The Enterprise responds to a distress call from the planet Scalos, but when Kirk and a landing party beam down to the planet they find no living beings. It turns out that the Scalosians live at a much higher rate of acceleration, rendering them invisible to the human eye. One of the Scalosians, the beautiful and seductive Deela, accelerates Kirk so they can interact, where she tells him he cannot return to his normal life. For the crew, Kirk has virtually disappeared before their eyes. The Scalosians want to turn the Enterprise into a cryogenic storage facility for the crew. Kirk learns that at his current state of acceleration, they are subject to cellular degeneration and rapid aging should they suffer the slightest cut. He leaves a message for the crew but it is left to Mr. Spock to find a way to decipher it. Written by
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The only time in the original Star Trek
(1966) series in which Kirk is presumed to have had sex; he is seen zipping up his boots while sitting on the edge of his bed, with Deela standing nearby. See more
Much of the general equipment on the ship operates at normal rate for Kirk (whilst accelerated), examples are the doors opening, the flashing lights on the transporter desk. It is also unlikely that the voice recorder would operate at a high enough frequency to be able to record the messages from the earlier crew. See more
There's no questions about it, Spock. I want you to take a look at this. The same substance is in the captain's coffee as in the Scalosian water and there's no trace of it in any of the other cups.
Spoofed in Kim Possible: Queen Bebe