Before the Paramount logo disappears from the screen, we're already swept away. Our destination: the desert planet known as Nimbus III, in the Neutral Zone.
Nimbus III is apparently known as the "Planet of Galactic Peace." Catchy.
We see a bald man in the distance. He's digging for something. As he works, another figure approaches from behind, riding a horse.
The digger, freaked out, readies his weapon, aiming it at the white-cloaked rider as he descends from his horse.
The rider says that he "thought weapons were forbidden on this planet." Galactic peace and all that, right?
The rider gets close to the digger and seems to be reading his mind. He starts talking about "secret pain" while the digger sobs. This is off to a weird start, huh?
The digger asks the rider where he got "this power." The rider refuses to answer, saying instead that the "power was within" the digger the whole time.
Overjoyed by this emotional release, the digger volunteers to help the rider. Apparently, the rider is looking for "ultimate knowledge," whatever that is, and he'll need a starship to find it.
Ah, says the digger, that'll be a problem—there are none of those here. The rider explains that he has his own way of nabbing a starship—before whipping off his hood and revealing pointy ears.
(If you aren't a Trekkie, this is probably confusing. The pointy ears reveal the rider to be a Vulcan, a super-advanced race of aliens who exclusively use logic to make decisions. Our main man Spock is half-Vulcan.)
The digger gets psyched when he realizes that his visitor is a Vulcan. His visitor chooses this as the optimal moment for a deep-bellied, slightly evil laugh. Not ominous at all.