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thegalileosevenhd002.jpgKirk: "Captain's Log, stardate 2821.5. On route to Makus Three with a cargo of medical supplies. Our course leads us past Murasaki 312, a quasar-like formation, vague, undefined. A priceless opportunity for scientific investigation. On board is Galactic High Commissioner Ferris, overseeing the deliver of the medicines to Makus Three."
thegalileosevenhd009.jpgKirk: "Captain to shuttlecraft Galileo. Stand by, Mister Spock."
Ferris: "I remind you, Captain, I'm entirely opposed to this delay. Your mission is to get those emergency medical supplies to Makus Three in time for their transfer to the New Paris colonies."
Kirk: "No problem, Commissioner. And may I remind you that I have standing orders to investigate all quasars and quasar-like phenomena wherever they may be encountered. Besides, it's three
thegalileosevenhd010.jpgdays to Makus. And the rendezvous doesn't take place for five."
Ferris: "I don't like to take chances. The plague is out of control on New Paris. We must get those drugs there on time."
Kirk: "No problem."
thegalileosevenhd020.jpg(The NCC1701/7 is in the hangar bay preparing to launch.)
Spock: "Power up. All instruments activated. All readings normal. All go."
Kirk: "Launch shuttlecraft."
(The curved doors at the stern of the engineering deck open, and the little vessel heads out into space)

thegalileosevenhd034.jpgMears: "Readings normal. Acceleration normal. Phase one separation normal."
"Three point seven. Sir, I..."
"Make up your mind please, Mister Latimer."
"Sir, this indicator's gone crazy."
Boma: "That's to be expected, Mister thegalileosevenhd040.jpgSpock. Quasars are extremely disruptive. Just how much, we don't know."
"Considerably, Mister Boma."
"Mister Spock, radiation is increasing."
Spock: Stop forward momentum, Mister Latimer.
"I can't, sir. Nothing happens."
"Galileo to Enterprise. Galileo to Enterprise. Come in, please."
thegalileosevenhd045.jpgBoma: "Ionic interference, Mister Spock."
"We're being drawn right into it."
"Galileo to Enterprise. Galileo to Enterprise. We are out of control, being pulled directly into the heart of Murasaki three one two. Being hit by violent radiation on outer hull. Course three point two five."

thegalileosevenhd063.jpgFerris: "What is it, Captain?"
Kirk: "That thing out there has ionized this complete sector. None of our instruments work. At least four complete solar systems in the immediate vicinity. And out there somewhere, a twenty four foot shuttlecraft, off course, out of control. Finding a needle in a haystack would be child's play."
thegalileosevenhd066.jpgKirk: "Captain's Log, stardate 2821.7. The electromagnetic phenomenon known as Murasaki Three Twelve whirls like some angry blight in space, a depressive reminder that seven shipmates still have not been heard from. Equally bad, the effect has rendered our normal searching systems useless. Without them, we are blind and almost helpless."
thegalileosevenhd102.jpgMcCoy: "What do you think our chances are of contacting the Enterprise?"
Spock: "Under present conditions, extremely poor."
McCoy: "But they'll be looking for us."
Spock: "If the ionisation effect is as widespread as I believe it is, Doctor, they'll be searching for us without instrumentation, by visual contact only. On those terms, this is a very large planet."
McCoy: "Then you don't think they'll find us."
Spock: "Not as long as we're grounded. We may be here for a very long time, Doctor."
thegalileosevenhd116.jpgUhura: "Nothing, Captain."
Kirk: "Mister Sulu."
Sulu: "Yes, Captain?"
Kirk: "Anything on your scanners?"
Sulu: "Totally inoperative, sir. No readings at all."
Kirk: "Have you tried tying in to the auxiliary power?"
Sulu: "Yes, sir. No change."
thegalileosevenhd118.jpgKirk: "Transport room, this is the captain speaking. Are the transporters beaming up yet?"
Chief (Over Comm): "Not one hundred percent, Captain. We beamed down some inert material, but it came back in a disassociated condition. We wouldn't dare try with people."
Kirk: "Thank you. This is the captain speaking. Flight deck, prepare Columbus for immediate exit, for a search of the planet
thegalileosevenhd122.jpgsurface. Correlate co-ordinates with Mister Sulu. Thank you. Anything, Uhura?"
