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Episode 2.26: Assignment: Earth

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This is a great episode of Assignment: Earth. This is the new series that Gene Roddenberry began when it became clear that his now defunct first attempt, Star Trek, was floundering in the ratings and wouldn't last more than two seasons.

Assignment: Earth would of course go on to become wildly successful, with multiple spin-off series, feature films, and most recently a new series of remake films set in an alternate universe, while Star Trek remains nothing but a failed footnote that only a few of the most ardent Sevenites have even heard of.

Transcript

1
Captain's log, Earth year 1968. We have time travelled to the 20th century for historical research, to find out why a promising TV series pilot was not picked up.
2
Scotty: Intercepting transporter beam.
Spock: From at least 1000 light years away.
Scotty: No transporter can reach interstellar distances! Not in this universe!
3
Gary Seven: I'm Gary Seven. You must beam me down.
Isis: Meow.
Gary Seven: Yes, Isis. The future they come from depends on it.
Kirk: What are you, some sort of catspaw?
4
Kirk: Put him in the brig. Don't search him for weapons. And place a guard who will stand with his back to the prisoner.
5
SFX: Escape!
Caption: Sonic screwdriver!
6
{Gary Seven's New York apartment}
Gary Seven: Agent 201, why haven't you sabotaged the rocket launch?
Roberta: Agent? I'm a secretary.
Computer: Agents 201 and 347 died in a car crash.
Gary Seven: Oops.
Caption: Roberta Lincoln {the secretary}
7
Gary Seven: We're... CIA. You have to help me… sabotage a US rocket launch.
Roberta: O-kaaay... You and the cat?
Gary Seven: Yes.
8
{McKinley rocket base}
SFX: Sabotage!
Isis: Meow.
Gary Seven: Oh, Isis? Is she cute? I hadn't noticed.
9
{apartment}
Gary Seven: You beamed me back before I could finish sabotaging the rocket!
Roberta: I thought you might have been up to something!
10
Gary Seven: I have to destroy the rocket from the computer.
Kirk: Oh, no you don't.
11
Gary Seven: This is the only way to avoid nuclear war. You have to trust me.
Spock: Logic cannot decide. You must use your superior human intuition.
Kirk: Okay, go!
12
Spock: Our future is secure.
Kirk: Mr Seven, Miss Lincoln, you will have many adventures, chronicled in a successful TV series.
Caption: {pointing at a mysterious woman who Roberta is staring at suspiciously} The cat!
Caption: Oh, no they won't.


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