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

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  1. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Not necessarily, Bones. I've heard of the theoretical possibility of life based on silicon. A silicon-based life would be of an entirely different order. It's possible that our phasers might not affect it.
     
  2. Athena28

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    SPOCK: Certainly not phaser 1, which is far less powerful than phaser 2.
     
  3. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: All right, how about this? A creature that lives deep in the planet below us, at home in solid rock. It seems to me that in order to survive, it would have to have some form of natural armor plating.
     
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    SPOCK: It could explain much, especially since the colonists are armed only with phaser 1.
     
  5. Zameaze

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    KIRK: But our people have phaser number two.
     
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    SPOCK: Which I could adjust to be more effective against silicon.
     
  7. Enterprise1981

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    MCCOY: Silicon-based life is physiologically impossible, especially in an oxygen atmosphere.
     
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    SPOCK: It may be, Doctor, that the creature can exist for brief periods in such an atmosphere before returning to its own environment.
     
  9. Zameaze

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    MCCOY: I still think you're imagining things.
     
  10. HarryM

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    KIRK: You may be right, Doctor, but at least it's something to go on. Mister Spock, have Lieutenant Commander Giotto assemble the security troops and arm them with phaser number two. You make the proper adjustments. (Walks over to Spock) You seem...'fascinated' by this rock.
     
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    SPOCK: Yes, Captain. You recall that Vanderberg commented there were thousands of these at a lower level; the level which the machinery opened just prior to the first appearance of the creature.
     
  12. Zameaze

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    KIRK: Do they tie in?
     
  13. HarryM

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    SPOCK: I don't know.
     
  14. Enterprise1981

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    KIRK: Speculate.
     
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    (McCoy walks over with obvious interest)

    SPOCK: I have already given Doctor McCoy sufficient cause for amusement. I'd prefer to cogitate the possibilities for a time.
     
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    KIRK: A short time, Mister Spock. We have very little.
     
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    KIRK: How's it going, Scotty?
     
  18. mach7

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    Scott:
    Well sir it's a plumbers nightmare, but it will hold for a bit.
     
  19. leandar

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    Kirk: It has to hold longer than a bit.
     
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    SCOTT: Sorry, sir. That's about the best I can do, but I guarantee it's not good enough.
     

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