| [Klingon Hall of Justice]
MAGISTRATE: Bring in the prisoner.
(The audience in the galleries stands and shouts in unison as Archer is
brought to stand in the middle of the room, under a spotlight.)
MAGISTRATE: You stand accused of conspiring against the Klingon Empire.
How do you respond?
ARCHER: I'm not guilty.
MAGISTRATE: When this tribunal convenes tomorrow, you will be given a
chance to prove your innocence. If you cannot, there is only one
is staring at a bone joint on his metal plate, A guard lets Phlox enter.)
GUARD: You have five minutes.
ARCHER: Glad you could drop by.
PHLOX: How are you?
ARCHER: I've been better.
PHLOX: I wasn't sure if I'd find you alive.
ARCHER: They promised me a trial before the execution.
ARCHER: Something wrong?
PHLOX: Xenopolycythemia can be highly contagious. I'm surprised they
haven't put you in isolation.
(The guard slowly backs away and leaves
PHLOX: Any residual symptoms? Fever, dizziness?
ARCHER: Just a scratchy throat.
PHLOX: Let's have a look.
ARCHER: When did you get here?
PHLOX: Two days ago, but they refused to let us see you.
ARCHER: Enemies of the state aren't allowed visitors.
PHLOX: T'Pol was finally able to convince them that your condition
necessitated a visit from your doctor.
ARCHER: Very thoughtful of her.
PHLOX: She sends her regards, and she wanted me to assure you that
Starfleet, and the Vulcan High Command are doing everything possible to
get you released.
ARCHER: Are they having any luck?
PHLOX: Not yet, but she and Commander Tucker have begun exploring other
options for regaining your freedom.
ARCHER: When this is over, whatever the outcome, I'm counting on them
to get Enterprise safely out of Klingon territory.
PHLOX: I'll let them know. How are your accommodations?
ARCHER: Not so bad. Can't say I'm a big fan of Klingon cuisine.
PHLOX: It may not appear appetising, but it seems like a good source of
protein. I suggest you eat it. (Kolos enters.)
KOLOS: Is he infectious?
PHLOX: I don't believe so.
KOLOS: Then return to your ship.
PHLOX: I'd like to run some more tests.
KOLOS: You're not here to treat him.
ARCHER: Thanks for the house call, Doc.
PHLOX: I'm sure I'll see you soon.
(Phlox leaves with the guard.)
KOLOS: I'm Kolos, your advocate.
ARCHER: Jonathan Archer.
KOLOS: The tribunal's about to begin.
(Kolos walks out, and Archer follows him.)
ARCHER: We haven't even discussed what happened.
KOLOS: I'm familiar with the charges.
ARCHER: Well, I'm not familiar with your justice system. What can I
expect out there?
KOLOS: Now that you've been charged, the evidence against you will be
ARCHER: Do I get a chance to testify?
KOLOS: I will conduct your defence.
ARCHER: How can you do that when you haven't heard what really
KOLOS: I know what happened. You mustn't speak during the tribunal.
I'll speak for you.
gallery is chanting and banging their spears on the floor.)
ARCHER: What are they saying?
ARCHER: I hope they're not the jury.
KOLOS: There is no jury.
(another figure enters)
ARCHER: Who's that?
KOLOS: Prosecutor Orak. His success is well known.
ARCHER: What about you? What's your success rate?
KOLOS: I've performed my duty.
(The Magistrate enters and raises sparks with his gavel.)
MAGISTRATE: This tribunal is convened. Strength to the Empire.
Prosecutor Orak, you may proceed.
ORAK: I call Duras, son of Toral.
ORAK: Captain Duras, tell
the tribunal about your encounter with the accused.
DURAS: I am no longer a captain.
DURAS: I am a second weapons officer serving on the Ty'Gokor defence
ORAK: The Duras I called to testify is Commander of the battle cruiser
DURAS: I was recently reduced in rank.
ORAK: A distinguished Klingon warrior, stripped of his command. Did the
accused have anything to do with your disgrace?
ORAK: Go on, Weapons Officer Duras.
DURAS: A group of rebels had fled the Klingon Protectorate at
Raatooras. I was commanded to bring these traitors to justice. We'd
followed their warp trail to a system just outside Klingon territory.
OFFICER: (a young woman) They're near the fifth planet. Another vessel
is docked with them.
DURAS: Show me. (Enterprise appears on the viewscreen by the ringed
planet) What kind of ship is that?
