Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Jul 4, 2012.
WORF: The message did employ the proper coded sequence.
Riker: Yeah, I'm sure it did.
SELA: Come in, gentlemen. Take a seat, please. Excuse me, I'm just finishing up a speech. For you, Mister Spock. I rather enjoy writing; I don't get to do it often in this job.
Data: Perhaps you would be happier in another job.
SELA: Please feel free to change any words that you wish. I've tried to make it sound Vulcan. A lot of unnecessarily long words. In a few hours, you will deliver this statement alongside our Senate Proconsul. It will announce to the Vulcan people that a peace envoy is on its way from Romulus. We will transmit it on all Federation subspace frequencies.
Picard: Peace envoy, in a stolen Vulcan ship.
SELA: Actually, three Vulcan ships, Captain. The Enterprise is only aware of the one we stole from Qualor Two. We have been following your investigation. It has forced us to make some minor changes. One of them, a message sent in your name ordering them to stay where they are.
PICARD: The moment those Vulcan ships appear in the Neutral Zone, the Enterprise will move to intercept.
SELA: In that event the Enterprise will be given more important matters to attend to. In the meantime, Ambassador Spock will be telling his people to welcome the peace envoy. And when they do, our forces will seize control before anyone realizes what has happened.
PICARD: Do you seriously believe that the Federation will not immediately intervene?
SELA: Of course it will, and we're fully prepared for it. But we will be there entrenched, and it will be very difficult to get us out once we are. Reunification will become a fact of life.
Spock: I will not read this or any other statement.
SELA: If you do not, you will die. All of you will die.
Spock: Since it is logical to assume that you will kill us in any event, I choose not to cooperate.
SELA: I hate Vulcans. I hate the logic. I hate the arrogance. Very well. Computer, holographic program Spock 1. By taking advantage of holographic sampling during the last several days, we have created a programmable Spock. Run program.
Holo-Spock: This is Ambassador Spock of Vulcan. By now, Federation sensors are tracking three Vulcan ships crossing the Neutral Zone. These ships carry the future of the Romulan and Vulcan people. Our long conflict is finally over.
SELA: Freeze. We would have preferred an interactive Spock who could have responded to questions, but this will have to suffice.
PICARD: You can hardly believe this will convince anyone.
SELA: I don't need to convince them. Just confuse them long enough to reach Vulcan. End program. If you'll excuse me, it's time to send our ships on their journey. (Sela and the guards leave)
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