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Star Trek: Harrison Bergeron
by Jeff Birnbaum (jbirnbaum@hightechhigh.org)

Rated: PG   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review: **
My first Star Trek Script. Adapted from Kurt Vonnought's short story Harrison Bergeron


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



STAR TREK: HARRISON BERGERON

FADE IN:

EXT. THE USS ENTERPRISE IS SAILING THROUGH SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Captains Log Stardate 5930.5. We
are taking the Enterprise back in
time to observe how 21st century
earth survived a global outbreak.
We hope to gain better knowledge
for Starfleet.
                                                            
 
INT. BRIGDE OF USS ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Scotty will we be ready to
slingshot around the sun.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Aye sir. All Engines and warp
speed controls are at normal we
should be ready to warp in about
15 minutes.
                                                            
                       SULU
Captain someone is stealing the
shuttle craft. Bringing the hanger
on screen.
                                                            
Kirk looks at the monitor and turns around with a shocked
expression.
                                                            
                       KIRK
It's Dr. Janice Laster but how did
she break out of Starbase 2.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain i believe now is not the
time for questions if we are to
catch Dr. Lester we must make
hast. Time is a luxery we do not
have.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Right. All personal go to red
alert this is not a drill. All
security officers head to the
shuttle hanger. Mr. Spock come
with me. Scotty your at the con
            (MORE)

2.

                       KIRK (cont'd)
now.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Aye Sir.
                                                            
 
INT. SHUTTLE HANGER OF USS ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
Dr. Lester boards the shuttle craft and starts hitting
controls.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Now i ll get my revenge on you
Captain Kirk. I'm going to go back
in time and change the world to
better suit me.
                                                            
 
INT. CORRIDOR OF DECK 12 OF USS ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Yes Mr. Sulu
                                                            
                       SULU
Hanger Bay Doors are opening sir.
                                                            
                       KIRK
We may be too late in stopping
her. Mr. Sulu get a fix on her
with the tractor beam. She won't
be going anywhere.
                                                            
                       SULU
Aye captain.
                                                            
 
INT. BRIDGE OF USS ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Captain i m afraid we gonna have
to let her go we about to enter
Warp 9 for the Slingshot.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Lt. Uhura Send out a message to
all Starfleet Ships nearby. Tell
them that a dangerous criminal has
stolen our shuttle craft. Tell
them to keep their eyes out for
it.
                                                            

3.

                       UHURA
Aye Captain.
                                                            
Uhrua hits controls and sends the message on all starfleet
frequencies.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
The Shuttle Craft its right in
front of us. I think its trying to
pull of a Slingshot too.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
That is exactly what Dr. Lester is
trying to do Mr. Chekov.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Preparing to Warp now captain.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
We shall see if Dr. Lester is
going to the time period we are
destined for.
                                                            
                       KIRK
I don't know Mr. Spock. But, no
matter what we have to stop her.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Space The Final Frontier. These
Are The Voyages Of The Starship
Enterprise. It's 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.
                                                            
Star Trek Opening Sequence.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE. THE ENTERPRISE IS IN ORBIT AROUND EARTH - NIGHT
                                                            
The Title Harrison Bergeron appears and fades away. we cut
to Kirk monolouge.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Captains Log Stardate Unknown. Dr.
Janice Lester the woman who
attemped to murder me and take
over my ship has stolen our
Shutter Craft. She stole so she
could use slingshot back into the
            (MORE)

4.

                       KIRK (cont'd)
past and change the future.
whatever she does we would be
unaffected due to the nature of
the slingshot that sent us through
time.
                                                            
 
INT. BRIGDE OF THE ENTERPRISE. - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Well we made through the
slingshot. but, where is the
Shuttle Craft.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Maybe we hit it while preforming
the slingshot.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Impossible Mr. Chekov ship
scanners show no damage to the
hull or anywhere else on the ship.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Mr. Spock, Mr. Scott my office now
and have Dr. McCoy meet us there
too. Mr. Sulu.
                                                            
                       SULU
Aye sir.
                                                            
 
INT. KIRKS OFFICE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Alright there was a shuttle craft
in front of us while we were
making the slingshot. When we made
it through the shuttle craft
dissapeared. any ideas Mr. Spock.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain it is possible that since
she was making her own slingshot
Dr. Lester could've ended up in
another period of time while we
could've ended up in a completely
different time instead of the one
intended.
                                                            

5.

