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Rejected sequel to YESTERDAY'S ENTERPRISE 2 of 6
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Subject: The Once and Future Starship - Scene 1
Keywords: ASCII Text Version
Date: 9 Aug 91 23:29:20 GMT
Organization: AT&T Bell Labs
STAR TREK: "The Once and Future Starship" 8/9/91 - SCENE 1 1.
EXT. SPACE - THE ENTERPRISE-D (OPTICAL)
Scene is of deep space interrupted only by a distant nebula or
other touch of color, not the same area of space as the TEASER,
but very similar. Suddenly the Enterprise, designated NCC-1701-
D, enters the scene. Camera closes on the ship as it passes.
We hear the voice of JEAN-LUC PICARD, Captain of the Enterprise-
D as the OPTICAL continues.
Captain's Log, Stardate 44635.3. We are
exploring a section of space never before
open to Federation vessels. This sector
was first claimed by the Klingon Empire and
they are just now admitting that they do
not have the time, resources or inclination
to explore it. The Enterprise has
therefore been given permission to explore
INT. READY ROOM
Twenty three years later, aboard the Enterprise-D, PICARD sits
in his ready room pondering some abstract mathematical problem
in a rare moment of ease. Suddenly the voice of his First
Officer, Commander RIKER sounds over the room speakers.
Captain, we are receiving a signal from a
point five light years ahead along our
PICARD replies keeping his eyes on his terminal while he
What is the nature of the signal, Number
It seems to be a Federation code, Sir, from
Some sort of automated beacon.
RIKER has PICARD'S complete attention now.
But, that's impossible, Number One, we are
the first Federation starship to travel
into this sector.
I know, Sir, but that's what our
instruments say it is.
What vessel registration is it signaling?
NCC-1701-C, USS Enterprise.
PICARD is startled out of his seat, he STANDS, tugs at his
uniform and WALKS around his desk toward the door to the Ready
On my way, Number One.
PICARD CROSSES the room as the camera follows, the DOORS OPEN
and he steps out onto the bridge of the ship.
INT. MAIN BRIDGE
REVERSE ANGLE on PICARD as he steps out of his ready room.
RIKER is STANDING at center bridge in front of the command
chair, he follows Picard with his eyes as he approaches. WORF
is at TACTICAL and DATA is at OPS. SUPERNUMERARIES as needed.
PICARD WALKS over to his command chair and sits as he delivers
Exactly what type of signal are we
receiving, Number One?
RIKER takes up a position to Picard's right and NODS to WORF.
The signal is of the old style sub-space
run length encoding. It is simply
It could be a recorder marker. Coding is
consistent with the era of the Enterprise-
I see, thank you, Mr. Worf.
Mr. Data, what do you know about the
RIKER smiles and sits in his chair next to Picard. He knows
the answer and knows Data will give more detail than anyone is
willing to listen to, but he remains silent.
The USS Enterprise, Navel Construction
Contract 1701-C, commissioned on stardate
20134.5, first and only commander Captain
Reported missing near Klingon space twenty
three years, six months and five days ago.
It is believed that the ship came to the
aid of a Klingon outpost at Norendra III
that lies 10 parsecs distant in the
furthermost reaches of the Klingon
The Klingon outpost was attacked by
Romulans and saved at the last minute by an
unknown vessel. Two thirds of the
population of the outpost were killed,
including the Governor General. The
Enterprise was last known to be in the
area, so it is likely that she was the
mystery vessel. However, because of the
destruction on the outpost and the
subsequent withdrawal from the planet by
the Klingon's, records are not complete.
Witnesses from the General's staff have
testified that a Federation vessel did in
fact come to their aid and drew the
Romulans away, but they could not
positively identify it as the Enterprise.
Star Fleet considers her missing in action,
and presumed destroyed. The incident is
widely considered to have been pivotal in
the . . .
Half way through Data's speech Picard begins to rub his head in
dismay. Riker's smile widens. Riker decides to take pity on
Picard and jumps in with some specific questions.
Thank you, Data, a most thorough report.
What is our ETA to the beacon at our
ETA to beacon location is 12.75 minutes, at
Where is the beacon located, Mr. Data?
Beacon is emanating from within Star System
KEZ591, directly ahead along our present
Long range sensors now indicating that the
source of the beacon transmissions is in
orbit around the third planet of that
Are you thinking what I am, Number One?
Could there actually be survivors on that
planet? To have survived all these years
would have taken an enormous amount of
discipline and perseverance.
Not only that, but if they survived the
battle well enough to make it out here, why
didn't they try to make it back to the
Riker nods, he had not thought of that twist!
Data, any additional readings on the source
of the beacon, can we tell if it is a
vessel or a recorder marker?
We are not close enough for that
determination, Captain. But, sensors do
show that the source of the beacon is in a
stable orbit approximately two-thirds of
the planetary diameter in apogee.
Riker and Picard exchange a knowing look.
It is within nominal parameters of a
standard orbit, Sir.
Readings on KEZ591 III coming in now,
Captain. Sensors indicate it is a Class M
Entering short range sensor range now,
Can you get me a picture, Data?
On screen, Data, extreme magnification.
