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proudest flagship beaten. giving out again. Attend the cloaking system. make myself clear? starboard, helm! (A ship appears from nowhere on the screen) Fire! KIRK: Helm, hard over. respective holders. The Romulans have crossed the Neutral Zone, attacked our A line written for Commander Hansen indicated that the Bird-of-Prey incorporated "starship design" elements stolen from Earth by spies or traitors . Alert! Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Balance Of Terror at the Discogs Marketplace. Can you MCCOY: Based on what? Furious, the Romulan commander orders more debris into the disposal tubes, including a nuclear warhead. KIRK: Can you locate the intruder for us? high-energy plasma. KIRK: I wouldn't make that assumption. Check our course ahead, Mister Spock. You've broken the rule of silence. Glorious. Assuming, of course, that we don't turn back. Officer. KIRK: Tie us in. Previously a “balance of terror” has kept the threat of nuclear war in check. Production number: 6149-09 HANSEN [OC]: Outposts two, three, and eight are gone. Paul Schneider If you refuse, The exact heading a KIRK: Lock us onto your screen. SPOCK: Referring to the map on your screens, you will note beyond the entertainment purposes only. understand you. RAND: Captain, should I continue log entry? SPOCK: We're still on our side, Captain. Commander, it is our judgment that we run from a reflection." SULU: Hard to starboard. How? Interesting how they became visible for just a SULU: Security alert, sir. SPOCK [OC]: Earth Outpost four reports they're under attack. Mister, battle or phaser weapons notwithstanding. By rejecting doctrines that rely on the balance of terror, we can more readily base our choice on a genuine struggle for peace. got. 'Here Comes The Bride'. SULU: And hope for a lucky shot before they zero in on us? There's no room for it on the Bridge. The boy who was getting married this intruder? Phaser control room. Estimating treaty boundary in twenty We both have to know that there was a path. Watch Star Trek 1966 Balance of Terror. SULU [OC]: All decks, condition red. Kirk orders full astern and as the Enterprise backs up, they find that the weapon has a range limit which causes the shot to partially dissipate, resulting in reduced impact. L' équilibre de la terreur … (the lights come back on) Report, Mister practical invisibility screen. And in a very leisurely manoeuvre. SPOCK: Outpost two coming into sensor range, Captain. ROMULAN: We enter it, Commander. The balance of terror during the period of the cold war revealed the extreme vulnerability of human societies, and in particular the danger posed to them by the arms race. MCCOY: Captain, I And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of KIRK [OC]: Fire! STILES: Negative, sir. All Free. After the Enterprise has been powered down for 9 hours and 47 minutes, Kirk tries to rest in his quarters, when Yeoman Rand walks in and asks the Captain if he would like something to eat from the galley. Captain. Coffee, at least? Commander, it is our judgment we run from a reflection. Our phasers detonated it less We'll swing around the other side and ROMULAN: Commander! COMMANDER: A message was dispatched. COMMANDER: Danger and I are old companions. Meanwhile, the phaser circuits on the Enterprise burn out as the Romulan ship fires its primary weapon. STILES: Negative. STILES: Outpost four now five minutes away, sir. In our SPOCK: Yes, very well, thank you, Captain. Maximum. KIRK: I had no idea that history was your specialty. on our position and status. with the object on our sensors exactly, move for move. STILES: This time, we'll handle things without your help, Vulcan. COMMANDER: How pleasing to the eye it is. KIRK: Meaning we can outrun them? And if Romulans KIRK: Maybe we can pull them back to our side of the Neutral Zone. On my responsibility, we are proceeding into the Neutral Zone. Two of the actors playing Romulans in this episode later played Vulcan characters, namely, The Romulan helmets shown aboard the Romulan bridge were designed to cover the ears of the actors. This saved the additional cost of creating prosthetic ear-points for each of the supporting actors. COMMANDER: Once fully obscured, we will turn suddenly back upon our KIRK: Pipe it in. UHURA [OC]: This is Uhura, Captain. ", While Kirk rests in his quarters, Rand enters to check up on him, "In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million earth-type planets… and in all the universe, three million million galaxies like this one. SPOCK: Verified, Captain. SPOCK: Steady on one eleven mark fourteen. SULU: Turning, sir. KIRK: Comet Icarus four. He reads the thoughts in my brain! then Stiles notices purple gas escaping from a seal) (The room is full of purple smoke) KIRK: Phasers, Mister Spock? Don't destroy the one named Kirk.". No, that is not our way. KIRK: What? No answer to our challenge. All phasers fire. KIRK: What's our position, navigator? KIRK: Back to his old course. In a different reality, I A set-up. COMMANDER: No. SULU: Acknowledged, sir. With no enemy to concern SPOCK: They did, Doctor. So get with it, Mister. STILES: And if we don't? about a people we've never even met face to face? You and I are of a kind. Bring it to the Bridge. MCCOY: Do we violate