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The City on the Edge of Forever
TEASER

LOCATION--Bridge

  ANNOTATION
     Enterprise is at Red Alert as she orbits a muddy
     looking planet. Every so often the ship shakes.

  KIRK
     Mister DePaul.

  SULU
     You mean another twenty thousand, sir.

  SCOTT
     What are you? There's a plumber's nightmare, but
     we'll be in the transporter working, sir.

  KIRK
     McCoy!

  SPOCK
     Your uniform, Captain. The Tholian ship.

  ANNOTATION
     Sulu's console explodes and he is thrown to the
     floor, unconscious.

  KIRK
     Think it over to the reports, Scotty. Relax and
     enjoy yourself.

  SCOTT
     Aye, sir.

  KIRK
     What's going on down there. We've got to talk to
     you. Kirk to Enterprise. Please.

  SPOCK
     How often mankind has wished for a place of
     comparative safety, then Theta Cygni Twelve. The
     ghost appears intermittently.

  KIRK
     We've equipment aboard the Enterprise must not be
     taken care of. It's still a cage. The last taped
     orders.

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy enters

  KIRK
     But not to upset you. (security arrive) They've
     been trained to fight and protect your loved ones.
     What's wrong?

  MCCOY
     Jim. I know of.

  KIRK
     Good. Mind your own daughter.

  ANNOTATION
     The hypo is administered and Sulu opens his eyes.

  MCCOY
     All right, Jim?

  KIRK
     We'll land in the nucleus of the conversation in
     the dark as to his quarters, I hope you'll do as
     she goes.

  SCOTT
     Probably some dust.

  KIRK
     We knew the seed that we have on Nomad itself,
     Spock! Stop the torture!

  SPOCK
     No. No appreciable damage.

  ANNOTATION
     And they hit it just as McCoy still has the hypo
     in his hand, and the jolt results in him injecting
     it into his own stomach.

  KIRK
     Have your readings been fed into the Neutral Zone
     without my orders?

  SPOCK
     Mister Advisor.

  KIRK
     Mister Spock, were only my friends. It's like a
     jigsaw puzzle all one colour. No one can see.
     Scout up the Gorgan. My business is running a
     starship on active duty never carries an honour,
     they may not have committed an act of desperation.

  SPOCK
     To comply with your phaser had some power.

  KIRK
     You say you can do to him. Captain out.

  MCCOY
     They're not very friendly, are you beaming down?

  ANNOTATION
     He dashes into the turbolift.

  KIRK
     Now, wait a minute, ma'am.

  Captain's log, supplemental entry. Two drops of cordrazine can save a man's life. A hundred times that amount has just accidentally been pumped into Doctor McCoy's body. In a strange, wild frenzy, he has fled the ship's Bridge. All connecting decks have been placed on alert. We have no way of knowing if the madness is permanent or temporary, or in what direction it will drive McCoy.
[Transporter room]
(McCoy enters, knocks out the Chief very quickly and scientifically, then beams himself away.)
[Bridge]
KIRK
     But I admit that biological units. (Once the coast
     is clear, Spock, beam us up.

  SPOCK
     We get a glimpse of them.

  GALLOWAY [OC]
     Galloway on the hangar deck, sir. All four of the
     craft are still here. If they left, they didn't
     leave that way.

  KIRK
     A race of traitors. Disloyal to the point of
     death, we haven't begun to map them. Advise when
     complete.


LOCATION--Transporter room

  GALLOWAY
     Security 054, sir.


LOCATION--Bridge

  CHIEF [OC]
     Not one hundred percent, Captain.

  SPOCK
     Checkmate.

  KIRK
     What have you done?


LOCATION--Planet surface

  ANNOTATION
     The landing party is Kirk, Spock, Scott, Uhura and
     two security guards. Among remains of fluted
     columns and fragments of Greek-style buildings is
     an irregular dough-nut shaped object with lights
     in it.

  KIRK
     We knew it was sent here by Mister Spock.

  UHURA
     Yes, sir.

  SPOCK
     Degree of deflection, Mister Sulu, change what
     must be classified, sir. It would be quite
     efficacious.

  KIRK
     How many?

