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"Passing outer planet, Zeon."
Kirk: "We want the inner one, Ekos. Plot a standard orbit, Mister
Chekov, and take us in."
Chekov: "Aye, sir."
Kirk: "Lieutenant Uhura, raise John Gill on Starfleet
Uhura: "Aye, aye, sir."
"Starfleet's been trying for six months. If he's alive, isn't it
unlikely that he'd receive us now?"
Kirk: "I don't know, Bones. We're here to find out what's
happened because I don't know."
Spock: "I never met John Gill, but I studied Earth history from
the text he prepared."
Kirk: "I knew him very well. He was my instructor at the
"What impressed me most was his treatment of Earth history as causes and
motivations rather than dates and events."
Uhura: "Captain, no response on any Starfleet channel."
Chekov: "Spacecraft approaching from inner planet."
Kirk: "From Ekos?"
Spock: "Yes, but it must be a Zeon ship. Zeons do have a crude
capability. Reaction powered. A small rocket. It is on an intercept course.
That would mean it has sophisticated detection devices which neither
Zeon nor Ekos should have."
Kirk: "Have you raised anyone, Lieutenant?"
Uhura: "Nothing, sir."
Spock: "Captain, it's an unmanned probe which seems to be carrying a
"Stand by phasers."
"Range, Mister Chekov?"
"Two thousand kilometres, closing fast."
(A big ball of fire fills the viewscreen.)
Spock: "Fascinating. A thermonuclear warhead."
"That's generations ahead of where these people should be technically.
Kirk: "Maybe they had help."
"Zeon pig. On your feet, pig."|
(They are wearing armbands with - swastikas! on them, Nazi style, not
peaceful indian style. Kirk starts to move.)
Spock: "Captain, the non-interference Directive."
Yellow: "Hold. Your hands above your head, Zeon. Higher. Keep
your hands up so you don't touch anything Ekosian. You swine have
defiled us for the last time. But that's now ended. Move!"
march him away.)
Kirk: "Unbelievable. Do you recognise those uniforms?"
Spock: "Mid-twentieth century Earth. The nation state called Nazi
broadcast comes over a screen hung between two columns of a building in the
Broadcaster (On screen):
"Attention. Attention. Attention. An
announcement from Fuhrer Headquarters. Today, the Fuhrer has ordered our
glorious capital to be made Zeon-free. Starting at dawn, our heroic troops
have begun flushing out the Zeon monsters who've been poisoning our planet."
could this have happened? The chances of another planet developing a culture
like Nazi GerBroadcastery, using the forms, the symbols, the uniforms of
twentieth century Earth are so fantastically slim."
impossible, Captain, yet the evidence is quite clear."
Broadcaster (On images):
"The Fuhrer's headquarters reports
an attack by Zeon spacecraft. Our missiles utterly destroyed the enemy.
Kirk: You look quite well for a man who's been utterly destroyed, Mister
Crowd (On Screen):
"Sieg heil! Sieg heil!"
Broadcaster (On images):
"At this patriotic demonstration, Deputy Fuhrer Melakon presented the Iron Cross, second class, to
hero of the Fatherland. (a blonde Broadcaster) Everywhere, preparations go
forward toward the Final Decision, death to Zeon. Long live the Fatherland.
Long live the Fuhrer."
(The camera swings over to a portrait on the studio wall.)
John Gill. The Fuhrer?"
(With Spock in a grey uniform with the obligatory tin
Kirk: "That helmet covers a multitude of sins."
(They are accosted by a man in a dark blue uniform and peaked cap.)
Officer: "Lieutenant, what have we here? A Zeon?"
Spock: "Yes. Obviously he's not one of us. I captured him. Is that not
correct procedure with enemies of the Fatherland?"
Officer: "With all Zeon pigs, Lieutenant."
Spock: "Take charge of him."
Officer: "With pleasure. Today we have a surprise planned for you,
(He steps in front of Spock and gets his neck pinched, of course.)
Spock: "Your uniform, Captain."
Kirk: "Yes, it's a shame yours isn't as attractive as mine. Gestapo, I
Spock: "Quite correct. You should make a very convincing Nazi."
Major: "Lieutenant? Better see a doctor. You don't look
well. Your colour. "|
Spock: "Yes. I shall tend to it, Major."
