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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Into Darkness
Screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Released April 2013


The genetically-enhanced, homicidal superman Khan rears his head in a different way in the new timeline.


Read the story summary of the movie at Memory Alpha


Didja Know?


The alias "John Harrison" for Khan came from the first draft of the "Space Seed" teleplay of the original TV series. In that draft, the character was called John Ericssen. The screenwriters thought that would be a little too obvious to major Star Trek fans and changed the last name to Harrison.


Khan's Caucasian look in this film (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch), as opposed to the "Asian" (actually Latino) look of the character (actor Ricardo Montalbán) in the original timeline, is later revealed in "Khan" Part 5 to be the result of cosmetic surgery performed by Section 31 on the mind-wiped Khan to prevent him from realizing who he really is. Khan eventually comes to the realization anyway.


The film borrows many elements from the original timeline's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. And a few from Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country.


Some critics see the film as an allegory to the conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorists attacks in the United States in 2001.


Actor Peter Weller (as Admiral Marcus) is known for his genre rolls in 1984's The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and the first two Robocop films.


The Enterprise's warp core scenes were shot at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


Didja Notice?


The planet in the prelude of the film is called Nibiru. This may be a reference to the alleged "twelfth planet" of the ancient Sumerians (twelfth because the Sumerians supposedly counted our current 8 planets of the solar system, plus Pluto, the Moon, and the Sun) called Nibiru, according to the theories of Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), a scholar on ancient Mesopotamia who went on to write a number of books about his theories, centered around ideas of ancient astronauts playing pivotal roles in human history. At the end of the prelude sequence, the primitive aliens have seen the Enterprise and begin drawing its image in the ground, seeming awed and worshipful, a callback to Sitchin's own theories.


At 1:16 on the DVD, notice that the pathway Kirk is running on as he attempts to escape from the Nibirans with the sacred scroll he's stolen is made up of hexagonal stones. Some of the stones along the edges of the path are raised up higher than others. It is quite reminiscent of the pathway leading to V'Ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (Although there are occasions of vaguely hexagonal natural volcanic stone formations known on Earth, such as the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland; the region of Nibiru seen in the film is volcanic as well.)
Giant's Causeway (from Wikipedia)
V'ger pathway
Nibiru pathway V'ger pathway


The beast of burden which Kirk stuns with his phaser, erroneously thinking it hostile, is a modified version of the drakoulias seen on Delta Vega in "The Vengeance of Nero"; production materials refer to this beast as a niborilla.


The chase of Kirk and McCoy through the Nibiran jungle by the natives was likely inspired by the similar chase in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the Hovitos chase Indiana Jones in the prelude sequence of the 1981 film.


After jumping off the cliff into the sea at 5:33 on the DVD, notice that Kirk and McCoy have shed their disguising robes, which are now floating near the surface as the two swim off to the submerged Enterprise.


Notice that at 6:44 on the DVD, a blob of falling lava from the erupting volcano destroys the natives' temple structure and is witnessed by the natives who were pursuing Kirk and McCoy. It's possible that, in addition to the awe-inspiring sight of the Enterprise lifting off from the sea and into the sky, they also interpret Kirk as a god who has saved their lives by luring them out of the temple just before the catastrophe.


Attempting to discourage Kirk from breaking the Prime Directive in sending the Enterprise to the volcano to rescue him, Spock states "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few". In the 1982 film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Spock-Prime quotes these words from the Vulcan philosopher Surak. The current Spock also used similar phrasing in "Countdown" Part 4, The Assassination Game, and the novelized elements of "The Vengeance of Nero".


At various times during the Enterprise bridge sequences, beeping/blooping sounds similar to those heard on the bridge in the original Star Trek TV series can heard. A sample: bridge sounds


At 10:36 on the DVD, notice that the Nibiran holding the sacred scroll simply drops it to the ground in favor of observing the outline of the Enterprise the elder is drawing in the dirt, a further indication that Kirk's actions have altered this alien culture.


