(A small craft, which looks like a Tholian dart
with small nacelles, is being pursued by the Enterprise)
SPOCK: It is definitely the stolen space cruiser, Captain, the Aurora.
I read six aboard.
KIRK: Hailing frequencies. Aurora, this is the USS Enterprise, Captain
James T. Kirk commanding. Acknowledge. Aurora, this is the Enterprise.
Do you read me?
PALMER: They are receiving us, Captain.
SPOCK: I read no evidence of malfunction.
KIRK: Repeat. Federation orders to detain you for
SULU: They're veering off, sir.
KIRK: Change course. Pursue and overtake.
CHEKOV: Aye, aye, sir.
KIRK: Stand by tractor beams.
SULU: Standing by, sir.
CHEKOV: If it continues on course, it will enter Romulan space.
SULU: Tractor beam engaged.
KIRK: Bring them in.
SULU: They've not cut power, sir. They're struggling to escape.
SPOCK: Their engines are seriously overheating, Captain.
KIRK: Aurora, cut power. You are overtaxing your ship.
SPOCK: Power approaching critical. They cannot continue.
KIRK: Emergency power to tractor beams. Bridge to Transporter room.
Scotty, are you ready to transport?
SCOTT: Aye, Captain.
SPOCK: Power beyond critical. Explosion is
(The little ship glows red)
KIRK: Are we within transportation range?
CHEKOV: Not yet, sir.
KIRK: Aurora personnel, stand by to be transported aboard. Energise.
(The little ship makes a big bang)
KIRK: Are they aboard? Scotty, are they aboard?
SCOTT: Aye, Captain. They are, and a nice lot too.
(Say hello to the 'space hippies')
Captain's log, stardate 5832.3. The son of the
Catullan ambassador is one of six we have beamed aboard from the stolen
cruiser Aurora. We have been ordered to handle him with extreme
delicacy, because the treaty negotiations now in progress between the
Federation and Catualla are in a crucial phase.
KIRK: Scotty, take them to the briefing room.
IRINA [OC]: We are not in the mood, Herbert.
(The hippies are seated on the floor of the transporter room)
MAN [OC]: Tell Herbert it's no go.
ALL [OC]: No go. No go.
KIRK: What's going on?
SCOTT [OC]: They refuse, sir.
SCOTT: I don't know. They're sitting on the floor,
the lot of them. You can hear for yourself. Shall I send for security?
KIRK: No, I'll be right down. Mister Spock.
ALL [OC]: No go, no go, no go.
ALL: No go, no go, no go.
KIRK: Which one of you is Tongo Rad?
(A purple haired lad with shaggy eyebrows stands up)
KIRK: You can thank your father's influence for the fact you're not
under arrest. In addition to piracy, you've left yourself open to
charges of violating flight regulations, entering hostile space and
endangering the lives of others as well as your own.
RAD: I'm bleeding.
KIRK: In addition you've caused an interstellar incident which may have
destroyed everything that's been negotiated between your planet and the
RAD: You've got a hard lip, Herbert.
KIRK: If you have an explanation, I am prepared to hear it.
(Rad sits down again)
KIRK: Mister Spock, take them to Sickbay for a medical check. There may
have been radiation from the explosion.
SPOCK: Captain, with your permission
KIRK: By all means.
(Spock steps forward and makes a triangular sign with his hands)
SEVRIN: (An older male with alien ears. Obviously the leader) We are
SPOCK: One is the beginning.
ADAM: (A red-headed youth) Are you One, Herbert?
SPOCK: I am not Herbert.
ADAM: He is not Herbert. We reach.
SPOCK: If you will state your purpose and your objectives, perhaps we
can arrive at a mutual understanding.
SEVRIN: If you understand One, you know our purpose.
SPOCK: I would prefer that you state it.
SEVRIN: We turn our backs on confusion and seek the beginning.
SPOCK: What is your destination?
SEVRIN: The planet Eden.
KIRK: That planet it is a myth.
SEVRIN: And we protest against being harassed, pursued, attacked,
seized and transported here against our wishes.
ADAM: Right, brother.
SEVRIN: We do not recognise Federation regulations nor the existence of
hostilities. We recognise no authority save that within ourselves.
KIRK: Well, whether you recognise authority or not, I am it on this
ship. I am under orders to transport you back to Starbase peaceably.