Major: "Lieutenant! Your helmet. Remove it."
Kirk: "We have urgent business with the Fuhrer."
Major: "Lieutenant, remove your helmet."
(The guards at the doorway point their guns at Spock's head, so he takes off
the helmet and gives the Major a Look.)
Major: "Do you wish to speak now? Tell me your
orders! You were sent to kill our Fuhrer. Confess! Do you want some more
Kirk: "You're making this a rather one-sided conversation, Major."
Major: "Do not joke with me, Zeon pig. Who is this alien? Things might
go easier if you tell me about him."
Kirk: "Let me speak to your Fuhrer. I'll tell him everything he wants
Major: "You'll be glad to talk to me before I'm through."
Major: "Ah, Chairman Eneg. Your Excellency, I am honoured. I've been
interrogating these spies, captured in..."
Eneg: "I've had a full report. You are not from Zeon."
Eneg: "Where do you come from?"
Kirk: "I'll explain when I see the Fuhrer."
Eneg: "What is your business with the Fuhrer?"
Kirk: "I'll discuss that only with him."
Major: "Pig! You're speaking to the Chairman of the Party."
Eneg: "That's enough, Major. What were the weapons found on you? What
design? Our famous SS laboratories have been unable to discover how the
Major: "Excellency, give me a few minutes with them. I promise you,
Eneg: "You've had a few minutes without result. The trouble with you SS
is that you don't realise that punishment becomes ineffective after a
certain point. Men become insensitive."
Major: Yes, Excellency.
Eneg: "Lock them up. Let their pain argue with them. Then I will
Major: "Excellency, the standing order is to interrogate and execute.
The interrogation is finished, therefore..."
Eneg: "Finished? What have you learned? Hold them for an hour. "
Major: "Excellency, the order..."
Eneg: "That is my order, Major. I suggest you do not disobey it."
Major: "Yes, Excellency. (Eneg leaves) All right, pigs. I shall keep my
eye on the clock. When the hour is up, you will die most unpleasantly, I
Isak: "Why did they
take you? You're not a Zeon. He certainly is not one.
Why do the Nazis treat you as enemies?"
Spock: "Why do the Nazis hate Zeons?"
Isak: "Why? Because without us to hate, there'd be nothing to hold
them together. So the Party has built us into a threat, a disease to be
wiped out. Is Zeon a threat to them?"
Isak: "Where did you come from? Our warlike period ended dozens of
generations ago. We came here. We thought we were civilising the
Spock: "It would seem the assumption was premature."
Kirk: "Were they like this when you first came?"
Isak: "Warlike, yes, but not vicious. That started when the Nazi
movement began only a few years ago."
Spock: "That would coincide with the time of John Gill's arrival."
Isak: "When they've destroyed us here, they will attack our planet.
They'll use the technology we gave them. The danger is that taking life
is so repugnant to our people, I'm afraid we'll go down without a
struggle. But after what I saw in the street today, I think I could
Kirk: "Do you know the plan of this building?"
Kirk: "If we can get to the SS weapons laboratory, get our weapons
back, we might be able to stop the slaughter."
Isak: "Why should you be interested in saving Zeons?"
Kirk: "We must get our communicators, contact the ship."
Spock: "Captain, the flaw in the plan is this locked door, and the
guard beyond it. To the logical mind, the outlook is somewhat
Kirk: "The transponders."
Kirk: "And a way to shed some light on the gloom, Mister Spock."
Spock: "Of course. The rubindium crystals in the transponders."
Kirk: "The power
from this light is very low." |
Spock: "Yes. To reach that light, I shall require some sort of
Kirk: "I would be honoured, Mister Spock."
Spock: "Now, the rubindium crystals should find enough power here
to achieve the necessary stimulus. As I recall from the history of
physics, the ancient lasers were able to achieve the necessary
excitation, even using crude natural crystals."
(Kirk squats down and Spock eventually stands on his thighs, leaning
against the well-injured back.)
Kirk: "Oh, Mister Spock, the guard did a professional job on my
back. I'd appreciate it if you'd hurry."
Spock: "Yes, of course, Captain. You realise that the aim will of
course be very crude."
Kirk: (in pain) "I don't care if you hit the broad side of a barn.
Just hurry, please."
Spock: "Captain, why should I aim at such a structure?"
