Jun 2, 2020
Star Trek “Spock's Brain” (part 4 of 4)
Spock somehow knows about the arbitrary 24 hour limit set down at the beginning of this episode, and Kirk confirms they now have 5 hours and 48 minutes left. Spock says, “It does seem all too brief a time to develop such skills, does it not?” Kirk says that’s why it’s urgent that they get to him as soon as possible, and tells him to “beam a signal” so they can locate him.
Spock complies, and Scott immediately homes in on the signal. McCoy picks up the remote control for Spock’s body and hits the “stand up” button. This is followed by a push of the “step forward” button, then the “swivel 90 degrees to your left on the balls of your feet” and “walk forward” buttons. They head out, and Kirk asks Spock’s brain how to remove their wacky belts. Spock agrees to research it. Instantly, he knows the red button on the women’s Wrist Splints will release them.
They finally find the room holding the Controller. Kara is already in there, looking befuddled. When she sees the Guys, she hits the Pain-O-Matic switch and they all crumple to the floor. McCoy drops the remote control, but fights through his anguish enough to say, “Jim… Spock… no pain…” I’m… jealous!
Kirk struggles to grab the remote control as Kara just blandly watches. Kirk then presses the “walk forward” button, followed by the “turn 15 degrees to your right as you walk” button so that Spock wheel-of-fortunes right after Kara.