Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 4, Episode 11 - A Time to Die - full transcript

The crew of the Seaview encounter Mr. Pem who can control time. Pem sends Nelson back in time to force the Admiral to let Pem use the reactor to power his device.

[ Switches Clicking ]

We'll change from vector three
to vector four at exactly
10 minutes, 30 seconds.

We've been on this reach
for nine minutes,
45 seconds.

Very well. Stand by
to come to course 0-4-3.
0-4-3, aye.

come to course 0-4-3.
[ Man On Radio ] Aye, sir.

[ Rumbling ]

What was that?

- What's your reading, Kowalski?
- I'm not getting any, sir.

It seems to be functional.

[ Rumbling ]

There it is again, Skipper.
Slow to one third.

- Maneuvering,
slow to one third.
- Slow to one third, aye.

[ Sighs ]
What do you make of it?

I don't know. I'd say it
was a drive-shaft bearing
if we used propellers.

It's getting worse.
Mm-hmm. You'd better surface
till we track this down.

Mr. Morton, prepare to--

The chronometer's
running wild.

Gentlemen, I suggest
you check your watches.

We must be passing through
some kind of magnetic field.

That's it, isn't it?
I hope that's all it is.

What else could it be?
Let it rest there
till we find out.

It's stopped.

Well, everything seems
to be right back on schedule,
doesn't it?

Yeah, I was right about
the magnetic field then.
We've passed through it.

I hope so. I still think
we'd better surface.
I agree.


Something's out there,
dead ahead.

All back full.
Hard left rudder.

- [ Growls ]
- Look!

[ Growls ]

[ Roars ]

Sound general quarters.

No. Now, wait, wait.

Let's not start something we
can't finish. It's backing off.

You're right.

close the collision screen.

It's moving off now,

All right,
keep tracking it.

If it gives any indication
of moving this way again,
sing out.

Yes, sir.

The minute we started
backing away,
it let us go.

Now it's moving off again.
How do you figure it?
We didn't accept its challenge.

I suppose it's feeling
very important now that
it's out-bluffed us.

You're right.
All stop.
Aye, aye.

All stop.
All stop, aye.

-Resume course, ahead one third.
-Resume course, ahead one third.

Resume course,
ahead one third.
Aye, sir.

That still doesn't explain
what that is out there.

I'm taking your advice
and getting to the surface.
I would.

- Make all preparations
to take us up.
- Aye, aye, sir.

- Make all preparations
to surface.
- Aye, sir.

Lookouts, stand by
to mount Bridge.

Blow main ballast.
Planesman, 10 degree up bubble.

[ Planesman ]
Ten degree up bubble, aye.

Surface. Surface.

[ Morton ]
Crack main hatch.
Aye, sir.

What's the weather

Sixty-two degrees.
Wind, 10 knots from
southeast. Sea calm.

Let's have a look.

[ Crane ]
What happened to the sun?

What time was it
when our watches ran wild?

1430 hours--
2:30 in the afternoon.

That's what I thought.
That was less
than an hour ago.

It's supposed to be
in the middle
of the afternoon.

There's your answer.

It's a total eclipse,
that's all.

That's impossible. There isn't
even a partial eclipse due
in these latitudes for years.

Maybe not, but we're
looking at one.

[ Shutter Clicking ]

The eclipse will be over
in a few minutes.

While you're topside,
take a few visual observations
of the sun.

I'd like to double-check
our position.

Have the lab develop these.

I want eight-by-10 blowups.
It's a rush job.

Aye, sir.

any incoming messages?
No, sir.

It's unusually quiet.
Mm-hmm. All right,
we'll fix that.

Raise the institute.
I'll talk to anyone on duty
in the astronomy section.

Patch the call through
to my cabin, huh?
Aye, sir.

Picking up anything now,
No, sir. The board is clear.

- Good.
- What was that contact,
a-- [ Scoffs ] a sea serpent?

Nothing quite that believable,
I'm afraid.

I'll let the crew know-- well,
soon as I figure it out myself.

Carry on.
Aye, sir.

I'll be in my cabin, Chip.


Something wrong?

When did you make
the last navigational check?

1400 hours, on schedule.

And we were here,
That's right.

I just shot the sun.

I make our position here.

It would take a day's run
at flank speed to get that far.
There's gotta be some mistake.

There is a mistake.
Let's check the satellite again.

[ Whirring ]

It shouldn't take
this long.

It's working all right,
but where's the answer?

