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What are Little Girls Made Of?

All sections-- security check in progress.
Report.
We're entering standard orbit, Nurse.
It won't be much longer.
Forward scanner to Bridge.
I understand you gave up a career in bio-research
to sign aboard a starship.
I know he's alive down there, Captain.
Scanner to Bridge, Status report, please.
It's been five years since his last message.
Roger's a very determined man.
He'd find a way to live.
Beginning signals to surface, sir.
Put it on all frequencies, Lieutenant.
Ship's record banks show little we don't already know
about this planet, Captain.
Gravity is 1.1 of Earth.
Atmosphere within safety limits.
But the surface temperature of that planet
is 100 degrees below 0.
It may have been inhabited once,
but this system's sun
has been fading steadily for a half million years.
Dr. Korby-- often called the Pasteur of archaeological medicine.
His translation of medical records from the Orion ruins
revolutionized our immunization techniques.
Required reading at the academy, Mr. Spock.
I've always wanted to meet him.
Do you think there's any chance of him still being alive?
I've tried all frequencies, sir. No return signal.
Keep trying.
Warp capacity .07 and building.
Communicator, we need more lines to the impulse deck.
His last signal told about finding underground caverns.
And since then two expeditions have failed to find him.
I've run all frequencies a second time. There's no--
[Beep Beep]
Enterprise, come in, Enterprise.
This is Roger Korby.
Repeating-- this is Dr. Roger Korby.
Do you read me, Enterprise?
This is Dr. Roger Korby...
standing by.
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.
Captain's log, Stardate 2712.4.
A signal from planet Exo-Ill.
Dr. Roger Korby has been located,
he and part of his expedition remaining alive
due to the discovery of underground ruins
Ieft by the former inhabitants of this world.
Enterprise to Korby.
We have your coordinates.
We're preparing to beam down a party.
It may interest you that we have aboard--
I've an unusual request, Captain Kirk.
Beam down alone, just yourself.
We've made discoveries of such a nature
they may require an extraordinary decision from you.
That's an unusual request.
The man making it is Dr. Roger Korby.
You're certain you'd recognize his voice?
Have you ever been engaged, Mr. Spock?
Yes, it's Roger.
Agreed, Doctor.
However, there will be two of us.
Hello, Roger.
Christine?
Yes, Roger.
Darling, how-- Where are you?
Yes, by all means, Captain.
I--I had no idea, no hope.
Darling, are you all right?
Yes, Roger.
Everything's all right now.
We're on our way, Doctor.
We'll be with you in a moment.
Enterprise out.
Energize.
He said he'd be waiting.
Dr. Korby.
Dr. Korby.
It's possible we may have hit the wrong entry point.
Kirk to Enterprise.
Spock here, Captain.
Beam down...
two security men.
Any problems, Captain?
Some delay in meeting us.
Probably nothing at all. Kirk out.
Corridors could be quite deep.
Getting here may have taken more time than he estimated.
Don't worry.
Thank you.
Rayburn, maintain post here.
Yes, sir.
Mathews, we'll look for Dr. Korby. Accompany us.
Yes, sir.
Aah!
Is that you, Dr. Korby?
Dr. Brown! It's Roger's assistant.
Brownie, where's Roger?
Aah!
Be careful.
Is there a path down there?
There's no hope, Captain. It's bottomless.
He must have slipped.
[Kirk] Any chance of a projection or a ledge?
None, Captain.
Unfortunate.
Terribly unfortunate.
Dr. Korby was detained.
I came as soon as I could.
Not soon enough.
Brownie,
what is it?
Explain.
Don't you recognize me?
Christine,
you look well.
My name is Brown, Dr. Korby's assistant.
I presume you are Captain Kirk.
He's dead.
I assure you.
Come.
Dr. Korby will be waiting.
You do know him well?
An old friend?
I suppose living here for five years...
Captain Kirk to Rayburn. Report.
All quiet here at the entry, Captain.
Any problems there, sir?
We lost Mathews. Apparently an accident.
Tell the Enterprise to have a full security party standing by.
Yes, sir.
[Kirk] And we'll both report in at hourly intervals.
If you and I lose contact,
or if he fails to hear from either of us,
he's to beam the security party down immediately. Kirk out.
Dr. Korby has discovered
that as their sun dimmed,
the inhabitants of this planet moved underground
from an open environment to this dark world.
When you were a student of his, Christine,
you must have often heard Dr. Korby remark
how freedom of movement and choice produced the human spirit.
