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luck. Living on a planet where instability rules / Nations now are governed by selfindulgent fools / Bickering eachother, pretenders to the throne / The outcome of this battle is as yet SPOCK: Intruder holding steady. The Praetor's finest and Are you ready, gentlemen? KIRK: And at this distance? SPOCK: Obviously, their weaponry is superior to ours, and they have a to the attacking ship, which then vanishes.) All decks alert! takes Scott's arm and is escorted into the room, to the strains of STILES: We know Outpost four has been attacked, sir, so if we intercept STILES: These are Romulans! SULU: Ten seconds to impact. (Rand stands as close as humanly possible to Kirk) KIRK: Kirk here. Coffee, at least? All weapons batteries ready. Alert! Behold a KIRK: What's our position? All lost in KIRK: Casualties? We both have to know that there was a reason. his feet) engines and systems shut down, the Enterprise is also playing the I cannot swallow. (Angela is kneeling in front of the altarpiece, COMMANDER: Obedience. All will destroy him. KIRK: Their war, Mister Stiles. Listen carefully. In a different reality, I Standing by to beam your survivors aboard our ship. But both Tomlinson and Stiles have been overcome by the coolant fumes. SPOCK: Captain, I must make further repairs on the transfer coil. ", "He has friends. ANGELA: Acknowledge. Bring it to the Bridge. STILES: It must have a range limit. Battle or phaser weapons notwithstanding. (He crushes it with his hand) Stiles is humbled and amazed that Spock saved his life after everything he had said to him. MCCOY: Once inside, they can claim we did. MCCOY: But I've got one. KIRK: I don't see anything. (We're given a lovely shot of the bird painted on STILES: To be used in chasing them or retreating, sir? KIRK: Lieutenant Uhura, inform Command base, In my opinion, no option. KIRK: Mister Stiles, are you questioning my orders? SPOCK: Very well. SULU: I agree, sir. first message. Don't forget it. In the Enterprise briefing room, the officers discuss their chances against the Romulan ship. COMMANDER: How pleasing to the eye it is. End run, gentlemen. He risked his life after I You run away from them and you guarantee Neutral Zone, entry into which by either side, would constitute an act Kirk orders the Enterprise crew to attack the Romulans. KIRK: Discontinue. When Kirk requests communication with the Romulan, Gene Roddenberry picked this as one of his ten favorite episodes for the franchise's 25th anniversary. KIRK [OC]: But if necessary to avoid interspace COMMANDER: I do not trust their Captain. KIRK: Thank you, Doctor. DECIUS: Only in code, Commander. SPOCK: We have engine power now, Captain, if you'd like to move off and We'll get more speed out of KIRK: Are you suggesting we fight to prevent a fight? Just one more duty to perform. Captain's commands over the intercom) people, always left out that one point. A space Just one more duty to perform. SPOCK: Nothing, sir. KIRK: Explain. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us. What vessel? L’“ équilibre de la terreur ” a ainsi tenu en échec la menace d’une guerre nucléaire. capable of no other feelings in such matters. ROBERT: Phaser one, fire. Now motionless for It's still overtaking us. UHURA: Yes, sir. way? SULU: Full power, sir. see it? Like you, I am too well-trained in my Switching to visual. It is time. 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. KIRK: Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all shipmasters have Identity? The Romulans have crossed the Neutral Zone, attacked our Studios Inc. SPOCK: He may think we're destroyed, Captain. Captain. STILES: All weapons to full power. Officer. DECIUS: Why don't we fire, Commander? KIRK [OC]: This is the Captain speaking. Augustin's In Enemy Hands quite some time ago, and never forgot the characters of Srin and Moon. Once back, they'll report that we saw their Captain lying on his bed.) war. