An emotional look back celebrating the 99-episode journey that leads to Season 8.
While exploring an uncharted area of space, the Enterprise is outmatched and taken in tow by a massive spherical spaceship. Doomed by the imposing Balok and his huge vessel Kirk finally resorts to a bluff about a self-destruct system that will also destroy Balok’s ship–and the gamble pays off with surprising results. Balok’s perceived power is heightened even more by a more textured and crystalline Fesarius at close-up, a highlight of the Remastered edition. His smaller ship is seen towing the bigger Enterprise in several new angles, and colors emitted by Balok’s glowing warning buoy actually reflect off the starship’s hull.