The culture of Exo-Ill proved his theory.
When they moved from light to darkness,
they replaced freedom with a mechanistic culture.
Dr. Korby has been able to uncover elements of this culture
which will revolutionize the universe
when freed from this cavernous environment.
I'm Andrea.
You must be Christine.
I've always thought how beautiful your name is.
And you must be Captain Kirk
of the Starship Enterprise.
We appreciate you bringing Roger's fiancee to him.
I don't remember Dr. Korby mentioning an Andrea.
But you are exactly as Roger described you.
No wonder he missed you so.
Where is Dr. Korby?
Here, Captain.
I, uh...
I've been looking forward to--
Oh, I knew I'd find you.
Everything's all right now.
Oh.
Forgive me, Captain.
I'm, uh, I'm Roger Korby.
There's no need to apologize, sir,
and certainly no need to introduce yourself.
The captain lost a man in the caverns.
What?
How did it happen?
The pit near the outer junction.
The edge must have given way.
I'm terribly sorry, Captain.
Perhaps if I'd been there--
I know the passages so well.
It wasn't your fault.
Kirk to Rayburn. Report.
I'm required to make a security confirmation.
If you list your personnel,
cargo requirements, any special needs--
Captain, I'd much prefer--
Rayburn, are you receiving?
I'd prefer you waited till I've talked to you.
I've lost contact with my guard. I must call my ship.
No communications, Captain.
[Christine] Roger.
I'm sorry.
If they should send down more people,
Roger, that--
He won't be harmed. I promise.
Isn't it possible there could be things here
unknown to you so important--
Sir, one man's dead.
I've lost contact with the other.
Andrea.
What are you doing?
This is necessary, Captain.
You will understand.
Andrea.
Drop it!
[Christine] ohh!
Enterprise from Captain Kirk. Come in. Do you read?
Frequency open, Mr. Spock.
Spock here, Captain.
Contact established with Dr. Korby.
We were becoming concerned, Captain.
Your check-in was overdue,
and since we'd not heard from your security team--
No problem, Mr. Spock.
[Kirk's Voice] We'll return to the ship within 48 hours.
Dr. Korby's records and specimens will require careful packing.
Captain, are you all right? You sound tired.
If you cry out, Ruk may injure you.
At least wait until we can talk.
[Spock] Acknowledge, Captain. Is everything all right?
Fine, Mr. Spock.
Dr. Korby has made some fascinating discoveries.
All under control.
Stand by for regular contact. Kirk out.
This is not a vain display, Captain.
I'm a scientist.
You obviously know my reputation.
Trust me.
Yes, I know your reputation.
The whole galaxy knows who you are and what you stand for.
That's why all this makes no sense.
There's so much you must learn
Before you make a final judgment.
For example...
Andrea.
[Andrea's Voice] You must be Captain Kirk
of the Starship Enterprise.
[Korby's Voice] Christine, it's all right now.
You see, Captain?
[Christine's Voice] Yes, Roger.
Everything is all right now.
That's enough.
You are not to mock Christine.
You will never harm her.
Or disobey an order from her.
You will not disobey her orders.
Satisfied, Captain Kirk?
Both love and trust.
Now give me 24 hours to convince you.
Do I need to be a prisoner to be convinced?
What would your first duty be upon return to your vessel?
Report. Do you realize the discoveries lost because of superstition?
Of ignorance? Of a layman's inability to comprehend?
A simple layman's question, Doctor--
Where is my other crewman?
Alive?
Dead?
Ruk was programmed to protect my experiments.
The logic of his machine mind saw danger to me.
Where's my other crewman?
Ruk destroyed them both,
but totally against my wishes, I assure you.
He's an android... Iike Brown?
More complex than Brown.
Much superior.
I was left here by the old ones.
Ruk was still tending the machinery when we arrived here.
How many centuries?
Even Ruk doesn't know.
With his help, with the records I could find,
we built Brown.
You've convinced me, Doctor.
You've convinced me that you're dangerous.
[Crash]
Ruk, no!
I do not understand.
Why are you unhappy?
You are with Roger again.
Where is Captain Kirk?
You are concerned about the captain?
Yes, I am concerned.
How can you love Roger without trusting him?
Why does it bother you when I use the name Roger?
Andrea,
it's sufficient that it does disturb her.
You will call me Dr. Korby from now on, Andrea.
Yes, Dr. Korby.
I didn't mean to eavesdrop, darling.
