Stardate: 5121.5 --When the Enterprise arrives at Minara 2 to pick up a two-man science team because the planet's sun is about to go supernova. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy find the station abandoned and discover the two men were transported away. Then the landing party is transported away to underground caverns where they find a mute alien woman from another planet in the system, and two native Vian scientists who put the landing party through a sadistic series of tortures.
original airdate--December 6, 1968 Remastered date--
music:Theme song written by Alexander Courage
Goof--After Kirk is abducted by the Vian teleporter, there is a hand print on the dusty floor that reveals how William Shatner got up between shots.
Trivia--In the final scene, Scotty refers to the story of 'the pearl of great price'. This refers to a parable told by Jesus in Matthew 13:45-46.
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.