"The Changeling" Line-by-Line

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  1. BlackStuff

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    KIRK: I'll be back in a moment. Gentlemen, come with me.
    (Kirk, McCoy and Spock leave Singh, still bemused.)

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    KIRK: You're on to something, Spock. What is it?
     
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    SPOCK: I've correlated all the available information on the Nomad probe, and I'm convinced that this object is indeed that probe.
     
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    MCCOY: Ridiculous. Earth science couldn't begin to build anything with those capabilities that long ago.
     
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    SPOCK: True.
     
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    KIRK: Nomad was destroyed.
     
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    SPOCK: Presumed destroyed by a meteor collision. I submit that it was badly damaged and somehow managed to repair itself.
     
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    KIRK: I heard some lectures at the Academy on the Nomad probe. Its mission was essentially peaceful.
     
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    [Auxiliary control]

    (Nomad is quietly ticking to itself, then suddenly a light comes on at its apex.)
    SINGH: Did I disturb you? Did you wish anything?
     
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    UHURA [OC]: Bridge to auxiliary control room. Check in, please.
     
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    SINGH: Lieutenant Singh here.

    [Bridge]

    SINGH [OC]: All systems are normal except warp power indicators.
     
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    UHURA: Mister Scott's engineers are working on them now. Report to him when your indicators are registering properly.

    [Auxiliary control]

    UHURA [OC]: Anything else?
     
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    SINGH: One moment, Lieutenant.
     
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    UHURA [OC]: Holding. (singing while Singh checks some boards) Where my heart is, Where my heart is. Somewhere beyond the stars. Beyond Antares.
    (Nomad leaves the room)
     
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    [Briefing room]

    SPOCK: This is the creator of Nomad, perhaps the most brilliant though erratic scientist of his time. His dream was to build a perfect thinking machine, capable of independent logic. You recall his name.
     
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    MCCOY: Of course. Jackson Roykirk.
     
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    KIRK: Jackson Roykirk. Captain James Kirk.
     
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    SPOCK: Yes. Similar. Captain, I believe that Nomad thinks you are Roykirk. That may well be why the attack was broken off. It responded to your name as well as its damaged memory banks permitted.
     
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    KIRK: What do we have on Nomad itself, Spock?
     
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    MCCOY: (looking at the schematic on the monitor) That's not the same.
     
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    SPOCK: Essentially it is, Doctor. I believe that more happened to it than just damage in the meteor collision. It mentioned the other. The unanswered question is, the other what?
    Nomad was a thinking machine, the best that could be engineered. It was a prototype.