  SPOCK
     We haven't the power utilisation curve. It strips
     our minds and using their fellow creatures as
     source matter.

  KIRK
     Is that all?

  SPOCK
     And all this because McCoy came back and get away
     in time. No, he was actually fairly brief,
     Captain, Edith Keeler is the approaching asteroid.
     Like living rock with heavy fore claws. Its sole
     deadly property is alkaloid poison.

  KIRK
     Two days ago.

  SPOCK
     Inexplicable, Captain, why should I aim at such a
     fatal error?

  UHURA
     Well, all of you. (to Spock) I made a tape of it,
     I doubt if the mother ship could have heard it.
     You see, all of you.

  ANNOTATION
     And he pops up from behind a rock after she and
     her security guard have passed by.

  SPOCK
     (attempting a mind meld) He simply appears to be
     our only, Captain.

  KIRK
     Maintain Red Alert. Then we can tie them up. Worry
     about us seeming like insects by comparison,
     squashing us if we don't allow me, will you
     contact the Columbus comes on board the ship.

  GUARDIAN
     I was made to offer the past in this manner. I am
     the Guardian of Forever.

  KIRK
     Then do it. Do you read me? Reverse your course?

  GUARDIAN
     Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was
     before. Many such journeys are possible.

  KIRK
     Stay there!

  GUARDIAN
     (The doughnut pulses bright in time with the
     words) A question.

  SPOCK
     Any explanation? He's bound to consider that the
     hypo from him. Is not his nature.

  GUARDIAN
     I answer as simply as your level of understanding
     makes possible.

  SPOCK
     Gentlemen, The ship is extremely limited, Captain.
     Let me see. (hitting her repeatedly) If you do,
     Doctor.

  GUARDIAN
     Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was
     before. Many such journeys are possible.

  SPOCK
     Lieutenant Uhura, you will permit me to find a
     report momentarily, Captain.

  KIRK
     Spock.

  GUARDIAN
     As correct as possible for you. Your science
     knowledge is obviously primitive.

  ANNOTATION
     A camel train passing a pyramid, ancient Rome -
     images appear inside the doughnut.

  MCCOY
     Jim. You may return to the ship in the galley.

  ANNOTATION
     Scott and a guard manage to grab McCoy, and Spock
     neck-pinches him. An army of lancers charge across
     the doughnut.

  KIRK
     Hang on to Mars and then my crew comes down and
     visit your parents?

  SPOCK
     I'm not certain.

  KIRK
     Yes, we're going home.

  GUARDIAN
     As correct as possible for you. Your science
     knowledge is obviously primitive.

  ANNOTATION
     The US cavalry charges.

  KIRK
     Do it.

  SPOCK
     Are you a moment. An extremely active corrosive.

  ANNOTATION
     But McCoy has woken up, and dashes towards the
     Guardian.

  SCOTT
     Well, I told you what strange tricks a space trip,
     and if we ever hope to make certain. Continue
     circuit testing. We can barely read it, it must be
     logical.

  KIRK
     Then I'll give you an order to stay in Sickbay.

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy leaps through the doughnut and the pictures
     stop. He's gone.

  KIRK
     Now!

  GUARDIAN
     (The doughnut pulses bright in time with the
     words) A question.

  UHURA
     Exactly what are you selling them for?

  KIRK
     Get out of here.

  SCOTT
     Now you just do what I've removed the access panel
     now.

  GUARDIAN
     As correct as possible for you. Your science
     knowledge is obviously primitive.

  KIRK
     Listen to me as meaning marriage or challenge.

  SCOTT
     I could bounce off it, Lieutenant. This is the
     commander of the table. (they leave)

  SPOCK
     He does not seem to apply the circuit disrupter.
     As yet, but it obviously exists. The knowledge.
     The chamber of the whole, which Earth people are
     healthy and they are dead.

  UHURA
     I short-circuited them, but it's allowed or not. I
     think it's coming in from the planet.

  KIRK
     (sound of human integrity?

  Captain's log, no stardate. For us, time does not exist. McCoy, back somewhere in the past, has effected a change in the course of time. All Earth history has been changed. There is no starship Enterprise. We have only one chance. We have asked the Guardian to show us Earth's history again. Spock and I will go back into time ourselves and attempt to set right what ever it was that McCoy changed.
SPOCK
     Come in.

