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STAR TREK IS...
"Triumvirate"
Episode 2.01
Written by Tim Thomason
Copyright to many of the characters and concepts belong to CBS Paramount
Television and Paramount Pictures 1964-2007.
Other concepts and characters are the creation of Tim Thomason, and
should not be used with out some sort of permission.
  CAST
APRIL     LESLIE
SKURPAJ     2 SUPERNUMARY
KIRK     BARTENDER
STREK     SAREK
McCOY     COLTI
NUMBER ONE     BOYLAN
KARIDIAN     KELLY
SCOTT     HAFTEL
  SETS
INTERIORS     EXTERIORS
YORKTOWN     SS YORKTOWN
Transporter Room    
Ready Room/Captain's Quarters     ASTRAL QUEEN
Reception Hall    
Turboelevator    
Sickbay    
Rec room    
ASTRAL QUEEN    
Forward lounge    
Bridge    
TEASER
FADE IN:
1  EXT. SPACE - STARSHIP (OPTICAL)
The SS Yorktown is docked with the XCV class Astral
Queen.
APRIL (V.O.)
Captain's log, stardate 920.0
The Yorktown is docking with the Astral Queen.
Its commander has stated that the passengers have
requested transport aboard my vessel. He wishes
to speak with me before going into any details.
2  INT. YORKTOWN - TRANSPORTER ROOM
From behind the transporter console we see it being
operated by STROMGREN. Standing to the left of the
console is APRIL, NUMBER ONE, and SKURPAJ. We witness the
beam over of three individuals, non-distinct at this
point.
3  CLOSE ON APRIL
APRIL, trying to show as much formality as possible, but
still clearly curious to the situation.
APRIL
Master Kirk, I am Captain Robert M. April of the
space ship Yorktown. This is my first officer and
this is my security chief Skurpaj.
We pull back to reveal APRIL standing alongside
NUMBER ONE and SKURPAJ and greeting the aptly
dressed KIRK who is with a VULCAN and another
HUMAN
SKURPAJ
What is the nature of your request?
APRIL
(to Skurpaj)
Lieutenant, please.
(to Kirk)
What is the... reason you are here?
KIRK
(clearly bemused)
Gentlemen, as I stated, my passenger wish to
speak with you privately. This is Strek and David
McCoy, the diplomatic aides to Ambassador Sarek.
APRIL
(confused)
Ambassador?
FADE OUT:
END OF TEASER
ACT ONE
FADE IN:
4  INT. YORKTOWN - READY ROOM/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS
Close on NUMBER ONE
NUMBER ONE
(coldly)
What was his request?
Pull back to reveal NUMBER ONE and SKURPAJ
standing opposite APRIL who is behind his desk.
APRIL
We'll leave in one day. We are to transport
Ambassador Sarek and his two aides to a
conference on Memory Alpha.
NUMBER ONE
I do not understand. The Astral Queen is adequate
enough and that Memory is only a week away at
cruising speeds.
APRIL
(with a hint of enjoyment)
I guess Sarek decided it'd make more of a show to
have the valiant Yorktown transport him, instead
of some run-down passenger liner.
SKURPAJ
(quickly)
May I ask two questions, Captain? First, the
Astral Queen has a history of its own, so, why
would the Yorktown be considered more historical?
Second, you imply that Sarek is simply "showing
off," but would this be possible for an
unemotional individual who follows the teachings
of Surak?
APRIL
O-kay. First, the Yorktown's recent history.
Second, "showing off" doesn't need to involve
emotions. Sarek is simply exhibiting the Yorktown
as a reference to his past accomplishments.
SKURPAJ
But...
APRIL
Enough. I have to go "commiserate" with Master
Kirk.
5  INT. ASTRAL QUEEN - FORWARD LOUNGE
The camera follows APRIL as he enters, he heads toward
the center table occupied by KIRK. At the other tables,
one can make out McCOY, KARIDIAN, and SCOTT; LESLIE and
his son CONNORS, two other members of the ASTRAL QUEEN
crew, and the bartender with a hat similar to GUINAN's
from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.
