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Kirk: "Captain's log, stardate 1254.4. For years scientists have theorised that if our galaxy was created from a great explosion, then the centre of the galaxy might still be creating new matter. The Enterprise is now on a science mission to investigate."
Kirk: "It's an awesome thought that we may actually witness matter being created."
Spock: "If we do, Captain, we may also encounter forces and phenomena beyond our understanding."
Sulu: "Galaxy centre, Captain."
Kirk: "Lieutenant Uhura, sound Yellow Alert."
Uhura: "Aye, sir. Yellow Alert."
Kirk: "Reverse power. Hold our position. Deflector screens on."
Sulu: "Deflectors up. Sir, it's taking considerable power to hold position."
McCoy: "Jim. Spock. What in the name of sanity is going on?"
Scotty: "I don't know how much more emergency power we can take before we start to break up."
Lucien: "Ah, humans. Lovely primitive humans. Can't you do anything right?"
Kirk: "Please."
Lucien: "Of course, friend. Of course. Rhadamanthus!"
Spock: "It cannot. It is not logical."
Lucien: "Logic? Whose logic, my elfin friend?"
Kirk: "Who are you?"
Lucien: "Call me Lucien! Call me friend! Never could I abandon those who come to rollick with me. But not up here. No, no. Let us leave this vessel and go where true delights lie!"
Spock: "I find this all quite absorbing, Doctor."
McCoy: "Probably because you're not very natural to begin with, Spock."
Lucien: "Welcome, my friends, to Megas-Tu."
Kirk: "And just exactly what is Megas-Tu?"
Lucien: "A world, Captain James Kirk, that operates by rules quite different from those in your universe".
Kirk: "Lucien, you keep calling us friends, implying that you know us. How?"
Lucien: "Ah, Captain, Captain, to feign such ignorance to me. Very well. Look."
(He creates images in the water)
Lucien: "Megas-Tu may seem to you a chaotic world, but its people are calm, peaceful, contemplative, each a specialist in his
own kind of magic. There are no rivals anywhere in our universe, Captain Kirk. No other life forms at all. Millennia ago, in our search for companionship, we Megans passed through the point between dimensions and eventually we found ourselves on your world, Earth. Wherever we went, we became advisors to mankind. To help your ancestors, we drew on the power left behind in our own universe and made it work in your world. But eventually we had to leave. I didn't want to, my friends. Oh, how I fought! I was the generalist amid all the specialists. The trouble-maker, they said. But I'd always loved the people of Earth. Those were the days. But now you've come to me, and I'm so very glad."
Kirk: "But why did you Megans leave Earth? If you enjoyed it so much, I don't understand."
Lucien: "Captain, good Captain, always so curious. That must be why I've always liked you Earthlings so much. No, you must go."
McCoy: "What is it? What's wrong?"
Lucien: "You must return to your vessel. Quickly! Do not give your presence away."
Scotty: "Captain."
Uhura: "Captain Kirk, what..."
Kirk: "Everyone onboard is all right?"
Scotty: "Fine, Captain. But you?"
Kirk: "Mister Scott, I'm bewildered, that's all. But that's enough."
McCoy: "What did he mean, we're not to give ourselves away? Can't they detect the ship up here?"
Scotty: "No, unless they have scanners. See, there. It's like a cloud of some kind. It's been between us and the planet since you vanished."
Kirk: "If Lucien put it there..."
Spock: "If Lucien put it there, Captain, the questions become, why is he hiding us, and, what is our danger if discovered by the rest of his people?"
Kirk: "Weapons status, Mister Scott? We may have to protect ourselves."
Scotty: "No way, Captain. Everything's out but life support systems, and I can't figure out how they're on."
Kirk: "Captain's log, supplemental. In this incredible universe, it appears to be a part of the natural laws that belief is as potent a force as energy and matter are in our own."
Kirk: "It looks like ancient Earth, Spock. Sixteenth or seventeenth century, I'd guess."
Spock: "Approximately 1691, Captain. Salem Massachusetts, if I recall your historical records correctly."
(A man in puritan garb is standing on a pentacle)
Asmodeus: "We are gathered here today, good citizens, to see justice done. You are the judges. These are the defendants, as
representatives of the vilest species in all the universe, treacherous humanity, and those who would aid them. As a specialist in the ethics of magic, I have been appointed prosecutor here."
Kirk: "Wait. If this is a trial, we have the right to know what you think we've done."
Asmodeus: "Has this one not told you how we visited your Earth? Or what was done to us there?"
Kirk: "Lucien has said only that you came as wise men, helpful wizards."
Asmodeus: " Then hear this. Know that once, upon your world, I was known as Asmodeus, he who sees all. Gaze upon my countenance, so that you too may see. (over images of his story) We came to your world as friends. But wherever we went, the story was invariably the same. Some humans would attempt to use us
to gain power, to serve their own greed and lust. When we refused to serve them, they turned against us and taught other humans to fear us, to hate. They called us devils, warlocks, evil sorcerers. Those of us who survived came to the town of Salem in Massachusetts, as settlers, and tried to live like other men.
Spock: "But you made mistakes, used your powers."
Asmodeus: "And burned for it. Burned!"
Kirk: "As witches."
Asmodeus: "We massed together, outside the town, immersed ourselves in Megan lore, revived ourselves enough to unite our minds and reach into our own universe, tap enough of its power to return from your hellish Earth to Megas-Tu."
Lucien: "As I was sure you would, friend Kirk. I told them their fears were groundless."
Kirk: "I don't understand."
Asmodeus: "This last was a test of your intentions, Captain. We had to be certain your records were no ruse. We have been tricked before much to our pain and sorrow."
Spock: "I see. The Megans had to have proof that mankind had
grown and learned wisdom since they last saw Earth. Your compassion was that proof, Captain."
Asmodeus: "If your people should visit us now, we shall do our best to welcome them. The banishment of fear will help us all."
(Lucien conjures tankards into their hands)
Lucien: "A favourite old Earth custom of mine, Asmodeus. A toast to a new friendship."
(They drink)
Scotty: "All systems go, Captain. We're back to normal."
McCoy: "No more magic for us, Jim. It's all back there. You think Lucien really was the demon some men call Lucifer?"
Kirk: "Does it really matter, Bones?"
Spock: "It just might, Captain. If he was, this would be the second time Lucifer was cast out, and thanks to you, the first time he was saved."