The expansive Taybor, an inter-galactic merchant arrives from hyper-space on his ship the 'Emporium'. He is offering to sell things to the Alphans. Koenig realizes that if the Taybor sold them his space-ship, it would enable the Alphans to fly back to Earth, but the price the Taybor is asking for this transaction is Maya.
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Did You Know?
Fred Freiberger's original intention was to replace season one's entire supporting cast. He didn't get his way entirely, as Zienia Merton and Anton Phillips were asked back as familiar faces, but without contracts (being paid as though they were "extras"). Nick Tate's popularity was brought to Freiberger's attention, so he was re-hired after eight episodes had already been written. Some of those episodes (such as "The Metamorph") were then re-written to include Carter, but after the second episode "The Exiles" had Carter in mere cameo capacity, Tate refused to be involved unless his character had significant air time (of which "The Taybor" also would've been a cameo - so his character was replaced with Bill Fraser). See more
When Maya finally reappears in Command Center, the regular characters respond, but the background extras never look away from their consoles, as though they were robots (the blame goes to the inexperience of newcomer Director Bob Brooks). See more