1 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
racing through space at warp speed.
Captain's log, Stardate 41209.2.
We are running at Warp 7 to
rendezvous with the science vessel
S. S. Tsiolkovsky...
2 FULL ON WHITE DWARF (OPTICAL)
with the S.S. Tsiolkovsky in orbit. Then the Enterprise
appears and moves in to join the research vessel.
... which has been routinely
monitoring the collapse of a red
supergiant star into a white
dwarf. What has brought us here
is a series of strange messages
indicating something has gone
wrong aboard the research vessel.
3 INT. MAIN BRIDGE (OPTICAL)
All regulars on duty -- Data at Ops, Geordi at Conn, Tasha
and Worf upstage intent on main viewer which shows the
Enterprise moving in parallel with the research vessel.
First, a STATIC GARBLE, then a WOMAN'S VOICE over the
audio channel, low and insinuating. INDISTINCT VOICES,
LAUGHTER, IN B.G. indicate the SOUNDS OF A NOISY PARTY.
WOMAN'S COM VOICE
Well, hello Enterprise.
Welcome... I hope you have a lot
of pretty boys on board... because
I'm willing... and waiting...
They wait for more, then Picard nods toward Data.
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(touches com panel)
S.S. Tsiolkovsky, repeat your
WOMAN'S COM VOICE
In fact... we're going to have a
real blowout here... Thought that
would interest you. Waiting!
She LAUGHS HYSTERICALLY. There is MORE LAUGHTER FROM
THE OTHERS, some cries of "DO IT! GO AHEAD!" in b.g.
of the transmission, an EXPLOSIVE SOUND -- and then
silence. After a beat:
Captain... what we just heard is,
I believe that last sound we heard
was an emergency hatch being
The subspace channel is still open -- all we HEAR is
the HISS OF EMPTY AIR.
Are you certain... yes, of course
Riker comes to his feet fast, gets a nod from Picard,
motions for Data, Geordi and Tasha to follow him to the
Sensor scan now reveals no life
signs aboard, Captain.
4 INT. TRANSPORTER ROOM - ANGLE ON AWAY TEAM (OPTICAL)
The away team consists of RIKER, GEORDI, DATA, TASHA,
and a SECURITY GUARD. Data and Geordi have tricorders;
Tasha has the large phaser.
Put us on their bridge, Chief.
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Life support systems are not
functioning in that area, sir.
Riker nods to the TRANSPORTER CHIEF at the console.
Then put us in the main corridor.
The Transporter Chief works his console controls deftly.
As the TRANSPORTER EFFECT AND SOUNDS BEGIN AND BUILD:
5 INT. TSIOLKOVSKY MAIN CORRIDOR - ON AWAY TEAM (OPTICAL)
The TRANSPORTER EFFECT COMES IN, FADES DOWN, leaving
the away team materialized. The ship is very quiet --
a low HUM of working equipment, but without the murmur
of living beings.
Cover the ship as planned. Move
Data and Geordi put tricorders on "record" and all move
6 INT. SECOND CORRIDOR - ON RIKER AND DATA (OPTICAL)
This corridor shows signs of phaser char marks on the
walls. There is litter on the deck -- food, a wine
bottle, discarded clothes. Data records the scene with
his tricorder, as:
Indications of what humans would
call... a "wild party?"
Riker has moved quickly to a door at the end of the
corridor. It is shut, but there is a small viewscreen
set in the wall beside it.
Their bridge. If this thing
works, be sure to record ---
He activates the viewscreen, takes a look, and GROANS.
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7 CLOSE SHOT - SMALL VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
Narrow view of a small bridge (SET FRAGMENT), mostly
consoles, maybe a command chair. And beyond these, the
emergency hatch set in the bulkhead -- the hatch is
gone, and the cold glitter of a starfield winks beyond
it. (SET DRESSING NOTE: There should be no loose
objects visible, only items that are firmly anchored
to deck or bulkhead. Anything loose would have been
swept into space when the air rushed out into the
8 WIDER SHOT - RIKER AND DATA
Riker steps aside, gesturing to Data to record the scene
on the viewer as:
You were right. Somebody blew
the hatch and they were all sucked
out into space..
Correction, sir, blown out.
Thank you, Data.
A common mistake, sir...
I know! Thank you, Data.
TASHA'S COM VOICE
Commander Riker, it's Lieutenant
Yar, location Engineering. Ten
people here, sir, all frozen.
No vital signs.
TASHA'S COM VOICE
Looks to me like someone was
"playing" with the environmental
controls, sir. Just let all the
heat bleed away into space.
TASHA'S COM VOICE
That's what I say, sir.
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9 INT. PERSONNEL QUARTERS - ANGLE ON ENTRY DOOR
as it opens heavily and causes a slight AIR HISSING.
Geordi ENTERS from the corridor, reacts to the AIR
HISSING, hits a wall control on the inside. His
expression changes to one of dismay as he looks around.
10 ANOTHER ANGLE
CAMERA ANGLE REVEALS a room partially covered with
frost. We glimpse several male and female bodies,
scantily clad or (implied) nude, possibly a couple
entwined. All are frozen and dead. Bits of frost-covered
lingerie and other intimate clothing are
scattered around. Geordi touches his insignia.
Sir, Lieutenant La Forge in the
crew quarters. Something in here.
11 BACK TO GEORDI
as he HEARS A SOUND, the BUMP BUMP of a door bumping
against the jamb. Geordi hurries across the small room
toward the adjoining bathroom.
12 INT. BATHROOM - ANGLE ON GEORDI
Nothing inside, Geordi decides to check the closed
shower stall, yanks the door open -- and a frozen
WOMAN'S BODY, fully clothed, falls out into his arms.
Although startled, Geordi has the presence of mind to
catch the ice-covered corpse and lower it to the floor.
13 CLOSER ON GEORDI
Examining the frozen woman who had once been attractive,
shakes his head in pity. He rests one hand on the wet
side wall of the shower to brace himself as he prepares
to stand upright again.
14 VERY CLOSE ON GEORDI'S HAND AND "DROPS" (INSERT))
Several drops of "water" on the icy shower wall where
Geordi's hand rests coalesce and move onto his
hand (per Justman effect).
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15 INT. TSIOLKOVSKY MAIN CORRIDOR - EMPHASIZING RIKER
as he uses his communicator.
Riker to Captain, I have a report
16 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - CLOSE ON PICARD
Worf at Ops (port) and crewman at Conn (starboard).
(tabs com control)
RIKER'S COM VOICE
They're all dead, sir. Some were
apparently blown out the emergency
There were eighty people on that
ship, Number One.
RIKER'S COM VOICE
Yes sir. As I said, all dead.
Picard looks incredulous.
