An axe was featured in the final draft script of TOS: "The Galileo Seven". According to the script's stage directions, that item was to be "a large axe, of unique design." Procuring the axe was an objective Spock momentarily tried to achieve in the script and explained why, in both the script and the final version of the episode, he turns back just before being injured by a boulder, though he is actually carrying a spear on screen, rather than the axe, when he is hurt by the rock. In ultimately omitted dialogue from later in the script (aboard the shuttlecraftGalileo), Spock explained that the axe was "reminiscent of those of the Lake People of Athos IV." Subsequently, DoctorMcCoy pointed out to Spock that, even if he had managed to obtain the axe, it would have been too heavy to bring back to the Enterprise aboard the Galileo, an outcome Spock admitted he hadn't thought of. McCoy speculated that the axe "must have weighed a hundred and fifty pounds."