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Picard: "Captain's Log, Stardate 41601.3. We are crossing through the Zed Lapis sector where we will rendezvous with Shuttlecraft 13 carrying Deanna Troi who is returning from a conference. Because Engineering is involved in preventative maintenance on our dilithium crystals, we are presently travelling on impulse power."
Worf: "You are favoured in the ship's pool."
Tasha: "You'd bet on me?"
Worf: "A sure thing."
Picard: "Captain's Log, supplemental. We've lost all contact with Shuttlecraft 13 and can only assume they've crash landed on Vagra II. Meanwhile, Main Engineering is trying to return us to warp power."
Leland T. Lynch: "Initiate start-up sequence."
Computer: "Beginning checklist."
Leland T. Lynch: "Override! We're going directly to start-up."
Computer: "That procedure is not recommended."
Leland T. Lynch: "Understood. NOW!"
Leland T. Lynch: "Leland T. Lynch here, Captain. We now have minimum warp drive."
Geordi: "Course plotted and set for Vagra II, sir."
Picard: "Warp 8."
Leland T. Lynch: "I said minimum warp drive, Captain!"
Picard: "You heard the order, Mr. Lynch. Make it so!"
Leland T. Lynch: "Yes, sir."
Picard: "What is it, Number One? What are you seeing?"
Riker: "Trouble."
Picard: "Captain's Log, supplemental. While on a mission to rescue survivors from an unexplained shuttle crash, the away team has encountered a strange creature which seems able to assume other form, including one which resembles humanoid."
Riker: "I'm Commander William Riker of the U.S.S. Enterprise."
Armus: "I AM ARMUS. WHY ARE YOU HERE?"
Riker: "We mean you no harm. We have injured crewmen in the shuttlecraft, we need to get to them. May we pass?"
Armus: "YOU HAVEN'T GIVEN ME A GOOD ENOUGH REASON."
Riker: "Preserving life, all life, is very important to us."
Armus: "WHY?"
Riker: "We believe everything in the universe has a right to exist."
Armus: "AN INTERESTING NOTION WHICH I DO NOT SHARE."
Picard: "Number One?"
Riker: "The creature attacked us. Lieutenant Yar is down!"
Data: "It seems to feed on our phaser energy."
Riker: "We had no affect on it."
Picard: "What's Lieutenant Yar's condition? Dr. Crusher, report!"
Dr. Crusher: "She's dead!"
Picard: "Status, Doctor?"
Dr. Crusher: "Unchanged."
Picard: "Can you bring her back?"
Dr. Crusher: "We'll see. Neural stimulator. Interlock current feeds. Set sensitivity factor to 4.4."
Female Nurse: "Monitoring 2.3. 1.8."
Riker: "There, you did it!"
Dr. Crusher: "No, I've got her on total support. There's no independent brain activity."
Female Nurse: "Current feeds operating."
Male Nurse: "She's not responding, Doctor. Her synaptic network is breaking down."
Dr. Crusher: "Inject norep."
Male Nurse: "Neurons are beginning to depolarize."
Dr. Crusher: "Let's go for direct reticular stimulation."

Male Nurse: "Direct?"
Dr. Crusher: "Do it! Increase to 70 microvolts. 85 microvolts. Again. 90. Again. Again. She's gone."
Picard: "Gone?"
Dr. Crusher: "There was too much synaptic damage. That thing just sucked the life right out her. There's nothing more I can do."
Troi: "End this. Let us go."
Armus: "NOT YET."
Troi: "They won't give you what you want."
Armus: "And what is that?"
Troi: "To break their spirit."
Armus: "OH, IS THAT WHAT I WANT? IF BREAKING THEIR SPIRIT WILL AMUSE ME, THEN THAT'S WHAT I WILL HAVE."
Troi: "Never."
Dr. Crusher: "She didn't do anything, her phaser was lowered!"
Geordi: "She only wanted to get to Troi and Lieutenant Prieto..."
Riker: "There was nothing at all provocative about it..."
Data: "No justification."
Dr. Crusher: "A brutal, senseless act."
Picard: (tapping table) "Lieutenant Yar's death is very painful for all of us. We will have to deal with it as best we can for now. Until the shuttle crew is safely beamed aboard this ship, our feelings will have to wait, is that understood?"
Riker: "Data! Data, something's got me! Aaaahhhh!!"
Armus: "TOUCH HIM AND HE DIES."
Riker: "No! No, don't!"
Data: (keys combadge) "Enterprise, Armus has...enveloped Commander Riker!"
Picard: "I'm beaming you up!"
Armus: "IF ANY OF YOU LEAVE NOW, HE DIES...AND SO DO THE SURVIVORS OF THE CRASH."
Picard: "Captain's Log, supplemental. There is grave danger to the crew on Vagra II. My First Officer is missing; attacked by the entity known as "Armus.""
Armus: "YOU, TIN MAN. NOW TELL ME, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE THE INSTRUMENT OF DEATH FOR YOUR LEADER?"
Picard: "Don't struggle, Data."
Data: "I have no control over what you do with the phaser, therefore I would not be the instrument of his death."
Armus: "PERHAPS KILLING THE DOCTOR WOULD ENGENDER MORE FEELING?"
Data: "No, the control is still yours."
Armus: "AND WHAT ABOUT YOU, DOCTOR? ARE YOU READY TO DIE? TELL ME YOU ARE NOT AFRAID."
Dr. Crusher: "I am afraid."
Armus: "BEG ME TO SPARE YOU."
Dr. Crusher: "No."
Armus: "ONE IF YOU IS GOING TO DIE AND YOU, DOCTOR, GET TO CHOOSE. YOU DON'T LIKE THAT, DO YOU?"