END OF TEASER
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17 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
The Tsiolkovsky still drifts in space. The Enterprise
is nearby. Over this:
Captain's log, supplemental. We
are downloading the research
information gathered on the
18 CLOSE ANGLE ON DWARF STAR (OPTICAL)
looking somehow strange, unstable, although we'd see
no surface movement at this range.
... star nearby. I am concerned
at being in such close orbit, but
the Tsiolkovsky's research
19 INT. ENTERPRISE MEDICAL CORRIDOR
with Picard striding toward Dr. Crusher's office.
... will no doubt predict the time
of the star's final collapse.
20 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ON BEVERLY, PICARD AND TROI
Beverly is examining information as it comes up on a
desktop viewer. (NOTE: We see only the back of the
viewer and the flicker of light on her face as the
information changes.) Troi is there too, also watching
Picard ENTERS, strides over to examine the viewing
I can't find anything unusual in
any of the tricorder readings
they've sent over, Captain.
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Picard straightens up, and Beverly turns around to look
Give me a theory, Doctor.
Beverly's silence is eloquent. She shakes her head,
her face has a worried look.
Troi? Did you feel anything from
Perhaps some residual
confusion... and exhilaration, too.
But I'm not too certain of that.
Madness? Mass hysteria?
Any or all, Captain.
All right. Let's bring the away
team back. Set the transporter
for maximum decontamination. And
then full examinations and
observation when they're here.
He turns and heads for the door.
21 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
22 INT. ENTERPRISE SICKBAY - BEVERLY, RIKER, GEORDI,
Data is just getting up from one of the hospital beds
If you were any more perfect,
Data, I'd write you up in a
Starfleet medical textbook.
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I am already listed in several
biomechanical texts, Doctor.
Beverly doesn't quite yet know how to take Data. Riker
does, and grins.
Yes... of course.
You're next, Lieutenant.
Data LEAVES. Geordi obligingly lies down on the
hospital bed, and Beverly starts to monitor him with
a small instrument.
23 ANGLE ON MEDICAL VIEWSCREEN
The readings come on -- nothing radical anywhere.
24 WIDER ANGLE
as Beverly looks up at the o.s. viewscreen, then:
Normal -- all across.
Except... why are you perspiring?
Geordi appears to have a fine sheen of perspiration on
I suppose because you have it too
hot in here. What else would it
Both Beverly and Riker have reacted to this un-Geordi
That doesn't... sound exactly like
Geordi looks up, then replies pleasantly, grinning.
Maybe it wasn't.
Maybe she threw her voice.
He means it as a joke but no one is amused.
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Of course. But I would like to
run another test or two on you,
25 INT. MAIN BRIDGE AND CRUSHER'S OFFICE (INTERCUTS)
as Picard turns to his panel.
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
Sickbay to Bridge...
Picard here. Go ahead, Doctor.
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
I'm confining Lieutenant La Forge
to Sickbay until further notice.
Do we have a problem, Doctor?
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
I don't know yet.
26 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - FULL SHOT
as Riker ENTERS from a turbolift and crosses toward
Data, who is working at one of the science stations at
the rear of the Bridge. All other Bridge Personnel are
in place -- Picard, Tasha, Worf at Ops, Crewman at
27 CLOSER TWO SHOT - RIKER AND DATA
Data looks up as Riker approaches him.
Data, I need help in locating some
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All I have is a vague memory of
reading somewhere about someone
taking a shower in his or her
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Ah. The body Geordi discovered.
And I believe it may have happened
To "someone," "somewhere."
Should be easy for someone written
up in biomechanical texts.
Data shrugs, enters a command on the panel, and
information begins to flash up on a small viewscreen.
(Viewscreen may be o.s.)
About that... did the doctor
believe I was boasting?
This may take some time?
At least several hours.
But what I said was a statement
Riker begins EXITING.
Perhaps she will look it up.
You can depend on it.
28 INT. SICKBAY - ANGLE ON GEORDI AND BEVERLY
He is resting on a hospital bed. Beverly finishes
working over him with a medical instrument, checks a
reading on it, moves toward her office. (NOTE: At no
time does she touch him.)
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29 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ON BEVERLY
She sits down at her desk, compares readings on the
medical instrument with something she has called up on
30 INT. SICKBAY - ON GEORDI
He sits up, takes off his communicator and lays it to
one side. Then he gets to his feet, and quietly EXITS
the Sickbay. A moment, then Beverly comes back IN --
stares at the empty bed, snatches up Geordi's
communicator and runs for the door.
31 INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE SICKBAY - ON BEVERLY
The door slides open and she stands there, agitatedly
staring up and down the corridor.
32 BEVERLY'S P.O.V. - THE CORRIDOR
33 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - ON TASHA
as she hears an ALERT SIGNAL from her panel.
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
Security! Lieutenant La Forge
just left Sickbay while my back
was turned. It's important we
Security team alert, pick up
Lieutenant La Forge who left
Sickbay moments ago.
(calling toward Picard)
Captain, anything further?
Affirmative. Make it a ship-wide
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34 INT. CRUSHER'S QUARTERS - ANGLE ON WESLEY AND
The boy is in the living space, near a table littered
with delicate futuristic tools.
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He has an intricately shaped tube attached to a miniature
control device. It is a MINIATURE TRACTOR BEAM (OPTICAL).
As Peter watches, Wesley is using the device to maneuver a
chair in the air.
It's a model of the same kind of
tractor beam our ship uses... with
some ideas of my own added.
He hoists the chair higher, floats it sideways, lets
it settle to the deck. Geordi is fascinated.
So that's your science project?
Wes, that’s amazing!
Meanwhile, the captain won't let
me visit the bridge.
Wesley goes to the littered table, pulls out a
transparent cube, slides it into a slot on a small flat
So I use this to imagine I'm
Wesley touches a control and a light goes on at the tiny
Take the helm, Mister Crusher.
Set a course for thirty-seven mark
one hundred eighty. Warp six.
That's the captain's voice.
Pieced together from words he's
used on the intercom.
I can pretend he's ordering me
to take the Enterprise anywhere.
And listen to this...
Wesley touches another control.
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34 CONTINUED: (2)
Chief Engineer, report to the
Bridge. Commander Riker, report
to the Bridge. Doctor Crusher,
report to the Bridge.
What d'you think?
Peter shakes his head, his expression clearly showing that he doesn’t understand how someone his age can be so childish.
I think the captain's lucky you're
on his side.
But he still won't let me on the
bridge. And there's nothing there
I don't understand.
Wish I understood myself that
Wesley turns at the "down" note in Peter's voice.
Yeah. I just have a lot on my mind.
Peter stands, moves for the door. The door chime sounds.
Geordi enters, appearing slightly confused.
Hey Wes, I heard you had some kinda science project you wanted to show off. Mind if I take a look?
Sure, Geordi. Let me fire it up.
Peter stands with Geordi and watches Wesley activate the tractor beam a second time. Geordi nods approvingly, then wipes sweat from his forehead. Peter looks at him as though he notices something seems wrong.
