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(Over Comm): "All sections, security check in progress. Report. Forward
Kirk: "We're entering standard orbit, Nurse. It won't be much
Crewman (Over Comm): "Forward scanner to Bridge."
Kirk: "I understand you gave up a career in bio-research to sign
aboard a starship."
"I know he's alive down there, Captain."
Crewman 2 (Over Comm): "Aft scanner to Bridge, Status report,
please. Engineering controls."
Kirk: "It's been five years since his last message."
Chapel: "Roger's a very determined man. He'd find a way to live."
Uhura: "Beginning signals to surface, sir."
Kirk: "Put it on all frequencies, Lieutenant."
"Ship's record banks show little we don't already know about this
planet, Captain. Gravity is one point one of Earth, atmosphere within
Kirk: "But the surface temperature of that planet is one hundred
degrees below zero."
Spock: "It may have been inhabited once, but the sun in this
system has been fading steadily for a half million years. Now,
Korby, often called the Pasteur of archaeological medicine. His
translation of medical records from the Orion ruins revolutionised our
Kirk: "Required reading at the academy, Mister Spock. I've always
wanted to meet him. Do you think there's any chance of him still being
Uhura: "I've tried all frequencies, sir. No return signal."
Crewman (Over Comm): "Warp capacity point zero seven and
Crewman 2 (Over Comm): "Communicator, we need more lines to the
Chapel: "His last signal told about finding underground caverns."
Kirk: "And since then two expeditions have failed to find him."
Uhura: "I've run all frequencies a second time. There's no..."
Korby (Over Comm): "Enterprise, come in, Enterprise. This is
Roger Korby. Repeating, this is Doctor Roger Korby. Do you read me,
Enterprise? This is Doctor Roger Korby standing by."
"Captain's log, Stardate 2712.4. A signal from planet Exo 3. Doctor Roger
Korby has been located, he and part of his expedition remaining alive due to
the discovery of underground ruins Ieft by the former inhabitants of this
"Enterprise to Korby. We have your co-ordinates pin-pointed. We're
preparing to beam down a party. It may interest you that we have aboard
Korby (Over Comm): "I've a rather unusual request, Captain Kirk.
Beam down alone, just yourself. We've made discoveries of such a nature
they may require an extraordinary decision from you."
Spock: "That's an unusual request."
"The man making it is Doctor Roger Korby."
"You're certain you recognise his voice?"
Chapel: "Have you ever been engaged, Mister Spock? Yes, it's
Kirk: "Agreed, Doctor. However, there will be two of us."
Chapel: "Hello, Roger."
Korby (Over Comm): "Christine!"
(Over Comm): "Darling, how, Where are you? Yes, yes, by all means,
Captain. I, I had no idea, no hope. Darling, are you all right?"
Chapel: "Yes, Roger. Everything's all right now."
Kirk: "We're on our way, Doctor. We'll be with you in a moment.
"He said he'd be waiting.
Kirk: Doctor Korby? Doctor Korby. It's possible we may have hit the
wrong entry point. Kirk to Enterprise."
Spock (Over Communicator): "Spock here, Captain."
Kirk: "Beam down two security men."
Spock (Over Communicator): "Any problems, Captain?"
Kirk: "Some delay in meeting us. Probably nothing at all. Kirk out.
could be quite deep. Getting here may have taken more time than he
estimated. Don't worry."
Chapel: "Thank you."
Kirk: "Rayburn, maintain post here."
Rayburn: "Yes, sir."
Kirk: "Matthews, we'll look for Doctor Korby. Accompany us."
Matthews: "Yes, sir."
"Captain Kirk to Rayburn. Report."|
"All quiet here at the entry, Captain."
Rayburn: "Any problems there, sir?"
Kirk (Over Communicator): "We lost Matthews. Apparently an
accident. Tell the Enterprise to have a full security party standing
Kirk (Over Communicator): "And we'll both report in at hourly
intervals. If you and I lose contact, or if he fails to hear from either
of us, he's to beam the security party down immediately. Kirk out."
(the figure creeps up on Rayburn and attacks him)
"Doctor Korby has discovered that as their sun dimmed, the inhabitants of
this planet moved underground from an open environment to this dark world.
When you were a student of his, Christine, you must have often heard Doctor
Korby remark how freedom of movement and choice produced the human spirit.
The culture of Exo 3 proved his theory. When they moved from light to
darkness, they replaced freedom with a mechanistic culture. Doctor Korby has
been able to uncover elements of this culture which will revolutionise the
universe when freed from this cavernous environment."|
"I'm Andrea. You must be Christine. I've always thought how beautiful
your name is. And you must be Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
We appreciate you bringing Roger's fiancee to him."
