Stardate 2821.5: A shuttle commanded by Spock crash-lands on a savage planet where members of the shuttle crew are in immediate danger from the local life forms. The Enterprise must leave the area as soon as possible to deliver a much needed vaccine to a plague-stricken planet, and Commissioner Ferris insists that Kirk leave the Galileo crew for dead and get underway to the Enterprise’s next destination. Meanwhile, Spock faces a command situation where total logic and rationality may be of no use if the crew of the shuttle is to return to the Enterprise.
teleplay by Oliver Crawford and S. Bar-David
story by Oliver Crawford
directed by Robert Gist
music by Alexander Courage
Guest Cast: DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard McCoy), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Don Marshall (Boma), John Crawford (Commissioner Ferris), Peter Marko (Gaetano), Phyllis Douglas (Yeoman Mears), Rees Vaughn (Latimer), Grant Woods (Kelowitz), Buck Maffei (Creature), David Ross (Transporter Chief)
LogBook entry by Earl Green