Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by BlackStuff, Mar 20, 2013.
SCOTT: But this is war!
KIRK: There isn't any war! Or is there?
SCOTT: Have we forgotten how to defend ourselves?
KIRK: Scotty. What's happening to us? We've been trained to think in other terms than war. We've been trained to fight its causes, if necessary. Then why are we behaving like a group of savages? Look at me. Look at me. Two forces aboard this ship, each of them equally armed. Has a war been staged for us, complete with weapons and ideology and patriotic drum beating? Even, Spock, even race hatred?
SPOCK: Recent events would seem to be directed toward a magnification of the basic hostilities between humans and Klingons. Apparently, it is by design that we fight. We seem to be pawns.
KIRK: But what's the game? And whose? And what are the rules?
SPOCK: It is most urgent that we locate the alien entity immediately, and determine its motives and a method for halting its activities.
SCOTT: Without sensors? All our power down? This thing could go anywhere.
KIRK: Yes. Mister Sulu, report.
SULU [OC]: No good, Captain.
SULU: Circuits are in, but systems just aren't responding.
(Then the lights come back on.)
Kirk: We're getting something.
SULU: Aye, Captain. Power and life-support restored. Remotes on standby.
KIRK [OC]: Good work.
SCOTT: But, Captain, I didn't do it. Everything just came on by itself.
MARA: Their life-support systems have resumed.
SPOCK: Sensors may be operating.
KIRK: Start scanning. Let's find that alien.
Mara: Holding steady.
KANG: Cause them to be unsteady.
Mara: They appear to be controlled from another location. Also unable to affect ships course for return to our empire.
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