From there you'll be ferried to your various planets. Because of my
orders, you are not prisoners, but my guests. I expect you to behave as
ADAM: Oh, Herbert, you are stiff!
KIRK: Mister Spock, you seem to understand these people. You will deal
SEVRIN: We respectfully request that you take us to Eden.
KIRK: And after they are finished in Sickbay, see to it that they're
escorted back to their proper quarters and given whatever care they
SPOCK: Yes, Captain.
SEVRIN: We respectfully request that you take us to Eden.
KIRK: I have orders to the contrary. This is not a passenger ship.
ADAM: Herbert, Herbert, Herbert.
ALL: Herbert, Herbert, Herbert. Herbert, Herbert, Herbert.
KIRK: Lieutenant Palmer, notify Starbase we have
the six aboard who stole the space cruiser Aurora. Regrettably, the
space cruiser itself was destroyed.
PALMER: Aye, sir.
KIRK: Personal note to the Catullan ambassador. His son is safe.
KIRK: Yes, what is it?
CHEKOV: Sir, I believe I know one of them. At least, I think I
recognise her voice. Her name is Irina Galliulin. We were in Starfleet
KIRK: One of those was in the Academy?
CHEKOV: Yes, sir. She dropped out. She
KIRK: Do you wish to see her? Permission to leave your post.
CHEKOV: Thank you, sir.
KIRK: Are they in the Sickbay?
SPOCK: Yes, Captain.
KIRK: Mister Spock, do they really believe that Eden exists?
SPOCK: Many myths are based on truth, Captain, and they are not
unintelligent. Their leader, Doctor Sevrin, is a man
KIRK: Doctor Sevrin is their leader?
SPOCK: Yes. A brilliant research engineer in the fields of acoustics,
communications and electronics on Tiburon. He was dismissed from his
post when he started this movement. Tong Rad inherits his father's
extraordinary abilities in the field of space studies.
KIRK: Well. But they've rejected all that and all that this technology
provides. And they seek the primitive.
SPOCK: There are many who are uncomfortable with what we have created.
It is almost a biological rebellion. A profound revulsion against the
planned communities, the programming, the sterilised, artfully balanced
atmospheres. They hunger for an Eden where spring comes.
KIRK: All do. The cave is deep in our memory.
SPOCK: Yes, that is true, Captain.
KIRK: But we don't steal space cruisers and act like irresponsible
children. KIRK: What makes you so sympathetic toward them?
SPOCK: It is not sympathy so much as curiosity, Captain. A wish to
understand. They regard themselves as aliens in their own worlds, a
condition with which I am somewhat familiar.
KIRK: Spock. What does Herbert mean?
SPOCK: It is somewhat uncomplimentary, Captain. Herbert was a minor
official notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought.
KIRK: Well, I shall try to be less rigid in my thinking.
(The teenagers are having an impromptu concert)
ADAM: (playing a guitar without a sound box) Looking for the good land,
Going astray. Don't cry, don't cry. Oh, I can't have honey, And I can't
have cream. Gonna live, not die. Gonna live, not die. (Rad plays
bongos) Stand in the middle of it all one day. I'll look at it shining
all around me and say, I'm here, Iím here, In the good land. In the new
land. I'm here.
CHEKOV: Excuse me. Is Irina Galliulin with you?
ADAM: She's getting her physical. Gonna crack my knuckles and jump for
joy. I got a clean bill of health from Doctor McCoy. You know Irina?
RAD: Say, tell me, why do you wear all those clothes? How do you
(Chapel and two med-techs enter)
CHAPEL: (to Sevrin) You're next.
(The techs carry Sevrin into the next room. Chapel leaves and Irina
IRINA: Pavel Andreievich. I had thought we might encounter each other.
CHEKOV: You knew I was on the Enterprise?
IRINA: I had heard.
CHEKOV: Irina, why? Come.
CHEKOV: How could you do this to yourself? You were
a scientist. And now, look at you.
IRINA: Look at yourself, Pavel.
CHEKOV: Why did you do it?
IRINA: Why did you?
CHEKOV: I am proud of what I am. I believe in what I do. Can you say
IRINA: Yes. Oh, we should not tear at each other so, Pavel. We should
meet again in joy. Today when I first knew it was your ship that
followed us, I thought of you and wondered what I would find. And I
remembered so much. In spite of that uniform, I still see the same
Pavel I used to know.
