1 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE IN PLANET ORBIT (OPTICAL)
A lovely blue and white planet, close to Earthlike in
Captain's log, stardate 41255.6.
After delivering a party of Earth
colonists to the Strnad solar
system and providing...
2 CLOSER ON ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
emphasizing the starship's line.
... them with all their basic
necessities, we have discovered
another Class M planet in the
adjoining Rubicun star system.
3 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE INCLUDING MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
PICARD, TROI, WORF, BRANT and WESLEY on duty with replacement
bridge crew, all examining the planet, as:
We are now in orbit there, having
determined it to be inhabited as
well as unusually lovely. It
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - TEASER 2.
4 EMPHASIZING PICARD
... a pastoral world, which also
shows evidence of learning and
civilization. My first officer
has taken an away team down to
make contact and they are in the
process of returning to the ship.
5 COMMAND AND HELM AREAS
Picard looking to Troi.
Riker has sounded very enthused
in his reports.
He says the planet has life forms
almost identical to us.
Interrupted by Beverly who ENTERS, obviously with much
on her mind.
(sees she has
Troi smiles, beckons Beverly in.
The Doctor has something much more
important on her mind, Captain.
(frowns; to Troi)
Please, Troi, do not pick up my
Your feelings? All we need
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(smiles to Beverly)
You've been talking about it for
days now... Shore leave for the
Beverly sees that her son Wesley has also thrown her
a concerned look. She gives an apologetic nod to Troi.
I'm tired myself.
Establishing that colony has
exhausted the entire crew, sir.
We're not a supply vessel.
Settling all those people was a
strain on everyone.
RIKER interrupts by ENTERING with DATA, GEORDI, TASHA.
They all register enthusiasm, giving the replacement
crew nods, smiles, thumbs up gestures as they take over
their positions. Riker has continued straight to
Picard, acknowledging Troi and Beverly too.
Is it as good as your reports,
Exactly per my reports, sir.
Class M, so Earthlike, so
beautiful, it will startle you!
It sounds wonderful for the
The Holodecks are marvelous, of
course, but nothing like giving
them open space and fresh air...
Beverly takes a simulated deep breath of air.
I've listed my report on their
customs and laws, sir. Fairly
simple, common sense things.
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5 CONTINUED: (2)
Wild in some ways, puritanical
in others. Neat as pins,
ultra-lawful, and making love at
the drop of a hat.
But even the happiest report has
its negatives. Let's start with
There are none, sir. Not that
any of us can find.
But there is a problem here, sir!
Data is puzzling over readings at his station.
I do not understand this at all!
It's the faulty reading I
Sensor technicians are working
on it, sir. They've identified
it as a "glitch" in the system.
Picard turns back to Riker.
I take it you find no "glitch"
at all in this planet, however.
If you approve shore leave, sir,
we could start with a small group
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5 CONTINUED: (3)
Wesley, if we go, you will join
the away team to evaluate this
world as a place for young people
He glances at Beverly to note her smiling approval of
this. Brant seems a little disappointed that she will
not get to go. She bites her lip--the Captain has
barely noticed she is on the bridge at all.
If all scans and observations
confirm the reports...
... certainly I'll approve it.
Let's hope it is not too good
to be true.
END OF TEASER
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6 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE IN PLANET ORBIT (OPTICAL)
The same lovely planet.
We are in orbit of a planet
designated Rubicun Three... and
have found it to be the home of
a life form who call themselves
7 EXT. SURFACE OF RUBICUN THREE (OPTICAL)
The planet is as described. We are at an inhabited
part of it... clean, neat, the "streets" appearing more
like a running track, bordered with flowers. The
TRANSPORTER EFFECT brings in our new away team of Riker,
Troi, Tasha, Worf and Wesley. In the near distance, a
group of very human appearing people have seen them
arriving and two of them turn and race in this direction.
Worf is quickly aware of it and prepares to interpose
It's all right, Lieutenant, these
are the Edo we met.
8 ANGLE ON THE EDO
ARRIVING at high speed. A young female and male who,
like other Edo we'll meet, are both tall, full haired,
with even white teeth, great bodies. They're also
dressed in loose, sexy clothing and these two wear a
silvery necklace indicating high rank. Riker is
watching an attractive Edo woman, saying:
They certainly are... fit, right?
Troi is looking at an Edo male.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT ONE 7.
They certainly are.
Health and happiness!
A pleasant day to you!
Troi gives Riker an even sharper second look as the Edo
ARRIVE and RIVAN, the woman, gives Riker a close and
rather intimate hands-on hug which, although it touches
upon the sensual, also combines genuine friendship, too.
You did return as promised!
The man, LIATOR, is looking over Troi and Tasha with
healthy interest. Like Rivan, although slim and very
well muscled, he has a quiet dignity that fits well with
this necklace-badge of leadership.
Also from our vessel is Troi...
I must also welcome this lovely
... and this lovely one...
Riker waits, watching with interest until Tasha
disengages. She understands his look.
Healthy sensuality, sir. I feel
mainly happiness and friendship.
And I welcome this huge one...
(hugs and fondles Worf)
... oh, yes, yes...
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8 CONTINUED: (2)
Rivan moves to Wesley, stops quizzically.
But you are a young one. I do
not know your custom regarding
Wesley is clearly nervous, although intrigued too. He
clears his throat:
Uh... I guess... whatever you
Rivan shows excellent taste, giving Wesley a "hug" but
without any "extras."
Others would like to visit here
too. If you'll tell us what
limits you'd place on the
Whatever pleases you. We can
discuss it at the Council
Shall we go there now or remain
At love. Unless you don't enjoy
Perhaps you do?
And you? Yes, I can see that you
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8 CONTINUED: (3)
Listen, maybe I'll just go on
This is unfair to him.
We'll go to the Council Chambers.
You'll find young people your age
Well... I really can't make any
You don't have to. Our rules are
simple. No one does anything
uncomfortable to them.
Come! Our people will want to
Then she turns back, glancing at the more formal
clothing worn by the humans.
