Anyway, I just felt like sharing this write-up/synopsis of the idea now for the hell of it. I know this film will never be made, especially since the actor who plays one of the antagonists in my idea passed away near the time of Nemesis’ release.
A field of stars slowly passes by as we move forward through such, in much the same way many of the Star Trek films of old have begun. A deep and brooding dramatic theme in the vein of Star Trek VI’s opening overture begins to play. We do not see the title of the film up-front, but rather the credits first and foremost.
The films title is then finally displayed before more credits: Star Trek: The Greatest Generation
Dwight Shultz / Patti Yasutake
Dina Meyer / Aron Eisenberg
Special Appearance by Whoopi Goldberg
and Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
In a near-duplication of the opening sequence of ‘Nemesis’ we are brought to Romulus. One significant change is that there is a new class of Federation starship in orbit, under the escort of three Mogai-Class (Valdore) warbirds. As we begin to descend through the atmosphere we pass close enough to the ships warp nacelle to catch the vessels identification as the U.S.S. Titan NCC-80102. Riker’s ship. We drop down through the clouds to the same Romulan city we saw in Nemesis, only this city is undergoing extensive reconstruction at it’s center while the outskirts are still sporting evidence of ruins and devastation. We’re taken to the new senate chamber — much more realistic and massive than in Nemesis - and find thousands of people there. Not just the senators and leaders, but civilians. Something big is happening, and that something is an address by Ambassador Spock. He is speaking of unity, of peace, of reunification. Behind him are Romulans; one familiar figure is former Commander Donatra, now wearing Senatorial robes and the acting head of state. On the other side behind Spock are Riker and Troi. Spock is not just addressing the people, but the Senate as well.
From the Dominion War, from the events of Nemesis, peace has finally become possible. The Romulan populace have grown weary of their ruling class and the military plunging them into turmoil, and a popular uprising has crippled the Romulan Empire. Those noble houses and military leaders to survive both Shinzon’s treason and the uprising are those who pledge to reform the government as the people demand. The people though are divided on everything except their desire for change from what has been, and so many propositions are being entertained. Even those from beyond the bounds of the empire, like from the Federation.
During Spock’s address we see two guards watching him from an upper VIP balcony that’s unoccupied. They’re stoic, statuesque - until suddenly both are stunned from behind by a cloaked, hooded figure. As Spock finishes his speech, applause comes from the crowd, even much of the temporary Senate. Amidst this all a shot is fired from where the guards where incapacitated - hitting Spock square in the chest, throwing him back. Riker, Troi, and Donatra rush to him, as guards flank the stage looking for the source of the shots. An uproar and panic grip the crowd who begin to riot, some stampeding for the exits others fighting. Things go mad. Those followers of Spock and reunification are infuriated and now have a martyr it seems, and those against it are violently opposed and the two factions clash. We fade to darkness as Riker calls for an emergency beam out.
We then find ourselves passing from darkness into light, as we pan to the side of something - it’s a docking plyon on DS9. We get a nice view of the station, we see ships buzzing about, and then at an upper pylon, the Enterprise-E. We switch to an interior, a close-up of two coffee mugs in a replicator. A hand grasps them - It’s Captain Kira Nerys, in her office on DS9. She hands one to Picard sitting on the couch to the side of the desk, and takes one herself as she sits down. They discuss the Enterprise-E’s scheduled mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Kira warns Picard to mind the treaty and keep clear of Dominion space, telling him how last time the Defiant got too close the Jem’Hadar fired a few warning shots. Picard makes some joke about how they probably just aren’t fond of the Defiant after all the defeats she inflicted on them during the war.
