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: Once your ship was in orbit about our planet, it became a legitimate target. It has been classified destroyed by a tri-cobalt satellite explosion. All persons aboard your ship have twenty-four hours to report to our disintegration machines. In order to ensure their cooperation, I have ordered you, Captain, and your party held in custody until they surrender. If possible, we shall spare your ship, Captain, but its passengers and crew are already dead.
: Planetary disrupter banks, calculate orbit of star cruiser now circling. Stand by to fire full power. Voice of fire control officer
: Councilman, planetary disrupter banks locked onto target. Standing by. Anan 7
: In ten seconds, open fire. Destroy the star cruiser. Those are the orders of the council.
: Enterprise, this is Anan 7, first councilman of the High Council of Eminiar. We hold your captain, his party, your ambassador and his party prisoners. Unless you immediately start transportation of all personnel aboard your ship to the surface, the hostages will be killed. You have thirty minutes. I mean it, Captain. Captain James T. Kirk
: All that it means is that I won't be around for the destruction. You heard me give general order 24. That means in two hours the Enterprise will destroy Eminiar 7. Anan 7
: Planetary defense system, open fire on the Enterprise! Planetary Disruptor Bank Officer
: I'm sorry, councilman, the target has moved out of range.
: Are those five hundred people of yours more important than the hundreds of millions of innocent people on Eminiar and Vendikar? What kind of monster are you? Captain James T. Kirk
: I'm a barbarian. You said it yourself.
: We have been at war for 500 years. Captain James T. Kirk
: You conceal it very well.
: My first impression WAS correct - you ARE a barbarian.
: Is he alive? Pity. A man like that would've preferred to die fighting.
: Uh, Mr. Ambassador, I am truly sorry for what must happen. Ambassador Fox
: I beg your pardon? Anan 7
: You and your party have been declared war casualties. You'll be taken immediately to one of our casualty stations so that your deaths may be recorded. Ambassador Fox
: You mean, we are to be killed? Anan 7
: That's correct, Mr. Ambassador. I regret it very much, but there is nothing I can do about it.
: You can stop it! Captain James T. Kirk
: STOP it? I'm COUNTING on it.
: [after hearing Anan 7 explain their system of computerized warfare
] There is a certain scientific logic about it. Anan 7
: I'm glad you approve. Spock
: I do *not* approve. I *understand*.