Captain Kirk is haunted by a creature from his past when conducting a mining survey on a planet. He first encountered it as a lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Farragut and blames himself for freezing in a moment of crisis, causing the death of many crewmen. The creature is a cloud-like, gaseous being that lives on the red blood cells found in humans. Obsessed by his desire for revenge and to erase the memory of 11 years ago, he pursues the creature relentlessly, putting in jeopardy an assignment to collect essential medical supplies. Written by
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In the medical records library between Spock and McCoy, there is a large object which looks like a vertical DVD rack. The same large object was in Harry Mudd's laboratory in Star Trek: I, Mudd
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Just before Spock phasers off a sample of rock, he is standing directly behind Kirk's right shoulder. As he announces his intention to fire the phaser, he is suddenly several feet to Kirk's left, and his phaser hits the rock from that direction. There was no time for him to have changed position. See more
[surprised to see Spock alive after an attack by a non-corporeal entity
Don't misunderstand my next question. Mr. Spock - why aren't you dead?