Star Trek: Kirk vs Picard – Part 2
Here, for the first time in over a year, is the second part of the Star Trek: Kirk vs Picard script by Eugene Ramos (esr960), 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.
INT. ENTERPRISE – BRIDGE
CHEKOV, SULU, UHURA, and SCOTTY stare at the VIEWSCREEN with their
mouths agape. KIRK clenches his jaw to hide his surprise, while
SPOCK observes the turn of events with the raised eyebrow of
ON THE VIEWSCREEN
The crew of the ENTERPRISE-D is no less surprised. TROI has the
hardest time hiding her astonishment. WORF simply scowls. DATA
tilts his head slightly as if computing the possibility of the two
PICARD puts on his best poker face, while next to him RIKER smiles
like a boy meeting his favorite baseball player.
This is Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the
Federation Starship Enterprise … D.
May we render assistance?
Enterprise-D? Do you mind if I ask you
what year it is?
A hundred years …
Kirk needs a moment to process the information.
Captain Picard, my ship has lost main
main power, shields are down, helm is
inoperable. I would appreciate any help
that you can provide.
EXT. SPACE – ENTERPRISE-D AND ENTERPRISE
The Enterprise-D towers over the original Enterprise as she holds
the smaller ship in a stable orbit over the Guardian Planet with a
Captain’s log, stardate 44343.1:
Starfleet has sent us to the Planet of
the Guardian of Forever to investigate
distortions in the space/time continuum.
Upon our arrival we came across some
unexpected guests from the past.
INT. ENTERPRISE-D – OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Picard sits at one end of the long oblong table, flanked by Riker
on his left and Data on his right. Kirk sits at the other end of
the table with Spock and Scotty at his sides.
Although I greet Captain James T. Kirk
and his legendary crew with a degree of
awe, I must also express my unease with
what their appearance might mean for our
timeline. I have ordered all personnel
to remain tight-lipped about the fates
of Kirk and his crew.
LA FORGE sits at the middle of the table, gesturing with his hands
as he explains the situation.
At our current energy output, the
Enterprise-D can only sustain shields
for another 18 hours. After that, both
ships will be vulnerable to the effects
of the temporal anomalies.
Perhaps we can network your ship’s
shield emitters with ours. We can share
the load. Our Enterprise may be wee
little compared to yours, but she can
hold her own.
La Forge crunches some numbers on his DATA PADD.
We might be able to extend the viability
of the shields by another 50%.
No, laddy, try 100.
La Forge finishes his calculations and smiles; Scotty is right.
Make it so, Mr. La Forge.
Mr. Data, what are your findings on the
Commander Spock and I have been using
short-range sensors to observe the
Guardian and its activities. The
fluctuations in the space/time continuum
has deteriorated exponentially since
Spock’s last encounter with the
Guardian. However, it appears that the
Guardian is presently dormant.
Riker’s brow knits in concern.
Dormant? Then where are the temporal
distortions coming from?
Not where, Commander. When. Lt. Data and
I hypothesize that the temporal
disturbances are originating from some
time in the past. More precisely, a
hundred years ago, shortly before the
Enterprise-naught was brought into our
future, your present.
If the Guardian is dormant now, then how
do we stop the temporal shockwaves
before they do more damage?
I will lead an away team to the planet’s
surface in an attempt to awaken the
Guardian. Once we have done so, then we
will step through the Guardian’s portal
and stop the temporal disturbances in
There are a lot that can go wrong with
Then we will have to do it right, Mr.
Riker nods respectfully at Kirk, his hero.
Mr. Data, I want you to assist Mr. Spock
with the away mission.
Scotty, make sure that Mr. LaForge gets
all the help he needs.
With pleasure, Captain.
Let’s get to work.
The crews of both Enterprises rise from their seats and exit the
observation lounge. But Kirk remains behind to admire the wall
displaying the BRONZE RELIEF SCULPTURES OF ALL OF THE PAST VESSELS
THAT BORE THE PROUD NAME ENTERPRISE.
Captain, may I have a word?
Picard joins Kirk.
Do you know how these events play out?
I know what history has written.
Could you be more specific than that?
You know I can’t, Captain. The timeline—
Yes, the timeline.
Picard nods solemnly.
Kirk takes a moment to study the bronze ships before him.
There are three Enterprises between
yours and mine.
Kirk affectionately touches the original Starship Enterprise.
These ships seem to have a very short
We chose a dangerous line of work,
Indeed we have.
EXT. SPACE – ENTERPRISE-D AND ENTERPRISE
The Enterprise-D and the Enterprise orbit the Guardian Planet. A
RAINBOW OF COLORS lights up the SHIELDS as temporal shockwaves
INT. ENTERPRISE-D – READY ROOM
Picard sits at his desk looking over a data PADD. The door CHIMES.
Riker strides in.
May I speak candidly, sir?
Picard places the PADD down.
Of course, Number One.
Riker straddles the chair in front of Picard’s desk and sits.
I think it’s a mistake not warning Kirk
I don’t have to remind you that the
Prime Directive applies to this
situation, Will. We cannot interfere.
The timeline must remain intact. Or do I
have to remind you of the consequences?
Yet Riker’s indignation remains.
INT. ENTERPRISE – KIRK’S QUARTERS
Kirk sits at his desk reading a report. His door CHIMES.
The doors SWOOSH open, and Scotty enters.
Scotty, did you get what I asked for?
Scotty makes his way toward Kirk and stops in front of his desk.
I did, Captain. It was as easy as
replacing a warp coil. Apparently, the
crew reveres us as legends of sorts.
Scotty proudly smiles.
Don’t let it get to your head.
Not me, Captain. But it got me in good
with her chief engineer. He gave me free
reign of her engine room. And what a
marvel it was!
Stick to the subject, Scotty.
What did you find out?
Scotty’s chipper demeanor turns dour.
Terrible news, Captain. According to the
historical records …
Scotty swallows hard.
Out with it, Chief.
Shortly after we arrived at the Guardian
Planet, the Enterprise … our
Enterprise was destroyed.
EXT. THE GUARDIAN PLANET
Spock and Data, dressed in EV SUITS, approach the Guardian of
Forever. The TIME STORM whips up dust, obscuring the Shuttlecraft
Hawking and the other members of the AWAY TEAM in the background.
Tricorders in hand, Spock and Data scan the Guardian. The faces of
Spock and Data can clearly be seen through the protective faces of
Suddenly, through the portal, TWO FIGURES appear similarly dressed
to Spock and Data. Data raises his tricorder. DATA’S DOPPELGANGER
raises his tricorder at the same time.
Data looks at Spock.
It appears to be an echo of the present.
Or the future. If I’m not mistaken, the
temples on your mirror image appear to
have white hair.
Spock takes a step forward, and so does SPOCK’S DOPPELGANGER.
Spock leans in to take a closer look.
Abruptly SPOCK’S DOPPELGANGER grabs SPOCK and drags him into the
But before he can finish, DATA is pulled into the PORTAL by a PAIR OF PALE HANDS.