Quote of the Day

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

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Kirk: Do you know the one, ‘All I ask is a tall ship’? 

McCoy: It’s a line from a poem. A very old poem, isn’t it? 

Kirk: 20th century Earth. ‘All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by’. You could feel the wind at your back in those days. The sounds of the sea beneath you. And even if you take away the wind and the water, it’s still the same. The ship is yours. You can feel her. And the stars are still there, Bones. 

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 24 — “The Ultimate Computer”

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Scotty: I found this on Ganyroom, er, Ganymeer… mede. 

Tomar: What is it? 

Scotty: Well, it’s, er… (peers at it, sniffs it) …it’s green.

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 21 — “By Any Other Name”

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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”

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McCoy: The odds are not good.

Spock: No. I would say approximately four hundred…

McCoy: Don’t quote odds and don’t give me any more dispassionate logic, Mister Spock. Just keep looking for them. 

Spock: I would welcome a suggestion, Doctor, even an emotional one, as to where to look. 

McCoy: First time you’ve ever asked me for anything, and it has to be an occasion like this.

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 17 — “The Gamesters of Triskelion”

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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”

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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”

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Spock: Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the Human nervous system. Fortunately, of course… I am immune… to its… effect.

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

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Chekov: Give us some more blood, Chekov. The needle won’t hurt, Chekov. Take off your shirt, Chekov. Roll over, Chekov. Breathe deeply, Chekov. Blood sample, Chekov. Marrow sample, Chekov. Skin sample, Chekov. If I live long enough, I’m going to run out of samples. 

Sulu: You’ll live. 

Chekov: Oh, yes. I’ll live, but I won’t enjoy it.

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 11 — “The Deadly Years”

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Kirk: Scotty, can you do it? 

Scotty: Not by myself. I’ll need help. And you’d be too conspicuous. 

McCoy: I’m a doctor, not an engineer. 

Scotty: Now you’re an engineer.

Star Trek — Season 2: Episode 10 — “Mirror, Mirror”