Chapel: "I don't remember Doctor Korby mentioning an Andrea."
Andrea: "But you are exactly as Roger described you. No wonder he missed
"Where is Doctor Korby?"
Korby: "Here, Captain. I, I've been looking forward to..." (sees
Chapel, and they kiss)
Chapel: "Oh, I knew I'd find you."
Korby: "Everything's all right now. Oh, forgive me, Captain. I'm,
er, I'm Roger Korby."
Kirk: "There's no need to apologise, sir,
certainly no need to introduce yourself."
Brown: "The captain lost a man in the caverns, Doctor."
Korby: "What? How did it happen?"
Brown: "The pit near the outer junction. The edge must have given
Korby: "I'm terribly sorry, Captain. Perhaps if I'd been there. I
know the passages so well."
"It wasn't your fault. Kirk to Rayburn, report. I'm required to make a
security confirmation. When I call my ship, if you list your personnel,
cargo requirements, any special needs."
Korby:" Captain, I'd much prefer..."
Kirk: "Rayburn, are you receiving?"
Korby: "I'd prefer you waited, Captain, please, till I've talked
"I've lost contact with my guard. I'm required to call my ship."
Brown: "No communications, Captain." (holding weapon)
Korby: "I'm sorry. If they should send down more people..."
Chapel: "Roger, that..."
Korby: "He won't be harmed. I promise you. Isn't it possible
there could be things here unknown to you, so terribly important..."
"Sir, one man is dead. I've lost contact with the other."
Kirk: "What are you doing?"
Korby: "This is necessary, Captain. You will understand. Andrea."
(she reaches for Kirk's phaser, but he grabs her to use as a shield and
aims it at Brown instead, while moving towards a table to use as a
barrier instead of the girl)
Kirk: "Drop it!" (he fires, Brown falls straight backwards and
the big figure bursts in and lifts Kirk off his feet. Chapel screams as
she sees the hole in Brown reveals electronic parts)
"Spock here, Captain."
Ruk (Kirk's voice) (Over
Communicator): "Contact established with Doctor Korby."
Spock: "We were becoming
concerned, Captain. Your check-in was overdue and since we'd not heard
from your security team."
Ruk (In Kirk's vocie) (Over
communicator): "No problem, Mister Spock. Bear with me. We'll return to
the ship within forty eight hours. Doctor Korby's records and specimens
will require careful packing."
Spock: "Captain, are you all
right? You sound tired."
"If you move or cry out, Ruk may injure you. At least wait until we can
Spock (Over Communicator): "Acknowledge, Captain. Is everything
Ruk (Kirk's voice): "Fine, Mister Spock. Doctor Korby has made
some fascinating discoveries. All under control. Stand by for regular
contact. Kirk out."
"This is not a vain display, Captain. I'm a scientist. You obviously
know my reputation. Trust me."
Kirk: "Yes, I know your reputation. The whole galaxy knows who
you are and what you stand for. That's why all this makes no sense."
Korby: "There's so much you must learn Before you make a final
judgment. For example (to Ruk) Andrea."
(Andrea's Voice): "You must be Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
(Korby's Voice) Christine, it's all right now."
Korby: "You see, Captain?"
Ruk (Christine's Voice): "Yes Roger, everything is all right
Korby: "That's enough. You are not to mock Christine. You will
never harm her."
Kirk: "Or disobey an order from her."
"You will not disobey her orders. Satisfied, Captain Kirk? Both love and
trust. Now, give me twenty four hours to convince you."
Kirk: "Doctor, do I need to be a prisoner to be convinced?"
Korby: "What would your first duty be upon return to your vessel?
Report! Do you realise the number of discoveries lost because of
superstition, of ignorance, of a layman's inability to comprehend?"
"A simple layman's question, Doctor. Where is my other crewman? Alive?
Korby: "Ruk was programmed to protect my experiments. The logic
of his machine mind saw danger to me."
Kirk: "Where is my other crewman?"
Korby: "Ruk destroyed them both, totally against my wishes I
"He's an android like Brown?"
Ruk: "More complex than Brown. Much superior. I was left here by
the old ones."
Korby: "Ruk was still tending the machinery when we arrived here.
How many centuries? Even Ruk doesn't know. With his help, ith the
records I could find, we built Brown."
Kirk: "You've convinced me, Doctor. You've convinced me that
you're dangerous." (makes a run for it but Ruk grabs him and throws him
Korby: "Ruk, no!"
"I do not understand. Why are you unhappy? You are with Roger again."
Chapel: "Where is Captain Kirk?"
Andrea: "You are concerned about the captain?"
Chapel: "Yes, I am concerned."
