When Kirk and Sulu vanish into thin air from the bridge of the Enterprise, Spock sends a landing party to the planet below to locate them. What they find is an 18th century castle and a rather foppish man, Trelane, who seems to know a great deal about the Earth - even if it is the wrong time period. If truth be told, Trelane acts like a spoiled little boy and it's obvious Kirk and the others have become his playthings. They soon realize that if they are to overcome Trelane and free themselves, they must locate and destroy his power source.
Did You Know?
When McCoy, DeSalle and Jaeger first enter Trelane's castle, immediately to their left they are startled by a creature. This is the salt creature costume from Star Trek: The Man Trap
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Spock gives the wrong "precise definition" of desert as a, "water-less barren wasteland". Deserts are places where very little perspiration reaches the ground. That is it. It has nothing to do with the amount of water present. The Arctic desert is nothing BUT water and Antarctica is covered in water ice (sometimes MILES thick).
Deserts are far from barren, they support many species of plant and animal life, though it is more sparse than a rain forest. See more
The precise meaning of the word 'desert' is a waterless, barren wasteland. I fail to understand your romantic nostalgia for such a place.
Doesn't surprise me, Mr. Spock. I can't imagine a mirage ever disturbing those mathematically perfect brainwaves of yours.
Thank you, Dr. McCoy.
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