The Enterprise traces a virus-like outbreak that seems to be traveling in a direct line across a planetary system. The next planet is home to Kirk's brother Sam, his sister-in-law and their young son. The Enterprise arrives too late however for Sam. They find flying jellyfish-like creatures that attach themselves to humans. They take over the victims nervous system forcing them to bend to their will. Spock finds a weapon to use against the creatures but it leaves him hopelessly blind.
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The Deneva outdoor scenes were shot at the headquarters of TRW Space and Defense Park in Redondo Beach, California (currently the Northrop Grumman Space Technology headquarters). The establishing shot of Kirk's brother - Sam's lab was a building on the campus of UCLA, and the entrance of the building was the cafeteria at TRW. See Google Earth for location. See more
When Spock returns to the planet to bring back a parasite, he's confronted by one of the planets's residents, who knocks Spock's phaser out of his hand and far off the screen to the right. But after Spock uses the Vulcan nerve pinch on him, Spock's phaser is right behind him. See more
Mr. Spock, regaining eyesight would be an emotional experience for most. You, I presume felt nothing?
Quite the contrary, Captain, I had a very strong reaction. My first sight was the face of Dr. McCoy bending over me.
Hm, 'tis a pitty brief blindness did not increase your appreciation for beauty, Mr. Spock.
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References The Brain Eaters