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.
Did You Know?
Spock's rationale for wanting to leave a crew member behind to save others was the first instance on the series of his use of the Vulcan axiom regarding the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few or the one. See more
When Gaetano and Latimer first exit the shuttle, the shuttle doors open. As the doors open 3/4 of the way they stop for a second - the left side moving further than the right side - and then continue all the way open. This was due to either a problem from the hard landing, or more likely, the door movers not able to open them smoothly. See more
What a mess.
Picturesque descriptions will not mend broken circuits, Mr. Scott.
In the closing credits of the show, the title for Script Supervisor, George A. Rutter, is misspelled "SCPIPT SUPERVISOR". See more
References Five Came Back
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