The seventy third episode of the Original Series
This was the episode to feature the infamous "Chompers".
Behind the ScenesEdit
The terrifying chompers near the engine room were in fact the product of a severe case of writers block. Midway through writing the episode, writer producer Frank Rose simply ran out of ideas, but he still had half of the story to finish. with the script he needed for shooting the next day Rose was desperate, instead of attempting to solve the story's crisis he quickly wrote a dramatic fight scene in a chamber called, for no particular reason, the "resonance mass dampener." The noisy giszmo made no discernable engineering sense on a quantum-powered spaceship, but they made for a very exciting scene. Frank Rose was once again hailed as a genius.