Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Athena28, Jun 11, 2021.
SPOCK: Coming within visual range now, Captain.
KIRK: Chekov, put it on the screen. Extreme magnification. What are you picking up?
SPOCK: Several large cities... uninhabited.
Extensive traffic systems... barren of traffic.
Lower animal sand vegetation encroaching on the cities.
No sapient life-forms registering at all, Captain.
There is no evidence of natural disaster,
yet there are vast numbers of unburied corpses in all cities.
KIRK: You mean... all the people are dead?
SPOCK: All dead, Captain.
They have annihilated each other... totally.
Bele: My people, all dead?
KIRK: Yes, Commissioner, all of them.
Lokai: No one alive?
SPOCK: None at all, sir.
(Aaaaand "Don't" example Bele winds up to explode again...take cover!)
BELE: Your band of murderers did this.
LOKAI: Your genocidal maniacs did this!
(Aaand They attack each other... again.)
KIRK: Stop it! What's the matter with you two? Didn't you hear Spock? Your planet is dead! There's nobody alive on Cheron because of hate. The cause you fought about no longer exists. Give yourselves time to breathe. Give up your hate. You're welcome to live with us. Listen to me. You both must end up dead if you don't stop hating.
LOKAI: You're an idealistic dreamer.
(Exit Lokai in a funk.)
(I think this is the only time in the show Lokai is speaking honestly.)
Kirk: Bele. The chase is finished.
BELE: He must not escape me.
SPOCK: Where can he go?
Uhura: Shall I alert security, sir?
KIRK: No, Lieutenant. Where can they run?
(Through the ship, knocking over crewmen, whilst imagining the buildings burning on their home planet which look suspiciously like stock WWII footage.)
(Sure, let a couple of violent, grief stricken aliens with dangerous, unknown superpowers who just threatened to destroy the ship wander around willy nilly in their anguish! What could possibly go wrong?)
SPOCK: Captain, I have located them on ship's sensors. Bele is chasing Lokai on deck 3. Bele is passing recreation room 3, approaching the crewmen's lounge. Lokai is running past the crewmen's lounge. Lokai has just arrived on deck 5. Passing recreation room 3.
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