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## part#1

1 INT. STARSHIP ENGINEERING DECK - LIGHTED (COMIC-BOOK)

("TO BOLDLY GO" IN EXAGGERATION for the [OUTER STORY])

 PAUL So, why is it, Hatch? HATCH (clips) If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: Don't, call me, Hatch. PAUL Okay, then ... Girl-Catcher? HATCH That was a non-event. PAUL Then, Hatch, why is it: Why are we sitting here, calmly, between twin tanks of matter and antimatter? Enough to disintegrate the entire Earth in a truly cosmic event. HATCH The Lieutenant told us to wait. LIEUTENANT (busy, nears) PAUL Yes, but, why? what can we possibly accomplish with so much anti' - not even the mighty Enterprise ... HATCH Lieutenant? Sir: Can you explain to my fellow crewmate what we intend to do with so much anti-matter?

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 LIEUTENANT Well, gentlemen, it's simple: You recall your basic freshman complex calculus theory ... there's matter, and there's anti-matter, which have the opposite electric charge for each corresponding nucleon and wavicle ... PAUL Yes, that's clear enough, but why so much, boom-power? if you'll pardon the slight. LIEUTENANT Well, okay, now - how do you get from positive one, to negative one, conservatively? PAUL We rotate the unit vector through the complex imaginary plane, pass i or minus i, to the negative unit. LIEUTENANT Very good. PAUL But ... why? LIEUTENANT That should be obvious, gentlemen: You can't get from matter to anti-matter without an unconservatively big bang, unless you phase-rotate through imaginary mass....

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 PAUL Complex-imaginary mass? such a concept ... just like our phasor guns - but how do we phase-rotate? LIEUTENANT Suppose we take equal portions of matter and antimatter ... we then have a total of neither in excess - they cancel each other out in sum total phase ... and together they can phase-spin freely .... PAUL Okay, that's why we have equal portions of disaster - pardon the literal expression - in separate twin tanks ... but what do we do with so much? Are we going to resurrect all the dead from phasor-wounds? LIEUTENANT No: Phasor-weapons hit with a narrow beam and cause co-rotation only at a spot.... We, gentlemen, are going to sit entirely inside the beam of a phasor-engine .... PAUL Beyond belief!! (emotes [like CAPT KIRK]) We're boldly going where no man has wholly gone before! [OUTER-STORY] (VO) (REF EXTERIOR DIALOG)
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## part#2

2 INT. STARSHIP COMMAND - APPROACHING A STAR (COMIC-BOOK)

("TO BOLDLY GO" IN EXAGGERATION for the [OUTER STORY])

THE STAR LOOMS QUICKLY CLOSER - SEEMING TO ADD LIGHT:

The CAPTAIN [CMDR Dave of the USS Regents] stands center: HELMSMAN, NAVIGATOR, COMMUNICATOR, SCIENCE OFFICER, [ENGINEER video+voice], DEFENSER sit appropriately: [AUTO-ENG, VOICE-ALERT, KLAXON, CUSTODIAN, ALIEN are E-VOICE]

 CAPTAIN Reduce speed to sublight, Helm! HELMSMAN Reducing to sublight, Sir: 1-point-4 light-speed, 1-point-2, 1-point-1, 1-point-0, 0-point-9 - we're sublight, Sir, 0-point-7, 0-point-6. NAVIGATOR Procyon-B is sitting there nice and pretty, Sir. CAPTAIN Bring us into close orbit! NAVIGATOR Closing orbit, Sir. CAPTAIN Engine rooms! [ENGINEER] Engine rooms, here, Sir. CAPTAIN Ready for quadrature mass-phase rotation! [ENGINEER] Aye -- ready, Sir: She's sitting like a banshee sniffing the wind: Ready for mass-phase-rotation. NAVIGATOR We have close orbit, Sir.

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They cross close-orbit distance to star Procyon:
 CAPTAIN On my command, Helm! HELMSMAN On command, Sir. CAPTAIN Comm, put me on shipwide! COMMUNICATOR (keys)
(PA-TWINKLES)
 Shipwide, Sir. CAPTAIN (PA-LOUD) Ladies and Gentlemen: We are about to embark on the boldest journey mankind has ever taken: We are about to enter the realm of nonexistence from our own familiar cosmos:-- All hands ready! COMMUNICATOR Ready on all decks, Sir. CAPTAIN Engineering: Mass-phase rotation, 5 grads per hesit, to 99! Begin, now! [ENGINEER] Rotating, Sir. [AUTO-ENG] (VO) Gradshift: (2 per sec.) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - (CONCURRENT) 8 - 9 - gradshift - 11 - 12 - (and so on to 99) CAPTAIN (on Auto "6") Give me quarter-impulse ahead!