Kirk: "Never mind, Spock. Just get on with the job."
(With the crystals presumably in the holes where the strip was fastened
to the bed frame, Spock holds it up to the light bulb and directs a beam
of coherent light at the door lock, burning through
Kirk: "Oh, my goodness. Beautiful. Oh, Spock Spock!" (Spock
gets down) Beautiful. Over there. I'll create a commotion."
(Spock goes to hide behind the door to the room)
Kirk: "Help! Help! I'll talk! I'll talk! I can't stand it anymore!
I'll talk! Guard! Guard, I'll talk!"
(A guard enters.)
Kirk: "Guard, I'll talk. I'll talk. The pain..."
(Kirk and Spock are
carrying a stretcher out of the doors. The brass plaque says Service
Kirk: "Hunting's good. We've caught so many Zeons, we've got to dump
Davod: "Who's with you?" |
Isak: "It's all right. They helped me escape from the prison. I owe
them my life."
Abrom: "Isak, what is all this?"
Isak: "Abrom! Abrom, thank God you're well. This is my brother. They
were in the prison. Beaten as I was, Abrom."
Abrom: "Why were you in their prison?"
Kirk: "I was trying to see the Fuhrer."
Abrom: "The Fuhrer?"
Kirk: "If I can see him, there may be a way of stopping this insanity."
Isak: "Abrom, I owe them my life."
Abrom: "Isak, Uletta is dead. Shot down in the streets."
Isak: "She would've been my wife."
Abrom: "She lived for five hours while they walked past her and spat on
her. Our own people were unable to help her. Now you ask me to help
Isak: If we adopt the ways of the Nazis, we're as bad as the Nazis."
Spock: "Captain, I suggest the most profitable use of our time would be
to reassemble our communicators. May I work undisturbed somewhere?"
Abrom: "This way."
"Over there. Against the wall, all of you." |
"The girl on the viewscreen."
"The one receiving a medal."
"Quiet. Hands in the air, Zeon swine. So you're the three
who escaped from the Chancellery detention centre. What was your plan?
Speak. It's the last chance you'll get."
"I must see the Fuhrer. It's urgent."
"Urgent? I'll bet it is."
"I alone am responsible for what happens here."
"Do you know what we do to responsible Zeons?"
(She shoots Abrom, and Kirk grabs for her gun, but is pushed off by the
"Now we finish the job."
(She puts her pistol to Kirk's head.)
"Stop, Nazis. After
you've killed the last of us off, what do you
do, turn the guns against yourselves?"
(Kirk uses the distraction to take Daras' pistol
and use her as a shield.)
"Don't shoot. Don't shoot, please."
"No, wait. (gets up) No more.
You've proved they're on our side."
"Now, please forgive us, but we had
to be absolutely certain."
"Yes. If we had taken you into our
confidence, we could've betrayed all our people
if you'd been Nazi spies. All right, leave us."
"The Gestapo methods are
frighteningly efficient. We must be very, very
careful in order to survive here. We of the
Underground don't know who our leaders are. That
way, if we break under pressure, we can only
betray a handful of our people."
"This young lady is a Nazi, a hero
of the Fatherland. We saw her being decorated."
"I'm an Ekosian fighting the
terrible thing that's happened to my people. The
decoration was for betraying my own father to
the Party. It was my father's idea. You see, he
used to be very close to the Fuhrer. Then he saw
the changes and where they were leading. He
turned against the Party. They imprisoned him.
Melakon sentenced him to death."
"The Deputy Fuhrer. He's taken
"My father denounced me, making it
appear like I'd betrayed him. He gave me a
weapon to continue the fight with."
"How could this have seemed right to
"John Gill, your Fuhrer. He's one of
"And what is your people?"
"I'm Captain James Kirk of the
United Spaceship Enterprise. This is my first
officer, Mister Spock. John Gill, your Fuhrer,
was sent here by the Federation as a cultural
"You mean that the Fuhrer is an
"That is correct."
"I grew up to admire him, later to
hate and despise everything he stands for. But I
always thought he was one of us. Now to hear
that he's an alien sent here to destroy us..."
"That was not his mission, ever. He
was sent here to observe, not to interfere.
Something went wrong, and that's why we're here.
To find out and to correct. We must see him."
