Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by LeadHead, Feb 9, 2012.
KIRK: I'm afraid you'll have to. We can't send you back.
CHRISTOPHER: Can't? Spock here told me that your transporter can beam down an object even from an orbit this high.
KIRK: It's not the transporter. It's you. You know what the future looks like. If anybody else finds out, they could change the course of it, destroy it.
CHRISTOPHER: Well then my disappearance would change something, too.
SPOCK: I have run a computer check on all historical tapes. They show no record of any relevant contribution by John Christopher.
CHRISTOPHER: Look, Captain, I don't buy all your time accident story. The experts can figure out who you are and what you are. It's my duty to report what I've seen. Well, what would you do?
KIRK: I'd report, If I could. We can't take the risk.
CHRISTOPHER: I don't want to know about risks. I have a wife, two children. What about them?
KIRK: I'm sorry.
SCOTT [OC]: Engine room to Captain Kirk.
KIRK: Kirk here.
KIRK [OC]: What is it, Scotty?
SCOTT: Progress report, sir. Everything's jury-rigged, but we're coming along with the repairs. We could reenergize in about four hours, but-
KIRK: But what, Scotty?
SCOTT: Well sir, as I say, the engines are being repaired, but we've no place to go in this time. If you, if you see what I mean?
SCOTT [OC]: Sir?
KIRK: Yes, Scotty. Carry on.
CHRISTOPHER: Too bad, Captain. Maybe I can't go home, but neither can you. You're as much a prisoner in time as I am.
Captain's Log Stardate 3113.7. Our engines are being repaired, but we are still locked in time, and we have aboard a passenger whom we do not want, and we cannot return.
COMPUTER: Recommendation for his disposition, dear?
KIRK: Maintenance note. My recording computer has a serious malfunction. Recommend it either be corrected or scrapped. Compute.
COMPUTER: (petulant) Computed.
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