Andrea: "How can you love Roger without trusting him? Why does it
bother you when I use the name Roger?"
"Andrea, it's sufficient that it does disturb her. You will call me
Doctor Korby from now on, Andrea."
Andrea: "Yes, Doctor Korby. I didn't mean to eavesdrop, darling.
As you can see, Captain Kirk is fine. He won't be harmed." The things at
stake here simply make it necessary he doesn't send a report to his
ship. I need time to explain and demonstrate to him and to you. Now
shall we start with Andrea?"
"Yes, let's start with Andrea."
Andrea: "I'm like Doctor Brown, an android. Didn't you know?"
Korby: "Remarkable, isn't she? Notice the the lifelike
pigmentation, the variation in skin tones. The flesh, the flesh has
warmth. There's even a pulse, physical sensation."
Chapel: "How convenient."
Korby: "Christine, you must realise an android's like a computer.
only what I program. As a trained scientist yourself, you must realise
Chapel: "Given a mechanical Doctor Brown, a mechanical geisha
would be no more difficult."
Korby: "You think I could love a machine?"
Chapel: "Did you?"
Korby: "Andrea's incapable of that. She simply obeys orders. She
no meaning for me. There's no emotional bond. Andrea, kiss Captain Kirk.
Now strike him. You see? There's no emotion in it, no emotional
involvement. She simply responds to orders. She's a totally logical
computer. A thing is not a woman. Now do you understand?"
Kirk: "If these mechanical things have no feelings and perform
only as you program them, then why did Brown try to shoot me? Why did he
kill two of my men? There are many things I don't understand, Doctor."
Korby: "I will answer all of your questions now."
"He's not being harmed, I promise."|
Chapel: "Roger, what's happened to you? When I sat in your class, you
wouldn't even dream of harming an insect or an animal. Their life was sacred
to you then."
Korby: "Christine, if I'd simply beamed up to their vessel with Brown
and the others, I'd have given them objects of curiosity, beginnings of wild
stories, foolish theories. Ruk! Watch carefully.
blob turns into Kirk, and the table is stopped) Choose, Christine. Which is
Chapel: "I don't know. They're exact. I honestly don't know."
Korby: "Synthetic organs are in place. We merely synchronise them
with Kirk's autonomic nervous system, duplicating the rhythms of his body.
At the same time, we duplicate the mental pattern. Now, physical pattern
complete, we now make a mental
Ready for final synaptic fusion. Andrea, stand by for cortex circuits. The
android will be so perfect It could even replace the captain. The same
memories, the same attitudes, the same abilities. Activate circuits."
Kirk: "Mind your own business, Mister Spock. I'm sick of your
half-breed interference, do you hear? Mind your own business, Mister Spock.
I'm sick of your half-breed..."
out, the other one wakes up)
Chapel: "Are you all right?"
Kirk: "As far as I know."
Korby: "Now, meet an android."
Android Kirk: "How do you do, Miss Chapel?"
"Please sit, Captain."
Android Kirk: "Thank you. I'm more or less on parole, I understand."
Andrea: "Doctor Korby suggested that you have lunch. He thought you
might have a few things to talk about."
Android Kirk: "I know, I know. I'd hate to be torn between
and fiancée myself."
Chapel: "No, I'm not torn. I'm puzzled. I'm worried.
Android Kirk: "Has he confided in you?
Chapel: "Nothing he hasn't told you. I know it doesn't make sense.
What he's done may seem wrong, but he is Roger Korby, whatever he seems to
Android Kirk: "Unless something's gone wrong with his mind."
"No. You're forgetting how well I know him. He's as sane as you or I."
Android Kirk: "Nurse, if I gave you a direct order to betray him."
Chapel: "Please, don't ask me to make that choice. I'd much rather
you push me off the same precipice where Matthews died. Oh, I can't. (pushes
plate away) Please, go ahead and eat."
Android Kirk: "Androids don't eat, Miss Chapel."
"He even has your sense of humour."
Kirk: "Well, there's one difference between us. I'm hungry."
Android Kirk: "The difference is your weakness, Captain, not mine."
Korby: "One at a time, gentlemen. Captain?"
Kirk: "Eating is a pleasure, sir. Unfortunately, one you will never
Kirk: "Perhaps, but I will never starve, sir."
Kirk: "He's an exact duplicate?"
Korby: In every detail."
Kirk: "What about memory? Tell me about Sam."
Android Kirk: "George Samuel Kirk, your brother. Only you call him Sam."
Kirk: "He saw me off on this mission."
Kirk: "Yes, with his wife and three sons."
Kirk: "He said he was being transferred to Earth colony two research
Android Kirk: "No, Captain. He said he was continuing his research
and that he wanted to be transferred to Earth colony two.