"Insufficient data."

Insufficient data.
How can there be
insufficient data?

Either the satellite's
in orbit or it isn't.

That's right.
Looks to me like it isn't.

Where's the admiral?
In his cabin.

[ Switch Clicks ]
Sparks, what about my call?

- Sir, I can't raise
the institute.
- That's ridiculous.

We have a 24-hour
radio watch there.

Yes, sir,
but I can't get a response.

Well, then try another band.

Contact anyone you can
and set up a relay.

I've tried that, sir.
The equipment's operative,
but I can't pick up anything--

not even
commercial broadcasts.

For the past hour
I haven't received a signal
of any kind.


All right.
All right, keep monitoring.
Aye, aye, sir.

[ Knocking ]
Come in.

Admiral, we've got a serious
navigation problem on our hands.
[ Chuckles ]

I'm not surprised.
You've tried the satellite,
of course.

That's what bothers me.
We're getting no information
from it.

What if I were to tell you we're
completely out of communication
with the rest of the world...

and have been ever since
that clock business?

- I'll get
the duty electrician on it.
- No, no, no. Don't bother.

- Why not?
- Because there's nothing wrong
with the ship's radio.

What do you know
that you're not telling me?

Not a thing for certain.
I don't know. I could make
a couple of guesses.

When I tell you what they are,
you'll be convinced that
I've completely lost my mind.

Try me.
[ Knocking ]

[ Sighs ]
Come in.


Here are the prints. The lab
broke all records making these.
Oh, be careful, sir.

They're still wet.
All right, fine.
Thank you, Chief.

Carry on.
Aye, sir.

[ Door Closes ]
That creature we saw
through the nose window...

has been extinct
for over a million years.

Obviously there's one
surviving specimen.
I doubt that very much.

Now, why do you suppose
that Sparks has been unable
to get any messages,

even though the ship's radio
is in perfect working order?

What are you
driving at exactly?

This is the final proof,
and I don't see
any way around it.

How do you get
any proof from these
pictures of the sky?

[ Nelson ]
Not the sky,
the constellations!

They haven't
appeared this way
for over a million years.

Incredibly enough,
that's where we are now--
a million years in the past.

You actually believe
we may be lost in time,

somewhere about
a million BC?

That's exactly what I believe.
Just on the basis
of these photographs?

It's the most convincing
evidence I've ever seen.

Okay, for the sake
of argument,
let's say you're right.

What are we supposed
to do about it?
At the moment? Nothing.

And you're just going
to leave it at that?

Of course not.
I'm going to try every way
I can to find out a solution--

if there is one.

Meanwhile, uh, you'd
better not discuss this
with the crew.

Don't worry. I don't want
to wind up in sick bay
wearing a straitjacket.

Skipper, can you come
to the control room
as soon as possible?

[ Clicking ]
I'll be right there.

Let me know
if you find a solution.


What's the trouble?
We're following a blip
on the radar screen.

We thought it was a plane
at first. Now we're not so sure.

No plane flies that way.

The flight path's erratic,
and it keeps veering this way.

[ Man On Radio ]
Mr. Morton,
this is the bridge lookout.

We've got visual contact
with the bogey.

This is the captain.
What do you see?
Sir, it's a-- it's a bird.

You're on
the wrong target.

Our blip indicates
a much larger object.

No, sir. This thing
looks as big as a jet.

Keep visual contact.
I'll be right up.

[ Handset Clatters ]

[ Bird Cawing ]


[ Cawing ]

It's heading
straight for us.

[ Screeching ]

Stand by for the orders
to clear the bridge.

If it comes around
to attack again,
don't wait for the orders.

What happened
up there?

If I told you,
you wouldn't believe me.

Uh, Ski,

is, uh, sonar picking up
anything unusual below us?

No, sir. It's clear
from keel to bottom.

Ah, good.
Take her down.

Prepare to dive.

[ Man On Radio ]
Clear the bridge. Clear
the bridge. Lookouts below.

Bridge cleared.
Main hatch secured, sir.

Dive, dive, dive.

Aye, sir.

All green, sir.

[ Alarm Wailing ]

Do you want
periscope depth, sir?

No, let's give ourselves
more maneuvering room.
Make it 200 feet.

Aye, aye.
Make depth 200 feet.

Make depth 200 feet.
[ Man On Radio ]
Depth 200 feet. Aye.

Blow negative to the mark.
Aye, aye, sir.

