We see it later in that same episode, as the transporter is being repaired:
And in the second and only other episode where this tool shows up, you can see it on the dusty tabletop in the opening teaser for the third season’s The Empath” (episode 64), Written by Joyce Muskat, and Directed by John Erman.
It’s not much to look at, but here’s our cool-o Star Trek New Voyage/Phase II prop reproduction. It has the clear Plexiglas octagon (with a smooth circle on its inner edge). It has a polished 1/8-inch gauge aircraft aluminum handle, and it has the obligatory “crystal” greebie on the handle–in this case, a yellow one.
Like most of our props, I got two, in case a back-up is needed in a pinch. As with so many of our props, I don’t know when we’ll see it in one of our productions. But keep your eyes open!
Credit for the fabrication of this prop, once again, goes to prop maker Mr. Gaston Huckabay, who fabricates so many of these fine prop reproductions for us.
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