"The City on the Edge of Forever" Line-by-line

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  1. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: McCoy could have been in the city a week now for all we know, and whatever he does that affects her and changes history could happen tonight or tomorrow morning.
     
  2. leandar

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    Spock: Captain, our last bit of information was obtained at the expense of thirty hours work in fused and burned circuits.
     
  3. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: I must know whether she lives or dies, Spock. I must know what to do.
     
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    NEWSBOY: Extra! Extra! Get your morning paper! Get your paper. Read all about it!


    (Side Note: Yup, I'm finally back! Thanks to LeadHead for keeping things rolling for me, and I'm sorry for the absence. I should be able to maintain a regular presence from here on out though, and I've missed the threads.)
     
  5. LeadHead

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    ^ Glad to see you back CoveTom! :)

    McCoy spots 2 men going into the mission and follows them.

    Edith is pouring coffee.

    McCoy: Oh, Miss. That coffee, it just smells wonderful.
     
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    Glad to be back! :)

    EDITH: You look terrible! You'd better sit down. Come on.
     
  7. LeadHead

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    McCoy: I can't. I got to keep moving. I can't let them find me.
     
  8. JanewayRulz!

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    EDITH: There's a cot in the back room. They won't find you there. Come on.


    (She helps him out just as Spock comes in and starts serving the drinks.)
     
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    SPOCK: This is how history went after McCoy changed it. Here, in the late 1930's. A growing pacifist movement whose influence delayed the United States' entry into the Second World War. While peace negotiations dragged on, Germany had time to complete its heavy water experiments.
     
  10. Enterprise1981

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    Oops, double post.
     
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    Kirk: Germany, Fascism, Hitler... won the Second World War.
     
  12. Enterprise1981

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    SPOCK: Because all this lets them develop the A-bomb first. There's no mistake, Captain. Let me run it again. Edith Keeler. Founder of the peace movement.
     
  13. leandar

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    Kirk: But she was right, peace was the way.
     
  14. LeadHead

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    Spock: She was right, but at the wrong time. With the A-Bomb and their V2 Rockets to carry them, Germany captured the world.
     
  15. leandar

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    Kirk: No....
     
  16. LeadHead

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    Spock: And all this because McCoy came back and somehow kept her from dying in a street accident as she was meant to. We must stop him Jim.
     
  17. leandar

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    Kirk: How did she die? What day?
     
  18. LeadHead

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    Spock: We can estimate general happenings based on these images, but I can't trace down precise actions at exact moments Captain. I'm sorry.
     
  19. leandar

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    Kirk: Spock... I believe... I'm in love with Edith Keeler.
     
  20. LeadHead

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    Spock: Jim, Edith Keeler must die.