While exploring a burnt-out supernova, the U.S.S. Enterprise
finds a miniature city called
Terratin, and soon discover that it is a lost Earth colony that has mutated because
of the supernova's radiation and that the Enterprise crew is beginning to shrink also.
- There was a visual error in this episode: in one scene the bridge elevator doors were gray.
- In this episode we learned that a crew of humans just larger than one centimeter in height could still operate the Enterprise.
- This episode's author, Paul Schneider, previously had written two episodes of the Original STAR TREK series,
"Balance of Terror" and "The Squire of Gothos."
- There was an error in this episode. After becoming smaller, Lieutenant Arex mentions that his eyes no
longer reach his station's opticals, but the navigator station has no opticals.
- This idea of some of the crew being miniaturized by some scientific phenomena, was used
again in the February 1998
STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine episode
"One Little Ship".
- A VHS video tape containing "The Terratin Incident"
and "The Jihad" is available for purchase from
amazon.com, the online bookseller.
- "The Terratin Incident" was novelized by Alan Dean Foster in Star Trek Log Four
published by Ballantine Books in March 1975. Also novelized in the book was
"More Tribbles, More Troubles" and w"The Time Trap".