It’s a model of our ship’s tractor beam. The same kind exactly, but miniaturized and with some of my own ideas included…you okay?
Wow it's hot in here.
Geordi EXITS leaving a puzzled Wesley and Peter inside.
34A INT. CORRIDORS
Tasha and Security Personnel searching for Geordi.
35 INT. OBSERVATION LOUNGE - ANGLE ON GEORDI
perspiring, upset. Looking out to space.
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She ENTERS SCENE from behind him, looking for a reaction
Medical's been worried about you.
Tasha studies him a beat. He seems so sad, so lonely.
Lieutenant Yar in the Observation
Lounge. Send a team here now.
After a beat, Geordi swings around to look at her, pain
and longing chasing across his face.
Tasha... I said "help me." Help
me not to give in to the wild
things coming into my mind...
Tasha is moved, tries to fight it off.
Geordi -- my job is security...
Tasha folds him into arms.
Yes, helping is more important.
How can I help you Geordi?
36 INSERT - TASHA'S HAND
being patted by Geordi's hand.
37 BACK TO SHOT
A Security Guard hurries into the room, stops as Tasha
motions him to a halt.
Help me to see like you do.
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But you already see better than
I see more. But more isn't
He tears off the prosthesis, exposing eyes that have
flat gray irises with no pupil, incapable of expression.
I want to see in shallow, dim,
beautiful human ways.
We'll talk about it, Geordi.
(takes his arm)
I'm going to take you to Sickbay
now. All right?
He bobs his head, willing to be assisted. As she leads
END OF ACT ONE
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38 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
The dwarf star in view too.
PICARD (V. O.)
Captain's log, supplemental. I
am concerned that away team member
Lieutenant La Forge has been taken
to Sickbay. The report: "unusual
39 INT. SICKBAY - ANGLE ON BEVERLY, GEORDI, TROI
Geordi is lying on a hospital bed still struggling to
control his emotions, while Beverly works her medical
instruments over him, glancing up now and then at the
o.s. viewscreen to check the results. Troi is assisting
40 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ON TASHA AND PICARD
... and then we got him down to
sickbay so Dr. Crusher could
He wasn't violent?
She glances over her shoulder back toward the treatment
No, sir. He was very upset... he
kept talking about wanting normal
Thank you, Lieutenant. I'll be
Picard HURRIES OUT immediately. It's clear he has much
on his mind. Tasha moves to EXIT, then pauses.
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41 CLOSE ON TASHA
wiping a hand over her lightly perspiring brow. As she
EXITS, it is clear she feels strange somehow.
42 INT. SICKBAY - ON BEVERLY, GEORDI, TROI, PICARD
Beverly administers a hypospray to Geordi, which finally
begins to calm his emotional state. As Picard joins
them, Beverly turns and indicates her medical
According to our medical readouts,
there's still nothing wrong with
him. He looks like he's running
a temperature but every instrument
we have says he's not.
Doctor, every person on that ship
over there died. Is there any
chance that whatever did it is
loose on my ship?
If you mean a disease, sir, I'd
say there's no chance of it. We
used full decontamination, we
examined each team member
The entire crew over there somehow
managed to kill themselves,
Doctor. If it wasn't a disease,
what else could have made them
The obvious alternatives would
be in areas of insanity, severe
(stops short; to Troi)
Troi, do you feel anything unusual
in the lieutenant here?
Security reported he was longing
for normal eyesight. A rather
sudden yearning for that.
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Since his records show no previous
mention of that, the fact that it's
happened now could be important.
Troi centers her attention on Geordi, mentally probing.
But all I feel from him is
confusion. If I didn't know
better, I'd say he was
The Captain throws a quick look toward Beverly who
shakes her head firmly.
Our tests would have shown that.
Also any signs of drugs,
hallucinogens or other
43 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE ON RIKER AND DATA
still at the science station, Data's fingers flying over
tabs on the console. He looks at the viewscreen, shakes
his head. Worf and Crewman as before.
Can you provide more information,
sir? Seeking an instance of
someone showering with their
clothing on is...is...
I know... like looking for a needle
in a haystack.
Why should anyone wish to expend
their time in such a search?
Correction, Data, I should have
said proverbial needle in a
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Ah, a human proverb! As in
folklore, or an historical
allusion, or tribal memories,
That's it! Historical! I
remember now that I was reading
a history of all the past
starships named Enterprise.
Data takes over the console, quickly tabbing in commands
Enterprise history. Aberrant
behavior. Medical cross
44 ANGLE TO INCLUDE TURBOLIFT
as Picard ARRIVES, CROSSES toward his Bridge position.
Riker sees him, calls:
Captain, I believe we've got the
answer to what happened over
45 ANGLE AT VIEWER
where Data continues refining the information he's
getting. Riker is watching over his shoulder as Picard
moves in to examine the information too.
The Constitution class Enterprise,
Captain James T. Kirk
Similar conditions. They were
monitoring a planet that was
breaking up, not a collapsing star
as in this case, but there were
the same huge shifts in gravity...
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... which somehow resulted in
complex strings of water
molecules which then acquired
carbon from the body and acted
on the brain like alcohol!
Mister Data, download that
information immediately to
Aye sir, downloading.
Picard and Riker both study the information on the
Fascinating! Their entire crew
going out of control...
Like intoxication but worse.
Judgment almost completely
Until they found this formula,
barely in time.
(moves to his own
Picard to Doctor Crusher, come
After a moment:
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
This is Crusher; go ahead Captain.
You can relax, Doctor. The answer
to all this is feeding into your
medical banks now... including a
A long beat, then:
BEVERLY'S COM VOICE
Are you certain, Captain?
Data has looked up with a slight pained expression at
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46 INT. TROI'S QUARTERS - ON TROI
Troi's quarters are tastefully decorated, including a
scattering of art objects that may be Betazoid in origin
-- perhaps a wall hanging, a unique piece of pottery
or statuette, or paintings. At the moment, there are
also a number of lovely dresses and gowns draped over
the furniture. Troi ENTERS and stops inside the door,
47 INCLUDING TASHA
She is somewhat agitated and has a light sheen of
perspiration as she holds one of Troi's gowns against
her, judging it for color. The size, of course, would
be all wrong for her.
What're you doing?
I need your advice. That's why
I came to your quarters.
Of course. Anything I can do ---
On clothes. You always wear such
beautiful clothes off duty. And
your hair's so nice all the time.
I want to change my image.
(holds up dress)
What about this color?
Not for you. Tasha, I feel you're
very uncertain... that you're
She reaches out to take Tasha's hand comfortingly.
What is it?
Tasha pulls her hand away, tosses down the dress, and
moves to the door as:
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Never mind. I'll find what I need
myself. Ship's Stores will have
Tasha, wait ---
Tasha LEAVES. Troi immediately touches the com panel.