Helm and planes,
steady as she goes.

Depth 200 feet.
Trim satisfactory.
Very well.

Ski, if you get
a contact of any kind,

notify me at once.
Aye, aye, sir.


What's this
all about?

I, uh--
I wish I could tell you.

Just-- Just wait a little.

[ Rumbling ]

Just like the last time.

did you feel that?

Of course. If it follows
the same pattern, there should
be another jolt in a second.

Looks like the pattern's
repeating itself.

Eh, doesn't make sense.

I'll join you in
the control room, and--

Are you getting it too?

Getting what?
Flickering lights.

There's, uh--
There's nothing wrong
with the lights.

How's the ship's
chronometer behaving?

Well, it's perfectly normal.
What's going on up there?

Stand by.
I'll be right there.

It's night, and this--
this is Santa Barbara.

My office at the institute.

But i-it can't be.

How did I get here?
[ Man Chuckling ]

[ Footsteps Scuffling ]
Who's that?

Come out where I can see you.
[ Chuckling Continues ]

Now, let's take this
one step at a time.


Who are you?

My name is Pem.

You may call me,
simply, Mr. Pem.

Mm-hmm. Mr. Pem.

And how the devil
did you get here?

No, no. You had it right
the first time.

What you want to know
is how you the devil...
you got here.

Well-- Uh-huh.

Security? This is Nelson.
Will you send a couple of men
to my office immediately?

That was a complete
waste of time.
Oh, was it?

My security officers
will be here to arrest you
in a few minutes.

On the contrary.
Your guards will never
arrive unless I permit it.

[ Laughs ]
Permit it, huh?

You-- You, um,
overvaluate your power.

Oh, no.
Merely a factual assessment.

Tell me, Admiral.
As a military man, what is
the most potent of all weapons?

That's obviously
a rhetorical question.
I suggest that you answer it.

[ Laughs ]
The control of time,
of course.

As it happens,
I have complete mastery...

over that elusive facet
of existence--

which automatically makes me,
by my reckoning,

the most powerful individual
that ever lived.

[ Laughing ]

You know,
I have met egomaniacs before,

but this--

I don't enjoy laughter
at my expense.

How did you expect me
to react to a statement
like that, huh?

I see your point.

It's a difficult concept
for the human mind to grasp.

I must give you
another demonstration.

Well, you'd better hurry,
because my men
are on their way.

You really believe that,
don't you?
Well, no matter.

Would you be good enough
to open that door?

Hmm, why not?

Would you be good enough
to describe what you see
on the other side of the door?

It's a hallway, of course.

Really? Look again.

What kind of
a trick is this?

No trick at all--
at least not
in the sense you mean.

Look again
and prove it to yourself.

Go on. Look.

[ Sighs, Clicks Tongue ]
The admiral's gone.

He's not in his cabin.

There's no sign of him anywhere.
You were just talking
to him on the intercom.

I heard you.

Get a man to relieve
Kowalski on sonar.

I want you two men
for a special project.

May I ask, Skipper,
what kind of project?
Find Admiral Nelson.

Find him?
That's right.

He's disappeared.
Now carry on.

I see you're impressed.

Now look again
and tell me what you see.

You're fond of ordering
people around, aren't you?

Well, that's hardly

since I can easily carry out
any sort of threat
I might care to make.

But that's neither
here nor there.

I intend to make
a believer of you, Admiral.

So, please look again.

I guarantee you'll be amazed
at what I can do.

[ Scoffs ]

All right,
I'm seeing Seaview underwater.

The effect is very real,

but I don't see
what you're proving.

You'll understand in a moment.

[ Roaring ]

The sea creature--
Yeah, I remember that.

Wait and watch.

What-What's is this?
Why are you showing me this?

Just watch.

What's the condition
of the reactors?
[ Sharkey ] Secure, sir.

Will stand by
to answer bells.
Missile Room--

[ Scoffs ]
Now I'm watching myself.
This is absolutely impossible.

A man can't be in two places
at the same time.

Of course not.
But who said it was
the same time?

Let's continue.

You know that you're
completely and utterly mad.
Am I indeed?

Incidentally, I have stopped
time for the moment so that
you won't miss anything.

Now watch.

- What's your situation, Chief?
- Not too bad. No casualties.

Skipper, what happened?
I'll give you
a full briefing later.

Ballast tanks are okay.
Air supply's normal.

Uh-huh. Very well.
All right.
We can move.