The scene of the Harewoods waking up in London is said to be stardate 2259.55.


At 11:17 on the DVD, what would seem to be an antique analog clock is seen on Thomas Harewood's nightstand.


   The view of London outside Harewood's window at 11:39 on the DVD shows a futuristic cityscape with the exception of St. Paul's Cathedral on the right side of the screen, an actual historical landmark, and the London Eye on the left, a Ferris wheel on the River Thames erected in 1999. The Eye seems to be too close to the cathedral in comparison to where it is located currently; I suppose the Eye could have been moved for some reason in the intervening centuries.

   Also, the sun is rising in the west in this shot! I don't think anybody changed the Earth's rotation in the intervening centuries!

   Again in this same shot, is it just me, or is there a Viper (from Battlestar Galactica) flying through the shot on the right-hand side of the screen? It's distant, so it's hard to tell, but it appears to have two downward sloping wings, a dark (hollow?) nose, and banks into a turn, just like a Viper. 


   The Harewood's go to visit their terminally ill young daughter at Royal Children's Hospital. This would seem to be a fictional facility, since the only Royal Children's Hospital in the current day is in Melbourne, Australia. It's possible the Melbourne hospital has added facilities in other countries in the centuries since.

   Note that an aerial ambulance is parked in front of the hospital.


At 13:25 on the DVD, we see a phonograph and, possibly, an old two-dimensional chess set in Kirk's quarters on Earth. This may be an early hint of his fondness for antiques, as originally revealed in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. The record on the phonograph turntable is playing "Body Movin’", a 1998 song by the Beastie Boys. Kirk was also presented listening to the Beastie Boys ("Sabotage") in "Parallels".


According to co-writer Damon Lindelof, the two cat-tailed women Kirk wakes up with at 13:33 on the DVD are Caitians, the same felinoid species as M'Ress, a character seen regularly in the animated Star Trek series of 1973-74.


As Kirk and Spock head to Admiral Pike's office, not knowing what awaits them there, Kirk speculates that they are going to be given the new 5-year deep space mission. In the original Star Trek TV series, the Enterprise was said to be on a 5-year mission to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and civilizations. Although they do not get the assignment here as Kirk expects, it is awarded them at the end of the movie.


Notice at 15:10 on the DVD that Pike is now out of his wheelchair, albeit walking with a cane.


Kirk reminds Pike that he has not lost a single crewmember since he took command of the Enterprise. But, in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Part 2, Ensign Kelso was killed by Gary Mitchell and then Mitchell was killed by Kirk himself!


The medical readout at 18:20 on the DVD reveals that Thomas Harewood's daughter is named Lucille. For some reason, her temperature shows as very low to start with, 32.5° Celsius, much lower than the human norm of 37° C. If her ailment was causing the low temperature, you'd think the doctors would be using some artificial means of keeping it up, instead of just having her lying in bed; perhaps her body temp is being kept deliberately low for some reason to keep her alive. As Khan's blood enters her system, the temperature starts to climb back up.


At 18:41 on the DVD, notice that a flag of the United Federation of Planets sits in between the two Union Jacks on the Kelvin Memorial Archive building.


Presumably the Kelvin Memorial Archive was named after the USS Kelvin, which was destroyed in battle with the Narada in "Rebirth" while under the command of Kirk's father, Lt. Commander George Kirk.


After Starfleet takes command of the Enterprise away from Kirk and gives it back to Pike, Pike tells him he will become the first officer and Spock will be transferred to the Bradbury


Admiral Marcus holds his meeting about the attack at the Kelvin Archive in the Daystrom Conference Room at Starfleet Headquarters. The room is likely named for Dr. Richard Daystrom, a genius computer scientist who appeared in the original TV series episode "The Ultimate Computer". The conference room has a light ring above the table, somewhat similar to the ring above the Enterprise briefing room seen in the two pilot episodes of the original TV series "The Cage" and "Where No Man as Gone Before".
Conference Room Briefing Room
Conference Room in Into Darkness Briefing room from "The Cage"


As Kirk looks through video footage of the aftermath of the Kelvin Archive explosion at 25:27 on the DVD, two people walking through the wreckage are identified on the screen as Corey Turner and Stephanie Ito. Corey Turner is the name of the executive stereographer (3D photography) on the film. Stephanie Ito is a production manager; though not credited on this film, it's likely she had some involvement.  