As you can see, uh,
Captain Kirk is fine. He won't be harmed.
The things at stake here
simply make it necessary he doesn't report to his ship.
I need time to explain and demonstrate...
to him and to you.
Now shall we start with Andrea?
Yes, let's start with Andrea.
I'm like Dr. Brown-- an android.
Didn't you know?
Remarkable, isn't she?
Notice the--
the lifelike pigmentation,
the variation in skin tones.
The flesh-- The flesh has warmth.
There's even a pulse,
Physical sensation.
How convenient.
Christine,
you must realize an android's like a computer.
It does only what I program.
As a scientist, you must realize--
that given a mechanical Dr. Brown,
a mechanical geisha would be no more difficult.
You think I could love a machine?
Did you?
Andrea's incapable of that.
She simply obeys orders.
She has no meaning for me.
There's no emotional bond.
Andrea...
Kiss, uh, Captain Kirk.
Now strike him.
You see?
There's no emotion in it, no emotional involvement.
She simply responds to orders.
She's a totally logical computer,
a thing.
Not a woman.
Now do you understand?
If these mechanical things have no feelings
and perform only as you program them,
then why did Brown try to shoot me?
Why did he kill two of my men?
There are many things I don't understand, Doctor.
I will answer all of your questions...now.
This is how you make an android.
[Machine Beeps]
Andrea.
[Low Rumbling]
He's not being harmed.
I promise.
Roger, what's happened to you?
When I sat in your class,
you wouldn't even dream of harming an insect or an animal.
Their life was sacred to you then.
If I'd simply beamed up to their vessel
with Brown and the others,
I'd have given them objects of curiosity,
beginnings of wild stories, foolish theories.
Ruk!
[High-Pitched Squealing]
Now watch carefully.
Choose, Christine.
Which is your captain?
I don't know.
They're exact.
I honestly don't know.
Synthetic organs are in place.
We merely synchronize them
with Kirk's autonomic nervous system,
duplicating the rhythms of his body.
At the same time,
we duplicate the mental pattern.
Now...
physical pattern complete,
we now make a mental pattern.
Ready for final synaptic fusion.
Andrea, stand by for cortex circuits.
The android will be so perfect,
It could even replace the captain.
The same memories, the same attitudes,
the same abilities.
Activate circuits.
Mind your own business, Mr. Spock.
I'm sick of your half-breed interference.
Mind your own business, Mr. Spock.
I'm sick of your--
[Buzz]
[Static]
Complete.
Are you all right?
As far as I know.
Now...
Meet an android.
How do you do, Miss Chapel?
I am now programmed to please you also.
Is the food appealing?
Yes, thank you.
Please sit, Captain.
Thank you.
I'm more or less on parole, I understand.
Dr. Korby suggested that you have lunch.
He thought you might have a few things to talk about.
Captain...
I know, I know.
I'd hate to be torn between commander and fiancee myself.
No, I'm not torn.
I'm puzzled.
I'm worried.
Has he confided in you?
Nothing he hasn't told you.
I know it doesn't make sense.
What he's done may seem wrong,
but he is Roger Korby,
whatever he seems to be doing.
Unless something's gone wrong with his mind.
No. You're forgetting how well I know him.
He's as sane as us.
Nurse...
if I gave you a direct order to betray him...
Please.
Don't ask me to make that choice.
I'd rather you push me off the same precipice
where Mathews died.
Oh, no, I can't.
Please, go ahead and eat.
Androids don't eat, Miss Chapel.
Even has your sense of humor.
There's one difference between us--I'm hungry.
The difference is your weakness, Captain, not mine.
One at a time, gentlemen.
Captain?
Eating is a pleasure, sir.
Unfortunately, one you will never know.
Perhaps, but I will never starve, sir.
He's an exact duplicate?
In every detail.
What about memory?
Tell me about Sam.
George Samuel Kirk, your brother.
Only you call him Sam.
He saw me off on this mission.
Yes, with his wife and three sons.
He said he was being transferred
to Earth colony 2 research station.
No, Captain. He said he was continuing his research.
He wanted to be transferred to Earth colony 2.
It's like outthinking a calculating machine.
Obviously, I can't...
but we do have some interesting differences.
Totally unimportant ones.
You may leave now.
You haven't guessed the rest, hmm?
Not even you, Christine?
What you saw was only a machine,
Only half of what I could've accomplished,
Do you understand?
By continuing the process,
I could've transferred you, your very consciousness
into that android,
your soul, if you wish.