Off-screen, something clatters, falling over, and we turn to see Data - no, B4 we quickly realize - standing over the clock Sisko built in season 1. It’s in pieces on the floor now. Picard chastises him and in doing so calls him “Beta” - to which Kira questions, and he explains that it Geordi came up with it and it “seemed appropriate, since he’s not quite Data, and not quite B4, either since Data’s memories have begun to surface.” In the middle of the conversation, they are interrupted by a comm-call: It’s Lt. Nog, and he informs Kira she had better come out to Ops and that Picard should join her. They exchange a concerned look, and then do so, stepping out into Ops. Nog informs them they just received a priority one security alert from Starfleet; something went wrong at the conference on Romulus. Picard is concerned. Nog tells them Starfleet has sent a video of the incident, Kira has him play it on the screen. They watch as Spock speaks, and then, as a disruptor beam hits him and throws him back. Picard barely audible says something like, “no…” under his breath, as the video goes on, we zoom in to watch it close-up, and Riker and Troi rush in.
When we zoom out, the video of the assassination is finished, and we’re now in the Enterprise-E’s Observation Lounge, the stars streaking away at warp. Everyone looks grim or angry. Worf is now the First Officer, Geordi is still the Engineer, and Crusher is still aboard as CMO. We also see Lt. Daniels from FC and Insurrection back as the Chief of Security and the trill Lieutenant Perim from Insurrection as the Helmsman. ‘Beta’ is also there, struggling to comprehend, commenting in child-like fashion, “I know him,” referencing meeting Spock during ‘Unification’. The Romulans are on the verge of a Civil War in the aftermath of this incident, with two factions - Isolationists and Unificationists seeking power. It’s more of a Civil Cold War though, and both sides have agreed an actual bloody war would not be wise and would only repeat the mistakes of the old governments they’ve all recently worked to overcome. So they’ve agreed to allow the Federation to both mediate talks and investigate Spock’s attempted assassination. The Enterprise-E has been selected, by both sides and Starfleet, to head this all up. While Starfleet has confidence in Riker to handle the situation, both factions of Romulans have requested Picard and the thought of showing the flag via the flagship also appeals to the Federation Council.
They don’t know if Spock will make it, and if he dies, the cold war could erupt into a hot one.
At Romulus we see the Titan, and then are aboard her. Doctor Alyssa Ogawa is finishing telling Riker and Troi of Spock’s condition; Spock is on a bio-bed in the background being monitored. Lt. Crusher, Operations Chief enters with Lt. Commander Rej Barclay, Chief Engineer, and tells Riker he’s secured the entire ship with a transport inhibitors and increased sensor and shield output; no one will be able to follow up and finish the job. Riker says something about not knowing it someone will need to follow up, considering Spock’s condition. On Romulus, we see a covert meeting between our hooded assassin and now-Admiral Tomalok from TNG. It’s done with a hologram to conceal the identity, even the voice is disguised. Seems Tomalok is part of the conspiracy with this hooded assassin whom we don’t know if it’s a he, she, Romulan, Vulcan, whatever. Logically, fans of TNG all know by now it’s Sela - but it’s still fun to pretend it’s not. They talk of the future, of the loyalty of the military, of the situation on Romulus and the Enterprise-E’s pending arrival and the hooded figure says something about being ready for them…
We’re given a log entry as the Enterprise-E arrives at Romulus and moves into position between two D’Deridex-class warbirds and they all approach Romulus on impulse. Aboard the Enterprise, we find Captain Picard entering Ten-Forward. It looks very much like the old one, except for upward-swept windows. After a moment of him looking out at the stars we hear a familiar voice; Guinan. The two talk of Riker and the Titan, of Spock’s attempted assassination. Picard confesses his misgivings, wonders if they can secure the peace Picard is shaken by this as well, especially at seeing Spock; returning to Romulus brings up all the emotion of the events of Nemesis, including Data’s loss. Likewise, he knows Spock well, knew Sarek, knew Kirk, Scotty, what not, this is all like the end of that generation, the end of a legacy for him and he feels very much responsible for seeing it fulfilled and not dropping the torch, as we’ll learn later. It occurs to him his own generation and his legacy may soon come to an end, that things are changing always, Riker and the Titan and all that. He voices these concerns a bit. Guinan as always in a round-about way gets him to realize he can do just as good a job, and that he’s been in worse situations and come out on top, and that by doubting himself, he’s only ensuring failure.
