Welcome to Starbase 11 , Captain.
The commodore's waiting to see you.
He's curious why you changed course and came here.
We received a subspace message
to divert here immediately.
This base sent no message, Captain.
Oh,Jim, I just can't understand this.
Mr. Spock received a starbase transmission,
a message from former Enterprise commander
Fleet Captain Pike,
urgently requesting we divert here.
If my first officer states he received a transmission--
I'm not doubting anyone's word.
I'm telling you it's impossible.
You don't know?
You actually don't know
what's happened to Captain Pike?
There's been subspace chatter about it for months.
I'm sorry to be the one to show you.
He's upstairs in the medical section.
You ever met Chris Pike?
When he was promoted to fleet captain.
About your age.
Big, handsome man-- vital, active.
Spock served with him for several years.
11 years, 4 months, 5 days.
What's his problem, Commodore?
Inspection tour of a cadet vessel.
Old Class "J" starship.
One of the battle plates ruptured.
The delta rays?
He went in bringing out
all those kids that were still alive.
Just wanted you gentlemen to be prepared.
[Commodore Mendez] Captain Pike.
Captain, you remember these gentlemen.
They wanted to visit you.
Two flashes mean no.
I thought you might make an exception for them.
I'm sorry, gentlemen.
Chris, if there's anything I can do for you...
may I remain for a moment?
You know why I've come, Captain.
It's only six days away at maximum warp.
I have it well-planned.
I have never disobeyed your orders before, Captain,
but this time I must.
I know it is treachery and it's mutiny...
but I must do this.
I have no choice.
Space-- the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Its five-year mission--
to explore strange new worlds,
to seek out new life and new civilizations,
to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Spock stated he received a message to come here.
He entered same in his log.
That's all the proof I require.
What do those record tapes show?
No message sent from here.
No message received by your vessel.
Then I suggest the record tapes
have been deliberately changed.
A computer expert can change record tapes,
say anything, say nothing.
Your first officer's former captain
is horribly injured at this base.
That first officer's the only one who heard that message.
He could have requested leave.
I would have granted it.
Well, that's true. Of course.
Who would want to divert us here?
There's no trouble
in the space sector we're patrolling now.
No alien problems.
Chief Humboldt here, sir.
Have you rechecked all the record tapes on the date in question?
Coulda message have been sent from here
without us knowing it?
We've checked everything possible.
Start checking the impossible.
Oh, have I introduced Miss Piper,Jim?
This is Captain Kirk, Miss Piper.
I recognized the captain immediately.
A mutual friend described you, sir--
Lieutenant Helen Johansson.
She merely mentioned she knew you, sir.
You have something to report, Miss Piper?
Oh, yes, sir.
I'm afraid our investigation
turned up very little, Commodore.
There is, of course,
Mr. Spock's years of service with Captain Pike.
Indications of loyalty to this former commander.
A Vulcan can no sooner be disloyal
than he can exist without breathing,
present commander as well as past.
We're forced to consider every possibility, sir.
Captain Pike could not have sent a message.
He's under observation
every minute of every day.
And totally unable to move.
His wheel chair is constructed
to respond to his brain waves.
Oh, he can turn it, move it forwards,
or backwards slightly.
Through the light, he can say yes or no.
But that's it,Jim.
That's as much as that poor devil can do.
His mind is as active as yours and mine,
but it's trapped inside
a useless vegetating body.
He's kept alive mechanically...
a battery-driven heart.
There's no way he could even have asked
for that message to be sent?
[Spock's Voice, Slow Speed] Starbase Operations.
[Faster Speed] Starbase Operations.
[Normal] Starbase Operations.
[Fastest Speed] Starbase Operations.
[Slower Speed] Starbase Operations.
[Normal Speed] Starbase Operations.
Starbase Operations, Enterprise...
Standby to receive new orders, Enterprise.
Starbase Operation, Mr. Hansen.
Starbase Operations to Enterprise.
Standby to receive new orders.
They're to be fed
directly into the ship's computers.
This is top-secret and scrambled.
Enterprise standing by.
Enterprise to starbase.
This is a security area.
I have security clearance, Chief.
Who gave you clearance? I haven't been notified.
