While on a mapping mission, the Enterprise receives an outdated transmission from the star Cephas. A flash of light from its lone, volcanic planet passes through the ship and disables all dilithium crystals. Soon thereafter, the crew begins to shrink. With no cure in sight, it becomes increasingly difficult for the Starfleet officers to handle the ship's controls.
The TV Archaeologist
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This takes place in 2269. See more
Spock picks up the dilithium crystal pieces as if they were one merged chunk. See more
Jim, you don't mean you're going to abandon the mapping mission to check out some meaningless signal?
Captain James T. Kirk
Meaningless at the moment, Bones, but it was sent twice. Odds against that occuring in a totally random transmission are too high to ignore.