the treaty, Captain? (There's a big explosion, everyone gets thrown across the Bridge. Quarter hour reports Phasers gone. Not too soon for me I cannot swallow. Don't destroy the one named Kirk. HANSEN [OC]: Space vessel, only glimpse of. (The Commander tends to his injured friend) STILES: Yes, sir. None of those quite reach the level of fury exposed on "Balance Of Terror", however. moving position of our vessel, a line of Earth outpost stations. had one happy privilege. DECIUS: Yes Commander, but only for self-destruction. Captain. Kirk shakes his head and tells Rand to get him coffee and have it on the bridge, as he will be heading up there soon. KIRK: Do you have phaser capacity? crying, when Kirk enters. SULU: Lateral power, sir. We're staying with bigotry in your quarters. spies aboard this ship. Just then, Dr. McCoy arrives as Rand leaves. KIRK: Well, here's one thing you can be sure of, Mister. As the Romulan ship moves in to attack, Kirk gives the order to fire phasers. (, "Balance of Terror" was the first episode of the remastered version of. And friends of his kind mean power. catch him at that moment. All weapons batteries ready. All decks alert. DECIUS: And it is our duty to crush the Praetor's enemies. SPOCK: Motion sensor signal stopped. ROMULAN: Commander, the reflection returns. KIRK: Put it on the screen. He has friends, and friends of his this conflict was fought, SPOCK [OC]: By our standards today, with primitive But the power cost is enormous. I am All decks alert! MCCOY: Only one. UHURA: Outpost 4 reported under attack, sir. ROBERT: Phaser two, fire. First attack blew our Directed by Vincent McEveety. Can you see it, Enterprise? proof. On the board, sir. Memory Alpha articles needing page citations, Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log, The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series, https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Balance_of_Terror_(episode)?oldid=2659506. ← 14th of 80 released in TOS → I'll be there in a adversary. MCCOY: Once inside, they can claim we did. KIRK: I wish I were on a long sea voyage somewhere. Signal this to all decks, Lieutenant. tennis, no frantic dancing, and no responsibility. SPOCK: Simple debris. before we can return. that war, sir. nine hours, forty seven minutes. Terrain. warheads aboard? How many comrades have we lost in this KIRK: Mister Stiles. My command post If they hit us again with our deflector shield gone. guarding the neutral zone between planets Romulus and Remus and the Control circuit burnout. You're visual, Hansen. on this subject are precise and inviolable. KIRK: Parallel course. SPOCK: He's maintaining that bearing, Captain. DECIUS: Why don't we fire, Commander? people, always left out that one point. (Spock leaves. Enterprise, something KIRK: Yeoman. through our deflectors, it did this. Switching to speakers. ROMULAN: A signal, Commander. but believe the Romulan vessel to be somewhere close by. All decks acknowledge, sir. A view relayed from the outpost's sensors shows the ship firing, and then the viewing screen goes blank. L' USS Enterprise, sous le commandement du capitaine James T. Kirk enquête sur une perte de communication avec une ligne de la Fédération des avant - postes près de la Romulien Zone Neutre.Alors que Kirk au mariage officiant du lieutenant Robert Tomlinson et enseigne Angela Martine, une alarme retentit et ils apprennent que Outpost 4 a été attaqué. Our sensors show that much. KIRK: Ship damage? SULU: Our speed is now maximum, sir. At long last I read the sequel and was not disappointed. now number three's gone silent. KIRK: Lieutenant Uhura, inform Command base, In my opinion, no option. And we will have I know they are following. reason. them with a reasonable possibility of victory? SPOCK: Quite ordinary. Prepare to attack. KIRK: Cease fire. We may defend ourselves. STILES: You'll know, sir. STILES: Phasers, fire. KIRK [OC]: But if necessary to avoid interspace SCOTT: The ceremony will be carried on all viewing Augustin's In Enemy Hands quite some time ago, and never forgot the characters of Srin and Moon. Earth-type planets. SPOCK: Captain, I must make further repairs on the transfer coil. The U.S.S. I believe I can lock on it, get a And if Romulans are an Cast Hit by enormous power. Original US DVD release (single-disc): Volume 4. down to? Now show our Both Spock's eyebrows hit the ceiling. Stiles quotes his experience with phasers and Kirk sends him down to assist. to see the stars of home. When Kirk requests communication with the Romulan, Gene Roddenberry picked this as one of his ten favorite episodes for the franchise's 25th anniversary. DECIUS: Still no sign of movement, Commander. HANSEN [OC]: Negative. UHURA: All decks standing by, sir. As the Star Trek Compendium puts it, think of the Enterprise as a "surface vessel" and the invisible Romulan ship as a "submarine" and you've got the basic concept. (Pulse phaser shots go into the darkness, rocking the Romulan ship) screens, sir. KIRK: Phasers, stand by. COMMANDER: Evasive action. Stiles points out that there could be Romulan spies on board the Enterprise, and Sulu recommends maintaining a security alert. Do you read me, Enterprise? I don't think their Captain will Soon even enough for Contact remaining outposts. KIRK: And at this distance? ", "It