                       BONES
So what your saying Mr. Spock is
she may have ended up in the time
period we were suppose to go to
while we're in a different time.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Yes Doctor. With that said we
could've ended up in the future
while she could've ended up in the
past.
                                                            
                       KIRK
We won't know what time period
we're in unless we beam down to
the planet. Mr. Spock, Bones we'll
form a landing party and beam down
to see what earth we're. Scotty
tell Mr. Chekov to meet us down in
the Transporter Room.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Aye sir.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEW YORK CITY - DAY
                                                            
                       KIRK
Captains Log Stardate Unknown. I
have decided to beam down to the
Planet with a landing party.
Accompining me on this mission is
Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and Mr.
Chekov.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Everything looks normal. Any
unusual readings Mr. Spock.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Negative Captain. All readings
show normal.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Captain i think i know what period
of time we ended up in.
                                                            
Chekov picks up a newspaper and shows it to the Captain.
                                                            
                       KIRK
2081. Thats 80 years off of where
we're supposed to be.
                                                            

6.

                       BONES
Jim you better take a look at
this.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Yesterday September 10th, 2081 The
HG Men succeeded in ridding the
world of another Imperfect being.
Handicapper General Janice Lester
has declared that any imperfects
seen in public will be subjected
to punishment. what do they mean
by Imperfects.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain look at the people around
us.
                                                            
                       BONES
My god Jim what did she do to the
time line. look at everyone they
all look exactly the same.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
It would appear that Dr. Lester
has somehow changed the laws of
equality. She must believe that to
bring order to chaos everyone must
be equal in every way, shape and
form.
                                                            
As they are talking a Men wearing what looks similar to a
Police Officer Uniform approaches the landing party.
                                                            
                       HG MAN
Imperfects. Halt Stay where you
are. your all under arrest.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Under Arrest, on what charges.
                                                            
                       HG MAN
The charge of not being equal with
everyone else. calling back up we
got four imperfects on the corner
of 42nd and 5th ave.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Sir i believe you are tired
perhaps you should take a nap.
                                                            
Spock give the HG man a Vulcan Nerve Pinch and knocks him
out.
                                                            

7.

                       KIRK
Nicely done Mr. Spock. Now lets
get out of here before his backup
arrives.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain might i suggest that we
take the body with us. A mind meld
could prove useful in finding out
what Dr. Lester did to pollute the
time line.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE AN OLD NEW YORK APARTMENT. - DAY
                                                            
The Landing Party enter an old abandon building and enter an
apartment long since abandon. Kirk lays the body down on the
floor and Spock prepares to mindmeld with him. Chekov and
McCoy take positions to keep an eye out for anyone
suspicious.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Spock are you ready to preform the
mind meld.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Indeed i am Captain.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Alright good we'll see what
information we get from him.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Are Minds are merging. My mind is
your mind. Are thoughts are
becoming one.
                                                            
                       HG MAN
Yessssssssssssssssssssssss.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Janice Lester our glorious leader
saved the world from destroying
itself.
                                                            
                       BONES
What the... Spock's becoming one
of them.
                                                            

8.

                       KIRK
No Bones.its the nature of the
mind meld that makes Spock act
this way. The HG Man mind is
speaking through Spock.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
For Saving Earth from all its
Global disaters Janice Lester was
given power. power which allowed
her to change the world. She
realized that in order to cleanse
the world of its sins everyone
must be equal no matter what.
Everyone must be perfect all
imperfects should be cleansed from
the face of the earth. Everyone is
given Handicaps to make everything
the same. HG men regulate that no
laws are broken. we are feared by
all, We kill on sight.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Captain we have to hurry it looks
like they found us.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Bones, Chekov hold them off until
the mind meld is finished.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Janice Lester is Handicapper
General. She is our leader, our
savior, the beggining, the end,
she is everything.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Spock snap out of it.
                                                            
Kirk pulls Spock back and thus ends the mind meld
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
We've got them trapped now there's
no escape.
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
Prepare the stun guns so they
can't escape again.
                                                            
                       BONES
Jim they're about to break the
door down.
                                                            

9.

