"Time's Arrow" Line-by-Line

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  1. BlueStuff

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    LAFORGE: Well, whatever or whoever is there, we're out of phase with it, but we're only talking by a fraction of a second.
     
  2. Athena28

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    WORF: A fraction of a second would make them invisible?
     
  3. Trekker4747

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    LAFORGE: A millisecond, a year, it wouldn't make any difference. If what we're reading is true, then we're occupying the same space but in a different time.
     
  4. BlueStuff

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    RIKER: How do we compensate?
     
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    DATA: Commander, we might be able to manipulate the synchronic distortion.
     
  6. BlueStuff

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    LAFORGE [OC]: Maybe. If we were to create a contained subspace force field.

    [Devidia cavern]

    LAFORGE: But to get a .004 variance, we'd need an incredibly sensitive phase discriminator, Data. I don't think we've got one that would come close.
     
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    DATA: Yes, we do. It is built into my positronic decompiler. It will be necessary for me to join the away team, sir.
     
  8. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: (hesitation) Proceed, Mister Data.
     
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    (Devidia cavern - Data beams in)

    Riker: Mr. Data.
     
  10. BlueStuff

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    DATA: Sir.
     
  11. LeadHead

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    La Forge: Let me give you a hand with that, Data.

    La Forge starts working with the device Data brought with him.
     
  12. Saint John Talbot

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    Data: Once I have adjusted the forcefield, I will no longer be visible, Commander. I have taken steps, however, to ensure that you will still be able to hear me. If you would assist me in a test of the comm. system. My voice will be transmitted on a delay correlated to the phase adjustment. That should allow me to maintain verbal contact.
     
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    RIKER: Will we be able to talk to you?
     
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    Data: No sir, that will not be possible.
     
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    La Forge: The subspace field has been established. You're set to go, Data.
     
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    DATA: Adjusting the synchronic distortion. Point zero zero one. Point zero zero two. [Data starts fading out] Point zero zero three. Point zero zero four. (Data is now invisible but audible through the com-system) I have made visual contact. There are lifeforms here. They're either unaware of me or choosing to ignore me. I am moving approximately ten metres north of my starting position to observe more closely. They range from two to three meters in height. Silver gray in color. They have four limbs. No eyes or ears are noticeable. There is a single orifice where a humanoid forehead would ordinarily be. They are reclined against the rock face surrounding an apparatus of some sort approximately one point five meters in height. It is releasing what appear to be energy fragments, which are then ingested by the entities through the orifice. Perhaps some sort of nourishment. The upper portion of the apparatus seems to be a holding facility for the energy segments. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of these fragments inside. I have resumed a northerly direction. There is no evidence yet of humans.

    (Over Data) GEORDI: Okay, that's enough Data. Come on back now...)

    I have encountered another lifeform. An ophidian. It seems to be restricted by a forcefield. Two of the silver-gray entities are approaching it. They have released the forcefield. I am reading a temporal distortion of massive proportions. The ophidian is cap... (static) time-space continuum. Caught in the after effect. I am attempting....

    (There's a flash of light, the sparking generator falls to the ground, Data's voice is gone.)
     
  17. LeadHead

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    ^ I think the Geordi line should have been a separate post. No offense intended, I'm just a critical pain in the :rommie:

    Troi: DATA!
     
  18. Trekker4747

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    [Eh, perhaps. But Geordi says it quietly to himself while Data is still talking. It felt odd to be to break up Data's description of what he was seeing just so we can give Geordi's non-line it's own post]

    Riker: Over here!
     
  19. BlueStuff

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    PICARD [OC]: Commander Riker, report.
     
  20. Trekker4747

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    Riker: We lost him.