All of you.
In android form,
a human being can have practical immortality.
Can you understand what I'm offering mankind?
Programming.
Different word, but the same old promises
made by Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Hitler, Ferris, Maltuvis.
Can you understand that a human converted to an android
can be programmed for the better?
Can you imagine how life could be improved
if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate?
It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment,
the other side of the coin, Doctor.
No one need ever die again.
No disease,
No deformities.
Why, even fear can be programmed away,
replaced with joy.
I'm offering you a practical heaven,
a new paradise,
and all I need is your help.
All you wanted before was my understanding.
I need transportation to a planet colony
with proper raw materials.
There are several good possibilities among your next stops.
No diversion from your route.
I want no suspicions aroused.
I'll begin producing androids carefully, selectively.
Yes.
Yes.
No one need know,
only to frighten uninformed minds.
They must be strongly infiltrated into society
before the android existence is revealed.
I want no hysteria to destroy what is good and right.
You with me, Captain?
You've created your own Kirk.
Why do you need me?
I created him to impress you,
not to replace you.
I'm impressed, Doctor...
but not the way you think!
Stand back, Ruk!
I'll kill him!
Stay back.
Ruk...
protect!
Roger, l...
Ruk!
No!
[Nurse Chapel] Ruk, stop!
Dr. Korby said you are to obey me!
Ruk!
Ruk!
Ruk, I order you not to harm him!
[Snap]
[Christine's Voice] Captain Kirk!
Where are you?
Captain Kirk!
I can help you!
Christine, is that you?
Captain!
Captain...
We finished ahead of schedule.
Dr. Korby has considerable cargo to beam aboard.
I'll have to go over our destination schedule.
You're going back down?
Mind your own business, Mr. Spock.
I'm sick of your half-breed interference, do you hear?
Yes, very well, Captain.
You look upset, Mr. Spock.
Is everything all right?
No problems here, sir.
Good. I'll beam up shortly
with Dr. Korby and party.
Security, Spock here.
Status of the landing party.
Ready and standing by, sir,
Meet me in the transporter room
after the captain has beamed down.
I looked it over.
I think you'll find planet Midas Five an excellent choice.
A small colony.
Abundant raw materials.
You made a good beginning, Captain.
Thank you.
I felt quite at home on the Enterprise.
Andrea...
kiss me.
No.
Not programmed for you.
What's the matter, Andrea?
Confused?
No.
Emotion, Ruk?
You disapprove of Miss Chapel's orders to save my life.
To maintain your existence would be illogical.
Why?
Can't your memory banks solve a simple equation like that?
What happened...
to the old ones, Ruk?
It's so long ago.
Is it possible they built their machines too well...
gave them pride
and a desire to survive?
Machines that wanted logic and order
and found that frustrated
by the illogical emotional creatures that built them?
Yes.
The old ones.
The ones who made us.
They grew fearful of us.
They began to turn us off.
Isn't it Korby who's creating
the same danger to you all over again?
Unlike you, we humans are full of unpredictable emotions
that logic cannot solve.
Yes.
Yes. It had been so long ago, I had forgotten.
The old ones here.
The ones who made us, yes.
Yes, it is still in my memory banks.
It became necessary to destroy them.
You are inconsistent.
You cannot be programmed.
You are inferior.
And Korby?
You came from the outside.
You bring disorder here.
The danger to you is Korby.
I was programmed by Korby.
I cannot harm him.
The old ones programmed you, too,
but it became possible to destroy them.
That was the equation!
Ugh!
Existence!
Survival must cancel out programming.
That's it, Ruk! Logic!
You can't protect someone
who's trying to destroy you!
Ruk, I would like--
You brought him among us.
You brought the inferior ones.
We had cleansed ourselves of them.
Now you bring the evil back!
Ruk, stop!
Your programming.
I had no choice.
You were a man with respect for all things alive.
How can I explain the change in you?
If I told Earth I was in your hands--
[Static]
It's still me, Christine.
Roger.
I'm in here.
You can't imagine how it was.
I was frozen...
Dying.
My legs were gone.
I was...
I had only my brain between life and death.
This can be repaired--
easier than another man can set a broken finger.
I'm still the same as I was before, Christine,
perhaps even better.
Are you, Roger?
[Alarm Beeping]
Andrea.
Yes, Doctor.
There's someone in the outer junction.
Spock.
He must've got my message.
I will find Ruk.
He'll never find us in this maze.
