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"Captain's Log, stardate 1533.6. Now manoeuvring to come alongside cargo
vessel Antares. Its Captain and First officer are beaming over to us
with an unusual passenger."
Kirk: "All right,
Chief, begin materialisation. Captain Ramart, I'm Captain Kirk." |
Ramart: "This is my navigator Tom Nellis."
Kirk: "How do you do?"
Nellis: "How do you do?"
Ramart: "And this is our young castaway Charlie, Charlie Evans. His
Kirk: "Mister Evans. We've heard a great deal about you. Welcome
Ramart: "Wonderful boy, Charlie. Its been an honour having him
Nellis: "Why, it's been a great pleasure. The things that he's
learned in the last."
Ramart: "Absolutely. To think this boy spent practically his whole
life alone on that planet. Everyone killed, just a few microtapes to learn
Charlie: "How many humans like me on this ship?"
Ramart: "Like a whole city in space, Charlie. Over four hundred in
the crew of a starship, aren't there, Captain?"
Kirk: "Four hundred and twenty eight, to be exact. Is there anything
we can do for you, Captain? Medical supplies,
Charlie: "Hundreds. All human, like me. That's exciting. Is that the
Nellis: "That's perfect. It's the exact word."
Ramart: "You see. We'd like to keep Charlie with us, but with his
closest living relatives on Colony Five and your vessel going that way,
Charlie: "I'd like to see your ship now. All of it. The people and
Kirk: "You keep interrupting, Mister Evans. That's considered wrong."
Charlie: "I'm sorry."
Kirk: "We have a large supply of entertainment tapes, gentlemen."
Ramart: "No, we've a tight schedule to make, Captain. Just twenty
us, we're making out fine."
Kirk: "This must be a space first. A transport ship that doesn't need
Kirk: "Not even Sarian brandy?
Ramart: We're fine, thank you. Pleasant journey, Captain."
Kirk: "Thank you." (the pair are beamed off)
"Captain's Log, stardate 1533.7. We have taken aboard an unusual
passenger for transport to Colony Alpha Five. Charles Evans, the sole
survivor of a transport crash fourteen years ago. The child, alone from
age three, has not only survived, but has grown to intelligent, healthy
McCoy: "Tell me.
The ship's supply of food concentrates couldn't have lasted fourteen years."
Charlie: "After that I found other things to eat, just growing
McCoy: "And you learned to talk by just listening to the ship's
Charlie: "The memory banks still worked. They talked to me, and
McCoy: "You're four-oh."
McCoy: "Four-oh. One hundred percent. Sound of wind and limb."
Charlie: "That, that Captain. Kirk?"
Charlie: "Why does he call me Mister Evans?"
McCoy: "Because that's your name."
Charlie: "He's not, well, he isn't like Captain Ramart."
McCoy: "Well, no. Captain Kirk is one of a kind, Charlie."
Charlie: "Do you like me?"
McCoy: "Why not?"
Charlie: "Some, the other ship, they didn't like me. I tried. I'm
trying to make people like me. I want them to like me."
McCoy: "Most seventeen year olds do. Come on, let's go. I'll show you
to your quarters."
brought you a present." |
Rand: "Oh, thank you. I really appreciate it, but, but I have to go.
I'm on duty."
Charlie: "Do you like that kind?"
Rand: "Yes, I, it's my favourite. Where did you get it? They don't
have any in the ship's stores."
Charlie: "It's a present."
Rand: "I know, but where did? Gee, I'm late, Charlie. I really have
Charlie: "Can't you stay and talk a little while?"
Rand: "Look, I'm off duty at fourteen hundred. Why don't you join me
in recreation room six, deck three."
Charlie: "You got a deal, friend." (slaps her bottom)
Charlie: "I thought. Don't be angry. I didn't, I wanted."
Rand: "Charlie, you, you, you just don't go around slapping girls on
the. It's okay, but er, just don't do it again."
Charlie: "Don't be angry."
Rand: "Look, why don't you tell Captain Kirk or Doctor McCoy what you
did. They'll explain it to you. Okay?"
