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Capt. Spock (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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Star Trek (2009)
Spock: [sits in the cockpit of his future self's ship, which springs to life] Fascinating!

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Permission to speak freely, sir?
Spock: I welcome it.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Do you? OK, then. Are you out of your Vulcan mind? Are you making a logical choice, sending Kirk away? Probably. But, the right one? You know, back home we have a saying: "If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your prize stallion in the stable."
Spock: A curious metaphor, doctor, as a stallion must first be broken before it can reach its potential.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: My God, man, you could at least ACT like it was a hard decision.
Spock: I intend to assist in the effort to reestablish communication with Starfleet. However, if crew morale is better served by my roaming the halls weeping, I will gladly defer to your medical expertise. Excuse me.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [as Spock leaves] Green-blooded hobgoblin.

Spock: [to Kirk] Out of the chair.

Sarek: Speak your mind, Spock.
Spock: That would be unwise.
Sarek: What is necessary is never unwise.

Spock: [on intercom] Dr Puri, report.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: It's McCoy. Dr. Puri was on Deck 6. He's dead.
Spock: Then you have just inherited his responsibility as Chief Medical Officer.
[McCoy looks at a burning medical room full of casualties from the attack]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Yeah, tell me something I DON'T know!

James T. Kirk: Your ship is compromised, too close to the singularity to survive without assistance, which we are willing to provide.
Spock: [speaking privately] Captain, what are you doing?
James T. Kirk: Showing them compassion may be the only way to earn peace with Romulus. It's logic, Spock. I thought you'd like that.
Spock: No, not really. Not this time.
Nero: [replying to the offer of assistance] I would rather suffer the end of Romulus a thousand times. I would rather die in agony than accept assistance from you.
James T. Kirk: You got it! Arm phasers. Fire everything we've got!

Spock: We must gather with the rest of Starfleet... to balance the terms of the next engagement!
James T. Kirk: There won't BE a next engagement! By the time we've "gathered," it'll be too late! But you say he's from the future - knows what's gonna happen? - then the logical thing is to be unpredictable!
Spock: You're assuming that Nero knows how events are predicted to unfold. The contrary, Nero's very presence has altered the flow of history, beginning with the attack on the U.S.S. Kelvin, culminating in the events of today, thereby creating an entire new chain of incidents that cannot be anticipated by either party.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: An alternate reality.
Spock: Precisely. Whatever our lives might have been, if the time continuum was disrupted, our destinies have changed.

Spock: I am as conflicted as I once was as a child.
Sarek: You will always be a child of two worlds. I am grateful for this, and for you.
Spock: I feel anger for the one who took Mother's life - an anger I *cannot* control.
Sarek: I believe... that she would say, "Do not try to." You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her.

Spock: [standing across Lt. Uhura before he and Kirk are about to be beamed onto the Romulan warship] I will be back.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [leaning in] You better be! I'll be monitoring your frequency.
Spock: [actually quite emotional] Thank you, Nyota.
James T. Kirk: [after Uhura leaves] So her first name's Nyota?
Spock: I have no comment on the matter.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: [to Spock, after the destruction of Vulcan] I'm sorry... I'm sorry... I'm so sorry.
[She kisses him along his face and hugs him; after a short hesitation, he hugs her back and leans into her]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: What do you need? Tell me.
[Uhura takes his face into her hands]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Tell me.
Spock: [fighting for control] I need everyone to continue performing admirably.
[pushes the elevator button to continue]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [tears in her eyes, nods] Okay.
[She kisses him and he kisses her back and when the elevator doors open and leaves her behind without a backward glance]

Spock: We are traveling at warp speed. How did you manage to beam aboard this ship?
James T. Kirk: Hey, you're the genius. You figure it out.
Spock: As acting captain of this vessel, I order you to answer the question.
James T. Kirk: Well, I'm not telling, "Acting Captain." What, did...?
[Kirk smiles]
James T. Kirk: What, now, that doesn't frustrate you, does it? My lack of cooperation? That-that doesn't make you angry...
Spock: [Spock turns to Scotty] Are you a member of Starfleet?
Scotty: I, um, yes. Can I get a towel, please?
Spock: Under penalty of court martial, I order you to explain to me how you were able to beam aboard this ship while moving at warp.
Scotty: Well...
James T. Kirk: Don't answer him.
Spock: You will answer me.
Scotty: [pause] I'd rather not take sides.

[Spock notices a elder Vulcan walking in the docking bay]
Spock: Father!
[the elder Vulcan turns and is revealed as Spock Prime]
Spock Prime: I am not our father.
[Young Spock, now recognizing who he is, approaches]
Spock Prime: There are so few Vulcans left, we cannot afford to ignore each other.
Spock: Then why did you send Kirk aboard when you alone could have explained the truth?
Spock Prime: Because you needed each other. I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.
Spock: How did you persuade him to keep your secret?
Spock Prime: He inferred that universe-ending paradoxes would ensue should he break his promise.
Spock: You lied.
Spock Prime: Aww... I... I implied.
Spock: A gamble.
Spock Prime: An act of faith. One I hope that you will repeat in your future in Starfleet.
Spock: In the face of extinction, it is only logical that I resign my Starfleet commission and help rebuild our race.
Spock Prime: And, yet, you can be in two places at once. I urge you to remain in Starfleet. I have already located a suitable planet on which to establish a Vulcan colony. Spock, in this case, do yourself a favor: Put aside logic. Do what feels right.
[Spock Prime turns and leaves]
Spock Prime: Since my customary farewell would appear oddly self-serving, I shall simply say...
[Shows Vulcan hand salute]
Spock Prime: Good luck.

Spock: If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Vulcan Council President: You have surpassed the expectations of your instructors. Your final record is flawless, with one exception: I see that you have applied to Starfleet as well.
Spock: It was logical to cultivate multiple options.
Vulcan Council President: Logical, but unnecessary. You are hereby accepted to the Vulcan Science Academy. It is truly remarkable, Spock, that you have achieved so much despite your disadvantage. All rise.
[the Vulcan Council stands in honor of Spock, who now looks slightly pissed]
Spock: If you would clarify, Minister: to what disadvantage are you referring?
Vulcan Council President: Your human mother.
Spock: Council... Ministers, I must decline.
Vulcan Council President: No Vulcan has ever declined admission to this academy!
Spock: Then, as I am half-human, your record remains untarnished.
Sarek: Spock, you have made a commitment to honor the Vulcan way.
Vulcan Council President: Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
Spock: The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration.
[In a tone reserved for telling someone to 'Go to Hell']
Spock: Live long and prosper.

Spock: [Kirk has been appointed captain, and the Enterprise is preparing to depart. Spock enters the bridge] Permission to come aboard, Captain.
James T. Kirk: Permission granted.
Spock: As you have yet to select a first officer, respectfully, I would like to submit my candidacy. Should you desire, I can provide character references.
James T. Kirk: It would be my honor, Commander.

Spock: Acting Captain's Log, Stardate 2258.42. We have had no word from Captain Pike. I've therefore classified him a hostage of the war criminal known as Nero. Nero, who has destroyed my home planet and most of its six billion inhabitants. While the essence of our culture has been saved in the elders who now reside upon this ship, I estimate no more than 10,000 have survived. I am now a member of an endangered species.

Hikaru Sulu: The fleet has cleared spacedock, Captain. All ships ready for warp.
Christopher Pike: Set a course for Vulcan.
Hikaru Sulu: Aye-Aye, Captain. Course laid in.
Christopher Pike: Maximum warp. Punch it.
[One by one, the rest of the star fleet jumps into warp drive, leaving the Enterprise behind. Sulu frowns at the console, puzzled]
Christopher Pike: Lieutenant, where is Helmsman McKenna?
Hikaru Sulu: He has lungworms, sir. He couldn't report to his post. I'm Hikaru Sulu.
Christopher Pike: And you are a pilot, right?
Hikaru Sulu: Very much so, sir.
[he trails off, hitting buttons]
Hikaru Sulu: I'm, uh, I'm not sure what's wrong here.
Christopher Pike: Is the parking brake on?
Hikaru Sulu: Uh, no. I'll figure it out. I'm just...
Spock: Have you disengaged the external inertial dampener?
Hikaru Sulu: [Embarrassed. Without looking at anyone, he punches in the correct sequence] Ready for warp, sir.
Christopher Pike: Let's punch it.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: [Having just learned that she is assigned to the Farragut] Commander, a word?
Spock: Yes, Lieutenant?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Was I not one of your top students?
Spock: Indeed you were.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [the scene cuts to another location, where Uhura is still hounding Spock] And did I not, on multiple occasions, demonstrate an exceptional aural sensitivity, and I quote, "an unparalleled ability to identify sonic anomalies in subspace transmissions tests?"
Spock: Consistently, yes.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: And while you are well aware of my own qualified desires to serve on the U.S.S. Enterprise, I'm assigned to the Farragut?
Spock: It was an attempt to...
[he glances around, keeping his voice low]
Spock: ...avoid the appearance of favoritism.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [Adamantly] No. I'm assigned to the Enterprise.
Spock: [He adjusts his roster list] Yes, I believe you are.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Thank you.

Test Administrator: How the hell did that kid beat your test?
Spock: I do not know.

James T. Kirk: [to Spock] The test itself is a cheat, isn't it? I mean, you programmed it to be unwinnable.
Spock: Your argument precludes the possibility of a no-win scenario.
James T. Kirk: I don't believe in no-win scenarios.
Spock: Then not only did you violate the rules, you also failed to understand the principal lesson.
James T. Kirk: Please enlighten me.
Spock: You of all people should know, Cadet Kirk, a captain cannot cheat death.
James T. Kirk: [reminiscing] I of all people...
Spock: Your father, Lieutenant George Kirk, assumed command of his vessel before being killed in action, did he not?
James T. Kirk: I don't think you like the fact that I beat your test.
Spock: Furthermore, you have failed to divine the purpose of the test.
James T. Kirk: Enlighten me again.
Spock: The purpose is to experience fear, fear in the face of certain death, to accept that fear, and maintain control of oneself and one's crew. This is the quality expected in every Starfleet captain.

Christopher Pike: Mr. Spock, I'm leaving you in command of the Enterprise. Once we have transport capability and communications back up, you'll contact Starfleet and report what the hell's going on here. And if all else fails, fall back, rendezvous with the fleet in the Laurentian system. Kirk, I'm promoting you to First Officer.
James T. Kirk: What?
Spock: Captain? Please, I apologize. The complexities of human pranks escape me.
Christopher Pike: It's not a prank, Spock. And I'm not the captain. You are.
Christopher Pike: [to Kirk] Let's go.
James T. Kirk: Sir, after we knock out that drill, what happens to you?
Christopher Pike: Ah, I guess you'll have to come and get me.
Christopher Pike: [last word to Spock] Careful with the ship, Spock. She's brand new.

James T. Kirk: Now, what is it with you, Spock? Hm? Your planet was just destroyed, your mother murdered, and you're not even upset!
Spock: If you are presuming that these experiences in any way impede my ability to command this ship, you are mistaken.
James T. Kirk: And yet you were the one who said fear was necessary for command. I mean, did you see his ship? Did you see what he did?
[pause]
Spock: Yes, of course I did.
James T. Kirk: So are you afraid or aren't you?
Spock: I will not allow you to lecture me about the merits of emotion.
James T. Kirk: Then why don't you stop me?
Spock: Step away from me, Mister Kirk.
James T. Kirk: What is it like not to feel anger... or heartbreak... or the need to stop at nothing to avenge the death of the woman who gave birth to you?
Spock: Back away from me.
James T. Kirk: You feel NOTHING! It must not even COMPUTE for you! You NEVER loved her!
[Spock snaps and attacks Kirk, nearly killing him]
Sarek: SPOCK!
[Spock regains control]

Amanda Grayson: There's no need to be anxious. You'll do fine.
Spock: I am hardly anxious, Mother. And "fine" has variable definitions. "Fine" is unacceptable.
Amanda Grayson: Okay.
Spock: May I ask a personal query?
Amanda Grayson: Anything.
Spock: Should I choose to complete the Vulcan discipline of Kolinahr and purge all emotion, I trust you will not feel it reflects judgment on you.
Amanda Grayson: Oh, Spock. As always, whatever you choose to be, you will have a proud mother.

Admiral Richard Barnett: This is Commander Spock. He is one of our most distinguished graduates. He's programmed the Kobayashi Maru exam for the last four years. Commander?
Spock: Cadet Kirk, you somehow managed to install and activate a subroutine in the programming code, thereby changing the conditions of the test.
James T. Kirk: Your point being?
Admiral Richard Barnett: In academic vernacular, you cheated.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Wait a minute, kid. How old are you?
Pavel Chekov: Seventeen, sir.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Oh... oh, good, he's seventeen.
Spock: Doctor... Mr. Chekov is correct.

Spock: [finding himself aboard the ship of his future self] It appears that you have been keeping important information from me.
James T. Kirk: You'll be able to fly this thing, right?
Spock: Something tells me I already have.
James T. Kirk: Good luck.
Spock: Jim... the statistical likelihood that our plan will succeed is less than 4.3%.
James T. Kirk: It'll work.
Spock: In the event that I do not return, please tell Lieutenant Uhura...
James T. Kirk: Spock. IT'LL WORK.

Spock: Get him off this ship.

Spock: [volunteering for what could be a suicide mission] Romulans and Vulcans share a common ancestor. Our cultural similarities will make it easier for me to access the ship's computer to locate the device. Also, my mother was human, which makes Earth the only home I have left.
James T. Kirk: I'm coming with you.
Spock: I would cite regulation, but I know you will simply ignore it.
James T. Kirk: See? We are getting to know each other.

