While on a mapping mission, the Enterprise receives an outdated transmission from the volcanic star Cepheus.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 ... See full summary »

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While on a mapping mission, the Enterprise receives an outdated transmission from the volcanic star Cepheus.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 The TV Archaeologist

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The idea of some of the crew being miniaturized by a form of scientific phenomenon was used again in DS9: "One Little Ship", wherein Jadzia Dax, Julian Bashir, and Miles O'Brien get shrunk and then have to save the USS Defiant from the Jem'Hadar while in a runabout. See more »

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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 »

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Doctor McCoy: Jim, you don't mean you're going to abandon the mapping mission to check out some meaningless signal?
Captain James T. Kirk: Meaningless at the moment, Bones, but it was sent twice. Odd against that occuring in a totally random transmission are too high to ignore.
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Featured in Drawn to the Final Frontier (2006) See more »

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Shrinkie dinks
9 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Enterprise nears a planet that appears dead. Somehow the gravity is such that the ship cannot escape--and that sucks because the crew start shrinking! After a while, they realize that unless they can stop it soon, they'll be too small to control the ship! Fortunately, a transporter mission to the planet helps Kirk get to the bottom on all this and learn HOW and WHY they began to shrink.

As I always say about these cartoons, the animation is pure crap. The normal cell count of a good classic cartoon is about 20 frames per second. Here, however, only tiny portions of the cel (such as lips or an arm) move slightly--and with perhaps 5 or less cels per second. In addition, apart from some nice backgrounds, the animation is ugly as well--as if drawn by lemurs. However, despite all these complaints, the plot is reasonably engaging and the show not totally bad.


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