Ruk has been shut off.
Get a weapon. Deal with it.
Protect.
I will kiss you.
No.
You...
You will not?
It is illogical.
I'm the same!
A direct transfer.
All of me,
human, rational, and without a flaw.
He freed himself, and I destroyed--
Destroyed him.
I'm...not programmed for alarms.
I listened to your instructions.
They were misstated.
She killed the android like you killed Ruk.
Is this your perfect world,
your flawless beings killing off one another?
Aren't you doing exactly what you hate in humans,
killing with no more concern than turning off a light?
I'm not a computer.
Test me.
Ask me to solve any--
Equate--
Transmi--
Christine, Christine,
Iet me prove myself.
Does this make such a difference?
Don't you see, Roger?
Everything you've done has proved it isn't you.
I am Roger Korby!
Then prove it.
Give me that phaser gun.
If there's any human left in you,
give it to me.
No.
You will never understand.
I constructed a perfect being,
tested it,
proved it.
Proved it.
Proved it.
Andrea, give me the weapon.
No. Protect.
Protect.
To love you.
To...
To...
kiss you.
No.
You cannot love.
You're not human.
Love you...
Kiss...
Captain Kirk!
In here, Spock.
Captain, are you all right?
Nurse?
Where's Dr. Korby?
Dr. Korby...
was never here.
Thank you for letting me make the decision, Captain.
I'm quite certain I'm doing the right thing.
She's staying with the ship.
Something bothering you, Mr. Spock?
Frankly, I was rather dismayed
by your use of the term "half-breed," Captain.
You must admit it is an unsophisticated expression.
I'll remember that, Mr. Spock,
the next time I find myself in a similar situation.
Steady as we go, helm.


Dagger of the Mind

BERKELEY: Ready to beam down.
Energize.
BERKELEY: Energize.
Having trouble, gentlemen?
I just don't understand the problem, sir.
You're beaming cargo down to a penal colony, Mr. Berkeley.
Their security force field, sir.
U.S.S. Enterprise to Tantalus colony.
WOMAN: Rehab colony. Come in.
Request opening in your force field for beaming down of cargo.
Enterprise, affirmative.
Our security cover is now open.
Energize.
Any incoming cargo?
Just one item, sir. Some research material
bound for the Central Bureau of Penology at Stockholm.
WOMAN: Tantalus cargo ready to beam up.
Oh, Mr. Berkeley...
you might refamiliarize yourself
with the manual on penal colony procedures.
Immediately, sir.
I think you can take the time to lock this up first.
I'll get a vault assignment.
KIRK: 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.
KIRK: Captain's log, stardate 2715.1.
Exchanged cargo with penal colony on Tantalus 5.
I've departed without going ashore.
I would like to have met Dr. Adams.
Have you ever been to a penal colony
since they started following his theories?
A cage is a cage, Jim.
You're behind the times, Bones.
They're more like resort colonies now.
UHURA: Message, Captain.
Switching to speaker.
WOMAN: Tantalus colony to Enterprise.
We are unable to locate one of our inmates.
This is a potentially violent case.
WOMAN: Possibly hidden in the box we beamed up to you.
Repeat, unable to locate one of our inmates.
This is a potentially violent case.
Enterprise acknowledging. Stand by.
Security alert 3.
Security alert, condition 3.
All sections go to alert condition 3.
We may have an intruder aboard.
Repeat, all sections to alert condition 3.
Intruder aboard.
Hey. You're from engineering!
Bridge--section C, deck 14.
Captain, section C, deck 14, reporting trouble.
Someone in engineering uniform.
Security control, this is the bridge. Come in.
I have them, Captain. Closing off deck 14. Search in progress.
[Klaxon wails]
UHURA: Security alert, condition 3.
Approximately 6' 4" male, early 40s.
Approach with caution.
This man's extremely dangerous.
Repeat, approach with extreme caution.
Bridge out.
Negative in the deck area, Captain.
He may have gotten out.
Expanding search to adjoining sections.
Enterprise to Tantalus colony.
MAN: Tantalus colony. Adams here.
Dr. Adams? This is Captain Kirk.
It appears we may have an inmate of yours aboard the ship.
Transporter crewman found unconscious, Captain.
Cargo case open and empty.
Make that definite, Doctor. He's aboard.
ADAMS: Terribly sorry, Captain.
I take all the blame. Let me repeat,
he's clever as well as extremely violent.
Take all possible precautions.
