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The Keeper (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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"Star Trek: The Cage (#1.0)" (1986)
[Pike finds himself surrounded by an inferno]
The Keeper: From a fable you once heard in childhood.

First Talosian: [talking about Pike, who is being held in a Talosian prison cell] It appears, Magistrate, that the intelligence of the specimen is shockingly limited.
The Keeper: This is no surprise, since his vessel was baited here so easily with a simulated message. As you can read in its thoughts, it is only now beginning to suspect that the survivors and encampment were a simple illusion we placed in their minds.
Captain Christopher Pike: You're not speaking, yet I can hear you.
The Keeper: You will note the confusion as it reads our thought transmissions.
Captain Christopher Pike: All right then, telepathy. You can read my mind, I can read yours. Now, unless you want my ship to consider capturing me an unfriendly act...
The Keeper: You'll now see the primitive fear threat reaction. The specimen is about to boast of his strength, the weaponry of his vessel, and so on. Next, frustrated into a need to display physical prowess, the creature will throw himself against the transparency.
[Pike does so]
Captain Christopher Pike: If you were in here, wouldn't you test the strength of these walls, too? There's a way out of any cage, and I'll find it!
The Keeper: Despite its frustration, the creature appears more adaptable than our specimens from other planets. We can soon begin the experiment.

The Keeper: I read most strongly a recent death struggle in which it fought to protect its life. We will begin with this, giving the specimen something more interesting to protect.

The Keeper: Wrong thinking is punishable; right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination.

The Keeper: A curious species. They have fantasies they hide even from themselves.

Captain Christopher Pike: [referring to Vina] Why would you want me attracted to her? So I'll feel love in a husband-wife relationship? That'd be necessary only if you intend to build a family group or perhaps a whole human community.
The Keeper: With the female now properly conditioned.
Captain Christopher Pike: You mean properly punished! I'm the one who's not co-operating! Why don't you punish me?
The Keeper: First, an emotion of protectiveness. Now, one of sympathy. Excellent.

The Keeper: With the female of your choice, you will now begin carefully guided lives.
Captain Christopher Pike: And start by burying you?
The Keeper: That is your choice.

The Keeper: She has an illusion, and you have reality. May you find your way as pleasant.