[Kirk rushes onto the bridge, urging the ship to stop. Three-way arguing ensues between him, Spock, and Pike]
Spock: I can remove the cadet...
James T. Kirk: Try it!
Christopher Pike: Kirk!
James T. Kirk: This cadet is trying to save the bridge!
Spock: By recommending a full stop, mid-warp, during a rescue mission?
James T. Kirk: It's not a rescue mission. Listen to me, it's an attack!
Spock: Based on what facts?
James T. Kirk: That same anomaly, a "lightning storm in space" that we saw today, also occurred on the day of my birth, shortly before a Romulan ship attacked the U.S.S. Kelvin. You know that, sir, I read your dissertation. That ship, which had formidable and advanced weaponry, was never seen or heard from again. The Kelvin attack took place at the edge of Klingon space, and at 2300 hours last night, there was an attack: forty-seven Klingon warbirds destroyed by Romulans, sir, and it was reported that the Romulans were in one ship, one massive ship.
Christopher Pike: And you know of this Klingon attack how?
[Kirk glances at Uhura]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Sir, I intercepted and translated the message myself. Kirk's report is accurate.
James T. Kirk: We're warping into a trap, sir. The Romulans are waiting for us, I promise you that.
[Unsettled, Pike looks at Spock]
Spock: The cadet's logic is sound. And Lt. Uhura is unmatched in xenolinguistics, we would be wise to accept her conclusion.

James T. Kirk: You know, coming back in time, changing history... that's cheating.
Spock Prime: A trick I learned from an old friend.
[With an uncharacteristic smile, he gives the Vulcan salute to Kirk]
Spock Prime: Live long and prosper.

[last lines]
Spock Prime: [closing monologue] Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Spock Prime: What if I told you that your transwarp theory was correct, that is is indeed possible to beam onto a ship that is traveling at warp speed?
Scotty: I think if that equation had been discovered, I'd have heard about it.
Spock Prime: The reason you haven't heard of it, Mr. Scott, is because you haven't discovered it yet.
Scotty: I'm s... Wha... It... Are you from the future?
James T. Kirk: Yeah, he is. I'm not.
Scotty: Well, that's brilliant. Do they still have sandwiches there?

Spock Prime: To stop Nero, you alone must take command of your ship.
James T. Kirk: How? Over your dead body?
Spock Prime: Preferably not.

Spock Prime: You are, in fact, the Mr. Scott who postulated the theory of transwarp beaming?
Scotty: That's what I'm talking about! How do you think I wound up here? Had a little debate with my instructor on relativistic physics and how it pertains to subspace travel. He seemed to think that the range of transporting something like a... like a grapefruit was limited to about 100 miles. I told him that I could not only beam a grapefruit from one planet to the adjacent planet in the same system - which is easy, by the way - I could do it with a life form. So, I tested it out on Admiral Archer's prized beagle.
James T. Kirk: Wait, I know that dog. What happened to it?
Scotty: I'll tell you when it reappears. Ahem. I don't know, I do feel guilty about that.

Spock Prime: [after Kirk relieves Pike of command] Thrusters on full.

Spock Prime: James T. Kirk!
James T. Kirk: Excuse me?
Spock Prime: How did you find me?
James T. Kirk: Whoa... how do you know my name?
Spock Prime: I have been and always shall be your friend.
James T. Kirk: Wha...
[shakes head]
James T. Kirk: Uh... look... I-I don't know you.
Spock Prime: I am Spock.
James T. Kirk: Bullshit.

Scotty: Except, the thing is, even if I believed you, right, where you're from, what I've done - which I don't, by the way - you're still talking about beaming aboard the Enterprise while she's traveling faster than light, without a proper receiving pad.
Scotty: [to Keenser] Get off there! It's not a climbing frame!
Scotty: [back to Spock Prime] The notion of transwarp beaming is like trying to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet whilst wearing a blindfold, riding a horse.
[Spock writes on a paper]
Scotty: What's that?
Spock Prime: Your equation for achieving transwarp beaming.
Scotty: [to himself] He's out of it
Scotty: [reads the equation] Imagine that! It never occurred to me to think of SPACE as the thing that was moving!

[Spock Prime and Kirk arrive at a derelict Starfleet outpost, and discover... ]
Scotty: You realize how unacceptable this is?
Spock Prime: Fascinating!
Scotty: Okay, I'm sure you're just doing your job, but could you not have come a wee bit sooner? Six months I've been here, living off Starfleet protein nibs and the promise of a good meal! And I know exactly what's going on here, okay? Punishment, isn't it? Ongoing! For something that was clearly an accident!
Spock Prime: [pleased] You are Montgomery Scott.
James T. Kirk: You know him?
Scotty: Aye, that's me. You're in the right place. Unless there's another hardworking, equally starved Starfleet officer around.
Keenser: Me.
Scotty: Get aff! Shut up! You don't eat anything! You can eat, like, a bean, and you're done. I'm talking about food. REAL food!

[through a mind meld with Kirk]
Spock Prime: Billions of lives lost because of me, Jim, because I failed.

James T. Kirk: Where you came from... did I know my father?
Spock Prime: Yes... you often spoke of him as being your inspiration for joining Starfleet. He proudly lived to see you become captain of the Enterprise.
James T. Kirk: CAPTAIN?
Spock Prime: A ship we must return you to as soon as possible.

Young Spock: You suggest I should become completely Vulcan, and yet you married a human.
Sarek: As Ambassador to Earth it is my duty to observe and understand human behaviour. Marrying your mother was... logical.

Young Spock: I presume you've prepared new insults for today.
Vulcan Bully #1: Affirmative.
Young Spock: This is your thirty-fifth attempt to elicit an emotional response from me.
Vulcan Bully #2: You're neither human nor Vulcan, and therefore have no place in this universe.
Vulcan Bully #1: Look. He has human eyes. They look sad, don't they?
Vulcan Bully #2: Perhaps an emotional response requires physical stimuli.
[shoves Spock]
Vulcan Bully #2: He's a traitor, you know, your father, for marrying her, that human whore.
[Spock beats up the bully]


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Spock: [in response to Kirk pawning his antique spectacles from The Wrath of Khan] Excuse me, Admiral. But weren't those a birthday gift from Dr. McCoy?
Kirk: And they will be again, that's the beauty of it.
[to the Antique Store Owner]
Kirk: How much?
Antique Store Owner: Well, they'd be worth more if the lenses were intact. I'll give you one hundred dollars for them.
Kirk: [pause] Is that a lot?

[Kirk and Spock enter a bus headed for the aquarium - only to exit the bus about two seconds later]
Spock: [to Kirk] What does it mean, "exact change"?

Punk on bus: [Playing loud music on the bus]
Kirk: Excuse me.
Punk on bus: [He ignores him]
Kirk: Excuse me. Would you mind stopping that noise?
Punk on bus: [He turns it up louder]
Kirk: [louder and firmer] Excuse me! Would you mind stopping that damn noise?
Punk on bus: [He flips him off]
Kirk: [He looks at Spock]
Spock: [He gives the punk the Vulcan neck-pinch, followed by the delighted applause of the grateful bus passengers]

Spock: Admiral, may I ask you a question?
Kirk: Spock, don't call me "Admiral". You used to call me Jim. Don't you remember, "Jim"?
Spock: [He gives a blank look]
Kirk: [He gives up] What's your question?

[Spock is still learning how to use profanity correctly]
Spock: They like you very much, but they are not the hell "your" whales.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: I suppose they told you that.
Spock: The hell they did.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Do you guys like Italian?
Spock: No.
Kirk: Yes.
Spock: No.
Kirk: [at Spock] No, Yes.
Spock: No.
Kirk: Yes, I love Italian...
[looks at Spock]
Kirk: And so do you.
Spock: Yes.

Spock: Your use of language has altered since our arrival. It is currently laced with, shall we say, more colorful metaphors, "double dumb-ass on you" and so forth.
Kirk: Oh, you mean the profanity?
Spock: Yes.
Kirk: Well that's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays any attention to you unless you swear every other word.

Kirk: Spock, where the hell's the power you promised?
Spock: One damn minute, Admiral.

Kirk: If we play our cards right, we may be able to find out when those whales are being released.
Spock: How will playing cards help?

McCoy: I mean, I may have carried your soul, but I sure couldn't fill your shoes.
Spock: My shoes?
McCoy: Forget it.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Sure you won't change your mind?
Spock: Is there something wrong with the one I have?

Kirk: Mr. Spock, have you accounted for the variable mass of whales and water in your time re-entry program?
Spock: Mr. Scott cannot give me exact figures, Admiral, so... I will make a guess.
Kirk: A guess? You, Spock? That's extraordinary.
Spock: [to Dr. McCoy] I don't think he understands.
McCoy: No, Spock. He means that he feels safer about your guesses than most other people's facts.
Spock: Then you're saying...
[pause]
Spock: It is a compliment?
McCoy: It is.
Spock: Ah. Then, I will try to make the best guess I can.
McCoy: Please do.

Spock: Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?

[Kirk has just spoken very abruptly to Mr. Scott]
Scotty: He's in a wee bit of a snit, isn't he?
Spock: He is a man of deep feelings.
Scotty: Aye, what else is new?

Kirk: You're not exactly catching us at our best.
Spock: That much is certain.

Gillian: You're not from the military are you? Trying to teach whales to retrieve torpedoes or some dipshit stuff like that?
Kirk: No, ma'am. No dipshit.
Gillian: Well, good. That was one thing, I would have dropped you off right here.
Spock: Gracie is pregnant.
[Gillian breaks to a sudden stop]

Federation Council president: Captain Spock, you do not stand accused.
Spock: Mister President, I stand with my shipmates.
Federation Council president: As you wish.

Amanda: Spock, does the good of the many out weigh the good of the one?
Spock: I would accept that as an axiom.
Amanda: Then you stand here alive because of a mistake made by your flawed, feeling, human friends. They have sacrificed their futures because they believed that the good of the one - you - was more important to them.
Spock: Humans make illogical decisions.
Amanda: They do, indeed.

Ambassador Sarek: As I recall, I opposed your enlistment in Starfleet. It is possible that judgment was incorrect. Your associates are people of good character.
Spock: They are my friends.

Ambassador Sarek: Do you have a message for your mother?
Spock: Yes. Tell her I feel fine.

Spock: To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Whoever said the human race was logical?

Vulcan Computer: What was Kiri-Kin-Tha's first law of metaphysics?
Spock: Nothing unreal exists.

McCoy: Hi. Busy?
Spock: Uhura is busy. I am monitoring.

Kirk: You mean the profanity? That's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays attention to you unless you swear every other word. You'll find it in all the literature of the period.
Spock: For example?
Kirk: Oh the collected works of Jacqueline Susann. The novels of Harold Robbins...
Spock: Ah, the "Giants".

Spock: Admiral, if we were to assume these whales were ours to do with as we pleased, we would be as guilty as those who caused their extinction.

McCoy: Perhaps, we could cover a little philosophical ground. Life
[pause]
McCoy: Death
[pause]
McCoy: Life.
[pause]
McCoy: Things of that nature.
Spock: I did not have time on Vulcan to review the philosophical disciplines.
McCoy: C'mon, Spock, it's me, McCoy. You really have gone where no man's gone before. Can't you tell me what it felt like?
Spock: It would be impossible to discuss the subject without a common frame-of-reference.
McCoy: You're joking!
Spock: A joke
[pause]
Spock: is a story with a humorous climax.
McCoy: You mean I have to die to discuss your insights on death?
Spock: Forgive me, Doctor. I am receiving a number of distress calls.
McCoy: I don't doubt it.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Wait a minute. How did you know Gracie's pregnant? Nobody knows that.
Spock: Gracie does.

Spock: Ready to engage computer, Admiral.
Kirk: What's our target in time?
Spock: Late twentieth century.
Kirk: Can you be more specific?
Spock: Not with this equipment. I've had to program some of the variables from memory.
Kirk: What are some of the variables?
Spock: The availability of fuel components, mass of the vessel through a time continuum, and probable location of humpback whales - in this case, the Pacific Basin.
Kirk: And you programmed all that from memory?
Spock: I have.
McCoy: Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!
Spock: [recognizing the quote] Hamlet, Act One, Scene Four.
Kirk: [smiling] No doubt about your memory, Spock. Engage computers. Prepare for warp speed.


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Kirk: What does God need with a starship?
McCoy: Jim, what are you doing?
Kirk: I'm asking a question.
"God": Who is this creature?
Kirk: Who am I? Don't you know? Aren't you God?
Sybok: He has his doubts.
"God": You doubt me?
Kirk: I seek proof.
McCoy: Jim! You don't ask the Almighty for his ID!
"God": Then here is the proof you seek.
[Shoots Kirk with lightning]
Kirk: Why is God angry?
Sybok: Why? Why have you done this to my friend?
"God": He doubts me.
Spock: You have not answered his question. What does God need with a starship?
"God": [shoots Spock with lightning; then addresses McCoy] Do you doubt me?
McCoy: I doubt any God who inflicts pain for his own pleasure.

Kirk: I thought I was going to die.
Spock: Not possible. You were never alone.
[Kirk moves to hug Spock, and Spock stops him]
Spock: Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons.

Spock: [Kirk clings precariously to El Capitan] I do not believe you realize the gravity of your situation.
Kirk: [Almost slips; a rock drops] Gravity was foremost on my mind.

Spock: [after Kirk has fallen off El Capitan] Perhaps "because it is there" is not sufficient reason for climbing a mountain.
Kirk: I am hardly in a position to disagree.
[see McCoy running toward him]
Kirk: Hi, Bones! Mind if we drop in for dinner?

Spock: [about Sybok] He reminds me of someone I knew in my youth.
McCoy: Why, Spock, I didn't know you had one.
Spock: I do not often think of the past.

[Around a campfire singing "Row Row Row Your Boat"]
Kirk: Come on. Spock... Why didn't you jump in?
Spock: I was trying to comprehend the meaning of the words.
McCoy: It's a song, you green-blooded... Vulcan. You sing it. The words aren't important. What's important is that you have a good time singing it.
Spock: Oh, I am sorry, Doctor. Were we having a good time?
McCoy: God, I liked him better before he died.

