A shuttle craft under Mr. Spock's command is forced to land on a hostile planet. His emotionless approach to command does not sit well with some crew members, particularly Mr. Boma who challenges Spock at every opportunity. The Enterprise and Captain Kirk meanwhile have only a short time to find the lost shuttle craft as they must deliver urgent medical supplies to Markus III in only a few days.
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The Galileo's mission is to investigate the quasar. Spock is the obvious choice for command of the mission, Boma probably is an astrophysicist, McCoy is there in case someone gets hurt, Latimer serves as co-pilot, and Yeoman Mears is there to take notes--but there's no real reason for Scott (no engines in a quasar) or Gaetano (a command division, not science division, crewman) to be there. See more
[checking the shuttle's damage
Very bad, Mr. Spock.
In what way?
We've lost a great deal of fuel. We have no chance at all to reach escape velocity. And if we ever hope to make orbit, we'll have to lighten our load by at least 500 pounds.
The weight of three grown men.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Starship Creator
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