As we catch sight of Romulus and the Titan in orbit around her, the warbirds escorting the Enterprise-E are suddenly fired upon. A small armada of new Valdore-Class warbirds comes screaming in from no where, at least 6 of them and fire their weapons right through the D’Deridex-class shields, knowing their command codes and weaknesses. On the Bridge, Captain Riker via-view screen is telling Worf to hold his fire; right now it’s Romulan against Romulan and they can’t get involved. While Worf is protesting, Picard enters and agrees with the “sage advice of a former first officer of mine.” He asks for a report and Worf informs him “shields are raised, but weapons remain off-line.” He asks Riker a similar status report, and Riker responds in kind: “Pretty much the same here, Captain. Much as I don’t like the idea of an unfair fight… it’s not our fight.” Picard commiserates; anything they do to help their escorts could have grave consequences. This civil war has gone from cold to hot and their footing is precarious at best. Picard orders Lt. Daniels (from FC, INS) to hail the Romulans that opened fire. No response. Picard orders him to repeat and begins to question intervention when suddenly the D’Deridex warbirds are destroyed.
Picard orders the hail repeated, but nothing. Then the Valdore-warbirds take positions, surrounding the Titan and the Enterprise.
Picard tells Daniels to switch Riker to a secure channel, and then asks him for his assessment of the situation, even calling him ‘Number One…’ on mistake. Riker speaks of their intentions, but is cut off by Perim, informing them another ship is de-cloaking. To everyone’s horror, it’s a Scimitar-Class warbird. Picard orders Daniels to scan for Thalaron radiation. As he complies, they are hailed. Surprising them, It’s newly-minted Admiral Tomalok, and he wants to discuss terms of Picard’s surrender. When Picard is resistant, he makes a comment like, “This is a gift, Captain. We could destroy you and the Titan right now if we wished… Perhaps I can still fulfill my promise from so many years ago, about taking the hull of the Enterprise as a trophy?” or something, in reference to the Golordon Core thing. Off to the side, Daniels interjects; no thalaron radiation, just standard weapons.
Picard suggests they meet in person to discuss this, and Tomalok surprisingly agrees. Riker, on the secure line, says he’ll join Picard, but Picard shoots him down. “No, Will, I need you to have the Titan ready to leave if the Romulans open fire.” he says. “Spock’s life is critical to the peace, and Tomolak will surely kill him.” Riker argues, and Picard replies with the tactical directive used in Equinox, that “in a combat situation involving two or more vessels, command falls to the vessel of tactical superiority. Now the Titan may be faster, but she’s not as well armed.” Riker is resistant, but Picard asks him, Captain to Captain, “Please, Will. Trust me.” Riker relents.
Beaming over, Picard and Worf are escorted into a large room. It’s clear from the large window it’s the same room they met Shinzon in, with a new design on this new ship. Tomalok rambles on for a while until our hooded assassin comes out of the shadows like Shinzon’s Viceroy did, like Shinzon himself did. It’s all feeling very familiar. He talks of the assassin, of Picard and the Federation’s interference with Romulan affairs, meddling where they don’t belong, and the cost of it all. Finally the hooded assassin reveals: former Commander Sela, daughter of Tasha Yar through a temporal anomaly. She has a large scar on her face. Tomalok explains for her that after the failure of the invasion of Vulcan from Unification she was stripped of rank, and almost killed for her disgraceful failure, but Tomalok - still a commander then - had been a friend of her fathers and took pity on her, saved her from the executioner at the cost of many favors from the Tal’Shiar, and she has been living in the shadows for a decade, waiting to avenge herself. Sela informs Picard: “Now that you’re here… we can truly begin.”