APRIL
(sitting down)
Ahh... Master Kirk.
KIRK
Please, call me George.
APRIL
You wanted to speak with me, George?
KIRK
Yes. Please have a drink.
APRIL
(to the bartender, now at his side as a
waitress)
I'll have a prune juice.
KIRK
(clearly amused. to the bartender)
Heh... get the new stuff for the Captain here.
BARTENDER
Yes, sir.
(walks away)
KIRK
(to April)
Cute thing, but she listens too much.
APRIL
Umm... okay. What did you want?
KIRK
(he's serious, he's stops smiling for the
first time)
I was wanting to know... what's your secret?
APRIL
(the bartender is there and hands him a
Saurian brandy. To Kirk)
My secret?
KIRK
Yeah, how did you become so famous? A year ago, I
never heard of you. Now, you're this big
Romulan-fighting, Axanar-escaping hero. Word is,
Ambassador Sarek's going to give you an award at
the Memory. I've been commanding this ship for
three years now, and nothing's happened. I fought
one ship of Nausicaans and got myself in a heap
of trouble over that.
APRIL
(a little overwhelmed and perhaps angry
by this "hero worship")
Well... I guess it's the assignment. You're
commanding a passenger liner. I command a
freighter-transport. I go through dangerous
space, including Axanar territory and the old
Romulan war lanes, on my freight runs. You go
through Federation-approved safe zones parsecs
within Federation territory. I'm not even sure
how you'd get into "trouble." You're not even
Starfleet. You'd have to join Starfleet or at
least the merchant marines if you want to see any
action.
KIRK
(backs off, but still wanting to continue
the conversation)
Hmm. Well, anyways, is it true what they say
about Deltans?
APRIL smiles.
6  INT. YORKTOWN - READY ROOM/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS
SKURPAJ is standing opposite of the desk where APRIL is
sitting. His desk is littered with PADDs
APRIL
(looking at the PADDs)
I don't get it. According to these files, Kirk
dreadfully failed his Academy entrance exam, he
couldn't join Starfleet because he wasn't smart
enough, and he didn't possess the physical
qualifications. Yet, the George Kirk I met was a
suave, intelligent man, and nearly crushed my
hand with that handshake of his.
SKURPAJ
Do you not believe that he would have changed in
the last ten years?
APRIL
(getting up to talk to Skurpaj)
That doesn't explain his intelligence, and the
Academy tests your potential, as well as your
present status.
SKURPAJ
Is it possible the Academy was wrong?
Close on APRIL pondering this.
FADE OUT.
END OF ACT ONE
ACT TWO
FADE IN:
7  INT. YORKTOWN - RECEPTION HALL
Formal occasion. One can see APRIL, NUMBER ONE, SCOTT,
and SKURPAJ from the Yorktown; KIRK and his first officer
FREDERICK KARIDIAN from the Astral Queen; and SAREK and
his two aides STREK and MCCOY. Other Astral Queen
supernumaries and Yorktown regulars abound)
APRIL
(with emphasis on Ambassador)
Aah... "Ambassador" Sarek. Nice title.
SAREK
The title of Ambassador was bestowed upon me by
Minister T'Lar, based on my services as a
diplomat, and my negotiations during the...
incident... several months ago. I will soon serve
three years as Vulcan Ambassador to Tellar Prime,
after my upcoming paternity leave. My wife is
expecting.
APRIL
(with familiarity)
Really, you're having a child already?
SAREK
(possibly subtly hiding disgust)
Yes. My wife will give birth sometime between
eight and thirteen months from now to my second
child. The healer is unsure due to the fact that
Vulcan-Human hybrids are rare.
McCOY
(edging his way into the conversation, to
April)
Ah... I don't believe we've informally met. I'm
David McCoy, Federation diplomat to Ambassador
Sarek. I'll be coordinating his activities with
regard to the Federation Council's wishes.
APRIL
(a little annoyed)
Uh... yes. Pleased to meet you, Mister McCoy.
Have we met before?
McCOY
No, I don't believe so. This is my first
diplomatic position. I've previously served as a
first-class steward and an architect.