Uhura: "All wavelengths dominated by ionisation effects, sir. Transmission is blocked, reception impossible."
Ferris: "Well, Captain?"
Kirk: "We have until 2823.8 to continue the search, Commissioner."
thegalileosevenhd123.jpgFerris: "You don't really think you'll have any luck, do you?"
Kirk: "Look, these people are my friends and my shipmates. I intend to continue the ship's search for them until the last possible moment."
Ferris: "Very well, Captain, but not one second beyond that moment. Is that clear? If it isn't, I suggest you look at book nineteen, section four thirty three, paragraph twelve."
Kirk: "I'm familiar with the regulations, Commissioner. I know all about your authority. Launch shuttlecraft Columbus."
thegalileosevenhd128.jpgMcCoy: "Well, I can't say much for the circumstances, but at least it's your big chance."
Spock: "My big chance? For what, Doctor?"
McCoy: "Command. Oh, I know you, Mister Spock. You've never voiced it, but you've always thought that logic was the best basis on which to build command. Am I right?
Spock: "I am a logical man, Doctor."
thegalileosevenhd134.jpgMcCoy: "It'll take more than logic to get us out of this."
Spock: "Perhaps, Doctor, but I know of no better way to begin. I realise command does have its fascinations, even under circumstances such as these. But I neither enjoy the idea of command, nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists. And I will do whatever logically needs to be done. Excuse me."
(he heads back inside)
thegalileosevenhd140.jpgScotty: "Very bad, Mister Spock."
Spock: "In what way?"
"We've lost a great deal of fuel. We have no chance at all to reach escape velocity. And if we ever hope to make orbit, we'll have to lighten our load by at least five hundred pounds."
Spock: "The weight of three grown men."
"Aye, you could put it that way."
thegalileosevenhd144.jpgMcCoy: "Or the equivalent weight in equipment."
Spock: Doctor McCoy, with very few exceptions we use virtually every piece of equipment aboard this craft in attaining orbit. There's very little excess weight, except among the passengers."
"You mean three of us must stay behind."
Spock: "Unless the situation changes radically, yes."
"And who's to choose?"
thegalileosevenhd147.jpgSpock: "As commanding officer, the choice will be mine."
"You wouldn't be interested in drawing lots?"
Spock: "A very quaint idea, Mister Boma, but I do believe I'm better qualified to make the selection than any random drawing of lots."
"All right, Mister Spock. Who?"
Spock: "My choice will be a logical one, arrived at through logical thegalileosevenhd156.jpgmeans."
McCoy: "Mister Spock, life and death are seldom logical."
Spock: "But attaining a desired goal always is, Doctor. Now gentlemen, I suggest we move outside to make a further examination of the hull in the event we've overlooked any minor damage."
(Spock leaves)
"If any minor damage was overlooked, it was when they put his head together."
McCoy: "Not his head, Mister Boma, his heart. His heart."
thegalileosevenhd221.jpgKirk: "Captain's Log, stardate 2822.3. We continue to search, but I find it more difficult each moment to ward off a sense of utter futility and great loss."

thegalileosevenhd231.jpgUhura: "Captain, the Columbus has returned from searching quadrant seven seven nine X by five three four M. Results negative."
Kirk: "Have them proceed to the next quadrant. Any word from engineering on our sensors?"
Uhura: "They're working on them, sir. Still inoperable."
Kirk: "What about the transporters?"
thegalileosevenhd232.jpgUhura: "They're still reported unsafe."
Kirk: "Thank you, Lieutenant."
Ferris: "Captain."
Kirk: "Yes, Commissioner?"
Ferris: "I don't relish the thought of abandoning your crewmen out there, however I must remind you..."
Kirk: "I haven't forgotten, Commissioner."
thegalileosevenhd235.jpgFerris: "You're running out of time."
Kirk: "I haven't forgotten that, Commissioner. This is the captain. Try using overload power on the transporters. We've got to get them working."
Chief (Over Comm): "Aye, aye, Captain."
Kirk: "Uhura, order the Columbus to open its course two degrees on every lap from now on."
thegalileosevenhd236.jpgSulu: "But Captain, two degrees means they'll be overlooking more than a dozen terrestrial miles on each search loop."
