.

Also of note is the cold sore (?) that appears and reappears on the lower lip of the guest star (Scotty's love interest). Apparently this began in mid-production as the first scenes shot do not feature it.

They again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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