Troi to Captain Picard.
48 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - ON PICARD
TROI'S COM VOICE
Sir, I think Tasha's been
infected, too. She's just left
It's not actually an "infection,"
TROI'S COM VOICE
Yes sir, it's more like
intoxication, but whatever it is,
she's got it.
49 ANGLE TO INCLUDE RIKER AND DATA
Thank you, Counselor.
Number One, our security chief
has the equivalent of a snootful.
Inquiry, sir... 'snootful?'
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50 INT. PETER’S QUARTERS - ANGLE ON PETER
He is looking at his computer screen, starting to sweat.
50 (continued): INT. PETER’S QUARTERS - CLOSEUP ON COMPUTER SCREEN
The text reads “Spider-Man is a menace and must be watched for at all times. If he is seen, report it to security immediately. Do not attempt to incapacitate him yourself. Although he has attempted to pass himself off as a ‘hero’ of sorts, he is nothing of the kind.
“--Captain Jean-Luc Picard.”
50 CONTINUED (2): INT. PETER’S QUARTERS - ANGLE ON PETER
Peter stands up, agitated, wiping sweat from his forehead with the back of his hand. He disappears into the bedroom. Cut to a moment later, he emerges in his SPIDER-MAN uniform, with a bold, decisive posture and stops walking for a moment, looking like he is posing.
Computer: Locate Captain Picard…
51 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ANGLE ON BEVERLY
She is checking the lab report on Geordi against
information on her viewscreen when:
Mom, Look what I can do...
She turns, gets to her feet in alarm and hurries into
the treatment room.
52 INT. SICKBAY - INCLUDING WESLEY AND BEVERLY (OPTICAL)
Wesley again has the tractor beam on and is balancing
several medical instruments in mid-air all at the same
time. We can also SEE he's perspiring a bit.
I've been able to widen and
strengthen the beam, just like
I told you last night ---
Do me a favor, Wes? There's
something happening on this
Just to be safe, I'd like you to
stay in our quarters until it's
(slightly silly grin)
Right, Mom, right. Your wish
Wesley lowers the floating instruments and turns off
the little tractor beam as:
You could be stunting my emotional
growth, you know.
Why's it so hot in here, anyway?
He heads for the door. Beverly pauses, thinking about
his words a moment, then has to forget it as:
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PICARD'S COM VOICE
Picard to Crusher. Have you made
a test injection yet? We're
getting indications that this
condition is spreading.
No test yet, Captain, but very
53 INT. CORRIDOR - CLOSE ON A VERY SHAPELY REAR END
moving down the corridor with a most provocative sway.
CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL the shapely rear end belongs
to Tasha, and she is moving with the sexiest walk
imaginable -- quite unlike her usual straightforward
stride. Her whole expression has acquired a sexy pout.
She approaches an intersection where several crewpersons
are passing. Then, we HEAR GIGGLES, then a woman's
Come to Papa; come to Papa... !
MORE LAUGHTER as A CREWMAN chases a CREWWOMAN around
the corner and into the other corridor. Other crew
54 WIDER ANGLE
From the reactions of the crewpersons in sight it is
obvious that some have been infected and some not.
Another CREWMAN is coming from the other direction and
pauses as he sees Tasha swaying sexily toward him,
openly flirting. She stops in front of him.
55 TASHA AND CREWMAN
She reaches out to pull him a little closer and plants
one hell of a kiss on him. As he returns it:
56 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - FULL SHOT
As Picard returns to his chair, Data moves toward him.
Captain, in another forty-one minutes
will see the information from the
Tsiolkovsky downloaded to us.
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Why so slow?
Slow, sir? The Tsiolkovsky has
been eight months in accumulating
How much danger from that star?
57 ANGLE ON MAIN VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
The collapsing star centered on the screen in the midst
of very slow motion surface explosions.
Like a full collapse, sir?
58 BACK TO TWO SHOT - PICARD AND DATA
Any stellar material it threw this
way we could still outrun on half
59 ANGLE AT MAIN VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
as before, the slow surface explosions on the collapsing
star continuing from the last viewscreen SHOT.
60. INT. CORRIDOR - FULL SHOT
SPIDER-MAN is running through the corridor, stopping here and there and webbing crewmen and women to the bulkheads.
The itsy-bitsy spider went up in the ship
Then came the Captain to chase the spider out
Out came the webbing, and shut the Captain up
Then the spider was free to--to--
A security officer sees him and is about to draw his phaser to apprehend him, but SPIDER-MAN pulls the weapon away with his webbing.
Ahh, screw it! You know, our
host really needs to teach everyone
As he is talking, SPIDER-MAN puts web fluid over the officer’s mouth and then saunters over to him, easily deflecting an attack before holding up one finger as if the officer is to wait, then moving it closer to his face until he’s in position to flick him. SPIDER-MAN flicks the officer’s forehead and watches him fall unconscious.
They just don’t make Starfleet officers like
they used to.
61 INT. ENGINEERING OFFICE - FULL SHOT
CHIEF ENGINEER SARAH MACDOUGAL and her ASSISTANT CHIEF
JIM SHIMODA are working in the office at their consoles.
They both glance up as the BOSUN'S WHISTLE SOUNDS, then:
PICARD'S COM VOICE
Picard to Engineering. Chief
engineer report to the bridge.
MacDougal shakes her head, EXITS the office. Shimoda
turns back to his console.
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PICARD'S COM VOICE
Assistant Chief Engineer Shimoda
report to Medical.
Shimoda hesitates, looks around the empty office. A
beat... then Wesley ENTERS the office, carrying the small
flat portable machine we saw earlier.
We should also SEE the small tractor beam device with
tube and fiber optic wire attachment.
Hi, Jim. Was that the captain
sending you to Medical?
Which would leave no one on duty
here. The chief was just
summoned to the bridge.
What about me? I could call your
chief on the bridge if anything
He smiles at Shimoda... and wipes some sweat from his
62 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE ON PICARD AND
Picard looks around curiously as MacDougal approaches
the command chair:
Reporting as ordered, sir.
You ordered me to report to the
I did no such thing. I want you
down in the Engine Room in case
we need to move out of here.
Interrupted by a Bosun's WHISTLE ALERT:
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PICARD'S COM VOICE
Attention all decks, all
immediately, I have handed over
control of this vessel to
Acting Captain Wesley Crusher.
62 CLOSE ON PICARD
WESLEY'S COM VOICE
Thank you, Captain Picard, thank
you. And with that order dawns
a brave new day for the
END OF ACT TWO
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63 EXT. SPACE - THE ENTERPRISE (OPTICAL)
Captain's log, Stardate 41209.3.
The strange contaminant that led
to the deaths of the Tsiolkovsky
crew is now aboard the
Enterprise... and our Engineering
Section has been commandeered by
young Wesley Crusher...