                       KIRK
Alright if we go down we go down
fighting.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Phasers On stun.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Fire.
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
Fire.
                                                            
A battle takes place as Phasers and Stun Guns are fired
people from both sides are hit but in the end Kirk, Spock,
McCoy and Chekov are all knocked out.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
                                                            
                       KIRK
Ugh. That was a rough fight where
are we.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
It appears Captain that we are in
a hospital awaiting are fate from
the HG Men.
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
Alright the Handicapper General
will deal with you personally.
She'll be here in fifteen minutes.
enjoy your individuality while you
still have it.
                                                            
                       BONES
So know what Jim. Are we just
gonna sit here and lose our
individuality. I'm a doctor not a
test subject.
                                                            
                       KIRK
I'm afraid we have to Bones we're
tied down to our beds and with
guards outside we can't break out
especially since they took away
our phasers.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Captain what do you suppose
they'll do to us.
                                                            

10.

                       KIRK
I don't know Mr. Chekov but i
think were going to be given
handicaps that weaken our biggest
strengths.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Well, Well, Well Captain Kirk. I
may have failed to gain control
over The Enterprise but my reign
over earth is much more
satisfying.
                                                            
                       KIRK
How could you create this big
hypocrocy. In order to be equal we
must be in-equal all our flaws
make us human. You obiously don't
understand that.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Really is that what all the
terrorists during the great war
thought. They wanted those who
were different to be cleansed off
the face of the planet ensuring
that only those who are perfect
will survive. My philosophy is
much less harsh since i make
everyone equal so is there no
conflict. And, soon all of you
will become equal in this society.
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
Sir there's an uproar going on at
Carnegie Hall.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Another Imperfect ruining my
world. I'll deal with you later in
mean time just watch the
Television and you'll see the
maximum punishment i give
imperfects. this won't take long.
                                                            
The crew watches the TV and the climax of Harrison Bergeron
is shown.
                                                            
                       HARRISON BERGERON
I am the Emperor! Do you hear? I
am the Emperor! Everybody must do
what I say at once! Even as I
stand here crippled, hobbled,
sickened I am a greater ruler
            (MORE)

11.

                       HARRISON BERGERON (cont'd)
than any man who ever lived! Now
watch me become what I can become!
                                                            
                       KIRK
I thought we were the only ones
who still had individuality left.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Apparently Captain we are not. It
appears that this person we see is
another rebel who despite all his
handicaps still has his
individuality intact.
                                                            
                       KIRK
At least he's trying to make a
difference. All we can do is watch
and see what Dr. Lester will do to
him.
                                                            
                       HARRISON BERGERON
I shall now select my Empress! Let
the first woman who dares rise to
her feet claim her mate and her
throne!
                                                            
                       BONES
Look at the Ballerina. Now I m
convinced that people still have
their individuality intact its
just those devices that prevent it
from showing.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Now he's pulling the handicaps off
the Ballerina.
                                                            
                       BONES
She looks Beautiful Jim.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Agreed Bones.
                                                            
                       HARRISON BERGERON
Now shall we show the people the
meaning of the word dance? Music!
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Captain now he's removing the
Handicaps of those musicians.
                                                            

12.

                       SPOCK
What he's doing Mr. Chekov is
bringing out the creativity buried
deep inside those musicians.
Fascinating.
                                                            
                       HARRISON BERGERON
Play your best, and I'll make you
barons and dukes and earls.
                                                            
                       BONES
That music sounds beautiful and
soothing right now Jim.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Your right Bones. I haven't heard
Music like that in ages.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Observe their Dancing Captain it
is very graceful.
                                                            
                       BONES
Jim look they're defying gravity
they just touched the ceiling.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Wait a minute i see Dr. Lester
walking in she's armed with a
double barrel shotgun.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Remember Chekov she said her duty
was to cleanse the world of
everything and everyone that she
deems imperfect.
                                                            
                       BONES
My god Jim she shot both of them.
they're dead.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Alright you have ten seconds to
put your handicaps back on before
i shoot you.
                                                            
                       KIRK
She's like a scared child who only
cares about herself and her gains
in power.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Interesting Observation Captain.
                                                            

13.

