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In 2268, the Enterprise went for an extended period without shore leave, leading to friction between some of the crew. During a shift in engineering, a heated argument between Steele and Andrews was broken up by Montgomery Scott. A few hours later they were friends again after visiting oban, a cuddly animal that broadcast amiable pheromones. After seeing the change among the two engineers, Leonard McCoy recommended that all of the ship's personnel visit the animal. (TOS - Star Trek: The Manga - Shinsei Shinsei comic: "Oban")