Quote of the Day

Kirk: Key in the ignition. Turn the ignition on. And nothing happens. Where’s the starter? There’s the starter. Yes! 

Spock: Interesting. 

Kirk: Oops! Gears. 

Spock: Yes. Oh. I believe they had a device known as a clutch. Clutch, Captain. Perhaps one of those pedals on the floor. 

Kirk: I kind of like this. I’m going to get one myself. 

Spock: Captain, you are an excellent starship commander, but as a taxi driver you leave much to be desired. 

Kirk: It was that bad? 

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 20 — “A Piece of the Action”

Quote of the Day

Spock: Doctor, if I were able to show emotion, your new infatuation with that term would begin to annoy me. 

McCoy: What term? Logic? Medical men are trained in logic, Mister Spock. 

Spock: Really, Doctor, I had no idea they were trained. Watching you, I assumed it was trial and error. 

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 14 — “Bread and Circuses”

Quote of the Day

McCoy: What’s the matter, Spock? 

Spock: There’s something disquieting about these creatures. 

McCoy: Don’t tell me you’ve got a feeling. 

Spock: Don’t be insulting, Doctor. They remind me of the lilies of the field. They toil not, neither do they spin. But they seem to eat a great deal. I see no practical use for them. 

McCoy: Does everything have to have a practical use for you? They’re nice, soft, and furry, and they make a pleasant sound. 

Spock: So would an ermine violin, but I see no advantage in having one. 

McCoy: It’s a human characteristic to love little animals, especially if they’re attractive in some way. 

Spock: Doctor, I am well aware of human characteristics. I am frequently inundated by them, but I’ve trained myself to put up with practically anything. 

McCoy: Spock, I don’t know too much about these little tribbles yet, but there’s one thing that I have discovered. 

Spock: What is that, Doctor? 

McCoy: I like them… better than I like you. 

Spock: Doctor? 

McCoy: Yes? 

Spock: They do have one redeeming characteristic. 

McCoy: What’s that? 

Spock: They do not talk too much. If you’ll excuse me, sir.

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 13 — “The Trouble with Tribbles”