FROM THE LOG OF CHIEF MEDICAL, OFFICER LEONARD McCOY
The young woman brought back aboard the Enterprise
by Lieutenant Reilly's contract team is responding well to treatment; physically, there' no question she's going to be fine. I"m more worried about the culture shock, the mental strain imposed by the sudden discovery that the world she's grown up thinking of as the be-all and end-all of the universe is nothing more than a spaceship - a ship we need her help to gain control of before it and her entire world are destroyed. So far her response has been to regard everything that's happened as a "demon trick"; this could be masking some deeper strain, but we don't have the time right now for a gradual indoctrination. The captain has to convince her - and soon - that the crew of the Enterprise/
is not composed of "demons" - And he'd better do it before she gets a good look at Spock.
4496.1 -THE GALACTIC WHIRLPOOL
Kirk was about to stop her when Chekov interrupted - he hadn't even finished sitting down.there isn't time,"
he said flatly. And the expression on his face was one of near terror. As heads swiveled i his direction, he said "That ship - the Wanderer
- in thirteen months, it will be beyond all help."
"They're headed for Ellison's star = a catastrophic variable - in fact, it's the largest catastrophic variable in this spiral arm of the galaxy."
"But that's almost two light years away - surely we can do something to keep them from hitting the star - "
Chekov shook his head. "It's not quite that simple. What is going to happen is that the star will exert just enough pull on them to make an alteration in their course - a significant alteration, They're gong to be pulled into a new course a hundred and eleven degrees off their previous heading. And that new course will put them headed straight toward - " Chekov paused, and Kirk could see the beads of sweat on his forehead, "Straight for the galactic whirlpool.