You're cross-circuiting the--
Whose tapes are these?
Repeat, Enterprise to starbase.
We need operating confirmation
from the ship's captain.
Come in, starbase.
Come in, Captain Kirk.
This is Captain Kirk.
You have confirmation, Miss Uhura.
Hansen here, Captain.
Our destination has been scramble-fed into ship's computers.
How can I handle the helm
if I don't know where we'regoing?
Mr. Spock is with me here.
He'll answer all questions. Kirk out.
This is Mr. Spock.
The ship's computers will handle the helm on this voyage.
Course will be set automatically.
You will not discuss this
with ship's crew or starbase personnel.
Do you read?
We'll warp out of orbit in one hour.
He keeps blinking no.
No to what?
They've tried questioning him.
He's almost agitated himself into a coma.
How long will he live?
As long as any of us.
Blast medicine anyway.
We've learned to tie into every human organ in the body
except one-- the brain.
The brain is what life is all about.
That man can think any thought that we can,
and love, hope, dream as much as we can,
but he can't reach out, and no one can reach in.
He keeps blinking no.
No to what?
They could question him for days, weeks,
before they stumble on the right thing.
Could this have anything to do with Spock?
I don't read you at all,Jim.
What I mean is...
either a message was received...
It was one of two things.
Either someone sent a message
diverting us here,
or someone lied about receiving it.
Could that someone be Mr. Spock?
Forgetting how well we both know Spock,
the fact that he's a Vulcan
means he's incapable of telling a lie.
He's also half human.
And that half is completely submerged.
To be caught acting like us
or even thinking like us
would completely embarrass him.
Someone's interfering with my command.
I mean to find out who.
If you had the technical know-how,
I'd suspect you.
But you don't. Spock does.
He would not make--
There's a false entry in the log right now.
But to question Spock?
I could run off half-cocked.
So could you, but not Spock.
Dr. McCoy, report to Transporter Control.
Dr. McCoy to Transporter Control.
You're needed aboard the Enterprise, doctor.
Well, what is it?
Sickness, injury... how bad is it?
That'sall we have on it, Doctor.
Just needed aboard.
Probably somebody discovered a hangnail.
I'll beam up and let you know,Jim.
"For eyes of Starfleet Command only."
Oh, I'm certifying
I ordered you to read it.
Know anything at all about this planet?
What every captain knows-- General Order 7.
No vessel under any condition,
emergency or otherwise, is to visit Talos IV.
To do so is the only death penalty left on our books.
Only Fleet Command knows why.
Not even this file explains that.
But it does name the only Earth ship
that ever visited the planet.
commanded by Captain Christopher Pike.
With a half Vulcan science officer named Spock.
Captain Pike, he's gone!
Mendez here. What is it?
Starship Enterprise, Commodore.
It's warping out of orbit.
Refuses to acknowledge our signal.
Out of orbit, Mr. Spock.
Seems strange with no navigator on duty.
The Enterprise knows where she's going.
Someone's trying to hail us, sir.
Maintain radio silence, Lieutenant.
This is First Officer Spock.
Per Starfleet orders this date,
I have been placed
in temporary command of the Enterprise.
While our destination is secret,
our mission is relatively simple.
Starbase Command has assigned Captain Kirk
medical rest leave
until our return.
His instructions are to obey my orders
as you would his.
First officer out.
What's going on around here?
Who said Jim needed a medical rest leave?
This call about me being needed aboard--
No call was made.
Doctor, I regret they elected
to keep certain things from you.
Will you come with me, please?
What is this, Spock?
Captain, are you all right?
I see that you're still signaling--
Doctor, one moment, please.
Kirk to Dr. McCoy.
I'm recordingyou thismessage, Bones,
so there willbe no misunderstanding.
I'm sorrto have to make it an order.
You're not to disturb Captain Pike.
Simply take good care of him.
Follow Spock's instructions to the letter.
Sir, scanners report an object following us
about the size of a starbase shuttlecraft.
Shall we reverse helm?
Take no action, Mr. Hansen.
But at our speed, they'll never catch us.
In case they want to reach us--
You have your orders, Mr. Hansen.
We'll make no contact.
Starbase Shuttlecraft 1 to Enterprise.