Charlie: "I will."
McCoy: "But tell
me, what reason would he have to lie if there are Thasians?" |
Spock: "That is a very intriguing question. Scanners show no
disturbances in this quadrant, Captain."
Kirk: "Good. Doctor McCoy, Mister Spock is working out..."
Uhura: "Excuse me, Captain. Status report."
Kirk: "Thank you. He's working out a training program for Charlie
history, his own background, that sort of thing. I'd like you
to give him the necessary medical orientation on the problems of, um, er,
McCoy: "Well, don't you think it'd be better for a strong father
image like you? He already looks up to you."
Kirk: "The job is yours, Bones. Flattery will get you nowhere."
Spock: "Doctor, didn't the boy make any reference at all to
Kirk: "Do you believe the legend, Mister Spock, that Thasians still
exist on that planet in some form?"
Spock: "Charlie's very existence proves in fact there must be some
intelligent form of life on Thasus. He could not possibly have survived
alone. The ship's food concentrates would have been exhausted in a year or
McCoy: By which time he would have been eating fruits, vegetables."
Spock: "Probes of Thasus indicate very little edible plant life."
McCoy: "And probes have been known to be wrong, Spock."
McCoy: "Doctor, are you speaking scientifically or emotionally?"
Kirk: "Gentlemen, the fact is the boy is here and he's alive and he
needs our help."
McCoy: "And he needs a guide and he needs a father image, Jim."
Kirk: "Hmm. I'll depend on your astute abilities to supply him with
that, or find him one."
(Spock is strumming his
lyre when Uhura starts humming. Spock stops)
Uhura: "I'm sorry. I did it again, didn't I. (Spock smirks and
begins playing again) (singing) Oh, on the starship Enterprise There's
someone who's in Satan's guise Whose devil ears and devil eyes Could rip
your heart from you. At first, his look could hypnotise And then his
touch would barbarise His alien love could victimise
And rip your heart
from you. And that's why female astronauts, Oh, very female astronauts
Wait terrified and overwrought To find what he will do. Oh, girls in
space, be wary, be wary, be wary, Girls in space, be wary. We know not
what he'll do."
Rand: "One more time!"
Uhura: (singing) "Now from a planet out in space, there comes a
lad, not commonplace. A-seeking out his first embrace. He's saving it
for you. Oh, Charlie's our new darling, our darling, our darling.
Charlie's our new darling. We know not what he'll do." (Uhura suddenly
loses her voice and the lyre makes no sound)
Kirk: "On Earth
today, it's Thanksgiving. If the crew has to eat synthetic meat loaf, I
want it to look like turkey."
you boost your power, Antares. We're barely reading your transmission."
Ramart (Over communications):
at full output, Enterprise. I must speak to Captain Kirk."
here, Captain Ramart."
Ramart (Over communications):
we're just barely in range. I've got to warn..."
"They're not transmitting."
wasn't very well constructed."
the area of the Antares transmission with our probe scanners, Mister
think something happened to the Antares, Charlie?"
"Picking up some debris on our scanners, Captain."
about the Antares?"
"The debris is what's left of the Antares."
Log, stardate 1535.8. USFA headquarters notified of the mysterious loss of
science probe vessel Antares."|
Charlie. I was looking for you. I'd like you to meet Tina Lawton, Yeoman
Third Class. Charlie Evans." |
Tina: "Hello, Charlie."
Rand: "I thought you might enjoy meeting someone your own age."
Charlie: "Can I talk to you, alone."
Rand: "Charlie, Tina's..."
Tina: "Excuse me. I must be wanted somewhere."
Rand: "That was, that was rude and completely uncalled-for."
Charlie: "But I don't need her. I want to talk to you."
Rand: "That's no excuse. You'd better learn that right now. You have
to live with people, Charlie. You're not alone anymore."
