Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by The Illusive Man, Aug 16, 2010.
SPOCK: We have discovered what he is, Captain.
FLINT: If you leave, the curious would follow, the foolish, the meddlers, the officials, the seekers. My privacy was my own. Its invasion be on your head.
SPOCK: We can remain silent.
FLINT: The disaster of intervention, Spock. I've known it. I will not risk it.
Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise.
Flint presses a button, the ship disappears from orbit
Clear out of the area. Inform Starfleet Command... Enterprise? Scotty?
FLINT: They cannot answer, Captain.
(A model Enterprise appears on a table. Kirk peers in through the viewscreen to see everyone stationary)
Kirk: My crew...
Flint: The test of power. You had no chance. It is time for you to join your crew.
Kirk: You'd wipe out four hundred lives? Why?
Flint: I have seen a hundred billion fall. I know death better than any man. I have tossed enemies into his grasp. And I know mercy. Your crew is not dead, but suspended.
Kirk: Worse than dead! Restore them! Restore my ship!
Flint: In time. A thousand, two thousand years. You will know the future Captain Kirk.
MCCOY: You have been such men. You've known and created such beauty. You've watched your race evolve from cruelty and barbarism throughout your enormous life, and yet now you would do this to us?
Flint: The flowers of my past. I hold the nettles of the present. I am Flint now, with my needs.
KIRK: What needs?
Flint: Tonight I have seen something wondrous, something I've waited for, labored for. Nothing must endanger it. At last, Rayna's emotions have stirred to life. Now they will turn to me in this solitude which I preserve.
Rayna: You must not do this to them.
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