J'Onn: Where did you get this power?
Sybok: The power was within you.
J'Onn: I feel... as if a weight has been lifted from my heart. How can I repay you for this miracle?
Spock: Join my quest.
J'Onn: What is it you seek?
Sybok: What you seek. What all men have sought since time began. The ultimate knowledge.

Spock: I've lost a brother.
Kirk: Yes. I lost a brother once. I was lucky I got him back?
McCoy: I thought you said men like us don't have families.
Kirk: I was wrong.

Scotty: [to Kirk about ship status] Ah. All I can say is they don't make them like they used to.
Kirk: You told me you could get this ship operational in two weeks, I gave you three, what happened?
Scotty: I think you gave me too much time, Captain.
Kirk: Very well, Mr Scott. Carry on.
Scotty: Aye, sir.
[Spots a junior engineer nearby]
Scotty: How many times do I have to tell you, the right tool for the right job!
McCoy: [laughs] I don't think I've ever seen him happier.
[They enter the turbolift]
Computer: Le-le-level?
Kirk: Bridge... I hope. I could use a shower.
Spock: [looks at Kirk] Yes.

Sybok: Spock. It's me. It's Sybok. After all these years you've finally caught up with me. Don't you have anything to say to me?
Spock: You are... under arrest. For seventeen violations of the Neutral Zone Treaty.

Spock: Captain.
Kirk: Spock, we're on leave you can call me 'Jim'.
Spock: Jim.
Kirk: Yes, Spock?
Spock: Life... is not a dream.
Kirk: Go to sleep, Spock.

Spock: This is a new brig, Captain. It is escape-proof.
Kirk: How do you know?
Spock: The designers tested it, using the most intelligent and resourceful person they could find. He failed to escape.
Kirk: This person... he didn't by any chance have pointed ears, and an unerring capacity for getting his shipmates into trouble, did he?
Spock: He did have pointed ears.

Kirk: Spock?
Spock: Yes, captain?
Kirk: Be one with the horse.
Spock: Yes, captain.

Kirk: Go to bed, Spock. Good night, Bones.
McCoy: Good night, Jim.
Spock: Good night, doctor.
McCoy: Good night, Spock.
Spock: Good night, captain.
Kirk: [to himself] ... I don't know... I just don't know...

Kirk: [responds to a tapping within the wall] What's that noise?
Spock: [tapping continues] I believe it is a primitive form of communication known as morse Code.
Kirk: You're right. I'm out of practice.
[tapping]
Kirk: That's an "S".
Spock: "T".
Kirk: "A"... "N"... "D", end of word.
McCoy: "Stand".
Kirk: New word... "B"... "A"...
Spock: "C"... "K".
McCoy: "Back". "Stand back".
Kirk, Spock, McCoy: "Stand back"?
[the wall explodes]
Scotty: [on the other side of the wall] What are you standing around for? Do you not know a jailbreak when you see one?

McCoy: I'll tell you one thing, Spock: You never cease to amaze me.
Spock: Nor I, myself.

Spock: [the Enterprise is being attacked by Klaa] General, I am in need your assistance.
Korrd: *My* assistance?
Spock: You are his superior officer.
Korrd: I am a foolish old man.
Spock: Damn you, sir. You will try.

Kirk: "All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer by."
McCoy: Melville.
Spock: John Masefield.
McCoy: Are you sure about that?
Spock: I am well-versed in the classics, Doctor.
McCoy: Then how come you don't know "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"?
[Spock raises his eyebrows]

[Kirk and McCoy agree to let Spock carry them up the shaft using rocket boots, only for the trio to float downwards]
Spock: It appears we're too heavy.
Kirk: Must be all those marsh melons.

[eating a campfire dinner]
Spock: Bipodal seeds, Doctor?
McCoy: Beans, Spock. But no ordinary beans. These are from a special Southern recipe handed down by my father. And if you stick your Vulcan nose up at these, you're not only insulting me, but generations of McCoys.
Spock: In that case, I have little choice but to sample your beans.

[last lines]
[around a campfire]
Kirk: [to Spock] Are you just gonna sit there and pluck that thing? Or are you gonna play something?
Spock: [starts playing]
Kirk, McCoy, Spock: [singing in canon] Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream...

Kirk: What are you doing?
Spock: I am preparing to toast a marsh melon.
McCoy: Well, I'll be damned. A marsh melon. Where'd you learn to do that?
Spock: Before leaving the ship, I consulted the computer library to familiarize myself with the customs associated with "camping out".
McCoy: Well, tell me, Spock. What do you do after we toast the marsh - er, marsh melons?
Spock: We consume them.
McCoy: I know we consume them. I mean after that.
Spock: Oh. I believe we are required to engage in a ritual known as the sing-a-long.

Kirk: Damn it Spock! God damn it!
Spock: Captain, what have I done?
Kirk: What you've done is betray every man on this ship!
Spock: Worse I've betrayed you. I do not expect you to forgive me.
Kirk: Forgive you? I oughta knock you on your goddamned ass!
Spock: If you think it would help.
McCoy: Do you want me to hold him, Jim?
Kirk: You stay out of this! Why, Spock, why? All you had to do is pull the trigger!
Spock: If I had done that Sybok would be dead.
Kirk: I ordered you to defend your ship!
Spock: You ordered me to kill my brother.
Kirk: But the man may be a fellow Vulcan but he...
Spock: No, no you do not understand. Sybok also is a son of Sarek.
Kirk: You mean he's your "brother" brother?
[Spock nods]
Kirk: You made that up.
Spock: I did not.
Kirk: You did too! Sybok couldn't possibly be your brother because I happen to know for a fact that you don't have a brother.
Spock: Technically you are right I do not have a brother.
Kirk: There! You see?
Spock: I have a half-brother.
Kirk: I gotta sit down.


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
[on whether to help the Klingons]
Captain James T. Kirk: They're animals.
Captain Spock: Jim, there is an historic opportunity here.
Captain James T. Kirk: Don't believe them. Don't trust them.
Captain Spock: They're dying.
Captain James T. Kirk: Let them die!
[pauses... Spock cocks his head in surprise. Kirk recoils and proceeds]
Captain James T. Kirk: Has it occurred to you that this crew is due to stand down in three months? We've done our bit for king and country! You should have trusted me.

Captain Spock: Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.

Captain Spock: [to Valeris] What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand.

Captain Spock: What we require now is a feat of linguistic legerdemain and a degree of intrepidity before the Captain and Dr. McCoy freeze to death.

Captain Spock: There is an old Vulcan proverb: only Nixon could go to China.

Captain Spock: If I were human I believe my response would be "go to hell." If I were human.
Commander Pavel Andreievich Chekov: Course heading, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Captain Spock: Mr. Scott, I understand you're having difficulty with the warp drive. How much time do you require for repair?
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: There's nothing wrong with the bloody thing...
Captain Spock: Mr. Scott, if we return to Spacedock, the assassins will surely find a way to dispose of their incriminating footwear, and we will never see the Captain or Doctor McCoy alive again.
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Could take weeks, sir.
Captain Spock: Thank you, Mr. Scott.

Captain James T. Kirk: Names, Lieutenant!
Lieutenant Valeris: I do not remember.
Captain Spock: A lie?
Lieutenant Valeris: A choice.

Captain Spock: Two months ago, a Federation starship monitored an explosion on the Klingon moon, Praxis. We believe it was the result of over-mining and insufficient safety precautions. The moon's decimation means a deadly contamination of their ozone layer. They will have depleted their supply of oxygen in approximately fifty Earth years. Due to their enormous military budget the Klingons do not have the resources to combat this catastrophe. Last month, at the behest of the Vulcan ambassador, I opened a dialogue with Gorkon, Klingon chancellor of the High Council. He proposes to begin negotiations at once.
Admiral Cartwright: Negotiations for what?
Captain Spock: The dismantling of our starbases and outposts along the Neutral Zone, an end to nearly 70 years of unremitting hostility which the Klingons can no longer afford.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, you want to know something? Everybody's human.
Captain Spock: I find that remark... insulting.

Captain Spock: The lieutenant was the first Vulcan to be graduated at the top of her class.
Captain James T. Kirk: You must be very proud.
Lieutenant Valeris: I don't believe so.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: She's a Vulcan all right.

[Watching a replay of the torpedo hit]
Commander Pavel Chekov: It is Enterprise. We fired them.
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: That is not possible! All weapons visually accounted for, sir.
Captain Spock: An ancestor of mine maintained that when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. If we did not fire those torpedoes, another ship did.

Lieutenant Valeris: A Bird-of-Prey?
Captain Spock: A Bird-of-Prey.
Commander Pavel Chekov: Cloaked?
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: A Bird-of-Prey cannot open fire when she's cloaked!
Captain Spock: All things being equal, Mr. Scott, I would agree with you. However, all things are not equal. This one can.

Lieutenant Valeris: We must inform Starfleet Command...
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Inform them of what? A new weapon that's invisible? Raving lunatics, that's what they'll call us! They'll say we're so desperate to exonerate the captain that we'll say anything.
Captain Spock: And they would be correct. We have no evidence, only a theory which happens to fit the facts.

Commander Pavel Chekov: I don't understand. If there was another ship underneath us, surely the assassins beamed aboard from that vessel, not Enterprise.
Captain Spock: You're forgetting something, Mr. Chekov. According to our ship's databanks, this ship fired those torpedoes. If we did, the killers are here. If we did not, whoever altered the databanks is here. In either case, what we are looking for, is here.

Captain Spock: Doctor, would you care to assist me in performing surgery on a photon torpedo?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Fascinating!

Cmdr. Nyota Uhura: You are Crewman Dax?
Crewman Dax: Yes Commander. What is the problem?
Commander Pavel Chekov: Perhaps you have heard Russian epic of Cinderella? If shoe fits, wear it!
[drops magnetic boots at Dax's feet]
Captain Spock: Mr. Chekov...
[camera pans down to show that Dax's feet are incapable of fitting into boots]

Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [referring to Gorkon's daughter, whom he believed killed Gorkon] That Klingon bitch killed her father.
Captain Spock: Her own father?
Lieutenant Valeris: It is an old story, sir.
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: They don't place the same value on life as we do, Spock. You know that. Mark my word, she did not shed one bloody tear.
Captain Spock: Hardly conclusive, Mr. Scott, since Klingons have no tear ducts.

Cmdr. Nyota Uhura: You understand, we have lost all contact with the Captain and Dr. McCoy.
Captain Spock: Yes, at the moment, they are surrounded by a magnetic shield. However, if I know the Captain, by this time, he is deep into planning his escape.
[Cut to Captain Kirk on the losing end of a fist fight with an alien at least twice his size]

Admiral Cartwright: Arrest those men!
Captain Spock: Arrest yourself!

Captain Spock: Is it possible that we two, you and I, have grown so old and so inflexible that we have outlived our usefulness?


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
James T. Kirk: Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a three-hundred-year-old frozen man for help?
Khan: Because I am better.
James T. Kirk: At what?
Khan: Everything. Alexander Marcus needed to respond to an uncivilized threat in a civilized time, and for that, he needed a warrior's mind - my mind - to design weapons and warships.
Spock: You are suggesting the Admiral violated every regulation he vowed to uphold, simply because he wanted to exploit your intellect...
Khan: He wanted to exploit my savagery! Intellect alone is useless in a fight, Mr. Spock. You, you can't even break a rule - how can you be expected to break bone? Marcus used me to design weapons. I helped him realize his vision of a militarized Starfleet. He sent you to use those weapons, to fire my torpedoes on an unsuspecting planet, and then he purposely crippled your ship in enemy space, leading to one inevitable outcome: the Klingons would come searching for whoever was responsible, and you would have no chance of escape. Marcus would finally have the war he talked about, the war he always wanted.

[from trailer]
Spock: Captain, I cannot allow you to do this!
Bones: Jim, you're not actually going after this guy, are you?
James T. Kirk: I have no idea what I'm supposed to do! I only know what I *can* do!

[from trailer]
[the Enterprise crew steer a ship towards a closing portal]
Spock: Captain, this ship will not fit.
James T. Kirk: IT WILL FIT, WILL FIT, WILL FIT!
[the ship scrapes through]
James T. Kirk: See, I told you it would fit!
Spock: I am not sure that qualifies.

[from trailer]
Spock: [stuck in a volcano] We must maintain the Prime Directive...
James T. Kirk: Nobody knows the rules better than you, Spock, but sometimes exceptions have to be made!

Spock: Mr. Spock.
Spock Prime: Mr. Spock.
Spock: I will be brief. In your travels, did you ever encounter a man named Khan?
Spock Prime: As you know, I have made a vow never to give you information that could potentially alter your destiny. Your path is yours to walk, and yours alone. That being said, Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you.
Spock: Did you defeat him?
Spock Prime: At great cost, yes.

Khan: I'm going to make this very simple for you.
Spock: Captain!
Khan: Your crew for my crew.
Spock: You betrayed us.
Khan: Oh, you are smart, Mr. Spock.
James T. Kirk: Spock, don't...
[Khan knocks him down]
Khan: Mr. Spock, give me my crew.
Spock: What will you do when you get them?
Khan: Continue the work we were doing before we were banished.
Spock: Which as I understand it involves the mass-genocide of any being you find to be less than superior.
Khan: Shall I destroy you, Mr. Spock? Or will you give me what I want?
Spock: We have no transporter capabilities.
Khan: Fortunately, mine are perfectly functioning. Drop your shields.
Spock: If I do so I have no guarantee that you will not destroy the Enterprise.
Khan: Well, let's play this out logically then, Mr. Spock. Firstly, I will kill your captain to demonstrate my resolve, then if yours holds I will have no choice but to kill you and your entire crew.
Spock: If you destroy our ship, you will also destroy your own people.
Khan: Your crew requires oxygen to survive, mine does not. I will target your life support systems located behind the aft nacelle. And after every single person aboard your ship suffocates, I will walk over your cold corpses to recover my people. Now, shall we begin?
Spock: ...Lower shields.
Khan: A wise choice, Mr. Spock. I see all 72 torpedoes are still in their tubes. If they're not mine, Commander, I will know it.
Spock: Vulcans do not lie. The torpedoes are yours.
Khan: Thank you, Mr. Spock.
Spock: I have fulfilled your terms. Now fulfill mine.
Khan: Well Kirk, it seems apt to return you to your crew. After all, no ship should go down without her captain.