                       BONES
What kind of madness is this we
may as well be dead ourselves
she's just letting us survive so
she can torture us.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Preciously Doctor.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
To any individuals out there
watching this. this is your fate
unless you conform. Join us or Die
for your sins.
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
Dr. Lester given us the ok to
preform surgery on you all. She
has specified what handicaps you
will recieve. For you Captain Kirk
you shall recieve an Earpiece that
will prevent you from taking
advantage of your brain and a mask
because you look a lot better than
most people on the street which
isn't very fair. For you Mr. Spock
you will be given a brain implant
that forces emotions on you. Mr.
Chekov will recieve a Shock Collar
to prevent him from making any
trouble.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
That's not fair. I want an appeal.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Save It Mr. Chekov. we'll get our
chance just play along.
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
Anyway Dr. McCoy shall recieve a
device that hampers his Medical
Abilities. Now then take them into
surgery right away Handicapper
Generals Orders.
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
Yes Sir.
                                                            
                       HG MAN4
Yes Sir.
                                                            
 

14.

EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Whats Happened Too Us. The last
thing i remember we were in the
hospital and now were in an alley.
                                                            
                       BONES
Your right Mr. Spock. when they
finished up on us i guess they
decided to throw us into society
to see how long we would survive.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain i think the best option
for us is to contact The
Enterprise and see if they can
remove the handicaps.
                                                            
                       KIRK
I don't know what to think Mr.
Spock. That Earpiece is messing
with my head i can hear Dr. Lester
telling me I m not worthy to
command a starship.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Well this is just dandy our
Captain can't lead us for the time
being. Great Just Great.
                                                            
                       BONES
Whoa Take it easy Mr. Spock we
can't all be perfect. If i knew
how to i would remove these
handicaps from all of us but even
with my handicaps i don't know how
to preform the brain surgery
needed to remove your implants.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
What Your saying Doctor is that
were completely useless right now.
did i hear that correctly or can
you rephrase it.
                                                            
                       BONES
Spock calm down. The chip is
making you act like this. know for
the time being we have to keep on
going despite our Handicaps. since
you and Jim are unfit for command
I'm taking command until we can
break out of this. in the mean
            (MORE)

15.

                       BONES (cont'd)
time you all must learn to adapt
to your Handicaps.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
You four are you trying to get rid
of the Handicapper General.
                                                            
                       BONES
Yes were trying to figure out a
strategy on how to remove our own
handicaps.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
I can't help you remove those
Handicaps but i know someone who
can disable them temporarely.
                                                            
                       BONES
Can you take us there then.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
Yes but we must make hast.
                                                            
 
EXT. ABANDONED SUBWAY STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
Welcome to our HQ. sorry for the
mess but its what we have to live
with for now. so tell me who are
you, where did you come from.
                                                            
                       BONES
I m Leonard McCoy Chief Medical
Officer of the Federation Starship
Enterprise. This is my Captain
James Kirk, Science Officer Mr.
Spock, and Navigation Officer
Chekov. We come from the future.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
You all are from the Future.
                                                            
                       BONES
Yes we're all from the 23rd
Century.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
What brings you to this foresaken
time period.
                                                            

16.

                       BONES
We were on our way farther into
the past when Janice Lester your
Handicapper General stole our
shuttlecraft and went back into
time as well. because of Her
actions we ended up 80 years off
of where we suppose to be and She
ended up in another period
creating this universe.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
So how could you all be unaffected
by the changes in the time-stream.
                                                            
                       BONES
Since we were in another time
period when the changes occurred
it just passed by us. Our ship is
still orbiting around Earth with
our chief Engineer in command.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
I see. Anyway about your Handicaps
one of our doctors has created a
drug that can and will disable the
handicaps for 2 hours at a time.
                                                            
                       BONES
Do you have any proof of this drug
working.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
How am i talking to you. I still
have my implants and this drug
allows me to retain my
individuality.
                                                            
                       BONES
We'll take you up on your offer.
                                                            
                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
Alright. Our Doctor is out right
now but he left me a pretty large
supply of these drugs. Take one
every two hours and you'll be back
to normal in no time.
                                                            
                       BONES
Now i have questions. Who are you
and why are you helping us.
                                                            

17.

