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Kirk: "Captain's log, Stardate 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. On board the Enterprise, Mister Spock temporarily in command. On the planet the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilisation. Ship's surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet's surface. Our mission, routine medical examination of archaeologist Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. Routine but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Doctor McCoy's past."
Kirk: "Professor Crater? Professor? Mrs. Crater? Nervous, Dr. McCoy?"
McCoy: "Yeah, a little bit, I guess. You see, we walked out of each other's lives ten years ago. She married Crater, and for all I know she may have forgotten me completely. Of all the bonehead ideas, Jim, how'd I let myself in for things like this?"
Nancy: (singing outside, then enters) "Leonard!"
McCoy: "Nancy."
Nancy: "Hello."
McCoy: "It's good to see you."
Nancy: "Let me look at you."
McCoy: "You haven't aged a day. Oh, this is Captain Jim Kirk of the Enterprise."
Kirk: "Captain's log, additional entry. Since our mission was routine, we had beamed down to the planet without suspicion. We were unaware each member of the landing party was seeing a different woman, a different Nancy Crater."

Kirk: "I'm Captain Kirk. This is..."
Crater: "The heroic Captain and the intrepid doctor cross interstellar space to preserve our health. Your sense of duty is overwhelming. Now will you please go back where you came from and tell whoever issues your orders to leave me and my wife alone. We need salt against the heat. Aside from that, we're doing very well, thank you."
McCoy: "I'm pleased you're doing well but I'm required to confirm that fact."
Crater: "Doubtless the good surgeon will enjoy prodding and poking us with his arcane machinery. Go away, we don't want you."
McCoy: "What you want is unimportant right now. What you will get is required by the book."
Kirk: "Quote. All research personnel on alien planets are required to have their health certified by a starship surgeon at one year intervals. Like it or not, Professor, as commander of the starship, I'm required..."
Crater: "To show your gold braid to everyone. You love it, don't you."
Kirk: "He's all yours, Plum. Doctor McCoy."
McCoy: "Sit down and breathe deeply, please."
Crater: "Did I hear you call him Doctor McCoy?"
McCoy: "You did."

Kirk: "McCoy."
McCoy: "Dead, Jim. Strange. A red mottling all over his face."
Kirk: "What happened?"
Crater: "What do you suppose happened, Captain? You beam down a crewman who doesn't know better than to eat an untested plant."
Kirk: "I've just lost a crewman, Mrs. Crater. I want to know what
Nancy: "Well, I, I..."
McCoy: "Take it easy, Nancy. Just tell us what you know. "
Nancy: "I was just. I couldn't find Bob, and I was coming back. I crossed to your crewman. I wanted him to know I wasn't offended by the things he'd said back there. You remember. Then I, I noticed he had a Borgia plant in his hand. Before I could say anything, he, he'd taken a bite from it. He fell, his face all twisted, and. Leonard, you're looking at me like you don't believe me."
McCoy: "No, no, no, no, it's not that. It's something entirely different. Jim, I suppose we could complete these examinations later."

Spock: Miss Uhura, your last sub-space log contained an error in the frequencies column.
Uhura: Mister Spock, sometimes I think if I hear that word frequency once more, I'll cry.
Spock: Cry?
Uhura: I was just trying to start a conversation.
Spock: Well, since it is illogical for a communications officer to
resent the word frequency, I have no answer.
Uhura: No, you have an answer. I'm an illogical woman who's beginning to feel too much a part of that communications console. Why don't you tell me I'm an attractive young lady, or ask me if I've ever been in love? Tell me how your planet Vulcan looks on a lazy evening when the moon is full.
Spock: Vulcan has no moon, Miss Uhura.
Uhura: I'm not surprised, Mister Spock.

Kirk: "Captain's log, Stardate 1513.4. In orbit around planet M-113. One crewman, member of the landing party, dead by violence. Cause unknown, but we are certain the cause of death was not poison."

Spock: "Fascinating."
"So improbable we almost didn't check it."
"Sodium chloride. Not a trace of it."
"This man has no salt in his body at all."
"Can you explain that, Doctor?"
"I can't, except that what we normally carry in our bodies is gone from his."
"He would die almost instantly."
"How? There isn't a mark on his body."
"Except the red rings on his face."
"You called that skin mottling."
"I thought it was, sir. Another error on my part."
"I'm not counting them, Bones. Are you in the mood for an apology?"
McCoy: "Oh, forget it. I probably was mooning over her. I should have been thinking about my job."
"Perhaps you were. Both Nancy and Crater went out of their way to mention one item they needed."
"Salt tablets."
"Mister Spock, outfit a landing party. We're beaming down with some questions."

