Star Trek: Kirk vs Picard – Part 1

 

Here, for the first time in over a year, is the first part of the Star Trek: Kirk vs Picard script by Eric D. Webb (salacious_scribe), “The Guardians of Forever,” from the contest presented by CBS Interactive and the now-defunct Fanlib.com. Please note that it is being presented for archival purposes only, and no copyright infringement is intended, nor are any profits being derived from the posting of this work of fan fiction.

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EXT. SPACE – THE FINAL FRONTIER

Over the following visuals we hear Kirk’s V.O. The camera tilts

down from the blackness of space to show a reddish planet, home of

The Guardian of Forever. An immense storm rages on the planet

sending stray bolts of energy and temporal shockwaves into the

atmosphere and out into space. Above the planet in orbit The

Enterprise NCC-1701 comes into frame just in time for one of the

shockwaves to hit the ship. Even with the shields absorbing most

of the impact the ship is still visibly shaken.

KIRK (V.O.)

Captain’s Log: Stardate 3471.4 The

Enterprise has been ordered to

investigate a report of temporal

disruptions emanating from the system

where we discovered The Guardian of

Forever, nearly five years ago.

The camera dives past the ship and down into the atmosphere coming

out of the storm near the surface, leveling out and skimming the

edge of a ruined city before settling on an area where three

figures are beaming in.

KIRK (V.O.)

I had hoped never to return to this

place and to leave those painful

memories – memories of her – buried – in

the past.

EXT. THE GUARDIAN PLANET – DAY

The beams of light fade to reveal Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr.

McCoy.

KIRK

 

Report.

SPOCK

The transporter’s accuracy seems to have

been affected by the storm. (beat) We

are within walking distance of The

Guardian.

KIRK

Understood.

MCCOY

Transporters. (beat) I guess we’re just

lucky we didn’t materialize inside a

rock.

The storm rages overhead, as Spock leads the way, tricorder in

hand.

MCCOY

It’s hard to believe.

KIRK

What’s that, Dr?

MCCOY

That Starfleet just left this thing out

here for anyone to find.

KIRK

Keeping it secret has been the priority.

Building a base or assigning a patrol

would draw too much attention.

MCCOY

Almost seems better to just destroy it.

Spock pauses for a moment, lowering his tricorder, and turns to

McCoy.

SPOCK

Doctor, I am surprised at your eagerness

to destroy such an important life-form.

MCCOY

Don’t you see, Spock? The risk is just

too great. Nevermind what the Klingons,

or the Romulans might do if they found

this place. Just one ambitious man,

driven to change his fortunes, could

transform all of history.

KIRK

No doubt many will find it if we don’t

figure out what is causing these time

distortions. Let’s go.

MCCOY

Jim. Look.

Phantom shapes, like ghosts, begin to appear around them.

 

 

KIRK

 

 

 

 

 

Spock?

SPOCK

They appear to be afterimages in time -

beings from the past that once walked

here. (beat) Apparently harmless.

They move into the heart of the ruins and toward The Guardian of

Forever – a monolithic living machine that serves as a gateway

through time and space. Without warning – a blinding flash of

energy emanates from The Guardian shaking the ground and sending a

shockwave up through the storm. They bring their gaze back down

only to find that the surrounding ruins have been fully restored -

beautiful columns supporting multi-leveled structures adorned with

spires, all infused with a power coursing through the veins of the

living stone.

KIRK

These images must be…

SPOCK

…billions of years old.

Just as they begin to examine the splendor of the long-dead

civilization, another flash of energy strikes out, this one even

more violent than the last, throwing them back. In a matter of

seconds we see billions of years of weather and erosion decimate

the buildings returning them to ruins. Getting up and approaching

The Guardian they observe more phantoms moving through the

landscape including some familiar faces.

KIRK

What the hell?

They witness another Kirk and Spock entering the gateway. Before

fully disappearing the other Kirk turns back to look at his future

self.

MCCOY

That’s unsettling.

SPOCK

Our past selves, entering the gateway to

travel back in time in attempt to rescue

Dr. McCoy.

KIRK

That other me, he turned back as if he

could see us.

