Ingenious

While reading Roger Ebert’s review of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, I came across this wonderful paragraph that I had to share:

“It’s at about this point that the script conferences must have really taken off. See if you can follow this: The Enterprise crew determines that the probe is zeroing in on Earth, and that if no humpback songs are picked up in response, the planet may well be destroyed. Therefore, the crew’s mission becomes clear: Because humpback whales are extinct in the 23rd century, they must journey back through time to the 20th century, obtain some humpback whales, and return with them to the future – thus saving Earth. After they thought up this notion, I hope the writers lit up cigars.”

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