Rivan, perhaps they...can't...run.
Can't run? Sure we can run, right
(to the others)
That's the custom here, running...
Right! Lead the way!
Rivan, Liator, and Wesley LEAD OFF, the Others JOGGING
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT ONE 10.
9 TRUCKING - EMPHASIZING RIKER AND WORF
who find themselves out in front of Tasha and Troi.
"When in Rome... ," eh?
When where, sir?
CAMERA HOLDS as the Group runs past.
9A EXT. SECOND SCENIC LOCATION
Rivan and Liator leading the Enterprise people along
another lovely pathway where an elderly but very trim
FIRST EDO CITIZEN and a pair of younger N.D. EDO
CITIZENS see them coming and break into a run to join
them. Lots of smiles and waves.
9B TRUCKING - EMPHASIZING AWAY TEAM AND FIRST EDO CITIZZEN
The Enterprise people very much taken with the joy and
good health they're seeing. First Edo citizen notes
Tasha's light complexion and amazon form.
FIRST EDO CITIZEN
Good health to you!
Happiness to you!
It's like an "Eden" here.
10 EXT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS
A combination of conference and recreation facilities,
lots of light and air and spectacularly healthy looking
people in revealing but comfortable garb. SOUND of
delighted ADULT LAUGHTER from inside the chambers too.
Two adults and a child DEPART on the run, another older
woman ARRIVES -- on the run too. She doesn't seem to
be breathing very hard at all.
11 ANGLE ON RIKER AND TEAM
ARRIVING on the run with their Edo companions. They
haven't done too badly. Rivan stops, looks Riker and
the Enterprise people over, then moves in and embraces
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT ONE 11.
Good health! I thought you might
be out of breath.
A SHRIEK from children at play, several Edo children
race INTO SIGHT.
Children, we've brought you a new
FIRST EDO BOY
Hello! Join us!
Wesley joins the smiling children.
We may surprise you in a lot of
12 INT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS
The kind of place you'd like to visit. No particularly
formalized furnishing plan -- it includes just about
any way anyone would like to sit or loll. The same sort
of revealing but sensible garb here too -- along with
good humor. In fact, joy is what is mainly present
here. Lots of fruit, nuts, food and drink selections.
A MUSIC GROUP of Harpists in sight -- admittedly
strange looking harps on which they compose, and now
and then PLAY LILTING MUSIC which, like everything else,
is not taken too seriously here either.
Everyone! We've brought the
(gesturing to away team)
Please enjoy what we have!
13 EMPHASIZING ENTERPRISE PEOPLE
as they are taken charge of with great hospitality.
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14 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE IN ORBIT (OPTICAL)
The same lovely planet.
15 INT. MAIN BRIDGE
as Data ENTERS bridge from the turbolift, strides
rapidly toward his station, his face reflecting concern.
I have traced it through all sensor
channels, Captain! It is not a
Picard becomes alarmed at Data's tone, follows him to
the Ops station where Data begins going over readings
... or any other form of error or
Confirmed by my readings, sir.
It's like a "shadow something"...
Exactly! As if it's not entirely
in or out of our dimension.
"What" is, Commander?
Data points off to front starboard of the vessel.
Whatever is sitting out there
without triggering our alarm
Center Main Viewer on that area.
16 ANGLE INCLUDING MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
as the IMAGE there shifts slightly, but REVEALS nothing
but the planet and star background previously seen.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT ONE 13.
(to Data; continuing)
I need more, Commander.
Data seems stumped for a moment, then:
Permission to go to hailing
A puzzled Picard nods.
Hailing frequencies open. On all
frequencies and language forms,
Enterprise to Object off our
starboard bow. Request that you
As suddenly, the "what" begins appearing -- A HUGE AND
COMPLEX LOOKING OBJECT, A BIT SMALLER THAN THE
ENTERPRISE. IT IS HALF-TRANSPARENT BUT PARTLY SOLID,
TOO, AND VERY DEADLY LOOKING. A VESSEL? PERHAPS, BUT
SEEMINGLY MORE, TOO. WE WILL LEARN THAT IT SOMEHOW
EXISTS HERE AND IN ANOTHER CONTINUUM AT THE SAME TIME.
At the moment it appears, the Enterprise RED ALERT with
KLAXON comes on too.
END OF ACT ONE
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 14.
17 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND MYSTERY OBJECT (OPTICAL)
The partially transparent Mystery Object as described,
positioned very close to the starship Enterprise. Its
very nearness implies threat.
18 INT. MAIN BRIDGE (OPTICAL)
The Red Alert lights FLASHING, the KLAXON SOUNDING a
couple more times, then going SILENT. The mystery
object IMAGE is on the Main Viewer; Picard and the
others are as we last saw them.
Shields and deflectors up full,
sir. Main phaser banks ready.
Hailing frequencies? Any reply?
It was something unintelligible,
Captain. Now running it through
our logic and language circuits...
Have a real look at it, Geordi!
(hurrying for the
Sir, my sensors read it... well,
as "half there." And it does
She hesitates. Data finishes her thought.
As if it's partly...transparent.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 15.
Data, what the hell is it?
It is rather frightening to see Data turn to his
Captain... slowly shake his head.
18A INT. STARBOARD LOUNGE - (OPTICAL)
Geordi ENTERING on a run, racing to the first large
port, from which the mystery object/vessel thing can
be seen from here too. He stands examining it. Then:
Lieutenant La Forge to Captain.
PICARD'S COM VOICE
Go ahead, La Forge. What can you
This is something I've never
seen before, sir.
18B INT. MAIN BRIDGE - COMMAND AREA - (OPTICAL)
Picard intent upon:
GEORDI'S COM VOICE
It's as if it isn't entirely in
our dimension, sir.
GEORDI'S COM VOICE
Negative, sir. It's something
I don't understand.
I have some information on its
first transmission, sir. It
... "stand by."
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 16.
Sir! Sensors show something
emerging from that... that ship,
if you want to call it that.
