They beam back up to the ship with Sturgeon's body.
"Green" roams the corridors, first following Yeoman Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney) into the botanical laboratory as she brings Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (George Takei) his lunch with a salt shaker.
This episode was the first to be broadcast, but was not the pilot; the original series had two pilots, "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
Kirk arrives with a phaser to provoke the creature into attacking.The creature has been dubbed the "salt vampire" by fans; it was redesigned for possible inclusion in the 2009 film Star Trek, but was not used. Leonard Mc Coy (De Forest Kelley), and Crewman Darnell (Michael Zaslow) transport to the surface as Kirk teases Mc Coy about his affection for Nancy Crater ten years earlier.The starship USS Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 to provide medical exams for Professor Robert Crater (Alfred Ryder) and his wife Nancy (Jeanne Bal), who operate a research station there. They arrive in the research station, and each of the three men see Nancy differently: Mc Coy as she was when he first met her, Kirk as she should look accounting for her age, and Darnell as a totally different, attractive younger woman.Crater refuses to help them identify the creature, so Kirk orders the fake "Mc Coy" to administer truth serum.Kirk arrives in sickbay to find Crater dead and Spock injured; Spock's Vulcan blood made him incompatible with the creature's needs.