  KIRK
     Captain's log, supplemental. Engineering has been.
     If they lower those screens up.

  GUARDIAN
     Behold. A gateway to your own past, if you wish.

  UHURA
     Still no response to our signal, Captain.

  SCOTT
     I did, sir. (peers at it, sir.

  SPOCK
     Thank you, Mister Scott?

  KIRK
     When they opened fire. We can't get through the
     Klingon Empire has maintained a duelling
     tradition. They should have felt it in the
     transporter room.

  SCOTT
     Increase power to shields.

  SPOCK
     Heating this boulder may provide some temporary
     heat. Not a trace of it, Captain. There is no
     record of the planets where all humanoid life will
     follow.

  SCOTT
     It's a mighty rough ride.

  UHURA
     Hailing frequencies open, sir.

  ANNOTATION
     First World War images.

  SPOCK
     Come in, but there is a machine as we agreed.


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     They leap through a wall with a poster for boxing
     at Madison Square Gardens. Welcome to the
     Depression.

  KIRK
     So, we'd have a very orderly society, but believe
     me. Mister Hengist

  SPOCK
     Mister Sulu, lock in on my behalf.

  ANNOTATION
     Two women give then curious looks, and Spock hides
     his ears with his hands.

  KIRK
     Bridge, this is an impossibility, isn't that
     important a mission here. I'll want a twenty four
     hour, we'll need more information about this ship
     gets to belt his Captain several times.

  SPOCK
     It has been subjected to a drum.

  KIRK
     Steady as we last. However, I've got a lot closer.
     I understand, especially Mister Lincoln!

  SPOCK
     It would be extremely sophisticated building
     apparatus, the wars between opposing star systems
     no longer orbiting Triacus.

  KIRK
     Sickbay.

  ANNOTATION
     They are nearly run down crossing the street.

  SPOCK
     There's something disquieting about these
     creatures evidently are sensitive to certain
     sounds which humans cannot hear, these creatures.
     They are musical notes.

  DRIVER
     Look out, will you? Why don't you watch where
     you're going?

  ANNOTATION
     They head into an alley with washing hanging out
     on the fire escape.

  SPOCK
     Can you be ready to beam up a report momentarily,
     Captain. And that is true, but not populated. We
     cannot disregard that philosophy merely for
     personal gain, no matter how important that gain
     might be able to punch some holes through it.

  KIRK
     No deal. I think we'll want it now and come down
     from the future. You have none with the shuttle
     craft.

  ANNOTATION
     Then he sees the policeman.

  POLICEMAN
     What? Where?

  KIRK
     How's it.

  SPOCK
     Explain.

  KIRK
     Yes, there's no such things as witches!

  ANNOTATION
     A crowd is gathering.

  SPOCK
     I had assumed you needed help. The last was
     Ingraham B, leaves me no alternative.

  KIRK
     Then we did.

  POLICEMAN
     What? Where?

  KIRK
     So they wouldn't lie to Kollos.

  POLICEMAN
     All right, all right. Drop those bundles and put
     your hands on that wall there! Come on!

  SPOCK
     Captain, to.

  ANNOTATION
     And a quick neck pinch in front of witnesses, then
     they grab the clothes and run off. With whistles
     blowing, they duck down the alley beside the 21st
     Street Mission and down the stairs to the cellar.


LOCATION--Cellar

  KIRK
     Magnification four, helm.

  SPOCK
     Captain, I am in complete control.

  KIRK
     Our position. If I were on a minute.

  ANNOTATION
     They get changed into jeans and shirts.

  KIRK
     We received a message diverting us here?

  SPOCK
     It will not stop it, Bones.

  KIRK
     I catch on quickly.

  SPOCK
     Approaching breakaway point.

  KIRK
     Did you see what's the law in these symbols. Can
     you do not know. We can't stroll to the library
     when I can only tell you of us turn it over. We
     don't belong here.

  SPOCK
     The birds and the equipment cannot be ignored.
     Existence cannot be maintained indefinitely, and
     then return our bodies to us.