James T. Kirk: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Spock: An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
James T. Kirk: Well, still, it's a hell of a quote.

James T. Kirk: When were you going to tell me that?
Spock: When it became relevant, as it just did.

Christopher Pike: That's a technicality.
Spock: I am Vulcan, sir. We embrace technicality.
Christopher Pike: Are you giving me attitude, Spock?
Spock: I am expressing multiple attitudes simultaneously. To which are you referring?

Spock: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

Spock: KHAAANNNN!

Spock: Scan the enemy ship for signs of life.
Sulu: Sir, no one could have survived that.
Spock: HE could.

James T. Kirk: I'm scared, Spock... help me not to be... how do you choose not to feel?
Spock: I do not know. Right now, I am failing.
James T. Kirk: I wanted you to know why I couldn't let you die... why I went back for you...
Spock: Because you are my friend.

[last lines]
James T. Kirk: Where should we go?
Spock: As a mission of this duration has never been attempted, I defer to your good judgment Captain.
James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, take us out!
Sulu: Aye, Captain.

Spock: You mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring, while I assure you the truth is precisely the opposite.

James T. Kirk: [Kirk's HUD breaks midway through his space-jump] Spock, my display is down, I'm flying blind.
Spock: Captain, without your display compass, hitting your target destination is mathematically impossible.
James T. Kirk: Spock, if I get back, we really need to talk about your bedside manner.

James T. Kirk: You filed a report? Why didn't you tell me?
Spock: I incorrectly assumed that you would be truthful in your captain's log.
James T. Kirk: Yeah, I would have been if I didn't have to save your life.
Spock: A fact for which I am grateful immeasurably grateful and the very reason to take responsibility for the actions...
James T. Kirk: Take responsibility, yeah. That'd be so noble, pointy, if you were also throwing me under the bus.
Spock: "Pointy"? Is that a derogatory reference to me?

Nyota Uhura: At that volcano, you didn't give a thought to us. What it would do to me if you died, Spock. You didn't feel anything. You didn't care. And I'm not the only one who's upset with you. The Captain is, too.
James T. Kirk: No, no, no. Don't drag me into this. She is right.
Spock: Your suggestion that I do not care about dying is incorrect. A sentient being's optimal chance at maximizing their utility is a long and prosperous life.
Nyota Uhura: Great.
James T. Kirk: Not exactly a love song, Spock.
Spock: You misunderstand. It is true I chose not to feel anything upon realizing my own life was ending. As Admiral Pike was dying, I joined with his consciousness and experienced what he felt at the moment of his passing. Anger. Confusion. Loneliness. Fear. I had experiences those feelings before, multiplied exponentially on the day my planet was destroyed. Such a feeling is something I choose never to experience again. Nyota, you mistake my my choice to feel as a reflection of my not caring. Well, I assure you, the truth is precisely the opposite.

Spock: I will go with you, Captain.
James T. Kirk: No, I need you on the bridge.
Spock: I can not allow you to do this. It is my function aboard the ship to advise you in making the wisest decisions possible, something I firmly believe you are incapable of doing in this moment.
James T. Kirk: You're right! What I am about to do, it doesn't make sense, it's not logical, it is a gut feeling! I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. I only know what I can do. The Enterprise and her crew needs someone on that chair who knows what he's doing. That's not me. It's you, Spock.

[outtake]
Spock Prime: ...he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you.
Spock: Did you defeat him?
Spock Prime: At great cost, yes.
Spock: How?
Spock Prime: We took a hammer...


"Star Trek: The Tholian Web (#3.9)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: The Enterprise is responding to a distress signal from one of our ships and is currently engaged in rescue operations. Do you wish to assist us?
Cmdr. Loskene: I find no evidence of a disabled ship. My instruments indicate that ours are the only two vessels in this area.
Mr. Spock: The other ship is interspatially trapped. It should reappear in one hour and fifty-three minutes. We request you stand by until then.
Cmdr. Loskene: Very well, Enterprise. In the interest of interstellar amity, we will wait precisely one hour and fifty-three minutes. But be correct. We do not tolerate deceit.

Mr. Spock: [at being fired upon after an hour and fifty-three minutes] The renowned Tholian punctuality.

Chekov: Captain. Visual detection of an object dead ahead.
Capt. Kirk: How about it, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Fascinating.

[Scott has just reported seeing the Captain, who is presumed dead, in Engineering]
Mr. Spock: In critical moments men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.
Dr. McCoy: Do you suppose they're seeing Jim because they've lost confidence in you?
Mr. Spock: I was merely stating a fact, Doctor.

Dr. McCoy: [catching himself about to have an outburst] Must be this space is getting to me, too. I... I know it's nothing you've done, Spock. I, I'm sorry.
Mr. Spock: I understand, Doctor. I'm sure the Captain would simply have said: 'Forget it, Bones.'

Mr. Spock: [regarding the Tholian filaments] There is no analog to this structure in Federation technology. It is, however, an energy field. And if the Tholians are successful in completing this structure before we have completed our repairs, we shall not see home again.

Mr. Spock: [regarding the development of an antidote] The urgency requires your personal attention in the laboratory.
Dr. McCoy: My staff is working around the clock. My being there will not affect the biochemistry of any of the tests. This service requires my personal attention, Mr. Spock.

Mr. Spock: [conducting Kirk's memorial service] A few hours ago, the Captain elected to remain on board the Defiant, so that three members of this crew would have the best chance of returning safely to the Enterprise. His concern was not only for them, but for all the members of the crew of this ship. You all know the sequence of events. We were fired upon by the Tholian ship. At that time, Captain Kirk may have been alive. I deemed it necessary to return the Tholian fire for the safety of the Enterprise. The Tholian ship has been disabled. But as a result of the battle, we must accept the fact that Captain Kirk is no longer alive. -... - I shall not attempt to voice the quality of respect and admiration which Captain Kirk commanded. Each of you must evaluate the loss in the privacy of your own thoughts.

Dr. McCoy: The Captain left a message tape. It was his order that it be reviewed by both of us, should he ever be declared dead. You have just declared Jim dead.
Mr. Spock: It will wait for a more suitable moment, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: Why? Are you afraid it'll change your present status?
Mr. Spock: The mental and physical state of this crew are your responsibility, Doctor. At the moment, THEY are your top priority.
Dr. McCoy: The Captain's last order is top priority, and you will honor that order, before you take over!

Dr. McCoy: [after viewing Kirk's "posthumous" orders to them] Spock, I, uh... I'm sorry. It does hurt, doesn't it?
Mr. Spock: What would you have me say, Doctor?

Dr. McCoy: Whatever it was that drove the crew of the Defiant to murder each other could be communicable.
Mr. Spock: Is there anything you need to isolate the cause?
Dr. McCoy: Time.

Mr. Spock: I have confidence that you will soon isolate the cause, Doctor, and prevent any further spread of the affliction.
Dr. McCoy: The disease is not transmitted by the men, Mr. Spock. The cause is the area of space we're in. It's affecting the whole crew. The molecular structure of the brain tissues in the central nervous system are distorting, and the madness that affected the Defiant's crew will soon happen to the Enterprise.

Chekov: I don't understand what's so special about this region of space.
Mr. Spock: Picture it this way, Mr. Chekov: we exist in a universe which co-exists with a multitude of others in the same physical space. At certain brief periods of time, an area of their space overlaps an area of ours. That is the time of interphase, during which we can connect with the Defiant's universe.
Uhura: Mr. Spock? We WILL be able to retrieve the Captain at that time... won't we?
Mr. Spock: Yes. However, the dimensional structure of each universe is totally dissimilar. Any use of power disturbs it. If we are not extremely careful, we shall lose the Captain, and become trapped ourselves.

Dr. McCoy: What did you have to gain by fighting the Tholians? You could have assured yourself of a captaincy by leaving the area. But you chose to stay. Why?
Mr. Spock: I need not explain my rationale to you, or to any other member of this crew. There is a margin of variation in any experiment. While there was a chance, I was bound, legally and morally, to ascertain the Captain's status.
Dr. McCoy: You mean, to be sure if he was dead. Well, you made certain of that.

Dr. McCoy: I must admit, I don't understand you, Spock. But I just can't believe that you would want Jim's command. But you must know that if you get us out of this situation, they'll pin a medal on your chest and give you command of the Enterprise.
Mr. Spock: Doctor, I AM in command of the Enterprise.
Dr. McCoy: I would like to remedy that situation.
Mr. Spock: If you believe I have acted irregularly, then relieve me of duty. That is your prerogative as Medical Officer of this ship.

Mr. Spock: [about theragen being a deadly Klingon nerve gas] If I remember correctly, it caused fatality only when used in pure form.
Dr. McCoy: That's right. And in this derivative, mixed with alcohol, it merely deadens certain nerve inputs to the brain.
Scott: Oh, well, any decent brand o' Scotch'll do that.
Dr. McCoy: Oh? Well, one good slug of this, and you could hit a man with phaser stun and he'd never feel it, or even know it.
Scott: Does it make a good mix with Scotch?
Dr. McCoy: It should.
Scott: [heading out with the beaker of theragen derivative] I'll let ya know.

Capt. Kirk: How'd you two get along without me?
Dr. McCoy: Oh, we managed. Er, Mr. Spock gave the orders and I found the answers.
Capt. Kirk: Good. Then, no-no problems between you?
Mr. Spock: None worth reporting, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Try me.
Mr. Spock: Mmm, only such minor disturbances as are inevitable when Humans are involved.
Capt. Kirk: Which Humans, Mr. Spock?
Dr. McCoy: What he means's that when Humans become involved with Vulcans, Jim.

Capt. Kirk: Well, I hope my last orders were helpful in solving any problems that you don't feel worth reporting.
Mr. Spock: Orders, Captain?
Dr. McCoy: What orders are you referring to, Jim?
Capt. Kirk: M-my last orders. The-the last orders that I left for both of... for both of you... The last taped orders!
Dr. McCoy: Oh, those orders! Well, there, there wasn't time. We never had a chance to listen to them.
Mr. Spock: No. You see, the crisis was upon us and then passed so quickly, Captain, that we, er...
Capt. Kirk: Good. Good. Well, I hope we won't have... similar opportunities to test those orders, which you never heard.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
[On whether Kirk should assume command from Spock]
Spock: If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny; anything else is a waste of material.
Kirk: I would not presume to debate you.
Spock: That is wise. Were I to invoke logic, however, logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Kirk: Or the one.
Spock: You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been and always shall be yours.

[Kirk and McCoy are beaming down to Regula One]
Spock: Jim, be careful.
McCoy: *We* will!

Spock: He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.

Spock: The Kobayashi Maru scenario frequently wreaks havoc on students and equipment. As I recall you took the test three times yourself. Your final solution was, shall we say, unique?
Kirk: It had the virtue of never having been tried.

Saavik: [speaking to Spock in Vulcan] He's never what I expect, sir.
Spock: What surprises you, Lieutenant?
Saavik: He's so - human.
Spock: Nobody's perfect, Saavik.

Saavik: You lied!
Spock: I exaggerated.
Kirk: Hours instead of days! Now we have minutes instead of hours!

Kirk: I suppose you're about to remind me that logic alone dictates your actions?
Spock: I would not remind you of that which you know so well.

[Discussing the effects of the Genesis torpedo]
McCoy: Dear Lord. You think we're intelligent enough to... suppose... what if this thing were used where life already exists?
Spock: It would destroy such life in favor of its new matrix.
McCoy: Its "new matrix"? Do you have any idea what you're saying?
Spock: I was not attempting to evaluate its moral implications, Doctor. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.
McCoy: Not anymore; now we can do both at the same time! According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We'll do it for you in six minutes!
Spock: Really, Dr. McCoy. You must learn to govern your passions; they will be your undoing. Logic suggests...
McCoy: Logic? My God, the man's talking about logic; we're talking about universal Armageddon! You green-blooded, inhuman...

Spock: You proceed from a false assumption. I am a Vulcan. I have no ego to bruise.

Spock: We are now in violation of treaty, Captain.

Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise.
Spock: Spock here.
Kirk: Captain Spock, damage report.
Spock: Admiral, if we go "by the book". like Lieutenant Saavik, hours could seem like days.
Kirk: I read you captain. Let's have it.
Spock: The situation is grave, Admiral. We won't have main power for six "days". Auxiliary power has temporarily failed. Restoration may be possible, in two "days". By the book, Admiral.
Kirk: Meaning you can't even beam us back?
Spock: Not at present.
Kirk: Captain Spock, if you don't hear from us within one hour, your orders are to restore what power you can, take the Enterprise to the nearest star base, and alert Starfleet Command as soon as you're out of jamming range.
Commander Nyota Uhura: Sir, we won't leave you behind!
Kirk: Uhura, if you don't hear from us, there won't be anybody behind. Kirk out.

Joachim: [Enterprise is running with shields down] They still haven't raised their shields.
Khan: Raise ours.
[Joachim raises shields]
Spock: Their shields are going up.
Khan: Lock phasers on target.
Joachim: [looks at targeting computer] Locking phasers on target.
Spock: They're locking phasers.
Kirk: Raise shields!
Khan: Fire!
[Joachim fires phasers]

[last lines]
Spock: [closing monologue] Space: the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Kirk: [reading] "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." - Message, Spock?
Spock: None that I'm conscious of. Except of course; happy birthday! -Surely the best of times.