IRINA: Are you happy in what you do?
IRINA: Then I accept what you do.
CHEKOV: You even talk like them. Why did you go away?
IRINA: It was you who went.
CHEKOV: I came back to look for you. I looked. Where did you go?
IRINA: I stayed in the city, with friends.
CHEKOV: You never felt as I did. Never.
IRINA: I did.
CHEKOV: You don't have it in you to feel so much. Even when we were
close, you weren't with me. You were off thinking of something else.
Why did you stay away?
IRINA: Because you disapproved of me, Just as you do now. Oh, Pavel,
you have always been like this. So correct. And inside, the struggle
not to be. Give in to yourself. You will be happier. You'll see.
CHEKOV: Go to your friends.
(Irina leaves, and there is a commotion in the corridor.)
ALL: Free Doctor Sevrin! Free Doctor Sevrin! We
want to see him right now!
ADAM: We want to see him now!
(Chekov joins the security guards and Chapel trying to keep the kids
out of Sickbay)
ALL: Herbert! Herbert! Herbert! Herbert!
CHAPEL: I thought all the animals were kept in cages.
KIRK: What's going on, Bones?
MCCOY: Trouble. Your friend here didn't want a checkup. Turns out
there's a reason.
SEVRIN: I refuse to accept your findings.
MCCOY: You don't have the choice.
SEVRIN: They're the product of prejudice, not science.
MCCOY: I don't know what this man was planning on doing on a primitive
planet, but assuming one did exist, I can tell you what would have
happened had he settled there.
MCCOY: There wouldn't have been enough primitives left to bury their
SEVRIN: Fantasy. Fantasy.
MCCOY: I wish it were. There's a nasty little bug evolved in the last
few years, Jim. Our aseptic, sterilised civilisations produced it.
Synthococcus novae. It's deadly. We can immunise against it, but
haven't learned to lick all the problems yet.
KIRK: Does he have it? What about the others?
MCCOY: All the others are clear. He doesn't have it. He's a carrier.
Remember your ancient history? Typhoid Mary? He's immune, as she was,
but he carries the disease and spreads it to others.
KIRK: Is the crew in danger?
MCCOY: I don't know. They all had full spectrum immunisations before
boarding. Now my guess is that his friends have had their shots too.
But a regular programme of shots is necessary. I'll have to check
everyone on the ship. There could be some skips. In the meantime, he
should be placed in total isolation.
SEVRIN: This is outrageous. You're not isolating me, you're imprisoning
me. You invent a crime, find me guilty and sentence me!
MCCOY: Would you like to run the test, Doctor? You knew you were a
carrier before you came aboard, didn't you?
MCCOY: Then why did you fight the examination?
SEVRIN: It was an infringement on my rights.
KIRK: Put him in isolation.
(The two med-techs haul Sevrin away)
MCCOY: Be ready for the objections, Jim. They are a vocal lot.
KIRK: Yes, I'm ready. Kirk to Security. I want a guard maintained on
Doctor Sevrin until further notice. Bones, how long before we know
whether the crew has been endangered by this infection?
MCCOY: It'll show in twenty four hours. It's a virulent strain.
(Sulu is being chatted up by a brunette)
WOMAN: You don't belong with them! You know what we want. You want it
too. Come, join us.
SULU: How do you know what I want?
WOMAN: You're young. Think young, brother!
SULU: You make it tempting.
KIRK: Mister Sulu. Mister Sulu, explain.
SULU: No explanation, sir.
KIRK: Doctor Sevrin will be released when we think he is medically
ADAM: (singing) Stiff man putting my mind in jail. And the judge bang
the gavel and say no bail. Gonna lick his hand and wag my tail.
ALL: Herbert! Herbert!
SCOTT [OC]: Engineering to Bridge.
KIRK: Yes, Scotty, what is it?
SCOTT [OC]: Captain, I just had to give one of those barefooted what do
you call 'ems the boot out of here. She came in bold as brass, tried to
incite my crew to disaffect.
KIRK: Thank you, Scotty. Mister Spock, I don't seem to be able to
communicate with these people. Do you think you can persuade them to
SPOCK: I shall make an attempt, Captain.
