Had the Enterprise been betrayed by its own technology. Never before had Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the crew faced a total breakdown of science and sanity ... until they stumbled upon the mysterious world that could not exist ...
A world orbited by a black hole and ruled by chaos - where man was a helpless plaything for a race of beings more powerful than the laws of the universe.
It was something like a cross between a huge insect and a centaur. It stood on four massive legs, intricately jointed, covered with shiny black chitin. Its egg-shaped body was shiny brown, mottled with green and blue. A thorax rose from the front, covered with black bristles, supporting two arms and a head.
The head was triangular, with eyes that looked like two clusters of pale red salmon eggs. the mouth was a small hole, through which a slender black tongue occasionally darted. It was about the size of a large horse. A thick barbed tail, like that of a scorpion, curved under it's body.
Captain's log, stardate 6133.4
On a routine diplomatic mission to Starfleet Academy, our sensors detected the presence of a rogue planet in space, orbited by a sun no larger than a pea - a circumstance impossible to explain by any known scientific law.
Assuming the star to be an artificial construct, a landing party was dispatched to the planet's surface, where I am now recording this log: where we are now trapped.
Two of my crewmen are dead, victims of this savage planet Spock has named Anomaly, a planet where none of our equipment works and none of our science applies ... a planet that cannot exist.