McCoy: [grabbing Spock's arm] You're not going in there!
Spock: Perhaps you're right. What is Mr. Scott's condition?
McCoy: [turns to Scotty] Well I don't think that he...
[Spock use the vulcan nerve pinch on McCoy]
Spock: I'm sorry, Doctor, I have no time to explain this logically.
[sits McCoy down and performs mind meld]
Spock: Remember!

Saavik: Trouble with the nebula, sir. All that static discharge and gas will cloud our visual display. Tactical won't function, and shields will be useless!
Spock: Sauce for the goose, Mr Saavik - the odds will be even!

McCoy: [Kirk runs in to the engine room and sees Spock inside the reactor compartment. He rushes over but McCoy and Scotty hold him back] No! You'll flood the whole compartment!
Kirk: He'll die!
Scotty: Sir! He's dead already.
McCoy: It's too late.
[They let go and Kirk walks to the glass and pushes the intercom button]
Kirk: Spock!
[Spock slowly walks over to the glass and pushes the intercom]
Spock: The ship... out of danger?
Kirk: Yes.
Spock: Do not grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many, outweigh...
Kirk: The needs of the few.
Spock: Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?
Kirk: Spock.
[Spock sits down]
Spock: I have been, and always shall be, your friend.
[he places a Vulcan salute on the glass]
Spock: Live long and prosper.
[Spock dies]
Kirk: No.

Dr. McCoy: [Spock is preparing to enter the radiated warp core] Are you out of your Vulcan mind? No human can tolerate the radiation that's in there!
Spock: As you are so fond of observing, doctor, I am not human.


"Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident (#3.2)" (1968)
[first lines]
Dr. McCoy: [voice-over] Enterprise Medical Log, stardate 5027.3, Dr. Leonard McCoy recording. I'm concerned about Captain Kirk. He shows indications of increasing tension and emotional stress.
Chekov: I have completed the assignment, Captain: a theoretical incursion...
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Chekov, I can read, and as usual, your theoretical evaluations do not tally with mine. Return to your duty, and I'll let you know when your work is satisfactory. Mr. Spock, full sensor scan on the region, please.
Spock: I did give a full report on it just...
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Spock, that was the past. I'm concerned with the present.
Captain James T. Kirk: [to the Bridge crew] Or is it becoming too much for this crew to present me with current information?
Spock: No, sir. Compliance presents no problem.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then, Mr. Spock, comply.
Spock: Sensor scan to one-half parsec... Negative, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Very well.
Dr. McCoy: [voice-over] I can find no reason for the Captain's behavior, except possibly that we've been on patrol too long without relief and diversion. He has resisted all of my attempts to run a psychological profile on him.
Sulu: Maintaining course and speed, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Change course. Come about to 185, mark 3.
Sulu: But sir, that'll lead us directly into the Romulan Neutral Zone.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, very perceptive, Mr. Sulu. I know where the course change takes us. Execute.
Sulu: Aye, sir.

[Kirk has asked his crew for their opinions regarding the threat of the Romulans]
Spock: If we had not crossed the Neutral Zone, on your order, you would not now need our opinions to support a decision which should never have had to be made.

Romulan Commander: It is unworthy of a Vulcan to resort to subterfuge.
Spock: You're being clever, Commander. That is unworthy of a Romulan.

[Spock has fended off an attack from Kirk by grabbing his face, after which Kirk falls to the floor]
Dr. McCoy: What did you do? WHAT DID YOU DO?
Spock: I was unprepared for his attack. I instinctively used the Vulcan death-grip.
Dr. McCoy: [examines the Captain] Your instincts are still good, Mr. Spock. The Captain is dead!

Romulan Commander: I neglected to mention. I'll expect you for dinner. We have much to discuss.
Spock: Indeed.
Romulan Commander: Allow me to... to rephrase. Will you join me for dinner?
Spock: I am honored, Commander. Are the guards also invited?

Spock: I believe the Romulans have developed a cloaking device, which renders our tracking sensors useless.

Romulan Commander: We were not aware of Vulcans aboard the Enterprise.
Spock: Starfleet is not in the habit of informing Romulans of its ship's personnel.

Romulan Commander: There's no force that I can use on a Vulcan that will make him speak. That is a fact. But there are Romulan methods completely effective against Humans, and Human weaknesses.
Spock: You would not resort to them, Commander. They would prove ineffective against the Captain.
Romulan Commander: Then they will leave him dead. Or what might be worse than dead.

Spock: I cannot allow the Captain to be further destroyed. The strain of command has worn heavily upon him. He has not been himself for several weeks.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's a LIE!
Spock: As you can see, Captain Kirk is a highly sensitive and emotional person. I believe he has lost the capacity for rational decision.
Captain James T. Kirk: SHUT UP, Spock!

Spock: [dispassionately] What is your present form of execution?

Spock: Military secrets are the most fleeting of all.

Romulan Commander: You are a superior being. Why do you not command?
Spock: I do not desire a ship of my own.
Romulan Commander: Or is it that no one has offered you, a Vulcan, that opportunity?
Spock: Such opportunities are extremely rare.
Romulan Commander: For someone with your capabilities and accomplishments, opportunities are made. And will be. I will see to that, if you'll stop looking on the Federation as the whole universe. It is not, you know.
Spock: That thought has occasionally crossed my mind.

[Spock has hoodwinked the Romulan commander to help steal the Romulans' cloaking device]
Romulan Commander: You must be mad.
Spock: I assure you, I am quite sane.
Romulan Commander: Why would you do this to me? What are you that you could do this?
Spock: First Officer of the Enterprise.

Spock: It is regrettable that you were made an unwilling passenger. It was not intentional. All the Federation wanted was the cloaking device.
Romulan Commander: The Federation. And what did you want?
Spock: It was my only interest when I boarded your vessel.
Romulan Commander: And that's exactly all you came away with.
Spock: You underestimate yourself, Commander.

Romulan Commander: It was your choice.
Spock: It was the only choice possible. You would not respect any other.

Spock: Military secrets are the most fleeting of all. I hope that you and I... exchanged something more permanent.

[last lines]
[Kirk has earlier been surgically altered to look like a Romulan]
Dr. McCoy: Sickbay to Bridge.
Captain James T. Kirk: What is it, Bones?
Dr. McCoy: If all the shouting's over up there, I'd like for you to report to Sickbay.
Captain James T. Kirk: What for?
Dr. McCoy: Well, you're due in surgery. I am going to bob your ears.
Spock: Captain, please go. Somehow, they do not look aesthetically agreeable on Humans.
Dr. McCoy: Well, are you coming, Jim, or do you wanna go through life looking like your First Officer?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm on my way.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (#5.8)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Data: Ambassador Spock, may I ask a personal question?
Ambassador Spock: Please.
Lt. Commander Data: As you examine your life, do you find you have missed your humanity?
Ambassador Spock: I have no regrets.
Lt. Commander Data: "No regrets". That is a human expression.
Ambassador Spock: Yes... Fascinating.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ambassador, with great respect for all that you've achieved on behalf of the Federation, this sort of... cowboy diplomacy will not easily be tolerated anymore.
Ambassador Spock: "Cowboy diplomacy"?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I also have the responsibility of being the bearer of unhappy news.
Ambassador Spock: Sarek? Sarek is dead?

[Sela has prepared a speech for Spock]
Ambassador Spock: I will not read this or any other statement.
Sela: If you do not, you will die. All of you will die.
Ambassador Spock: Since it is logical to conclude that you will kill us in any event, I choose not to cooperate.
Sela: [fuming] I hate Vulcans. I hate the logic, I hate the arrogance.

Sela: You'll never get out of this building.
Lt. Commander Data: I disagree, Commander. After studying the design of this structure, I have determined that our best route of escape would be the underground exit to the east of this wing. I have disconnected certain security scanners to assist us. I am afraid we cannot allow you to warn your guards.
[he uses the Vulcan nerve pinch on Sela, who goes down unconscious]
Ambassador Spock: Not bad.

Ambassador Spock: It is possible that I have brought my arguments with Sarek to you, Captain. If so, I apologize.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Is it so important that you win one last argument with him?
Ambassador Spock: No, it is not; but it is true that I will miss the arguments. They were, finally, all that we had.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: But your fight with Sarek is over, Spock. And you have none with me.

Ambassador Spock: In your own way, you are as stubborn as another Captain of the Enterprise I once knew.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then I'm in good company, sir.

Ambassador Spock: He intrigues me, this Picard.
Lt. Commander Data: In what manner, sir?
Ambassador Spock: Remarkably analytical and dispassionate - for a Human. I understand why my father chose to mind meld with him. There's an almost Vulcan quality to the man.
Lt. Commander Data: Interesting. I had not considered that. And Captain Picard has been a role model in my quest to be more human.
Ambassador Spock: [looks at him] *More* human?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, Ambassador.
Ambassador Spock: Fascinating. You have an efficient intellect, superior physical skills, no emotional impediments. There are Vulcans who aspire all their lives to achieve what you've been given by design.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm. - You are half Human?
Ambassador Spock: Yes.
Lt. Commander Data: Yet you have chosen a Vulcan way of life?
Ambassador Spock: I have.
Lt. Commander Data: In effect, you have abandoned what I have sought all my life.

Ambassador Spock: Perhaps you're aware of the small role I played in the overture to peace with the Klingons.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: *History* is aware of the role you played, Ambassador.
Ambassador Spock: Not entirely. It was I who committed Captain Kirk to that peace mission and I who had to bear the responsibility for the consequences to him and to his crew. Quite simply, I am unwilling to risk anyone's life but my own on this occasion. So I ask that you respect my wishes and leave.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ambassador, your logic escapes me. If I didn't know better, I would say that your judgment is influenced by your emotions.
Ambassador Spock: You speak as my father would if he were here, Picard.

Ambassador Spock: I was involved with "cowboy diplomacy", as you describe it, long before you were born.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I wonder if this movement is strong enough to reshape the entire Romulan political landscape.
Ambassador Spock: One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower, Captain.

Ambassador Spock: I fear the influence of Sarek has colored your attitudes, Captain, toward reunification and perhaps toward me.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That is the second time you have accused me of speaking with another man's voice. It's true he will always be a part of me - his experience... his spirit. But I speak with my own voice, not his.
Ambassador Spock: Curious - that I should hear him so clearly, now that he is dead.

Ambassador Spock: I always had a different vision than my father, the ability to see beyond pure logic. He considered it weak. But I have discovered it to be a source of extraordinary strength. Sarek would have seen this mission of reunification as a fool's errand. Somehow I think it is not. Logic cannot explain why, I only know that I must pursue this.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Even if it leads you into a Romulan trap?
Ambassador Spock: If the Romulans do have an ulterior motive, it is in the best interests of all concerned that we determine what it is. So... I will play the role that they would have me play.

[Spock is threatening Sela with a disruptor]
Ambassador Spock: I'm afraid I don't know too much about Romulan disruptor settings.
[Sela drops her weapon]
Ambassador Spock: [to Picard] Cowboy diplomacy?

Ambassador Spock: I did not anticipate such a passionate response to my arrival.
Senator Pardek: Romulans are passionate people. The Vulcans will learn to appreciate that quality in us.

Ambassador Spock: The reason for my coming here has never been more clear. The union of the Vulcan and the Romulan people will not be achieved by politics or by diplomacy. But it will be achieved. The answer has been here before us all along. An inexorable evolution toward a Vulcan philosophy has already begun. Like the first Vulcans, these people are struggling toward a new enlightenment. And it may take decades or even centuries for them to reach it; but they will reach it. And I must help.

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I have learned that it is useless to argue with you once your mind is set.
Ambassador Spock: Not at all, Captain. I have found our arguments quite useful - almost as useful as those I had with my father.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Would it surprise you to learn that he found them equally valuable?
Ambassador Spock: Ironically... you may know Sarek better than his own son does. My father and I never chose to meld.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I offer you the chance to touch what he shared with me.
[Spock initiates a mind meld with Picard, and appears overcome with emotion]


"Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (#3.6)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: In the late nineteenth century in Arizona, two factions fought for control of the town Tombstone. The Earps - Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt - who were the town marshals, along with Doc Holliday.
Spock: And the Clanton gang. On October 26th, they... had it out.
Chekov: Who won?
Capt. Kirk: The Clantons lost, Mr. Chekov.
Chekov: And we... are... the Clantons?

Capt. Kirk: Where's Chekov?
Spock: Mr. Chekov is involved, Captain.

[Morgan Earp has shot a man]
Spock: Is this a dead man, Doctor?
McCoy: Very dead, Mr. Spock.
Capt. Kirk: That's one thing we can be sure of here. Death is real.

[Kirk comes precariously close to a shoot-out with Morgan Earp]
Spock: Captain, since we have seen that death is the one reality in this situation, I seriously suggest you reseat yourself immediately, without moving a muscle of either hand. If I remember correctly, that would involve you in what was called 'the fast draw'. It initiated unfortunate events.

Melkotian Buoy: [voice] Aliens. You have encroached on the space of the Melkot. You will turn back immediately. This is the only warning you will receive.
Spock: Vulcan, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: English.
Chekov: It was Russian, sir. Every word.
Uhura: No, Captain, it was Swahili.
Capt. Kirk: Interesting. Telepathy.
Spock: Unquestionably. Most impressive.

Spock: I prefer being a welcome guest, Captain, but there seems to be little choice.

Spock: [finishing in the construction of a gas grenade] These crude supplies we were forced to use worked quite well.
McCoy: I doubt that this combination of things was ever used for any purpose quite like this.
Spock: Perhaps they would've been if they'd had your ingenuity, Doctor.

[Chekov has been shot dead]
Spock: Gentlemen, there is one thing which requires the immediate attention of all of us. Specifically, our future.
Capt. Kirk: But not this minute, Spock. It takes us... a little longer.
Spock: I understand the feeling, Captain.
McCoy: You talk about another man's feelings. What do you feel, Spock?
Spock: My feelings are not subject for discussion, Doctor.
McCoy: Because there are no feelings to discuss!