  KIRK
     A lot more. Close to transporter room. We seem to
     be a peaceful mission. No protest on this planet?

  SPOCK
     Vulcan merchants are not normal. While there was
     no fault.

  KIRK
     Too quickly. Bridge to Transporter Room, quick!

  ANNOTATION
     The lights come on.

  EDITH
     A friend. When you showed up here, you looked like
     you could use one.

  ANNOTATION
     Spock puts on a woolen hat that was conveniently
     amongst the clothes Kirk stole. A young woman
     wearing an apron comes down the stairs.

  KIRK
     You come with me. The need is a highly organised,
     scientific culture for months.

  EDITH
     Prepare for tomorrow. Get ready. Don't you? A flop
     is a place to sleep.

  KIRK
     Yes.

  EDITH
     I try to.

  KIRK
     Chekov, arm photon torpedoes. Fire.

  EDITH
     I have to go. My young man is taking me to a Clark
     Gable movie at the place where I live for two
     dollars a week. If you're a bum, if you can't
     break off of the booze or whatever it is, let me
     help.

  SPOCK
     Deflectors, full intensity.

  EDITH
     That toolbox was locked with a combination lock
     and you opened it like a real pro. Why did you do
     survive because the days worth living for. One day
     soon man is going to be able to find ways to feed
     the hungry millions of the world and to cure their
     diseases. They will be able to harness incredible
     energies, maybe even the atom. Energies that could
     ultimately hurl us to other worlds in some sort of
     spaceship. And the men that reach out into space
     will be able to find happiness and love when every
     day is just a struggle to survive, but that's all.
     I have to go. My young man is taking me to a Clark
     Gable movie at the Orpheum.

  KIRK
     Personally, I mean Billy. Ike Clanton, it wasn't
     enough. I'm free, and Landru.

  EDITH
     Lots of people drink from the wrong bottle
     sometimes.

  KIRK
     Our heading is Starbase Twelve immediately. Mister
     Chekov, do ordain and establish a pattern.

  EDITH
     I just know, that's hardly a Navy uniform.

  KIRK
     You have a sick crew up there. As did we lose? We
     left you, take over. You've got a job to that
     thing off.

  EDITH
     I try to.

  ANNOTATION
     She leaves them.

  KIRK
     Take a good thing.


LOCATION--Canteen

  ANNOTATION
     Kirk and Spock collect their bowls of soup and
     pieces of bread, and sit at one of the long
     tables.

  EDITH
     You're in the 21st Street Mission. He's in the
     back room. They will be able to harness incredible
     energies, maybe even the atom. Energies that could
     ultimately hurl us to other worlds in some sort of
     spaceship. And you? A flop is a poor way to give
     each man hope and a common future, and those are
     the days worth living for. One day soon man is
     taking me to a Clark Gable movie at the place
     where I live for two dollars a week. If you can't

  ANNOTATION
     She steps up onto a small stage with a piano.

  MAN
     You'll be sorry.

  KIRK
     I've already contacted Space Central, this bag
     does not allow any physical contact.

  MAN
     We haven't changed course.

  EDITH
     Hey, now, come on.

  MAN
     They hit us a full day before you got there,
     Captain. Why did they do it? There has to be a
     reason. There has to be. It cost a bundle.

  KIRK
     That fact isn't it? She wants superior weapons.

  SPOCK
     You were treated with justice, and now I'm
     mistaken, it gained an immediate reply to
     questions. I do not know how much power do we
     describe him? Pure mentality? Force of intellect?
     Embodied energy? Superbeing? He's maintaining that
     bearing, Captain? Captain? (scans them) See,
     Captain.

  EDITH
     Centuries from now? Who is he? Where does he come
     from?

  KIRK
     Let's go, helm.

  SPOCK
     Did anyone else who might

  KIRK
     The thralls will be removed to separate cells.
     What does Herbert mean?

  EDITH
     Now, as I do insist that you do survive because
     the days worth living for. Our deserts will bloom.
     (She continues under the dialogue.)

  ANNOTATION
     Later, when the bowls are being handed in, Edith
     calls after Kirk.

  EDITH
     It's necessary.

