Captain’s log, Stardate 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. On board the Enterprise, Mister Spock temporarily in command. On the planet the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilization. Ship’s surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet’s surface. Our mission, routine medical examination of archaeologist Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. Routine but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Doctor McCoy’s past.
The episode really does pack a punch – lost loves, alien life forms and an ethical struggle. The alien costume seemed kind of corny now, but the effects, like Nancey’s transformations, still hold up.
Things That Stood Out:
Uhura’s silver nail polish and Jance’s woven hair-do. They’re both just too cool.
“He’s Dead” count: 2