The Enterpise is approached by an ion-propelled craft (much to Eng. Scott's liking); from it enters a female who renders everyone unconscious. When the crew wakes up, McCoy finds Spock alive in sick bay but with his brain surgically removed. McCoy urges its quick restoration if he's to survive at all. Desperately Kirk follows an ion-trail to a system where he gambles on an icy planet populated by a simple-minded all-male race of large cavemen who attack them. The landing party captures one, who says Kirk and crew are small like 'The Others' - bringers of pain and delight - whom they fear. McCoy brings down Spock's body, mobilized with a mechanical brain-substitute installed. They enter the acclimatized, underground dwelling of 'The Others' - a similarly simple-minded all-female race of enslavers - and overpower female Luma by surprise. Kirk makes communicator contact with Spock, who knows not where he is but is aware of autonomic functions. As they finally find Kara, the female ...
Did You Know?
In his book, William Shatner
referred to this episode as "one of the worst." Leonard Nimoy
has stated that he was embarrassed during the entire shooting of this episode. See more
At approximately 13:05, Kirk says "Suit temperatures to 72.". This implies that the uniforms have environmental controls. This is not supported by any other episode of this series or the entire franchise. See more
"Pain and delight", he said up above.
I'm sure you noticed the 'delight'-aspect of this place.
Captain James T. Kirk
Yes, I certainly did notice those delightful aspects.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more