Verified. Something very small...
19 EXT. SPACE - ON MYSTERY OBJECT (OPTICAL)
REVEALING A TINY PINPOINT OF LIGHT having come out of
the side of the mystery object (no hatchway visible)
CROSSING orbital space toward the Enterprise.
20 INT. MAIN BRIDGE (OPTICAL)
Data watching Main Viewer.
21 EXT. SPACE - ANGLE ON ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
Still smaller now, the PINPOINT OF LIGHT moves toward
the starship then actually passes through its "solid"
22 INT. ENTERPRISE CORRIDOR (OPTICAL)
Several crewpersons stopping, astonished at the sight
of what this CLOSER VIEW shows as the SWIRLING BLOB
OF LIGHT comes INTO SIGHT near the corridor deck and
passes on an upward diagonal path of EXITING VIEW near
the ceiling beyond. (It is on its way to the bridge.)
23 INT. MAIN BRIDGE (OPTICAL)
where Conn is reacting to an alarm from his panel.
Geordi RE-ENTERS bridge, takes his position.
Intruder alert, sir! But I
... show a location...
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Why a tiny swirl of light,
Lieutenant? Could you make out
(puzzling; looks up)
No, sir. Perhaps it is meant to
seem "non-threatening" to us.
The away team signal has been cut
off, Captain! We are no longer
in contact with our people!
Conn is very puzzled over a reading at his station.
Intruder relays do show
He hesitates, puzzled.
Why has everything become a
something, or a whatever?
He gets his answer as the tiny SWIRLING LIGHT OBJECT
COMES INTO VIEW. It is about the size of a 'light bulb'
now, moving more slowly than before. COMING IN ON AN
UPWARD ANGLE THROUGH THE DECK, IT STOPS NOW, SUSPENDED
IN THE MID-BRIDGE AREA.
24 ANGLE ON COMMAND AREA (OPTICAL)
Picard has come to his feet, watching as the TINY
SWIRLING LIGHT OBJECT which moves in his direction, and
STOPS. Picard has tried not to retreat before the
mysterious thing, but it is with some difficulty. Conn
has moved in holding a large hand phaser ready, but
has gotten a headshake from Picard. Then, from the tiny
swirling light object, a VOICE we'll come to know as
the EDOLORD. THE WORDS ARE TRANSMITTED WITH SUCH VOLUME
THAT THEY LITERALLY SHAKE THE BRIDGE (OPTICAL OR CAMERA
JIGGLE). A couple of the bridge crew throw hands to
ears protectively. At the same time, we HEAR SOUND OF
SOMETHING SHATTERING "GLASSLIKE" AS IT COMES APART,
various PANELS FLARE WITH LIGHT.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 18.
STATE THE PURPOSE...
Apparently aware the volume has been too great, the
Edolord message is begun again at least at a bearable
(volume still reduced)
STATE THE PURPOSE OF WHAT YOU HAVE
25 SHOT PERMITTING NEXT EFFECT (OPTICAL)
Picard fighting to stay calm. As he realizes he has
heard the entire message:
I am Captain Picard, commanding
this Federation starship...
VIOLENTLY, THE ENTIRE MAIN BRIDGE BUCKS AND SHAKES
(OPTICAL AND/OR CAMERA MOVEMENTS) IN A WAY SUGGESTING
SOMETHING "SHAKING SENSE" INTO A SMALL CHILD OR ANIMAL.
All not seated are thrown to the deck or must hang on.
26 ANOTHER ANGLE
Data moves toward the Command Area, examining the LIGHT
STATE THE PURPOSE OF YOUR VISIT
(toward LIGHT SWIRL)
We have sent down what we call an
away team to make peaceful contact
DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE LIFE FORMS
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 19.
No... we are merely visiting
BUT YOU DID MORE AT THE WORLD
YOU JUST LEFT. WHY HAVE YOU LEFT
YOUR OWN LIFE FORMS THERE?
The colony we just planted, sir...
We found that world uninhabited.
The life forms we left there...
(carefully choosing his
... had sought the challenge...
... at least that's the basic
reason... had sought the challenge
of creating a new lifestyle,
a new society there.
All life on our world is driven
to... to protect its own form by
re-seeding itself as... as widely
DO NOT INTERFERE WITH MY CHILDREN
27 ANGLE ON DATA (OPTICAL)
genuinely puzzled over Picard's last statement.
Suddenly the TINY LIGHT SWIRL RISES TOWARD DATA, comes
to rest floating inches in front of his face. Then,
Data registers a surprised expression now as he
continues looking at the SWIRLING LIGHT OBJECT. Then:
Captain... I do not understand how,
but it is asking me if I was...
constructed for information
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 20.
If there... is any way of our
learning more about whatever is
out there, Data...
Data starts to nod, a movement which triggers action
-- the tiny LIGHT SWIRL moving in to touch Data's
forehead -- resulting in Data going down to the deck
with a crash.
28 ANGLE DOWN ON DATA (OPTICAL)
His entire form GLOWING as he goes stiff, eyes rolling
back in their sockets.
29 EXT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS
30 CLOSER ON ENTRY
as Wesley comes INTO VIEW with THREE EDO YOUTHS of about
his own age, two male and one a very pretty young female
who has very much caught Wesley's attention. The boys
have a ball; they're all smiling, laughing.
FIRST EDO BOY
Watch! You can't do this!
The Edo boy stands expertly on his hands. Wesley eyes
this, decides to do something else. He turns a series
of cartwheels. The Edo kids CHEER with enthusiasm,
especially the girl who hugs Wesley impulsively.
I want to do something too! With
(loses smile; warily)
Something you can teach me. Will
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 21.
Well, actually, there are some
games I... uh, don't quite know
It's playing ball. Will you teach
Oh, sure. If you have a bat for
the ball, I'll show you my
(sees their puzzlement)
... a stick or branch, about this
thick, this long...
We can get it from the gardens.
They race OFF leading the way, beginning to toss the
ball back and forth.