OFFICER: Unknown, but they've taken the rebels aboard.
OFFICER: Torpedo launchers fore and aft. Low-yield particle cannons. We
can defeat them easily.
OFFICER: They're signalling us.
DURAS: Viewer. Identify yourself.
ARCHER [on viewscreen]: Captain Archer of the battle cruiser
DURAS: The people aboard your ship are wanted for treason. Surrender
ARCHER [on viewscreen]: By whose authority?
DURAS: The Chancellor of the Klingon High Council.
ARCHER [on viewscreen]: I don't know your Chancellor, and I don't give
a damn what he wants. I've formed an alliance with these people, and
I'm going to support their revolt.
DURAS: Give them to me now, or I'll destroy your vessel.
ARCHER [on viewscreen]: Fire one shot, and you'll be joining your
ancestors in the afterlife.
He refused to surrender the rebels.
ARCHER: I didn't say any of those things. Can't you object?
KOLOS: It's not important.
ORAK: And how did you respond to Archer's defiance?
DURAS: I pitied him. He was about to die in defence of these wretched
ARCHER: They weren't traitors.
MAGISTRATE: Advocate, haven't you informed the prisoner of the rules of
KOLOS: My apologies, Magistrate. Be silent, or you will be removed.
DURAS: I showed him more patience than he deserved, but obviously he
wanted blood to be spilt.
Don't be a fool. Your ship is inferior. You won't survive a battle with
ARCHER [on viewscreen]: Death to the Empire.
(Enterprise fires two phaser shots at the Bortas.)
DURAS: Return fire! (torpedoes and disrupters)
OFFICER: They're heading for the ring system.
DURAS: The coward thinks he can hide. Pursue them!
(They go into the rings, and the view is obscured by dust.)
DURAS: Where are they? Answer me!
OFFICER: Debris is interfering with sensors.
DURAS: There. Target their engines! All weapons!
(Enterprise fires a single torpedo, and detonates a huge gas plume
which catches the Bortas in the explosion.)
OFFICER: We've lost sensors. Shields are down!
DURAS: Manual targeting! Fire!
(Enterprise does a strafing run as they exit the rings)
OFFICER: They're leaving orbit.
DURAS: Follow them!
OFFICER: Our engines are down.
It took us three hours to repair our warp drive.
ORAK: But of course, by that time, they were gone. You're fortunate
your First Officer didn't kill you for such a failure. You're
(Duras walks across, slowly.)
ARCHER: You're not going to question him?
KOLOS: He'd say nothing that would help you.
MAGISTRATE: Do you have any further evidence to present?
ORAK: No, Magistrate. Duras' testimony is clear. He was attempting to
carry out his mission to bring enemies of the Empire to justice. But
this aggressor, this human, conspired with them to disgrace a proud
warrior and foment rebellion. There can be no doubt that he is our
enemy as well. Captain Archer claims to be innocent. Innocent of what?
This tribunal has already been far too lenient. We haven't accused his
crew, or his government. He's fortunate we haven't dispatched a fleet
of warships to his homeworld, but we do demand that he be held
responsible for the crimes he has committed. We demand that he receive
the most severe punishment our laws decree!
MAGISTRATE: Do you have a response?
KOLOS: No, Magistrate.
MAGISTRATE: Then I will consider the evidence and deliver my verdict.
ARCHER: I'd like a chance to defend myself.
MAGISTRATE: You have been warned.
ARCHER: He's distorting the truth.
MAGISTRATE: Be silent!
ARCHER: Those people weren't rebels, and I wasn't trying to start a
rebellion. I am not your enemy!
(He gets punished by pain sticks.)
MAGISTRATE: This tribunal is in recess.
tries a bit of the meat on the bone, but spits it out. Kolos enters.)
ARCHER: What is this?
ARCHER: It's a little underdone.
KOLOS: I told you to remain silent. You should have listened to me.
ARCHER: Sorry if I interfered with your legal strategy.
KOLOS: My strategy may yet spare your life. I've spoken with the
Magistrate. He's willing to show you mercy if you co-operate.
KOLOS: Tell him where to find the rebels.
ARCHER: I told you, they're not rebels.
KOLOS: It doesn't matter what you believe. They're subject to the laws
of the Empire. There's nothing you can say that will change that.
ARCHER: I haven't been able to say anything.
