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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy C)
Subject: The Once and Future Starship - Scene 5
Keywords: ASCII Text / Last Scene
Date: 11 Aug 91 17:50:33 GMT
Organization: AT&T Bell Labs
STAR TREK: "The Once and Future Starship" 8/9/91 - SCENE 5 1.
INT. GUEST QUARTERS
Tasha and Castille are sitting in their dimly lit guest
quarters when the entry beep sounds.
The door slides open and Data enters the room.
If you're here to tell us about Star
Fleet's decision we already know.
No, Tasha, that is not why I have come.
I wish to speak to you about your
I was wondering where the two of you
disappeared to after the Inquiry Panel.
What has she done now, Data? What did
she say to you?
She wishes to return to the Federation
with us, Tasha, and that is not all.
She seems to feel you will try to stop
her, and that you are an evil women.
I was afraid something like this would
happen. She's an ungrateful and spoiled
Come on, Tasha. What did you expect?
(gestures around the room)
She sees all this and compares it to the
life we have led on the planet all of
these years, naturally she'd want to
When I was her age I was graduating from
Star Fleet Academy. When I was four
years younger than her I was defending
myself from rape gangs on a planet gone
Nobody is saying you didn't have a
harder childhood than any person should
ever have to deal with, Tasha. All we
are saying is you should want better for
You know I do, Richard, but I just can't
talk to her anymore, she just shuts me
Rachel said much the same about you,
Tasha. I suggested that the two of you
seek the assistance of Counselor Troi.
Rachel has agreed. Will you meet with
Tasha looks deeply into Castille's eyes. He nods his head
in the affirmative.
OK, Data, I'll give it a try. If I'm
going to spend the rest of my life in a
rehabilitation colony, I might as well
make peace with my daughter.
I will arrange it with Counselor Troi.
INT. BRIDGE BRIEFING ROOM (OPTICAL)
Picard is at the head of the table in the briefing room off
the main bridge, Riker is to his right, Worf to Riker's
right and Geordie across from Worf. Space, the planet and
the Enterprise-C can all be seen out the windows. The mood
The last thing Admiral Colltear said was
that he had received a message from the
Klingon High Command regarding this
case. Perhaps you could provide some
insight into the motives of the
Klingons, Mr. Worf.
No, you have no insights, or no you
Worf remains silent, staring across the table to avoid
Worf, I think it's time we let the
Captain and Commander Riker in on our
Worf glares across the table at Geordie furious over his
statement. He still refuses to speak. Riker looks from
Worf to Geordie. Since Worf isn't talking, Riker addresses
What's going on here, Commander?
Worf asked me to set up a tight beam
scrambled channel to a point in the
Klingon Empire on a Klingon defense
force frequency. He sent them a message
of some kind. I don't even know what it
I'm sorry, Worf, but they had to know.
Your brother! You sent him a message,
What did you tell him?
I asked him to discretely let the High
Command know that the heros of Norendra
III still lived and that they were in
need of assistance.
I agree with your objectives, Mr. Worf,
but your methods are questionable at
best. On the other hand, you may have
indirectly provided us with just the
ammunition we need to vindicate these
I must speak with Admiral Colltear
Picard stands, and as he does so he gives Riker a look that
somehow sends the message - you look after these two, they
need a little discipline. Picard walks away and exits the
room. Worf and Geordie stand as if to leave as well, they
get to within a step of the door before Riker speaks.
I don't recall having dismissed anyone!
Worf and La Forge stop in their tracks and turn to face
Riker. Riker stands, he is on one side of the table, they
on the other. Worf snaps to attention. Geordie tries to
but he looks like he's forgotten how, he glances at Worf for
a hint and then straightens up. Riker strolls around the
table to their side and walks around them, his hands joined
behind his back.
Mr. Worf, there is a proper chain of
command aboard this vessel. It is my
duty to see that the ship functions
properly and to keep the Captain advised
of any activities worthy of his
attention. Going behind my back to pull
this little stunt is a serious breach of
that protocol that will not be
Worf and LaForge straighten up even more. Riker turns to
Mr. LaForge, since you are the senior
officer, I have no choice but to hold
you accountable for this incident.