DATA works his console. CAMERA SHIFTS to a shot from upstage
toward the MAIN VIEWER. The view screen shows a shot of DEEP
SPACE and then waivers to show a PLANETARY SCENE. The PLANET
is BROWNISH in color with WHITE CLOUDS and some LARGE BODIES OF
WATER but no oceans. A BRIGHT SPOT can be seen traversing the
planet. The VIEW SHIFTS again to a CLOSE UP of the PLANET and
the Enterprise-C. The ship looks badly damaged with a great
deal of black scoring and patches on it's exterior. PICARD and
then RIKER STAND and APPROACH the forward control stations for
a closer look.
My God, they actually made it!
Camera shifts to reverse angle close-up on Picard.
Not by much from the look of her. It seems
that Star Fleet was hasty in their
Worf, are there any life signs on the ship?
Camera SHOT WIDENS to encompass PICARD, RIKER and WORF at his
No life signs are registering, Sir.
However . . .
There are life signs registering on the
planet itself. No indication of how many
or of what type, but definite life signs
Approaching KEZ591 III, Sir.
Riker and Picard move back to there seats and sit.
Take up a standard orbit, Mr. Data. Bring
us in parallel to the orbit of the
Aye, Sir, standard orbit.
EXT. SPACE - THE TWO ENTERPRISES (OPTICAL)
Camera shows the Enterprise-C in orbit around the planet. The
Enterprise-D approaches along a parallel course and slows to
match speed with the Enterprise-C.
INT. MAIN BRIDGE
As we just saw them. Shot on DATA then widen to a MEDIUM SHOT
of the bridge crew after Data's speech.
Standard orbit established. We are in a
parking orbit, 500 meters from the
Worf, pinpoint those life signs and give us
a detailed reading.
Aye, Sir. Scanning now.
Reading a small village with a few tens of
life signs. Definitely humanoid readings,
Sir. A few refined metals, otherwise it
looks fairly primitive. Minimal power
Picard to Doctor Crusher, have a medical
team standing by for a possible medical
Crusher here. Aye, Captain.
Hail the surface, Mr. Worf, perhaps they
still have working communications.
Hailing frequencies open, Sir.
This is the . . . a Federation starship,
Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanding. Do
you read us?
Reply coming in, Sir.
It's audio only.
A female with a hauntingly familiar voice can now be heard
replying to the hail. There is a considerable amount of
We read you, Captain Picard.
Picard and Riker exchange a glance, they recognize the voice
but cannot quite place it. Data suspects who it is, but his
logical mind does not permit him to speculate since he is not
Who am I speaking too?
That's not important right now, Captain,
and I'm afraid it would take a little bit
We are standing by to transport a relief
party to your location, are you in need of
Negative, Enterprise. Request that you
beam us up so that we can explain our
situation. Two to beam up from these
Coordinates confirmed, Sir, we have a lock.
Very well, we will beam you up shortly.
She said Enterprise, Sir. A slip of the
I don't know, Number One, but I think we
will find out.
Worf, Number One, with me. Mr. Data, you
have the bridge.
PICARD, RIKER and WORF DEPART for the transporter room to greet
their guests. Camera follows them until they ENTER the TURBO
LIFT stage right.
INT. TRANSPORTER ROOM (OPTICAL)
O'BRIEN works at the console as PICARD and party ENTER the
room. They take up positions in front of the console, Picard
up stage from Riker and Worf. Worf is closest to the forward
pad of the transporter platform.
O'BRIEN WORKS the CONSOLE to energize and TWO FIGURES begin to
TAKE SHAPE on the platform. TASHA YAR appears on the platform,
a middle aged Yar. Besides her is RICHARD CASTILLE, apparently
in his early fifties. Yar sees Worf and her eyes go wild.
She LUNGES at Worf.
Captain, look out, a KLINGON!
Although she is now middle aged, she is still in great shape.
She manages to take a stunned Worf down to the floor and pin
him. Riker moves in and tries to pull her off Worf. He is
still not aware it is Tasha Yar.
No, that's Worf, he's part of our crew!
Worf is stunned, he can't believe this woman has attacked him.
He couldn't even bring himself to defend himself, since he
could not make himself hit a middle aged woman.
Cease! Do not make me injure you!
Castille and Riker finally manage to pull Tasha off Worf, she
is helped to her feet by Riker, and Worf gets himself up.
You know him, Commander?
Of course I do, he's our security chief.
Of course she does not know Worf, since she is a war timeline
Tasha, and not the Tasha they knew. She is irate that a
Klingon is on the ship that she loved, that she gave up to help
Castille and the Enterprise-C. Riker finally gets a good look
at the woman and is stunned by what he sees.
How could a filthy Klingon become our
Worf growls at Yar, he still has not made the connection.
You bear a striking resemblance to a woman
who once served on this ship!
Worf finally notices the resemblance and is shocked into
silence. Picard is still stunned by the whole incident, moves
in closer to Yar and finally manages to speak.
Tasha, can it really be you?
Yes, Captain, but I may not be the same
Tasha Yar you remember.
You see, I've been living in my past for
over twenty three years!
Camera closes on Picard's face as dramatic music plays in the
FADE TO BLACK.
END OF SCENE 1.
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