Charlie: "But she's not as. She doesn't. She's not the same. Not like
you. She's, she's just a girl. You're, you smell like a girl. All
girls on the ship they, they look just like Tina. You're the only one who
looks like you. You can understand, can't you? You know about being with
somebody? Wanting to be? If I had the whole universe I'd give it to you.
When I see you, I feel like I'm hungry all over. Hungry. Do you know how
do you know anything about this chess piece? Did you notice anything
peculiar in them when we were using them this afternoon?"
sir. Is that all?"
no. No, no. Sit down. Charlie, being seventeen is more than how many
years you've lived. It's a whole other thing. Doctor McCoy could
probably explain the biological conditions. Well, let's,
let's use a
specific. Yeoman Rand is a woman."
I won't hit her like that anymore."
there's more to it than that."
I do or say is wrong. I'm in the way, I don't know the rules, and when I
learn something and try to do it, suddenly I'm wrong!"
don't know what I am or what I'm supposed to be, or even who. I don't
know why I hurt so much inside all the time."
live, believe me. There's nothing wrong with you that hasn't gone wrong
with every other human male since the model first came up."
if you care for someone? What do you do?"
go slow. You be gentle. I mean,
it's not a one-way street, you know, how
you feel and that's all. It's how the girl feels, too. Don't press,
Charlie. If the girl feels anything for you at all, you'll know it. Do
don't think Janice. You. She could love me!"
not the girl, Charlie. The years are wrong, for one thing, and there are
if I did what you said! If I was gentle!"
there are a million things in this universe you can have and there are a
million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the
way things are.
Charlie: Then what am I going to do?"
on tight and survive. Everybody does."
Charlie. Me, too."
trying, but I don't know how."
Kirk: "Go to
Charlie: "He was going to hurt me."
Kirk: "Go to your quarters or I'll pick you up and carry you
have been referred to in our records as having the power to transmute
objects or render substances invisible. It has generally been regarded as
legend, but Charlie does seems to possess this same power." |
Kirk: "What are chances that Charlie's not an Earthling, that he's a
McCoy: "No, I don't think so, not unless they're exactly like
The development of his fingers and toes exactly matches the present
development of mans on Earth."
Kirk: "Well, whatever he is, we have some idea of the power he has. I
know what I saw him do in the gymnasium."
McCoy: "Considering the effect a normal adolescent has on a home,
Charlie with the power he has."
Kirk: "Short-tempered, because he doesn't understand. He needs, he
wants. Nothing happens fast enough."
Spock: The probability is he's responsible for the destruction of the
Antares, which would indicate a total disregard for human life."
Kirk: "He doesn't understand what life is. He's a boy."
McCoy: "Well, what do we do with this boy, Jim? How do we keep him
Kirk: "It goes even further than that, Doctor. We can't take him with
us to Earth Colony Five. Can you imagine what he'd do in an open, normal
environment. I've talked with him, listened. He's a boy in a man's body,
trying to be an adult with the adolescence in him
getting in the way."
Spock: "And with a weapon in him which could destroy you or anyone,
anywhere on this ship."
McCoy: "Well, for the moment he's stopped. You're an authority he
Spock: "Agreed. The struggle must remain between you and him. Should
any of us interfere..." (Charlie enters under guard)
Charlie: "You wanted to ask me
something, he said."
Kirk: "Are you responsible for what happened to the Antares,
Kirk: "Answer me."
Charlie: "Yes. There was a warped baffle-plate on the shield of
energy pile. I made it go away. It
would've blown up anyway. Well they
weren't nice to me!
They wanted to get rid of me. They don't now."
Kirk: "What about us, Charlie?"
Charlie: "I don't know." (leaves)
Spock: "We're in the hands of an adolescent."
raise Colony Five. I want to speak directly to the governor." |
Uhura: "Yes, sir."
Kirk: "Navigator, lay a course away from Colony Five. Buy me some
Navigator: "Yes, sir."
(Uhura's console short-circuits and she is thrown to the floor)
Kirk: "Spock, get the doctor up here on the double. How bad is it?"