KOLOS: Where did you take them? Another ship? A planet? Do you
understand what will happen if you don't tell them?
ARCHER: I've a pretty good idea.
KOLOS: I'm offering you a way to save your life.
ARCHER: Let's say I did co-operate. What would happen to these people?
KOLOS: They would be charged with treason.
ARCHER: And end up in a court like this one? Tell the magistrate I'm
going to pass on his offer.
KOLOS: Only a fool would sacrifice himself for people he barely knows.
ARCHER: I know them well enough. They're good people, and I won't turn
them over. If you'd let me testify, tell my side of the story, it might
become clear why I helped them. But from what I've seen, you're all
perfectly happy to ignore what you don't want to hear.
KOLOS: Don't be so quick to accuse me of sharing their interpretation
of the law.
ARCHER: No? What's your interpretation?
KOLOS: I became an Advocate many years ago. They were different times.
ARCHER: Better or worse?
KOLOS: The courts were more willing to listen.
ARCHER: Then maybe you should remind them of those different times.
Nothing like a good history lesson.
KOLOS: I'm an old man. Too old to challenge the rules.
ARCHER: Even if your client's life depends on it? I get the feeling
you're as frustrated as I am. That you want to stand up to them. But
you've given up. You're afraid of them.
KOLOS: I'm not afraid.
ARCHER: Then prove it. Challenge them. Show them what a real trial is
MAGISTRATE: Strength to the Empire. Have you informed the accused of
KOLOS: I have.
MAGISTRATE: And does he wish to address this tribunal?
KOLOS: He does. He wishes to testify in his own defence.
ORAK: I object. The time for testimony is over.
KOLOS: With respect, Magistrate, no verdict has been reached.
ORAK: Irrelevant! I urge you to end these proceedings.
KOLOS: I am within my rights to present further testimony.
ORAK: You're speaking of archaic rights.
KOLOS: Surely I don't need to remind the Magistrate, the judicial
charter of Koloth states an advocate is entitled to challenge the
charges at any point during the tribunal. To my knowledge, that charter
has not been cast aside. From the time of Kahless, our courts have
stood as a forum where justice is dispensed with honour. Now, will my
case be heard, or will it not?
MAGISTRATE: Call your witness.
KOLOS: Identify yourself.
ARCHER: I'm Captain Jonathan Archer of the Earth Starship Enterprise.
ORAK: Do you admit, Captain Archer, that you gave aid and comfort to a
vessel fleeing the Empire?
ARCHER: We answered a distress call. They were starving. Their life
support was failing.
ORAK: Their health isn't at issue here. You helped them to escape!
KOLOS: Will my client be allowed to testify, or not?
MAGISTRATE: Prosecutor, you will show the Advocate the same respect he
has shown you. Continue.
KOLOS: Recount for this tribunal your recollection of the events.
ARCHER: As I said, we had received a distress call.
(A sad little ship hangs on the viewscreen in front of a ringed planet.)
T'POL: Twenty seven.
ARCHER: Any response?
HOSHI: No, sir.
REED: Main propulsion's offline, life support is failing. They're in a
bad way, sir.
ARCHER: Can you dock with them?
TRAVIS: Their port engine is venting reactor coolant. I can try to come
in on the starboard side, but it'll be tricky.
ARCHER: Do your best.
Our warp drive failed three weeks after we left. We tried to set a
course for the nearest system at impulse, but main power went down.
ARCHER: How long ago was that?
ALIEN: I don't know. Six weeks, maybe more. We diverted auxiliary power
to life support, but it wasn't enough. Food processors failed, water
PHLOX: I've put them all on protein supplements, but two of them are in
ALIEN: When we left there were fifty four aboard.
ARCHER: What brought you out here?
ALIEN: Several years ago, our colony was annexed by a species we had
never seen before. They said they'd provide for us in exchange for our
allegiance, that we'd become a part of their Empire. But they stripped
us of our resources, left us with nothing. We waited for them to
return. They said they'd bring food, fuel. They never came back.
You knew they were fleeing the Empire.
ARCHER: We knew that their colony had been abandoned.
KOLOS: And you chose to show them compassion.
ARCHER: They were starving. They wouldn't have lasted another week.
ORAK: They were subjects of the Empire. Their welfare was not your
ARCHER: Apparently it wasn't yours, either.
ORAK: You see the contempt these humans have for us. He still believes
he did nothing wrong.