Kirk: "It also means we have a fighting chance to cover the majority of the planet's surface. Mind your helm, Mister Sulu."
Sulu: "Yes, sir."
Ferris: (stepping into the turbolift) "Twenty four more hours, Captain."

thegalileosevenhd238.jpgSpock: "Perhaps if you were to channel the second auxiliary tank through the primary intake valve."
Scotty: "It's too delicate. It may not be able to take the pressure as it is."
McCoy: (coming in from rear compartment) This should save us at least fifty pounds, Mister Spock.
Spock: "Excellent, Doctor."
thegalileosevenhd241.jpgMears: "We should be able to scrape up another hundred pounds."
Spock: "Which would still leave us at least one hundred and fifty pounds overweight."
McCoy: "I can't believe you're serious about leaving someone behind. Now whatever it is that's out there..."
Spock: "It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six, Doctor."
thegalileosevenhd251.jpgMcCoy: "I'm not talking about rationality."
Spock: "You might be wise to start."
Boma: (looking in from outside) "Mister Spock. we're ready."
Spock: "For what?"
Boma: "The services for Latimer."
Spock: "Mister Boma, we're working against time."
Boma: "The man's dead. He deserves a decent burial. You're the
thegalileosevenhd261.jpgcaptain. A few words."
Spock: "Doctor, perhaps you know the correct words for such an occasion."
McCoy: "Mister Spock, that's your place."
Spock: "My place is here. If you please, Doctor."
McCoy: "Now look. We may all die here. At least let us die like men, not machines."
thegalileosevenhd263.jpgSpock: "By dealing with first things first, I hope to increase our chances of staying alive. Well, Mister Scott."
Scotty: "If you'll give me a hand with this conduit."
thegalileosevenhd417.jpgMears: "Did you find them?"
Spock: "Yes, we found them. They won't bother us again."
McCoy: "I hope not. Scotty has an idea."
Scotty: "It's dangerous, but it might work."
Spock: "Go, Mister Scott."
Scotty: "I can adjust the main reactor to function with a substitute fuel supply."
thegalileosevenhd420.jpgSpock: "That's all very well, but we don't have a substitute supply."
Scotty: "Aye, we do. Our phasers. I can adapt them and use their energy. It'll take time, but it's possible."
McCoy: "Trouble is, they happen to be our only defence."
Spock: "They would also seem to be our only hope."
Scotty: "Aye."
Spock: (after brief thought) "Yeoman, your phaser."
thegalileosevenhd425.jpgMears: "But what if the creatures attack again?"
Spock: "They won't attack for at least several hours. By then, with luck, we'll be gone."
Scotty: "If I can get a full load, we should be able to achieve orbit with all hands. Not that we can maintain it long."
Spock: "We don't have to maintain it very long, Mister Scott. In less than twenty four hours, the Enterprise will be forced to
thegalileosevenhd427.jpgabandon its search in order to make a rendezvous. If we can't maintain orbit after that time, it won't make any difference. If we burn up in a decaying orbit or die here on the planet's surface, we shall surely die. Doctor, your phaser. Go to work, Mister Scott."
Scotty: "Aye, aye, sir."
thegalileosevenhd451.jpgKirk: "Captain's Log, stardate 2823.1. Our landing parties are on the surface of Taurus Two. We continue to hope. Instruments are slowly returning to an operable condition as the ion storm slowly disperses. On the ship, we can only wait helplessly."
thegalileosevenhd455.jpgKirk: What word from the sensor section?
Uhura: At last report they were getting some readings
Kirk: I'm not interested in the last report. I want to know now.
Uhura: Yes, sir.
Ferris: You have two hours and forty three minutes, Captain.
Kirk: I'm perfectly aware of how much time I have left.
Ferris: I'm delighted. However I shall continue to remind you.
thegalileosevenhd457.jpgKirk: You do that.
Uhura: Sir, sensor section reporting. Static interference still creating false images. Estimates eighty percent undependable.
Kirk: What about radio communication?
Uhura: Clearing slowly. Still incapable of transmission or reception.
