Speaking his first words as Captain: GEORGE KIRK Lieutenant Pitts. A LOUD HISS and the craft SHUDDERS as it disembarks -- 26DC INT. GEORGE KIRK I want to see him -- floodlights please. He moves to the cockpit -- starts the vehicle up -- CAPTAIN ROBAU Computer, initiate departure sequence. He realizes he's sweating -- wipes his forehead as: OFFICER PITTS The shuttle's pulling out of main bay, Sir. NARADA BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS 26H Robau is led into the enormous, dark bridge. Robau does his level best to portray confidence as he is led up a walkway to AYEL. Ayel touches a panel, then THROWS AN IMAGE into the air before Robau.
And then a 15 WOMAN -- breathing hard -- straining, harder and harder -- until finally we HEAR a NEWBORN BABY CRYING -- and we... VULCAN FAMILY HOME - DUSK The image is spectacular, aglow in DUSK LIGHT: a beautiful BABY, just born, held in a WOMAN'S HANDS. She gently rubs the top of his right ear -- AND IT UNFURLS, revealing a small, soft pointed VULCAN EAR. Robau moves to the center -- then he asks: CAPTAIN ROBAU Report. Robau sits in the captain's chair his eyes on the ship as they approach -- and we SEE IT on the VIEWSCREEN -- THE NARADA -- ENORMOUS AND THREATENING.
Finally, to the First Officer: CAPTAIN ROBAU Walk with me. FIRST OFFICER Sir, we could issue a mayday call to-- CAPTAIN ROBAU (frightened, but firm) There is no help for us out here. Robau heads into a waiting TURBOLIFT, turns -- they lock eyes, knowing what this means.
KELVIN - CORRIDORS - CONTINUOUS 26A As they walk, briskly: CAPTAIN ROBAU If I don't report within fifteen minutes, execute general order 13.
KELVIN - ENGINE ROOM - CONTINUOUS 23 In the massive Engine Room, a HUGE BLAST -- MEN GO FLYING IN THE STEEL-SHATTERING EXPLOSION -- 24 INT.
KELVIN - BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS 24 Captain Robau helps a fallen CREW MEMBER up from the floor -- then, on his chair com.: CAPTAIN ROBAU Damage report!