                       MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
I am George Bergeron you may have
seen the recent broadcast of my
sons untimely death.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
He worked very closely with me in
leading our rebelion. After they
took my wife Hazel away to a
mental institution we formed this
rebelion in order to knock some
sense back into the world.
                                                            
                       BONES
Sounds like you've bin through a
lot.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Yes he eventually got tried of
waiting for the enemy to be at its
weakest point so he thought he
could speed things up. but he was
wrong and now hes dead.
                                                            
                       BONES
That's horrible. We were forced to
watch his death right before they
gave us these Handicaps. Lester
said to watch as a reminder of
what would happen to those who
oppose her.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
We have a common enemy. If I help
you get to her and have your
Handicaps removed will you promise
me that you'll stop her and
prevent anything like this from
ever happening again.
                                                            
                       BONES
I'll give you my word and the rest
of the Landing Parties.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Excellent. We'll mount are assault
on them in 24 hours in the mean
time we must prepare for our
strike which means take your
pills.
                                                            

18.

McCoy gives everyone Pills which they quickly swallow. in a
matter of minutes Everyone in the landing party is back to
normal and Kirk is able to remove the molding from his head.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Captains Log Stardate Unknown:
These last few days have painful
for myself and the rest of the
landing party. Thanks to Dr. McCoy
for keeping us in check while
under the influence of our
Handicaps we were able to find
someone else besides us with
they're individuality intact.
Since he has drugs that disable
our Handicaps i am back to my
normal self and can assume command
temporarly. We are planing to
mount an assault on Dr. Janice
Lester who changed time and gave
us our Handicaps. once we capture
her we can find out what time she
was sent to and reserve any damage
she has caused.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
We'll sneak into her Headquarters
disguised as HG Men once inside
we'll trap her in her office and
hold her hostage.
                                                            
                       KIRK
That plan might be crazy enough to
work but what if the HG Men notice
us. Don't our Handicaps stand out.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Leave that to me captain.
                                                            
                       THE DOCTOR
Sir by Changing the Recipe in the
Drugs we've been able to increase
the lasting time of the drugs from
2 hours to 12 hours.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Excellent. Is the first batch
ready yet.
                                                            
                       THE DOCTOR
yes we'll start using them
tomorrow in the mean time lets
finish off the old pills.
                                                            

19.

                       KIRK
Lets see if we can contact our
ship to arrange a beam time. Spock
can you increase the communicators
range so we can contact Scotty
without being detected.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
I can try captain but i can't say
how well the reception will be.
                                                            
                       KIRK
As long as we have Contact with
the Enterprise anything will do
Spock.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE ENTERPRISE IS ORBITING AROUND EARTH - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Ships Log Stardate Unknown: Chief
Engineer Montgomery Scott
recording. For Several days we've
been trying to locate the missing
landing party but ships scanners
have picked up nothing. we fear
that the Landing Party may be held
captative or even worse.
                                                            
 
INT. BRIDGE OF THE ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Keep Searching for them we'll find
them eventually.
                                                            
                       UHURA
Mr. Scott Incoming Communication
from Captain Kirk.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Send it through.
                                                            
                       UHURA
aye sir.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Scotty are you there.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Captain i can't believe it I
thought you were all gone. I was
about to give up hope. Where are
you communicating from If you give
            (MORE)

20.

                       SCOTTY (cont'd)
me the location i can beam you up
in no time at all.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Negative Mr. Scott.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
But why Captain.
                                                            
                       KIRK
I'll explain everything later. But
we have to stop Dr. Lester once
were done with that we'll let you
know when to beam us up but in the
mean time you still in command of
the Enterprise.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Aye Captain just don't die us.
Scotty out.
                                                            
 
INT. ABANDONED SUBWAY STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Alright Scotty knows we're alive
but he doesn't know what we've
been through in the meantime lets
focus on the mission. Stop Janice
Lester once we find out what
period of time we got sent to we
can slingshot there and bring her
back to Starbase 2.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
It'll just be the five of us going
on this mission.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Mr. Bergeron might I ask why you
decided to rebel instead of going
along with this equality movement.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
I believe that despite the many
difference between humans and
other forms of life we are all
equal its our flaws that make us
different yet make us the same
inside. Without these flaws gone
is our individuality, our
Orginallity and our creativity. I
would rather die than live in a
            (MORE)

21.