Korby: "You might as well try to outthink a calculating machine.
Kirk: "Obviously, I can't, but we do have some interesting
Korby: "Totally unimportant ones. You may leave now. (Kirk2 leaves)
You haven't guessed the rest? Not even you, Christine? "What you saw was
only a machine, Only half of what I could've accomplished, Do you
understand? By continuing the process I could've transferred you, your very
consciousness into that android. Your soul, if you wish. All of you. In
android form, a
being can have practical immortality. Can you understand what I'm offering
Kirk: "Programming. Different word, but the same old promises made by
Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Hitler, Ferris, Maltuvis.
Korby: "Can you understand that a human converted to an android can
be programmed for the better? Can you imagine how life could be improved if
we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate?
"It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment. The
other side of the coin, Doctor.
Korby: "No one need ever die again. No disease, no deformities. why
even fear can be programmed away, replaced with joy. I'm offering you a
pracical heaven, a new paradise, and all I need is your help.
Kirk: "All you wanted before was my understanding.
"I need transportation to a planet colony with proper raw materials. I'm
sure there are several good possibilities among your next stops. No
diversion from your route. I want no suspicions aroused. I'll begin
producing androids carefully, selectively.
Kirk: "Yes, yes. No one need know, only to frighten uninformed minds.
Korby: "They must be strongly infiltrated into society before the
existence is revealed. I want no wave of hysteria to destroy what is good
and right. You with me, Captain?
Kirk: "You've created your own Kirk. Why do you need me?
Korby: "I created him to impress you, not to replace you.
Kirk: "I'm impressed, Doctor, but not the way you think! (leaps up
with cord he's untied from the chair leg and loops it around Korby's throat)
Stand back, Ruk! I'll kill him! Stay back. (goes through door, releasing
Korby into Ruk's arms)
Korby: "Ruk, protect!
"Emotion, Ruk? You disapprove of Miss Chapel's orders to save my life?"
Ruk: "To maintain your existence would be illogical."
Kirk: "Why? Can't your memory banks solve a simple equation like
that? What happened to the old ones, Ruk?"
Ruk: "So long ago."
Kirk: "Is it possible they
built their machines too well, gave them
and a desire to survive? Machines that wanted logic and order and found
that frustrated by the illogical emotional creatures that built them?"
Ruk: "Yes, the old ones. The ones who made us. They grew fearful
of us. They began to turn us off."
Kirk: "And isn't it Korby who's creating the same danger to you
all over again? Unlike you, we humans are full of unpredictable
that logic cannot solve."
Ruk: "Yes. Yes, it had been so long ago, I had forgotten. The old
ones here. The ones who made us, yes. Yes, it is still in my memory
banks. It became necessary to destroy them. You are inconsistent. You
cannot be programmed. You are inferior."
Kirk: "And Korby?"
Ruk: "You came from the outside. You bring disorder here."
"The danger to you is Korby."
Ruk: "I was programmed by Korby. I cannot
Kirk: "The old ones programmed you, too, but it became possible
to destroy them."
Ruk: "That was the equation! (seizes Kirk) Existence! Survival
must cancel out programming."
Kirk: "That's it, Ruk! Logic! You can't protect someone who's
trying to destroy you!"
Korby: "Ruk, I would like..."
Ruk: "You brought him among us. You brought the inferior ones. We
had cleansed ourselves of them. Now you bring the evil back!"
"It's still me, Christine. Roger. I'm in here. You can't imagine how it
was. I was frozen, dying. My legs were gone. I was, I had only my brain
between life and death. This can be repaired easier than another man can
set a broken finger. I'm still the same as I was before, Christine,
perhaps even better."
Chapel: "Are you, Roger?"
Korby: (into comm. unit) "Andrea."
(Over comm): "Yes, Doctor."
Korby: "There's someone in the outer junction."
Kirk: "Spock. He must've got my message."
Andrea (Over comm): "I will find Ruk."
Chapel: "But he'll never find us in this maze."
Korby: "Ruk has been shut off. Get a weapon. Deal with it.
(Over comm): "Captain Kirk!"
Kirk: "In here, Spock."
Spock: "Captain, are you all right? Nurse? Where's Doctor
Kirk: "Doctor Korby was never here."
"Thank you for letting me make the decision, Captain. I'm quite
certain I'm doing the right thing." (leaves)|
Kirk: "She's staying with the ship. Something bothering you,
Spock: "Frankly, I was rather dismayed by your use of the
term half-breed, Captain. You must admit it is an unsophisticated
Kirk: "I'll remember that Mister Spock, the next time I find
myself in a similar situation. Steady as we go, helm."
These audio caps are thanks to Tom Austin