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Two screens flash 8-bit Nintendo-style graphics of various whales. Apparently, Klingons have a database of extinct Earth animal species on their ships, which I'm sure has come in useful for them approximately never times. The computer flashes a humpback whale graphic in the two colors it has available to it: orange and white. ["You know, it's a damn good thing this little Klingon scout ship has information on all of Earth's sea creatures downloaded into its computer." -- Keckler] Actually, there may have been some blue in there, too. Maybe those are actually Super-Nintendo-quality graphics. Spock claims that he knew all along that the probe was transmitting humpback whale songs, even though a few minutes ago he didn't even know what a joke was. McCoy is all annoyed, of course, that someone would be crazy enough to send a probe to talk to whales. Spock and Kirk theorize that some random alien culture with nothing better to do than talk to boring whales and the said boring whales have been in contact for a long time, but then when the evil humans killed off the species in the twenty-first century (that means this IS the century where we can finally say goodbye to those giant saltwater displacers, hooray!), and the aliens lost contact with the whales, they sent this probe to find out what happened. Kirk has a plan: "Spock…could the humpbacksanswer…tothiscall?" And could they simulate humpback noises and play them for the probe? Spock nixes the idea; they don't know what the humpback/probe language is and would be talking in gibberish. Kirk asks if they can find humpback whales on any other planet. Perhaps there are some over at SeaWorld: Centuri 5? Unfortunately, no: Spock says they can only find humpback whales on Earth, in the past. Kirk says they'll just have to kick some probe ass, then. Spock, ever the pessimist, says there's no point to even trying that; the probe would drain their power like it did to the other ships that went after it. Kirk asks for alternatives. Spock's got one: they could try to find a humpback whale. McCoy doesn't like where this is going at all. "Spock…startyourcomputations…for time warp!" Kirk orders. Meanwhile, Starfleet Command is still having problems. Hey! There's Lwaxana Troi, ordering someone to give power to the medical facilities. It's either her or Nurse Chapel. Or the Computer. Or the first officer on Captain Pike's ship. Or whatever the hell other roles Majel slept her way into on this franchise. Did I say "slept"? I meant "auditioned." A team of men in orange jumpsuits runs in holding a futuristic-looking squeegee thing and prop it up against the windows to keep them from breaking. They should have just used masking tape. It worked for my family during Hurricane Gloria.