Ferris: What do you intend to do?
thegalileosevenhd462.jpgKirk: Do? I intend to continue the search. Foot by foot, inch by inch, by candlelight if necessary, until the last possible moment. And if you'd keep your nose off my bridge, I'd be thankful.
Ferris: I'm sure the authorities will be pleased by your diligence, Captain. I'm not sure they'll appreciate the way you address a High Commissioner.
Kirk: I'm in command here, Mister Ferris.
Ferris: You are, Captain. For another two hours and forty two minutes.
thegalileosevenhd508.jpgUhura: "Captain Kirk, landing party number two has been beamed back aboard ship. They have casualties. One dead, two injured."
Kirk: (going to Spock's station)
"Put Lieutenant Kelowitz on visual."
Kelowitz (on monitor):
"Kelowitz, Captain."
(His uniform is dirty and he sounds tired)
thegalileosevenhd509.jpgKelowitz (on monitor): "We were attacked, Captain. Huge, furry creatures. I checked with astral anthropology, and they're order 480G, anthropoid. Similar to life forms discovered on Hansen's Planet, but much larger. Ten, twelve feet in height."
"There are casualties?"
Kelowitz (on monitor):
"Ensign O'Neal got a spear through the body before we even knew they were around. Lieutenant thegalileosevenhd515.jpglmmamura has a dislocated shoulder and severe lacerations, but he'll make it all right. Captain, the creatures are all over the place. If the Galileo is down on that planet, I..."
"Thank you, Lieutenant. You'd better report to Sickbay yourself."
Kelowitz (on monitor):
"Aye, aye, Captain."
(Commissioner Ferris enters)
thegalileosevenhd517.jpgFerris: "Captain Kirk, check your chronometer. You'll see that it is 2823.8. Your time is up."
"But they're still out there."
"So are the plague victims on New Paris. I'm sorry, Captain. I now assume authority granted me under Title fifteen, Galactic Emergency Procedures, and I order you to abandon search."
thegalileosevenhd518.jpgKirk: "The Columbus hasn't returned yet. I still have two search parties out."
"You're procrastinating, Captain. You have your orders. Recall your search parties and proceed to Makus Three immediately."
"Yes, sir."
thegalileosevenhd520.jpgKirk: "Order the transporter room to immediately beam up the two search parties from the surface. Attempt to contact the Columbus."
"I'm in partial contact with them now, sir."
"Then have them return immediately. Mister Sulu, prepare to abandon search. Set course for Makus Three."
thegalileosevenhd530.jpgKirk: "Captain's log, supplement. The search parties have returned to the ship, and the Columbus is on its way back. I have been compelled to abandon the search."
thegalileosevenhd538.jpgMears: "Enterprise, this is Galileo. Come in, please. Enterprise. Nothing, sir. Just ionic interference."
Scotty: "That's it."
"How about weight?"
Scotty: If we shed every ounce, we might be able to achieve orbit."
"And how long can we hold it?"
Scotty: "A few hours, no longer. But if we time it right, we can cut thegalileosevenhd540.jpgout of orbit and save enough fuel for a controlled re-entry."
"To land here again? Not a very attractive possibility."
Scotty: "We have very few alternatives, Mister Spock."
"Doctor McCoy. Mister Boma. When can we lift off, Scott?
Scotty: Maybe eight minutes if the weight's right.
(McCoy appears from the aft compartment)
"Gentlemen, The ship will lift off in exactly ten minutes. You have that long to bury Mister Gaetano. Now, it appears to be clear outside, at least for the moment. I'll assist you. Hurry."
thegalileosevenhd571.jpgSpock: "Go, Scott!"
Scotty: "Aye, aye, sir."
"I told you to lift off!"
"Don't be a fool, Mister Spock. We couldn't leave you out there."
"Get us off, Scott!"
Scotty: "We should be moving, but we're not."
thegalileosevenhd575.jpgSpock: "Quite right, Mister Scott. There's somebody holding us down. All systems are go, but we're not moving."
(Throws switches on the pilot's panel)
Scotty: "What are you doing?"
"Our boosters."
Scotty: "We'll never be able to hold orbit."
Spock: "Would you rather stay here?"
thegalileosevenhd581.jpgScotty: "No, Mister Spock."
(They swap seats)
"We're moving!"
Boma: "They let go!"
McCoy: "We got off!"
