Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

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1982
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Captain's Log:
|Stardate 8130.3.

Starship Enterprise|on training mission

to Gamma Hydra,|Section 14,

coordinates 22-87-4.

Approaching neutral zone.

All systems normal|and functioning.

Leaving Section 14|for Section 15.

Stand by.

Project parabolic course|to avoid entering neutral zone.

Aye, Captain.

Course change projected.

Captain,|I'm getting something

on the distress channel.

On speakers.

Imperative.

This is Kobayashi Maru.

We've struck a gravitic mine|and have lost power.

Our hull is penetrated|and we have sustained...

This is the starship|Enterprise.

Your message|is breaking up.

Can you give us your|coordinates?

Our position is Gamma Hydra,|Section 10.

In the neutral zone.

Hull penetrated.

Life support|systems failing.

Can you assist us,|Enterprise?

Data on Kobayashi Maru.

Vessel is third-class|neutronic fuel carrier,

crew of 81,300 passengers.

Damn.

Mr. Sulu,|plot an intercept course.

May I remind you that if the starship|enters the zone...

I'm aware of my responsibilities,|mister.

Estimating two minutes|to intercept.

Now entering|the neutral zone.

Warning.|We have entered neutral zone.

We are now in violation|of treaty, Captain.

Stand by,|transporter room,

ready to beam|survivors aboard.

Captain,|I've lost their signal.

Alert. Three Klingon cruisers|bearing 3-1-6 mark 4,

closing fast.

Visual.

Battle stations.|Activate shields.

Shields activated.

Tell them we're|on a rescue mission.

They're jamming|the frequencies.

Klingons on attack course|and closing.

We're over our heads.

Mr. Sulu,|get us out of here.

I'll try, Captain.

Alert. Klingon torpedoes|activated. Alert.

Evasive action.

Engineering, damage report.

Main energizer hit,|Captain.

Engage auxiliary power.

Prepare to return fire.

Aah!

Shields collapsing,|Captain.

Fire all phasers.

No power|to the weapons, Captain.

Captain, it's no use.

We're dead in space.

Activate escape pods.

Send out the log buoy.

All hands abandon ship.

All right, open it up.

Any suggestions, Admiral?

Prayer, Mr. Saavik.

The Klingons|don't take prisoners.

Lights.

Blowers on.

Captain.

Trainees,|to the briefing room.

Maintenance Crew,|report to bridge simulator.

Maintenance Crew,|report to bridge simulator.

Physician, heal thyself.

Is that all?|What about my performance?

I'm not|a drama critic.

Staying with|a sinking ship?

Permission|to speak candidly, sir.

Granted.

This was not a fair test|of my abilities.

Why not?

Because there was|no way to win.

A no-win situation|is always possible.

Has that never|occurred to you?

No, sir, it has not.

Dealing with death|is at least as important

as dealing with life.

That thought had not|occurred to me.

Now you have something new|to think about.

Carry on.

Engineering Cadets,|assemble on C Level.

Admiral, why not put|an experienced crew on the ship?

Galloping around the cosmos

is a game for the young.

Now, what does that mean?

Aren't you dead?

I assume you're|loitering around here

to learn what efficiency rating|I plan to give your cadets.

I am understandably curious.

They destroyed|the simulator room

and you with it.

The Kobayashi Maru|scenario

frequently wreaks havoc with students|and equipment.

You took the test|three times yourself.

Your final solution|was unique.

That was its virtue.

Oh, by the way,|thank you for this.

I know of your fondness|for antiques.

"It was the best of times,

it was the worst of times."

Message, Spock?

None that I know.|Except, of course, happy birthday.

Surely the best of times.

Captain Spock,

space shuttle leaving|in 15 minutes.

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Gene Roddenberry

Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for creating the original Star Trek television series. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a police officer. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and worked as a commercial pilot after the war. Later, he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Los Angeles Police Department, where he also began to write scripts for television. As a freelance writer, Roddenberry wrote scripts for Highway Patrol, Have Gun–Will Travel, and other series, before creating and producing his own television series The Lieutenant. In 1964, Roddenberry created Star Trek, which premiered in 1966 and ran for three seasons before being canceled. He then worked on other projects, including a string of failed television pilots. The syndication of Star Trek led to its growing popularity; this, in turn, resulted in the Star Trek feature films, on which Roddenberry continued to produce and consult. In 1987, the sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation began airing on television in first-run syndication; Roddenberry was heavily involved in the initial development of the series, but took a less active role after the first season due to ill health. He continued to consult on the series until his death in 1991. In 1985, he became the first TV writer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he was later inducted by both the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have his ashes carried into earth orbit. The popularity of the Star Trek universe and films has inspired films, books, comic books, video games, and fan films set in the Star Trek universe. more…

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