KOLOS: And Prosecutor Orak has yet to prove that he has.
ORAK: He aided these rebels, and now he refuses to help us bring them
MAGISTRATE: I will hear what the accused has to say.
ARCHER: My Chief Engineer had determined that their vessel was beyond
Some of the crew will have to double up, but I think we can accommodate
all of them.
T'POL: I've already given the order. Considering the alternative was to
set the ship adrift, I anticipated your decision. Where do you plan to
ARCHER: They were headed for a system a few light years from here. That
should keep them safe from the Klingons.
T'POL: Empires tend to expand. They may eventually discover they
haven't travelled far enough.
REED [OC]: Captain, please report to the Bridge.
Klingon ship is on the viewscreen.)
ARCHER: Looks like they didn't abandon the colonists after all.
REED: Perhaps they're bringing the supplies they promised.
T'POL: It's a D5 battle cruiser. I doubt it's bringing supplies.
ARCHER: How long before they get here?
REED: Seventeen minutes.
ARCHER: Are all the refugees aboard?
REED: Yes, sir.
ARCHER: Cut their ship loose and go to tactical alert.
So, you were preparing for battle.
ARCHER: I was preparing to defend my ship.
KOLOS: As any good Klingon Commander would be.
ORAK: The accused has already admitted that he knew the rebels were
subjects of the Empire.
ARCHER: They may have been subjects of the Empire, but it sure as hell
looked like you had abandoned them.
ORAK: And he knew the Bortas was coming to retrieve them, yet he
launched a deliberate attack against an Imperial vessel. This human is
guilty of more than inciting rebellion, he has committed an act of war!
don't suppose there's any chance of outrunning them.
T'POL: Their maximum speed is warp six.
TRAVIS: If we could disable their engines.
REED: Sustained fire from our phase-cannons should be able to penetrate
their armour, but I doubt they'd sit still long enough to give us the
ARCHER: What's the composition of those rings?
(T'Pol checks on the main table display.)
T'POL: Nothing unusual. Methane
ice, isolytic plasma. Diamagnetic dust.
ARCHER: When we pulled that Klingon ship out of the gas giant, did you
get a look at their sensor array?
REED: Pretty standard multi-spectral sensors, not too different from
ARCHER: If we could ignite the plasma in those rings, would it disrupt
REED: For a few seconds.
ARCHER: A few seconds will have to do. Can you modify a torpedo?
REED: I believe so.
ARCHER: How long?
REED: How long do I have?
T'POL: The Klingon ship will be here in less than eleven minutes.
ARCHER: Get moving.
So, you've laid a trap for the Bortas.
ARCHER: We had no intention of firing first.
ORAK: Such a noble human.
KOLOS: I was assured the accused would be allowed to speak without
ORAK: By all means. I find his version of events extremely
ARCHER: The Bortas had dropped out of warp with their weapons charged.
They're on intercept course. Two hundred thousand kilometres and
(Reed enters and nods)
ARCHER: Hail them.
DURAS [on viewscreen]: Identify yourself.
ARCHER: I'm Jonathan Archer, captain of the Starship Enterprise.
DURAS [on viewscreen]: You're harbouring fugitives. Surrender them.
ARCHER: I wasn't aware they'd committed any crime.
DURAS [on viewscreen]: They're wanted for inciting rebellion.
ARCHER: From what I can tell, they are in no condition to incite
anything. Apparently their colony was abandoned by
DURAS [on viewscreen]: Turn over the rebels, now!
ARCHER: What do you intend to do with them?
DURAS [on viewscreen]: That's none of your concern.
ARCHER: I'm sorry, but I'm not prepared to hand them over without a
little more information. If I could speak to someone in your
DURAS [on viewscreen]: I speak for the Empire.
ARCHER: Fair enough. Let's sit down and try to
(Duras ends the transmission,
then a torpedo hits Enterprise, followed by another, and disrupter
fire. They return phase cannon fire.)
REED: Hull plating's at eighty percent. No damage to the Klingon ship.
ARCHER: Head into the rings.
T'POL: They're pursuing. Ten thousand metres.
(A bang and a shower of
sparks on the Bridge.)
T'POL: We're approaching a large fragment, six hundred
metres in diameter, bearing two two seven mark four.
ARCHER: Put us behind it.
REED: They're closing, sir. Four thousand metres.
ARCHER: Stand by.
