Stardate 5476.3: McCoy tells Kirk that the most recent routine medical exams of the entire crew have revealed a case of a terminal but non-contagious disease. The victim is McCoy himself. Kirk recommends that the doctor resign immediately, but before the discussion gets any further, Kirk leads Spock and McCoy on a landing party mission to the asteroid-like vessel called Yonada, carefully disguised inside to make it appear to the humanoid inhabitants that they are on the surface of a planet. Kirk finds that the “world” is controlled by a computer known by the residents of Yonada as the Oracle, and the Oracle’s instructions are being taken as a religious order. The high priestess catches McCoy’s eye and asks him to remain with her – an offer which, considering the doctor’s current state, McCoy finds tempting.
Guest Cast: James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Kate Woodvile (Natira), Byron Morrow (Admiral Westervliet), Jon Lormer (Old Man)
LogBook entry by Earl Green