has set course for the "shove leave" planet for R&R. The planet's sole purpose is to provide amusement for space travelers, manifesting bio-constructs based on their thoughts and imagination. McCoy, Uhura, and Sulu are among the first to beam down and Sulu remembers when they saw the White Rabbit on their previous visit. The planet immediately manifests a White Rabbit and Alice running by. They separate and Uhura enjoys herself by a lake. McCoy finds himself at a Southern-style manor when suddenly the Queen of Hearts and two soldier playing cards attack him. He runs for it and calls for transport up to the ship. Uhura overhears the transmission and checks in, but a robot appears and takes away her communicator...Read the full recap
Spock: The Queen of Hearts and her cards are characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass, Captain.
Kirk: I read the book as a child, Mr. Spock, but I wasn't aware you indulged in the literature of fantasy.
Spock: Light reading is considered relaxing, Captain. My mother was particularly fond of Lewis Carroll's work.
Amusement Park Computer: Unfortunately, I have no use for more hostages which leaves me no choice but to turn them off.
Uhura: Turn them off?
Amusement Park Computer: Again redundant. I will make them cease to function. I will turn them off.
Uhura: That's murder.
Amusement Park Computer: That is a word meaning to cease to function?
Uhura: Yes, but...
Amusement Park Computer: Good. It is as I wish. I will turn them off.
Spock: Our amusement park seems no longer content to amuse.
Uhura: There is no shame in serving others when one does it of his own free will.