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Kirk: What do you mean just there?
McCoy: Just that. All levels were normal, then I get this biological surge of life form registering. No, now it's gone.
KIRK: As though a door opened and closed.
KIRK: What direction?
McCoy: Ah... zero... zero eight three.
Kirk: Hang on. D'Amato's section. Come in. Kirk to D'Amato. Come in. Come in. Bones, Sulu, D'Amato doesn't answer.
MCCOY: I'll be right there.
(Kirk arrives first. We see a pair of legs with boots lying face down behind a rock.)
(McCoy runs in and examines the body as Sulu arrives)
McCoy: Jim, every cell in his body's been disrupted. (Later, Kirk makes adjustments to his phaser) Jim, what are you doing?
Kirk: Digging a grave.
Sulu: Poor D'Amato. What a terrible way to die.
Kirk: There are no good ways, Sulu.
(Kirk phasers the ground, but it only cuts a shallow trench in the soil.)
Sulu: That's the same red rock.
Kirk: My phaser didn't cut through it.
McCoy: Whatever it is, it has a mighty high melting point.
Kirk: Eight thousand degrees centigrade. It looks like igneous rock, but infinitely denser.
(Adjusts his phaser and tries again.)
McCoy: This whole planet must be made up of this substance, covered over by top soil.
Kirk: Mister Sulu, it might explain this place a little better if we knew what the substance is. I know it was D'Amato's field, but see what you can find out.
Sulu: Yes, sir.
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