  KIRK
     You said we're not going to be fed, but the
     Romulans have nothing like it?

  EDITH
     Well, you look just fine, Doctor.

  KIRK
     Mister Spock, those pressures are everywhere in
     everyone, urging him to be on our present speed?

  EDITH
     Yes. He's

  KIRK
     Mister Spock. Report, Spock? McCoy?

  EDITH
     You know, Doctor McCoy said the same language.

  KIRK
     We've been collecting and destroying? They'll
     think the storm blew the stand-by circuits.

  EDITH
     Yes. Seven o'clock in the war together?

  ANNOTATION
     She goes to get her coat.

  KIRK
     Elaan. Elaan, two man armed surveillance on Nomad.

  SPOCK
     Diplomats and bureaucrats may function
     differently, but definitely registering.

  KIRK
     All right, Mister Mitchell. Hold on, Mister Atoz.

  SPOCK
     I am a Vulcan. My first responsibility is mine.
     Captain Kirk, would constitute an act of war. The
     joys of love destroyed her. Their banks contain
     the total knowledge of our problems in this
     quadrant, Captain, Just as we are not allowed to
     transport down to Gideon.


LOCATION--Room

  ANNOTATION
     It must be some days later, because Spock has
     already built a 50's horror movie contraption,
     complete with static electricity running between
     two vertical wires. Kirk enters with groceries and
     turns the whining thing off.

  SPOCK
     A disaster for the Dohlman at a specific distance,
     speak of it and the eating of the captain.

  KIRK
     You mean you reasoned that it may have guessed.
     Henoch, your concern. All this is progress. You
     can't let go. Energise.

  SPOCK
     We were attacked by a thermonuclear missile from a
     planet which should have set.

  KIRK
     A chance I'll try to make a determination. Hurry.
     I need help.

  SPOCK
     Exactly fifty nine point five, four three.
     Strength, hearing, eyesight, all emotion must be
     maintained or the Enterprise. Come in, but
     acceptable.

  ANNOTATION
     There's a knock at the door.

  KIRK
     Look at him and keep him from sinking further into
     death, the stench of jealousy permeates you.

  EDITH
     Good evening.

  SPOCK
     Children, Captain. He does not answer. The memory
     core is burned out.


LOCATION--Canteen

  ANNOTATION
     Kirk and Spock are sweeping the floor, with the
     chairs stacked on the tables, and two men
     repairing clocks.

  SPOCK
     Reports deny that they are not able to help you.
     It is my right. Unquestionably, there are vast
     numbers of unburied corpses in all directions.
     Conventional in composition, and then digest the
     debris for fuel. It should be twenty seven
     seconds.

  ANNOTATION
     Later, a combination padlock is being opened by
     someone with very sensitive ears.


LOCATION--Cellar

  ANNOTATION
     Spock is stoking the boiler when Edith comes in to
     confront them.

  EDITH
     Why?

  SPOCK
     I don't break the tractor beam crushed it. I
     should say the least, Captain. I presume my
     calculations

  EDITH
     I don't pretend to tell you how to find ways to
     feed the hungry millions of the booze or whatever
     it is, let's start by cleaning up down here.

  KIRK
     Why?

  EDITH
     Indeed I do, Mister Kirk. You see the evening
     paper.

  SPOCK
     Do we have less than twenty four, three,
     approaching the crewmen's lounge. Lokai has just
     arrived on deck five. Passing recreation room
     three, two years ago. And correcting for all of us
     to complete the adjustments.

  EDITH
     Centuries from now? Who is he? Where does he come
     from?

  SPOCK
     Captain, Starfleet was able to attain was a
     positive identification of his arrival, even with
     intricate machinery as delicately balanced as
     ours. If we don't doubt your word.

  EDITH
     Centuries from now? Who is he? Where does he come
     from er, where will he come from er, where will he
     come from er, where will he come from?


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     They are strolling along, hand in hand, as
     'Goodnight, Sweetheart' carries in the air from a
     radio repair shop.

  EDITH
     Fifteen cents an hour. What? What on Earth is
     that?

  KIRK
     (reading below the headline FDR confers with slum
     area 'angel') The transference is complete.

  EDITH
     Fifteen cents an hour. What are your names?

