Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by LeadHead, Jun 11, 2012.
NOMAD: Is there a problem, Creator? I have increased engine efficiency fifty seven percent.
KIRK: You will destroy my ship. Its structure cannot stand the stress of that much power. Turn off your repair operation.
NOMAD: Acknowledged. It is reversed as ordered, Creator.
KIRK: Mister Scott, give Sulu warp two and keep her there.
SCOTT: Aye, sir.
(Spock enters, leaving two guards outside.)
SPOCK: Captain. I've examined the brig. The forcefield door on the security cell is damaged and the guards have vanished. I must assume they are dead.
KIRK: You killed two of my-
NOMAD: Creator, your biological units are inefficient.
KIRK: Nomad, it's about time I told you who and what you are! I'm a biological unit, and I created you.
NOMAD: (pause) Non sequitur. Biological units are inherently inferior. This is an inconsistency.
KIRK: Nomad, there are two men waiting outside. You will not harm them. They will escort you back to the waiting area. You will stay there. You will do nothing.
NOMAD: I am programmed to investigate.
KIRK: I have given you new programming and you will implement it.
NOMAD: There is much to be considered before I return to launch point. I must re-evaluate.
(Nomad follows the guards down the corridor away from Engineering.)
SPOCK: I suspect it is about to re-evaluate its creator. Captain, it may have been unwise to admit to Nomad that you are a biological unit. In Nomad's eyes, you must now undoubtedly appear imperfect.
KIRK: It was a foolish mistake.
SPOCK: Even worse. Nomad just now made a reference to its launch point, Earth.
KIRK: Spock, do you think it's possible that it got a fix on Earth when it tapped the computers earlier?
SPOCK: I do not believe there is much beyond Nomad's capabilities.
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