KIRK: Thank you, Mister Spock. If it weren't for that ambassador's son,
they'd all be in the brig.
SPOCK: Yes, sir.
Captain's log, stardate 5832.5. The arrogance of
Doctor Sevrin and his followers is creating an intolerable situation
aboard the Enterprise. If it continues, Iíll be forced to use controls
which might not agree with Starfleet's suggestion that they be handled
with extreme tolerance.
SEVRIN: I have no influence over what they do.
SPOCK: They respect you. They will listen to your reasoning. For their
sake, you must stop them. Doctor Sevrin, I'm in a position to help you
and your group. I can use the resources of the Enterprise to determine
whether or not Eden actually exists and to plot its exact location. I
can present a case to Federation to allow you and your group to
colonise that planet. Neither you nor your people are at present
charged with a crime. However, incitement to disaffection is criminal.
The Federation will never allow the colonisation of a planet by
criminals. If they persist, they will be so charged and forever barred
SEVRIN: As I have been barred.
SPOCK: Then you knew you were a carrier.
SEVRIN: Of course I knew. You've researched my life. You've read the
orders restricting me to travel only in areas of advanced technology
because of what my body carries.
SPOCK: What I fail to understand is why you disobey those orders.
SEVRIN: Because this is poison to me. This stuff you breathe, this
stuff you live in, the shields of artificial atmosphere that we have
layered about every planet. The programs in those computers that run
your ship and your lives for you, they bred what my body carries.
That's what your science have done to me. You've infected me. Only the
primitives can cleanse me. I cannot purge myself until I am among them.
Only their way of living is right. I must go to them.
SPOCK: Your very presence will destroy the people you seek. Surely you
SEVRIN: I shall go to them and be One with them. And together we shall
build a world such as this galaxy has never seen.
A world. A life. A life. So now you're going to try to persuade me that
your technologies will find a cure for me, and then I'll be free to go.
SPOCK: Yes, Doctor.
SEVRIN: And for that reason I should persuade my friends to behave so
that they too will be allowed.
SPOCK: Yes, Doctor.
SEVRIN: All right, you send them in. I'll talk to them.
SPOCK: Doctor Sevrin is insane. I've not consulted
Doctor McCoy, but I have no doubt of it.
KIRK: I'll have Bones check him out. Spock, I'm sorry. You had great
respect for him. But it does explain some of what they've done.
SPOCK: His condition does not affect my interest in the movement. There
is no insanity in what they seek. I made a promise which I should like
to keep. With your permission, I must locate Eden. I shall work in my
quarters. May I have the assistance of Mister Chekov in auxiliary
KIRK: Certainly. Mister Chekov, assist Mister Spock. Bridge to Sickbay.
MCCOY [OC]: McCoy here.
MCCOY [OC]: Yes, Captain.
KIRK: I'd like to talk to you.
Captain's log, stardate 5832.6. I have asked Doctor
McCoy to check Starfleet medical records to verify Mister Spock's
suspicion that Doctor Sevrin is insane. In spite of Doctor Sevrin's
antipathy to us, he has promised Mister Spock that he will order his
disciples to conform to our rules and regulations.
SPOCK: Come in.
ADAM: Am I crossing you?
ADAM: I was just thinking, I (sees the lyre) Hey, brother, do you play?
Is it Vulcan? Can I try it?
(Spock gestures his permission and the young man strums a chord)
ADAM: Oh ho, that's now. That's real now. I reach that, brother. I
really do. Give.
(He hands the lyre to Spock who plays it briefly)
ADAM: Hey, how about a session, you and us? It would sound. That's what
I came for. I wanted to ask, you know, great white captain upstairs,
but he don't reach us. But would he shake on a session? I mean, we want
to co-operate, like you ask, so I'm asking.
SPOCK: If I understand you correctly, I believe the answer might be
ADAM: I'll spread the word.
IRINA: Am I allowed in?
IRINA: I have been looking for you, Pavel. What room is this?
CHEKOV: Auxiliary control.
IRINA: What's it for?
CHEKOV: Should the main control room breakdown or suffer damage, we can
navigate the ship from here. What do you want?
IRINA: To apologise. I should not have teased you. It was cruel.
CHEKOV: It does not matter.
