After a psychologically disturbed patient from the Tantalus penal colony, Dr. Simon Van Gelder, manages to escape to the Enterprise, Dr. McCoy begins to suspect that something is amiss on the colony. Captain Kirk and Dr. Helen Noel beam down to the planet to investigate.
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A shipping label produced for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) shows that a (now elderly) Dr. Van Gelder is still in charge of the Tantalus Penal Colony in the 2370s. See more
Transporter Operator Berkley is credited as an ensign, but the uniform is clearly that of a Lieutenant. See more
Enterprise log, first officer Spock acting captain. I must now use an ancient Vulcan technique to probe into Van Gelder's tortured mind.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. A highlight of the new special effects is a new exterior shot of the penal colony, replacing a re-used matte painting from another episode. See more
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