When Lieutenant Junior Grade Tormolen brings aboard an infection that killed the science team on Psi 2000, the crew of the Enterprise soon find themselves unable to control their most pre-dominant emotions. Soon the entire starship is in a shambles and plummeting toward the self destructing planet. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
After his appearance in the second pilot episode (Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before
(1966)), George Takei
accepted the regular role of Sulu largely because he read a draft of this script, and relished the idea of running shirtless through the ship, sword in hand. However, he had no fencing experience, so as soon as he was hired, he began a crash-course on the sport. In the end, he loved his sword-fighting scene so much he held onto the rapier for several hours, poking stage hands with it and engaging in mock duels off the set. In his autobiography "To the Stars", Takei names this episode as his favorite. See more
When the infected Sulu comes on the bridge he is glistening with sweat. When Uhura tries to distract him the shot goes from a glistening Sulu, to Uhura and back to a nearly dry Sulu. See more
Stand, no farther. No escape for you. You'll either leave this war bloodied, or with my blood on your swords.
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
Performed by Bruce Hyde See more