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Episode 2.3: The Changeling

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I left out the bit where Nomad kills Scotty, and naturally everyone gets a bit upset. Nomad then asks if Kirk would like it to repair Scotty, which it does. But Nomad says it can't restore Uhura's mind, thus leaving her to have to relearn the entirety of graduate level English, mathematics, science, and communications engineering, all in one week.

Transcript

1
Captain's log, Stardate 3541.9. An alien vessel has wiped out 4 billion inhabitants of Malurian.
Sulu: Incoming fire!
Kirk: Photon torpedoes! Shoot to kill!
2
Scotty: We cannae take another hit!
Uhura: Incoming communication, sir.
Kirk: Respond: This is Captain Kirk, of the USS Enterprise. We come in peace!
3
Nomad: {over radio} My mission is non-hostile.
Kirk: Oh, that's a relief. I'll overlook those 4 billion dead Malurians. Please come on board.
4
{Transporter room}
Nomad: I am Nomad.
Spock: It's a computer.
Nomad: You are Kirk from Earth. You are the Creator.
Kirk: Well that makes a change from last week.
5
{bridge}
Nomad: I will drain all knowledge from this unit.
McCoy: It's erasing her mind!
6
{sick bay}
Chapel: I'm retraining Uhura with Dick and Jane readers so she can resume her highly technical role next week.
Uhura: Je, mimi kupata nje ya hii kuku samadi outfit?
7
Caption: Vulcan mind meld!
Spock: I. Am. Nomad. Emptiness. Collision. Damage. I am the other. I am Tan Ru. Tan Ru. Imperfection. Sterilise. We are complete. V'ger. Creator instructs. Sterilise. Imperfections. Exterminate. Exterminate. Exterminate!
8
Spock: Jackson Roykirk of Earth built the Nomad space probe in 2002. Damaged, it melded with an alien probe designed to sterilise soil samples. It seeks its creator's home, to sterilise all imperfection.
Kirk: That can't be good.
9
{engineering}
Kirk: Nomad! I am Kirk, your Creator?
Nomad: You are the creator.
Kirk: Wrong! Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him. You are in error!
10
Kirk: You did not discover your mistake. You have made two errors!
Kirk: You are flawed and imperfect and you have not corrected by sterilisation. Three errors!
11
Kirk: Count your errors! You've gone in against an Iowan when death is on the line! Four errors! Ah ah ah ah ah!
Nomad: Error! Error! Analyse! Error!!
SFX: Pow! {Nomad self destructs in an explosion of logic}
12
{bridge}
Spock: What if there are more old Earth probes out there, repaired by alien machines, reprogrammed to sterilise biological organisms, and seeking out their creator?
Kirk: Oh come on, what are the odds of that?


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