31 INT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - EMPHASIZING RIKER
Riker in the midst of reacting to something Worf has
just said. With him the balance of the away team is
mixing happily with various of the Edo.
(touching his insignia)
Enterprise, come in.
(waits, then again)
Captain, do you read me?
He gets nothing in return. Troubled, he turns to Worf,
Let's... it may be nothing, but
let's move our people together.
Including the boy, Wesley? He's
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 22.
Is there some problem?
Troi has somehow sensed Riker's feelings and made her
way toward them now.
We've lost contact with our ship.
It's nothing these people have
done... I'm certain of that. Their
minds are so open...
Help me locate Wes. He's wandered
He LEADS Troi toward the entrance as Worf eases his way
toward the rest of the Away Team.
33 INT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - EMPHASIZING WORF
Not wanting to create a false emergency, he works his
way toward Tasha carefully. She's with Rivan, Liator
and other Edo.
If I can take a moment of your
Yes, Worf... but you've got to hear
Are you telling me that there's
no crime here whatsoever? No one
breaks any laws?
Once they did. Long, long ago
there was much disorder.
(smiles; shakes head)
But not now.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 23.
(to Liator and Rivan)
But I've seen no sign of... of
police... those who enforce laws.
We have very few. They're called
"Mediators." And they are needed
only in one place each day...
The "punishment zone." An area
that's selected for a period of
It's a completely random selection?
No one but our Mediators know what
place or for how long. We're very
proud of the wisdom of our
ancestors. No person ever knows
where or when a zone will be.
... and so no one risks death.
... by breaking any law.
Wait, let's explain this...
Only one punishment for any
Anyone who commits any crime in
the punishment zone dies!
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT TWO 24.
33 CONTINUED: (2)
The law is the law. Our peace
is built on that.
Even a small thing? Such as
ignoring a rule like "keep off
Then no one breaks that rule.
Who wants to risk execution?
There's always a white wall or
fence to remind anyone of a
forbidden area like that...
Tasha begins EXITING calling a question back to the
And just who tells visitors of
We'd better find Wesley!
They leave behind two puzzled Edo.
END OF ACT TWO
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 25.
34 EXT. EDO GARDENS
Wesley INTO VIEW with his friends, still tossing the
ball back and forth. He makes a difficult catch,
capturing the Edo girls' admiration again. (In b.g.
is an attractive, glassed potting shed surrounded by
a low white fence.)
You're very clever at this!
Wesley decides to show off, runs ahead...
At home we play a lot of it.
Here, toss the ball ahead of me!
Which is done, but it is going over his head.
35 CLOSE ON EDO GIRL
36 PANNING WESLEY
making a strong effort to reach the ball, leaping a
neat white fence at the potting enclosure. The Boys
are now registering too.
FIRST EDO BOY
No! It's forbidden to disturb
the new plants... !
37 ANGLE ON WESLEY'S FALL
Leaping for the ball, missing... falling into the
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 26.
38 GROUP SHOT - THE YOUNG PEOPLE
The girl hanging back, ANXIOUS. The boys pressing in,
short of the white fence. Wesley lying in the broken
glass of the Shed.
FIRST EDO BOY
Couldn't you see the fence?
That's for new plants...
SECOND EDO BOY
Don't ever go past a white
The the girl sees someone approaching from O.S., reacts
39 WIDER ANGLE
REVEALING a pair of Edo MEDIATORS (local law
enforcement) hurrying toward the potting shed area in
b.g. They are middle-aged men, exceedingly trim and
healthy-looking, also kindly in appearance. Their only
indication of office is a neat belt and pouch. But at
the sight of them the girl SHRIEKS AGAIN and it is from
genuine despair and fear for Wesley.
Oh, no! Oh, please, no!
40 PAN THE MEDIATORS IN
as Wesley climbs back over the fence, brushing himself
off. The Edo young people now back away, awed at what
Speak the truth. We are
I said I was fine. Just some
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 27.
(staying back; through
He doesn't know; he's from another
How very sad. But this zone has
FIRST EDO BOY
He doesn't understand!
It's always sad... now doubly so.
SOUND OF RUNNING STEPS, heralding:
What's happening here?
41 ANGLE TO INCLUDE RIKER AND TROI
HURRYING IN to where the two Mediators stand with
Wesley. The Edo young people are frightened, stay in
I was chasing a ball...
... and fell into that. I'm
You admit you did that? Freely?
Wesley straightens up, throwing a look toward Riker.
I'm with Starfleet. We don't
Riker gives Wesley a look with some pride hidden in it.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 28.
It won't happen again. We
We're sorry, too. But that
Mixed with MORE RUNNING FOOTSTEPS.
42 WIDER ANGLE
TO INCLUDE the rest of the away team, Tasha and Worf,
as they ARRIVE.
Careful, Commander, they've got
some strange laws here...
I thought you reviewed the laws
But they list nothing about
punishment. That's what all this
One moment, please...
(to young Edo)
Is there a witness to this
Hesitantly, sadly, the other young people nod.
FIRST EDO BOY
But it was my fault; I threw the
ball past him...
First Mediator holds up his hand, appearing to be
genuinely saddened as he silences the Edo boy. Second
Mediator drops his head in a gesture of extreme sadness
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 29.
We have a visible transgression,
ample witnesses, and an admission
... and it deeply pains us to do
what we must. Are you prepared
First Mediator has opened his pouch during this, brought
out a small device (to be identified as a syringe).
Second Mediator has stepped to get to the rear of
Wesley, trying to get past Riker.
Punishment? If you mean what the
others were talking about...
What kind of punishment? Name
Death, of course! Don't make
... difficult for the boy...
Second Mediator has now squeezed past Riker, obviously
intending to grab Wesley's arms from the rear... and
is up-ended fast by Riker while Tasha and Worf bring
out phasers trained directly on First Mediator.
Drop that; drop it now!
The Mediators seem even more stunned by what the humans
have done. The syringe has been dropped; Tasha
retrieves it, holds it for Riker's examination.
