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SPOCK: Marker on course. Heading back the way we... (boom)
BALOK [OC]: Your recorder marker has been destroyed. You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity or deities or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods, known as minutes, to make preparations.
SPOCK: Might be interesting to see what they look like if I can locate where that voice is coming from. (McCoy and Scotty step off the turbolift)
MCCOY (quietly, to Kirk): Balok's message... it was heard all over the ship.
Kirk: Captain to crew. Those of you who have served for long on this vessel have encountered alien lifeforms. You know that the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. There's no such thing as the unknown, only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood. In most cases, we have found that intelligence capable of a civilization is capable of understanding peaceful gestures. Surely a lifeform advanced enough for space travel is advanced enough to eventually understand our motives. All Decks, standby. Captain out. Ship to Ship.
UHURA: Hailing frequencies open, sir. (If I had a nickle for every time I posted that line...)
(how many times does she say that in this episode?!)
KIRK: This is the Captain of the USS Enterprise. We came seeking friendship but we have no wish to trespass. To demonstrate our goodwill, our vessel will now return the way it came. We (humming noise) Lay in a course ahead, Mister Bailey.
BAILEY: What? A course?
Kirk: This is the Captain of the USS Enterprise. We came seeking friendship but we have no wish to trespass. To demonstrate our goodwill, our vessel will now return the way it came. We-
A loud humm is heard
Kirk: Lay in a course ahead, Mister Bailey.
SULU: (reaches over and operates Bailey's panel) Plotted and laid in, sir.
KIRK: Engage, warp factor one.
Sulu: Warp factor one. There's no response.
KIRK: Switch to impulse.
SULU: All engine systems show dead, and weapon systems.
Spock: Switching to screen. I believe I can get something visual.
BALOK (on viewscreen): You are wasting time and effort. There is no escape. You have eight Earth minutes left.
SPOCK: I was curious to see how they appeared.
Kirk: Yes, of course you were.
BAILEY: (starting to lose it) I don't understand this. Spock's wasting time. Everybody else just sitting around. Somebody's got to do something.
MCCOY: Easy, Bailey.
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