Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by LeadHead, Jun 11, 2012.
Kirk: Translator computer. All hailing frequencies open.
UHURA: Aye, sir. All hailing frequencies open.
Kirk: To unidentified vessel: This is Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. We are on a peaceful mission. We mean no harm to you or any life forms. Please communicate with us. Any further readings, Mister Spock?
Spock: Computing now, Captain. Weight, five hundred kilograms. Shape, roughly cylindrical. Length, a fraction over one metre.
Kirk: Five hundred kilos and only one meter long?
Scotty: What kind of intelligent creatures can exist in a thing that small?
SPOCK: Intelligence does not necessarily require bulk, Mister Scott.
UHURA: Captain, we're getting a signal from the spacecraft.
KIRK: Put it on audio, Lieutenant.
Uhura: Yes, sir. It's impossible to get it any clearer, sir.
KIRK: Analysis sector. Have them study and decode it.
UHURA: Analysis sector, channel one, main computer. Decode.
SPOCK: Captain, this message is a sort of binary. Extremely sophisticated, compressed, carrying several channels at once.
KIRK: Can you decode it?
SPOCK: No clue as yet, Captain. A moment. Transmission speed has stepped down. Much slower. Seems to be a single binary.
UHURA: It's mathematical. Yes, one symbol. The symbol repeat. Sir, that isn't in the Starfleet code. It's an old-style interplanetary code.
KIRK: Repeat what? The message I sent?
SPOCK: It would seem so, Captain.
KIRK: This is Captain James Kirk of the USS Enterprise. We are on a peaceful mission in this part of the galaxy. We have no hostile intentions. We request identity.
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