Fun fact: Mission to Horatius was the first original Star Trek story published as novel.
Not so fun-fact: Spoilers below. Basically, an outline of the entire story. If you would rather, just scroll down and look at the illustrations.
|Kirk's eyes look like they belong to a cat.|
"Mr. Spock, with his long face, his pointed ears, his satanic eyes..."
"Dr. McCoy was possibly his closest friend and the only man on board who called the Captain by his first name" (But what about Spock? Spock called him Jim...)
"Spock lifted his satanic eyebrows in question..."
|McCoy looks like an angry ape.|
|I don't understand what's going on with Spock's face here.|
Spock, as usual, knows more about earth history than the rest of the crew, and explains to Horatius (the Greek legend) to them, as well as Baal. Later, amongst the bored off-watch personnel, Uhura states:
"I read once that killing time isn't murder. It's suicide.
She tries to save them from boredom by playing her guitar and singing, but then one of his strings break.
The Enterprise arrives and Neolithia, the first planet in the Horatian Star System. However, Spock finds no evidence of smog or destruction of any kind - it is as if no human lives there. This puzzles them, as there was supposed to be a human colony on the planet.
Cliffhanger! But not really. This is only part one because if it wasn't then this would be an intensely long post.