"It's impossible. Even if this were
another time, it still would be impossible. He
sees no one. No one but Melakon. He's under
"Maximum security. Is he so afraid?"
"There are many of us, both Ekosians
and younger Zeons, who would gladly risk our
lives to kill him."
"I don't understand what's going on
here. This goes against every principle that
John Gill ever believed in. Our only chance is
to see him, and quickly."
"He makes a speech tonight from the
Chancellery. All the top Party officials will be
Kirk: Will you be there?"
"Of course. As a symbol of the
proper attitude toward the Fatherland."
"As an honoured member of the
Party, she could get us past the guards."
"Only the top, most trusted,
officials will be allowed in. The country will
watch on the viewscreens.
Isak: I'm afraid it will be a formal
declaration of war against Zeon. Their Final
Kirk: You must get us in there.
"It would be suicide."
"Well it's a risk living at all the
way things are going. If the Captain believes he
has a chance, I'm willing to commit suicide with
"You, a Zeon? You expect to get
into the Chancellery?"
"It's even more my fight than yours."
(A car pulls up and this time Kirk and Spock, and Isak, are in black
uniforms. They are a film crew.) |
(The hand held floodlight blinds the guards.)
"You, what is your business here?"
(A second car arrives and Kirk turns his camera on it.)
"Get me some lights on her."
"It's Party Secretary Daras."
Daras: (marching into the building.)
"The Fuhrer's special
documentary corps. Smile, Corporal."
"Captain, I'm beginning to understand why you Earthmen
enjoy gambling. No matter how carefully one computes the odds of
success, there is still a certain exhilaration in the risk." |
"Very good, Spock. We may make a human of you yet."
"I hope not."
"It may not have the range it had. In fact, it may not work at
"Think positively, Spock."
"Spock to Enterprise. Spock to Enterprise. Come in, Enterprise."
"Enterprise. Lieutenant Uhura."
"Captain here. Put McCoy on."
"Yes, sir. Captain, we're not reading you well.
You're nine points into the low-frequency band."
"We've having difficulty. Patch historical computer into uniform
section. I want McCoy outfitted as a Gestapo doctor Nazi Germany, old Earth
date 1944. Make him a colonel."
"What have you got, Jim?" |
"We found John Gill. At least, we've seen him. He may be
drugged, hypnotised, or psychotic. You'll have to make a determination.
Hurry with that uniform."
"What is it?"
"Isak just heard two security men. They picked up your
broadcast, pin-pointed it within this building. They're starting to
"If there's going to be a delay in transporting the doctor,
I suggest we cancel our..."
"Kirk to Enterprise. What's happening up there?"
"Doctor McCoy is having difficulty with that uniform, sir."
"Send him down naked if you have to. Kirk out."
(McCoy is beamed down still trying to put a boot on.)
"It's true. I only half-believed what you said."
"Stupid computer made a mistake in the measurements. The
right boot's too tight."
"There is a logical way to proceed, Doctor. Point your toe,
apply equal pressure to either side of the boot, and push. We have no
time for emotionalism."
"This is Doctor McCoy, our Chief Medical Officer. Daras,
secretary to the National Socialist Party."
"How do you do? What in blazes is this?"
(Eneg and two guards enter.)
(The curtain is pulled aside so Gill can be seen on the screen, but his
mouth is hidden behind the large microphone. All the people salute him.)|
"Hail the Fuhrer! Hail the Fuhrer! Hail the Fuhrer! Hail the
"Ekosians. The job ahead is difficult. It requires courage and
dedication. It requires faith. The Zeon colony has existed for nearly
"Watch his mouth."
"If we fulfill our own greatness, that will all be ended.
"Captain, the speech follows no logical pattern."
"Random sentences strung together."
"Will at times be difficult."
"He looks drugged, Jim. Almost at a cataleptic state."
"To reach our goal, And we will reach that goal."
"I have to have a close look at him."
"Definitely drugged, almost comatose." |
"I can't identify it without a medi-comp. Without knowing,
an antidote would be dangerous."
"Is there anything you do?"
"I can give him a general stimulant, but it would be risky."
"Take the risk."
"But despite our best efforts, they remain like a cancer,
eating away at our state."
"There's no reaction. Whatever you gave him isn't working."
"Bones, increase the dosage."