Khan uses a transwarp beaming device to escape Earth and hide out on Kronos. Scotty invented transwarp in "The Vengeance of Nero".


The coordinates on the transwarp beaming device show that Harrison beamed to the Ketha Province on Kronos, the Klingon homeworld. The Ketha lowlands were also mentioned as the birthplace of Klingon Chancellor Martok in the ST: DS9 episode "Once More Unto the Breach".


At 32:23 on the DVD, Admiral Marcus walks past a set of models in his office detailing the history of manned flight. From right to left are: the Wright Flyer I (the first successful airplane flight by the Wright Brothers, 1903); the Spirit of St. Louis (first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, by pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1927); a V-2 rocket (1943); the X-15, a joint USAF and NASA experimental aircraft (1959); a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (1960s); U.S. Apollo spacecraft (1960-70s); U.S. space shuttle (1981-2011); NASA Ares V launch vehicle (early 21st Century); an XCV 330 ring ship (first seen in an illustration of a previous ship called Enterprise on the recreation deck of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture); the Phoenix (Earth's first warp-drive ship, first seen in Star Trek: First Contact); the NX-Alpha (first seen in flashback in the ST: Enterprise episode "First Flight"); the USS Enterprise NX-01 (Captain Archer's ship in ST: Enterprise); the USS Kelvin (destroyed in battle with Narada in "Rebirth"); and the USS Vengeance (later shown to be the new military ship commanded by Marcus and designed by Khan).


If the Vengeance is still supposed to be a secret at this point, why would Marcus have a model of it in plain view in his public office?


It's possible that the writers named the USS Vengeance after the original title of the script for The Wrath of Khan, which was The Vengeance of Khan.


Admiral Marcus reveals that the Kelvin Memorial Archive was not really an archive. It was a top secret branch of Starfleet designated Section 31. This was a covert organization seen in episodes of ST-Enterprise and ST-DS9.


At 34:07 on the DVD, the shuttlecraft that carries Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Carol Wallace to the Enterprise is seen to be called the Takayama.


At 34:30 on the DVD, Dr. McCoy is seen to be wearing a pinky ring on his left hand. This is in homage to the one worn by actor DeForest Kelley (1920-1999) at all times, including during his tenure as Dr. McCoy in the original TV and movie series. (At 34:37, the ring is missing, but back again in the next shot in which his hand is visible.)


   Carol Wallace is later identified as Carol Marcus, the daughter of Admiral Marcus. "Wallace" was her mother's maiden name. Carol Marcus, of course, was one of Kirk's ex-lovers (and the mother of his son, David Marcus) in the original timeline in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. The Carol here speaks with an English accent, while the original timeline version did not.

   The name "Wallace" was borrowed by the screenwriters from the first draft of the Wrath of Khan script. There, the character of Carol Marcus was originally Janet Wallace, an old flame of Kirk's who had first appeared in the original series episode "The Deadly Years".


When Kirk reassumes command of the Enterprise, the ship is docked at a space station in Earth orbit. It looks as if it is probably Starbase 1, first seen in "The Vengeance of Nero". 


Scotty refuses to sign for the new top secret photon torpedoes since they are shielded and Starfleet will not release the specifications for them to him, and he resigns his position, returning to Earth, along with Keenser, stating that Admiral Marcus' actions are essentially illegal, just as Spock has also told Kirk. Kirk then promotes Chekov to the chief engineer position. So, it would seem that Chekov signed for the torpedoes. Is Chekov something of a Yes Man? Or is it merely a symptom of his youth and inexperience?


