Quote of the Day

Kirk: Mister Scott, you old space dog. You’re well?

Scotty: I had me a wee bout, sir, but Doctor McCoy pulled me through.

Kirk: Oh? A wee bout of what?

McCoy: Shore leave, Admiral.

Kirk: Ah. … Well, shall we start with the Engine Room?

Scotty: We’ll see you there, sir, and everything is in order.

Kirk: That’ll be a pleasant surprise, Mister Scott.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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McCoy: Happy Birthday!

Kirk: I don’t know what to say.

McCoy: Well you could say thank you.

Kirk: Thank you.

McCoy: Damn it, Jim, what the hell’s the matter with you? Other people have birthdays. Why are we treating yours like a funeral?

Kirk: Bones, I don’t want to be lectured.

McCoy: What the hell do you want? This is not about age, and you know it. This is about you flying a goddamn computer console when you wanna be out there hopping galaxies.

Kirk: Spare me your notions of poetry, please. We all have our assigned duties.

McCoy: Bull. You’re hiding… hiding behind rules and regulations.

Kirk: Who am I hiding from?

McCoy: From yourself, Admiral!

Kirk: Don’t mince words, Bones, What do you really think?

McCoy: Jim, I’m your doctor and I’m your friend. Get back your command. Get it back before you turn into part of this collection. Before you really do grow old.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Quote of the Day

(Saavik has just “completed” the Kobayashi Maru.)

Kirk: Physician, heal thyself.

McCoy: Is that’s all you gotta say? What about my performance?

Kirk: I’m not a drama critic… Well, Mister Saavik, are you going to stay with the sinking ship?

Saavik: Permission to speak candidly, sir?

Kirk: Granted.

Saavik: I don’t believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.

Kirk: And why not?

Saavik: Because… there was no way to win.

Kirk: A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?

Saavik: No sir. It has not.

Kirk: How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn’t you say?

Saavik: As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.

Kirk: Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on.

McCoy: Admiral? Wouldn’t it be easier to just put an experienced crew back on the ship?

Kirk: Galloping about the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor.

Uhura: Now what is that supposed to mean?

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Quote of the Day

Kirk: Spock! Did we just see the beginnings of a new lifeform?

Spock: Yes, Captain, we witnessed a birth. Possibly a next step in our evolution.

Kirk: I wonder.

McCoy: Well, it’s been a long time since I delivered a baby, and I hope we got this one off to a good start.

Kirk: I hope so, too. I think we gave it the ability to create its own sense of purpose. Out of our own human weaknesses, and the drive that compels us to overcome them.

McCoy: And a lot of foolish human emotions. Right, Mister Spock?

Spock: Quite true, Doctor. Unfortunately it will have to deal with them as well.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Kirk: The antenna leads are melted away.

Spock:Yes Captain, just now. By V’Ger itself.

Kirk: Why?

Spock: To prevent reception.

Kirk: Of course.

Decker: To bring the Creator here, to finish transmitting the code in person… to touch the Creator.

McCoy: To capture God! V’Ger’s going to be in for one hell of a disappointment. 

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Kirk: Spock… Spock? (they see that Spock is crying) Not for us?

Spock: No, Captain, not for us… for V’Ger… I weep for V’Ger, as I would for a brother. As I was when I came aboard, so is V’Ger now, empty, incomplete… searching. Logic and knowledge are not enough.

McCoy: Spock, are you saying that you’ve found, what you needed, but V’Ger hasn’t?

Decker: What would V’Ger need to fulfil itself?

Spock: Each of us, at some time in our life, turns to someone, a father, a brother, a god and asks ‘Why am I here? What was I meant to be?’ V’Ger hopes to touch its Creator to find its answers.

Kirk: ‘Is this all that I am? Is there nothing more?’

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Spock: V’Ger has knowledge that spans this universe. And, yet with all this pure logic… V’Ger is barren, cold, no mystery, no beauty. I should have known.

Kirk: Known? Known what? …Spock, what should you have known?

Spock: This simple feeling …is beyond V’Ger’s comprehension. No meaning, …no hope, …and, Jim, no answers. It’s asking questions. ‘Is this …all I am? Is there nothing more?’

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Spock: Science officer Spock, reporting as ordered, Captain.

Kirk: Please sit down.

McCoy: Spock, you haven’t changed a bit. You’re just as warm and sociable as ever.

Spock: Nor have you, Doctor, as your continued predilection for irrelevancy demonstrates.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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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