64 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - EMPHASIZING PICARD
Number One, MacDougal -- get that
boy out of Engineering.
Riker and MacDougal turn and head for a turbolift as:
65 ANGLE ON WORF
Worf at Ops, Data at the Conn station. Worf turns
around toward Picard, concerned.
Sir, I'm getting very strange
reports from all decks --
Such as the ship's training
division ordering all officers
to attend a lecture on
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66 INCLUDING DATA AT CONN
Confirmed, sir. And there is a
rather peculiar limerick being
delivered by someone in the
shuttlecraft bay. I am not sure
I understand it...
There was a young lady from Venus
whose body was shaped like --
67 EMPHASIZING PICARD
Captain to Security, come in!
Did I say something wrong?
I don't understand their humor
SECURITY COM VOICE
Where's my security chief?! Get
me Lieutenant Yar.
SECURITY COM VOICE
Keep your britches on, Captain.
TASHA'S COM VOICE
Yar, where are you?
TASHA'S COM VOICE
I'm in my quarters and pretty busy
right at this moment, Jean-Luc.
All right, Lieutenant, just stay
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Data, please go to Lieutenant Yar
and get her down to Sickbay.
Security, I want all your senior
supervisors to report to the
68 INT. ENGINEERING (OPTICAL)
A FORCEFIELD SHIMMER at the entrance to the Engineering
Office, barring the way inside. Beyond the FORCEFIELD
inside the office stands Wesley who is grinning at
several Crewpersons, all of them clearly contaminated,
who stand outside the FORCEFIELD. Assistant Chief
Engineer Shimoda ENTERS, grinning and weaving slightly,
walks up to the FORCEFIELD as:
... and a dessert course shall
henceforth precede and follow
every meal. Including breakfast.
CHEERS from the onlookers.
Hurray for the acting captain!
69 ANGLE ON SHIMODA (OPTICAL)
Never got as far as Sickbay, Wes.
I feel too good for that.
BUZZ SOUND as Shimoda walks into the FORCEFIELD and is
Incredible! How did you do that?
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Hooked my model tractor beam into
ship's power. Now its a repulser
Shimoda nods, raises his right hand as in oath.
Swear to be faithful to you,
70 INT. ENGINEERING OFFICE (OPTICAL)
Wesley picks up a small control device, aims it at the
FORCEFIELD which disappears. Shimoda steps inside, then
Wesley turns the forcefield on again.
71 INT. TASHA'S QUARTERS - AT DOOR
The living space is low lit, provocative shadows. There
is a CHIME, a beat, then the door slides open. Data
stands there, hesitant, steps in. He looks around, not
quite sure of himself.
72 ANGLE ON TASHA
in the door to her bedroom. Her hair is provocatively
arranged... her makeup is especially dramatic and
attractive... and she wears a pale blue diaphanous
Theiss creation that promises revelations that will get
us thrown off the air. Her voice quality has changed
too... sultry, like a Louisiana summer night.
You wanted me?
73 TWO SHOT
Tasha moves languidly toward Data, almost floating.
Data doesn't quite know how to react to this Tasha.
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Captain Picard ordered me to
escort you to Sickbay, Lieutenant.
Did he say when?
(considering it, then)
I am sure he meant "now."
So you need time to get into
But I got out of uniform for you,
Data. Do you know how old I was
when I was abandoned?
Chronological age? No, I am afraid
I am not conversant with your ---
Five. Five years old, but I
survived. I learned how to stay
alive, how to avoid the rape
gangs. I was fifteen before I
I am sorry. I did not know...
And what I want now is gentleness.
And joy. And love.
She reaches out and caresses his face. Data shifts his
weight, not sure what to do.
From you, Data. You are fully
functional, aren't you?
Of course, but...
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73 CONTINUED: (2)
In every way, of course. I have
been programmed in multiple
techniques, a broad variety of
You jewel! That's exactly what
Her smile is provocative, full of promises; and Data
tentatively smiles back. As the bedroom door CLOSES
74 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
In b.g., then collapsing star begins slowly to GLOW
75 INT. ENGINEERING - ON RIKER
He is standing near a communications computer panel.
PICARD'S COM VOICE
What have you learned, Number
Captain, the ship's engines are
cut off from the bridge. And I
have the reason. The assistant
chief engineer pulled out the
isolinear optical chips from
command and all engines are
76 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - ON SHIMODA AND WESLEY (OPTICAL)
Shimoda is sitting on the floor near an opened console,
playing happily with a pile of isolinear chips (small
colored slabs, rather like Chiclets), tossing them in
the air or juggling them, staring at the pretty colors.
Wesley looks with an air of pride and satisfaction at
his portable TRACTOR BEAM which is emitting a beam wide
enough to block the entire opening into the Engineer's
77 INT. ENGINEERING - ON RIKER AND MACDOUGAL
as the Engineer COMES IN beside Riker.
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Wesley's hooked some kind of
tractor beam into ship's power
and has it aimed at the door.
We can't get past it to get at
PICARD'S COM VOICE
Can you short out the power?
Riker looks to MacDougal. She shrugs.
Yes, I can. But it's going to
78 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - CLOSE ON PICARD
79 INT. ENGINEERING - ON RIKER AND MACDOUGAL
as they pull a panel off the console opposite the
Engineer's Office entry, and MacDougal starts to reach
inside. From their right, there is the SOUND of
turbolift doors and:
80 INT. CORRIDOR TO ENGINEERING
as Riker comes to her.
Deanna, what -- ?
She reaches for him before he can stop her, holds him
So many minds on this ship,
Bill... all free... released...
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Her hands move sensuously on his back, her body closer
I can feel them all... what they
feel... what they want... I feel
a side of humans I've never felt
Come on, I'm getting you to
He catches her up in his arms, carries her toward the
Wouldn't you rather be alone with
me -- with me in your mind...
81 INT. SICKBAY - ANGLE ON BEVERLY
She has a large beaker or futuristic-shaped container
from which she is loading a hypo-spray. The hypo-spray
filled, she moves across to where Geordi La Forge lies
still strapped on the hospital bed. He is awake now,
his face a picture of desolation. Beverly administers
the hypo-spray and steps back to observe.
The medical records we found say
this works almost instantly.
Geordi lies still, staring at the ceiling. Then:
I've never seen a rainbow, Doc.
Sunset. Sunrise. None of those.
This is going to help me?
Beverly stares at Geordi, horrified as realization
comes. It doesn't work.
82 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY AND DWARF STAR
No movement at all.
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83 INT. SICKBAY - ANGLE ON RIKER AND TROI
as he carries her into the treatment area, lays her down
gently on a bed next to Geordi's.
He turns, looking for Beverly. She does not appear.
He hurries into her office.
84 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ON BEVERLY AND RIKER
She is sitting at the desk, desolate. Riker COMES IN
behind her, puts a hand on her shoulder to shake her
Didn't you hear me? Deanna needs
The formula from the old
Enterprise didn't work.
