May 1, 2020
Star Trek (TAS) “The Infinite Vulcan” (part 2 of 4)
Kirk then briefly rouses himself out of his near catatonic state to announce that he doesn’t like mysteries [?] and wants to know where the rest of Agmar’s people are. So, that’s a mystery, is it? Christ, things must be seriously dull on the Enterprise if this is what constitutes a mystery. You’ve only met three members of a new species in as many minutes? There must be something underhanded and sinister going on!
Agmar takes Kirk and Company to meet the others. They press a hidden button in the industrialized cave, and a panel slides open to reveal lots of thimblehead corpses, covered in cobwebs. Spock takes some readings on the beings. He says they used 70% of their brains—approximately 69.5% more than you’ll need to watch an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series—and Kirk assumes they must be Agmar’s ancestors. But Agmar says they were actually the previous generation.
Kirk asks what happened to them. According to Agmar’s explanation, there was a human who brought “sickness, and…” (travel Scrabble?) “… death.” (Damn.)