I'll take her up.
No, hold it, Chip.

We've gotta surface
so we can double-check
the outer hull.

Something troubling you,

I must be...
dreaming or drugged.

What's it doing?
Moving off.

I think this is
our chance to get away.
Are the divers back aboard?

No, sir. We can't get
any response from them.

We can't afford to wait
much longer. If it turns and
attacks again, we're finished.

Seaview to divers.
Come in, Kowalski.

Kowalski, do you read me?

I'll give the order
to blow ballast.


Yes, sir?

We're going up.
But, sir,
the diving party--

They don't answer,
and we've waited
as long as we can.

Skipper, give me 10 minutes.
I'll take out a search party.

I'm sorry, Chief.
I'm afraid they're
not coming back.

Aye, sir.

Okay, get your thumbs out
of your mouths and police-up
this area! Come on! Jump!

[ Rapping ]
Hey, wait a minute.
Hold it. Hold it.

[ Rapping Continues ]

Skipper, this is Sharkey.

What is it?
There's a signal on the hull.
Don't blow ballast yet, sir.

Chip, belay that order
to blow ballast.

- I'll be right down.
Open the hatch.
- Aye, aye, sir.

Come on.
Open that hatch!

You all right?
You're not hurt?
We're both all right.

[ Kowalski ] What was
that thing that attacked us?
It nearly killed us out there.

That's something from the past.
Something I lived through once
more than two years ago.

I do not intend
to live through it again.

Well, I trust you've at least
learned one small lesson,

I hope you'll admit now
that what I've been telling you
isn't just an idle boast.

What are you, a hypnotist?
Is this some kind of
an elaborate hallucination?

Admiral, you're not
thinking clearly.

Otherwise you'd realize
this is not an illusion.
It is reality.

How else could you explain
your presence here,

when split seconds before
you were on your submarine
a thousand miles away?


Well, there-there must be
some plausible explanation.

There most certainly is.
Only you stubbornly
refuse to accept it.

Oh, you mean, your control
of time? No, I'm sorry. You
haven't convinced me of that.

You've only shown me things
from the past-- things that
you could have found out.

It's your future
you want, is it?

How pathetically familiar.

Well, I can't
let you see that.

It wouldn't be fair
to let it.

I wouldn't put you through
such a horrible experience
more than once.

You've, uh, obviously
planned something
unpleasant for me.

Yes, indeed.

You're really serious
about this.

Very serious.

At last you believe me.

I've never shot a man
in cold blood before,

but I'm ready to make
an exception in your case.

I guess you need
another demonstration.

With no trouble at all, I could
send you back a million years
in time and leave you there.

- Is that what you want?
- If you try, I'll shoot.
I mean that.

Oh, I hope so.
I detest idle threats.

Why don't you
pull the trigger?

Admiral, don't tell me
you are not capable
of carrying out your threats!

Because I am.

As you see,
my control of time is complete.

There's nothing left
for you to do, Admiral,

but resign yourself
to the inevitable.

Nothing. Man, if you can
think of another place
to search, tell me.

I don't get it. The admiral's
gotta be aboard. There are
no wet suits that are missing.

The flying sub
is still in its berth.
Okay, then where is he?

I don't know.
Let's take a look
in his cabin.

His cabin? [ Scoffs ]
Chief, the skipper
checked there.

That's why he
ordered the search.

Do you have
any better ideas?
Okay. The admiral's cabin.

But we won't
find him there.
Yeah, I know.

Oh, please.
Let's not go all
through that again.

The result would be
exactly the same.

I just wanted to be sure
that the gun was really there.

You don't still
doubt my power?
Oh, no, no.

I think it's remarkable.
Uh, what is your
source of energy?

Why do you ask?
Well, come now.

I know of only one
theoretical way to
affect time-- acceleration.

Oh, you're not quite
so dense as I suspected.

And to accomplish what
you've already demonstrated
would require acceleration,

oh, many times greater
than the speed of light.

Go on. You're beginning
to interest me.

Now, such
tremendous acceleration...

would require an almost
unlimited supply of energy.

Where does it come from?
Do you really expect
me to tell you?

I doubt if you'll be able
to resist the temptation.

I confess it.
I misjudged your mind.

You're really
fairly intelligent.

This is my secret.

An old-fashioned
pocket watch?

I made it in the form
of a timepiece.
It seemed appropriate.

[ Sighs ]
Mr. Pem, you have been
lying to me.

Now, nothing that small could
produce the energy you require.