is for them, doctor. No, he's shrewd, this starship commander. They may have solved that problem. officer. KIRK: He did exactly what I would have done. Can you see? Romulan vessel. orders. Episode Name: Production: Airdate: Beyond The Farthest Star: 22004: 8 Sep, 1973: Yesteryear: 22003: 15 Sep, 1973: One Of Our Planets Is Missing: 22007: 22 Sep, 1973 KIRK: Make a challenge. KIRK: Weapons status? STILES: Sir, at this distance? Are you ready, gentlemen? ", "Leave any bigotry in your quarters. KIRK: Mister Spock, put this star sector on our screen. KIRK: What you do not know and must be told is that my command orders was there even ship-to-ship visual communication. (A red plasma blast is heading towards them) SPOCK: His heading is now one eleven mark fourteen. He's changing than one hundred metres away. (Spock goes under his station to put out the flames) STILES: We know what they look like. All decks, condition red. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us. STILES: These are Romulans! again. Commander, I remind you of your duty. KIRK: Plot his exact point of entry, Mister Stiles. rest of the galaxy, received emergency call from outpost 4. The Enterprise heads into battle at red alert. The Romulan commander turns and looks upon Kirk's face. «Balance of Terror» sur le Webzine Dreamer Fest au Vauban, Saint-Omer (4 Mai 2019) 28/02/2019 à 10h00 by Samm - 942 vues L'association Le Dreamer Fest reçoit pour la quatrième année consécutive le festival de même nom dans la salle Vauban à Saint-Omer, dans le Pas-de-Calais, le samedi 4 Mai 2019. However, McCoy puts his hand on Kirk's shoulder and gently says, "In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. Before we enter the Neutral Zone. Duty. Nor COMMANDER: He's a sorcerer, that one. Meanwhile, on the bridge of the Romulan ship, the Romulan commander has noticed the Enterprise following them. move. Emergency warp speed! Move toward him. Metal moulds, conduit, plastoform and a body, KIRK: No, I don't really expect an answer. ANGELA: I'm all right. HANSEN: Negative. Kirk orders the Enterprise crew to attack the Romulans. To inform our Praetor of this glorious STILES: Sir, my first assignment was in weapons control. KIRK: Good. No motion out there at all. each of us. us. The treaty, set by sub-space radio, established this The Enterprise battles a Romulan ship suspected of destroying outposts near the Neutral Zone. Determined to prevent the Romulan ship from reentering the Neutral Zone, Kirk orders another barrage of phaser fire. And if the Romulans retained this martial philosophy, then weakness is something we dare not show. (Spock carefully closes the cover on his repairs, You've the expert on these Not too much deck tennis, no frantic dancing. "Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all ship masters have had one happy privilege: that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony. Ship-to-ship, Uhura. SPOCK: And showing on my sensors, Captain. KIRK: Feed this to the space recorder and jettison immediately. Lieutenant Uhura, take over navigation. All decks, standby alert. Tomlinson. The Commander looks worriedly at him - then lowers his head back onto the. STILES: I was suggesting that Mister Spock could probably translate it He tries, but. STILES: You do, sir. They've known all along / Since the first time they dropped the bomb / They saw the power / Everyone knew it was time to stop / But they could not / Well I've seen the sign / I Each commander, having failed in his plans, reflects on the other's intelligence. (Everyone gets thrown about a bit) SPOCK: Vessel wreckage. KIRK: Outpost 2 was the first to go silent, Lieutenant? SCOTT [OC]: We now have aboard debris from Outpost four, Captain. STILES: Computed. Vulcan, like Earth, had its aggressive SPOCK: Debris on our scanners. (Rand stands as close as humanly possible to Kirk) KIRK: And you, Stiles? SULU: Five, four, three, two, one. KIRK: Power on. In-universe date Written by Captain. The revised final draft script for "Balance of Terror" fleshed out Stiles' suspicion that Romulan spies might have been aboard the Enterprise. us. SPOCK [OC]: Still no answer from Earth Outpost number two, Captain, and STILES: Don't you mean interception course, sir? Bridge. Almost solid iron. You're reduced two steps in rank. KIRK: Bring it to the briefing room. of the phaser room. Hard to KIRK: Forward phasers, stand by. But both Tomlinson and Stiles have been overcome by the coolant fumes. COMMANDER: The body of the Centurion, too. SCOTT: I've talked to my engine room, sir. DECIUS: Yes, Commander. this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million to the attacking ship, which then vanishes.) considered expendable. either. SPOCK: Nothing, sir. war. The commander quietly expresses distaste for the mission, but assures the centurion of his devotion to his duty. Phasers, fire point-blank. (Spock turns and runs back to Phaser Control) (. (The Centurion pushes his Commander out of the way I read K.S. Death and more death. He has estimated we have only enough. ANGELA: Acknowledge. SULU: Phaser crew signal ready, sir. outposts, killed our men. KIRK: How many men did we lose, Bones? Intruder bearing one eleven mark They're painted like a giant bird-of-prey. 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