REED: Three thousand metres. Two thousand. Eight hundred metres.
ARCHER: Fire! (the modified torpedo curves around the big rock and
detonates the pocket of gas)
REED: Our sensors are down.
ARCHER: Let's hope theirs are, too. Get us out of here.
You say the Bortas fired first.
KOLOS: And you tried to reach an accommodation with Captain Duras?
ARCHER: He refused.
ORAK: Duras was under no obligation to accommodate this human.
KOLOS: So you were simply defending your ship when you attacked the
KOLOS: And then what happened?
ARCHER: We left the system and took the refugees with us.
KOLOS: You could have destroyed the Bortas. Why didn't you?
ARCHER: Because Captain Duras is not my enemy.
KOLOS: Not your enemy. I submit to this tribunal that Captain Archer is
guilty. Guilty of meddling in Klingon affairs on more than one
occasion. In fact, I've discovered his name is well known to the High
Council. The accused once stood before the Chancellor himself and
exposed a Suliban plot that would have thrown the Empire into civil
ORAK: That is absurd.
KOLOS: The facts are on record. Perhaps the Prosecutor has grown
complacent with his research. The records of the Imperial Fleet also
mention this man. His ship was instrumental in the rescue of the
Klingon Raptor, the Somraw, from the dense atmosphere of a gas giant.
ORAK: Even if this is true, it has nothing to do with this case.
KOLOS: It has everything to do with this case. It shows a pattern in
Archer's behaviour that was repeated in his encounter with Captain
Duras. Yes, he may be self-righteous, but his meddling has saved a
Klingon ship and perhaps the fate of the Empire itself. If Captain
Archer is guilty, he is guilty of nothing more than being a nuisance,
and hardly worth the attention of this tribunal. And if he must be
punished, let the punishment fit that crime.
How long should it take for a verdict?
KOLOS: It usually doesn't take long at all. I must have been more
persuasive than I thought.
ARCHER: Thanks for what you've done for me.
KOLOS: Don't thank me yet. The odds are still very much against us.
(He gets a small flask out and offers it to Archer.)
ARCHER: What is it?
KOLOS: Bloodwine. It should help make the wait more pleasant.
(Archer takes a mouthful.)
ARCHER: What's it the blood of?
KOLOS: Don't feel badly if you can't stomach it.
ARCHER: I didn't say that.
(He has some more.)
ARCHER: How many cases have you won?
KOLOS: Oh, I'm not sure. Over two hundred. But that was a long time
ago, when the tribunal was a forum for the truth and not a tool for the
ARCHER: There are other classes?
KOLOS: You didn't believe all Klingons were soldiers?
ARCHER: I guess I did.
KOLOS: My father was a teacher. My mother, a biologist at the
university. They encouraged me to take up the law. Now all young people
want to do is take up weapons as soon as they can hold them. They're
told there's honour in victory, any victory. What honour is there in a
victory over a weaker opponent? Had Duras destroyed that ship he would
have been lauded as a hero of the Empire for murdering helpless
refugees. We were a great society not so long ago, when honour was
earned through integrity and acts of true courage, not senseless
ARCHER: For thousands of years, my people had similar problems. We
fought three world wars that almost destroyed us. Whole generations
were nearly wiped out.
KOLOS: What changed?
ARCHER: A few courageous people began to realise they could make a
MAGISTRATE: I have weighed the evidence carefully. Advocate Kolos has
made an impressive case, much to the surprise of this tribunal. Based
upon his arguments I am inclined to believe that the accused was a
victim of his own foolishness. He was not fomenting rebellion. But, as
Prosecutor Orak has made clear, the laws of the Empire have been
violated and Captain Archer must be held accountable for his actions
regardless of his intent. I therefore find the accused guilty as
charged. (popular acclamation from the galleries) However! However this
tribunal cannot ignore his actions assisting the Klingon people.
Therefore the sentence of death is commuted. Silence! Jonathan Archer,
you are condemned to the dilithium mines on the penal colony of Rura
Pente for the remainder of your life. Remove the prisoner.
ORAK: I protest.
MAGISTRATE: I wouldn't protest too loudly, Prosecutor. You've won your
ORAK: And I compliment the magistrate on his just ruling. But the
sentence for these crimes must be death.
KOLOS: The sentence is death. You condemn this man to Rura Pente. What
is the life expectancy of a prisoner there? Six months, a year at the
most? And you expect us to believe that this is an act of mercy.