Come in, please.
Commodore Mendez and Captain Kirk.
If you read me, you are ordered to reply.
Repeating it on all emergency frequencies,Jim.
Spock is headed for Talos IV, all right.
Pulling ahead of us fast.
Fuel is down to 63.3.
If we turn back now,
we've just got barely enough
to get us back to the base.
Shuttlecraft to Enterprise, come in.
Shuttlecraft to Enterprise, come in.
Enterprise, come in!
Lock on to sensors.
Measure object now following the Enterprise.
Object isa Class "F" shuttlecraft--
Uranium metalshell, ion enginepower--
How long before shuttlecraft's fuel supply
forces return to starbase?
Shuttlecraft is already pastpoint of safe return.
Blast you any way.
You had no right to come along.
Rank has its privileges.
Two hours of oxygen left.
Part of me hopes the Enterprise won't come back for us.
We step on that deck,
Spock is court-martialed, disgraced.
if he makes it to Talos IV.
Why would he want to get Pike there?
The command reports stated
Talos contained no practical benefits to mankind.
Spock would have some logical reason for going there.
Maybe he's just gone mad.
I keep wondering who might be after us.
I keep coming up with the same answers.
But I can't be right, can l, Mr. Spock?
Lock on to shuttlecraft following us.
Lockedon. Tractorbeam ready.
Go to tape Abel 7 Baker.
Is it the captain, Mr. Spock?
Sir, the engines are reversing.
She's brought herself to a dead stop.
This is the first officer speaking.
Security, send an armed team to the bridge.
Transporter Room, stand by to beam Captain Kirk aboard.
Effective until then,
Lieutenant Hansen is in operational command.
First officer out.
Doctor, as senior officer present,
I present myself to you for arrest.
is mutiny, Doctor.
I never received orders to take command.
Security reporting, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock is, uh...
Is confinement to quarters enough?
I'll make no trouble.
Well, confine him.
Store our shuttlecraft on the hangar deck, Mr. Scott.
Beam us directly aboard.
All right. Locked on to you.
Transferring command to you, sir.
Accepting command. Where's Mr. Spock?
In his quarters, under arrest.
After what he's done, Lieutenant?
Captain from bridge.
The enginesare coming on.
Reverse power. Hold this position.
Tell whoever gave those orders--
Sir, there's nobody giving orders.
Mr. Spock has the computers running the ship.
Disengage computer control, Uhura.
We can't disengage, Captain.
The helm doesnot respond.
Computer control, come in.
Disengage from helm.
Unable to comply.
This is the captain.
On voice command,
you will override all contra instructions.
disengage from helm.
Unable to comply.
Any such attempt will cross-circuit
vessel's life-supporting system.
Computer control cannot be disengaged
until vessel reaches planet Talos IV.
Captain's log-- stardate 3012.4.
Despite ourbest efforts to disengage computers,
the Enterprise is still lockedon a heading
for the mysterious planet Talos IV.
Meanwhile, as required by Starfleet general orders,
apreliminar hearing on Lieutenant Commander Spock
is being convened.
And in all the years of my service,
this is the most painful moment I've ever faced.
This hearing is convened.
you're aware of your right
to counsel of your choice?
Sir, I waive counsel.
Further, I waive rights to this hearing
and request immediate court-martial.
May I inquire on what grounds, Captain?
A mutiny requires a trial board
of no less than three command officers.
Since there are only two
of that rank available--
Sir, I must point out
there are three officers of command rank available--
yourself, Commodore Mendez,
and Captain Christopher Pike.
Captain Pike is a complete invalid.
I believe you'll find
he's still on the active duty list.
We didn't have the heart to retire him.
He's got you.
Whatever he's up to, he's planned it well.
Captain's log-- stardate 3012.6.
General court-martial convened.
Mr. Spock has again waived counsel
and has entered aplea of guilty.
are you aware in pleading guilty
that a further charge
involving the death penalty
must be held against you
should this vessel enter the Talos stargroup?
What does it accomplish to go there
or to take Captain Pike there?
I want to know why.
Are your comments a part of the record, sir?
Yes, it's on the record.
Request monitor screen be engaged.
For what purpose?
