Roberta Lincoln: [frustrated] Okay. That does it. I quit!
Mister Seven: Wait a minute, what're you...
Roberta Lincoln: I'm quitting right now!
Mister Seven: You're not acting, are you?
Roberta Lincoln: [puts on her coat and grabs her purse] Acting? I'm leaving! Goodbye.
[walks to the door. Gary locks it with his servo]
Roberta Lincoln: Hey. Hey!
Mister Seven: [activates cube on desk] Tie into computer.
Beta 5 Computer: Computer on.
Mister Seven: Scan unidentified female present.
Beta 5 Computer: Roberta Lincoln, human. Profession: secretary.
Roberta Lincoln: [nervously] Ha...
Beta 5 Computer: Employed by 347 and 201. Description: age 20; five feet, seven inches; 120 pounds. Hair presently tinted honey-blonde. Although behavior appears erratic, possesses high I.Q.
Roberta Lincoln: Heh!
Beta 5 Computer: Birthmarks:...
Roberta Lincoln: Hey.
Beta 5 Computer: Small mole on left shoulder; somewhat larger star-shaped mark on her...
Roberta Lincoln: [deactivates cube] Hey! Watch it! Okay, I'll bite. What is it?
Mister Seven: [realizing he has given himself away] Miss Lincoln... Miss Lincoln, um... What kind of work did your employers say they were doing here?
Roberta Lincoln: Research for a new encyclopedia?
[Seven looks at her]
Roberta Lincoln: No? No.
Real World article
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The Enterprise travels back in time to 1968, where the crew encounters the mysterious Gary Seven who claims to be sent by advanced beings trying to help Earth. (Season finale)
- "Captain's log. Using the light-speed breakaway factor, the Enterprise has moved back through time to the 20th century. We are now in extended orbit around Earth, using our ship's deflector shields to remain unobserved. Our mission – historical research. We are monitoring Earth communications to find out how our planet survived desperate problems in the year 1968."
After CaptainKirk finishes his log entry, suddenly the Enterprise is rocked, and Spock reports that they appear to have intercepted someone's transporter beam. Kirk remarks that there were no such devices in the 20th century. Spock maintains that someone is beaming aboard. Spock discovers that the transporter beam originates more than a thousand light years away. Scott finds that difficult to believe, stating that no transporter beam could reach that far, not even in their time. Suddenly a man in a dark suit, holding a black cat, appears on the transporter pad.
Act One Edit
The strange man asks Kirk why he was intercepted and who his interceptors are. Kirk identifies himself and tells the man that he is aboard the United Space Ship Enterprise. The man asks what planet they are from, and Kirk says they are from Earth. This the man refuses to believe, because 20th century technology would not allow for a ship like the Enterprise. But when he notices that Spock is a Vulcan, he realizes the ship is indeed from the future and asks to be beamed down to Earth. As security arrives, the man identifies himself as Gary Seven, calling himself a man from the 20th century, and gives his cat's name as Isis. Kirk states, however, that Humans of the 20th century do not go beaming around the universe. Seven explains that he has been on another planet, one much more advanced, and that he was beaming to Earth from that planet when the Enterprise intercepted him. When Kirk asks which planet it is, Seven says that the inhabitants wish their planet to be kept secret and that even in Kirk's time, it will remain unknown. Seven reiterates that he is of this time period and adds that, if Kirk does not allow him to do what he needs to do down on Earth, then Kirk will have changed history. But Kirk, unsure that Seven is telling the truth, decides to keep him aboard the ship until that can be determined. However, Seven tries to escape, overpowering the security guards, and he even shrugs off Spock's attempt at a Vulcan neck pinch. Seven is only subdued by a phaser stun from Kirk. Kirk calls Dr.McCoy and asks him to examine the mysterious man in the brig to determine if he really is Human.