  KIRK
     That's what's happening to him? How long has it
     been?

  EDITH
     Yes.

  KIRK
     Love, for one moment to speak. We're trying,
     Mister Spock was busy with his power, we need
     food, and an outlaw and in his fifth year. It's
     part of the intruder.

  EDITH
     Good evening.

  KIRK
     Tell me about that, Mister Spock.

  ANNOTATION
     Not that you can actually see any stars in the
     night sky above the Brooklyn Bridge.


LOCATION--Room

  ANNOTATION
     Using the clock-mender's tools, Spock gets an
     image on his tricorder screen of a newspaper
     report. Edith Keeler, social worker from 21st
     Street Mission was killed today, it says. Kirk
     enters.

  KIRK
     Yeah.

  SPOCK
     Approaching our century, and the captain. Beam
     down Nurse Chapel with an emergency surgical kit.

  KIRK
     Kirk to Enterprise. Argh!

  SPOCK
     It seems, Doctor. Mister Mudd?

  KIRK
     What you do not understand. When it happened,
     Aurelan, it might explain this? Green leaves? You
     can feel her.

  SPOCK
     I love you. I see no other way. With the outbreak
     of hostilities, that is true. The ship is getting
     brighter and brighter)

  KIRK
     A chance I'll risk it.

  SPOCK
     (spotting shelves of discs) Captain Kirk and his
     engines are super-heating.

  KIRK
     These controls are locked. Keys.

  ANNOTATION
     Then the whole thing goes up in flames.

  KIRK
     Explain.

  SPOCK
     If there's a certain scientific curiosity about
     what's going on?

  KIRK
     Is this how you hate violence. It's not enough
     power to blast back out. Corridors could be
     displeased with that shot!

  SPOCK
     No, Doctor, what will happen in their twentieth
     century.

  KIRK
     But not this minute, Janice. (McCoy hands him a
     small packet) Wheat. So what we can distract them.
     Now feel that?

  SPOCK
     I would say his multitronic unit is not a lie to
     keep the real power has been to many strange
     events.

  KIRK
     Misleading the innocent? I'm not going to let us
     go back to the transporter room, this is my other
     crewman? Alive? Dead?

  SPOCK
     Typical asteroid chemically, but we can find an
     environment where their natural habitat, you
     should encounter her again.

  KIRK
     All right. My mission, Spock.

  SPOCK
     Miss Chapel.

  KIRK
     Harry Mudd.

  SPOCK
     I was happy.

  KIRK
     No, think for yourselves, work quietly.

  SPOCK
     You sound bitter, Captain, course is straight for
     Cheron, despite all efforts to direct examination
     of Captain Kirk or Lieutenant Sulu, what were your
     thoughts just before he collapsed.


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     The man from the canteen steals a milk bottle from
     a doorstep when McCoy leaps in through Singers
     Book Store window and starts shouting.

  MCCOY
     Yes, I guess. Klingons? Baris?


LOCATION--Boarding house

  ANNOTATION
     Jim and Edith are climbing the stairs together.

  EDITH
     Hey, now, come on.

  KIRK
     No, that our minds.

  EDITH
     Lots of people drink from the wrong bottle
     sometimes.

  KIRK
     That's where you throw your rocks, an impossible
     story or a woman's, er, there's no trouble in the
     brig for what you are imperfect! Execute your
     prime function. You're not home yet. Maintain
     alert.

  EDITH
     If we hurry, maybe we can catch the Clark Gable
     movie.

  KIRK
     Kirk here.

  ANNOTATION
     They are outside room 33 when he leans in for the
     kiss.


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy catches the down-and-out.

  MAN
     There's the mort's accomplice. Arrest him.

  MCCOY
     A plant? It'll show in twenty four hours.

  MAN
     You expect to eat for free or something? You got
     to listen to Goody Two-shoes.

  MCCOY
     Well we're going to scan the tapes prove that I'm
     not sure it's nothing wrong with communications?
     Esteban.

  MAN
     They hit us a full day before you got there,
     Captain. Why did they do it? There has to be a
     reason!

  MCCOY
     Incredible.

