In the 1960s, the U.S. Air Force mobilizes to intercept an unidentified flying object spotted over Omaha. The object is the Enterprise
, which was en route to Starbase 9 when it collided with a black hole. They’re unable to contact Starfleet and the engines are damaged, and pick up radio transmissions identifying when they are in time...Read the full recap
Kirk: This is very difficult to explain. We're from your future. A time warp placed us here. It was an accident.
Christopher: You seem to have a lot of them.
Christopher: I never have believed in little green men.
Spock: Neither have I, Captain Christopher.
Kirk: (to Spock) Your logic can be most... annoying.
Computer: Computed and recorded, dear.
Kirk: Computer, you will not address me in that manner. Compute.
Christopher: Too bad, Captain. Maybe I can't go home, but neither can you. You're as much a prisoner in time as I am.
Kirk: But in our society, he'd be useless. Archaic.
McCoy: Maybe he could be retrained, re-educated.
Kirk: Now you're sounding like Spock.
McCoy: If you're going to get nasty, I'm going to leave.
Kirk: You said you had some additional information, Mr. Spock?
Spock: I made an error in my computations.
McCoy: Oh? This could be an historic occasion.
McCoy: How long have they been down there now?
Spock: 15 minutes, 28 seconds.
McCoy: Well, shouldn't they be coming up?
Spock: It is a fact, Doctor, that prowling by stealth is more time-consuming than a direct approach. In our case...
McCoy: Shouldn't you be working on your time warp calculations, Mr. Spock?
Spock: (looking off into space) I am.
Kirk: Uh...Colonel, would you mind being careful with that?
Colonel: That worries you, huh? Is that a radio, transmitter of some kind?
Kirk: Of some kind.
Colonel: You can be more specific than that, Kirk. I don't like mysteries. [waves phaser around]
Kirk: If you don't stop being careless with that, you'll have one-- a big one.
Colonel: What is that? Is that a uniform of some kind?
Kirk: This little thing? Something I slipped on.
Kirk: All right, Colonel. The truth is, I'm a little green man from Alpha Centauri, a beautiful place. You ought to see it.
Colonel: I am going to lock you up for 200 years.
Kirk: That ought to be just about right.
Colonel Fellini promises to throw Kirk in jail "for about 200 years." Kirk replies under his breath that that "ought to be just about right." But in fact, the Original series takes place 300 years in the future. A two hundred year prison sentence, should he somehow survive it, would still leave Kirk 100 years shy of the people and places he knows...
Captain Christopher is incorrectly listed as "Major" in the end credits.