It isn't an energy producer.
It's an energy booster.

All I require is
a large source of energy
and this.

This will boost
the output by a factor
of a hundred thousand or more.

Hmm. You know
you're a fool, Mr. Pem?

Ah, admittedly,
you're a genius,
but you're still a fool.

How can you say that
after all I've shown you?

Well, you said you're
going to kill me.
And then what?

And why should you care
once you're dead?
The truth is, you have no plan.

Oh, you have some
vague idea about
taking over Seaview...

and using it as
a portable source
of nuclear energy.

But how are you
going to use it?
That's no concern of yours.

But it could be. It could be.
Look, you've made
a fantastic discovery.

But you haven't
the slightest idea in the world
of how to capitalize on it.

And I suppose you do.
Yes. Yes, I do.

Well, I'm not interested
in any grandiose schemes
for the benefit of humanity.

Uh, who said anything
about humanity?

Is it possible you
are not as altruistic
as I had supposed?

You'll never make it
on your own, Mr. Pem.
You have no sense of planning.

Power, to be useful,
has to be applied.

But if I worked with you--
I took care of the direction
and the planning--

It'd be a different story.

Well, it is true.
I... loathe red tape.

Don't you see, Mr. Pem?
You and I, working
together as partners,

could-- could have
the whole world at our feet.

You would be a partner?

Junior partner.
All right--

if, uh, you agree.

[ Both Chuckling ]

You know darned well he's not
in here, Chief. We should have
reported to the skipper.

Yeah. Come on.

Don't you, uh,
believe in knocking?

I'm sorry, sir.
We didn't think
you were in here.

The fact is,
sir, the skipper--

Oh. Oh, this is my guest,
Mr. Pem.

You tell Captain Crane I am
coming up to the control room
to talk to him.

Aye, sir.
Come on, Ski.

Who was that character?

I never saw him
before in my life.

Me either.

Come on. We gotta
report to the skipper.

Hey, wait. Wait, wait.

There's something really
fouled up around here.

You were standing hatch-wise
before we sailed, right?
That's right.

And I was checking rosters.
I didn't see this guy.
Did you?

No. No, I didn't. I'd sure
remember a face like that.
How'd he get aboard then?

You got me. But he must
be quite a swimmer.

Man, we're a thousand miles
from port.
Come on.

We didn't pick up anybody
at sea. He must've gotten
aboard before we sailed.

Look, don't bat your brains out
over it. The admiral seems
to know all about it.

Yeah, well, that's the part
that worries me most.

Come on, Chief.
Our orders are to
report to the Skipper.

Now, I don't know
about you, but I'm
gonna follow them.

Still no report from
Kowalski and the chief?
No, sir.

[ Sighs ]
I just don't understand it.

- The, uh, admiral says he'll
be right down to see you, sir.
- Where'd you find him?

The last place we looked--
his cabin.

You'd better tell him
the rest of it, Chief.

The rest of what, Kowalski?
Come on. Speak up.

Well, um,
there was a civilian
up there with him.

A civilian? Out here in
the middle of the ocean?

It's true, sir.
Guy's a kind of a weirdo with
the funniest look in his eye.

Yes, sir.
We both saw him.

Very well.
You and Kowalski
resume your posts.

Aye, sir.
Kowalski, have your
relief stand down.


I want you to meet Mr. Pem.

I know this is a surprise,
but I'll explain it
to you later.

- I'm going to show him
around the ship.
- Uh, very well, sir.

Um, this way, Mr. Pem.

Oh, uh, Lee--
Lee, there's just one thing.

Would you go down to frame 35
and see that everything
is shut down in that area?

Uh, excuse me, Admiral.
Did you say frame 35?

Yes. Yes, I did.

Uh, 35. I'll take care
of it immediately.


Well, let's go on, Mr. Pem.

Frame 35--
That's the reactor.

I know.
Well, he ordered it
shut down.

That means no power
in our engines.
That'll put us on the bottom.

It's got something
to do with that stranger,
whoever he is.

That's why he
didn't mention
the reactor by name.

Are you actually going
to carry out that order?
To the letter, Chip.

Take the conn.

And, uh,
up this way, sir.

But that seems to be
taking you back
to the control room.

Uh, that's right.
You mean,
the tour is over?

Oh, in this section, yes.
But there's more to see
on the upper level.

But you haven't shown me
the only thing
I'm really interested in.