At 40:45 on the DVD, one of the Starfleet ships docked at the space station as the Enterprise leaves appears to have only half a disk in its saucer section. Is this an unknown class of Starfleet vessel? 

When Kirk heads down to the surface of Kronos with Spock and Uhura, Sulu remarks this is the first time he as been given the conn. However, the later-published-but-earlier-chronologically novel The Unsettling Stars has Sulu taking the conn shortly after the events of "The Vengeance of Nero".


Kirk and his away team take a trade ship confiscated during the Mudd incident "last month" to the surface of Kronos in order to avoid being identified as Starfleet. This ship was intercepted by the Enterprise in "Countdown to Darkness" Part 2, piloted by a woman who would seem to be the daughter of Harry Mudd who appeared in two popular episodes of the original TV series, "Mudd's Women" and "I, Mudd", and the animated series episode "Mudd's Passion", as well as a number of appearances in comic books and novels.


At 45:25 on the DVD, we see a shuttlecraft called the Warrant. It is later used by Drs. Marcus and McCoy to take one of Admiral Marcus' new torpedoes to the surface of a planetoid in order to disarm it and discover its true cargo.


At 46:01 on the DVD, as Kirk, Spock, and Uhura head to the surface of Kronos, we see what appears to be Praxis, the moon of Kronos, half blown apart. In the original timeline, Praxis was destroyed due to careless overmining of dilithium in 2293, as seen in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country; our current story takes place in 2259. "Khan" Part 4 reveals that Khan, as John Harrison, implemented a plan for Section 31 that brought about the destruction of the moon.


The Klingon D4 class vessel that pursues Kirk's trade ship over the Ketha Province appears to be a smaller version of the Klingon ship that menaced the Enterprise in "Countdown to Darkness" Part 4.


During Uhura's conversation with the Klingons after landing in the Ketha Province, note that the translated subtitles shift colors as the lighting in the environment around them does


At 52:55 on the DVD, notice that Uhura pulls a knife from her Klingon assaulter's own armor and stabs him with it. Klingons are known to hide numerous weapons on their person and it may be that Uhura knew of likely locations for another blade to be concealed.


At 54:29 on the DVD, notice that one of the Klingons is carrying a bat'leth, the traditional Klingon sword of honor seen in stories of the Next Generation era Star Trek TV series. Bat'leth


Khan gives Kirk some coordinates in the Earth system to investigate, which turns out to be the location of a secret facility of Section 31 orbiting Jupiter's moon Io. 


1:00:50 on the DVD, the entrance of the Port of San Francisco is seen at the bottom of the screen. It appears to still have the same design as the facility used today.
Port of San Francisco (Star Trek)
Port of San Francisco (Star Trek) Modern day Port of San Francisco (photo by Celeste Carswell)


The song playing in the night club where Scotty and Keenser are hanging out is the 2005 song "The Growl" by Conway in the U.S. release of the film. Some other countries have a different song playing in this scene. (See the song list at Memory Alpha.)


At 1:01:31 on the DVD, Scotty appears to have a bottle of Budweiser sitting in front of him at the club. The Budweiser brand was also seen in the "Parallels" study of the Abrams Star Trek movie.


At 1:01:50 on the DVD, notice that Keenser steals one of Scotty's full shot glasses.


Carol Marcus mentions to Kirk that she is a friend of Christine Chapel, who has transferred to the outer frontier. Carol gives the impression that Chapel was one of Kirk's past conquests; she was mentioned briefly as being a nurse aboard the Enterprise in "The Vengeance of Nero". In the original timeline, there was no indication that Kirk had ever been romantically involved with her.


At 1:04:42 on the DVD, notice that when Carol tells Kirk to turn around after he stares at her in her undergarments, as his head quickly turns away, a swishing sound is heard in an amusing bleed-over from the next scene, which reveals the sound to be the opening of the turbolift doors on the bridge.


