travels to the center of galaxy to determine if matter is still being created by the explosion that spawned the galaxy. They arrive and go to yellow alert as explosions surround the ship. As Spock begins the science survey, McCoy arrives on the bridge and Kirk tells him that they've arrived. A matter-energy whirlwind forms, pulling them in at warp speed, and the crew is unable to pull away. Scotty calls to warn that they're unable to maintain power, and Spock suggests that they make to what is hopefully the calm at the eye of the storm. He makes his way to the helm and sets course to the calm center...Read the full recap
Spock: An incredible experience, Captain. I find this scientifically fascinating.
McCoy: At least I have the good sense to be scared, Jim.
Lucien: Ah, humans. Lovely, primitive humans. Can't you do anything right?
Lucien: This isn't easy, you know. Holding us together like this, it's not even natural.
McCoy: Being in one place is very natural where we come from.
Spock: I find this all quite absorbing, Doctor.
McCoy: Probably because you're not very natural to begin with, Spock.
Spock: Lucien, you alone of all those here do not seem to fear or hate humans. Why?
Lucien: They are like me. With questions to be answered, with minds that range outwards, boundless. But every Megan is always alone in his sphere of knowledge. Humans are always together. They share. That is why I adopted your ship when I saw it arrive.
McCoy: You think Lucien really was the demon some men call Lucifer?
Kirk: Does it really matter, Bones?
Spock: It just might, Captain. If he was, this would be the second time Lucifer was cast out. And thanks to you, the first time he was saved.