We'll keep you posted, Doctor. Kirk out.
MAN: All sections, security check in progress. Report.
MAN: Forward phaser, affirmative.
MAN: Phasers are in good condition.
This section's operational ready.
Interesting.
Your Earth people glorify organized violence
for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
And, of course, your people found an answer.
We disposed of emotion, Doctor.
Where there is no emotion...
there is no motive for violence.
[Bridge doors open]
Where's the captain?
Which one of you is the captain?
I'm Captain Kirk.
My name is...
Van Gelder.
I want asylum.
At gunpoint?
I want your promise first,
your word that you won't take me back there--
to Tantalus.
No promises. Give me the weapon.
No!
VAN GELDER: No.
No, I'm not going back!
I'll disable your vessel first.
You choose, Captain.
I'll destroy your control panel.
Take him to sick bay.
Reverse course.
Head back for Tantalus colony.
McCOY: Abnormal, of course.
But it's not schizophrenia,
tissue damage,
or any condition I'm acquainted with, Jim.
And you know, after getting him here, it took
almost a triple dose of sedative to put him under.
The report said he was quite talkative.
But not very informative.
He claimed one thing, then he seemed to forget,
and then he'd start to claim something else.
But always with just the ring of truth in it.
I'd sure like to study this one, Jim.
Not our problem, Bones.
You smart, button-pushing brass hat.
Wash your hands of it. Is that your system?
You're both quite sure of yourselves, aren't you?
Quite expert.
Take him back.
Let someone else worry about him.
What did you say your name was?
My name?
My name is--aah!
Simon...
Van Gelder.
I was the director of--
director--
at the Tantalus colony.
You see what I mean?
I was a graduate of...
of...
I was assistant to...
Doctor...
Aah!
[Sobbing]
I knew... I knew.
But they've erased it.
Erased?
Edited...
adjusted...
subverted me.
But I won't forget!
I won't forget!
You...
you're so blind ignorant.
You believe I belong back there, don't you?
Dead or alive.
Well, I won't let you take me back.
I'm not going!
I'll die first! Do you hear?
I'm not going!
No!
No!
No.
Estimated arrival at Tantalus?
57 minutes, 30 seconds, Captain.
What's so fascinating?
An identification tape from our ship's library
on Dr. Simon Van Gelder.
Dr. Van Gelder?
Dr. Van Gelder, Captain.
No mistake.
There's a full l.D. tape on him.
Committed to Tantalus colony when?
Assigned there six months ago
as Dr. Adams' associate.
Ship to surface, Tantalus colony.
UHURA: Hailing frequency's open, sir.
U.S.S. Enterprise to Tantalus colony.
- WOMAN: Tantalus. - This is Captain Kirk.
- I'd like to speak to Dr. Adams. - Stand by, Enterprise.
Captain Kirk, Dr. Adams here.
Dr. Adams, regarding your escaped man--
Is Dr. Van Gelder all right?
And your people, no injuries?
No casualties, sir.
This man is...
Dr. Simon Van Gelder?
Yes, of course.
You're certain he's all right? We've been very concerned.
In the violent state he's in--
No harm to him, sir.
We thought you might enlighten us as to his condition.
He'd been doing some experimental work, Captain,
an experimental beam we'd hoped
might rehabilitate incorrigibles.
Van Gelder felt he hadn't the moral right
to expose another man to something
he hadn't tried on his own person.
Tragedy, Doctor.
Jim...
that doesn't quite ring true.
Uh, Dr. Adams...
please stand by.
Explain.
I don't believe him.
I can't explain it, but the more I study that patient--
You don't believe him, and you can't explain it.
Bones, are you aware that in the last 20 years,
Dr. Adams has done more
to revolutionize, to humanize prisons and the treatment of prisoners...
than all the rest of humanity had done in 40 centuries?
I've been to those penal colonies
since they've begun following his methods,
and they're not cages anymore.
McCOY: Jim--
They're clean, decent hospitals for sick minds.
Jim, listen!
Gentlemen...
I suggest you ask Dr. Adams
if he wants Van Gelder returned.
Dr. Adams...
regarding Van Gelder...
ADAMS: Yes, Captain.
May I inquire about your patrol destinations?
Are you passing near any hospital facilities
superior to ours?
I'd like Van Gelder to have
the best possible treatment, of course.
Thank you, Doctor.
I'll take it up with the ship's surgeon. Stand by.
Well, Bones, you've got the ball.
You care to recommend a better place?