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The star dims gradually [to 1%] in mass-rotation, while: [AUTO-ENG] (VO) continues counting grads (2 per sec.) with decade reminders to 99, slowing on cue ca 90 (1 per sec.): [eg.... 18 - 19 - gradshift - 21 - 22 ...]
 HELMSMAN Quarter-impulse ahead, Sir. CAPTAIN Science Officer! SCIENCER We have steady process, Sir. CAPTAIN (on Auto "25") Engine Room! [ENGINEER] Engine Room, here, Sir: She's a fine, banshee: CAPTAIN Comm! COMMUNICATOR We're still in contact with Star-Fleet, Sir. CAPTAIN Send our final hail! We're proceeding towards and into, Procyon-B. NAVIGATOR (on Auto "50") 1-million kilometers, Sir - sure looks hot out there. CAPTAIN Science Officer! SCIENCER Stellar-wind-ambient is 28-hundred degrees dynamic, and climbing, Sir: We're up to 14-hundred, at: 13 hesits to penetration.

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 COMMUNICATOR (on Auto "75") Captain: Star-Fleet sends it's highest regards, Sir - and, farewell. CAPTAIN Thank you, Comm.
The stellar PHOTOSPHERE ENVELOPES them:
 NAVIGATOR Sir: We're in the photosphere. CAPTAIN Slow to one-half rotation! [AUTO-ENG] (VO:CONCURRENT) (adjusting: 1 per sec.) ... 96-grads, 97-grads, 98-grads, 98-point-6, 98-point-9, 99-point-1: 99-point-2 grads and holding -- succession auto-terminated. NAVIGATOR Sir: We're entering the convection sphere. CAPTAIN Science Officer! SCIENCER Ship's hull is up to 2-thousand-50 degrees dynamic, and rising, Sir. CAPTAIN Sure looks bright out there.... Shields up full! DEFENSER Shields up, Sir. SCIENCER Hull, 22-50 degrees - 23-hundred - we can't sustain much higher, Sir: 24-hundred degrees - 24-50 ... CAPTAIN Full rotation, now, Helm!

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The star darkens to faintly warmer than black around them: except a smudge in the distance ahead is the star-center:
 HELMSMAN Full rotation concluding, now, Sir: 99-point-5 grads, 99-point-7 grads, 99-point-9 grads, and holding at, 1-hundred-point-0-8 grads - we have slight overshoot. SCIENCER Ship's hull temperature has dropped to 3-hundred-80 degrees dynamic, Sir: It's a hot nebula out there. CAPTAIN Fine trim, Helm! HELMSMAN Fine trimming, Sir: 1-hundred-point-0-7 grads, 1-hundred-point-0-5 grads, (CONCURRENT) 1-hundred-point-0-3 grads, 1-hundred-point-0-1 grads, 1-hundred-point-0-0 grads. SCIENCER Hull temperature dropping rapidly: 2-90 degrees - 1-10 - 45 - 43-point-3 degrees, and stabilizing, Sir. CAPTAIN That's odd. NAVIGATOR Sir, Procyon-B has vanished from sensors.... The whole cosmos is gone black. CAPTAIN What's that, then?! (points-out) I ordered 1-hundred-grads, fine trimmed.

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 HELMSMAN Sir? We're at 1-hundred-point-0-0-3 grads: She's fine-trimmed, Sir: Can't tweak her a notch further. CAPTAIN Then, what is that on screen center?! Science Officer! SCIENCER Sir, it's approximately the star center: It shouldn't be visible unless it is extremely hot, 60-million degrees, or producing quadrature mass or at least quadrature photons ... perhaps a quantum black-hole, Sir, dancing in a hot rarefied domain, at the very core of Procyon-B, leaking neutrinos and ... COMMUNICATOR (interrupts) Sir, we're being hailed! CAPTAIN By whom?! COMMUNICATOR It's unintelligible lingo-code, Sir! No: Wait ... here's ...