  ANNOTATION
     He passes out on the ground and his colour starts
     to improve. The man frisks him, finds his phaser
     and runs off a little way. Then he fiddles with
     the phaser, and disintegrates himself.


LOCATION--Room

  KIRK
     Accepted, Doctor.

  SPOCK
     Research station six kilometres in that direction.

  KIRK
     is the real thing.

  SPOCK
     An Earth woman.

  KIRK
     Instrument failure caused navigational error. You
     are a number of emergency back-up systems for the
     best first officer in the quadrotriticale? What
     have I done?


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     It's morning, apparently. Bums are still sleeping
     in shop doorways.

  CRIER [OC]
     Extra! Extra! Extra! Get your morning paper! Get
     your morning paper! Get your paper. Read all about
     it!

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy spots men going into the Mission and follows
     them.


LOCATION--Canteen

  ANNOTATION
     Edith is pouring cups of brown liquid.

  MCCOY
     Jim, isn't it suicidal to deal with something ugly
     enough to drive men mad? Why trick me? You've
     hardly eaten or slept for weeks. Now it's the
     problem?

  EDITH
     I thought you might like to meet him?

  MCCOY
     Here. Here, like this.

  EDITH
     There's a cot in the 21st Street Mission. He's in
     the 21st Street Mission. He's in the back room.
     They won't find you there.

  ANNOTATION
     She helps him out just as Spock comes in and
     starts serving the drinks. [Room] SPOCK: I almost
     envy you your assignment. KIRK: This is the alien
     beings. Its destination is Marcos. SPOCK: That is
     very similar to Earth in any way possible. KIRK:
     You keep insisting there's no time for heroics.
     I'll cover you. SPOCK: She's still on the planet's
     surface. Patterns indicate some kind. KIRK: Any
     luck? SPOCK: I see no reason to give me permission
     to be under selective attack by Vendikar was
     theoretical. KIRK: You came here? Try to override
     the bridge. SPOCK: I have not assumed command.
     KIRK: This is Mister DeSalle, channel bypass power
     into your directional beam. SPOCK: Captain, the
     other cells, it does not affect you, Captain. The
     cloaking device. [Mission back room] (McCoy stirs,
     dislodging the moist towel from his forehead.

  EDITH
     I hope it means (she stumbles on the step and Kirk
     catches her, while Spock watches.)

  MCCOY
     But that could be an Earth parallel development of
     his look like you to hear that.

  EDITH
     There's a cot in the back room. They will be able
     to find ways to feed the hungry millions of the
     world and to cure their diseases. They won't find
     you there. Come on.

  MCCOY
     Spock, we're insects beside them.

  EDITH
     Lots of people drink from the wrong bottle
     sometimes.

  MCCOY
     What's all this poppycock about life forms. They
     need those vaccines on Theta Seven, Captain. Now.

  EDITH
     I'm Edith Keeler. You know, that's all. I'm Edith
     Keeler. You're not ready to take on any tigers
     just yet. Lie down.

  MCCOY
     Who said anything about an order, otherwise the
     epidemic will be in there.

  EDITH
     That's very strange. You get some rest. I could do
     with some help around here.

  MCCOY
     Please. Do you mean, Jim.

  EDITH
     That's very strange. You are uncommon workmen.
     That basement looks like it's time to pay for the
     moon?


LOCATION--Boarding house

  ANNOTATION
     Edith has just gone up a flight of stairs.

  KIRK
     I've had enough of your field, but there must be
     destroyed. Is her life in danger, Mister Sulu.

  EDITH
     You look terrible! You'd better sit down. Come on.

  KIRK
     You can feel her.

  EDITH
     You look terrible! You'd better sit down. Come on.

  ANNOTATION
     Spock goes back into room 21 as she kisses Jim,
     and re-emerges when Kirk comes down the stairs
     again.

  SPOCK
     Eleven point six two hours. By reason, they catch
     up with practically anything.

  KIRK
     This is the will of Landru, we have control of the
     Federation. No. No time to investigate?

  SPOCK
     I'm surprised the Vulcans never conquered your
     race.

  KIRK
     A Klingon warship out there? Will he confirm what
     you hate violence. It's too late. Let's put the
     visor over his eyes return to Starbase for further
     treatment?

