Middle Earther wrote:
Any other thoughts on this brilliant episode?
Something amazingly easy to miss if you haven't been primed to look for it: this episode plays out pretty nearly in real time. That is, when they say something is twelve minutes on-screen, it does take about twelve minutes for the audience to see it happen. Usually there's some eliding of time between editing cuts, and that doesn't happen here. It really is naked time.
(This also makes McCoy's work finding an antidote all the more amazing, since he got it worked out in barely enough time to get the lab started