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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The episode was partly drawn from Spock's break out popularity that had already occurred early on in the show's run. According to Leonard Nimoy, as a result one writer simplify suggested a story in which Spock was seen commanding a vessel. See more
When Scotty is putting electricity on the hull of the shuttle, there is no need to avoid contact for the people in the shuttle with the hull (Faraday cage). See more
You're not going to admit that for the first time in your life you committed a purely human, emotional act?
Mr. Spock, you're a stubborn man.
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
Referenced in Star Trek: Starship Creator
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Written by Alexander Courage See more