This water-carbon complex may
induce the same symptoms, but it's
different somehow. Maybe it's
mutated. I'll have to isolate
it... analyze it...
We don't have that kind of time.
She suddenly snaps around, realizing something.
You brought Deanna in?
She's infected with it, too.
He heads for the door. Beverly is on her feet
You touched her? Oh, God, you
You can't leave here --
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If we don't get our command
computers back on-line soon, this
-- whatever this is -- won't
matter. We'll all be dead.
On Beverly's despairing face:
END OF ACT THREE
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85 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE, TSIOLKOVSKY, DWARF STAR
As before with very slow (at this distance) flaring from
PICARD (V. O.)
Captain's log, supplemental.
It is no longer an inconvenient
childish prank. Young Wesley
Admittedly a victim of the
86 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE ON MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
Showing a SHOT of Wesley in the Engineering office.
Also at the Bridge are Worf at the Ops position and
crewman at Conn.
PICARD (V. O.)
... is now in control of my
starship. How he acquired the
engineering information and
knowledge he is using, I have no
87 ANGLE ON PICARD
staring up at Wesley's IMAGE on the main viewer.
Wes, this is Captain Picard. Do
you see me?
88 VARIOUS ANGLES (OPTICAL)
as Wesley looks up and around, focuses his attention
onto camera (the captain). Although showing the same
contaminant symptoms as others, he speaks respectfully.
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You will now return all control
of this vessel to the bridge where
it belongs. Now.
I'm sorry, sir. Why don't you
just tell me what you want done
Because ship captains control
their own vessels, young man!
But, sir, you don't do it
yourself. You give the orders,
someone else does it. What's
wrong with giving me the orders
to do it?
Worf and Conn have exchanged looks during this although
Conn has begun to perspire and appears uncomfortable.
Worf sees something unusual on his console, interrupts
Picard. The turbolift door opens and admits Spider-Man.
Captain, getting unusual readings
now from the dwarf star... !
Stand by a moment on that.
(toward main viewer)
(softens it, but after a beat, having noticed Spider-Man)
Wes... are you aware that you're
acting strangely... that a kind
of "infection" was brought back
from the Tsiolkovsky that acts
Are you saying that's why I feel
so... so "hot," so strange?
Picard wants to shout back "of freakin' course!" but he
That's a very adult bit of
Worf turns toward Spider-Man and grimaces, approaching him with the intent of removing him from the bridge.
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88 CONTINUED: (2)
Are you saying I'm "drunk?" I
feel strange but also good.
(corrects his tone of
Because you've lost the capacity
for self-judgment. Alcohol does
that but this contaminant we've
brought back does it even more
In the background, Spider-Man shoots webbing at Worf’s face. Worf avoids it with a dodge and draws his phaser, but before he can bring it to bear, Spider-Man kicks it away.
What would you do if you got your
It's very important I do because
we must immediately put a tractor
beam on the Tsiolkovsky, then tow
it out of...
Worf attempts a martial-arts style open-palm attack, and Spider-Man deflects it. He takes a swing at Worf, and Worf likewise deflects it while moving in to make a trip attack.
Tractor beams are my specialty,
Skipper! I'll contact you when
that's done; Wesley out!
With which the VIEWER GOES DARK, and then is replaced
with a view of the dwarf star. It is in the midst of a
Conn gets up from his position now, weaves toward the
turbolift. Worf sees him and gives him a puzzled look right after knocking Spider-Man to the floor, and Spider-Man finally gets him in the eyes with his webbing.
Conn, where are you headed?
No answer. Conn will EXIT by turbolift as:
Worf growls and lunges blindly forward, and Spider-Man uses his momentum to throw him into the bulkhead head-first.
What the hell is happening in
We’re going to talk about what’s happening right here, right now.
I don’t know who you think you are, but I’m not about to waste precious time in a petty argument with a vigilante who enjoys threatening the safety of my ship.
Threatening--? I’ve saved people! I’m a hero!
(remaining calm, stone-faced)
I don’t believe Mr. Worf would agree.
(fists balled, walks down the ramp)
You don’t know what you’re talking
about! You…you made me do this!
I can’t make that kind of decision
for you. Now I have a crisis to deal
with. You can either continue to
cause us further danger, or you can
work with me to put a stop to all of
this before we all die. If you’re a hero,
if you really are, you will allow me to
save my ship.
Spider-Man paces back and forth all of a sudden, fists clenching and unclenching, then turns and punches the ops station. It sparks and flashes.
I wish I could take my mask off!
(has a look of sudden understanding)
I am n--
(a beat, two beats)
Fine. Fine, just do what you have to do.
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89 INT. ENGINEERING OFFICE - ANGLE ON WESLEY AND
Wesley is working some controls on one of the consoles,
Lock on, Tsiolkovsky, lock
on... lock on, Tsiolkovsky, lock
Behind him, Shimoda still sits on the floor, playing
something like "jacks" with the isolinear optical chips
from the computer, scooping up the chips in orderly
groups -- 1, 2, 3, etc.
90 INT. ENGINEERING - ON MACDOUGAL AND RIKER
They work together at the console opposite the entrance
to Engineer's Office, probing deep into the guts of the
console. A small array of tools lies between them, which
You got the logic probe?
(he hands it to her)
Where's the sonic driver?
She grunts and gestures at the spread of tools. Riker
looks, finds it, dives into the console again. MacDougal
works quickly, steps back.
There. Let's see if this'll cut
out his tractor beam power.
She reaches inside the console and switches something.
She and Riker both turn to look behind them.
91 ANGLE THROUGH WINDOW INTO ENGINEER'S OFFICE
Wesley grins cheerfully. The TRACTOR BEAM is STILL AIMED
AT THE DOOR.
92 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ON BEVERLY
She grimly works at a futuristic microscope, then
becomes aware that she is wiping perspiration from her
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Oh no! No, I must find the answer.
Find the answer. Have to find
She reaches for another slide but handles it confusedly.
93 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
as a tractor beam appears.
94 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - ANGLE ON PICARD
struggling to get ops to function, with Spider-Man’s help. No one at conn.
One of the turbolift doors HISSES OPEN and Data ENTERS
the Bridge. Picard whirls to him.
Data! At least you're
Fully, Captain, fully.
But it obvious from the look on his face and his weaving
movements that Data is not at all himself.
Data! It’s so great to meet you!
(holds out his hand, and Data shakes it with a puzzled expression)
Data, intoxication is a human
condition. Your mind is
different, it's not the same...
We are more alike than unlike,
my dear captain.
95 EMPHASIZING DATA
He is examining the backs of his hands with great
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I have pores. Humans have pores.
(turns hands over)
I have fingerprints. Humans have
fingerprints. My chemical
nutrients are like your blood.
