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  1. Orac

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    Captain's log, supplement. We have beamed back to the Enterprise and immediately set out in pursuit of the alien vessel. It appears to be headed toward a largely unexplored section of the galaxy.

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    Kirk: Can you tell me what happened?
     
  2. mach7

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    unnamed Lt.: Scanners reported a ship approaching. We get them now and then. They're all welcome to use our facilities. You know that.
     
  3. Orac

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    Kirk: Yes, I know.
     
  4. mach7

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    Unnamed Lt.:They came in space normal speed, using our regular approach route, but they knocked out our phaser batteries with their first salvo. From then on we were helpless. We weren't expecting anything! Why should we? We didn't have anything anyone would want.
     
  5. Orac

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    Kirk: Easy. Easy.
     
  6. leandar

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    Man: They poured it on, like, like phasers, only worse, whatever they were using. I tried to signal them. We called up, tried to surrender. We had women and children, I told them that! I begged them! They wouldn't listen! They didn't let up for a moment!
     
  7. Orac

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    Kirk: Lieutenant, the Enterprise received two messages, ostensibly from Cestus III. One for the Enterprise to go there, and the other for myself and my tactical crew to beam down to the surface.
     
  8. mach7

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    Unnamed Lt.: They hit us a full day before you got there, Captain. No messages came from us, Captain. Why did they do it? Why? Why did they do it? There has to be a reason. There has to be a reason!
     
  9. HarryM

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    [Captain's quarters]

    KIRK: It was a trap. Getting the Enterprise to come to Cestus III, getting us and our whole crew to come ashore...
     
  10. LeadHead

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    Spock: Very clever. As to the reason?
     
  11. Orac

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    Kirk: The reason is crystal clear. The Enterprise is the only protection in this section of the Federation. Destroy the Enterprise, and everything is wide open.
     
  12. LeadHead

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    Spock: You allude to invasion, Captain. Yet positive proof-
     
  13. HarryM

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    KIRK: I have all the proof I need on Cestus III.
     
  14. LeadHead

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    Spock: Not necessarily, Sir. Several possible explanations-
     
  15. Orac

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    Kirk: How can you explain a massacre like that? No, Mister Spock. The threat is clear and immediate. Invasion.
     
  16. Athena28

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    SPOCK: Very well, then. If that's the case, you must make certain that the alien vessel never reaches its home base.
     
  17. LeadHead

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    Kirk: I intend to. If we can keep them in the dark as to our strength, they'll never dare move against us. Captain to helmsman.
     
  18. Athena28

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    SULU: Sulu here, sir.
     
  19. LeadHead

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    Kirk: Is the alien still making warp 5?
     
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    SULU: Affirmative, sir.
     

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