It's a kind of syringe...
Riker grabs it, holds it under First Mediator's nose.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 30.
42 CONTINUED: (2)
What is this? You said "death;"
is it "poison?"
(offended; very upset)
But... but of course it is!
Completely painless; the boy would
have felt nothing...
But look at him now. You've
He was going to kill me?
And if this Zone were still in
effect, you would all deserve
It was announced you came as
friends. Is this how friends act?
During which Riker has touched his insignia.
Enterprise from away team, come
Are you receiving us, Enterprise?
Urgent, Enterprise. Please
43 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND MYSTERY OBJECT (OPTICAL)
in orbit of the planet.
44 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE EMPHASIZING DATA (OPTICAL)
CONTINUING LAST SHOT with the exception that Beverly
is now present, leaning over Data and checking him with
a medical tricorder. Both are also anxiously aware of
the tiny LIGHT SWIRL and his GLOWING FORM.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 31.
No sign of consciousness, but the
balance of the readings are quite
normal for him.
45 EMPHASIZING PICARD AND BEVERLY
I believe this is some form of
information exchange with whatever
is over there. At least, I hope
Any communication from our away
46 EMPHASIZING DATA (OPTICAL)
as Picard shakes his head.
Something is blocking
He cuts off mid-word. The LIGHT SWIRL breaks contact
with Data -- THEN ABRUPTLY DISAPPEARS!
47 ANGLE ON PICARD AND BEVERLY
REACTING to this, and to the LIGHT GLOW fading from Data
whose eyes remain closed. Beverly reaches in quickly,
touching Data, examining him again.
48 WIDER ON MAIN BRIDGE
Reactions from the others to that and to the SOUND of
TASHA'S VOICE in mid-message:
TASHA'S COM VOICE
... Security, urgent. Repeating,
Enterprise from away team...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT THREE 32.
This is the Enterprise,
Lieutenant. We're receiving you
49 ANGLE ON DATA
Beverly checking readings on her medical tricorder
TASHA'S COM VOICE
This is an urgent call for Captain
RIKER'S COM VOICE
We may need your presence here,
Captain. We have serious trouble
with... with a member of our away
team and an unusual law they have
(Brant listens attentively in b.g.)
Captain to Riker, stand by.
Signs of consciousness?
None yet. Perhaps in minutes,
hours... I don't yet know what's
happened to him.
Take him to Sickbay; call me the
instant he's awake.
Anything new on that... that thing
Captain to first officer. I'm
END OF ACT THREE
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 33.
50 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND MYSTERY OBJECT (OPTICAL)
still next to each other, orbiting the planet.
Captain's log, supplemental. We
have encountered a strange
vessel-like object, one with
frightening power, which appears
to exist partly in another
dimension. On the world below...
51 EXT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ESTABLISHING. As before, both young and old are seen
traveling easily at a run.
... what began as a shore leave
opportunity among delightful
inhabitants of a lovely Earthlike
planet... has led incredibly to
a death sentence...
52 INT. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - WIDE ANGLE
in which Picard is being led to what appears a "seat of
honor" next to Rivan, Liator, other planet folk. Riker,
Troi and Geordi are moving in to take a place next to
the Captain. Hovering anxiously nearby are Tasha and
Worf holding their small phasers unobtrusively in hand
as they scan the Edo, alert for any further surprises.
... a death sentence proclaimed
against... one of our crew members
for what our world considers a
petty, non-criminal infraction.
How can I allow a crew member
to die for that?
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 34.
How does the Prime Directive apply
to this case? Indeed if we do
save our crewmember, how will the
frightening object up here react
53 CLOSER ON KEY GROUP
Before Picard takes his seat, he moves Troi aside,
Care to comment privately how you
read any of this...
I get strong feelings that they
are honest almost to a fault.
But they do have great respect,
even pride, in their own ways.
Picard moves to take his seat.
Welcome to our world, Captain.
We regret that our system of
justice is troubling you.
Wesley Crusher -- where is he?
In accord with the Prime
Directive, Captain, I've let them
hold him pending the outcome of
He is safe and unharmed. We
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 35.
Captain Picard... I do not know
how you Earth people conduct law
and justice; even if you respect
Good, so do we. Our precepts have
been handed down from long ago.
The tranquility you see in our
lives has been made possible by
We are a people of law. They do
sometimes bring us sadness, but
we have learned to adjust to that.
Perhaps your laws work as well...
They haven't always, but they do
Do you execute criminals?
No... not any longer, that is.
You did once?
Unfortunately, yes. But since
And when you did, was it believed
necessary to do so?
Can we please get to the facts
concerning our crewmember?
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 36.
53 CONTINUED: (2)
(waits; gets no answer)
Yes, some people then felt it was
necessary. But we've learned how
to detect the seeds of criminal
behavior... Capital punishment
is no longer justified in our
world as a deterrent.
But you once believed execution
So, we are not yet as "advanced"
as they are.
And since you are "advanced" in
other ways too, I suggest you use
the, ah, transfer device...
... the "beam" device to permit
the Wesley boy to escape from us.
We will record him as a convicted-criminal
out of our reach...
... an "advanced" person who
luckily escaped the barbarism of
this backward little world.
Picard reacts uncomfortably to this.
Unfortunately, we have a law
ourselves known as the Prime
Riker has explained it to us...
Is the boy in the slightest danger
from you right now?
Rivan and Liator exchange looks.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 37.
53 CONTINUED: (3)
(nods; to Picard)
Because you are strangers, we are
delaying enforcement of the law.
But we must act by the time of
Then, I have another question now,
please. While orbiting... while
circling high above your world
as we do... we encountered a
strange object, a "vessel"
perhaps? Do you know of such a
thing? It was... well, you could
say not entirely real, at least
not completely what you might call
Do you mean God?
God is said to be somewhere up
there. Protecting us.
A long beat during which the Enterprise people exchange
looks, uncertain what this could mean.