IRINA: Oh, but it does. It is against everything I believe in.
CHEKOV: Let us not discuss your beliefs.
IRINA: And I do not like having you angry with me, or disapproving.
CHEKOV: Then why do you do such things?
IRINA: What are you working on?
CHEKOV: I am assisting Mister Spock in locating your Eden.
IRINA: Oh, now you are teasing me.
CHEKOV: I am not. These tapes contain star charts, and we project the
orbits of the various planets here. By mathematical process, we
determine whether or not they are affected by other bodies not yet
IRINA: Do you know all these things?
CHEKOV: What I do not know I find out from the computer banks. If, if I
knew nothing at all, I could navigate the ship simply by studying what
is stored in there. They contain the sum of all human knowledge. They
solve our problems of navigation. Of control. Of life support.
IRINA: They tell you what to do, and you do what they tell you.
CHEKOV: No. We use our own judgment also.
IRINA: I could never obey a computer.
CHEKOV: You could never listen to anyone. You always had to be
IRINA: Not different. What I wanted to be. There is nothing wrong in
doing what you want.
(Chekov gives in, and kisses her)
SPOCK [OC]: I am not receiving, Mister Chekov. Spock to Chekov. Repeat,
I am not receiving.
CHEKOV: I am sorry, Mister Spock. I was momentarily delayed.
RAD: His name is Sulu, specialist in weapons and
navigation. His hobby is botany.
RAD: Can. I reach botany. It's my favorite of studies. What's yours?
ADAM: Vulcan. Spock is practically One now.
IRINA: Everything can be handled from auxiliary control. The computers
contain all the information we need. We can do it.
ADAM: It starts to chime.
RAD: When will it?
ADAM: Soon. Like he said now, we should all go out and swing as many as
RAD: Can you suggest any special ways to swing them?
ADAM: Just be friendly. You know how to be friendly. Then they'll be
(Sounds are being laid down in a session and piped
through the ship)
ADAM: (singing) Iím talkin ''bout you, Iím talkin ''bout me. Long time
back when the galaxy was new. Man found out what he had to do. Found he
had to eat and he found he had to drink. And a long time later he found
he had to think. Uh huh. Yes, think. I'm standing here wondering.
ADAM: If a man tells another man out of my way. He piles up trouble for
himself all day. But all kinds of trouble come to an end. When a man
tells another man be my friend, uh huh. My friend. Well, what's it
going to be?
GIRL: (singing) There's a mile wide emptiness between you and me.
(Spock arrives with his lyre)
ADAM: Can't reach across it, hardly even see.
GIRL: Someone ought to take a step one way or other.
ADAM: (with chorus) Let's say goodbye, or let's say brother. Brother.
Brother. Hey, out there. Hey, out there. Hey, out there. Hey, out
there. I see you. I see you. I see you. I see you. Let's get together
and have some fun. I don't know how to do it but it's got to be done.
(Then Spock plays, accompanied by a girl playing what looks like a
(In the Brig, Rad climbs up a ladder and uses pressure points to knock
out the guard. Then he releases Sevrin from his cell)
(Many of the crew are moving to the beat)
SCOTT: At least we know where they are and what they're doing. I don't
know why a young mind has to be an undisciplined one. They're
KIRK: I used to get into a little trouble when I was that age, Scotty.
(Rad takes out the man on duty in Auxiliary control, then he and Sevrin
sit down and start changing things)
SULU: Captain, I get no response from controls. We're going off course.
SCOTT: It's shorted. No, it's channeled over somewhere. To auxiliary
KIRK: Bridge to auxiliary control. Bridge to auxiliary control.
SULU: Captain, it seems as though someone else is running the ship.
SEVRIN [OC]: That's right, someone else is running this ship.
(All his followers are there now)
SEVRIN: I am. All functions, life support as well. You cannot
interfere, as I have frozen the doors to the control room.
SEVRIN [OC]: I do not intend to hand over the helm
to you until and unless we reach Eden.
SEVRIN: If I am in any way prevented from reaching
that destination, I shall destroy this ship and all aboard.
KIRK: Can he do it?
SPOCK: He has the capability, Captain.
SCOTT [OC]: Heís got everything channelled over.
KIRK: Start a trace-back of all circuits.
KIRK [OC]: See if you can bypass him.
