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> IS THERE IN TRUTH NO BEAUTY?
In an attempt to adapt Medusan technology to Federation use, and vice
versa, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up Medusan ambassador Kollos,
instrument specialist Laurence Marvick and telepath Dr. Miranda Jones.
The Medusans have a great beauty of character, but their physical
appearance causes shock to the point of insanity in humanoids.
When Dr. Jones turns down her co-worker, Lawrence Marvick's, proposal of
marriage in favor of staying with Kollos, Marvick tries unsuccessfully
to kill Kollos. Instead, he is driven insane by a glimpse of the Medusan.
He takes over the U.S.S. Enterprise engines, which he helped
design, and drives the ship out of the galaxy into an indeterminate
region. The crew experiences acute sensory distortion and Marvick
While the crew cannot pilot the starship back to the galaxy, it is
possible that Kollos can, with Spock forming a mind meld. Kirk distracts
Dr. Jones, who jealously objects to Spock contacting Kollos in this
manner. Kirk discovers why Dr. Jones is able to gaze upon Kollos ...
Using Spock's body, Kollos pilots the U.S.S. Enterprise back to
its galaxy, but the Vulcan forgets to wear his protective visor when
restoring Kollos to his box, and goes insane. Dr. Jones mind-links with
Spock and draws the Vulcan's mind back to reality. She then makes a
permanent mind link with Kollos and transfers with him to the Medusan