Exactly... exactly how would you
As you just did. As existing
both here and in another place
But when God wants to show its
power, it can make itself felt
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 38.
53 CONTINUED: (4)
(with a look to Picard)
Communicator BOS'N WHISTLE SOUNDS; Picard touches his
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
CMO Crusher here, sir. Commander
Data has just regained
What condition? Can he talk?
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
He is insisting on it, sir.
Troi has made a signal to Picard, mouths the word
Stand by; Picard out.
I'd rather explain about her son
to her personally.
(to Rivan and Liator)
You promise Wesley Crusher will
be safe until sundown?
You have our word.
Then, will one of you return with
me to our vessel?
Of course. I'll go as a hostage
for the boy's safety.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 39.
53 CONTINUED: (5)
No, that's not it. I want you
to... identify something for me,
if you can.
Captain to Transporter Room.
Stand by for three to beam up...
Picard motions to Troi, beckons for Rivan to join them
as they stand to one side.
(touches her gently;
No reason to be.
Transporter Room, energize.
54 EFFECTS ANGLE - (OPTICAL)
as Picard, Troi and Rivan BEAM OUT.
55 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND MYSTERY OBJECT/VESSEL
still in orbit of the planet together.
55A INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Picard, Troi and Rivan ENTER SCENE coming down the
corridor. Rivan is astonished by what she is seeing.
She looks from Troi to a couple of very efficient
appearing crewmembers who are passing.
But this is a ... a city. A great
Now, Beverly ENTERS SCENE also, her expression freezing
as she sees Picard and bears down upon him.
Captain, I've just seen the away
team report about Wesley...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 40.
In a moment, Doctor...
"In a moment... "
Exactly, Doctor, in a moment.
(to Rivan; more gently)
You were about to say... ?
Rivan gives Beverly a puzzled glance, then turns her
attention to Picard, indicating the vessel.
Since you have all this power,
why be concerned about our laws?
You could take the boy from us!
It's not that simple.
Beverly gives a quick look at Rivan and Picard at this,
beginning to understand at least something of what may
be happening. With so much of her own at stake, it is
all Beverly can do to keep from interrupting again, but
Picard's firm expression detains her. Picard, Beverly,
and Troi lead Rivan into a turbolift. Troi gives a
troubled look toward Rivan.
55B INT. MAIN BRIDGE
as Picard, Troi and Rivan ENTER from turbolift.
From here we can view whatever's
outside our vessel.
Do you mean my world?! You said
we'd be high above it...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 41.
And something else that's up here
circling your world too. It's
very important to us... perhaps
to you... to know what it is.
Rivan is puzzled.
56 ANGLE INCLUDING MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
REVEALING THE MYSTERY VESSEL/OBJECT out beyond what WE
CAN SEE of the Enterprise. CAMERA PANS to Rivan,
Picard, Troi, and Beverly. At the instant Rivan sees
it, she drops to one knee, clenching her eyes closed,
with hands crossed over her chest.
I'm sorry, Rivan, but this was
necessary. Do you know what that
Rivan nods jerkily, her eyes still clenched closed.
(waits; then gently)
Can you tell us what it is?
Rivan stays frozen in the same position. Picard now
Is it "God?"
Rivan again nods jerkily, eyes still clenched.
Now, it's very important you
answer something. How do you
recognize what it is?
57 ANOTHER ANGLE
Rivan actually trembling. Troi bends close, speaks
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 42.
Nothing will harm you, I promise!
Just tell us how you recognize
It... has appeared...before. It
is... the same.
Can you speak to it... Does it
speak to you?
57A ANOTHER ANGLE (OPTICAL)
Troi is pointing agitatedly to where the mysterious
object/vessel is GLOWING BRIGHTER, and the bridge
begins to shake as WE HEAR THE IMMENSE VOLUME OF THE
VOICE WE HEARD EARLIER IN THE BRIDGE.
EDOLORD (V. O.)
RETURN MY CHILD!
(to Captain; puzzled)
Picard's eye falls on the trembling Rivan and he
suddenly understands. The moment interrupted by the
Enterprise beginning to SHUDDER and the LIGHTS BLINK
OFF, EMPHASIZING THE NOW BRIGHTLY GLOWING EDOLORD
It's coming toward us, sir... !
And this is exactly what is happening. THE EDOLORD
OBJECT/VESSEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE ENTERPRISE ON A
COLLISION COURSE. The Enterprise is SHAKING heavily
now, WE CAN HEAR STRUCTURAL STRAIN.
Picard understands what to do, takes off his insignia,
attaching it to Rivan's clothing as:
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 43.
Picard to Transporter Room,
Yes, do that! But hurry... !
It is still coming toward us...
TRANSPORTER CHIEF'S COM VOICE
Transporter Chief to Captain...
One to beam down to away team
57B ANGLE EMPHASIZING RIVAN (OPTICAL)
Picard steps back from her, his insignia attached to her
Engage, Transporter Room, urgent!
The TRANSPORTER SOUND cuts him off and Rivan BEAMS OUT.
57C ANGLE INCLUDING VIEWER (OPTICAL)
as slowly the LIGHTS COME ON and the EDOLORD
OBJECT/VESSEL RETURNS TO ITS ORIGINAL DISTANCE FROM
57D INT. SICKBAY CORRIDOR
as a turbolift door opens, Picard and Beverly EMERGING
to stride down the corridor toward Sickbay.
What do you intend to do about
He is being held safely, until
Beverly pulls to a stop, faces Picard.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 44.
When he faces execution! Although
he has committed no crime,
certainly none that any sane and
reasonable person would...
Beverly's words have come faster, louder, until she
finally realizes she is giving way emotionally. She
stops, controls herself with an effort we can see.
I... apologize, sir... but this is
very difficult for me...
You saw what that thing was about
to do. I have a ship, an entire
crew to consider...
If you felt the same, you'd be
as frightened and trembling...
But I am.
They face each other silently. Then she nods.
Betty Brant V.O.