To comply with the request
you just made, sir--
that I explain the importance
of going to Talos IV.
By asking why, you've opened the door
to any evidence he may wish to present--
Apparently what he had in mind.
Present your evidence.
This is 1 3 years ago.
And its commander-- Captain Christopher Pike.
Definitely something out there, Captain,
headed this way.
was that really you on the screen?
no vessel makes record tapes
in that detail, that perfect.
What were we watching?
I cannot tell you at this time.
were any record tapes of this nature made
during your voyage?
The court is not obliged
to view evidence without knowing its source.
Unless the court asks a prisoner why, Commodore.
You did ask that question.
You mean I was maneuvered into asking.
Your evidence is out of order.
I contest that. I want to see more.
You have that right, Captain.
But just because the prisoner
is your first officer and your personal friend--
That has nothing to do with it.
Very well. Continue.
Screen on, Mr. Scott.
No. It'ssomething else.
There's still something out there.
As I stated, gentlemen,
this was 13 years ago.
We were on routine patrol
when the ship's sensors detected something ahead.
At first we were not certain what it was.
Coming to speed of light. Collision course.
The meteorite beam has not deflected it, Captain.
Evasive maneuvers, sir?
Steady as we go.
It's a radio wave, sir.
We're passing through an old-style distress signal.
They were keyed to cause interference
and attract attention this way.
A ship in trouble making a forced landing, sir.
That's it. No other message.
I have a fix.
It comes from the Talos stargroup.
We've no ships or Earth colonies that far out.
Their call letters check with a survey expedition.
S.S. Columbia disappeared in that region
approximately 18 years ago.
It would take that long
for a radio beam to travel.
the Talos group has never been explored.
Solar system similar to Earth.
Number IV seems to be Class "M"--
Then they could still be alive,
even after 18 years.
If they survived the crash.
We aren't going to go, to be certain?
Not without any indication of survivors, no.
We'll continue to the Vega Colony,
take care of our own sick and injured first.
You have the helm. Maintain present course.
Drop by my cabin, Doctor.
[Knock on Door]
I didn't say there's anything wrong with me.
I understand we picked up a distress signal.
Unless we get anything more positive on it,
the condition of our own crew takes precedent.
I'd like to log the ship's doctor's opinion, too.
Oh, I concur with yours, definitely.
Good. I'm glad you do.
We're going to stop first at the Vega Colony
and replace anybody who needs hospitalization
What are you putting in there, ice?
Who wants a warm martini?
What makes you think I need one?
a man will tell his bartender things
he'll...never tell his doctor.
What's been on your mind, Chris,
the fight on Rigel 7?
Shouldn't it be?
My only yeoman and two others dead, seven injured.
Was there anything you personally could have done?
I should have smelled trouble
when I saw the swords.
Instead I got attacked by one of their warriors.
Chris, you set standards for yourself
no one could meet.
You treat everyone like a human being
And now you're tired, and you--
You bet I'm tired.
I'm tired of being responsible for 203 lives,
and I'm tired of deciding
which mission is too risky and which isn't
and who's going on the landing party
and who doesn't
and who lives...
and who dies.
Boy, I've had it, Phil.
To the point of taking my advice--
a rest leave?
To the point of considering resigning.
And do what?
Well, for one thing, go home.
Nice little town with...
50 miles of park land around it.
Remember I told you I had two horses?
We used to take food and ride out all day.
Ah, that sounds exciting--
ride out with a picnic lunch every day.
I said that's one place I might go.
Or I might go into business on Regulus
or on the Orion colony.
You, an Orion trader,
dealing in green animal, women slaves?
The point is this isn't the only life available.
There's a galaxy of things to choose from.
Not for you.
A man either lives life
as it happens to him,
meets it head-on, and licks it,
turns his back on it
and starts to wither away.
Now you're beginning to talk like a doctor,
Take your choice.
We both get the same two kinds of customers--
the living... and the dying.
Mr. Spock here.
We're intercepting a follow-up message.
There are crash survivors on Talos.
" 11 survivors from crash.
gravity and oxygen within limits.
food and water obtainable,
The message faded at that point, sir.
Address inner craft.
This is the captain.
Our destination is the Talos stargroup.
