Kirk: What was the problem down there?
Ellen: He insisted we go first, sir. Said something about first seeing how it scrambled our molecules.
Kirk: That has a familiar ring, doesn’t it? Starfleet, this is Captain Kirk. Beam that officer up now! (McCoy materializes on the transporter pad.) Well, for a man who swore he’d never return to Starfleet.
McCoy: Just a moment, Captain, sir. I’ll explain what happened. Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little known, and seldom used, reserve activation clause… in simpler language, Captain, they drafted me!
Kirk: They didn’t.
McCoy: This was your idea! This was your idea, wasn’t it?
Kirk: Bones, there’s a thing out there…
McCoy: Why is any object we don’t understand always called a ‘thing’?
Kirk: …headed this way. I need you… Dammit Bones, I need you! Badly!
McCoy: Permission to come aboard?
Rand: Permission granted, sir.
McCoy: Well, Jim, I hear Chapel’s an MD now. Well, I’m gonna need a top nurse, not a doctor who’ll argue every little diagnosis with me. And they’ve probably redesigned the whole sickbay, too. I know engineers. They love to change things.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture