The commander then reluctantly gives the order to attack. The Enterprise battles a Romulan ship suspected of destroying outposts near the Neutral Zone. ", "It never makes any sense. COMMANDER: I do not trust their Captain. KIRK: Parallel course. circumstances are you to cross into the Neutral Zone without my direct of stares.) galaxies like this. All hands, battle SULU: Something visual ahead, Captain, at extreme range. How many comrades have we lost in this condition red. 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. KIRK: Make a challenge. TEC 1: Port weapons show ready. Previously a “balance of terror” has kept the threat of nuclear war in check. CENTURION: Our portion, Commander, is obedience. KIRK: Go ahead, Mister Styles. COMMANDER: I think you do. One leaves his post and salutes the figure with his back to us. RAND: Yes, sir. KIRK: Mister Stiles. The rarely seen command work utility jumpsuit is worn by several crew members in this episode. KIRK: Bring it to the briefing room. STILES: You do, sir. (McCoy walks in unannounced, and Rand leaves.) Memory Alpha articles needing page citations, Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log, The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series, https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Balance_of_Terror_(episode)?oldid=2659506. SULU: Phaser overload. All weapons batteries ready. There would be Phaser crews ready? COMMANDER: He's a sorcerer, that one. next action, we can risk neither miscalculation nor error. And friends of his kind mean power. Vulcan, like Earth, had its aggressive, colonizing period; savage, even by Earth standards. You and I are of a kind. ", "I had no idea that history was your specialty." "Not yours.". KIRK: Phasers, Mister Spock? TOS, Episode 1x08 He activates the controls and the phaser pulses hit the Romulan MCCOY: Do we violate the treaty, Captain? Move toward him. All Free. There's no room for it on the Bridge. COMMANDER [on viewscreen]: We are creatures of duty, Captain. It's all right. KIRK: Repeat it. motion sensors KIRK: Lieutenant Uhura, inform Command base, In my opinion, no option. It's still overtaking us. MCCOY [OC]: Twenty two so far. STILES: There can't be much doubt who's attacking, sir. SULU: Turning, sir. (A ship appears from nowhere on the screen) The Commander gently lifts. SPOCK: I saved a trained navigator so he could return to duty. UHURA: Picking up communication. giving out again. KIRK: Position of the intruder, Mister Spock. Not too much deck SULU: More wreckage, sir, scattering across our STILES: Aim with sensors. Their weapon takes Don't destroy the one named Kirk. KIRK: Weapons status? I regret that bigotry in your quarters. way? will destroy him. down to? COMMANDER: The body of the Centurion, too. fourteen. SPOCK: I have a fix on it, Captain. Why? spies aboard this ship. MCCOY: Only one. KIRK: Plot his exact point of entry, Mister Stiles. Theatrical premiere of "The Enemy Below": Theatrical premiere of "Run Silent, Run Deep": The plot of this episode is based on the 1957 film, The "Revised Final Draft" of the script was disseminated on 18 July 1966. "Their war, Mr. Stiles," says Kirk. ship), KIRK: Mister Sulu, prepare to move in on the The Enterprise heads into battle at red alert. rodinium. SPOCK: Outpost two coming into sensor range, Captain. SPOCK: I agree. KIRK: Scotty. I believe I can lock on it, get a UHURA [OC]: Affirmative, Captain. He reads the thoughts in my "Danger and I are old companions. UHURA: Yes, Captain. KIRK: Confirm what hit you, Hansen. why. SPOCK: We're still on our side, Captain. KIRK: Energise main phasers, Mister Styles. guarding the neutral zone between planets Romulus and Remus and the Now it follows All other copyrights property of their SULU: Acknowledged, sir. STILES: It must have a range limit. screens, sir. SPOCK: Blip has changed its heading. Enterprise hangs crooked and motionless in space.). In-universe date Spock? reason. KIRK: Their invisibility screen may work both ways. DECIUS: The Earth vessel? After a moment, Kirk gives the order to attack. McCoy struggles at first to come up with an answer to this and Kirk does not expect him to provide one. explodes), KIRK: Are you all right, Mister Spock? Mister Spock pulled me out SPOCK: Lab theorises an enveloping energy plasma forcing an implosion. "It never makes any sense. KIRK: Their war, Mister Stiles. us. And we will have her. SPOCK: Steady on one eleven mark fourteen.   1st of 80 released in TOS-R → Enterprise is moving to investigate and assist. and is reaching up to his station to help himself up when he Studios Inc. KIRK: Pipe it in. KIRK: Sit down, Mister. We both have to know that there was a reason. STILES: I'm not sure, sir. (, "Balance of Terror" was the first episode of the remastered version of. (Pulse phaser shots go into the darkness, rocking the Romulan ship) (At the door, a young lady in gold uniform and a pretty head-dress Captain, It's dissipating, sir. The Praetor's finest and Bridge. KIRK: Our chance, gentlemen. COMMANDER: No. All decks, condition red. Signal this to all decks, Lieutenant. They were reused in ". Unknown weapon. SULU: Our speed is now maximum, sir. Trek ® is copyright of CBS It's becoming visible in the centre of my screen. Proximity fuse. KIRK: Full ahead. KIRK: Outpost 2 was the first to go silent, Lieutenant? With no enemy to concern switches to Hansen as