SEVRIN: Do that, and I shall retaliate.
SEVRIN [OC]: I shall not warn you again.
SULU: Captain, we're now leaving the Neutral Zone. Bearing into Romulan
KIRK: Any patrols?
KIRK: There will be soon. Doctor Sevrin. You are violating Romulan
space and endangering the peace of the galaxy.
KIRK [OC]: The Romulans will view this as a
military intrusion and attack. Bring the ship about now. If you bring
KIRK: And return to Starbase, no charges will be
ADAM: Like you said, Brother Sevrin.
KIRK: If you do not, you will never reach Eden. You
and this ship will be destroyed.
ADAM [OC]: He's got jelly in the belly. Real scared.
KIRK [OC]: Rad.
KIRK: You are being led by a man who is insane.
KIRK [OC]: You are being used by him.
KIRK: Spock, you tell them.
SPOCK: Adam, there is a file on Doctor Sevrin in our computer banks. In
it you'll find a report attesting to the fact
SPOCK: That he is a carrier of a bacillus strain
known as Synthococcus novae.
ADAM: (sarcastic) Ain't that just awful.
SPOCK: You'll also find a report from the same
hospital, giving a full psychological profile on him and projecting
these actions of his.
ADAM: Yay, brother.
SPOCK: Adam. You know I reach you. I believe in
what you seek. But there is a tragic difference between what you want
and what he wants.
ADAM: You're making me cry.
RAD: There it is. They've established Eden, Brother Sevrin.
IRINA: Pavel said they would. Our original course must have been
somewhat in error.
SEVRIN: When will we get there?
RAD: At this speed, three hours.
SEVRIN: They'll try to persuade us to change course presently and then
RAD: How do you plan to stop them? By cutting off their life support?
SEVRIN: I have another weapon. Take control, Brother Rad.
(Sevrin takes the cover off a wall access point)
ADAM: What are you doing?
SEVRIN: Making an adjustment on their circuits.
ADAM: (singing) Headin' out to Eden. Yea, brother. Headin' out to Eden.
No more trouble in my body or my mind. Gonna live like a king on
whatever I find, Eat all the fruit and throw away the rind. Yea,
SPOCK: We are within sensor range of Eden and
continuing to approach.
KIRK: Whatever they're going to do, they're going to do now. We have no
choice. Mister Spock, Mister Scott.
ADAM: When will you use that?
SEVRIN: At the proper time. Let me know when we're in orbit.
RAD: Approaching right on the dot, just as they plotted it, Brother
IRINA: What will that do to them? What is it?
SEVRIN: Well, I'm using sound against them, beyond the ultrasonic. It
will stun them and allow us time to leave. We'll go in one of their
IRINA: Sound pitched that high doesn't stun, it destroys. I remember
when we read in the text that it
SEVRIN: I've gone beyond those texts, Irina. It's correct for you to be
concerned, but be assured also.
RAD: We are in orbit over Eden, Brother Sevrin. It does destroy.
SEVRIN: We cannot allow them to come after us. It will not reach us in
here. I can control it all. I have adjusted it so that it will suspend
its effects after a few moments and allow us time to escape. Then,
after we've gone, it will automatically reactivate.
Rejoice, brethren. Soon we shall step together into Eden.
(A flame appears in the wall behind them)
(Scott is trying to cut into the room with a
phaser. Sevrin turns on his sonic weapon and Spock is instantly
stricken with pain)
KIRK: Spock! It's all right, Spock. It stopped.
SPOCK: No, Captain, it hasn't stopped. It has gone beyond
(Now it affects Kirk. Scott is already unconscious)
SPOCK: Captain, they're using
(All over the ship, people fall to the floor)
ADAM: Steppin' into Eden. Yea, brother. Steppin'
into Eden. Yea, brother. No more trouble in my body or my mind. Gonna
live like a king on whatever find. Eat all the fruit and throw away the
rind. Yea, brother.
SEVRIN: Now we may leave.
(Scott, Kirk and Spock are waking up)
SPOCK: (in pain) Captain, go. I. You must destroy the
KIRK: What is it?
SPOCK: Ultrasonics. The panel.
(Kirk staggers into the room and turns off the
KIRK: Kirk to Engineering. Bridge? Hangar deck? Kirk to Transporter
Room. Kirk to Bridge. Do you read me? Come in.
