Star Trek (TV Series)
Dr. McCoy: [as an old man enters the room] Gentlemen, I believe we have a visitor.
Old Man: [bows, then passes out bits of herbs] For strength. Many of us have felt the power of our Oracle. This has been of benefit.
Dr. McCoy: Tastes like an ancient herb derivative.
Old Man: You are... not of Yonada.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, we're from outside your world.
Old Man: Where... is outside?
Captain James T. Kirk: Up there. Outside, up there, everywhere.
Old Man: So they say, also.
Old Man: [winces in pain] Many years ago, I climbed the mountains, even though it is forbidden.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why is it forbidden?
Old Man: I am not sure.
Old Man: [another wince] But things are not as they teach us. For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky!
Captain James T. Kirk: [to McCoy] You seem to be the special favorite.
Mr. Spock: Indeed, Doctor. The young lady did show a marked preference for your company.
Dr. McCoy: Well, now, nobody can blame her for that, can he?
Captain James T. Kirk: Personally, I find the lady's taste questionable; but she obviously prefers you, and you obviously don't seem to mind.
Natira: [stiff and formal] For what reason do you visit this world?
Captain James T. Kirk: We come in friendship.
The Oracle of the People: [loud thunderclap] Then learn what it means to be our enemy, before you learn what it means to be our friend.
[the landing party is immediately electrocuted into unconsciousness]
Mr. Spock: Incredible as it may seem, these people have no idea they're living on a spaceship.
Captain James T. Kirk: I wonder how many generations have lived out their lives, and... been buried here, without ever knowing that their world is hollow?
Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 5476.4. We are on a parallel course with Yonada. It is still on a collision course with Daran V. Our failure to correct its course, and the critical nature of Dr. McCoy's illness, made the extraordinary event of contact with Starfleet Command imperative.
Captain James T. Kirk: [entering the transporter room with Spock to find McCoy ready to beam over with them] Dr. McCoy, Mr. Spock and I will handle this.
Dr. McCoy: Without me, Jim? You'd never find your way back.
Captain James T. Kirk: [to Natira] You are living inside a hollow ball.
Mr. Spock: Captain, informing these people they're on a ship may be in violation of the Prime Directive of Starfleet Command.
Captain James T. Kirk: No. The people of Yonada may be changed by the knowledge, but it's better than exterminating them.
Mr. Spock: Logical, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: And the three billion on Daran V.
Mr. Spock: Also logical, Captain.
Mr. Spock: [studying the inscriptions on a door] The writing is definitely Fabrini, Captain. I recognize it.
Captain James T. Kirk: Fabrini... Didn't the Fabrini sun go nova and destroy its planets?
Mr. Spock: Yes. Toward the end, the Fabrini people lived underground as these people do, to protect themselves.
Captain James T. Kirk: Some of them must have been put aboard this ship and sent to another planet. And these... are their descendants.
Dr. McCoy: There's something I need to tell you.
Natira: There is nothing you need to say.
Dr. McCoy: But there is.
Natira: Then tell me, if the telling is such a need.
Dr. McCoy: I have an illness for which there is no cure. I have one year to live.
Natira: Until I saw you, there was nothing in my heart. It sustained my life, but nothing more. Now, it sings. I could be happy to have that feeling for a day, a week, a month... a year. Whatever the Creators hold in store for us.
Natira: May I give you the love you want, and make the time you have beautiful.
Dr. McCoy: We're now of one mind.
Natira: One heart.
Dr. McCoy: One life.
Mr. Spock: Captain. Intelligence files. Their banks contain the total knowledge of the Fabrini, ready for the people to consult when they arrive at their destination. And they seem to have amassed a great deal of medical knowledge.
Mr. Spock: Your hemoglobin count is back to normal, Doctor, which indicates that the flow of oxygen to each cell of your body is back up to its abundantly energetic level.
The Oracle of the People: To become one of the people of Yonada, the instrument of obedience must be made part of your flesh. Do you now give your consent?
Dr. McCoy: I do.
The Oracle of the People: Proceed.
The Oracle of the People: You have listened to the words of the non-believers.
Natira: Yes, I have listened.
The Oracle of the People: That was the first transgression. You felt the pain of warning?
Natira: Yes, I did.
The Oracle of the People: Why did you listen further?
Natira: They said they spoke the truth.
The Oracle of the People: THEIR truth.
Natira: Is truth not truth for all?
The Oracle of the People: The truth of Yonada is YOUR truth. There can be no other for you.
[Spock has removed the obedience device from McCoy]
Natira: [about McCoy] He is not part of our people. You've released him from his vow of obedience.
Captain James T. Kirk: We have freed him, from the cruelty of your Oracle.
Natira: I cannot go with you. It is not fear. I understand the great purpose of the Creators. I shall honor it.
Dr. McCoy: You intend to stay here, on Yonada.
Natira: I shall stay willingly; and because that is what I must do.
Dr. McCoy: Then I won't leave you.
Natira: Will McCoy stay here to die? No. McCoy will not let go of life and fullness of years.
Natira: This... is my universe. You came here with a great mission, to save my people. Shall *I* abandon them? Perhaps one day, if it is permitted, you will find Yonada again.
Nurse Christine Chapel: [to McCoy] A lot can happen in a year. Please... give yourself every minute.
Nurse Christine Chapel: I am a nurse first, Dr. McCoy, and a member of the crew of the Enterprise second.
Dr. McCoy: You're excused! You may return to your quarters.
Nurse Christine Chapel: No, I'm sorry, Doctor! I have called the Captain, and I'll wait until he comes!
Captain James T. Kirk: [enters] What's the emergency?
Dr. McCoy: [loudly] I said you're excused, Nurse!
Dr. McCoy: [quietly] Please, Christine. I promise you I'll give the Captain a full report.
[Nurse Chapel exits]
Captain James T. Kirk: That was quite a scene.
Dr. McCoy: I've just completed the standard physical examinations for the entire crew.
Captain James T. Kirk: Excellent. What's the emergency?
Dr. McCoy: The crew is fit. I found nothing unusual, with one exception.
Captain James T. Kirk: Serious?
Dr. McCoy: Terminal.
Captain James T. Kirk: What is it?
Dr. McCoy: Xenopolycythemia. It has no cure.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who?
Dr. McCoy: He has one year to live at the most.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who is it?
Dr. McCoy: The ship's Chief Medical Officer.
Captain James T. Kirk: You?
Dr. McCoy: I'll be most effective on the job in the time left if you'll keep this to yourself.