Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by LeadHead, Feb 9, 2012.
KIRK: You all right?
CHRISTOPHER: Yeah. I see physical training is required in your service, too.
SPOCK: Crude methods, but effective.
CHRISTOPHER: What does he mean by that?
MCCOY: It's just a joke, Captain.
KIRK: You said you had some additional information, Mister Spock?
SPOCK: I made an error in my computations.
MCCOY: Oh? This could be an historic occasion.
SPOCK: I find that we must return Captain Christopher to Earth after all.
CHRISTOPHER: Why? You said I made no relative contribution.
SPOCK: Poor choice of words on my part. I neglected, in my initial run-through, to correlate the possible contributions by offspring. I find, after running a crosscheck on that factor, that your son Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher headed, or will head, the first successful Earth-Saturn probe, which is a rather significant-
CHRISTOPHER: Wait a minute. I don't have a son.
MCCOY: You mean yet.
SPOCK: The doctor is correct. Unless we return Captain Christopher to Earth, There will be no Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher to go to Saturn.
KIRK: Well, that's it, isn't it? We'll have to find some way of ...
CHRISTOPHER: A boy. I'm going to have a son.
SPOCK: Acknowledging that we must return Captain Christopher, there are several problems, prime of which is the explanation of his return. We tracked his plane wreckage down after our tractor beam crushed it. It crashed in an open section of southern Nebraska.
KIRK: That means those search parties will be crawling all over that wreckage.
SPOCK: And Captain Christopher himself complicated the matter.
CHRISTOPHER: When I made visual contact, I turned on my wing cameras. I got close enough to take some pretty clear pictures of you. Air Defence Command will be processing that film fast. And ADC Control was probably recording my radio transmissions.
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