Captain Picard, this is urgent!
What is it, Miss, eh…?
Brant, sir. Captain, Spider-Man
is on the Edo world. It sounds like
he’s fighting the Edo.
Deploy security to the surface to assist
the Edo in containing him; I’ll be there
Red-faced, Picard turns to Beverly again as
she picks up where they left off. She sounds
unsure of the situation. She knows Picard must
be on hand somewhere else very soon.
Data is in Sickbay here. You'll
find him able to talk.
58 INT. SICKBAY
Data is conscious, being scanned on Sickbay equipment by
a MEDICAL TECHNICIAN. As Beverly and Picard ENTER, the
Technician pauses in what he is doing.
He's checking out fine, Doctor.
Finish it later, please.
The medical technician withdraws. Picard moves in to
bedside. Data nods at him.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 45.
I was an excellent choice for
them, Captain. They could
communicate with me quite...
... I was about to say quite
"easily," but there was nothing
"easy" about it. Fortunately,
they stopped short of overloading
You're saying they. It is a
vessel of some sort...
Definitely not a single "entity"
if that's what you mean, sir...
although they know the Edo worship
them as a "God thing."
They know... ?
They recognize that this is quite
expected and harmless at the
present Edo stage of evolution,
What kind of vessel?
It is perhaps not what we'd
understand as a "vessel," sir.
The dimensions this one occupies
allows them to... well, to be in
several places at once. But they
consider this entire star cluster
to be theirs, and it was probably
unwise of us to attempt to place
a human colony in this area.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 46.
58 CONTINUED: (2)
Of course, there are three
thousand four other planets in
this general star cluster in
Data, don't babble!
"Babble," sir? I am not aware
that I ever babble, sir. It may
be that from time to time...
Data trails off as he becomes aware of Picard's
Short answers, Data! Do they
accept our presence at this
Obeying Picard exactly (and without any sign of rancor),
Data gives clipped answers.
Not yet decided, sir.
Please feel free to volunteer any
important information, however.
I volunteer that they are now
observing us, sir.
To judge what kind of life forms
No, it is more curiosity, sir.
I doubt they expect us to abide
by their value systems.
Picard throws a glance toward Beverly, as:
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 47.
58 CONTINUED: (3)
Do they... know of our Prime
They know everything I know, sir.
And, in your opinion, if we
violated the Prime Directive.. ?
That's not a fair question at...
Beverly bites off her words. But it is all she can do
to keep from saying more.
That would be a case of judging
us by our own rules, sir. If we
violate our own Prime Directive,
they might consider us deceitful
You do recall, sir, they cautioned
us not to interfere with their
(looks from Beverly to
What has happened?
The Edo want to execute my son.
I will not allow that to happen,
She exhibits a fury that Data has watched with
considerable interest. He turns to Picard.
Most interesting, sir. The
emotion of motherhood, compared
to all others felt by humans...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FOUR 48.
58 CONTINUED: (4)
Beverly whirls on Data now.
She DASHES angrily from the room. Data looks from
Picard, to her, to Picard. Then he nods:
You were right, sir. I do tend
END ACT FOUR
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 49.
59 EDO WORLD. Night. Spider-Man is surrounded by Starfleet officers as he pulls Wesley out of confinement. Rivan and Liator are with the security detachment behind cover, anxiously observing the proceedings. It is a small, squat building and two Edo guards are unconscious on the exterior grounds. Wesley pulls away from him.
I told you, I’m going to do
the right thing!
So am I! With great power
must come great responsibility!
The security team take up positions around Spider-Man
and point their phasers at him. Tasha and Worf exchange
a quick glance across the woods. Worf has an itchy
trigger finger in cases which involve Spider-Man, but
he restrains himself with a curled lip.
You shouldn’t be here, Spider-Man!
Leave Wesley alone until we can negotiate
Wesley runs back inside, while Spider-Man leaps into the treetops. Tasha and her team try to track him with their phasers to no avail.
So this is how Starfleet
handles relations with
We don’t want him
doing this any more than
you do. How can we prove
that to you?
A single strand of webbing snags Tasha’s phaser and yanks it from her hand; Worf opens fire on the origin, but Spider-Man has already moved.
You must not shoot the
Tasha rolls her eyes and suddenly breaks into a run for the prison building.
Move in! We’ll guard Wesley
from inside! Worf, Harris, bring
these guards inside!
EXT. SPACE - EMPHASIZING ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
The mystery object between starship and planet, their
relative positions not moving.
Captain's log, stardate 41255.9.
Whatever the object or vessel in
orbit with us, it hangs there like
a "nemesis". It is one thing
to communicate with something
60 INT. STARBOARD LOUNGE (OPTICAL)
Picard sitting alone, looking out at the mysterious
... but it is quite another to be
silently observed by it. I am
concerned whether it understands
the same concept of reason that
Spider-Man surely does not. He has
acted brashly, against our better
interests and invaded the Edo world
to rescue Wesley Crusher. I am
caught between two mystery opponents
with whom it seems combat is not an option.
Picard ponders all this for a moment more until Data
ENTERS. Picard beckons.
You sent for me, sir?
Let's talk some more, Data.
Yes sir. What level of
Picard gives him an annoyed look.
Any. My apologies for saying you
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 50.
But I do, sir.
It was wise to beam back the Edo
Barely in time.
The Edo's "God" is very protective
of its children.
There was no choice but to
... what we could about that thing
Apparently the Edo people had seen
it before, from time to time, sir.
But I'm sorry I had to. She was
Understandable. To share an orbit
with "God" is no small experience.
Picard looks at Data, smiles.
You have a facility for seeing
things not in the way we do, but
as they truly are.
Picard shifts in his seat closer to Data, addresses him
eye to eye.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 51.
60 CONTINUED: (2)
I need help, my friend. I cannot
let Wesley or any member of this
vessel be sacrificed this way.
The Prime Directive does not
really intend that.
The problem, sir, is there!