There are no superior facilities. He knows that.
But that's not the question.
If something unusual is going on down there--
An assumption, Doctor.
I'm required to enter any reasonable doubts
into my medical log.
That requires you to answer in your log.
Sorry, Jim.
Dr. Adams...
this is rather embarrassing.
By strict interpretation of our starship regulation,
I'm required to initiate an investigation of this
so that a proper report--
ADAMS: No need to apologize, Captain Kirk.
In fact, I'd take it as a personal favor
if you'd beam down and look into it yourself.
I'm sure you realize we don't get
too many visitors here.
Oh, l, uh...
Captain, I would appreciate it
if you could come down with a minimum staff.
We're forced to limit outside contact
as much as possible.
Affirmative, Doctor.
I've visited rehab colonies before.
Enterprise out.
Find me someone in your department
with psychiatric and penology experience,
if possible.
Yes, sir.
KIRK: Captain's log, stardate 2715.2.
Standard orbit,
planet Tantalus 5.
Mission: routine investigation and report
as per ship surgeon's medical log.
As for my last entry,
it seems I will get to meet Dr. Adams at last.
However, I would have preferred other circumstances.
Sick bay.
Report, Doctor.
Van Gelder's still violently agitated, Captain.
And you'd prefer to keep him here
until I complete my investigation anyway.
I believe we should, Jim.
Oh, I'm assigning your technical aide, Captain.
One of our psychiatrists does have a background
in rehabilitative therapy--Dr. Noel,
standing by in the transporter room now.
Thank you, Doctor. Bridge out.
Mr. Spock.
Coordinates.
Locked in, sir. Ready to beam down.
Dr. Helen Noel, Captain. We've met.
Don't you remember--
the science lab Christmas party?
Yes, I remember.
You dropped in--
Yes, yes, I remember.
Problem, Captain?
Mr. Spock,
you tell McCoy that she had better check out
as the best assistant I ever had.
Energize.
Energize.
In here, I presume, Doctor.
Perhaps it would be simpler
if you called me Helen, Captain, since--
This is another time, another place,
and another situation.
Of course, Captain.
Elevator...
and going down quite a ways.
I wouldn't recommend it for weak hearts.
Hello, Captain Kirk...
and, uh...
Dr. Helen Noel.
It's a pleasure to finally meet you, sir.
Thank you. Thank you, Captain.
Welcome to Devil's lsland, Doctor.
Perhaps you'll call me Helen, Doctor.
With so many titles around,
we're not going to be sure who's talking to who.
I shall indeed. Won't you?
Thank you.
I believe regulations call for me to check my weapon.
No, no. That won't be necessary in your case, Captain.
Just keep it out of sight, hmm?
I know you people feel as naked without a weapon
as we do without a medikit.
A small toast. Do you mind?
It's such a great day for us here on Tantalus when we have visitors,
no matter what the excuse.
Doctor--
Now, Captain, you made your apology from upstairs.
Now forget it.
I don't think you'll be able
to get through the security screen, Captain.
Just a second, hmm?
There. Now try it.
Kirk to Enterprise. Come in.
Enterprise. Spock here.
Your landing coordinates
were right on the nose, Mr. Spock.
We arrived safely,
and we're here with Dr. Adams right now.
Kirk out.
Affirmative, Captain. Enterprise out.
Ah, Lethe...
come in.
Lethe, this is Captain Kirk
and Dr. Helen Noel.
Lethe came to us for rehabilitation
and stayed on as a therapist,
and a very good one, too, I might add.
I love my work.
Go right ahead, Captain.
Before you came here...
I was another person,
malignant, hateful.
May I ask what crime you committed?
Does it matter?
That person no longer exists.
Uh, part of our cure, if you will, Captain,
is to bury the past.
Why should a person go on living with unbearable memories
if there's no necess--
I feel quite sure
that you'd concur with me in that, Doctor--Helen.
A shifting of memory patterns
is basic to psychotherapy.
Yes. And now to the toast, hmm?
You'll forgive us, Lethe.
There you are, Captain.
To all mankind...
may we never find space so vast,
planets so cold,
heart and mind so empty
that we cannot fill them
with love and warmth.
Quite a tour, Doctor. Very impressive.
Thank you.
Hi, Carl.
Doctor.
Yes?
Hmm?
Ah...
I was afraid you would ask about this, Captain.
One doesn't like to talk about
their personal failures, you know?
It was just an experiment
that went wrong, I'm afraid.