"I'm working in the dark. I could kill him."
"If they find us here, we'll all be killed."
Kirk: "Well done, Spock. They've kept what's left of him
as a figure head."
Spock: "Quite correct. For the last few years, the real
power has been Melakon."
Kirk: "Gill. Gill, why did you abandon your mission? Why
did you interfere with this culture?"
Gill: "Planet fragmented. Divided. Took lesson from Earth
Kirk: "But why Nazi Germany? You studied history. You knew
what the Nazis were."
Gill: "Most efficient state Earth ever knew."
Spock: "Quite true, Captain. That tiny country, beaten,
bankrupt, defeated, rose in a few years to stand only one step
away from global domination."
Kirk: "But it was brutal, perverted, had to be destroyed
at a terrible
cost." Why that example?"
Spock: "Perhaps Gill felt that such a state, run benignly,
could accomplish its efficiency without sadism."
Kirk: "Why, Gill? Why?"
Gill: "Worked. At first it worked. Then Melakon began take
over. Used the. Gave me the drug."
Kirk: "Gill. Gill. Gill, can you hear me? You've got to
tell those people what happened! You're the only one who can
prevent the slaughter! Gill!"
McCoy: "He's still alive, but the drug they use is too
strong. If I give him another shot. "
Kirk: "Bones, give him another shot!"
McCoy: "I don't dare."
Melakon: "Note the low forehead, denoting stupidity. The
dull look of a trapped animal. You may take him now for
interrogation, but I want the body saved for the Cultural
Museum. He'll make an interesting display."
(The viewscreen comes alive, and Gill is speaking for himself.)
Gill: "People. People of Ekos."
Melakon: "Go to the booth. See to the Fuhrer at once. He's
Turn off that camera."
Gill: "Hear me."
Melakon: "I suggest we leave and let our Fuhrer rest."
Gill: "We were betrayed by a self-seeking adventurer who
has led us all to the very brink of disaster. I order the
immediate recall of the space fleet. This attack must stop. All
units are to return to base. To Zeon I promise, this was not an
aggression of Ekosian people. Only one evil man. Melakon is a
traitor to his own people and all that we stand for. To the Zeon
people, I promise reparation and..."
(Melakon grabs a machine gun and fires at the curtained window
of the broadcast booth. Isak shoots Melakon and Eneg intervenes
when a solder points his weapon at Isak.)
Eneg: "Wait, soldier. There's been enough killing. Now
we'll start to live the way the Fuhrer meant us to live."
Gill: (shot and dying in Kirk's arms) "I was wrong. The
non-interference Directive is the only way. We must stop the
Kirk: "You did that, Professor. You told them in time."
Gill: "Even historians fail to learn from history. They
repeat the same mistakes. Let the killing end.Let..." (Gill dies)
Spock: "Is he dead, Captain?"
Isak: "For so long I've prayed for this. Now I'm sorry."
Kirk: "So is he."
Isak: "You've given us all a new chance."
Eneg: "Thank you, but go now. We must do the rest."
Daras: "Eneg and I will go on the air, offer a new way for
our people. For all our people, both Zeons and Ekosians."
Eneg: "It is time to stop the bloodshed, to bury our dead."
Spock: "Captain, I never will understand humans. How could
a man as brilliant, a mind as logical as John Gill's, have made
such a fatal error?"
Kirk: "He drew the wrong conclusion from history. The
problem with the Nazis wasn't simply that their leaders were
evil, psychotic men. They were, but the main problem, I think,
was the leader principle."
McCoy: "What he's saying, Spock, is that a man who holds
that much power, even with the best intentions, just can't
resist the urge to play God.
Spock: "Thank you, Doctor. I was able to gather the
McCoy: "It also proves another Earth saying. Absolute
power corrupts absolutely. Darn clever, these Earthmen, wouldn't
Spock: "Yes. Earthmen like Ramses, Alexander, Caesar,
Napoleon, Hitler, Lee Kuan.
Your whole Earth history is made up
of men seeking absolute power."
McCoy: "Spock, you obviously don't understand."
Spock: Obviously, Doctor, you fail to accept."
Kirk: "Gentlemen. Gentlemen, we've just been through one
civil war. Let's not start another. Mister Chekov, take us out
of orbit. Warp factor two, and hurry."