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With a deadly plague raging aboard the Enterprise, Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to an unexplored planet to obtain a rare material called Ryetalyn, which is the only known substance that can cure everyone aboard the ship. That's where they meet a mysterious man named Flynt who lives in a massive castle with his beautiful companion Rayna, with whom Captain Kirk immediately falls for. With less than four hours to go until the effects of the plague become irreversible, Kirk becomes so consumed by his affection for Rayna that he completely loses sight of the urgent mission at hand. As with many late-third season entries, "Requiem for Methuselah" is plagued itself with having a number of really good ideas that are poorly executed -- the biggest of which is how totally out of character Kirk behaves while everyone aboard the Enterprise is just hours away from dying. Unlike with past romances, Kirk's love for Rayna doesn't ring true for a moment, and without that, the whole episode falls apart.
Guest: Laurie Ulster (Writer: TrekMovie.com; Host: "All Access Star Trek")
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