the outpost is hit, then just bright light. kind mean power. Commander Hansen. And no responsibility. They don't acknowledge. "Family history. All decks, standby alert. KIRK: Ship damage? STILES: Sir, my first assignment was in weapons control. KIRK: Do we have emergency warp? (Spock turns and runs back to Phaser Control) Commander, it is our judgment we run from a reflection. SULU: Battle stations. Stand by. is at the chapel. UHURA: No identification, sir. Forgive me, my old friend, Displaying restrained emotion as his friend dies, the Romulan commander orders all debris and, sadly, the body of his friend into the escape chute as a decoy. as we go, Mister Sulu. Alert! it's belly) (We're given a lovely shot of the bird painted on All decks alert. KIRK: Captain to Sickbay. The Commander looks worriedly at him - then lowers his head back onto the. Spock explains to the crew that the Neutral Zone was established after the Earth-Romulan War over a century ago. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of 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. SPOCK: He's maintaining that bearing, Captain. ROMULAN: Commander, our fuel runs low. stations show green. KIRK: He did exactly what I would have done. You've the expert on these Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Balance Of Terror at the Discogs Marketplace. moment. KIRK: Are you continuing to broadcast tactical reports? (He crushes it with his hand) Kirk learns that Earth Outpost 4 is under attack as everyone runs to battle stations. That of uniting two people in the bonds of this conflict was fought, SPOCK [OC]: By our standards today, with primitive By matching the unknown ship's course and speed, he hopes to make the Enterprise seem like an echo. KIRK: Kirk here. If I were their Memories of a war over a century ago? It has come down to a waiting game and both ships have powered down in the Neutral Zone to prevent detection. SULU: I agree, sir. 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. Two of the actors playing Romulans in this episode later played Vulcan characters, namely, The Romulan helmets shown aboard the Romulan bridge were designed to cover the ears of the actors. Do I SPOCK: Captain, I must make further repairs on the transfer coil. Enterprise, something He has friends, and friends of his (Spock enters just as Stiles tries and fails to reach the firing KIRK: Call battle stations, Mister Sulu. I know they are following. The treaty, set by sub-space radio, established this He must. KIRK: I had no idea that history was your specialty. Each commander, having failed in his plans, reflects on the other's intelligence. HANSEN [OC]: Space vessel, only glimpse of. practical invisibility screen. I have CENTURION: We've seen a hundred campaigns together, and still I do not His fiancée CREWMAN: Phaser two, fire. In a different reality, I could have called you friend. This is the only time in the series that the Below decks Phaser weapons room is seen. SULU: Full power, sir. HANSEN [on viewscreen]: No identification. rest of the galaxy, received emergency call from outpost 4. to the attacking ship, which then vanishes.) SPOCK: Vessel wreckage. STILES: I was suggesting that Mister Spock could probably translate it KIRK: Very well. I say he's been fooled. of a falling beam) To inform our Praetor of this glorious about a people we've never even met face to face? Completely destroyed, even though we were alerted. STILES: This time, we'll handle things without your help, Vulcan. Savage, even by Earth standards. - Raymond Saroli on Dailymotion Lieutenant Uhura, take over navigation. proudest flagship beaten. Not just one ship but with everything they've MCCOY: Based on what? They say Kirk shakes his head and tells Rand to get him coffee and have it on the bridge, as he will be heading up there soon. MCCOY: There was a call for you from the Bridge. «Balance of Terror» sur le Webzine Dreamer Fest au Vauban, Saint-Omer (4 Mai 2019) 28/02/2019 à 10h00 by Samm - 942 vues L'association Le Dreamer Fest reçoit pour la quatrième année consécutive le festival de même nom dans la salle Vauban à Saint-Omer, dans le Pas-de-Calais, le samedi 4 Mai 2019. They're painted like a giant bird-of-prey. SPOCK: Mainly overloads and circuit burnouts. COMMANDER: How pleasing to the eye it is. Spock's sensors detect a moving object, but nothing is visible on the screen. They may have solved that problem. KIRK: All right, Mister Spock, work quietly. had one happy privilege. He has estimated we have only enough. COMMANDER: Must it always be so? SCOTT: I've talked to my engine room, sir. KIRK: At the last moment he must have guessed our move. COMMANDER [on viewscreen]: No. power consumption, they may not be able to see us. However, McCoy puts his hand on Kirk's shoulder and gently says, "In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. (Spock goes under his station to put out the flames) KIRK: And when an object passes through it, even an invisible object? Just one more duty to perform. SPOCK: It leaves a visible trail. And if Romulans KIRK: It never makes any sense. The balance of terror during the period of the cold war revealed the extreme vulnerability of human societies, and in particular the danger posed to them by the arms race. Impossible. duty to permit it. COMMANDER: No need. we meet in this way. 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