From a planet bereft of life for half a million years, the Enterprise hears the voice of Sargon, who is able to control the ship and tells them to transport to specific coordinates which target them to a subterranean chamber. The away party consisted of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and astro-biologist Ann Mulhall; the security guards they planned to take along were prevented from de-materializing. Sargon is one of only three survivors of the planet's intelligent race - pure energy, matter without form. They tell the away party that they once started life on Earth and many other places. Suddenly Sargon possesses Kirk's body, saying he requires Spock and Ann Mulhall's bodies, too, in order to give the only other survivors of his race new life. He promises the bodies will be returned after they build superior mechanical robots as their definitive bodies, then leaves Kirk's and allows them to beam up and freely make up their minds. McCoy isn't tempted by curiosity and potential benefits, but Kirk ...
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When the two security guards fail to beam down with the rest of the team, Kirk asks Scotty if the security guard (singular) is still on the ship, just after Spock and just before Scotty each refer to them as security guards (plural). See more
[in astonished disbelief
You're going to WHAT? Are they all right in the head, Doctor?
A simple transference. Their minds and ours.
Quite simple. Happens every day.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Featured in For the Love of Spock
Music credited to Alexander Courage
, although a small part of the theme resembles the main title music for 'Hollow Triumph (1948)' by Sol Kaplan
, who is not credited. Sol Kaplan
did contribute music to numerous episodes and is so credited when applicable.
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more