Meanwhile on the Enterprise-E, Geordi and Beverly are on the Bridge, worried over this all, when Daniels picks up something odd on sensors - energy spikes he can’t isolate. First on the Schimitar II and then on the Enterprise. Before they can do anything about it, they find themselves surrounded by Romulan soldiers - they’ve been boarded, and the spikes are from cloaked soldiers who in unison drop said cloaks and seize the Bridge. Worf opens the comm-line to warn Riker and is shot in the process. The Titan though is safe; the transport field still protects them. So the Valdores open fire on her.
Riker wants to hold their ground, to stay and fight, but he knows they can’t stand toe-to-toe with six warbirds. Against his better judgment, Riker orders the Titan to maximum warp. Under fire, she departs Romulus, leaving the Enterprise-E and her crew to their fate. Picard and Worf meanwhile don’t know this is going on as they continue to talk with Sela and Tomalok. Eventually though, they reveal this fact - that they’ve taken the Enterprise, and the Titan has abandoned them. As Picard is taken away by guards, Sela laughs, enjoying taking everything that matters away from Picard just as he did from her.
Picard, La Forge, Worf and Crusher are now all in a holding cell on the Romulan ship, discussing discreetly what to do, how to escape when Sela comes in with ‘Beta’, asking Picard “What’s wrong with it?” She knows he’s not quite Data, but also the closest thing. Picard explains, and Sela looks annoyed. She loses interest and turns him over to Romulan scientists. They take him to a room behind a window across from the holding sell, have him confined to a table and plugged into various machines and such, and begin to dismantle him. Sela toys with whether or not to let Picard watch, and decides the agony of not knowing is more fun than making him watch his “pet android” be destroyed. So she activates a screen that blackens the glass. Sela leaves, and in the corridor, Tomalok and her have a conversation. Seems Tomalok has designs on being Praetor, making the Romulan Empire strong again, blah blah. He wants Sela at his side, perhaps as more than just an ally, but Sela only wants revenge though and pretty much rejects him, which pisses him off.
Meanwhile on the Titan. Riker is yelling back and forth with the Admiral Janeway via hologram. They’ve just finished delivering Spock to an Olympic-Class (All Good Things, Pasteur) Medical Ship, and now Riker wants to rush back across the Neutral Zone and do something to save the Enterprise, but he’s told he can’t, not yet, to wait for back-up. He agrees but we then see him go to the bridge and order a course for Romulus anyway, “ta hell with orders,” sort of thing. But as he’s about to engage, more warbirds decloak. We think it’s another ambush until Riker is hailed - by the female Romulan Commander from TOS’s “Enterprise Incident” - the one who had a thing for Spock. She’d apparently been helping him all these years, is outraged, still has some forces under her control, retired a long time ago as an Admiral but… now she’s back to help Spock’s dream. And to that effect, she wants to help Riker. They begin formulating a plan…
In the Brig of the Romulan ship, Worf seems to lose control. He starts taunting his Romulan guard, threatening him, Picard orders him to calm down and Worf tells him if he doesn’t back off he’ll rip his artificial heart out or something. When Picard tries to pull Worf back, Worf back-hands Picard as a ruse to convince the guards that this isn’t a deception. Eventually he goads this guard into taking him on one-on-one. So while Worf fights hand-to-hand with this one guard a dozen other armed guards watch - and none watch the prisoners behind the force-field. Crusher uses this distraction to do something with Geordi’s implants. It works and Geordi’s implants cause a feedback in the force field emitters of the cell, knocking him out, but letting Crusher and Picard out. They get the drop on the distracted guards, grab disruptors and start firing before they even realize. A good hand-to-hand phaser fight ensues with Crusher, Picard and Worf against a dozen armed Romulans. Eventually they take out all the guards and then begin trying to pick the lock into the room with ‘Beta’ in it.
Back to Riker and the Titan, brief scene, “You think this’ll work?” Troi asks Riker, “It had better…” he says. The ship is dark inside, foreshadowing something. We see the outside of the Enterprise-E, an airlock on the saucer hull, close-up. The airlock opens - and doesn’t decompress. We see someone in a EVA suit - a few someone’s - come out of no where, and then the airlock closes. We find it’s Riker, as well as Wesley, and a group of Romulans. The Enterprise is swarming with Romulans. These Romulans in the airlock are of course on our side, and they use the age-old prisoner ruse. Riker makes a note of removing his fourth pip though, something about “Now I’m ready,” and he and Wes smile and are then escorted as prisoners into the Enterprise corridors. We see Troi on the darkened Titan Bridge in the CO Chair looking worried for a moment as Barclay reports “they’re in” and that they’ve detached from the Enterprise, as the view screen shows the warbirds flanking the Enterprise-E. In case no one guessed, the Titan is cloaked courtesy of the good Romulans. She docked with the Enterprise-E to offload the away team.
On the Romulan ship, the senior staff find ‘Beta’. He’s been dismantled, he’s in a heap, circuits everywhere. La Forge looks him over, not sure what can be done. Romulan guards are heard outside, Picard knows they have to go, La Forge argues he can’t re-assemble ‘Beta’ like this, he needs time. Picard orders him just to take ‘Beta’s’ head - it’s his positronic brain that makes him ‘Beta’, makes him alive, they can always make a new body or uses Lore’s or something for him later. They fight there way through the corridors briefly and are eventually closed off in some secondary computer core room. It’s not a transporter room like they would prefer, but the doors are blast-thick and it’ll take the Romulans at least an hour to get through.
Back to Riker and Wes and the Romulans, as they get to the Enterprise-E Battle Bridge — Oh yeah, we are so finally declaring this baby can Saucer Separate! Powering up the Ops console, they slowly begin to re-route command functions…
On the Romulan ship, Tomalok and Sela go to where his the Enterprise Crew are cornered to try to convince them to give up. He doesn’t do a good job, nor does he succeed. Geordi meanwhile gets Beta’s head on-line. He’s a bit disoriented, and as Picard tries to explain it in child-terms, ‘Beta’ says something very Data, and asks, “Have we arrived at Romulus to meet with praetor shinzon?” Picard questions, and he replies, “the last thing I recall, I was undergoing the memory transfer with B4.” In a heart-warming moment of hope, they realize it’s not ‘Beta’ anymore! It’s DATA! Something happened when he was dismantled, something the Romulan scientists did, and when Geordi re-booted him, Data’s memories took total dominance. They put their celebration aside though due to circumstances - to which Data informs them “Perhaps I can be of some assistance?” Meanwhile, Sela gets bored/angry at this whole thing and declares, “Enough of this, if you won’t finish this, I will,” to Tomalok and storms off. Tomalok is getting pissed with her, she’s becoming more trouble than she’s worth. He lets her go though, more concerned with Picard and Crew.
On the Enterprise Battle Bridge, Wes finishes whatever he’s doing and the Romulans take bridge stations as Riker takes command. In a risky maneuver, they manually disconnect the docking latches, basically blowing them up in an emergency maneuver intended to separate the ship in a matter of seconds in case of warp core breach. It causes some damage, but the stardrive is now free and floating and under her own power and Riker’s control. “Open a channel, all subspace bands!” Riker orders. They do, and Riker declares over subspace, “Kobayashi Maru!” or something significant from Trek lore as a code word.
“Lock phasers on those warbirds and fire!” he then orders, as the Valdore squadron take formation. As they prepare to destroy the Enterprise-E, the Titan and a DOZEN D’Deridex-Class warbirds decloak, surrounded the half-dozen Valdores. Shots are exchanged and the Enterprise-E Saucer which is adrift and powerless takes a few pot shots, as the D’Deridex-Class warbirds and the E-Stardrive + Titan blow two of the Valdores out of the stars.