SPOCK

I observed that as well. It could be

that my earlier theory was incorrect.

KIRK

Explain.

SPOCK

My previous assumption was that these

images where echoes of past events.

MCCOY

 

 

And now?

 

 

 

 

 

SPOCK

It seems that things are far worse than

I suspected. The Guardian’s malfunction

appears to be causing different periods

in time to intersect… and interact.

KIRK

If that happens, then the damage to the

timeline would be devastating.

SPOCK

Indeed, it would be likely that reality

as we know it would cease to be.

MCCOY

Well, before we all disappear from

existence, let’s try talking to the big

rock in charge.

They approach The Guardian – pulsating with random flashes of

light as cascading images from all of time flicker in and out,

miniscule cracks glowing on its surface.

KIRK

Guardian! Do you remember me?

THE GUARDIAN

Remember? There is nothing to remember.

All is present and one.

KIRK

Are you malfunctioning?

THE GUARDIAN

Time is fluid. The constant has shifted.

SPOCK

Do you know the cause of your ailment?

THE GUARDIAN

The layers stripped away. The threads

have become entangled. The end is

darkness.

SPOCK

Are you dying?

THE GUARDIAN

I… AM… FOREVER!!!

Another blast of energy erupts upward into the atmosphere. After

the three men regain their balance, Kirk’s communicator chirps.

KIRK

Kirk here.

SCOTTY (O.S.)

Captain, the impact of the distortion

waves is draining too much power. The

shields are failing. We need to get you

back here now.

 

 

KIRK

 

 

 

 

 

Understood, Mr. Scott. Beam us up.

INT. ENTERPRISE – BRIDGE

Kirk and Spock enter the bridge and take their usual places.

Lights are flickering on and off as a result of the power drain.

KIRK

Report.

SCOTTY

We can’t generate enough power to

compensate for the drain.

KIRK

Alright. Get us to a safe distance.

(To Mr. Sulu)

Mr. Sulu, lay in a course, full impulse.

At that moment the ship goes dark.

SCOTTY

We’ve lost main power. Emergency systems

activated.

Lights and monitors slowly flicker back to life.

SPOCK

Captain, I am detecting another massive

temporal shockwave. Impact in 10

seconds.

KIRK

Shields?

SCOTTY

I have nothing, sir!

KIRK

Helm?

SULU

Helm not responding, sir!

KIRK

Brace for impact!

The shockwave impacts the ship.

KIRK

Damage report?

UHURA

Reports still coming in. We have some

hull buckling along the port nacelle. No

word on injuries.

SPOCK

Captain.

KIRK

 

 

More bad news?

 

 

 

 

 

SPOCK

That impact significantly altered our

orbit. Unless we can regain engines

within the next 20 hours, the ship will

burn up in the planet’s atmosphere.

KIRK

Mr. Scott, how long before we can

restore power?

SCOTTY

I don’t know, sir. That last impact

fried most of the power relays we had

left. Structural integrity fields are

barely holding up as it is.

KIRK

What about using the shuttlecraft to

nudge us into a safe orbit

SPOCK

Another shockwave, heading our way.

Impact in 15 seconds.

KIRK

Damn. (beat) All hands, this is a

decompression alert. Evacuate all outer

compartments. Seal all bulkheads behind

you.

SPOCK

10 Seconds… 9… 8…

CHEKOV

Captain I am detecting another ship

moving into orbit.

There is a brief jolt to the ship.

SPOCK

They have us in a tractor beam and are

extending their shields (beat) Impact in

1 second.

Nothing happens.

SPOCK

They were successful in deflecting the

wave.

KIRK

Who are THEY? (beat) Mr. Spock?

SPOCK

The ship has a Federation transponder

code… but it is confusing.

KIRK

Can we get visual?

The screen blares static that slowly dissipates to reveal a galaxy

 

 

class starship – The Enterprise NCC-1701 D.

 

 

 

 

 

INT. ENTERPRISE-D – BRIDGE

The camera pulls back from the viewscreen and the image of

Enterprise to reveal the crew of the Enterprise-D, Capt. Picard,

Cmdr. Riker, Lt. Cmdr. Data, Lt. Worf, and Counselor Troi.

 


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