A team comprised of various intergalactic experts, amongst them are Kirk and Spock, must recover an artifact known as the Soul of the Skorr. The theft must be kept secret, or a galactic holy war could break out.
Did You Know?
The birdlike mechanical sentinels that launch an attack against the team of specialists were a recycled character design that was previously used to portray both the swoopers in "The Infinite Vulcan" and the Maravel dragons in the episode immediately before this one, "The Eye of the Beholder". New backgrounds were added for the reuse of the footage, though the actual animation remained the same. See more
The Vedala states that the temperature on the mad planet "varies from 20 Kelvin to 204 above". All Kelvin temperatures are "above", as the scale begins at zero. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Captain's log: Stardate 5683.1. We're making a rendezvous with the Vedala asteroid on a unique mission. The Vedala are the oldest space-faring race we know. They say something incredibly dangerous to the safety of our galaxy is developing and they have sent for selected specialists including Spock and myself.