SULU [OC]: Sulu here, Captain. What happened to us? I heard a whistle,
KIRK: Never mind. Do we have control of the ship?
CHEKOV [OC]: No, sir. Control is in auxiliary.
KIRK: Can we break out of orbit if we have to?
SULU: I think so, sir.
CREWMAN [OC]: Hangar Deck to Captain.
KIRK: Kirk here.
CREWMAN: Sir, one of the shuttlecrafts has been taken. We were all
KIRK: Stand by. Do you read any Romulans?
SPOCK: Negative, Captain. However I am picking up the shuttlecraft.
SPOCK: It has landed. Except for those aboard the craft, I read no life
at all, either humanoid nor animal.
KIRK: Auxiliary control to Doctor McCoy. Bones, are you all right?
MCCOY [OC]: Yes, Jim.
KIRK: Stand by, transporter room. Full medical gear.
CHEKOV [OC]: Bridge to Captain Kirk. Do you wish to open communication,
KIRK: No. No, they tried to destroy us. Let them think they succeeded.
I want the co-ordinates zeroed in so that when we beam down, we won't
be visible to them. Scotty, you have the conn. If any Romulans appear,
try to make them understand. I do not want to provoke combat. Mister
Spock. Mister Chekov, join us in the transporter room.
(Looking remarkable like Miramanee's planet, right
down to the lake. Or maybe the Pleasure Planet?)
SPOCK: The legends were true, Captain. Fantastically beautiful planet.
KIRK: Is this what they believed they'd find? Then I can understand.
Spread out. Approach with caution. (into communicator) Doctor Sevrin.
KIRK: What is it?
CHEKOV: The flower, sir. I touched it. It's like fire.
(His palm is covered in blisters)
MCCOY: It's burned. All this plant life is full of acid. Even the
KIRK: Will our clothing protect us?
MCCOY: It should for a while.
(Our young minstrel is spread out on the ground, a half-eaten fruit
MCCOY: Poison. The fruit is deadly.
SPOCK: His name was Adam.
KIRK: There's the shuttlecraft.
[By the Galileo II]
(The door opens. The hippies have blisters on their
feet and can't walk. Kirk picks up Irina and carries her)
KIRK: Here, we'll help you.
(The youngsters come out, and finally Sevrin)
KIRK: Doctor Sevrin. Bones!
MCCOY: He should be beamed aboard, Jim. He needs more than I can do for
SPOCK: Spock to Enterprise.
SCOTT [OC]: Enterprise here.
SPOCK: Stand by to beam aboard injured parties. Medical team to the
SEVRIN: No, we're not leaving.
KIRK: We can help you aboard the ship.
SEVRIN: We're not leaving Eden, none of us.
KIRK: Be sensible, Doctor.
SEVRIN: We're not leaving.
(Sevrin runs off on his blistered feet and climbs a fruit tree)
MCCOY: Come back here, you fool!
KIRK: Sevrin, don't! You'll kill yourself!
MCCOY: Don't bite into that!
(But man takes a bite of the forbidden fruit, and loses Eden forever)
IRINA: It was so beautiful.
PALMER: I have Starbase now, Captain.
KIRK: Alert them that we have the four and we're ready to beam them
down. And mark the incident closed.
PALMER: Aye, sir.
KIRK: Bridge to Transporter. Scotty, are they there?
SCOTT [OC]: Three of them, sir. Expecting a fourth any minute.
KIRK: Stand by. Mister Chekov, do you wish to attend?
CHEKOV: Captain, I wish first to apologise for my conduct during this
time. I did not maintain myself under proper discipline. I endangered
the ship and its personnel by my conduct. I respectfully submit myself
for disciplinary action.
KIRK: Thank you, Mister Chekov. You did what you had to do. As did we
all. Even your friends. You may go.
CHEKOV: Thank you, sir.
CHEKOV: I was coming to say goodbye.
IRINA: And I was coming to say goodbye to you. (a kiss) Be incorrect,
CHEKOV: And you be correct.
SPOCK: Miss Galliulin. It is my sincere wish that you do not give up
your search for Eden. I have no doubt but that you will find it, or
make it yourselves.
IRINA: Thank you.
KIRK: We reach, Mister Spock.