A shuttle craft under Mr. Spock's command is forced to land on a hostile planet. His emotionless approach to command does not sit well with some crew members, particularly Mr. Boma who challenges Spock at every opportunity. The Enterprise and Captain Kirk meanwhile have only a short time to find the lost shuttle craft as they must deliver urgent medical supplies to Markus III in only a few days.
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After this episode was filmed, no new shots of the shuttlecraft miniature were taken. All shuttlecraft model shots used in the series were stock footage from this episode, sometimes matted into different backgrounds. See more
McCoy states that the partial pressure of oxygen on the planet is 70 mm of mercury, with nitrogen at 140 mm Hg and trace elements comprising the rest, calling it "breathable", whereas in fact it is far from breathable - the overall pressure is very low and the oxygen level is far too low. See more
Consider the alternatives, Mr. Scott.
We have no fuel! What alternatives?
Mr. Scott, there are always alternatives.
In the closing credits of the show, the title for Script Supervisor, George A. Rutter, is misspelled "SCPIPT SUPERVISOR". See more
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Music credited to Alexander Courage
, although it strongly resembles the main title music for 'Hollow Triumph (1948)' by Sol Kaplan
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more