                       GEORGE BERGERON (cont'd)
world where everything and
everyone is exactly the same.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Facisinating. Mr. Bergeron your
observations of equality are the
same as our observations in the
23th century.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Your time must be a lovely place.
It must be like what our
forfathers dreamed of centuries
ago.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Preciously Mr. Bergeron.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE OF HANDICAPPER GENERALS HQ - DAY
                                                            
                       KIRK
Alright we took the pills before
we left so we have twelve hours of
freedom left. that should be
enough to allow us to break into
the building and capture Dr.
Lester.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
I'll buy you enough time to get
all your info and beam back up to
your ship. You don't know what
this means to me Captain.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain we must hurry if our plan
is to succeed.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Yes. Lets go.
                                                            
Kirk and McCoy lure some guards to the hiding place and
Spock Nerve Pinches the two guards. Bergeron and Kirk steal
the cloths off the HG Men and take Spock, McCoy and Chekov
into the building as if they're under arrest.
                                                            
 

22.

INT. INSIDE THE HANDICAPPER GENERALS HQ - DAY
                                                            
                       KIRK
Excuse Me what floor is the
Handicapper General located on she
gave us an order that these three
be brought in to be dealt with
herself.
                                                            
                       HG MAN
30th floor.
                                                            
                       THE DOCTOR
Thank you.
                                                            
Kirk And The Rest Of The Landing Party Enter The Elevator
and head up to the 30th Floor.
                                                            
 
INT. ELEVATOR INSIDE HQ - DAY
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Her Office should have guards
around it we'll take them out with
their own weapons.
                                                            
The Elevator Door Opens and they see two guards in front of
the Office. Kirk and Bergeron prepare they're stun guns.
                                                            
 
INT. 30TH FLOOR OF HQ - DAY
                                                            
                       KIRK
Excuse we have an appointment with
The General may we go in too see
her.
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
We'll check with her on that.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
I'm Afraid that won't be
nessecary.
                                                            
Kirk and Bergeron shoot the guards and they go down quickly.
they then enter Dr. Lesters Office
                                                            
 

23.

INT. HANDICAPPER GENERALS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
So you've been causing trouble
again that's a pity I thought you
all got the message.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
And what Message is that Dr.
Lester.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Conform Or Die. something you
always seem to defy isn't that
right Kirk.
                                                            
                       KIRK
How did you know it was us?
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Who else would try to sneak in to
my office to finish me off besides
you and Mr. Bergeron over there.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
You killed my son you monster.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
I had too he would've crushed my
beautiful society.
                                                            
                       KIRK
We want to know what time period
you went to that changed the
future around.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
So you can stop me James. I don't
think so. this is how society is
suppose to work.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Your Vision is a hypocrocy. we are
all meant to have flaws thats what
truly makes us equal.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Kirk this isn't the way to get our
information. let me show you my
way.
                                                            

24.

Bergeron shoots Janice Lester with his stun gun its not
enough to knock her out but enough to prevent her from
moving. Then he advances towards her.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
I'll ask you this time. What time
did you change history.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
You'll have to do a lot more than
that to get information from me.
I've disabled your Handicaps
already so you can go back to your
ship now.
                                                            
                       KIRK
And leave your vision of History
intact. I don't think so.
                                                            
 
INT. 30TH FLOOR OF HQ - DAY
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
What happened. Wait a minute
intruders they're broke into the
Generals office. we've got to
protect the General.
                                                            
The HG Men try to open the door but they find it locked.
                                                            
                       HG MAN2
Damn we can't blast the door down.
we'll call for backup they won't
be going anywhere.
                                                            
 
INT. HANDICAPPER GENERALS OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
(laughs). well seeing as men will
be here any minute there's no
escape i may as well tell you what
year i ended up in after the
slingshot. I ended up in 2061
that's where my vision of history
took over.
                                                            
                       KIRK
2061 got it. Spock does the
communicator still work.
                                                            

25.

                       SPOCK
Affirmative Captain however it
will only operate for 15 minutes.
                                                            
                       KIRK
That should be enough time for
Scotty to lock onto our signal and
beam us up.
                                                            
                       HG MAN3
They're in there. Bust down the
door than take them out.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Enterprise this is Captain Kirk.
Lock On to the signal of our
Communicator and beam up four.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Aye Captain preparing to beam up
four.
                                                            
The Guards break in but just as they do Kirk, Spock, McCoy
and Chekov beam up. Bergeron looks on and smiles and says
his final words.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
Thank You Kirk now go and stop her
before its too late.
                                                            
                       GEORGE BERGERON
It was worth it to create a better
future i shall see you soon
Harrison.
                                                            
All the HG Men shoot George with there stun guns its too
much for him and drops dead on the floor.
                                                            
 
INT. TRANSPORTER ROOM OF THE ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Captain, Spock, McCoy, Chekov your
all okay.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Yes Mr. Scott
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
What Happened down there. you have
to tell me everything.
                                                            

26.

                       KIRK
Later Mr. Scott we've got an
important mission to attend to.
                                                            
 
INT. BRIDGE OF THE ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       SULU
Welcome Back Captain.
                                                            
                       KIRK
It's good to be back Mr. Sulu. Mr.
Chekov set a course for the sun
we've got to go back futhur in
time. Mr. Scott prepare to going
into warp. Mr. Spock calculate
speed needed to reach 2061.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Warp 6 sir.
                                                            
                       CHEKOV
Navigating Course Now Sir.
                                                            
                       SCOTTY
Preparing Warp Now Captain.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE ENTERPRISE LEAVES THE PLANETS ORBIT - NIGHT
                                                            
The Enterprise heads to the sun and successfully Warps 20
years back to the past. heads back towards earth.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE ENTERPRISE ENTERS THE PLANETS ORBIT. - NIGHT
                                                            
 
INT. BRIDGE OF THE ENTERPRISE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       KIRK
Mr. Spock are ships sensors
picking up any signs of her
signal.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Affirmative Captain its definetly
her.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Scotty can you get a fix on her
and beam her up.
                                                            

27.

                       SCOTTY
That shouldn't be a problem sir.
                                                            
                       SULU
Captain i see the shuttle-craft.
its in orbit around earth. She
must have programed an orbit into
the computer to have it stay
suspended above earth.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Activate our Tractor Beam and
bring it into to the hanger.
                                                            
                       SULU
Aye sir.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Security get down to the
transporter room on the double.
                                                            
                       SECURITY OFFICER
Aye Sir. Heading down there right
away.
                                                            
                       KIRK
I'm going to head down to the
transporter room. Mr. Spock your
in command until i get back.
                                                            
 
INT. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Kirk Enters The Transporter Room just as Mr. Scott activates
the transporter. Security guards are guarding all possible
routes of escape and have phasers set to stun. Janice Lester
is beamed up and captured by two security guards.
                                                            
                       JANICE LESTER
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Now i can't make a difference in
the world. I can't solve its
equality problems. (cries).
                                                            
                       KIRK
Security take her to the brig
maintain a 24hr watch on her in
case she tries anything.
                                                            
Four Security Guards take her away to the brig.
                                                            

28.

                       SULU
Captain we have just brought the
shuttle-craft back onto the
Enterprise.
                                                            
                       SPOCK
Captain i have already had Mr.
Chekov set a course around the sun
and back to Starbase 2 where
Starfleet will take Dr. Lester
away for sentence.
                                                            
                       KIRK
Very good both of you. Now lets
get the hell out of here.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE ENTERPRISE LEAVES THE PLANTS ORBIT - NIGHT
                                                            


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From David Chase Date 6/17/2008 **
I'll give this a 2 because I like the premise of adapting this kind of story to a Star Trek episode. There are some issues that need to be addressed, though. One of the main rules of writing is "Show me, don't tell me", but in this script most of the action is only perceived by characters talking about what is happening. You need to show the action, especially here since Star Trek is such a visual show. The dialogue is pretty campy, even for Star Trek, and isn't helped by the dialogue and grammar. Two things I always recommend: read the script aloud, and read, read, read as much as you can about screenwriting.


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