Star Trek: The Motion Picture script
Synopsis: The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nimbused object that's on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive. Crisis strikes when a probe dispatched by the energy cloud attacks the crew, abducting navigator Lt. Ilia (Persis Khambatta). An android look-alike containing her memories shows up soon after.

19 EAT SPACE - THE CLOUD - THE KLINGON PATROLS (S) 19

Out of the LUMINESCENCE hurtles a FRIGHTENING WHIPLASH

OF ENERGY. It bears down on the Klingon Patrol, now

in an evasive maneuver. Then the WHIPLASH BOLT hits

the third cruiser in a writhing flare of energy which

totally engulfs the vessel.

The other two ships veer off, warping around again into

attack position. The THIRD SHIP has begun to implode

in on itself, the matter-energy of its existence

drained by the WHIPLASH BOLT that HOLDS IT.

20 ANGLE ON REMAINING KLINGON CRUISERS (S) 20

desperately defending themselves, FORCE FIELDS FULL UP,

RAPIDLY FIRING PHOTON TORPEDOES. But now a SECOND

WHIPLASH ENERGY BOLT has emerged from the cloud and

hits the second vessel, DESTROYING it.

The THIRD WHIPLASH BOLT glances off the surviving

Cruiser as the ship retreats in a wide, evasive turn,

FIRING from stern tubes.

21 INT. KLINGON BRIDGE 21

The bridge shattered; Klingon bodies. The mortally-

wounded Captain is transmitting urgently:

KLINGON CAPTAIN:

(In Klingonese)

... severely damaged. Returning

fire...

22 EXT. SPACE - STARFLEET MONITOR STATION EPSILON 9 (S) 22

Serenity here. A barren, rocky small plantoid softly

lit by the myriad stars. This is a small Starfleet

outpost, antennae sprouting everywhere. Tiny figures

(WORKERS) servicing one antenna illustrate the size

of the installation.

23 INT. EPSILON 9 - MONITOR ROOM - A VIEWER (O) 23

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Harold Livingston

Harold Livingston is an American novelist and screenwriter who wrote the screenplay for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Before his career as a writer, Harold was a fighter pilot. more…

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