While on a mapping mission, the Enterprise receives an outdated transmission from the volcanic star Cepheus. A flash of light from the planet passes through the ship and disables all dilithium crystals. Soon thereafter, the crew begins to shrink. With no cure in sight, it becomes increasingly difficult for the Starfleet officers to handle the ship's controls. Written by
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Christine's first "help" is heard when her head is underwater, yet is spoken clearly as if not underwater. Afterwards, she says "help" several more times when her mouth can be seen not moving. See more
Engineering. No casualties, captain, but trouble aplenty with the engines. Every dilithium crystal connection smashed in the warp engine circuitry. We're trying to bypass them now.
Captain James T. Kirk
What about main circuits?
Well you have ta see it to believe it, sir. Those big crystals in there have come apart. Each of them, unpeeling like the rind of an orange.