Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by leandar, Apr 27, 2013.
KIRK: Can you rig one up? It's vital.
Scotty: Well sir, I can put together some odds and ends, but it won't hold for long.
KIRK: How long?
SCOTT [OC]: Forty-eight hours maybe, with a bit of luck.
KIRK: 48 hours is better than nothing. Gather what you need and beam down here with it.
KIRK [OC]: Top priority.
SCOTT: Aye, Captain.
Scotty (cont.): I'll be right down. Scott out.
Vanderberg: What happens when it breaks down?
KIRK: Hopefully we'll have found the missing part by then.
VANDERBERG: Hopefully. Small chance.
KIRK: We'll have to, Chief. The alternative is to evacuate all you people up to the Enterprise. A dozen planets depend on you for pergium for their reactor. They're already screaming. Reactors closing down, life support systems
VANDERBERG: I'm concerned with my people right here, Kirk, they're being murdered. You find that monster and kill it.
SPOCK: The missing pump wasn't taken by accident. It was the one piece of equipment absolutely essential for the operation of the reactor.
KIRK: Do you think the creature is trying to push the colonists off the planet?
SPOCK: It would seem so.
KIRK: But why now, Mister Spock? These production facilities have been in operation for over fifty years.
SPOCK: I don't know. But there is a possibility.
(Spock goes over to the silicon nodule on the desk, and contemplates it.)
KIRK: What's that?
SPOCK: Life as we know it is universally based on some combination of carbon compounds; but what if life exists based on another element? For instance, silicon.
MCCOY: (bemused) You're creating fantasies, Mister Spock.
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