The U.S.S. Constellation and its crew were destroyed by a giant robot ship which consumes planets for fuel, leaving only a guilt-ridden Commodore Decker aboard the crippled ship. Kirk beams over to begin repairs while Decker beams aboard the Enterprise. After Kirk loses radio contact with the Enterprise, the obsessed Commodore seizes command of the starship, determined to destroy the planet-killer, even at the cost of Kirk's ship and the entire crew.
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When Mr. Scott beams over to the Constellation, he wears a kit of some kind that is held by a diagonal strap over his right shoulder. The strap is visible just before the Constellation gets underway, but after the ship starts to move, Scott is not wearing the strap as he is thrown off balance and clings to machinery and the hexagonal grid behind him. Then the ship's ride smooths out, and after a cutaway to Captain Kirk, Scott is suddenly wearing the strap over his shoulder again. See more
It came up on us fast, Captain, but we seem able to maintain our distance.
We're blind here. What's it look like?
It looks very much like Commodore Decker's planet killer.
[the doomsday machine begins a turn towards Enterprise
And it is pursuing... us...
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. Highlights include Decker's shuttle impatiently taking off before the hangar doors had fully opened. See more
Music credited to Alexander Courage
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more