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DISPLAY: An alien ship approaches: AD LIB LINGO CODE:
 [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -alijioiniev vessel in the okovowik podkruveyed entry fasvoijifoyodesi- CAPTAIN On screen! Science Officer: Who are they? Locate! [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -tsuvofidahid violations asafeklyar woiverlaom direct sudahareklimvyano pilot apokipidarekniyapskovaniyatak bearing pederosinalactenabidosafada docking kreyemaskiniyamatskubiyasay power lock adjutant piviniskotubals isprivinukrechniyapadoadosgadosapi- SCIENCER Unknown, Sir: Their lingo-code is entirely foreign, but not uncrackable. They're approaching starboard side: Propulsion appears to be simple tractor-beam on asteroid debris in the local space: It appears this space is not empty. [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -troiulufi supreme command ufiownya opijivaroieranesiovijadakapisnyaka-
(KLAXON)
ROOM BUMPS: ALL HANDS brace.

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ALL HANDS braced:
 [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -nisa reduce shields and be boarded spoiwesafuvuveortumiyeskawanabistro kebayashitogogustoformapasabivnyas- CAPTAIN That's plain enough -- Comm: Hail them: We will send an ambassador! [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -trasoyux monitor dedifoodsiawefeki evidences oirevierluksduvishcordora consequences foradiniripescovashtin detainment scalafesoretorkimasinofo pending porosatonelscopelipartamano prarbacuvuristamovalemnyaprodoshmy- COMMUNICATOR I've tried echo-contact, Sir: They don't respond -- no response to hail: neither. SCIENCER Sir! We can't approach them! The alien vessel mass is negative-quadrature rotated: They're anti-matter: Our, anti! [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -jujuwefer officer occupation wefaw verification owiyesoifeariuhejinire jodiufadahfasdafemesablatorgensami- CAPTAIN Defense-weapons: Prepare a warning phasor! SCIENCER (clips) Belay that order! We're not in free space -- Sir. (a beat)

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 [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -jarifoyu fleet difavufodiufegerach ordered tomaraguchisnuvilofegahatar surrender jinowebopatinofibjequerij command afevopavinopsionvofivnafixu koiujiciwokavaneyuwahuinfaxapramas- SCIENCER (continues) Firing phasor-rotation here inside the star will only succeed in back-loading the phasor-cannons. CAPTAIN (broad smiles) Garbage Detail! [CUSTODIAN] (VO) Garbage Detail here, Sir: What's you're pleasure? [ALIEN] (VO:CONCURRENT) -curwijoha failure quivisiutoyedese result in ficuwudidafiodaerfasfasm- prompt skaweyusuteroivisheyacuiviye suffer terasomigarelapormonerkalbra preemptory renemasacorfamgelripota- CAPTAIN Eject a popsicle stick! [CUSTODIAN] (VO) Aye, Sir -- popsicle stick away.... One popsicle stick over-board, Sir. SCIENCER (at instruments) Tracking ... bearing: 3-7 by 4-2 -- nearing the alien vessel.... [ALIEN] (VO) -lacado destruction chukfidovekmis. (CLICK)
AN EXPLOSIVE FLASH ON THE ALIEN VESSEL --

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DISSIPATES, LEAVING IT DAMAGED BUT INTACT:
 SCIENCER Direct hit, Sir: Heavy damage just off their tractor beam port -- they're backing away: I guess they've never seen anti-matter -- not surprising since they can't rotate phase inside a star; Think of how inverted must be their laws of physics and gravity: their notions of empty space so ignorant of reality, yet themselves so far advanced technologically: Fascinating! COMMUNICATOR (prompt) Alien communications has been dis-acquired, Sir. CAPTAIN Thank you, Comm - and that'll be enough eulogizing, Science Officer. Take us out of this star, Helm! Mass-rotate outside! We must visit this quadrature space another time. HELMSMAN Aye: we're exiting Procyon-B.
The starship pulls away from the alien vessel, turns and retreats from the local inner-star-space:
 [OUTER-STORY] (VO) (REF EXTERIOR DIALOG)
ALL look-about awed as the [outer-story] overrides ... finally all glaring at US intruders (audience), as they rotate phase to normal star-background outside the star.

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