SKURPAJ
Why so many occupations?
McCOY
(angered)
Don't patronize me.
The camera follows APRIL as he leaves this conversation
and talks to NUMBER ONE.
APRIL
So...
NUMBER ONE
Yes?
APRIL
How's the evening going?
NUMBER ONE
Fine. Although the ship master has hit on my at
five times now.
APRIL
I bet he was mad when you turned him down
NUMBER ONE looks at APRIL curiously as she raises an
eyebrow.
APRIL
(nervously)
You did turn him down... right?
As NUMBER ONE walks away, APRIL watches her walk by McCOY
grabbing some Saurian brandy. McCOY then walks into a
conversation between KIRK, SAREK, STREK, and KARIDIAN.
KIRK
...so it was actually in his lobes!
With the exception of STREK and SAREK, the crowd laughs
McCOY
Here you go, sir.
KIRK
(joking)
What are you a waiter?
McCOY
(slightly sarcastically)
You don't even want to know.
SAREK
I feel it is inappropriate for me to engage in a
conversation of this manner. I shall meditate and
afterwards retire for the night.
KIRK
I have to go as well. I'll see you later... I'm
sorry, I didn't catch your name?
McCOY
H. David McCoy.
KIRK
What's the H stand for?
McCOY
It's personal.
SCOTT
(coming from nowhere)
Might I join this conversation?
SAREK
We are done.
The group all take their leave.
8  INT. YORKTOWN - TURBOLIFT
APRIL and SKURPAJ are in the turbolift. APRIL suddenly
uses the side lever to stop the lift.
SKURPAJ
(bewildered)
Captain?
APRIL
I've been thinking, Skurpaj. I'd like you to ask
around and find out anything you can about Master
Kirk. Find out his past activities, present
activities, and any planned activities.
SKURPAJ
Who should I ask, Captain?
APRIL
(slightly amused at this question)
I'm sure you'll find someone.
SKURPAJ looks inquisitively at APRIL.
9  INT. YORKTOWN - SICKBAY
BOYLAN is at his desk with COLTI sitting on top of it
next to him joking around.
COLTI
(with emphasis on "your")
...and then she said, "Was that 'your' lobe?"
BOYLAN
(laughing, followed by:)
You always make me laugh, Mia.
SKURPAJ walks in
SKURPAJ
Doctor, can you analyze these for me?
BOYLAN
(edging his way into the conversation, to
April)
Sure.
(pause)
Do you want me to start now? It will take some
time.
SKURPAJ
(his curiosity peaked)
May I observe your conversation?
COLTI
(interrupting)
I'm sure the good doctor will provide you with
the results, Sir.
10  INT. ASTRAL QUEEN - BRIDGE
KIRK is at the center chair. JANICE KELLY is occupying
the helm in front and KARIDIAN is on the console behind
KIRK.
KIRK
Mister Karidian, prepare to remove the docking
arms. Mister Kelly, prepare for space warp.
KELLY
Sir, you have an incoming hail from Captain
April.
KIRK
Put it on audio.
APRIL
(formally)
Master Kirk, Ambassador Sarek and I officially
require a conference with you, regarding a
personal matter.
KIRK
(quickly, showing that he was clearly
prepared for this)
Kelly, cut off communications. Fred, are we clear
of the docking arms?
KARIDIAN
Yes, sir.
KIRK
(with a smile)
Good. Mister Kelly, ahead warp three.
KELLY
(a little scared at the incident, turning
to Kirk)
Sir, this is highly irregular, and that's higher
than maximum.
KIRK
(a little angrily at first, but soon lets
down his guard)
I gave you an order, Janice. Please.
KELLY
(gives up)
Yes, sir.
KARIDIAN
(interrupting)
Sir, the Yorktown has us in tow.
KIRK
Evasive actions, power up weapons.
FADE OUT.
END OF ACT TWO
ACT THREE
FADE IN:
10A  EXT. YORKTOWN and ASTRAL QUEEN
The ASTRAL QUEEN is attempting to maneuver around the
YORKTOWN while attached to its tractor beam.
