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In 2270, when the Enterprise was boarded by the crew of the time travel vessel Nautilus, Butterfield was part of Kirk's group of security officers that escaped from a deck 7 cargo bay, along with Gilden, Oba, Wheeler, Paxon and Curtis. Curtis remained behind to guard the transporter room. Kirk wanted most of the others to go to the main computer on deck 8 while he checked the bridge. Butterfield handed Kirk her phaser, but something other than a gas made Kirk dizzy as soon as he tried climbing steps to leave the deck. Butterfield thought whatever it was would explain why they hadn't been able to contact the bridge. Instead, Butterfield, Kirk, Wheeler and Gilden sneaked into the emergency bridge on deck 7. Butterfield then went to the security office with Wheeler, degaussing every door along the way to free trapped personnel. She returned returned with rope, which Kirk used to reach Sulu from across a turbolift shaft.
After the intruders were gathered in the security section, Butterfield, Shimada, Raksha and Lao Qixhu were stationed at the main computer.