is performing a scientific survey near a burned-out supernova, Arachna, as it enters its cycle of strongest emissions. Uhura picks up interference on subspace radio but doesn't recognize it as any kind of signal. The transmission is coming from the supernova's only satellite, Cepheus, from an area that has never had any transmissions before. Spock identifies a one word pattern in antiquated Intersat code. The word is T-E-R-R-A-T-I-N, sent twice. The transmission stops and the computers are unable to identify the word "Terratin." Kirk decides to investigate and they set in a course for Cepheus, even though McCoy considers it a waste of time...Read the full recap
Kirk: Spock, are you slumping?
Spock: I have never slumped in my life, Captain.
Mendent of Terratin: I do not know how to beg. I can only request. Save as many of my people as you can.
Mendent of Terratin: We name you honorary Terratins]now and for all time to come.
Spock: We came rather close to making it more than honorary.
Kirk: Yes. I'd say about a 16th of an inch close.
When Arex shrinks, he says that he can't reach the opticals. However, he mans Navigation, which doesn't have an optical.
Spock comments on the coral in the aquarium, and says that it is shrinking while the inorganic meteor rock remains the same size. However, the coral comes almost up to his chin, and is clearly too large to have been that size in the aquarium when it was normal-sized.
When Spock is in Sickbay and says that he will calculate when they will start shrinking, his badge is in the normal place.
When he turns to leave, the badge instantly disappears.
beams down at least shrunken four crewmen into the Terratin city to get the dilithium. However, as established earlier, when the Enterprise
beams down crewmen, they revert to normal size.
When Kirk looks at the Terratin city at the end, the macroscope is tilted at an angle.
However, the view is if he were at ground level with the Terratins.