Our time warp, Factor 7.
Course computed andon the screen.
All deck shave acknowledged, sir.
I'm truly amazed at your technical prowess
in some how manufacturing all this.
I congratulate you on your imagination.
But this is a court of space law,
not a theater.
please tell the court this is not imagination,
nor some clever photographic record.
Are we seeing the actual events
of 13 years ago?
On that screen as it happened--
the incredible experience
of Captain Christopher Pike on Talos IV.
If, after witnessing this,
the court wishes to turn this vessel back,
I will release this ship to manual control.
You're in no position to bargain.
This is ridiculous.
This man mutinied, stole your ship,
abducted Captain Pike.
This has gone far enough.
We haven't heard the full story.
I vote to continue.
I vote we do not. Deadlock.
There's still one member of the trial board
to be heard from.
Very well. Captain Pike,
it's up to you.
Do we continue under these conditions?
Captain's log supplemental.
Mr. Spock, on trial for mutiny,
has forced the court to accept unusual evidence.
On our monitor screen,
the voyage of Captain Pike andthe Enterprise
to the one forbidden world in all the galaxy.
We've settled into orbit, sir.
Geological lab report complete, Captain.
Preliminary lab survey ready, sir.
Our reading shows
an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere, sir,
heavy with inert elements.
0.9 of Earth.
Captain, reflections, sir,
from the planet's surface.
As I read it,
they polarize out as rounded metal bits.
Could be parts of a spaceship hull.
Prep a landing party of six.
You feel up to it?
Sorry, number one.
With little information on this planet,
we'll have to leave our most experienced officer
here covering us.
Of course, sir.
There's no indication of problems down there,
but let's not take chances.
There's a canyon to the left.
We can land you there unobserved.
Captain Christopher Pike,
United Space Ship Enterprise.
Dr. Theodore Haskins,
American Continent lnstitute.
Is Earth all right?
You'll see it very soon.
You won't believe how fast you'll get back.
The time barrier's been broken.
Our new ships can--
This is Vina.
Her parents are dead.
She was born almost as we crashed.
Landingparty, come in.
We'll begin transporting the survivors
and their effects up to you very shortly.
Quartersare being prepared, sir.
Have I permission to send scientific parties now?
Affirmative on the--
You appear to be healthy and intelligent, Captain--
a prime specimen.
I didn't get that last message, Captain.
affirmative on request.
Landing party out.
You must forgive her choice of words, Captain.
She's lived her whole life
with a collection of a ging scientists.
If they can, uh, spare you a moment,
I'd like to make my medical report.
I think it's time
to show the captain our secret.
Their health is excellent,
almost too good.
There's a reason for our condition,
but we've had some doubt
if Earth is ready to learn the secret.
Let the girl show you.
We'll accept your judgment.
But don't worry. You'll feel much better soon.
Don't you see it?
Here and here.
I don't understand.
You're a perfect choice.
Landing party, come in.
There is no survivors' encampment, Number One.
This is all some sort of trap.
We've lost the captain.
Do you read?
What is it?
It's for Commodore Mendez.
Plead signal for you, sir. Go ahead, Uhura.
Commodore Mendez, urgent.
Subspace monitors show
Enterprise receiving transmissions
from planet Talos IV
in violation of Starfleet general orders.
Receiving transmissions from Talos IV.
Then the images we've been seeing are...
Coming from Talos IV, sir.
Captain Kirk is here by relieved.
You are ordered to assume command of the Enterprise.
Disable vessel if necessar
to prevent further contact.
Message signed-- Comsole, Starfleet Command.
Mr. Spock, you're aware of the orders
regarding any contact with Talos IV.
You have deliberately invited the death penalty.
You've not only finished yourself, Spock,
but you've finished your captain as well.
Commodore must be aware
that Captain Kirk knew nothing of this.
A captain's responsible for everything
that occurs on his ship.
I order you to return this vessel
back to manual control.
I respect fully decline.
Very well. You've earned the consequences.
This court is in recess.
Do you know what you're doing?
Have you lost your mind?
don't stop me.
Don't let him stop me.
It's your career and Captain Pike's life.
You must see the rest of the transmission.
Lock him up.