Kirk: "But it's a mystery, and I don't like mysteries. They give me a bellyache and I've got a beauty right now."
Kirk: "One of the missions of the Enterprise is to protect human life in places like this. I'm going to have to ask you and Mrs. Crater to stay aboard my ship until we find out what killed that crewman.
Crater: But you can't do that.
"But I can, Professor.
Crater: "But it would interfer with my work."
Kirk: "How? You've been here five years. Will a couple of days make a difference?"
Kirk: "Kirk to Bridge."
Spock (Over Comm): "Spock here."
Kirk: "Break out the surface search equipment. I want co-ordinates on two people."
Spock (Over Comm): "Acknowledged."
Kirk: "There's a body down there. Sturgeon.
Transporter Operator: We'll bring him home, sir."
Kirk: "You could use some sleep, Bones."
McCoy: "All right, Jim."

Rand: "Why don't you go chase an asteroid?"
Redshirt: "Hey, Janice, is that for me?"
Rand: "Don't you wish it was?"
Blueshirt: "How about that?"
Redshirt: "Yeah, how'd you like to have her as your personal yeoman?"

Rand: "Where are you, Sulu?"
Sulu: "In here feeding the weepers, Janice."
Rand: "I've got your tray."
Sulu: "May the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your planet."
Rand: "Thank you. Hello, Beauregard. How are you today, darling?"
Sulu: "Her name's Gertrude."
Rand: "No, it's a he plant. A girl can tell."
Sulu: "Why do people have to call inanimate objects she, like she's a fast ship."
Rand: "He is not an inanimate object. He's so animate he makes me nervous. In fact, I keep expecting one of these plants of yours to grab me."

McCoy: "Nancy. Well, come in. come in. I've been worried sick about you. I wonder why Jim didn't tell me he found you."
Nancy: "I'm so happy to see you, Leonard. The others, they, I, I don't relate to them as much as you. You have such strong memories of me."
McCoy: "Well."
Nancy: "You do care, don't you, Leonard? It makes me feel so, so
McCoy: "Nancy, er..."
Nancy: "My husband? I like your feelings better. Much stronger. But you're tired, You need to rest."
McCoy: "You're as bad as Jim Kirk. He's been telling me to take these."
Nancy: "I think you should."

Kirk: "Captain's log, Stardate 1513.8. I am now certain that the violent death of my crewmen was caused by some strange life-form."
Kirk: "Captain's log, additional. Armed and able-bodied crewmen are not attacked...and slaughtered this easily. Apparently, the killer can immobilize them...as it approaches...perhaps with some hypnotic or paralyzing power. The answer lies with Professor Crater."
Kirk: "Professor Crater."
Crater: "Go away! We don't want you here."
Kirk: "We? Where's your wife, Professor? We're concerned about her."
Crater: "I'm armed. Go away."
Kirk: "Where's your wife, Professor?"
Crater: "She's no concern of yours."
Kirk: "We're worried about her safety. Aren't you? Professor, you're a reasonable man, let me (comm. beep) Kirk here."
Sulu (Over Communicator):
"Casualty, Captain. Barnhart was found dead on deck nine. Same symptoms."
"Spock cutting in, Captain. Something here, through the arches to your left."
Kirk: "Stand by, Mister Sulu. Spock has something."
Spock: "Green."
Kirk: "He beamed up to the ship with us."
"Or something did."
Kirk: "Enterprise from Kirk."
Sulu (Over Communicator):
"Bridge. Sulu."
Kirk: Y"ou have an intruder aboard. Could be masquerading as Crewman Green. General quarters, security condition three."
Sulu (Over Communicator):
"GQ security three, sir."

Sulu: "GQ three now secured except for decks five, seven, and ten. Come in, please."
"He's not in supply and maintenance."
Sulu: "Go to Engineering now. Run through file photos of the crewmen there."
Security (Over Comm):
"Deck five reporting. Crewman Green is not in his quarters. No one has seen him."
Sulu: "Keep in mind if you find him, he's not Crewman Green. The Captain reports Crewman Green is dead."
"And he, or rather it, followed me. I thought there was something twitchy about him."
Sulu: He, whatever, was probably your crewman, too, Lieutenant."
"He must have been it. You know, I would have remembered a crewman like him."
"The creature leading you a merry chase, Mister Sulu?"
Sulu: "The creature?"
"Or whatever it is that's killing the crewmen. Perhaps I can help. Fill me in."

Kirk: "Captain's log, continuing. The Enterprise has been invaded by a creature capable of assuming any form, and with the capacity to paralyse and draw the life from any one of us."

Spock: (on biobed) "It wasn't McCoy. It was the creature. It hit me. Crater grabbed my phaser. I wondered about McCoy. Doubt had crossed my mind."
"Captain. Professor Crater."
Kirk: "Dead. But it had you, too."
Spock: "Fortunately, my ancestors spawned in another ocean than yours did. My blood cells are quite different."

McCoy: "No." (she goes to Kirk again) No! (she transforms into her natural state)
(Kirk screams, McCoy fires the phaser, she changes back into Nancy)
"Leonard. Leonard, no. Leonard, please."
"Lord, forgive me." (fires again and she dies)
"I'm sorry, Bones."

Sulu: "Ready to leave orbit, Captain."
Spock: "Something wrong, Captain?"
Kirk: "I was thinking about the buffalo, Mister Spock. Warp one, Mister Sulu."
Sulu: "Warp one, sir. Leaving orbit."