Kirk and the derelict starship Defiant vanish into a spatial interphase between universes. To rescue him, Spock must maintain position despite a growing, violent hysteria aboard the Enterprise, like that which destroyed the Defiant's crew, as well as a force field being laid around the Enterprise by Tholian patrol ships. Written by
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This takes place in 2268. See more
While transporting Kirk back onto the Enterprise there is a close-up of the transporter operator's hands. His rank has changed and he is missing a finger on the right hand - clearly those are Scotty's hands and rank. See more
[after viewing Kirk's "posthumous" orders to them
Spock, I, uh... I'm sorry. It does hurt, doesn't it?
What would you have me say, Doctor?