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.
Did You Know?
The trident scanner Scott pulls out of the new storage area near the doorway to engineering is the same prop Spock uses in Star Trek: Metamorphosis
(1967) as he works on the shuttlecraft, and which Ensign Harper uses to plug in the M-5 multitronic unit in Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer
(1968). It is identified in The Making of Star Trek as a "Ray Generator and Energy Neutralizer (Spock-Built)." See more
As the Enterprise (under Decker's command) is being drawn into the planet killer, the actors on the bridge can be seen reacting to a "whining sound" that was specified in the script, but ultimately not used. See more
Bones, you ever hear of a doomsday machine?
No, I'm a doctor, not a mechanic.
In a version with the updated CGI run on MyNetworkTV, the back-and-forth dialog where Spock says "Vulcans never bluff" is omitted. The sequence jumps from Spock's line, "You *are* relieved" to Decker saying, "Very well, Mister Spock." See more
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