The Enterprise shuttlecraft, carrying Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and critically ill Federation Ambassador Nancy Hedford, encounters a mysterious energy cloud which pulls them down to planet Gamma Canaris N. There they meet a castaway, a young man who purports to be Zefram Cochrane, inventor of the Warp Drive over 100 years ago. In history he had lived to be 80 years of age before disappearing somewhere in space. Apparently the same energy cloud which brought the shuttlecraft to the planet also found and rejuvenated Cochrane, making him effectively immortal. Unless Kirk can get themselves released soon, the ambassador, without vital medical treatment, will die.
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The Companion fries many of the electronic components of the shuttle, but at the end, she says the captives are free to go, but it is impossible for her to have repaired all of those components. See more
[on the bridge of the USS "Enterprise": the "Enterprise"'s shuttlecraft has gone missing, leaving Mr. Scott in command
What do you think it means, Mr. Scott?
The shuttlecraft was on schedule until it was shy 5 hours of rendezvous. Then something happened.
Well, I'd feel a lot better if you were a little more definite.
[looking a bit stumped
It didn't wreck, there was no debris, there's no trace of expelled internal atmosphere, no residual radioactivity... Ah, it's... something took over. Tractor ...
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Music credited to Alexander Courage
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