Dr. McCoy tells Dr. Marcus that he once performed an emergency c-section on a pregnant Gorn. The Gorn were previously seen in the new timeline in the Star Trek video game that came out shortly before this film (see "Gorn, But Not Forgotten"), and McCoy mentions this off-screen birth over the communicator to Kirk during the course of the game.


Notice at 1:08:49 on the DVD, that Scotty, upon seeing the USS Vengeance in the mysterious space dock over Io, seems about to say "holy shit", getting out only "holy" before the scene cuts to the swish of opening doors on the Enterprise in the next scene. 


The medical tunic worn by McCoy at 1:08:54 on the DVD is vaguely reminiscent of the one worn by him in the original TV series.


Khan seems to imply that his sleeper ship (the Botany Bay) was discovered when Starfleet began searching deep space for a new Vulcan homeworld after the destruction of Vulcan in "The Vengeance of Nero". 


72 of Khan's followers have been placed in stasis and hidden inside Khan's specially designed photon torpedoes. This is the same number of Khan's followers who survived their cryo-suspension on the Botany Bay in the original series episode "Space Seed".


Khan ridicules Spock as unable to even break a rule, let alone bone. Near the end of the film, Spock breaks Khan's arm.


R2-D2, the little droid from the Star Wars films, appears once again as a piece of debris (as he did in "The Vengeance of Nero") at 1:18:10 on the DVD.


Here, Scotty sabotages the technologically superior Vengeance. In Star Trek: The Search for Spock, he sabotaged the technologically superior Excelsior.


After Scotty sabotages the Vengeance long enough to prevent the Enterprise's destruction, Kirk calls Scotty a miracle worker. Scotty was often referred to as such in the original timeline.


Justifying his collusion with Khan against Admiral Marcus, Kirk quotes the adage, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Spock claims the adage is an old Arab proverb coined by a prince later beheaded by his "friend". This does not appear to be true in our current accounting of the phrase's origins, which acknowledge the Indian philosopher Kautilya (370-283 BC) as the originator of the progenitor phrase, "The king who is likewise situated close to the enemy, but separated from the conqueror only by the enemy, is termed the friend (of the conqueror)."


Khan tells Kirk that the Vengeance is a Dreadnought-class ship, twice the size and three times the speed of the Enterprise. "Dreadnought" is a term used to describe a heavily-armed type of battleship.


McCoy experiments with Khan's highly regenerative blood by injecting it into a deceased tribble. I orginally speculated in this study that it's possible that the dead tribble is one left over from the Enterprise's tribble adventure in "The Truth About Tribbles". An article at the end of Star Trek #50, "Continuing Voyages in a Four-Color Frontier", seems to confirm this, revealing that the dead tribble that McCoy resurrects with Khan's blood here is the same tribble that died of old age in "The Truth About Tribbles" Part 2.


After taking command of the Vengeance, Khan tells Spock he will target the Enterprise's life support section, depriving the crew of oxygen. In "Space Seed", Khan took over the Enterprise by cutting off the oxygen, disabling the crew.


At 1:34:59 on the DVD, Dr. McCoy says, "Dammit, man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!"


Notice that the bridge, corridors, and other sections of the Vengeance are all dark colored, unlike the white coloring of the Enterprise interiors.


As the Enterprise is being tossed around in the plunge through Earth's atmosphere, McCoy admits to Carol that he gets seasick.


During the plunge through the atmosphere, we see that the bridge crew has deployable harnesses built into their chairs to hold them in their seats. During episodes of the various TV series of the original timeline, the starships seemingly had no harnesses or seat belts and personnel would frequently be thrown all around during space battles.


Notice during Kirk and Scotty's run through the Enterprise as it plunges through Earth's atmosphere that they run along the walls at times as the ship twists in its fall.


At 1:45:10 on the DVD, notice that several shuttlecraft are falling through the lopsided hangar bay in the background.


