While beaming down to the planet Gideon, Captain Kirk finds himself still in the transporter room. He can find no one on the ship, now apparently abandoned by the entire crew. He does find one other occupant on the Enterprise, a beautiful young woman, Odona, who does not know how she got there. Back on the real Enterprise, Spock tries to deal with Gideon's representatives who claim that Kirk never arrived and claim no knowledge of his whereabouts. Soon, Odona falls deathly ill, which is exactly what the leaders of Gideon were hoping for. Spock soon realizes that there is problem with the beam down coordinates they were provided. Written by
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After Capt. Kirk beams aboard what he believes to be an unmanned Enterprise drifting in space, he makes absolutely no effort to ascertain the ship's location, navigate the ship, ask the library computer any questions, or communicate with Starfleet or anyone else. Instead, he wanders around the ship, comforts a strange woman who is aboard the ship, and claims to know where the ship is located simply by looking at the stars visible on the main viewer (even though he knows someone or may be manipulating his setting). See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Captain's Log, stardate 5423.4: We are orbiting the planet Gideon, which is still not a member of the United Federation of Planets. The treaty negotiations have been difficult because Gideon has consistently refused the presence of a delegation from the Federation on its soil or any surveillance by the ship's sensors. They have finally agreed to a delegation of one. They insisted it be the captain of the Enterprise. I am, therefore, beaming down at once.