Tomalok meanwhile gets word of all this. He goes to the Bridge where Sela meets him. She wants to fight, “this ship can obliterate them all!” she declares. Tomalok does not want a massacre though. “If we destroy them like this, we’ll loose what support we have! The people will not tolerate another war! I want power, not bloodshed!” he declares. He begins to order his ship to stand down, that they’ll talk and all that, but Sela overrides him and pulls a dagger - killing him. She then opens a channel to her other warbirds and orders them to attack.
Now we see a battle like never in Trek movies…
4 Valdores + a Schimitar against a Dozen D’Deridex, half of the Enterprise-E, and the Titan with Troi of all people in command. On the stardrive, Riker orders “Evasive pattern Riker-4” and Wesley at Helm confirms, “Riker-4, confirmed,” and we have a Deju Vu moment of that same scene from “Best of Both Worlds” and they even realize it and exchange glances. “Some things never change,” one of them says.
One hell of a battle ensues, and one-by-one the Valdores, and the D’Deridex warbirds are all disabled or destroyed. Sela’s ship is damaged but still fairly well functional and out-gunned as Riker and Troi are, she orders them to surrender, threatening to execute the captured crew of the Enterprise-E if they don’t comply. Picard then enters the Bridge though, quite unexpectedly. Sela orders him removed, and when the guards try to they find a force field protecting him. Before Sela can question what’s going on, the auto-destruct sequence alarm sounds. Next navigational and weapons control are disabled. We then see Data - his head wired into the secondary computer core - has tapped into the computer and is now in control of many of the warbirds functions.
Picard tells Sela, “It’s over.”
But Sela isn’t done yet. She was prepared for something like this, and sends a feedback through to Data’s neural net. “I underestimated the android before. Not this time.” Though the Auto-Destruct is fused and locked on, she regains navigation and weapons — and sets a collision course for the Enterprise-E saucer — which contains the 700+ Enterprise crewmembers, adrift and helpless. The Titan meanwhile has no engines or weapons, while the E stardrive has only engines and barely any shields. Riker sees no choice, and orders their own collision course, again giving us Deju Vu to “Best of Both Worlds” - He intends to destroy the warbird with the Stardrive, to save the Saucer and the bulk of the crew of the Enterprise.
Picard meanwhile is trying to convince Sela to give up, talking of her mother and that she would never have wanted this. All good stuff. She seems to begin to question herself, but then re-affirms her belief, and wants Picard to pay. She blames him for everything, even her existence and her mothers death and presence on the Enterprise-C and wants him to pay. As her ship nears the Enterprise saucer section and the stardrive nears her ship to try to save the Saucer, the auto-destruct sounding all the while, something else unexpected happens…
A tractor beam suddenly locks onto the E-Saucer and pulls it out of the way. Riker orders evasive maneuvers at the last moment, and narrowly misses Sela’s ship. Sela is pissed purple. “Noo!” she screams and all that. The tractor beam came from, you guessed it, out of left field - Voyager. “Something told me you wouldn’t listen to orders,” Janeway tells Riker. She’s not alone. Voyager has a fleet with her. Dozens of Starships, including Captain Kira Nerys and the Defiant. It’s a reunion at Romulus.
Sela, defeated, takes solace in the fact “At least you’ll (Picard) die with me!” as the autodestruct enters the final stage 10, 9, 8… of course, this is Star Trek. As the transporter beam washes over Picard and his people down below, Picard offers his apologies - not sarcastically for refusing Sela her vengeance, but sincerely, and to the dead woman he knew whom he feels he’s failed again by not being able to redeem her daughter. “I’m sorry Tasha…”
The next day, the pieces are being picked up. The Isolationist movement has lost all support after Sela and Tomalok’s failure and defeat. The unificationists have taken power firmly, and Donatra has been declared Procouncil. The Starfleet fleet orbits Romulus - the battle-damaged split-in-two Enterprise-E, the Titan, Voyager, the Defiant. We go then back to where it began, the Romulan Senate. Picard, Janeway, Riker, Kira, et cetera, are all there. A door opens, and a hush falls over the crowd, as Spock emerges, assisted by a Vulcan aid. The crowd erupts in cheers. Spock, frail and weak, slowly makes his way to a table where delegations of the Military, the Isolationist, the Unificationists, and the remains of the Tal’Shiar sit. He speaks of peace and unity once more, and overcoming adversity and hatred. That now finally, peace will flow in the place of spilled blood. He then signs the agreement on behalf of the Federation as everyone applauds.