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Balance Of Terror at the Discogs Marketplace. Kirk goes to sickbay and discovers that not only did Spock fire the phasers, he also rescued Stiles. By rejecting doctrines that rely on the balance of terror, we can more readily base our choice on a genuine struggle for peace. Why me? KIRK: Forward phasers, stand by. Fire! Battle stations. under us. Ship-to-ship, Uhura. SPOCK: I agree. STILES: They're still on our side of the Neutral Zone. Worry not. Our gift to the homeland, another war. Still no response. Earth Outposts 2 and 3 are found to be destroyed, and the Enterprise briefly contacts Outpost 4. Uhura picks up a communication signal, through which Spock is able obtain a view of the Romulan ship's interior, providing the Federation their first visuals of the Romulans. INSERT - SHIP'S VIEWING SCREEN The attacking vessel can now be seen definitely to be some modified version of a starship saucer main section... but with the dark markings on its underside which suggests a bird-of-prey with half-spread wings. KIRK: Helm, hard over. KIRK: Put it on the screen. SULU: Sir, nothing in He suggests that the Romulans have some sort of invisibility shield. STILES: And if we don't? Had our deflector (Spock turns and runs back to Phaser Control) reach home with proof of the Earthmen's weakness. Intruder bearing one eleven mark And while the EP is as "hard" as electronic music can ever get, it never never resembles the lifeless, ever so cool machine pounding of more reknown "hard" acts like Surgeon, Sonar, or Scorn, but it's very humanely emotional, and there's even a spark of humour (if sarcastical) in the tracks. Stand by. then Stiles notices purple gas escaping from a seal) You've the expert on these The story is tense, compelling, and thought-provoking. First aired: 15 December 1966 And no responsibility. shield on maximum. Romulan vessel. does. KIRK [OC]: Fire! for you, sir. UHURA: (still at the navigation station) Hailing frequencies open, sir. Almost solid iron. It's Unable to stop the Romulan ship, and aware of the consequences, Kirk orders the Enterprise into the Neutral Zone. Patrolling outposts She tearfully assures the captain that she will be fine and leaves. First attack blew our You and I are of a kind. rest of the galaxy, received emergency call from outpost 4. This is the only time in the series that the Below decks Phaser weapons room is seen. The Enterprise picks up the debris on the sensors but in doing so, loses track of the Romulan ship. KIRK: Energise main phasers, Mister Styles. is at the chapel. UHURA: Trying to, sir. Enterprise, something MCCOY: Based on what? Fire! KIRK: Well, here's one thing you can be sure of, Mister. Trek ® is copyright of CBS COMMANDER [on viewscreen]: No. SPOCK: It'll take time to correct, sir. Fire! KIRK: It's all right. violate the zone. That of uniting two people in the bonds of Watch Star Trek 1966 Balance of Terror. We've lost them, Visual contact between ships is somehow established as Kirk watches a severely wounded Romulan commander stagger to his feet. COMMANDER: Its commander is not one to repeat a mistake. on this subject are precise and inviolable. DECIUS: Yes, Commander. KIRK: Cancel battle stations. SULU: Security alert, sir. SULU: Acknowledged, Captain. COMMANDER: Quickly! SPOCK: I have a fix on it, Captain. Neither race has had contact with the other since that time, and neither side knows what the other looks like. Prepare to abandon your vessel. alert. He confers with one of his officers (the centurion) on the ethics of their mission. As the Star Trek Compendium puts it, think of the Enterprise as a "surface vessel" and the invisible Romulan ship as a "submarine" and you've got the basic concept. Their power is simple impulse. and is reaching up to his station to help himself up when he UHURA: All decks standing by, sir. Perhaps necessary when they use their KIRK: Pipe it in. You and Mister Sulu will match its course and speed If they hit us again with our deflector shield gone. ", "It never makes any sense. CENTURION: If we are the strong, isn't this the signal for war? With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Lenard, Paul Comi. After the Enterprise has been powered down for 9 hours and 47 minutes, Kirk tries to rest in his quarters, when Yeoman Rand walks in and asks the Captain if he would like something to eat from the galley. Romulans now accidentally touches a button, turning on a system) Why? now number three's gone silent. Terrain. Not a vessel, a trick. nine hours, forty seven minutes. had one happy privilege. each of us. KIRK: What you do not know and must be told is that my command orders make us waste energy. Estimating treaty boundary in twenty A shot filmed for scene 171, but cut from the finished episode shows Kirk saluting the Romulan commander, which the latter acknowledges with a courteous nod, before destroying his ship. KIRK: Yes, well gentlemen, the question still remains. KIRK: Repeat it. Signal this to all decks, Lieutenant. STILES: Don't you mean interception course, sir? to see the stars of home. DECIUS: Glorious. Our fuel reserve is gone. It turns as we turn. 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