Dr. Crusher: "Then I choose myself."
Armus: "NO, YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE. ONE OF THEM DIES. PERHAPS THIS ONE, THOUGH I WOULD NOT CALL IT DEATH SINCE HE IS ONLY A DEVICE. TELL ME, TIN MAN, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO FACE YOUR OWN EXTINCTION?"
Data: "Curious."
Picard: "You say you are true evil? Should I tell you what "true evil" is? It is to submit to you. It is when we surrender our freedom, our dignity instead of defying you."
Armus: "I WILL KILL YOU AND THOSE IN THERE!"
Picard: "But you will still be here! In this place! Forever! Alone! Immortal!"
Picard: "I'm not taking you anywhere."
Armus: "Ahhhhhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Picard: "Captain's Log, Stardate: 41602.1. The shuttlecraft has been destroyed to prevent any possibility of Armus leaving the planet. Vagra II will be declared off-limits...but, the damage has been done. One of the saddest duties I have ever had to perform is now ahead of me."
Picard: "We're here together to honour our friend and comrade: Lieutenant Natasha Yar. Coming to terms with the loss of a colleague is perhaps the most difficult task we must face in the work we have chosen to pursue. We will all find time to grieve for her in the days that are ahead, but for now, she has asked that we celebrate her life with this."
Tasha: "Hello, my friends. You are here now, watching this image of me, because I have died. It probably happened while I was on duty and quickly, which is what I expected. Never forget I died doing exactly what I chose to do. What I want you to know is how much I loved my life and those of you who shared it with me. You are my family. You all know where I came from and what my life was like before, but Starfleet took
that frightened, angry young girl and tempered her. I have been blessed with your friendship and your love.

Will Riker, you are the best. You trusted me, you encouraged me, and most of all you made me laugh.

Deanna, you are capable of so much love. You taught me without ever having to say a word. I realized I could be feminine without losing anything.

Ahh, Worf. We are so much alike, you and I. Both warriors; orphans who found ourselves this family. I hope I met death with my eyes wide open.

Beverly, your fierce devotion comes from within, it can't be diminished. From you, I have learned to strive for excellence, no matter what the personal cost.

Wesley, I'm sorry I won't be able to see you grow into the exceptional man you'll become. But, your kindness and innocence are ageless.

Geordi, in those moments I felt the most despair, you took my hand and helped me to see things differently. You taught me to look beyond the moment.

My friend Data, you see things with the wonder of a child...and that makes you more human than any of us.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, I wish I could say you've been like a father to me, but I've never had one, so I don't know what it feels like. But, if there was someone in the universe I could choose to be like, someone I would want to make proud of me, it's you. You, who have the heart of an explorer and the soul of a poet. So, you'll understand when I say "Death is that state in which one exists only in the memories of others which is why it is not an end."

No good-byes. Just good memories. Hailing frequencies closed, sir."
Picard: "Au revoir, Natasha. The gathering is concluded."
Data: "Sir, the purpose of this gathering confuses me."
Picard: "Oh, how so?"
Data: "My thoughts are not for Tasha...but for myself. I keep thinking...how empty it will be without her presence. Did I miss the point?"
Picard: "No, you didn't, Data. You got it."