Uhura: "I think it's all right, sir. Sir, there's no reason for that
panel to cross-circuit like that. I checked it over myself not fifteen
Navigator: "Captain! I can't feed any course co-ordinates into the
panel, sir. It rejects the course change."
Pilot: "Helm doesn't respond either, sir."
Kirk: "Mister Spock, you getting any readings on your instruments?"
Spock: "Yes, sir. There's a Tyger, tyger, burning bright in the
forest of the night."
Kirk: "Mister Spock."
Spock: "I'm trying to Saturn rings around my head, down a road that's
Charlie: "You're trying to change course, Captain. You can't do that.
I want to get to Colony Five as soon as we can."
Kirk: "Release the transmitter."
Charlie: "You don't need all that subspace chatter."
McCoy: "What's going on here? Spock calls me to the Bridge and goes
into some kind of poetry."
Kirk: "See to her, Doctor".
Spock: "Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered, weak and
Charlie: "Very nice, Mister Ears. Oh, I can make him do anything,
whirl around, laugh, anything."
Kirk: "That's enough, Charlie."
Charlie: "Don't you think he's funny? I think he's funny."
Kirk: "Leave my crew alone."
Kirk, my instruments show we're receiving a message on subspace frequency
three, ship-to-ship. I can't hear it, sir." |
Kirk: "Are you creating that message, Charlie, or you're blocking one
that's coming in."
Charlie: "It's my game, Captain. You have to find out. Like you said,
that's how the game's played. You can have it now. I've
locked on course for
Colony Five again." (leaves)
Kirk: "I've waited long enough. I'm going to take him on."
McCoy: "You don't have any special immunity. Not anymore. Pushed far
enough, he'd send you off to oblivion, too."
Kirk: "Mister Spock?"
Spock: "Out of the question."
Kirk: "Wait a minute. Does Charlie? Now, wait, Spock, has he
away with anybody since he took over?"
Spock: "Not so far as we know."
Kirk: "Maybe he can't. Could be he's overreached himself. It's a big
ship. He's taken full control. If we could tax his power, turn on every
device on the ship, every circuit, every light, all of it, and while he's
fighting that, if I could distract him, maybe you could tranquilize him,
keep him under until we reach Colony Five."
McCoy: "Risky, Jim."
Kirk: "If we don't try, Doctor, he'll get rid of us anyway. There's
no choice, gentlemen, none at all."
Charlie: "I can make you all go away anytime I want to."
Kirk: "Get out of my chair, Charlie, and get out of it now."
Charlie: "I've got your ship, Captain."
Charlie: "Stop it.
I said stop it!" |
Spock: "Captain, the navigation console is clear now. The ship is
answering the helm."
Uhura: "Sir, something off our starboard bow. The message says
they're from Thasus." (Rand reappears)
Rand: "Captain, how did I?"
Kirk: "It's all right, Yeoman."
Spock: "Sensors show there something's there, Captain. Deflectors
indicate no solid substance."
Charlie: "No! Oh, no, please, don't let them take me. I can't live
with them anymore."
Thasian: "I have
taken my form from centuries ago, so that I may communicate with you. We did
not realise until too late that the boy had gone, and we are saddened that
his escape cost the lives of the first ship. We could not help them, but we
have returned your people and your ship to you. Everything is as it was."
Charlie: "I won't do it again. Please, I'll be good. I won't ever do
it again. I'm sorry about the Antares. I'm
sorry! When I came aboard!
Please, I want to go with you. Help me!
Kirk: "The boy belongs with his own kind."
Thasian: "That would be impossible".
Kirk: "With training, we can teach him to live in our society. If he
can be taught not to use his power."
Thasian: "We gave him the power so he could live. He will use it,
always, and he would destroy you and your kind, or you would be
destroy him to save yourselves."
Kirk: "Is there nothing you can do?"
Thasian: "We offer him life, and we will take care of him. Come,
Charlie: "Oh, please, don't let them take me. I can't even touch
them! Janice, they can't feel. Not like you! They don't love! Please, I want
to stay." (fades away)
Kirk: "It's all
right, Yeoman. It's all over now."