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SPOCK [OC]: Bridge to Captain Kirk.
KIRK: Kirk here.
SPOCK [OC]: Have some new information regarding Captain Christopher. Important I see you both immediately.
KIRK: Yes, Mister Spock. Report to my quarters. I'll contact Captain Christopher.
SPOCK [OC]: Yes, sir. Bridge out.
KIRK: Captain Christopher. Captain Christopher? Security, this is the Captain.
CHIEF [OC]: Security Chief here, sir.
Kirk: All decks alert. Captain Christopher is not in his assigned quarters. He may be trying to escape the ship. I want a man outside the transporter room immediately. I'm heading there myself.
CHRISTOPHER: All right. Nice and easy. Now I'm going to step into that thing, and you're going to transport me back to Earth.
(He hears a noise behind him, and turns to have Kirk disarm him and knock him out.)
MCCOY: Well, Jim, with the exception of a slight bruise or two, our Captain is as healthy as a proverbial horse. He'll be coming out of it in a minute or two.
It's been fun, as usual, Admiral, but with that I'll have to go for now. Catch ya later.
Okay, I should probably go get something to eat myself. See you later.
KIRK: He tried to escape. I know how he feels, but I can't send him back with what he knows.
Back. Isn't that a coincidence! I was just at lunch myself.
MCCOY: Jim, what if we can't go back? What do we do, sit up here and wait for our supplies to run out, our power to die? It has to eventually, you know. We certainly can't go back to Earth. It would be worse than the Captain being returned. There are four hundred and thirty of us, and that means four hundred and thirty chances of altering the future.
KIRK: Yes. But we're not in that position yet.
MCCOY: I'm glad to hear it.
KIRK: And if we do get back to where we belong, then he won't belong. We're roughly about the same age, but in our society he'd be useless. Archaic.
MCCOY: Maybe he could be retrained, reeducated.
KIRK: Now you're sounding like Spock.
MCCOY: If you're going to get nasty, I'm going to leave.
KIRK: Could he be retrained to forget his family? His children?
CHRISTOPHER: The answer to that is no.
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