10B  BACK TO SCENE
KARIDIAN
(angrily to Kirk)
Sir, we cannot fire upon a non-hostile ship.
Plus, we'll be no match with our plasma cannons.
KIRK
(equally angry)
I gave you an order.
KARIDIAN
(stubbornly)
I refuse to follow that order.
KIRK
(aghast, turns to Kelly)
Kelly?
KELLY
Shielding down.
SKURPAJ and HAFTEL beam over
HAFTEL
(pointing his phaser at Kirk)
Master Kirk, come with me please.
KIRK
(with resignation)
Alright, I'll come peacefully.
11  INT. YORKTOWN - READY ROOM/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS
KIRK is standing "at ease" opposite APRIL who is at his
desk.
APRIL
(a little smug)
I lied. I haven't told the Ambassador of your
actions. I should probably just take this up with
Federation authorities.
KIRK
It's not a Federation crime.
APRIL
(angrily)
But it is an Earth crime, and last I checked you
are a citizen of United Earth, born in Sloane,
Idaho on September eighth, twenty-one ninety
three.
KIRK
(a little bit annoyed)
That's correct, sir.
APRIL
(still angry)
Well, then I'd say this crime applies to you.
You've been injecting yourself with this "junk"
for awhile now. Just tell me where you got it.
KIRK
(with resignation)
My friend's father has a bunch of these left over
from before the War. I've been using them for
years, and I've never been caught.
APRIL
(smugly)
You sure are a boy scout...
KIRK
(interrupting, heavily angry)
I'm not a boy scout.
KIRK immediately lunges at APRIL, almost flying over the
desk and knocking them both to the ground in a roll. They
both get up and the fight continues. APRIL punches KIRK
with no effect whatsoever, and KIRK ends up catching
APRIL's fist, crushing his hand and causing APRIL to
briefly cry out in pain. With one quick move, KIRK knocks
APRIL to the ground and then picks him up into the air by
his throat.
KIRK
(whispering as he's held by his throat)
Wait.... wait... George.. your son... you have a
son...
KIRK is aghast at why APRIL would bring this up, and even
more aghast at his behavior. He drops APRIL to the floor.
APRIL
(still on the floor rubbing his throat)
Correction, you "were" a boy scout. George, you
can't do things like this. They'll send you
strait to New Zealand if they found out. You have
a wife and a son on Earth. What do you think you
should do?
12  INT. YORKTOWN - READY ROOM/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS
Some time has past, the room is picked up, and there is
no chair behind the desk. APRIL and SKURPAJ are seated
away on the opposite side, and APRIL's hand is clearly
bandaged, and he is holding a P
APRIL
(to Skurpaj)
You have to keep this secret.
(reading from a PADD)
George Augustus Kirk has resigned from service to the
Earth Passenger Authority. He's officially booked
passage home onboard our starship, although he is
confined to quarters.
(to Skurpaj)
Skurpaj... what do you think happened?
SKURPAJ
How would I know?
APRIL
Here's what happened. You found out he was
injecting himself with Augment DNA. That's what
changed him these past years. He wanted to be a
hero, but heroes are made by others, they don't
make themselves.
13  INT. YORKTOWN - REC ROOM
McCOY and SAREK are sitting at a table playing a game
with circular cards. KIRK enters and walks toward them.
KIRK
(smugly)
So, this where they fought those holograms?
McCOY
Heh... there's some downtime before the
conference, so I'm trying to teach the ambassador
here some Earth games like poker and double jack.
KIRK
(surprised and sarcastic to McCoy)
What did you drug him?
(to Sarek)
With all due respect Ambassador, your grandfather
made first contact with Earth, your father was
born in Bozeman, I think it's pretty obvious that
you know more of Earth customs than Mr. "Boomer"
McCoy over here.
SAREK
I find that very insulting.
KIRK
(bemused)
Sorry to hurt your feelings.
McCOY raises an eyebrow
14  EXT. ASTRAL QUEEN and YORKTOWN
The ASTRAL QUEEN and the YORKTOWN both break away from
each other and warp in opposite directions.
FADE OUT.
END OF ACT THREE
THE END

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