In order to enter the radiation-drenched warp core chamber uninhibited, Kirk knocks out Scotty with a punch, just as Spock knocked out McCoy (with a nerve pinch) to repair the warp drive in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.


At 1:47:09 on the DVD, the platinum-haired woman on the bridge may be Lt. Zahra. I point out in other Star Trek studies how Lt. Zahra started out as a young, black lieutenant, gradually becoming more Caucasian in appearance with each new appearance in the comic book series until becoming the white, platinum-haired woman who currently appears.


At 1:47:18 on the DVD, Sulu's and Spock's harnesses have vanished, but are back again in the next scene.


Kirk sacrifices himself to restart the Enterprise's warp core, while Spock mourns his death. In Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, it was the opposite, with Spock sacrificing his life.


Dying in the radiation chamber after bringing the warp core back online, Kirk asks Spock how the ship is and Spock replies, "Out of danger," similar to dialog between Kirk and Spock, but oppositely, in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.


When Kirk and Spock press their hands against the transparent barrier within/without the radiation containment chamber, notice that Spock places his fingers in the form of the Vulcan salute and Kirk then spreads his fingers to match the gesture. The salute means "live long and prosper" or "peace and long life". The salute was originally devised by Leonard Nimoy as Spock in the original series episode "Amok Time" and it was a Jewish gesture he learned as a child, which stands for "the Almighty", i.e. God.


At 1:53:34 on the DVD, a structure in San Francisco Bay appears to be the San Francisco Bay Stadium, first seen in the ST: Enterprise episode "Home".


At 1:53:42 on the DVD, the Vengeance takes out Alcatraz Island in its crash into San Francisco Bay. This may also be a reference to the J.J. Abrams produced 2012 TV show Alcatraz which lasted only one season on the Fox network.


The Vengeance crashes into San Francisco Bay. Kirk's commandeered Klingon Bird of Prey also crashed in the bay in Star Trek: The Voyage Home.


The Vengeance comes to a stop just short of the Transamerica Pyramid.


The transporter officer on duty when Spock beams down to San Francisco to capture Khan was played by Christopher Doohan, son of James Doohan who played Scotty in the original TV and film series.


At 1:56:09 on the DVD, what may be an Orion woman is seen on the streets of San Francisco (note the green skin).


At 1:56:20 on the DVD, a San Francisco trolley car is seen on the left of the screen. The city's trolleys have been famous since their inception in 1873 and are a well-known tourist draw today. 


At 1:56:21 on the DVD, an "M" is seen on a traffic signal post. "M" is traditionally a symbol of a metro transportation line, a rapid transit railway within a city and neighboring ones. San Francisco does have a metro line today, but the "M" seen here is actually representative of Los Angeles' metro, not Frisco's!    
        Metro   L.A. Metro   SF Metro


The behind-scenes-featurettes on the Blu-ray disc reveal that the hover vehicle on which Khan and Spock fight is a trash truck.


At 1:57:58 on the DVD, notice that Spock appears to have green blood on his left hand as he attempts to nerve pinch Khan.


When Kirk is regaining consciousness, he hears snippets of dialog from the first movie.


During the memorial at 2:02:05 on the DVD, the ships that fly overhead are in the missing man formation, used to honor fallen pilots.


During Kirk's speech at the rechristening of the Enterprise, he tells us that it is taking place nearly one year after the film's previous events. The implication is it that it took that long to repair all the damage suffered by the Enterprise in the course of our story.


The captain's oath spoken by Kirk at the memorial is the preamble that appears at the beginning of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, with "where no one has gone before" instead of the original Trek's "where no man has gone before". 


As the refurbished Enterprise leaves Earth at the end of the film, notice that the impulse engine array on the rear of the saucer section has been modified from the smaller one seen in the rest of the film, suggesting a new, improved impulse drive.