(looks appealingly at
If you prick me, do I not leak?
96 ANGLE TURBOLIFT
which opens and Beverly Crusher ENTERS the Bridge.
If this can possibly wait,
May I see you in your Ready Room?
It's a private matter... well,
actually an urgent one...
(she regards Spider-Man with suspicion)
I'm busy, Doctor. Impossible.
But Beverly EXITS Bridge into Ready Room. Picard
Will you be able to get this console running?
I’m really sorry, I kind of smashed it…
(regards him with awe)
I believe I will be able to get it working…
96A INT. CAPTAIN'S READY ROOM
Picard ENTERS, finds Beverly waiting. She has a slight
smile on her face.
I believe I'm infected myself.
Beverly steps toward Picard, suddenly GIGGLES. It's the
same high pitched sound we've heard from some others.
Do you know what the infection
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Picard realizes that Beverly is beginning to smile at
him a bit sexily. She tries to stop doing so. All this
is complicated for her by the fact she has begun lately
to find this man increasingly attractive.
(wipes off smile)
It is definitely like alcohol
intoxication, the same lack of
(smiling sexily again)
For example right now, I find you,
Of course we haven't time for that
sort of thing...
What sort of thing?
(eyeing his body)
Oh God would I love to show you.
Doctor, there must be a cure!
Some formula, similar to the old
(holding Picard's hand)
Dammit... dammit, dammit, my dear
captain. You owe me something.
You do realize that, don't you?
I'm a woman; I haven't the comfort
of a husband, a man...
Not now, Doctor, please...
Then he's alarmed to find himself GIGGLING, wiping
moisture from his forehead.
97 ANGLE EMPHASIZING WORF
On the Bridge, Ready Room door in b.g. Pan up
as Picard and Beverly EMERGE from the Ready Room.
Beverly ENTERS the nearby Turbolift, turns and waves
"bye-bye." Smirks down at Worf, holding his head in agony. Picard fights the urge to giggle, waves back. The doors close. Picard,
very irritated at self, regains control. Worf hauls himself to his
feet and works his console, glaring at Spider-Man.
Bridge to Riker, urgent!
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98 INT. ENGINEERING - RIKER AND MACDOUGAL
He looks up, his hands still deep in the console.
WORF'S COM VOICE
Sir, regret to inform you that
the captain appears to be
infected. And Data, and...
(all he needs)
Thank you, Lieutenant. I'm coming.
You'll have to handle this.
Are you saying you'll handle that?
99 EXT. SPACE - DWARF STAR FOREGROUND (OPTICAL)
In the midst of a great flaring surface explosion, slow
at this distance but obviously enormously powerful.
100 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - EMPHASIZING WORF
Reacting as he sees the results of this on his readouts,
then whirls to the Main Viewer. Red alarm lights flash.
Feels his head getting worse from the lights.
101 MAIN VIEWER (OPTICAL)
The star's surface clearly changed by this great flaring
102 ANGLE AT COMMAND POSITION
Picard very concerned at what he is seeing; Beverly
reacting to his concern; even the bemused Data and Spider-Man watching it with some interest. Beverly turns, CROSSES toward
the turbolift where she will EXIT. As Riker ENTERS.
What we're seeing, sir, is a huge
chunk of the star's surface blown
off, heading for us!
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Are you alright, sir?
Worf, you know what to do. Take
us out of here.
Worf works controls, gets nothing, looks over to conn. panel with a grimace, tries more controls and still gets nothing.
Sir, the controls are still off-line!
Same result, sir.
103 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - EMPHASIZING SHIMODA
Wesley watches while Shimoda attempts to put together
a structure (like LEGOS) composed of the isolinear
optical chips. They both ignore:
RIKER'S COM VOICE
Wes, come in please. Wesley
Crusher, this is Riker. Come in.
This is urgent!
104 INT. ENGINEERING - MACDOUGAL
Red alarm lights are flashing. MacDougal twists
something inside the open panel.
105 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - ON WESLEY AND SHIMODA
The forcefield disappears. Wesley looks up, slightly
106 INT. ENGINEERING - MACDOUGAL
MacDougal rushes for the Engineer's Office.
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107 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - FULL SHOT
MacDougal surges in. Wesley and Shimoda merely look
at her. Wesley's very sad. Game's over.
RIKER'S COM VOICE
Engineering, urgent. We must have
MacDougal ignores him, pushes past them toward the
computer consoles. The optical chips go flying as
Shimoda dodges out of her way.
Oh, no, those are control
(finds a com button)
Bridge from Engineering...
RIKER'S COM VOICE
The star is still collapsing;
we're directly in the path of...
108 INT. MAIN BRIDGE
Both Picard and Data fighting against the contamination
as Riker mans the main console.
MACDOUGAL'S COM VOICE
I can't help you, bridge!
Someone's yanked out all the
control chips here...
WESLEY'S COM VOICE
It was an adult who did it!
I estimate fourteen minutes until
that mass gets here... !
MACDOUGAL'S COM VOICE
No way to replace chips in
fourteen minutes, sir. I'd guess
two hours, maybe three...
Data could assemble them back
Picard seems to come out of it a bit. He looks up:
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(hits a com control)
What's that Wesley?
WESLEY'S COM VOICE
They're just simple isolinear
chips, sir. To Data, anyway.
He could shuffle them like cards.
Come on Data. Hurry!
END OF ACT FOUR
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109 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE AND TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
still tied by the tractor beam, motionless. Riker's
voice reveals the strain he is under.
Ship's log, First Officer Riker.
The star has begun disintegrating.
Enterprise will be destroyed
unless it can be moved out of the
path of the star material
110 EXT. SPACE - EXPLODED MASS OF MATERIAL (OPTICAL)
It is large, irregularly shaped, moving very fast as it
was hurled off the star's surface with more power than
a hydrogen bomb. To gain a sense of size, it should
BLOCK OUT A WHOLE SECTION OF THE STARFIELD as it PASSES
... toward us. Our only hope is
for Lieutenant Commander Data in
the time we have left, to regain
his senses and reconnect engine
power to the Bridge.
111 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - ON MACDOUGAL
She is on her knees on the floor, vainly trying to sort
out which optical chips belong where.
112 ANGLE ON RIKER, SPIDER-MAN AND DATA
as they ENTER FAST. MacDougal looks up at Riker,
helplessly indicates the chip chaos. Data smiles at
Wesley, who grins back cheerfully. Both are still
Hi, Mister Data.
Nice to see you, Wesley. What... ?
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Data! We need the engines on-line
in a hurry, remember?
Meanwhile, Riker is now beginning to perspire like
others who have been "infected."
Oh yes, I remember too.
So, Data, if you don't mind...
(fast; to Wesley)
We've no time for courtesy!
(fast; to Data)
Get those damned control chips
back in place, Data! In the
Data hesitates, surprised at Riker shouting at him.
