Fourth TOS Movie? The Hell It Is!
On the Bridge, Kirk asks, "Spock, where the hell's the power you promised?" "One damn minute, Admiral," Spock responds. I think Spock knows exactly what he's doing when he's uses all these "colorful metaphors," and he knows he can just blame his behavior on the fact that his brain hasn't grown back yet. "Let's go find George and Gracie," Scotty randomly crows over the comm. Kirk asks Sulu where he's at. "I'm trying to remember how this thing worked -- got used to a Huey," Sulu murmurs. Right, for the whole fifteen minutes you were in it. "You tricked me!" Kirk tells Annie. "You need me," Annie tells him. "What's funny is that's exactly what goes on between Kirk and a woman, it's just that the lines are usually reversed," the Evil Dr. Mathra guffaws. "Take a seat," Kirk tells her and then says, "Now, Mr. Sulu!" The cloaked S.S. Booty revs up and blows over a few joggers in her wake.
Nice views of San Francisco and the Bay. Annie clutches at her pearls as everyone on the Bridge weighs in with their reports. Uhura scans for whales. Sulu says they'll be at the Bering Sea in twelve minutes. Kirk asks Scotty if the whale tanks are secure. "Aye, sir, but I've never beamed up four hundred tons before," Scotty responds, reminding his captain that it's not the just the whales they have to consider, but also the water. They fly.
Bones sidles over to Spock and says, "You present the appearance of a man with a problem." Spock agrees, and says he's having problems calculating their journey back in time with the added weight of the whales because Scotty can't give him exact figures. Bones tells him to give it his best shot and guess. Spock shakes his head and says, "Guessing is not in my nature." "Well," Bones muses, "nobody's perfect." Spock considers this.
Annie helps Uhura locate the whales. Annie is aghast when Kirk is able to present a visual of the whales. Sure enough, we see two black humps surface on the viewscreen. Both Annie and Kirk look like they're about to cry. Uhura reports another signal closing in on the whales. They get a visual, and Annie tearfully confirms that it's a whaler: "Are we too late?" Well, since you JUST SAW the whales ALIVE, I'd guess not. Freak. PBS footage of a whale show is badly patched in to show close-ups of the whales surfacing.
The whaler -- whose crew is supposedly speaking Finnish, though what the Finns are doing that close to Alaska is beyond me -- closes in.