Original impulse engine new impulse engine


In the closing credits, the character of Lt. Hendorff is listed as Cupcake; this was the nickname given to him by Kirk just before their bar fight in "Parallels"


Unanswered Questions


Why does the Enterprise still have Mudd's trade ship aboard? Shouldn't it have been offloaded to some kind of spaceship impound yard by now?


Why has the Ketha Province of Kronos seemingly become essentially uninhabitable? Clearly it was once inhabited as evidenced by the ruins and structures covering the region. In the ST: DS9 episode "Once More Unto the Breach", the Ketha lowlands are said to be a farming area.


We don't hear Spock-Prime's answer to Spock's question as to how Khan was defeated in the prime timeline. What was it? By appealing to Khan's ego? By giving Khan what he wants and then using it against him?


    Now that McCoy has a tribble resurrected from death by Khan's super-blood, will it reproduce like crazy and produce more tribbles with super-blood? Would this make the tribbles' reproduction even harder to stop than it was in "The Truth About Tribbles" and the original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles"?

    For that matter, will the Federation use the blood of Khan and the other augments to resurrect the recently dead in the future? What about other medical applications of augment blood? Of course, since this type of genetic engineering is now allegedly illegal, the use of existing augment blood should be also. Shouldn't it? Has McCoy committed a crime (or a breach of medical ethics) by using it? 


Memorable Dialog


dammit man, that was our ride.wav

highly illogical.wav

I hate this!.wav

hide a starship on the bottom of the ocean.wav

nobody knows the rules better than you.wav

such action violates the prime directive.wav

we're trying to save you, dammit.wav

the needs of the many.wav

If Spock were here and I were there.wav

he's fine.wav

a five year mission.wav

I incorrectly assumed you would be truthful.wav


multiple attitudes.wav

never trust a Vulcan.wav

you haven't got an ounce of humility.wav

you were supposed to survey a planet.wav

playing God.wav

they've taken the Enterprise away from you.wav

I was demoted and you were reassigned.wav

all out war with the Klingons.wav

it is now my duty to strongly object to our mission parameters.wav

regulations aside.wav

I'm not going to take ethics lessons from a robot.wav

an additional science officer.wav

the more, the merrier.wav

there are plenty of straws.wav

I thought we were explorers.wav

do you accept my resignation?.wav

it's not you.wav

you, happy?.wav

this isn't going to be a problem, is it?.wav

the getaway car has a flat tire.wav

Mr. Sulu, you have the conn.wav

remind me never to piss you off.wav

just two seconds.wav

you didn't care.wav

the truth is precisely the opposite.wav

we all make mistakes.wav

James Tiberius Perfect Hair.wav

are you drunk?.wav

are you out of your corn-fed mind?.wav

don't agree with me, Spock.wav

govern your emotions, Doctor.wav

I have a reputation?.wav

a friend of Christine Chapel's.wav

stuck on a deserted planet with a gorgeous woman.wav

you are not there to flirt.wav

a pregnant Gorn.wav


my name is Khan.wav

I am better.wav

that's a hell of a ship.wav

it is our duty to carry out that sentence.wav

advanced warp.wav

what do you mean "someone"?.wav

the enemy of my enemy.wav

it's you, Spock.wav

you can't even guarantee the safety of your own crew.wav

what are you doing with that tribble?.wav

you're a real comfort.wav

Mr. Spock.wav

I am ashamed to be your daughter.wav

a man named Khan.wav

I have made a vow.wav

the most dangerous adversary.wav

I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician.wav

I'm pretty sure we're helping him.wav

you are smart, Mr. Spock.wav

Vulcans do not lie.wav

no ship should go down without her captain.wav

Spock's cold, but he's not that cold.wav

how's our ship.wav


tribble trilling.wav

don't be so melodramatic.wav

are you feeling homicidal, power-mad, despotic?.wav

you are welcome.wav

the captain's oath.wav

"captain" does have a nice ring to it.wav

purring like a kitten.wav

God help me.wav

I defer to your good judgment.wav

take us out.wav 


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