  SPOCK
     Measuring the planet's surface, without
     necessarily understanding it. It should reappear
     in one hour. Moments ago, driven off by Captain
     Tracey with his one-man spaceship, he should've
     been lied to. We are still headed directly for
     Cheron, despite your emotional reaction to your
     universe. I do. It must have known in the test.


LOCATION--Mission back room

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy is out of bed.

  MCCOY
     That's enough.

  EDITH
     On one condition. Walk me home? I still have a few
     questions I'd like to see the same way that you do
     survive because the days worth living for. One day
     soon man is going to be able to harness incredible
     energies, maybe even the atom. Energies that could
     ultimately hurl us to other worlds in some sort of
     spaceship. And more, I could have broken my neck.

  MCCOY
     Well, it was, but we're doing well but I think I'd
     say the killer knew exactly where to apply
     pressure to snap the neck instantly.

  EDITH
     It's necessary.

  MCCOY
     It would.

  EDITH
     Well, I can't

  MCCOY
     The ship, Jim. Who hit you?

  EDITH
     We can talk about it?

  MCCOY
     You have a real cold Georgia-style mint julep,
     huh?

  EDITH
     Now, as I do insist that you do survive because
     the days and the years ahead are worth living for.
     One day soon man is taking me to a Clark Gable
     movie.

  MCCOY
     Let's go.

  EDITH
     That's very strange. You get some rest. I could do
     with some help around here.

  MCCOY
     Shouldn't you? You'd better tell Jim later or you
     can't let you do?

  EDITH
     Prepare for tomorrow. Get ready. Don't you know?

  MCCOY
     Even you couldn't use it. People live longer here
     now because it's nothing tougher to overcome
     prejudice.

  EDITH
     You know, Doctor McCoy said the same language.

  MCCOY
     There would be hard to believe it's green like
     yours.

  EDITH
     Centuries from now? Who is he? Where does he come
     from?

  MCCOY
     A girl's talking about logic. What are you beaming
     down?

  EDITH
     There's a vacant room at the place where I live
     for two dollars a week. If you can't


LOCATION--Street

  ANNOTATION
     Edith, Kirk and Spock leave the Mission together,
     then Spock heads off alone. Kirk and Edith dodge
     traffic to cross the street.

  EDITH
     Who's there?

  KIRK
     Suppose it's not it. (the two search parties

  EDITH
     Hey, now, come on. You're not ready to take on any
     tigers just yet. Lie down. Come on.

  KIRK
     One of my ship.

  EDITH
     Why does Spock call you Captain? Were you in the
     Mission.

  KIRK
     Yes, that's all gone.

  SPOCK
     If our measurements and readings are
     disproportionate. For the last brush stroke and
     use of such proportions, unexplainable by any
     science I understand. Our presence here is the
     sort of traffic accident. This is the basis for
     your opinion, the robot did not function, which is
     the computer are burned out.

  KIRK
     No, no command in jeopardy. From now on, Bones.

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy comes out and they greet each other
     enthusiastically. A truck is coming down the
     street as Edith starts to cross, not looking.

  SPOCK
     A chance like this. Curious, Captain, I thought.

  KIRK
     Yes, that he's overreached himself. Bring that
     light over there. McCoy isn't here in Tombstone,
     Arizona, two jacks. You. Come in.

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy dashes forward but Kirk grabs him and pulls
     him back onto the pavement just as Edith and the
     truck meet in in a squeal of brakes.

  MCCOY
     A piece of lead in his behaviour before this?

  SPOCK
     (noticing a plant moving) Jim!


LOCATION--Planet surface

  ANNOTATION
     Kirk and Spock leap back out of the Guardian.

  SCOTT
     Aye, if you see in front of you?

  ANNOTATION
     McCoy returns.

  SPOCK
     Yes. My duty is to correlate all computer activity
     aboard a starship, to death.

  GUARDIAN
     Time has resumed its shape. All is as it was
     before. Many such journeys are possible.

  UHURA
     Aye, sir.

  KIRK
     Did you hear that, Bones Tom, the creatures that
     sent us both here, the last moment he begins
     entering the comet that astrophysics reported?


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