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

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Santa Garrus, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    SPOCK: Captain, you're asking me to work with equipment which is hardly very far ahead of stone knives and bearskins.
     
  2. JanewayRulz!

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    KIRK: McCoy will be along in a few days, perhaps sooner. There's no guarantee that these currents in time will bring us together. This has to work.
     
  3. leandar

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    Spock: Captain, in three weeks at this rate, possibly a month, I might reach the first mnemonic memory circuits.
     
  4. Brian

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    (knock, knock)

    KIRK: Your hat.
     
  5. leandar

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    Edith: If you can leave immediately, I can get you five hours work at twenty two cents an hour... (notices Spock's contraption) What, what on Earth is that?
     
  6. JanewayRulz!

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    SPOCK: I am endeavouring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins.


    [Canteen]
    (Kirk and Spock are sweeping the floor, with the chairs stacked on the tables, and two men repairing clocks.)

    SPOCK: Captain. Tools for finely detailed work.

    (Later, a combination padlock is being opened by someone with very sensitive ears
     
  7. Santa Garrus

    Santa Garrus Calibrating the Holidays Premium Member

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    Spock is working on the boiler when Edith enters, very angry.

    Edith: The toolbox was locked with a combination lock and you opened it like a real pro. Why did you do it?
     
  8. Enterprise1981

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    SPOCK: I needed the fine tools for my radio work. They'd have been returned in the morning.
     
  9. Brian

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    EDITH: I'm sorry, I can't..
     
  10. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: If Mister Spock says that he needs the tools and that they'll be returned tomorrow morning, you can bet your reputation on that, Miss Keeler.
     
  11. JanewayRulz!

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    EDITH: On one condition. Walk me home? I still have a few questions I'd like to ask about you two. Oh, and don't give me that questions about little old us? look. You know as well as I do how out of place you two are around here.
     
  12. leandar

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    Spock: Interesting. Where would you estimate we belong, Miss Keeler?
     
  13. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    EDITH: You? At his side, as if you've always been there and you always will.

    (To Kirk) And you? You belong in another place. I don't know where or how. I'll figure it out eventually.
     
  14. leandar

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    Spock: I'll finish with the furnace.
     
  15. Alienesse

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    Edith: Captain, even when he doesn't say it, he does.
     
  16. JanewayRulz!

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    [Street]

    (They are strolling along, hand in hand, as 'Goodnight, Sweetheart' carries in the air from a radio repair shop.)

    EDITH: Why does Spock call you Captain? Were you in the war together?
     
  17. Brian

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    KIRK: We served together.
     
  18. Santa Garrus

    Santa Garrus Calibrating the Holidays Premium Member

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    Edith: And you don't want to talk about it? Why? Did you do something wrong? Are you afraid of something? Whatever it is, let me help.
     
  19. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Let me help. A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He'll recommend those three words even over I love you.
     
  20. Brian

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    EDITH: Centuries from now? Who is he? Where does he come from? Where will he come from?