The medicine required for Spock who has contracted a fatal disease is stolen by Orionian pirates.
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Writer Howard Weinstein
was 19 years old, making the him youngest writer in the "Star Trek" universe. Weinstein adapted a short story that he had written for his high school's science fiction magazine and mailed it to the show's producers. See more
When McCoy hails the bridge, and talks with Kirk, who is seated in his command chair, the angle changes, and McCoy has been inexplicably drawn in standing right next to the command chair. No one acknowledges his presence, and in the next angle change, he's gone again. See more
Jim, choriocytosis is a strange disease. In races with iron-based blood, it's practically nothing, but in others...
Get to the point, Bones.
Spock has contracted the disease. It's fatal to Vulcans.