Although they have learned of the
Prime Directive from my mind, how
will they evaluate it? How do
they reason? What are their
values? Remember its warning
to us, sir.
Exactly. How do I explain not
obeying the laws down there, not
permitting young Crusher's
execution? Does that endanger
this ship and over a thousand
Would you choose one life over
one thousand, sir?
I refuse to let arithmetic decide
questions like that!
Picard examines Data's expression again. Then, he
indicates out toward the mysterious object/vessel again.
Did you learn anything of the
relationship between the Edo and
that? Why are they so certain
it is "God?"
Any sufficiently advanced life
form can appear to others to be
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 52.
60 CONTINUED: (3)
(looks out toward the
But when they were probing my
thoughts, Captain, I could feel
that whatever they are now, they
once existed in this dimension,
just as we do. Perhaps also in
the same kind of "flesh and blood"
form. Since then, however, they
have evolved considerably further.
Their present existence in mixed
dimensions no doubt has advantages
we do not understand...
Then, in their earlier flesh and
blood existence they could have
once shared our kind of values.
The Edo share them, sir.
Why would advanced things like
that feel obliged to protect the
Perhaps because the Edo are a
child-race by comparison.
Possibly a race which the life
forms over there "planted" here
much as we now plant human
colonies on Class-M planets.
Interrupted by Beverly ENTERING. She moves to face
Picard, trying for a somewhat respectful position of
attention. She is mastering her emotions, but the pain
Having fulfilled my professional
obligations regarding Commander
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 53.
60 CONTINUED: (4)
You now request permission to beam
down -- permission granted.
You can accompany me while I try
to resolve this.
(starts; then stops and
And you should know that whatever
the cost, I will not allow them
to execute your son.
Beverly turns to Picard -- she wants to fall crying at
his feet, or embrace him, cover him with kisses of
Thank you, sir.
Take command, Data.
Picard STRIDES OUT of the lounge, then Beverly HURRIES
AFTER him. As he leaves, Data smiles a second time.
61 THE PRISON BUILDING
Rivan, Liator, Yar, Worf and the other security personnel watch over Wesley with an air of unease.
62 TRANSPORTER SHOT (OPTICAL)
Picard and Beverly beam in.
She drops worshipfully to one knee,
crossing her hands across her chest, eyes closed as when
she saw the mystery/vessel object. She hands Picard
I saw you share the sky with God.
You must be Gods.
(turning to the other
Edo, eyes still
And the boy too.
Liator shuffles nervously, uncertainly. The Edo have
always appeared to be a calm, intelligent life form,
never seeming overly superstitious, but should they
reject this possibility? Beverly turns to Picard
hopefully; is this an answer to the dilemma? Then
Picard bends, lifts Rivan up by her elbows.
No, no, we're not "Gods."
Your own idea of that is much
better for you at this time...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 55.
64 ANOTHER ANGLE
to INCLUDE WESLEY with Liator.
I guess you know a lot has
(nodding; holding it
Are you going to let them kill
(turning to Liator)
But I'd like to prevent it in a
way you can understand...
How can we let this happen,
Rivan? Everything we respect,
our law, our peace, our world's
(moving to Picard)
You are more powerful but we beg
you not to do this to us. At
least study what we once were --
hurtful to each other, savage,
We understand. In fact, your
system of law and punishment may
be better than many we once had.
(points at Picard)
But he has laws he must obey too.
And one of them says he must
protect his people from harm.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 56.
We did not ask you to come here...
Which has to do with another law
I must obey. All of us are sworn
not to interfere with other life
in the galaxy. I am caught
between the two. If I save this
young man, I break that law...
And you should be executed if you
I may suffer almost as much.
Starfleet takes our Prime
Directive very seriously...
No, it is God who will punish you!
That has crossed our minds too.
Our laws have been violated. What
of justice? Not only has the boy
violated our laws, but your security
officers fired their energy weapons
at our trees, and that…other man in
the mask attacked us!
What of justice to Wesley? Does
he deserve to die?
What makes our law strong is the
certainty of punishment!
But my son had no warning...
We cannot allow ignorance of the
law to become a defense...
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 57.
64 CONTINUED: (2)
Is it possible we are wrong about
that? Surely there is such a
thing as too much harshness...
We do not dispense mercy... only
(calls from entrance)
Their sun is almost down, sir.
(to the others)
Stand ready to beam out.
65 ANGLE FOR BEAM OUT (OPTICAL)
as the Away Team gathers in position. CROSSING toward
them, Picard passes Liator.
The question of justice has
concerned me a good deal lately.
Pained me. Until now, Liator.
I realize now that there can be
God will destroy you!
(ignored his outburst)
... no justice so long as laws are
absolute. Life itself is an
exercise in exceptions.
Bravo. When has justice ever been
as simple as a rulebook, sir?
Six to beam up, Captain?
Six to beam up.
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 58.
God will punish you!
And with this ringing in their ears, they BEAM OUT.
66 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND MYSTERY OBJECT/VESSEL
both still in orbit.
67 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - INCLUDING MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
as the turbolift DISCHARGES Picard, Riker and the
others. The balance of our regulars are on duty there
Main Viewer on!
They slowly take their positions, eyes on the Viewer.
As Wesley ENTERS with Beverly, Geordi looks up.
It doesn't get a big laugh at this moment.
Hailing frequencies open.
To the object sharing this
orbit... we will remove the human
colonists from the adjoining solar
system if signaled to do so. Or
we'll proceed on our mission, if
signaled to do that. Please tell
The IMAGE on the Viewer begins FADING, FINALLY
STAR TREK: "Justice" - 9/4/87 - ACT FIVE 59.
Is that a signal?
I was hoping for more.
More of what, sir? I'm happy it's
We're all thrilled with that, sir.
I was hoping we'd learn more about
it. I had also hoped that we could
reach some level of understanding
with the Edo. But since we can't...
(looks to Riker, deeply dejected)
Take us out of here, Number One.
68 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
as it begins leaving orbit.
END OF ACT FIVE