What a jerk!
(continuing, with an annoyed glance at Spider-Man)
It's like a game of 'how fast can
you do it?'
Ah, a game!
Data begins selecting chips, beginning to move more and
more rapidly. Wesley moves to the Engineering Room
viewer, adjusts the controls there.
I think I can switch this to the
main viewer, sir...
113 ANOTHER ANGLE - VIEWER (OPTICAL)
as it switches to a SHOT OF THE STAR MATERIAL IN
DISTANCE BUT RACING TOWARD THEM.
114 ANGLE EMPHASIZING RIKER
turning from viewer to Data.
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We've got eight or nine minutes,
at most, Data. Can you finish
115 ANGLE EMPHASIZING DATA
If necessary, UNDERCRANK CAMERA now to show Data's hands
are moving very fast. He seems to be calculating Riker's
questions, then shakes his head without looking up:
No. This will take slightly more
time than we have, sir.
Riker becomes aware that his hand is wet, realizes he is
Dammit, NO! I can't afford to
He stands, sways, grabs for support.
116 EXT. SPACE - MASS OF MATERIAL FROM STAR (OPTICAL)
hurtling through space -- too fast.
117 INT. CRUSHER'S OFFICE - ANGLE ON BEVERLY
She has a batch of blue liquid made up and is examining
it. Picard ENTERS on the run.
You will address me as Captain!
They too still show signs of the "intoxication." Beverly
has begun to fill a hypo-spray with the blue liquid.
In which case, dear Captain, you
will address me as 'Chief Medical
Officer' or 'Doctor.'
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That's true; I started off calling
you 'Beverly,' then naturally,
I'm still not thinking straight!
Having filled the hypo-spray, Beverly turns with it to
go somewhere but forgets where.
Likewise. Where the hell was I
If that's something you wanted
Yes, yes, on Geordi!
Weaving a bit, she hurries off with Picard following in
the same way.
118 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - THREE SHOT
Riker and MacDougal standing over Data, who concentrates
on the chips. Wesley has moved to his school project
tractor beam, eyes it proudly.
Did you see how I reversed fields
on this, Commander? Made it into
a repulser beam.
Riker ignores the question, watches Data, concerned.
119 CLOSE ON DATA AND HIS HANDS
UNDERCRANK CAMERA. His hands are flying -- almost a
blur. More and and more of the isolinear optical chips
are set in the command computer board.
If we had just a minute more,
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120 ANGLE ON WESLEY
He looks up toward Engineering Room viewer.
121 CLOSE ON VIEWSCREEN (OPTICAL)
The mass of star material closer, hurtling toward them.
122 WIDER ANGLE
Wesley reacts at the nearness now of the star material.
Then looks at his tractor device.
If this were a hundred times more
powerful than it is...
123 INT. SICKBAY - ANGLE ON GEORDI
as Beverly administers the hypo to Geordi with Picard
I made this a broader based
remedy... I hope. But it's still
close to the formula from the old
Decades ago, light years away...
But almost exactly the same
conditions as here.
What was in that, Doctor? My
head's beginning to clear...
Both react to the sight of Geordi beginning to sit up
alertly. Beverly whirls, injecting Picard... then
herself. She presses the hypo on him.
Take this to Engineering. I'll
make up more hypos for the others.
124 INT. ENGINEERING OFFICE
as before but with Riker gloomy now. Data and Wesley
continuing work. But Wesley is struck with an idea,
leaps to the Engineering Room control board.
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Eyes it, then:
Why not try it with the real
Why not reverse fields on this,
Ma'am? If we only need an extra
It would take weeks of laying out
125 EMPHASIZING WESLEY
studying the Engineering Room board.
But why not just see it in your
Come off the main lead, split at
the force activator,
If I could just think straight
126 WIDER ANGLE
as Picard bursts in, presses his hypo against MacDougal,
then Riker, then another person, etc.
We didn't make it, Captain. If
we had just a minute or so more...
I want some of that too! What is it?
Spider-Man snatches the hypo, injects himself.
127 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE, TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
with the star material looming large as it rushes down
128 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - ON WESLEY
His fingers begin to dance on the panel.
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Yes, then reversing power leads,
back through the force
activator... repulser beam hard
against the Tsiolkovsky...
129 EXT. SPACE - ENTERPRISE, TSIOLKOVSKY (OPTICAL)
The Tsiolkovsky now begins drifting to one side,
beginning to spin clear with the Enterprise moving away
130 INT. ENGINEER'S OFFICE - WIDE ANGLE
Riker eyes the viewer in surprise.
We're pushing away!
Data lifts his hands from the command computer board.
The isolinear optical chips GLOW on the board.
Bridge, engage engines!
131 EXT. SPACE - TSIOLKOVSKY AND MASS OF MATERIAL
The mass of material crashes into the Tsiolkovsky. Her
warp and impulse engines EXPLODE SIMULTANEOUSLY on
impact in a mighty BLAZE OF LIGHT. But Enterprise is
accelerating out of trouble.
132 INT. ENTERPRISE MAIN BRIDGE - FULL SHOT
Geordi at Conn now. Relief. Beverly is there still
administering hypo injections. The red alarm lights
Sir, something seemed to move us
aside at the last minute.
(into his com)
Do we owe our thanks to Commander
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PICARD'S COM VOICE
Yes. And... Wesley may have given
us a few seconds, too.
Did he say Wesley? The boy?
Beverly nods with a pleased look.
He said Wesley.
133 INT. ENGINEERING OFFICE
Picard sees Riker smiling at him. He scowls, begins
to EXIT. Spider-Man is already gone.
It is only fair to mention Wesley
in a log entry, sir.
Fair is fair. And let's credit
his science teacher, too. I’m only sorry
that we lost track of Spider-Man in the
Picard EXITS; Riker follows him.
136 INT. MAIN BRIDGE - PANNING
Picard, Riker and Data ENTER from the Turbolift and
move toward their positions. Worf at Ops and Geordi
at Conn positions turn with pleased expressions.
To many people.
During which Troi and Tasha also ENTER from Turbolift
now, move to their positions. Tasha is back to normal,
wearing her regular duty uniform, hair and makeup as
stringent as usual. Data sees, nods.
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Data starts to turn away but Tasha has colored, turns
Data! I'm only going to tell
you this just once... It never
Data gives her a very puzzled look, goes to position
still puzzling over it.
138 ANGLE EMPHASIZING PICARD
as he sits in his position, looks around the Bridge.
I put it to all of you we may end
up with a fine crew... if we keep
working at it.
(nods for emphasis;
So let's get to our next job,
Aye, sir. Helm, stand by for warp
three. Heading two-hundred
ninety-four mark thirty-seven.
Warp three, two-hundred
ninety-four mark thirty-seven,
139 EXT. SPACE - THE ENTERPRISE
Accelerating into WARP SPEED.