The Enterprise follows an "Earth-style" distress signal that leads them to a planet that is an exact duplicate of Earth, except this Earth has no clouds.
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Rand and 2 Red Shirts beam down and learn the planet's terrible secret--it is populated by really annoying children.
The kids eventually steal the communicators and even Yeoman Rand. Without the communicators, there is no way to contact the ship and access its computers. McCoy thinks he may have found the cure, something based on the Nitrogen Cycle (Really?!). Without being able to use the communicators to check the results, Spock warns that the cure could be "a beaker full of death."
|Silly Vulcan, doesn't he know the difference between beaker and an Erlenmeyer flask?|
|Best part of the episode? When they fly away from this story.|
|Have McCoy playing with an electric guitar, instead of a trike. (Seriously, will someone Photoshop this?)|
|Re purpose the episode as an anti-tobacco PSA or after-school special.|
|Star Wars crossover with Biggs, Luke's best friend from A New Hope. Oh, wait. It's already been done.|
Next up, is Conscience of the King.