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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Kirk: Let’s take a look. Full sensor scan, Mister Spock. They can’t expect us not to look them over now.

Decker: Now that we’re looking down their throat.

Kirk: Right. Now that we’ve got them just where they want us.

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

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Uhura: Captain! Starfleet just signalled your transfer-of-command orders, sir.

Sulu: Captain!

Kirk: I appreciate your welcome. I wish the circumstances were less critical. Epsilon Nine is monitoring the intruder. Keep a channel open.

Uhura: Aye sir.

Kirk: Where’s Captain Decker?

Sulu: He’s in engineering, sir… He… doesn’t know.

Kirk: Mister Chekov!

Chekov: Aye sir.

Kirk: Assemble the crew on the Recreation Deck at 0400 hours. I want to show them what we’re facing. (leaves)

Sulu: He wanted her back. He got her!

Ensign: And Captain Decker? He’s been with the ship every minute of her refitting.

Uhura: Ensign, the possibilities of our returning from this mission in one piece may have just doubled.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Scotty: Admiral.

Kirk: Mister Scott.

Scotty: Those departure orders, twelve hours, Starfleet cannot be serious.

Kirk: Why aren’t the Enterprise transporters operating, Mister Scott?

Scotty: A wee problem, sir, really. Just temporary. Admiral, we have just spent eighteen months redesigning and refitting the Enterprise. How in the name of hell do they expect to have her ready in twelve hours?

Kirk: Take me over, please.

(they board a travel pod)

Scotty: She needs more work, a shakedown.

Kirk: Mister Scott, there’s an alien object with unbelievable destructive power less than three days away from this planet… The only starship in interception range is the Enterprise. Ready, or not, she launches in twelve hours.

Scotty: The crew hasn’t had near enough transition time with all the new equipment. And the engines are not yet tested at warp power. And an untried captain.

Kirk: Two and a half years as chief of Starfleet Operations may have made me a stale but I wouldn’t exactly consider myself… untried. They gave her back to me, Scotty.

Scotty: Gave her back, sir? I doubt it was that easy with Nogura.

Kirk: (in a Scottish accent) Yer right.

Scotty: Well, any man who could manage such a feat, I would’na dare disappoint. She’ll launch on time, sir, …and she’ll be ready.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture