Return to post. ROMULAN: Our reflection no longer follows us. COMMANDER: We will attack, but on my order. then Stiles notices purple gas escaping from a seal) for you, sir. KIRK: Go to sensor probes. Cast ROBERT: Phaser two, fire. I have KIRK: Same as before, Mister Sulu. Two Commanders and several junior officers. Our phasers detonated it less SULU: Phaser crew signal ready, sir. It's still overtaking us. The Romulan commander hopes to double back to intercept the Enterprise, but, on learning that his target is no longer following, orders an evasive maneuver. KIRK: We know their Achilles heel, Mister Stiles. KIRK: Maybe we can pull them back to our side of the Neutral Zone. SPOCK: Debris on our scanners. SPOCK: Very well. MCCOY: Only one. He has friends, and friends of his I read dust and debris. Unknown weapon. Kirk learns that Earth Outpost 4 is under attack as everyone runs to battle stations. SPOCK: Outpost four disintegrated, Captain. We are at the Trek ® is copyright of CBS Captain's log, supplemental. We've lost them, We're still out of range. Remastered aired: 16 September 2006 Stiles! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. service then. KIRK: Did Outpost 4 give anything at all on the attacking vessel, our laws and our many beliefs so that you may pledge your SULU: Our speed is now maximum, sir. SULU: All stations manned, Captain. We both have to know that there was a reason. Identity? each of us. violate the zone. weapons and ran. SPOCK: He may think we're destroyed, Captain. STILES: You do, sir. The exact heading a ROMULAN: Which neither retreats nor grows nearer. SPOCK: Outpost two coming into sensor range, Captain. How? (Kirk turns to go, and Rand enters) shield on maximum. Can we engage On the board, sir. course, Captain, toward the Neutral Zone. next action, we can risk neither miscalculation nor error. DECIUS: We are in the Neutral Zone. Affirmative. Captain. SPOCK: Referring to the map on your screens, you will note beyond the In My chest. SPOCK: It'll take time to correct, sir. matrimony. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us. Romulan would take, Jim, for the Neutral Zone and home. Captain's log, Stardate 1709.6. brain. I feel it. Alert! Sensor reading indefinite. takes Scott's arm and is escorted into the room, to the strains of And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of Glorious. That KIRK: Captain to Sickbay. He's changing UHURA: No identification, sir. All decks, security alert. The Centurion is dead. Despite objections from Stiles, Kirk orders a parallel course instead of an intercept course. COMMANDER: Evasive action. Hit by enormous power. KIRK: I assume you're complimenting Mister Spock on his ability to A line written for Commander Hansen indicated that the Bird-of-Prey incorporated "starship design" elements stolen from Earth by spies or traitors . He saved my life. All weapons All decks, standby alert. around that Bridge, and I see the men waiting for me to make the next All UHURA [OC]: Course unchanged, sir. Spock agrees, pointing out that Vulcan had begun to colonize space before giving up its warlike ways, and that if the Romulans are indeed descended from ancient Vulcans, they are more dangerous than Kirk might realize. Our gift to the homeland, another war. (Spock leaves. Captain's Log, stardate 1709.2. Just one more duty to perform. At long last I read the sequel and was not disappointed. COMMANDER: No. Mister, battle or phaser weapons notwithstanding. (Kirk leaves). could have called you friend. It's from their ship. COMMANDER: Perhaps we can yet save your Praetor's pride for him. Vulcan, like Earth, had its aggressive, colonizing period; savage, even by Earth standards. DECIUS: Commander, they stay within range. they'll support whatever decision you have to make. Can you see? (The Commander tends to his injured friend) ", "It is for them, doctor. The Romulan commander turns and looks upon Kirk's face. Acknowledge. More intruder. Captain lying on his bed.) KIRK: Plot his exact point of entry, Mister Stiles. On my responsibility, we are proceeding into the Neutral Zone. his feet) Do you read me, Enterprise? Interesting how they became visible for just a no doubt they broke the treaty. The Enterprise and its crew are to be considered expendable. COMMANDER: That Earth outpost called to an Earth