Wouldn't say love was the word, but Craig and Ihnat are wonderful for this script, silly as it is. I happened to see them both recently in separate 1968 episodes of It Takes a Thief
(produced by none other than Gene L. Coon; looks like he went there directly from the Desilu lot). Trek
provided a much better showcase for each.
I also enjoyed the connections to the early episode "Dagger of the Mind." Not counting musical cues, does any other third-season episode so overtly refer to any element(s) of any episode from the first two seasons?