MAGISTRATE: This court has shown you a great deal of patience,
Advocate. Don't test my limits any further.
KOLOS: I ask for no special treatment. Only that my client be judged
fairly, as any Klingon would be judged. But it has been many years
since anyone stood in this chamber and received justice.
MAGISTRATE: Watch your words. You insult the honour of this tribunal.
KOLOS: Honour? You acknowledged that Captain Archer acted with
conviction and integrity, and how do you reward him? With this grand
public display of compassion before sending him to his death in a
KOLOS: Forgive me if I fail to see the honour in that.
MAGISTRATE: You are in contempt of this tribunal. Since you have such
admiration for the prisoner, you will join him on Rura Pente for a
period of one year. Remove them both.
The Vulcan High Command will continue to lobby for the Captain's
TUCKER: So what do we do?
T'POL: The Klingons have only allowed us to remain here during the
trial. We're to leave immediately.
REED: And abandon the Captain?
T'POL: We don't have a choice.
TRAVIS: What's this Rura Pente like?
T'POL: It's quite inhospitable.
REED: They're going to have to get there.
T'POL: We're deep inside Klingon territory. A rescue attempt is out of
TUCKER: I'm willing to risk it.
T'POL: The Captain isn't. He made it clear he didn't want us to
endanger the crew on his behalf.
TUCKER: So you're saying we just forget about him?
T'POL: I'm saying a rescue isn't an option, but there are diplomatic
TUCKER: We tried diplomatic channels.
T'POL: Not all of them. I've dealt with several Klingon bureaucrats in
the past. Some of them can be persuaded. Mister Mayweather, take us out
inside the ice and snow covered planet, prisoners wearing ragged furs
against the cold mine dilithium by hand.)
GUARD: You! Get back to work!
(Kolos and Archer are hacking at the walls with pickaxes, and Kolos is
ARCHER: You all right?
KOLOS: Perhaps I spent too much time in the law library and not enough
in the battlefield.
ARCHER: Not all Klingons are warriors. Remember?
(A guard prods Kolos with a pain stick.)
GUARD: Our ships run on dilithium,
ARCHER: Leave him alone.
GUARD: Get back to work.
(They fight and Archer turns the pain stick on the guard, and gets
jabbed himself by a second guard.)
GUARD: Anymore trouble from you and you'll spend the night on the
KOLOS: You're a fool.
ARCHER: You're welcome.
KOLOS: Haven't you learned your lesson? This is why you were sent here
in the first place. For interfering in affairs that have nothing to do
ARCHER: We have a saying on Earth. You don't kick a man when he's down.
KOLOS: So, are all humans like this?
ARCHER: Like what? Fair?
ARCHER: (laughing) It's in our nature.
KOLOS: Stand up. We have work to do, unless you want to sleep on the
(Later, as the pair dump some rock into a cart.)
GUARD [OC]: Follow me. This way.
ARCHER: New arrivals?
KOLOS: Prosecutor Orak has been busy.
(They return to work, but one of the newcomers leaves the group and
approaches Archer. Kolos intercepts him.)
KOLOS: Stay away from us. We have nothing you want.
REED: (throwing back hood) Captain.
ARCHER: It's all right. He's from my ship.
REED: It's good to see you, sir.
ARCHER: You, too. Lieutenant Reed, this is Kolos, my Advocate.
ARCHER: How'd you get here?
REED: T'Pol knows a few Klingon officials from her days in the Ministry
of Security. One of them put us in touch with a corrections officer who
was willing to look the other way for the right price. I came on one of
the dilithium barges. We bribed the captain to bring us here and take
us back to Enterprise.
ARCHER: Is there room for one more?
REED: I imagine so, but we have to hurry.
ARCHER: Come on.
KOLOS: I can't go with you.
ARCHER: Why not?
KOLOS: I've been an advocate for fifty years, and I spent the last
twenty of them standing in that tribunal playing my part, holding my
tongue, and all the while honourable men were being sent to places like
this without the benefit of a defence. And then I was assigned your
case. You told me that on your world a few courageous people made a
difference. I'm not sure I have the courage, but I know I'll never be
able to restore honour to my people living as a fugitive.
ARCHER: You realise what that means. You said most prisoners here don't
survive a year.
KOLOS: Most prisoners here have very little to live for.
KOLOS: Go. Go!
ARCHER: Thank you.