Spock: True telepaths can be most formidable, Captain.

[Kirk and his landing party find themselves in a strange environment]
Spock: Obviously, this represents the Melkotian's concept of an American frontier town, circa... 1880.
McCoy: It's just bits and pieces. It's incomplete.
Spock: Perhaps the Melkotians have insufficient data about this era.
Capt. Kirk: Or perhaps this is all they require to complete the pattern of our death.

Spock: The violence of your own heritage is to be the pattern for our execution.

Spock: History... cannot be changed.

[Scott has volunteered to test the self-made tranquilizer]
Scott: [pours himself a drink] It's to kill the pain.
[empties the glass in one gulp]
Spock: But this is painless.
Scott: Well, you shoulda warned me sooner, Mr. Spock. Fire away.

Spock: It did not function. But it must function.
McCoy: Nothing could go wrong, Captain. It should work.
Spock: A scientific fact. But if the tranquillizer does not function, which is clearly impossible, then a radical alteration of our thought patterns must be in order.

Spock: Doctor, in your opinion, what killed Mr. Chekov?
McCoy: A piece of lead in his body.
Spock: Wrong. His mind killed him.
McCoy: Well, come on, Spock. If you've got the answer, tell us.
Spock: Physical reality is consistent with universal laws. Where the laws do not operate, there is no reality. All of this is unreal.
McCoy: What do you mean, unreal? I examined Chekov. He's dead.
Spock: But you made your examination under conditions which we cannot trust. We judge reality by the response of our senses. Once we are convinced of the reality of a given situation, we abide by its rules. We judge the bullets to be solid, the guns to be real. Therefore they can kill.

Spock: [mind-melding with McCoy] The bullets are unreal. Without body. They are illusions only. Shadows without substance. They will not pass through your body, for they do not exist.
McCoy: [in a trance] They do not exist.
Spock: [mind-melding with Kirk] Unreal. Appearances only. They are shadows. Illusions. Nothing but ghosts of reality. They are lies. Falsehoods. Specters without body. They are to be ignored.

[last lines]
Spock: This afternoon, you wanted... to kill. Didn't you?
McCoy: But he didn't kill, Mr. Spock.
Spock: But he wanted to, Doctor.
Capt. Kirk: Is that the way it seemed to you, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Yes, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock - you're absolutely right. That's exactly the way it was.
Spock: Mankind - ready to kill.
Capt. Kirk: That's the way it was in 1881.
Spock: I wonder how Humanity managed to survive.
Capt. Kirk: We overcame our instinct for violence.


"Star Trek: The Immunity Syndrome (#2.18)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: If you can't tell me what it is, let's use reverse logic. Perhaps it'll help if you tell me what it isn't.
Mr. Spock: It is not liquid, gaseous, or solid, despite the fact we cannot see through it.
Capt. Kirk: So far that's not much help.

Mr. Spock: [Kirk has chosen Spock over McCoy for the mission] We're wasting time. The shuttlecraft is ready.
Dr. McCoy: You're determined not to let me share in this, aren't you?
Mr. Spock: This is not a competition, Doctor. Whether you understand it or not, grant me my own kind of dignity.
Dr. McCoy: Vulcan dignity? How can I grant you what I don't understand?
Mr. Spock: Then employ one of your own superstitions - Wish me luck.
[Spock walks into the shuttlecraft bay and climbs aboard the shuttlecraft. The bay door closes]
Dr. McCoy: [quietly] Good luck, Spock.

Mr. Spock: [Kirk has ordered a tractor beam placed on the shuttlecraft.] Captain, I recommend you abandon the attempt. Do not risk the ship further on my behalf.
Dr. McCoy: Shut up, Spock, we're rescuing you!
Mr. Spock: Why, thank you, *Captain* McCoy.

Mr. Spock: That sound was the turbulence caused by the penetration of a boundary layer, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: What boundary layer?
Mr. Spock: Unknown.
Capt. Kirk: A boundary layer between what and what?
Mr. Spock: Between where we were and where we are.
Capt. Kirk: Are you trying to be funny, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: It would never occur to me, Captain.

Capt. Kirk: Spock, give me an update on the dark area ahead.
Mr. Spock: No analysis due to insufficient information.
Capt. Kirk: No speculation, no information, nothing? I've asked you three times for information on that thing and you've been unable to supply it. Insufficient data is not sufficient, Mr. Spock! You're the science officer. You're supposed to have sufficient data all the time.

Dr. McCoy: Spock, how can you be so sure the Intrepid was destroyed?
Mr. Spock: I sensed it die.
Dr. McCoy: But I thought you had to be in physical contact with a subject before...
Mr. Spock: Doctor, even I, a half-Vulcan, could hear the death scream of four hundred Vulcan minds crying out over the distance between us.
Dr. McCoy: Not even a Vulcan could feel a starship die.
Mr. Spock: Call it a deep understanding of the way things happen to Vulcans, but I know that not a person, not even the computers on board the Intrepid, knew what was killing them or would have understood it had they known.
Dr. McCoy: But, 400 Vulcans?
Mr. Spock: I've noticed that about your people, Doctor. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.
Dr. McCoy: Suffer the death of thy neighbour, eh, Spock? Now, you wouldn't wish that on us, would you?
Mr. Spock: It might have rendered your history a bit less bloody.

Spock: [in shuttlecraft] Oh, and Dr. McCoy, you would not have survived it.
Dr. McCoy: [on bridge of the Enterprise] You wanna bet?

Mr. Spock: [form the shuttlecraft] This is Spock. I am slowly losing life support and minimal shield energies. According to my calculations...
[static]
Mr. Spock: ...nervous energy of the organism...
[louder static]
Mr. Spock: ...is maximal... just within... its outer... protective... membrane. Relatively insensitive to interior irritation.
[static]
Mr. Spock: Believe sufficient charge of...
[static]
Mr. Spock: ...could destroy the organism. Tell Dr. McCoy...
[static]
Mr. Spock: ...he should have wished me luck.

Capt. Kirk: Spock! You're alive!
Mr. Spock: [communicating from shuttlecraft] Obviously, Captain, and I have some fascinating data on the organism.
Dr. McCoy: Don't be so smart, Spock, you botched the acetylcholine tests!

Mr. Spock: Personal log, Commander Spock, U.S.S. Enterprise. I have noted the passage of the Enterprise on its way to whatever awaits it. If this record should survive me, I wish it known that I bequeath my highest commendation and testimonial to the Captain, officers, and crew of the Enterprise, the finest Starship in the fleet.

Capt. Kirk: Spock?
Dr. McCoy: What is it, Spock? Are you in pain?
Mr. Spock: Captain, the Intrepid. It just died. And the four hundred Vulcans aboard, all dead.

[the viewscreen is completely blank]
Chekov: Captain, the stars are gone!
Capt. Kirk: Malfunction, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: Negative, Captain. All systems functioning properly.
Capt. Kirk: Then kindly tell me what happened to the stars.

Mr. Spock: Sir, we are accelerating. We're being pulled toward the center of the zone of darkness.
Capt. Kirk: By what, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Unknown, Captain. I suggest you order Mr. Scott to give us reverse power.
Capt. Kirk: He just gave us reverse power. We lurched forward.
Mr. Spock: In that case, Captain, I would suggest we apply forward thrust.

Mr. Spock: It's logical to assume that something within this zone absorbs all forms of energy whether mechanically or biologically produced. Whatever it is, it would seem to be the same thing which drew all the energy out of an entire solar system and the Intrepid.
Capt. Kirk: The same thing, not the zone itself?
Mr. Spock: I would say not, Captain. The analysis of the zone indicates it is a negative energy field, however illogical that may sound, but it is not the source of the power drain.
Capt. Kirk: Maybe it's a shield of some kind, some form of protection for something else.

Mr. Spock: Captain, the Intrepid would have done all these things, too, and yet they were destroyed.
Capt. Kirk: Well, they may not have done ALL of these things. You just pointed out how illogical this situation is.
Mr. Spock: True. It is also true they never knew what was killing them. Their logic would not have permitted them to believe they were being killed.
Capt. Kirk: Explain.
Mr. Spock: Vulcan has not been conquered within its collective memory. The memory goes back so far that no Vulcan can conceive of a conqueror. I knew the ship was lost because I sensed it.
Capt. Kirk: What was it you sensed?
Mr. Spock: Touch of death.
Capt. Kirk: And what do you think they felt?
Mr. Spock: Astonishment.

[Spock, McCoy and Kirk discuss sending a one-man probe into the giant creature. McCoy volunteers to go]
Mr. Spock: You have a martyr complex, Doctor. I submit that it disqualifies you.


"Star Trek: That Which Survives (#3.17)" (1969)
Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, since the Enterprise is obviously functional, I suggest we return to our starting place at top warp speed.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, sir, but even at that it'll take us a while to get there.
Mr. Spock: In that case, Mr. Scott, I suggest we start at once. Can you give me warp 8?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, sir. And maybe a wee bit more. I'll sit on the warp engines myself and nurse them.
Mr. Spock: That position, Mr. Scott, would not only be unavailing, but also... undignified.

Mr. Spock: Spock to Sickbay. Have you completed the autopsy on Watkins, Doctor?
Dr. M'Benga: Yes, we have, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Was the cause of his death the same as that which killed the transporter officer?
Dr. M'Benga: Well, the pattern of cellular disruption was the same, but as to the cause, well, your guess is as good as mine.
Mr. Spock: My guess, Doctor, would be valueless. I suggest we refrain from guessing and find some facts.

Mr. Spock: Bridge to Engineering. Negative effect on power reduction. Speed is still increasing.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, Mr. Spock, and I found out why. The emergency bypass control of the matter/antimatter integrator is fused. It's completely useless. The engines are running wild; there's no way to get at them. We should reach maximum overload in about 15 minutes.
Mr. Spock: I would calculate 14.87 minutes, Mr. Scott.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Those few seconds will not make any difference, Mr. Spock, because you and I and the rest of the crew will no longer be here to bandy it back and forth. This thing is going to blow up, and there's nothing in the universe can stop it.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Whatever did this is still aboard this ship. I fail to understand why you cancelled the security alert.
Mr. Spock: A force that could hurl us 990.7 light-years away and at that distance still be able to sabotage our main source of energy will not be waiting around to be taken into custody.

Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, you have accomplished your task.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: You might at least say thank you.
Mr. Spock: For what purpose, Mr. Scott? What is it in you humans...
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [muttering] Never mind.
Mr. Spock: ...that requires an overwhelming display of emotion in a situation such as this? Two men pursue the only reasonable course of action, and yet you FEEL that something else is necessary.

Uhura: Mr. Spock! Are you all right?
Mr. Spock: Yes. I believe no permanent damage was done.
Uhura: What happened?
Mr. Spock: The occipital area of my head seems to have impacted with the arm of the chair.
Uhura: No, Mr. Spock. I meant what happened to us?

Rahda: It doesn't make any sense, but somehow I'd say that in a flash we've been knocked 1000 light-years away from where we were.
Mr. Spock: 990.7 light-years to be exact, Lieutenant.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: But that's not possible. Nothing can do that.
Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, since we are here, your statement is not only illogical but also unworthy of refutation.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: What you're saying is that the planet didn't blow up and the Captain and the others, they're still alive?
Mr. Spock: Please, Mr. Scott, restrain your leaps of illogic. I have said nothing. I was merely speculating.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [working in the service crawlway] I'm so close to the flow now that it feels like ants crawling all over my body.
Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, I suggest you refrain from any further subjective descriptions. You now have 10 minutes and 19 seconds in which to perform your task.

Mr. Spock: You have 8 minutes, 41 seconds.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: I know what time it is. I don't need a bloomin' cuckoo clock.

Captain James T. Kirk: [about Losira] She must have been... a remarkable woman.
Dr. McCoy: And beautiful.
Mr. Spock: Beauty is transitory, Doctor; however, she was evidently highly intelligent.
Captain James T. Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise, five to beam up. I don't agree with you, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Indeed, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Beauty... survives.

Mr. Spock: You spoke of the feel of the ship being wrong.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye. It was an emotional statement. I don't expect you to understand it.
Mr. Spock: I note it, Mister Scott, without necessarily understanding it.

Mr. Spock: The power of this intruder to disrupt every cell in a body, combined with the almost inconceivable power required to hurl the Enterprise such a distance, speak of a very high culture and a very great danger.

Uhura: Mr. Spock, what are the chances of the captain and the others being alive?
Mr. Spock: Lieutenant, we are not engaged in gambling.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Mr. Spock, the ship feels wrong.
Mr. Spock: "Feels," Mr. Scott?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: I know it doesn't make sense. Instrumentation reads correct, but the feel is wrong. It's something I can't quite put into words.
Mr. Spock: That's is obvious, Mr. Scott.


"Star Trek: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (#3.5)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: Dr. Jones, may I congratulate you on your assignment with Ambassador Kollos.
Dr. Miranda Jones: Thank you. But the assignment's not yet definite. It will depend upon my ability to achieve a true mind-link with the Ambassador.
Mr. Spock: I'm sure you will find it a fascinating experience.
Dr. Miranda Jones: I wasn't aware that anyone had ever achieved a mind-link with the Medusans.
Mr. Spock: No one ever has. I was referring to mind-links I had attempted with members of other species.

Dr. Miranda Jones: I've heard, Mr. Spock, that you turned down the assignment with the Ambassador.
Mr. Spock: I was unable to accept. My life is here.

Dr. Miranda Jones: Ambassador Kollos often finds the process of transport somewhat unsettling.
Mr. Spock: I understand. Our ship's surgeon often makes the same complaint.

Chekov: A madman got us into this, and it's beginning to look as if only a madman can get us out.
Mr. Spock: An entertaining suggestion, Mr. Chekov, but not very helpful.

Mr. Spock: [to Miranda] My compliments to you... and to your dressmaker.