On the Enterprise, in Ten Forward, there is a reception. A considerable celebration. Janeway, Kira, perhaps a few others from DS9 and Voyager are there as well as the crews of both Titan and the Enterprise-E. The new treaty dismantles the neutral zone, meaning the worlds within her can finally be explored. Riker and the Titan will lead a joint scientific mission to do just that. A number of worlds long annexed by the Romulan empire have been granted sovereignty, and some have even expressed interest in joining the Federation. Janeway remarks that the new order of things is going to mean a great deal of paper-work, to which Picard quips, “Now you see why I always turn down promotion.”
Data meanwhile is still just a head set atop the bar. He remarks on a desire to discuss “Life, death and life again” with Spock when he has fully recovered, and learns Worf has been taking car of Spot. He also remarks on his intentions to construct a more “realistic” body for himself, noting, “Human males of my approximate age often experience weight-gain, joint discomfort, sexual dysfunction, and a multitude of other physical ailments. Perhaps experiencing such myself will add to my perspective of humanity.” Same old Data. Picard meanwhile jokes with Riker about “borrowing his ship and scratching it all up,” and such, and how it’s going to take the Romulan engineering teams two weeks to repair the saucer couplings.
Amidst the levity and celebration, a comm-call comes in for Piard: it’s Beverly. Spock has collapsed in his quarters.
Picard rushes off, quickly followed by Janeway, Kira, and Riker.
Entering Spock’s quarters, Beverly steps away from Spock, laying on the bed, and reports, “There’s nothing more I can do. The internal bleeding is simply to extensive.” The Vulcan aid of Spock’s informs them all that Spock hid from them the extent of his condition. Everyone is devastated. Picard moves to Spock’s bedside alone, and Spock opens his eyes and speaks with him. “Don’t grieve for me, my friend. The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.” he says, like he did in TWOK. “It has taken me the totality of my life to obtain true peace, but I believe the journey was worth the effort.” Picard replies, comments on how good a job he’s done, with first with Khitomer, now with the Romulans, but Spock stops him, “No, you misunderstand. True peace, my friend. All my life, I have struggled with who I am. What I am. Struggled to balance Human and Vulcan. Bringing peace between the Federation and the Klingons, and now the Romulans, was in truth, only a search for balance. A search for inner peace.” Spock explains. “One I now feel I have finally achieved. I know, now, who I am, Jean-luc,” he says. He then does something we never expect; he smiles.
His eyes slowly close, the smile goes slack. He is gone.
As the group returns to Ten Forward, the room is quite subdued. Everyone is waiting for word, but none of them - not Janeway, Kira, or Riker knows what to say. Finally, Picard lifts up a glass of Chateau Picard 2265
At first he says nothing; what can he say?
“To the most noble, most selfless, most courageous and honorable man whom I have ever known. His legend will inspire us for generations. His friendship, I will treasure for the rest of my life. As his closest friend once remarked, ‘Of all the souls I have encountered, his was the most human.’ To Spock, the last of the greatest generation.”
Janeway, Kira and Riker echo this - “To Spock,” and then the entire room does as well.
Back in space, we draw back from the Enterprise-E along with the Defiant, Voyager, and Titan in orbit of Romulus as we hear something familiar and yet different…
Picard: “Space… the Final Frontier…”
Janeway: “These Are the Voyages of Humanity and Beyond…”
Kira: “The Continuing Mission, to Explore Strange New Worlds…”
Riker: “To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations…”
Spock: “To Boldly Go, Where No Man - Where No One… Has Gone Before…”
- The End -