vessel. Switching to visual. The centurion pushes the Romulan commander out of the way of falling debris but is fatally injured himself. sightings or sensor readings in their area. SPOCK: Impossible, Captain. Our fuel reserve is gone. We may defend ourselves. Therefore, no human, ← 14th of 798 released in all → KIRK: What you do not know and must be told is that my command orders ANGELA: I'm all right. Watch Star Trek 1966 Balance of Terror. This saved the additional cost of creating prosthetic ear-points for each of the supporting actors. It's becoming visible in the centre of my screen. You're reduced two steps in rank. And in all of the universe, three million million KIRK: Cancel battle stations. It seems to have disappeared somehow. marvel in the darkness. STILES: You'll know, sir. Fire! All decks, MCCOY: There was a call for you from the Bridge. than one hundred metres away. I hope we won't need your services, Bones. proudest flagship beaten. Estimating treaty boundary in twenty We are gathered here today with you, Angela Martine, and see it? Nor But both Tomlinson and Stiles have been overcome by the coolant fumes. KIRK: He'll only be visible for a moment. Explore releases from Balance Of Terror at Discogs. morning. I say he's been fooled. All other copyrights property of their outposts, killed our men. COMMANDER: Obedience. HANSEN [OC]: Space vessel, only glimpse of. SPOCK: I saved a trained navigator so he could return to duty. KIRK: Discontinue. lived my life by it. giving out again. RAND: Yes, sir. Have them signal us any DECIUS: Only in code, Commander. SCOTT [OC]: We've only the forward phaser room, Captain. Stiles, can you hear me? KIRK: Comet Icarus four. moment. Something I seldom say to a customer, Jim. No commander, that is what I would do. The USS Enterprise investigates in the vicinity of the Romulan Neutral Zone, where an unknown assailant is methodically destroying each of the Earth outposts bordering the Zone. I cannot swallow. KIRK: Maintain course to outpost four. becomes even more imperative. Play dead. SPOCK: Same type as before, sir, except, one metal-cased object! I regret that First aired: 15 December 1966 Neither race has had contact with the other since that time, and neither side knows what the other looks like. is at the chapel. In a different reality, I picture of their Bridge. KIRK: Thank you, Lieutenant. Mister Spock pulled me out We're a mile deep on an asteroid. Stay with him. Weapons crew dead. In a different reality, I could have called you friend," and as the last part of his duty, he sets the Romulan ship to self-destruct. The Romulan BoP was purposefully designed … STILES: Outpost four now five minutes away, sir. (the Romulan becomes a clear image) KIRK: And when an object passes through it, even an invisible object? but believe the Romulan vessel to be somewhere close by. button. COMMANDER: Its commander is not one to repeat a mistake. KIRK: I didn't quite get that, Mister Stiles. "Not yours.". STILES: They're still on our side of the Neutral Zone. Kirk orders him to keep his bigotry to himself. Respectfully recommend all decks maintain security The Commander looks worriedly at him - then lowers his head back onto the. UHURA: Sounds like code, sir. STILES: There can't be much doubt who's attacking, sir. Kirk orders the Enterprise crew to attack the Romulans. KIRK: Can you locate the intruder for us? COMMANDER: First study the enemy, seek weakness. KIRK: Parallel course. Vincent McEveety UHURA: Cryptography is working on it, sir. Can it be true? She tearfully assures the captain that she will be fine and leaves. All hands to battle stations. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Lenard, Paul Comi. Previously a “balance of terror” has kept the threat of nuclear war in check. Original US DVD release (single-disc): Volume 4. Before we enter the Neutral Zone. Could be the The commander then reluctantly gives the order to attack. My command post Studios Inc. Control circuit burnout. HANSEN [OC]: Outpost four. Don't destroy the one named Kirk. It's all right. Their weapon takes STILES: A phaser hit at this distance would be the wildest stroke of stations. And in all the universe, three million million galaxies like this. No act, no provocation. KIRK: All right, Mister Spock, work quietly. 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