1EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 1
A vast and sparkling starfield. A pinpoint of light appears and starts
moving toward the camera. A small and distant cylindrical object
tumbling end over end, but we can't determine exactly what it is yet.
2EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY2
A vast and undulating sea of wheat. We become aware that there are two
heads sticking out of the stalks of wheat: two men standing and looking
up at the sky. As we move towards them, we can see that the two men are
SCOTTY and CHEKOV, dressed in civilian clothing.
(points to sky)
There he is- there, to the south!
What are ye, blind? That's a bird.
As they stare up at the sky
3EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 3
The cylinder tumbling through space is now closer, and we can now see
that it is a bottle of some sort, and it is tumbling directly toward the
4EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY4
As before, Chekov and Scotty staring at the sky.
Repelling the Crystalline Trench, rafting down lava flows, orbital
skydiving.It's like the man is running a bloody decathlon across the
Suddenly we hear a double sonic boom.
That should be him now. I think he's just crossed the sound barrier.
They shield their eyes against the sun and look up.
5EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 5
The bottle gets closer.
6EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY6
A man in a high-tech body harness and parachute lands in the wheat flat
on his back. His body-suit is charred, scorched, wisps of smoke still
curling off it. There are small thrusters attached to his backpack and
boots. Scotty and Chekov move to him. The man removes his helmet. It is
KIRK. He smiles broadly, like a child who has just come off a
Right on target! I jump out over the Arabian Peninsula and I end up
here, right on the dime.
Kirk gets to his feet.
Actually, Captain, your precise target area was thirty-five meters
Thanks for pointing that out.
Kirk starts to pull off his suit, reacts to a sudden pain in his back.
I've warned ye about that back of yours. You should have a doctor take a
look at it.
Kirk waves him away, and continues to remove his harness.
6A EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 6A
The tumbling bottle rushes past, and we can now see that it is a
champagne Bottle- Dom Perignon, 2265. Follow the bottle as it tumbles
6B EXT. WHEATFIELD- DAY6B
Kirk, Scotty and Chekov as before.
Tomorrow I want to make a tri-elliptical jump. That's where you jump out
over Northern China and make three complete orbits before you start
Captain. Perhaps you have forgotten that tomorrow is the christening
This strikes a nerve with Kirk- we see a flash of hesitation and
irritation cross his face.
I'm not going (beat) Scotty, help me with this chute.
What do you mean, you're not going? We promised.
When I retired, I swore I'd never set foot on a starship again, and I
I don't want to hear anymore about it. I'm not going, and that's final.
7EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 7
The champagne bottle smashes onto the bow of a Federation starship
(Excelsior class) sitting in its dock in orbit around Earth.
7A EXT. SPACE (VFX-I) 7A
Follow the shards of glass from the bottle as they spread over the ship,
revealing the name on the hull: U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-B.
8ANGLE ON SPACEDOCK WINDOW8
A large picture window overlooking the starship in its berth. The window
is filled with people in Starfleet uniforms, applauding the christening
of the ship (but we hear nothing).
8A INT. SPACEDOCK OBSERVATION ROOM (VFX-I) 8A