The USS Enterprise is exploring the center of the galaxy, looking for the heart of creation. When the ship is caught inside a tornado made of pure energy, a devil like being calling himself Lucien appears to save them. Lucien takes Capt. Kirk and his crew to the magical planet of Megas-Tu. But when the Megans discover the presence of humans, they put them on trial the same way they were treated when they visited Earth centuries earlier. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
had originally sent his script for the third season of the original series Star Trek
(1966) but producer Fred Freiberger
rejected it. Three years later, he pitched the same idea to Gene Roddenberry
for this series. Roddenberry loved the idea and Brody's script. But according to Brody, Roddenberry rewrote the entire script. Brody did not realize this until the episode aired. See more
Around the 5 minute mark, after Lucian first takes Kirk, Spock and McCoy off the Enterprise, McCoy is drawn without the bags under his eyes, making him look quite different and younger. See more
Captain, I don't know how much more emergency power we can take before we start to break up.