May I see it?
Captain, if something hasn't worked out
and therefore has no scientific fact--
Shall we leave it up to the doctor?
Since you brought me down here for advice, Captain--
One of the advantages of being a captain, Doctor,
is being able to ask for advice
without necessarily having to take it.
I think I'll have to award that round to the captain, Helen.
You're fighting over your weight.
All right, let's take a look.
SIMON: I'm not a criminal!
I do not require...
neural neutralizer.
Neural neutralizer.
Can you explain that, Dr. Van Gelder?
A room.
A device.
Door.
Control panel.
I see it.
A device.
A light! The light!
This room--
what happens there?
Aah!
Aah!
Aah!
Aah.
A neural neutralizer--
experimental.
Actually, we don't expect
to get much use out of it at all.
That beam from above neutralizes brain waves.
It relaxes the patient's mind.
Does them no harm, of course,
and the effects are only temporary.
One question, Doctor. If it doesn't do any good--
Why do we go on using it? Hmm, Captain?
Hope.
Yes, there's always that slight chance
that it might do some good
in the more violent cases.
Tranquillizers are fine, Captain,
but to continually pump chemicals
into a person's bloodstream--
Exactly my point, Helen. Yes.
Shall we?
How does it work?
Quite simple.
Off/on switches,
and the large control here changes the strength
of the brain neutralizing beam.
Captain...
you remind me of the ancient skeptic
who demanded of the wise old sage
to be taught all the world's wisdom
while standing on one foot.
HELEN: Beam neutralizing has been experimented with
on Earth, Captain.
I'm not acquainted with this particular style of equipment,
but I can assure you that Dr. Adams
has not created a chamber of horrors here.
I didn't mean to suggest that he had.
The reason I asked, sir, was you haven't mentioned
where Dr. Van Gelder's injury occurred.
Right here, Captain.
Yes.
Simon was a very stubborn man.
He could've sat in that room for years
with the beam at that volume or even higher.
Or if he simply had someone standing by
to snap it off in case he got into trouble, but...
but no.
He tried it alone and on full volume.
It's a pity.
Thank you.
You will forget all you have heard.
To remember any portion of it,
any word,
will cause you pain,
terrible pain,
growing more terrible
as you fight to remember.
Can you give us your present location, Captain?
KIRK: ln Dr. Adams' study, Mr. Spock. Why?
Then you're with Dr. Adams now.
Affirmative.
Captain...
Van Gelder has made reference
to a particular treatment room.
The term was neural neutralizer.
Yes. He was injured there. I've seen the room.
Dr. Adams explained the mistake Van Gelder made.
Go ahead, Mr. Spock. Anything further?
Your Mr. Spock sounds like
a very excellent second in command, Captain Kirk.
Please tell him to go ahead and speak freely.
I have to check in with a member of my staff anyway.
- Thank you, Dr. Adams. - Excuse me.
Stand by, Mr. Spock.
Dr. Adams has left with some things to attend to.
What is it, Mr. Spock?
Van Gelder is extremely agitated, Captain,
and warns that you are in danger.
Well, that's foolish!
SPOCK: Uh, please repeat, Captain.
I didn't receive that.
Tell McCoy the technical expert he sent along with me
insists that any concern is...
unjustified.
According to Adams, Van Gelder created his own problem.
He's suffering from neuro-synapse damage,
as if his brain were short-circuited.
It's no wonder he's having delusions.
McCoy here. Received and understood.
But we still have some doubts up here, Captain.
Can you tell us any more?
Not really.
SPOCK: When do you plan to beam back up, Captain?
I...think we'll spend the night here, Mr. Spock.
No! No.
No, no.
And you will continue to check in every four hours?
Affirmative. Kirk out.
No! No.
No, don't let them!
You must warn your captain. No! No!
Don't let him stay! Don't let him stay!
Don't!
No. No.
Don't hypo me. Please don't hypo me.
I'll try not to fight.
I'll try.
But you must listen.
Warn your captain. Dr. Adams...
Doc...
Dr. Adams...
will destroy.
Destroy how?
What?
Right...
death.
SPOCK: Enterprise log.
First officer Spock, acting captain.
I must now use an ancient Vulcan technique
to probe into Van Gelder's tortured mind.
Spock, if there's the slightest possibility
it might help--
I've never used it on a human, Doctor.
If there's any way we can look into this man's mind
to see if what he's seeing is real or delusion--
It's a hidden, personal thing to the Vulcan people,
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