Oh, you mean, the reactor?
Where is it? I insist
you take me there at once.

Oh, why so anxious, Mr. Pem?
You know very well why.
Time is growing short.

[ Chuckles ] But you're the only
man in the world that shouldn't
bother about that, huh?

Patterson, I'm gonna
shut down the reactor.

Shut it down, sir?
That's right.

And once I do, it's to stay
shut down until you get
a direct order from me.

Is that clear?
Aye, sir.

Now, I want to be dead sure.
No one's to restart it
without me.

And if anyone tries,
anyone at all,
you stop them--

with your life
if you have to.
Aye, sir.

[ Thudding ]

What was that?
Well, I wouldn't be surprised
if that were engine trouble.

[ Man On Radio ] Control Room,
this the engine room.
This is the exec. Go ahead.

Sir, we've lost all power in
the engines. We can't give you
any forward speed at all.

Very well.

Mr. Morton.

Without forward speed,
can we hold our depth?

I doubt it. There's no time
to adjust the trim.
Well, then we'll hit bottom.

Shouldn't the skipper
be informed about this?

No need for that.
He's the one
who cut the power.

Brace yourselves.
We're going to hit.

[ Groans ]

[ Crashing ]

You tricked me.
That's right.

Did you shut down
the reactor?

- You'll find out soon enough.
- Indeed I will.

How did I get here?


You have
underestimated me again.

When I ask a question,
I expect an answer.

Have you shut down
the reactor?

Where are you?
Answer me.

This is your last warning.

[ Gasps ]

Are you hurt, sir?

The reactor-- I have
to start it up again.
That's it.

I have to start it again.
I'm sorry, sir.

No one is to touch the reactor
without direct orders from--
Get out of my way!

Skipper, this is Patterson.
We need help!

[ Grunting, Groaning ]

He's gone berserk. Shoot!

- Get away from there, Admiral.
I'm warning you!
- Shoot now!

Mm-hmm! Are you ready
to answer me now, Admiral?

All right. All right.

I did order...
the reactor shut down.

Thank you. I shall return
the favor immediately.

Um, you're having trouble
with your power, Mr. Pem?

You've used it up.

You need more power.

With the reactor shut down,
there's, uh--

there's no way
that you can get it.

That, uh--
That device of yours
is worthless now.

Why don't you
just hand it over?

Never. You'll--
You'll never get this
away from me! Hmph!

Come back!
You can't get away!
Come back!

[ Sighs ]

- Chief Sharkey.
- Yes, Admiral?

A civilian is somewhere
in the lower corridors.
Send an armed party to find him.

Meanwhile, meet me
in corridor A-2 on the double.

Aye, sir.


If you're still at frame 35,
stay there.

Stand guard at the door
until I join you.

You sent for me, sir?
Take that sign down.
I'll be right back.

Aye, sir.

- Have you got a dime?
- A dime?

- A-- A dime.
- Uh, yeah, yeah. I think so.

Right here.
Oh, good.

What are you doing?
Oh, give-- give me
a hand here, will ya?

Uh, here.
Here's your dime.

Hey, Chief.
Put this sign up
in its place.

I'll take that,
Aye, sir.

[ Hatch Door Opening ]

All done, sir.
Anything else?
Good. Thanks, Chief.

Join the search party.

If you find Mr. Pem,
bring him here.
Aye, sir.

You know, Lee,
I think that you and I--

Don't move,
either one of you.

Don't make any attempt
to interfere.

I am going to restart
the reactor now.

I shall once more
possess limitless power.

The first thing I intend to do
is dissolve our partnership,

by sending you so far back
in time, you'll never
be heard from again.

Oh, no.
Don't go in that room
with a power booster.

Bon voyage, Admiral.

But why let him go?
Wait, wait.

[ Sighs ]
Answer your question?

[ Coughing ]

That's all that's left
of his great discovery.

[ Watch Clatters ]
In a way it's too bad,
isn't it?

I'm not so sure. All the cards
were stacked in his favor.
He very nearly beat us.

You must've known what would
happen when you had the chief...

switch the reactor room sign
to the circuitry room.

Well, of course.
All our electrical power
is concentrated there.

And with a power booster
that multiplied the voltage
several thousand times,

the... result was inevitable.

Poor fella. He was probably
the greatest genius
of all time--

yet, fundamentally,
he was remarkably stupid.


[ Watch Clatters ]
What do you want
to do with this?

Oh, throw it away.
It's no good to anyone now.