1) A cloud is consuming planets.
2) The cloud threatens to destroy a planet called “Mantilles.”
Wedge? Wedge Mantilles? It strikes me as a RIDICULOUS name.
3) I believe Captain Kirk only invokes the prime directive when it serves his own, selfish purposes.
4) While Captain Kirk is talking to a planet’s governor, he tells the governor that Katie will be alright. When McCoy asks “Who’s Katie?” Kirk says: “He’s daughter. She’s eleven.” WTF? How do you KNOW that? I barely even remember my middle name. And yet Kirk is just galavanting around with all the knowledge of his acquaintances’ children floating around in his head. WTF?
5) This episode is actually a fascinating examination of what people think antimatter is. And, two quick questions:
first, does antimatter explode if it touches ANY form of matter?
second, if that’s the case, air is matter, so wouldn’t antimatter explode if it was in something other then a vacuum?
6) At the end of the episode the Enterprise has to remove itself from an energy being which is pretty much organized like the human body. Spock informs the Captain that they can exit from a grit (?) at the top of the brain, saying that this is a place where sensory information is received. He must be talking about the cribiform plate! Thru which olfactory nerves pass. MEDICAL ANATOMY FTW.