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"Tomorrow and the Stars" was the first of 13 regular episode scripts prepared for the abortive development of the television series Star Trek: Phase II. Although the episode went unproduced, a detailed synopsis was published in the reference work Phase II: The Lost Series.

In this story, in the Phase II continuity, a transporter malfunction trapped Captain James T. Kirk near Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Introduction, The First Thirteen Episodes
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise… on its second five-year mission... to boldly go where no one has gone before... again.

SummaryEdit

A battle with a Klingon ship left the Enterprise transporter damaged and Pavel Chekov suffering from exposure to Iridium-7. When the ship reached Earth orbit, Captain James T. Kirk also began to exhibit symptoms from the radiation. Montgomery Scott and Xon believed the transporter was reasonably safe, and since any delay could kill Chekov, he and Kirk were beamed down for treatment with Christine Chapel and a medical team. Everyone arrived except Kirk.

Kirk reformed in a transparent state in the back yard of the house of Elsa Kelly, wife of an officer in the United States Navy. She was spooked by his appearance, but told him that they were in Honolulu, Hawaii. She accepted that he was not a spy and sympathized with his inability to touch or eat anything. When Richard Kelly returned early that evening, Kirk hid in their automobile and rode with them to an officer's dance. While Richard sought General Grant to discuss his fears of an impending war, Elsa and Kirk went for a walk on the beach. Military police officers approached them, but retreated when they noticed Kirk's transparency.

The two returned to Elsa's house, with Kirk revealing he was the commanding officer of a starship from the future. Aboard the Enterprise, Scott, Xon and Willard Decker discovered that Kirk was transported through time to Pearl Harbor the day before the Japanese attack in December 1941. Scott established contact with Kirk — the transporter could not beam him back but it did restore his opacity. Kirk and Elsa hugged each other.

They left the house to go to one of her friends on the mainland, but were spotted by Richard. Once at the friend's house, Kirk and Elsa tried using 1941 equipment to enhance his communicator. While going for a walk on the beach, they realized that they loved each other. Meanwhile, believing Kirk to be a spy, Richard and officers from the Office of Naval Intelligence entered the house and found the communicator. Elsa and Kirk fled in her car.

Scott and Xon recreated the transporter malfunction and were able to beam Leonard McCoy and Decker within two kilometers of Kirk. Kirk and Elsa parked and overheard the sounds of war planes approaching. She wanted to warn her husband and the rest of his crew stationed on the USS Arizona, but Kirk resisted, wary of altering history. As Bombs started falling, she left to help, just as McCoy and Decker arrived. The Starfleet officers beamed back to the Enterprise.

Later, Counselor Ilia visited Kirk in his quarters and used Deltan techniques to help Kirk dwell on the bright side of his experiences with his lost love.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

Christine ChapelPavel ChekovWillard DeckerElsa KellyRichard KellyJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottHikaru SuluNyota UhuraXon
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GrantIlia

Starships and vehiclesEdit

automobileUSS Enterprise (refit Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • unnamed Klingon starships
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airplanesUSS Arizona (aircraft carrier)

LocationsEdit

Earth (HonoluluPearl HarborHawaii)

Races and culturesEdit

DeltanHuman (AmericanJapanese) • KlingonVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Office of Naval IntelligenceUnited States NavyStarfleet (command divisionoperations divisionsciences division)

Science and technologyEdit

bombcommunicatormain computermicrotapepoisontelephonetime traveltransportertricorderuniversal translatorweapon

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptainchief engineercommandercommanding officercounselor doctoremperorensignFederation Starfleet ranks (2270s)lieutenantmilitary police officerofficerrankspyStarfleet ranks

Other referencesEdit

1930s7 December 1941bridgeCaptain's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), 2273coordinatesdimensionflowerfruitIridium-7Japanese languagejunglekilometerlanguageminutemountainoceanquartersradiationsecondspaceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (early 2270s)starshiptimetransporter roomwarweek

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ConnectionsEdit

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In Thy Image
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