Mr. Worf, you are dismissed!
Worf goes to an "at ease" posture then confronts Riker.
Commander, Mr. LaForge was not
responsible . . .
I said you are dismissed, Mr. Worf!
Worf nods and then turns on a heel and exits. LaForge
remains at attention.
As for you, Mr. LaForge, I will let the
Captain decide whether a written
reprimand will appear on your record. I
hope you will exercise better judgement
next time something like this comes up.
Don't let it happen again, Geordie.
Thank you, Sir.
Geordie walks briskly out of the conference room, Riker is
left alone, he shakes his head.
INT. READY ROOM (OPTICAL)
Picard is seated at his desk a forgotten cup of tea sits on
the desk in a crystal mug. He turns his terminal and
Computer, open a priority channel on
scramble to Admiral Colltear at Star
Fleet Headquarters. Establish real-time
connection via the starship Potemkin.
Some computer beeps can be heard as the computer fulfills
Channel established, Admiral Colltear
Admiral Colltear's face appears on the screen.
Admiral, I was wondering if you could
give me any additional information
regarding the Klingon's message.
Of course, Captain, I was about to
contact you. It seems the Klingons have
found out about the survivors of what
they call the Glorious Battle of
Norendra III. They are hailing the
survivors as heros and insisting that we
treat them as such.
I see, how interesting.
Interesting! Is that all you have to
say? Now I have two conflicting sets of
priorities, one from our Council and one
May I suggest a course of action, Sir?
Yes, of course, Captain.
Perhaps you should suggest to the
Federation Council that it would not be
wise to anger the new leadership of the
Klingon Empire at this time.
If you were to accept the
interpretation of the Prime Directive
that we have established that would
allow the Council to divorce themselves
from that issue. This will permit them
to acknowledge the hero status of the
survivors without looking foolish to the
That's a very good idea, Captain Picard.
This Klingon thing is just what I need
to convince the Council.
I'll advise the Council of the message
from the Klingons. Once they have a
chance to review our suggestions, I
think that they will be willing to let
me uphold your Inquiry findings. You
may be hearing from me again with a
different message from the Council.
In the meantime, you may notify the
survivors that the Klingons have already
offered them the free use of the planet
they have been living on, which they
have renamed Klah'Norendra, or New
Norendra. Of course, the family members
may return to the Federation aboard the
I'll be speaking to you again soon,
Picard, keep up the good work. Colltear
The screen goes blank and Picard sits back and smiles. He
picks up a half forgotten crystal mug of tea from his desk
and takes a sip.
INT. TROI'S QUARTERS
Troi sits behind her desk, in two comfortable chairs facing
her are Tasha and Rachel.
Let me tell you a little about what I
do. My title is Ship's Counselor, a
position that didn't exist in the
timeline you are familiar with, Tasha,
and one that did not yet exist when your
father was in Star Fleet, Rachel. My
job is to help the crew and their
families cope with the stresses of life
What I would like to do is get a
dialogue going. Rachel, you feel that
your mother has somehow ruined your life
by forcing the Enterprise-C crew to
divert to this planet. Tasha, you feel
that Rachel is dreadfully spoiled
because she cannot appreciate what you
have sacrificed to bring her here and
raise her well.
Oh, she sacrificed! I'm the one who had
to give up hope of ever seeing the
Federation, of ever benefiting from it!
She never gave up a thing, she loves it
on that putrid old planet!
I gave up the Federation too! I gave up
my future, the only friends I had to
come back in time and help your father!
We didn't expect to survive that battle
at all. Surviving, and having all this
time with your father and with you, has
all been like a gift to me. I would
have been happy on any planet, you see I
was alive, when all the odds said I
should have been dead.
Sometimes I wish you had all died in
Tasha reaches over and smacks Rachel across the face.
Don't ever say that again! What's
wrong with you, don't you want to live!
Yes, mother! I want to live, I want to
experience all that life has to offer
and I won't be able to until you let go
and stop with the martyr routine. I
just want to live my own life!