Chekov: Our position is so close to the point where we entered the void, the difference isn't worth mentioning. Bullseye, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Thank you, Mr. Chekov.

[Spock has performed a mind-meld with Kollos, who now shares Spock's body]
Mr. Spock: [as Kollos] This is delightful. I know you. All of you. James Kirk, Captain and friend for many years. And Leonard McCoy, also of long acquaintance. And Uhura, whose name means freedom. "She walks in beauty, like the night."
Dr. McCoy: That's not Spock.
Mr. Spock: Are you surprised to find that I've read Byron, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: That's Spock.

Spock: [as Kollos] O brave new world, that has such creatures in it.
Dr. Miranda Jones: 'Tis new to thee.

Dr. McCoy: [toasting] How can one so beautiful condemn herself to look upon ugliness the rest of her life? Will we allow it, gentlemen?
Captain James T. Kirk: Certainly not.
Mr. Spock: Negative.
Scott, Larry Marvick: No-no.
Dr. Miranda Jones: [counter-toast to McCoy] How can one so full of joy and the love of life as you, Doctor, condemn yourself to look upon disease and suffering for the rest of YOUR life? Can we allow THAT, gentlemen?

Captain James T. Kirk: Tell me, Doctor Jones, why isn't it dangerous for you to be with Kollos? Spock I can understand. Nothing makes an impression on him.
Mr. Spock: Why, thank you, Captain.

Dr. McCoy: Isn't it suicidal to deal with something ugly enough to drive men mad? Why do you do it?
Mr. Spock: I see, Doctor McCoy, that you still subscribe to the outmoded notion, promulgated by your ancient Greeks, that what is good must also be beautiful.
Larry Marvick: And the reverse, of course, that what is beautiful is automatically expected to be good.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I think most of us are attracted by beauty and repelled by ugliness - one of the last of our prejudices. At the risk of sounding prejudiced, gentlemen, here's to beauty.

Mr. Spock: [as Kollos] How compact your bodies are. And what a variety of senses you have. This thing you call... language though - most remarkable. You depend on it, for so very much. But is any one of you really its master? But most of all, the aloneness. You are so alone. You live out your lives in this... shell of flesh. Self-contained. Separate. How lonely you are. How terribly lonely.

Mr. Spock: I fail to understand why you apparently try to conceal your blindness, Doctor Jones.
Captain James T. Kirk: I think I understand. You said it. Pity is the worst of all.
Dr. Miranda Jones: Pity... Which I hate. Do you think you can gather more information with your eyes than I can with my sensors? I could play tennis with you, Captain Kirk. I might even beat you. I am standing exactly one meter, four centimeters from the door. Can you judge distance that accurately? I can even tell you how fast your heart is beating.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, that won't be necessary.

Dr. Miranda Jones: I know now the great joy you felt when you joined minds with Kollos.
Mr. Spock: I rejoice in your knowledge and in your achievement.
Dr. Miranda Jones: [regarding the Vulcan IDIC] I understand, Mr. Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.
Mr. Spock: And the ways our differences combine, to create meaning and beauty.


"Star Trek: Bread and Circuses (#2.25)" (1968)
[Kirk, Spock and McCoy are on an Earth-like planet]
Spock: Fascinating. This atmosphere is remarkably similar to your twentieth century. Moderately industrialized pollution, containing substantial amounts of carbon monoxide, and partially consumed hydrocarbons.
Dr. McCoy: The word was smog.
Spock: Yes, I believe that was the term. I had no idea you were that much of a historian, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: I am not, Mister Spock. I was simply trying to stop you from giving us a whole lecture on the subject.

Dr. McCoy: Odd that these people should worship the 'sun'.
Spock: Why, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Because, my dear Mister Spock, it is illogical. Rome had no sun worshipers. Why should they parallel Rome in every way except one?

Mr. Spock: Even more fascinating. Slavery evolving into an institution, with guaranteed medical payments, old-age pensions.
Dr. McCoy: Quite logical, I'd say, Mister Spock. Just as it's logical that, uh... 20th-century Rome would use television to show its gladiator contest, or name a new car the Jupiter VIII.
Mr. Spock: Doctor, if I were able to show emotion, your new infatuation with that term would begin to annoy me.
Dr. McCoy: What term? 'Logic'? Medical men are trained in logic, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Really, Doctor? I had no idea they were trained. Watching you, I assumed it was trial and error.

[the Enterprise is scanning Planet 892-IV]
Uhura: Captain? Both amplitude and frequency modulation being used. I think I can pick up something visual - some news broadcast using a system I... think they once called video.
Mr. Spock: 'Television' was the colloquial term.

Spock: I find the checks and balances of this civilization quite illuminating.
Dr. McCoy: Next he'll be telling us he prefers it over Earth history.
Spock: They do seem to have escaped the carnage of your first three world wars, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: They have slavery, gladiatorial games, despotism.
Spock: Situations quite familiar to the six million who died in your first world war, the eleven million who died in your second, the thirty-seven million who died in your third. Shall I go on?
Claudius Marcus: Interesting...

[Spock and Dr. McCoy are locked in a prison cell]
Dr. McCoy: Spock, er... I know we've, er, had our disagreements. Er, maybe they're jokes, I don't know; as Jim says, we're not often sure ourselves sometimes. But, er... what I'm trying to say is...
Spock: Doctor, I am seeking a means of escape. Will you please be brief?
Dr. McCoy: Well, what I'm trying to say is, you saved my life in the arena.
Spock: Yes, that's quite true.
Dr. McCoy: [indignantly] I'm trying to thank you, you pointed-eared hobgoblin!
Spock: Oh, yes, you Humans have that emotional need to express gratitude. "You're welcome", I believe, is the correct response.

Dr. McCoy: You know why you're not afraid to die, Spock? You're more afraid of living. Each day you stay alive is just one more day you might slip, and let your Human half peek out. That's it, isn't it? Insecurity. Why, you wouldn't know what to do with a genuine, warm, decent feeling.
Spock: Really, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: [after a pause] I know. I'm worried about Jim, too.

Dr. McCoy: Once, just once, I'd like to be able to land someplace and say "Behold, I am the Archangel Gabriel."
Spock: I fail to see the humor in that situation, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: Naturally. You could hardly claim to be an angel with those pointed ears, Mr. Spock. But say you landed someplace with a pitchfork...

Dr. McCoy: [upon being released from their cell by Kirk] What happened, Jim?
Spock: What did they do to you, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: [reflecting on his night with the slave Drusilla] They... threw me a few curves...

Flavius: What do you call those?
Spock: I call them 'ears'.
Flavius: Trying to be funny?
Spock: Never.

Uhura: [Kirk and Spock are assessing Planet 892-IV] Captain, both amplitude and frequency modulation being used. I think I can pick up something visual. It's a news broadcast using a system I think they once called video.
Mr. Spock: "Television" was the colloquial term.
Capt. Kirk: Put it on the screen.
Uhura: Aye.
Announcer: [static clears] ... Today, police rounded up still another group of dissidents. Authorities are as yet unable to explain these fresh outbreaks of treasonable disobedience by well-treated, well-protected, intelligent slaves. Now turning to the world of sports, and bringing you the taped results of the arena games last night: The first heat involved amateurs. They're petty thieves from the city prison - conducted, however, with traditional weapons, it provided some amusement...
[one contestant kills the other]
Announcer: ...for a few moments. In the second heat, a slightly more professional display, in the spirit of our splendid past, when gladiator Claudius Marcus killed the last of the Barbarians, William B. Harrison, in an excellent example of...
[the picture fades]
Uhura: Transmission lost, sir. Shall I try to get it back?
Capt. Kirk: [Spock returns to his scanner] Slaves and gladiators... What are we seeing, a 20th-Century Rome?
Mr. Spock: Captain, the one described as the barbarian is also listed here: Flight Officer William B. Harrison, of the S.S. Beagle. At least there WERE some survivors down there.

Claudius Marcus: Now, Captain, what are you going to order your men to do?
Capt. Kirk: If I brought down a hundred of them armed with phasers...
Claudius Marcus: ...you could probably defeat the combined armies of our entire empire - and violate your oath regarding non-interference with other societies. I believe you all swear you'll die, before you'd violate that directive. Am I right?
Spock: Quite correct.
Dr. McCoy: Must you always be so blasted honest?

[Spock and McCoy are each fighting a Roman in the arena]
Spock: You need any help, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Whatever gave you that idea?
Achilles: Fight, you pointed-ear freak!
Dr. McCoy: You tell him, buster. Of all the completely... ridiculous... illogical questions I ever heard in my life!

[last lines]
Spock: [referring to Flavius] I wish we could've examined that belief of his more closely. It seems illogical for a sun worshiper to develop a philosophy of total brotherhood. Sun worship is usually a primitive superstition religion.
Uhura: I'm afraid you have it all wrong, Mister Spock, all of you. I've been monitoring some of their old-style radio waves, the empire spokesman trying to ridicule their religion. But he couldn't. Don't you understand? It's not the sun up in the sky. It's the Son of God.
Capt. Kirk: Caesar - and Christ. They had them both. And the word is spreading... only now.
Dr. McCoy: A philosophy of total love and total brotherhood.
Spock: It will replace their imperial Rome; but it will happen in their twentieth century.
Capt. Kirk: Wouldn't it be something to watch, to be a part of? To see it happen all over again? Mister Chekov, take us out of orbit. Ahead warp factor one.
Chekov: Aye, sir.


"Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever (#1.28)" (1967)
[Having arrived in Earth's distant past, Captain Kirk steals clothing so he and Spock can blend in but is halted by the sudden appearance of a policeman]
Policeman: [seeing Kirk with an armload of clothing] Well?
Capt. Kirk: You're a police officer. I recognize the traditional accoutrements.
Spock: [in regards to his own appearance] You were saying you'll have no trouble explaining it.
Capt. Kirk: [on the spot to explain Spock's alien features] My friend... is obviously Chinese. I see you've noticed the ears. They're... actually easy to explain...
Spock: Perhaps the unfortunate accident I had as a child...
Capt. Kirk: ...the unfortunate accident he had as a child. He caught his head in a mechanical... rice picker... but, fortunately, there was an American missionary living close by who was actually a, uh, skilled, uh, plastic surgeon in civilian life...
Policeman: All right, all right. Drop those bundles and put your hands on that wall there. Come on!

Dr. McCoy: You deliberately stopped me, Jim. I could have saved her. Do you know what you just did?
Spock: He knows, Doctor. He knows.

Captain Kirk: [having stepped into Earth's past] We seem to be costumed a little out of step with the times.
Spock: I'm afraid I'm going to be difficult to explain in any case, Captain.
Captain Kirk: Well, Mr. Spock, I... if we can't disguise you, we'll find some way of... explaining you.
Spock: That should prove interesting.

Spock: Theft, captain?
Captain Kirk: Well, we'll... steal from the rich and give back to the poor... later.

Spock: Save her, do as your heart tells you to do, and millions will die who did not die before.

Edith Keeler: [to Kirk] I still have a few questions I'd to ask about you two. Oh, and don't give me that "Questions about little old us?" look. You know as well as I do how out of place you two are around here.
Spock: Interesting. Where would you estimate we belong, Miss Keeler?
Edith Keeler: [to Spock] You? At his side, as if you've always been there and always will.
Edith Keeler: [to Kirk] And you... you belong... in another place.

Capt. Kirk: Spock... I believe... I'm in love with Edith Keeler.
Spock: Jim, Edith Keeler must die.

Scott: [Kirk & Spock return from the past through the Guardian] What happened, sir? You only left a moment ago.
Spock: [to Scott, after seeing McCoy return through the Guardian] We were successful.
Guardian of Forever: TIME HAS RESUMED ITS SHAPE. ALL IS AS IT WAS BEFORE. MANY SUCH JOURNEYS ARE POSSIBLE. LET ME BE YOUR GATEWAY.
Lt. Uhura: Captain, the Enterprise is up there. They're asking if we want to beam up.
Capt. Kirk: [softly] Let's get the Hell out of here.

Guardian of Forever: I AM THE GUARDIAN OF FOREVER.
Capt. Kirk: Are you machine or being?
Guardian of Forever: I AM BOTH AND NEITHER. I AM MY OWN BEGINNING, MY OWN ENDING.
Spock: [archly] I see no reason for answers to be couched in riddles.
Guardian of Forever: I ANSWER AS SIMPLY AS YOUR LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING MAKES POSSIBLE.

Capt. Kirk: You were actually enjoying my predicament back there. At times, you seem quite human.
Spock: Captain, I hardly believe that insults are within your prerogative as my commanding officer.
Capt. Kirk: Sorry.

Edith Keeler: If you can leave right away, I can get you 5 hours of work at 22 cents an hour.
[seeing Spock's arcing and sparking tricorder adapter]
Edith Keeler: What... what on earth is that?
Spock: I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins.

Capt. Kirk: Time we faced the unpleasant facts.
Spock: First, I believe we have about a week before McCoy arrives, but we can't be certain.
Capt. Kirk: Arrives where? Honolulu, Boise, San Diego? Why not Outer Mongolia, for that matter?
Spock: There is a theory. There could be some logic to the belief that time is fluid, like a river, with currents, eddies, backwash.
Capt. Kirk: And the same currents that swept McCoy to a certain time and place might sweep us there, too.
Spock: Unless that is true, Captain, we have no hope.
Spock: [looking down at his tricorder] Frustrating. Locked in here is the exact place and moment of his arrival, even the images of what he did. If only I could tie this tricorder in with the ship's computers for just a few moments.
Capt. Kirk: Couldn't you build some form of computer aid here?
Spock: [raising an eyebrow] In this zinc-plated, vacuum-tubed culture?
Capt. Kirk: [applying psychology on Mr. Spock] Yes, well, it would pose an extremely complex problem in logic, Mister Spock. Excuse me. I sometimes expect too much of you.

