"Time's Arrow" Line-by-Line

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  1. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    TROI: Look at what's he's carrying.

    [The snake/cane creature.]

    [The time door opens again and two of the blue aliens carrying the case and cane enter it. Picard strides to the door and walks through it, soon followed by Riker, Troi and Crusher. The door closes leaving us in the now empty cavern save for some of the blue aliens. A swirling ball of energy enters the forehead-hole of one. The following appears on the screen as we fade to black.]

    To be continued...
     
  2. BlueStuff

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    CLEMENS: I have long been interested in the notion of time travellers. In fact, I wrote a book about it. It chronicles the tale of a man of our era who fouled the sixth century by introducing newfangled gadgets and weapons all in the name of progress. This idea of time travel is not so far fetched as it might seem. In fact, I have learned that, even now, there are people from the future right here in San Francisco and I have no doubt that their intent is to foul our world just as my Yankee did in King Arthur's time. Well, sir, let me serve notice. As soon as I have the necessary evidence, I intend to expose them and make it absolutely clear that they are not welcome here.
     
  3. Orac

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    Reporter: Yes, sir. And will this be a sequel to Connecticut Yankee, Mister Twain?
     
  4. Athena28

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    CLEMENS: The name's Clemens, son. Sam Clemens. That's with an "e".
     
  5. Orac

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    (Data comes out of his hotel)

    Clemens: Excuse me.

    (As Clemens follows Data, the Devidians walk the other way)
     
  6. Enterprise1981

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    RIKER: (dressed as a policeman) The coroner said this is where they kept all the cholera victims.
     
  7. Athena28

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    CRUSHER: It doesn't make sense that so many people are dying of cholera. It just isn't that virulent. Will, this is strange.
     
  8. Enterprise1981

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    RIKER: What is it?
     
  9. Athena28

    Athena28 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    CRUSHER: The cerebellum, the cerebral cortex, the brain stem, the entire nervous system has been depleted of electrochemical energy. Here's another one. Same neural depletion. These people did not die of cholera. They died because their neural energy was drained somehow.
     
  10. BlueStuff

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    RIKER: Drained and taken to Devidia Two for those aliens to ingest? If you were a time traveller with a taste for human neural energy where would you get your supply?
     
  11. leandar

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    Beverly: I would travel back to a time when there were plagues and epidemics, so I could murder and use disease as a cover. (Later, in the rented room, all the away team are together and in period costume) Over half the victims whose neural energy had been drained came from the Sisters of Hope Infirmary.
     
  12. Orac

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    Riker: A charity hospital near the waterfront.
     
  13. LeadHead

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    Troi: If the aliens had been killing people there, well, someone might have noticed something unusual.
     
  14. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: And if they're moving among humans, they must have taken on human form. But the question is, how do we know who we're looking for?
     
  15. Athena28

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    RIKER: The tricorder indicated triolic activity from most of the bodies we looked at. If the aliens left that sort of signature, they'll be detectable.
     
  16. Enterprise1981

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    LAFORGE: You know, we might even be able to rig some kind of alien alarm system.
     
  17. BlueStuff

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    RIKER: Any luck contacting Data?
     
  18. Athena28

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    LAFORGE: None. The tricorder's broadcasting random emissions on all frequencies his sub-processors might pick up, but the range is limited. Almost anything could interfere.

    She's back.
     
  19. Enterprise1981

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    MRS. CARMICHAEL (outside, knocking on the door): Mister Pikerd!
     
  20. Athena28

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    PICARD: Yes, Mrs. Carmichael.