Tasha, she's not a child, and you don't
have to save the Federation from it's
own future anymore. It's time that you
left the past behind and allow
yourselves to face the future each on
your own terms.
Tasha looks down, disgusted with herself and the situation.
She wonders how it ever got so bad.
I'm sorry I hit you, Rachel. I'm sorry
you feel I kept you here against your
will just to torture you and the others.
I guess I haven't exactly been the best
mother in the galaxy, but I want you to
know that I never meant to hurt you. I
did what I could to keep you healthy and
safe, but I couldn't give you the
Rachel slowly realizes what Tasha is saying. Then brightens
You mean I can stay?
Of course, I could hardly stop you, you
know. You are an adult and a Federation
citizen. Besides, I know it would be
best for you. I guess I always knew,
but just didn't want to let go.
There are no people your age in our
group, no Universities, no wonderfully
different aliens. I want you to have
all that. You see, I love you, Rachel,
I always have and always will. I'll
But you can come with me, you and Poppa.
You don't have to stay here!
We may not be able to stay here either,
Rachel, Star Fleet is about to throw the
book at us!
Just then an intercom tone sounds.
Counselor Troi, I'm sorry to interrupt
you, but is Tasha with you?
I'm here, Captain.
Ah, Tasha, I have been searching for
you. I thought you would like to know
that Star Fleet has finally seen the
wisdom of your defense and has upheld
the findings of the Inquiry Panel. Not
only that, but I have been authorized to
present you and the other crew members
with the Order of the Federation for
your accomplishment at Norendra III.
The Klingons are also sending a ship to
escort you on a victory tour of the
Empire culminating with a ceremony on
the Klingon home world. You're free,
Tasha and Rachel look at each other and then stand and hug
EXT. SPACE - THE TWO ENTERPRISES (OPTICAL)
The ship's continue to orbit the planet.
Captain's Log, Stardate 44638.2.
Several of the crew of the Enterprise-C
have chosen to return to the Federation
with us. Tasha Yar and her husband
Richard Castille and some other
remaining crew members have opted to
remain on Klah'Norendra and to live
there when their tour of the Klingon
Empire is complete.
INT. TRANSPORTER ROOM
Worf and Data stand in front of the transporter console.
Castille and some other of the "returnees" wait on the
platform. O'Brien waits behind the console to transport
them down. Yar and Geordie are off to one side speaking in
hush tones. Yar approaches Worf.
Thank you for what you did for us.
I did nothing.
Geordie told me about your private call.
I don't know you, but I understand you
were close to the . . . other me.
You taught me all I know, and Klingons
always repay their debts.
Tasha reaches to Worf and grasps his shoulder for a moment
and then releases. Worf walks out of the shot. Tasha turns
Data, I don't know how to say goodbye to
you either. I didn't say goodbye to you
when I left last time.
We owe you our freedom, Data, we
couldn't have done it without you.
I did what I could, Tasha.
You can return to the Federation, they
would gladly send a transport when your
tour of the Empire is completed.
Perhaps someday, Data, but Richard and I
are set in our ways. We have really
grown to love the isolation and simple
life we lead. We've had all the
adventures we'll ever need.
Rachel, on the other hand is just
starting on hers. She is going to try
to get to Earth, will you do me a favor
and look after her until she gets there
and check on her occasionally.
I will, Tasha, I promise to see her
safely to Earth.
I may not remember a lot of things from
my time on the alternate Enterprise, but
I just remembered why we made you her
Yar hugs Data and gives him a kiss on the cheek.
Goodbye, and take care, Data.
Tasha and the others take up their positions on the platform
and beam out. Final shot is of Data as he almost smiles.
EXT. SPACE - THE ENTERPRISE-D AND C
The Enterprise-D gracefully slips out of orbit and leaves
the Enterprise-C behind. As they move away the new version
of Klingon cruiser from "Reunion" settles into orbit around
the planet. The Enterprise then warps away.
END OF SCENE 5.
ROLL END CREDITS.
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