"The Devil in the Dark'' Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by leandar, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. mach7

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    Kirk: Then we're dealing with more than one creature, despite your tricorder readings. Or we have a creature with an extremely long lifespan.
     
  2. Zameaze

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    SPOCK: Or it is the last of a race of creatures which made these tunnels. If so, if it is the only survivor of a dead race, to kill it would be a crime against science.
     
  3. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Mister Spock, our mission is to protect this colony, to get the pergium moving again. This is not a zoological expedition. Maintain a constant reading on the creature. If we have to, we'll use phasers to cut our own tunnels. We'll try to surround it. I'm sorry, Mister Spock, but I'm afraid the creature must die.
     
  4. Zameaze

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    SPOCK: I see no alternative myself, Captain. It merely seems a pity. The search team is gathering in the main tunnel.
     
  5. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Good.
     
  6. mach7

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    Finishing Kirk:

    Kirk to the red shirts:

    So it is wounded,and therefore twice as dangerous! Stay in pairs. If you see it concentrate your phaser fire at what appears to be its head. Concentrate it, maintain it. It's definitely resistant, but can be hurt. If it can be hurt, it can be killed. Mr Spock?

    Spock: Gentleman if you'll examine you charts please. I last located the creature in the area marked attic 26 moving at bearing 201. This particular group will move out beyond that area in all directions in an effort to surround it, and possibly capture it.
     
  7. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Your orders are shoot to kill. Protect yourself at all times. Commander Giotto, disperse your search parties.
     
  8. mach7

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    Giotto: Aye aye sir. Lewis, Vinci take your men out.
     
  9. Zameaze

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    KIRK: Mister Spock. Capture it? I don't recall giving any such order.
     
  10. Athena28

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    SPOCK: You did not, sir. I merely thought that if the opportunity arose...
     
  11. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: I will lose no more men. The creature will be killed on sight and that's the end of it.
     
  12. mach7

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    Spock: Very well sir.
     
  13. HarryM

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    SPOCK: Very well, sir.
     
  14. Athena28

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    KIRK: Mr. Spock. I want you to assist Scotty in maintaining that makeshift circulating pump.
     
  15. HarryM

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    SPOCK: (taken aback) I, I beg your pardon, sir?
     
  16. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: You heard me. It's vital that we keep that reactor in operation. Your scientific knowledge...
     
  17. HarryM

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    SPOCK: ...is not needed there, sir. Mister Scott has far more knowledge of nuclear reactors than I do. You're aware of that.
     
  18. mach7

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    KIRK: Mister Spock, you are second in command. This will be a dangerous hunt. Either one of us by himself is expendable. Both of us are not
     
  19. Orac

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    Spock: Captain, there are approximately one hundred of us engaged in this search, against one creature. The odds against you and I both being killed are 2,228.7 to 1.
     
  20. HarryM

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    KIRK: 2,228.7 to 1? Those are pretty good odds, Mister Spock.