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Professor Robert Crater (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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"Star Trek: The Man Trap (#1.1)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: Your wife, Professor, where is she?
Professor Robert Crater: She... was the last of her kind.
Captain James T. Kirk: The last of her kind?
Professor Robert Crater: The last of its kind. Earth history, remember? Like the passenger pigeon, or... the buffalo.
[... ]
Mr. Spock: The Earth buffalo. What about it?
Professor Robert Crater: Once there were millions of them - prairies black with them. One herd covered three whole states, and when they moved, they were like thunder.
Mr. Spock: And now they're gone. Is that what you mean?
Professor Robert Crater: [nods] Like the creatures here. Once there were millions of them. Now there's one left. Nancy understood.
Mr. Spock: Always in the past tense.
Captain James T. Kirk: Where is your wife? Where is she now?
Professor Robert Crater: Dead. Buried up on a hill. It killed her.
Captain James T. Kirk: When?
Professor Robert Crater: Oh, a year... or was it two?

Professor Robert Crater: It's the... last one. The buffalo. There is no difference.
Captain James T. Kirk: There's one, Professor. Your creature is killing my people!

Professor Robert Crater: I loved Nancy very much. Few women like my Nancy. She lives in my dreams, she walks and sings in my dreams.
Captain James T. Kirk: And it becomes Nancy for you.
Professor Robert Crater: Not because of tricks, it doesn't trick me. It needs love, as much as it needs salt. When it killed Nancy, I almost destroyed it, but... it isn't just a beast. It is intelligent, and the last of its kind.
Captain James T. Kirk: You bleed too much, Crater. You're too pure and noble. You saving the last of its kind or has this become Crater's private heaven, here on this planet? This thing becomes wife, lover, best friend, wise man, fool, idol, slave. Isn't a bad life to have everyone in the universe at your beck and call, and you win all the arguments.