NOTE: This is a fragment of a script I started to write a long time ago.
1 INT - ENTERPRISE BRIDGE - DAY. The first watch crew are all at their posts. CMO McCoy is standing next to the Science Station.
Sir, I have a message from Starfleet. We're to return to spacedock to be decommissioned.
2 TWO-SHOT OF MCCOY and SPOCK. SPOCK turns from his console to face the Captain.
If I were human, I believe my response would be, 'go to hell' . . . if I were human.
3 MEDIUM SHOT OF CHEKOV. CHEKOV turns from is console towards camera.
Course heading, Keptin?
4 MEDIUM SHOT OF KIRK
Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.
5 BEGIN TITLES
6 SHOT OF ENTERPRISE WARPING THROUGH SPACE. Ship seems fine but suddenly stops dead.
7 INT - ENTERPRISE BRIDGE - NIGHT. Red lights are flashing and alarms sounding. KIRK stands up and walks over to the Engineering Station where SCOTTY is sitting. Camera follows.
8 TWO SHOT OF KIRK and SCOTTY. SCOTTY is pressing buttons like crazy.
Scotty, what happened?
I dinnae know sir . . . wait! Och, no!!
We've lost the dilithium crystals. And the antimatter pods are unstable and need to be ejected!
That'll leave us with just impulse power.
At this distance, sir, it vill take a veek to return to Earth.
Well, I guess our final voyage together has been lengthened.
It would seem so, sir.
KIRK WALKS BACK TO COMMAND CHAIR. Shot follows KIRK as he sits down slowly.
Chekov, set course for Earth, three-quarters impulse power.
Aye, sir. Course laid in.
Take us home, Chekov.
10 SHOT OF ENTERPRISE MOVING SLOWLY THROUGH SPACE
11 MED SHOT OF KIRK IN COMMAND CHAIR, MCCOY BESIDE HIM
Captain's log, Stardate 9531.7, the Enterprise is proceeding back to Earth at impulse speeds, as our dilithium crystals and antimatter pods have malfunctioned. Engineer Scott can find no --
12 WIDE SHOT OF BRIDGE as lights go out and then flicker back on at reduced intensity.
Captain, we've lost all power! We're functioning on reserve power only. We're stranded.
Uhura, notify Starfleet of our situation --
Sorry, sir. We haven't enough power to transmit.
Oh, no. Starfleet won't get worried about us until it's too late.
Not necisarily, sir. Our ID beacon isn't transmitting. Once they notice that, they'll get worried.
Then I guess we have some time on our hands.
All sit in silence for a while
I can't stand it. Let's do something!
What did you have in mind, Doctor?
The turbolifts are down, so don't count on your Saurian Brandy as 'something.'
How about stories? Those can always pass the time. And I think the Captain should start.
Me? I don't have any good stories, unless you want me to ramble on about the Academy.
That sounds just right. Take as long as you want, Jim, we've got plenty of time.
14 MED SHOT OF KIRK as he begins to reminisce.
Give me a moment to choose a story.
15 INT - FEDERATION PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - DAY. FEDERATION PRESIDENT is sitting at a desk while ADMIRAL NOGUCHI, head of Starfleet, and JOANNA MCCOY, daughter of LEONARD MCCOY, explain why a search should be instituted for the missing Enterprise.
Her ID beacon dissapeared from our scanners on Stardate 9531.712. Only a total loss of power could cause that. Some of Starfleet's most valuable officers are there --
Including my father!
We can't just leave them there to die.
I can't let you take a starship off active duty. However, you may take a tow ship and a warp shuttle. You two will take the shuttle to find the Enterprise and then direct the tow ship there. Is that acceptible?
Fine with me.
Acceptible, sir. We shall depart immediatly.
16 NOGUCHI and JOANNA DEPART OFFICE, camera following.
17 ENTERPRISE BRIDGE, MED SHOT OF KIRK
And that's where my script fragment ends
Last updated 18 OCT 98
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