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The U.S.S. Enterprise responds to a distress call from the planet
Scalos; the call shows several Scalosians asking for assistance.
Arriving at Scalos, however, the crew find only an empty city, with no
life forms registering on tricorder scans. Compton, a young,
inexperienced crewman samples the local water and disappears.
Beaming back up to the ship, the crew investigates while the U.S.S.
Enterprise experiences a series of strange malfunctions. When an
alien device is found in engineering, the ship is put on full alert.
Back on the Bridge, Kirk sips coffee and suddenly finds himself
"accelerated" far beyond the rest of his crew. After acceleration, he is
able to see and interact with the missing Scalosians, who are now on his
Kirk meets Deela, the Queen of the Scalosians, who specifically chose
Kirk to be her consort. Deela reveals the Scalosians' plan to
cryogenically freeze the crew of the ship so that they will have a ready
gene pool to integrate into their radiation-contaminated one. Kirk also
finds his missing crewman, Compton, and sees the effects of rapid
acceleration — any damage to cells causes an accelerated death.
Kirk manages to send a message to Spock and McCoy warning them, and
delays the Scalosians long enough for Spock to join Kirk in his
accelerated state. Spock brings a possible antidote with him, and after
stopping the Scalosians, and returning them to their planet, Kirk takes
it. The Captain returns to normal, and Spock uses the advantage of his
acceleration to repair several of the ship's systems, before he too
returns to normal speed.