Spock: "May I remind you we have yet to achieve orbit, nor can we maintain it long. An hour from now we may be right back where we thegalileosevenhd583.jpgstarted from."
(The Galileo leaves the sickly yellow and green atmosphere of the planet)
Spock: "Gentlemen, by coming after me, you may well have destroyed what slim chance you had for survival. The logical thing for you to have done was to have left me behind."
McCoy: "Mister Spock, remind me to tell you that I'm sick and thegalileosevenhd591.jpgtired of your logic."
Spock: "That is a most illogical attitude. Orbit in one minute, Mister Scott. Fuel status?
Scotty: Fifteen pounds psi. Approximately enough for one orbit, sir."
McCoy: "After that?"
Scotty: "Tapping our boosters ended our last chance for a soft thegalileosevenhd600.jpglanding."
"You mean a burn-up?"
"It is the usual end of a decaying orbit."
"I don't want to die up here."
Spock: "Infinitely preferable to the kind of death we'd be granted on the planet's surface, I should think."
"I admire your ability to make so measured a choice."
thegalileosevenhd614.jpgScotty: "Mister Spock, you said a while ago that there were always alternatives."
"Did l? I may have been mistaken."
McCoy: "Well, at least I lived long enough to hear that. Is there anything we can do?"
Scotty: "The Enterprise is surely on course for Makus Three by now. I for one do not believe in angels."
thegalileosevenhd619.jpgMcCoy: "Well, Mister Spock, so ends your first command."
Spock: "Yes. My first command."
Scotty: "Orbit attitude, Mister Spock. With our present fuel, that gives us about forty five minutes."
"Galileo to Enterprise. Galileo to Enterprise, come in, please. Galileo to Enterprise. Come in, please."
(He ponders for a moment, then flicks the Fuel Jettison button)
thegalileosevenhd622.jpgScotty: "Mister Spock!"
(There's a jolt as two long plumes of flame streak out from the nacelles)
Mears: "What happened?"
Scotty: "He jettisoned the fuel and ignited it."
"We need that fuel to maintain orbit. Are you out of your mind?"
Spock: Perhaps, Mister Boma.
McCoy: "How long have we got now, Scotty?"
Scotty: "The orbit'll start decaying as soon as the fuel's exhausted. Say six minutes."

thegalileosevenhd638.jpg(The air is full of pointless status reports over the comm. when suddenly)
"Captain, there's something there on screen, at Taurus Two."
(On the viewscreen, a long trail of yellow crosses the green of the planet)
"Sensors, a meteorite?"
"No. It's holding a lateral line. There it is again. Holding steady, Captain."
"A hundred and eighty degrees about, Mister Sulu. Lieutenant Uhura, contact transporter room. All beams ready. Full normal speed."

thegalileosevenhd669.jpgUhura: "Transporters locked in, sir."
"Activate beams."
(Our last view inside Galileo is of lots of smoke, then transporter beams)
"Whatever it was, Captain, it just burned up in the atmosphere."
"Captain, transporter room just beamed up five persons. Alive and well."
"Mister Sulu, proceed on course to Makus Three. Ahead warp factor one."
"Aye, aye, sir."
thegalileosevenhd699.jpgKirk: "Mister Spock."
"There's really something I don't understand about all of this. Maybe you can explain it to me. Logically, of course. When you jettisoned the fuel and ignited it, you knew there was virtually no chance of it being seen, yet you did it anyhow. That would seem to me to be an act of desperation."
thegalileosevenhd707.jpgSpock: "Quite correct, Captain."
"Now we all know, and I'm sure the doctor will agree with me, that desperation is a highly emotional state of mind. How does your well-known logic explain that?"
"Quite simply, Captain. I examined the problem from all angles, and it was plainly hopeless. Logic informed me that under the circumstances, the only possible action would have to be one thegalileosevenhd710.jpgof desperation. Logical decision, logically arrived at."
"I see. You mean you reasoned that it was time for an emotional outburst."
"Well, I wouldn't put it in exactly those terms, Captain, but those are essentially the facts."
"You're not going to admit that for the first time in your life, you committed a purely human emotional act?"
"No, sir."
"Mister Spock, you're a stubborn man."
"Yes, sir."