Spock: Captain, I must have some platinum. A small block would be sufficient, five or six pounds. By passing certain circuits through there to be used as a duo-dynetic field core...
Capt. Kirk: [interrupting] Uh, Mr. Spock, I've brought you some assorted vegetables, baloney and a hard roll for myself, and I've spent the other nine tenths of our combined salaries for the last three days on filling this order for you. Mr. Spock, this bag does not contain platinum, silver or gold, nor is it likely to in the near future.
Spock: Captain, you're asking me to work with equipment which is hardly very far ahead of stone knives and bearskins.

Spock: [to Captain Kirk] I'll finish with the furnace.
Edith Keeler: [to Captain Kirk] "Captain." Even when he doesn't say it, he does.


"Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (#2.4)" (1967)
Mirror Spock: Your agonizer, please.

Mr. Spock: Apparently, some sort of transposition has taken place. I find it... extremely interesting.

Captain James T. Kirk: [about to beam back to his own universe] In every revolution there's one man with a vision.
Mirror Spock: Captain Kirk, I shall consider it.

Captain James T. Kirk: You would find me a formidable enemy.
Mirror Spock: [Nods] I'm aware of that, Captain. I trust that you are aware of the reverse.

[last lines]
Lt. Marlena Moreau: [handing over a report] Captain Kirk.
[in background, Uhura turns and, in surprise, recognizes the Lieutenant]
Captain James T. Kirk: Lieutenant... um... Lieutenant...?
Lt. Marlena Moreau: Marlena Moreau. I was just assigned last week.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, Lieutenant. Carry on.
Mr. Spock: You've met her before, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Uh, why do you ask?
Mr. Spock: Your reaction: one of... recognition?
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, no. No, no. We haven't met before... exactly. She just seemed... a nice, likable girl. I think we could become friends. It's possible.

Captain James T. Kirk: You heard my orders.
Mirror Spock: They are, of course, in contradiction to standard Empire procedure. You cannot ignore the consequences.
Captain James T. Kirk: Is that a threat?
Mirror Spock: I do not threaten, Captain. I merely state facts. I have found you to be an excellent officer. Our missions together have been both successful and profitable; however, I shall not permit your aberrations to jeopardize my position.

Dr. McCoy: Jim, I think I liked him with a beard better. It gave him character. Of course almost any change would be a distinct improvement.
Captain James T. Kirk: What worries me is the easy way his counterpart fitted into that other universe. I always thought Spock was a bit of a pirate at heart.
Mr. Spock: Indeed, gentlemen. May I point out that I had an opportunity to observe your counterparts here quite closely. They were brutal, savage, unprincipled, uncivilized, treacherous - in every way splendid examples of homo sapiens, the very flower of humanity. I found them quite refreshing.
Captain James T. Kirk: [to McCoy] I'm not sure, but I think we've been insulted.
Dr. McCoy: I'm sure.

Captain James T. Kirk: This is a new race. They offer other things of value besides dilithium crystals.
Mirror Spock: But it is clear that we can not expect their cooperation. They refuse the Empire. Command procedure dictates that we provide the customary example.

Mirror Spock: Captain, you have placed yourself in a most grave position. This conduct must be reported.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're at liberty to do so, Mr. Spock.

Mirror Spock: Captain, I am pleased that you frustrated Mr. Chekov's plan. I should regret your death.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why?
Mirror Spock: I do not desire the captaincy. I much prefer my scientific duties, and I am frankly content to be a lesser target.
Captain James T. Kirk: Logical, as always, Mr. Spock.

Mirror Spock: Terror must be maintained or the Empire is doomed.

Mirror Spock: I do not want to command the Enterprise, but if it should befall me, I suggest you remember that my operatives would avenge my death - and some of them... are Vulcans.

Mirror Spock: I shall not waste time with you. You're too inflexible, too disciplined once you're made up your mind, but Dr. McCoy has a plenitude of human weaknesses - sentimental, soft. You may not tell me what I want to know, but he will.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're running a big risk, Spock.
Mirror Spock: I have the phaser, Captain. And I do not intend to simply disappear as so many of your opponents have in the past.

Mirror Spock: I shall operate the transporter. You have two minutes and ten seconds.
Captain James T. Kirk: In that time, I have something to say. How long before the Halkan prediction of galactic revolt is realized?
Mirror Spock: Approximately two hundred and forty years.
Captain James T. Kirk: The inevitable outcome?
Mirror Spock: The Empire shall be overthrown, of course.
Captain James T. Kirk: The illogic of waste, Mr. Spock. A waste of lives, potential, resources, time. I submit to you that your Empire is illogical because it cannot endure. I submit that *you* are illogical to be a willing part of it.


"Star Trek: A Piece of the Action (#2.17)" (1968)
Spock: [balking at the prospect of another ride in a car with Kirk at the wheel] Captain, must we?
Capt. Kirk: It's faster than walking.
Spock: But not as safe.
Capt. Kirk: Are you afraid of cars?
Spock: Not at all, Captain. It's your DRIVING that alarms me.

Spock: [on the 1920's Chicago-style world] Fascinating.
Dr. McCoy: This is like coming home.
Capt. Kirk: Home was never like this.

Spock: Captain... you are an excellent starship commander. But as a taxi driver, you leave much to be desired.
Capt. Kirk: It was that bad?

Spock: Logic and practical information do not seem to apply here.
Dr. McCoy: You admit that?
Spock: To deny the facts would be illogical, Doctor.

Spock: [Gangster accent] I would advise yas to keep dialin', Oxmyx.

Capt. Kirk: [adopting a Chicago gangster accent] Now, you cooperate wid us and, uh, maybe we'll cut choo in for a piece o' dee action.
Spock: A minuscule... A very small piece.
Jojo Krako: How much is that?
Capt. Kirk: That's, uh...
Capt. Kirk: [dropping the accent] We'll figure it out later.
Jojo Krako: Thought you guys had laws! No interference!
Capt. Kirk: [accent on] Who's interferin'? We're... takin' over!
Capt. Kirk: [to Spock] Check?
Spock: Right.

Kalo: [pointing a Tommy gun at Kirk. Spock & McCoy] Okay, you three, let's see you petrify.
Spock: Sir, would you mind explaining that statement, please?
Kalo: I wanna see you turn to stone. Put your hands over your head, or you ain't gonna have no head to put your hands over.

Capt. Kirk: The name of the game is called, uh... fizzbin.
Kalo: Fizzbin?
Capt. Kirk: Fizzbin. It's, uh... not too difficult.
Kalo: Mm-hmm.
Capt. Kirk: Each player gets six cards, except for the dealer, er, the player on the dealer's right, who, er, gets seven.
Kalo: On the right?
Capt. Kirk: Yes. The second card is turned up, except on Tuesday.
Kalo: On Tuesday.
Capt. Kirk: Mm-hmm.
Capt. Kirk: [exited] Ooh, look what you got, two jacks. You got a half fizzbin already!
Kalo: Hehe! I need another jack.
Capt. Kirk: No, no. If you got another jack, why, you'd have, er, a sralk.
Kalo: A sralk?
Capt. Kirk: Yes. You'd be disqualified.
Kalo: Oh.
Capt. Kirk: No, what you need now, is either a king and a deuce, except at night, of course, when you'd need a queen and a, and a four.
Kalo: Except at night.
Capt. Kirk: Right. Oh, look at that. You've got another jack!
[Kalo laughs]
Capt. Kirk: How lucky you are! How wonderful for you. Now, if you didn't get another jack, if you'd gotten a king, why, then you'd get another card, except when it's dark, when you'd have to give it back.
Kalo: If it were dark on Tuesday.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, but what you're after is a royal fizzbin, but the odds in getting a royal fizzbin are astron... Spock, what are the odds in getting a royal fizzbin?
Spock: I have never computed them, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Well, they're astronomical, believe me.

Spock: Mr. Oxmyx, this is Mr. Spock.
Bela Oxmyx: [using a stolen communicator] Huh? Hey, how'd you get back up there?
Spock: Irrelevant, since we are here.
Bela Oxmyx: Huh, yeah. Hey, you better come on back down. Krako's put the bag on your captain.
Spock: Why would he put a bag on our captain?
Bela Oxmyx: Kidnapped him, ya dope. He'll scrag him, too.

Spock: [narrating] Ship's Log. Mr. Spock reporting. Incredible as it seems, Dr. McCoy and I are once again prisoners of the chief criminal boss of a society patterned after old Earth gangsters.

Dr. McCoy: We're trying to help you, Oxmyx.
Bela Oxmyx: Nobody helps nobody but himself.
Spock: Sir, you are employing a double negative.

Spock: Captain, I'm neither brooding nor sombre, but I do have reservations about your solution to the problem of the Iotians.
Capt. Kirk: Ah, yes. I understand that. You don't think it's logical to leave a criminal organization in charge.
Spock: Highly irregular, to say the least, Captain. I'm also curious as to how you propose to explain to Starfleet Command that a starship will be sent each year to collect "our cut."

Dr. McCoy: How are you with primitive radio equipment?
Spock: Very simple. Amplitude modulation transmission. Simply adjust the frequency, throw this switch. The Enterprise should answer.
Radio Voice: That was the Jailbreakers with their latest recording on Request Time, brought to you by Bang-Bang, the makers of the sweetest little automatic in the wor...
Spock: [switches radio off] Fascinating.
Dr. McCoy: And very simple.

[last lines]
Capt. Kirk: All right, Bones, in the language of the planet, "What's your beef?"
Dr. McCoy: Well, I don't know how serious this is, Jim. And I don't quite know how to tell you...
Capt. Kirk: Go ahead.
Dr. McCoy: But in all the confusion, I...
Capt. Kirk: Tell me.
Dr. McCoy: I think I left it in Bela's office.
Capt. Kirk: You left it?
Dr. McCoy: Somewhere, I'm-I'm not certain.
Capt. Kirk: You're not certain of what?
Dr. McCoy: I left my communicator.
Capt. Kirk: In Bela's office?
Spock: Captain, if the Iotians, who are very bright an imitative people, should take that communicator apart...
Capt. Kirk: They will, they will. And they'll find out how the transtator works.
Spock: The transtator is the basis for every important piece of equipment that we have - the transporter, the...
Capt. Kirk: [overlapping] Everything, everything.
Dr. McCoy: You really think it's that serious?
Capt. Kirk: Serious? Serious, Bones? It upsets the whole percentage.
Dr. McCoy: How do you mean?
Capt. Kirk: Well, in a few years, the Iotians may demand a piece of OUR action.


"Star Trek: Amok Time (#2.1)" (1967)
T'Pau: [returning Spock's Vulcan salute] Live long and prosper, Spock.
Spock: I shall do neither: I've killed my captain and my friend.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well... there's no need to be, uh, embarrassed about it, Mr. Spock. It happens to the birds and the bees.
Spock: The birds and the bees are not Vulcans, Captain.

Spock: [wipes a tear from Christine's face with his finger] Your face is wet.

Spock: Captain, there is a thing that happens to Vulcans at this time, almost an insanity which you would no doubt find distasteful.
Captain James T. Kirk: [slightly amused] Will I? You've been most patient with my kinds of madness.

Spock: I will do what I must, T'Pau, but not with him. His blood does not burn. He is my friend.
T'Pau: It is said thy Vulcan blood is thin. Are thee Vulcan, or art thee human?
Spock: I burn, T'Pau. My eyes are flame. My heart is flame. Thee has the power, T'Pau. In the name of my fathers... forbid. Forbid!

Spock: [to T'Pring] I see no logic in preferring Stonn over me.

Spock: [after T'Pring has explained her actions] Logical. Flawlessly logical.
T'Pring: I am honored.
Spock: Stonn, she is yours. After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

Dr. McCoy: There's just one thing, Mr. Spock. You can't tell me that when you first saw Jim alive that you weren't on the verge of giving us an emotional scene that would have brought the house down.
Spock: Merely my quite logical relief that Starfleet had not lost a highly proficient captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Spock, I understand.
Spock: Thank you, Captain.
Dr. McCoy: Of course, Mr. Spock. Your reaction was quite logical.
Spock: Thank you, Doctor.
[Kirk and Spock head for the exit]
Dr. McCoy: In a pig's eye!

Spock: How do Vulcans choose their mates? Haven't you wondered?
Captain James T. Kirk: I guess the rest of us assumed that it's done... quite logically.

Spock: Captain, I should like to request a leave of absence on my home planet. On our present course, you can divert to Vulcan with a loss of but 2.8 light days.
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, what the devil is this all about?
Spock: I have made my request, Captain. All I require from you is that you answer it! Yes or no?

Spock: Captain, lock me away.

Spock: My orders were to report to sick bay, Doctor. I have done so. And now I'll go to my quarters.
Dr. McCoy: My orders were to give you a thorough physical. In case you haven't noticed, I have to report to the same commanding officer that you do! Come on, Spock, yield to the logic of the situation.

Spock: This is our place of kunat kalifee.
Dr. McCoy: [to Kirk as Spock walks forward] He called it "kunat WHAT?"
Captain James T. Kirk: He described it to me as meaning marriage or challenge. In the distant past, Vulcans killed to win their mates.
Dr. McCoy: And they still go mad at this time - perhaps the price they pay for having no emotions the rest of the time.


"Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (#2.15)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: It is 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.
Dr. McCoy: Spock, I don't know too much about these little tribbles yet, but there is one thing that I have discovered.
Spock: What is that, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: I like them... better than I like you.
Spock: Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Yes?
Spock: They do indeed have one redeeming characteristic.
Dr. McCoy: What's that?
Spock: They do not talk too much. If you'll excuse me, sir.

Spock: [while holding a tribble] Most curious creature, Captain. Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system.
Spock: [beginning to pet it gently] Fortunately, of course, I am... immune to it's effect...
[realizing what he is doing, he quickly puts the tribble down and excuses himself]

Nilz Baris: Kirk, this station is swarming with Klingons.
Capt. Kirk: I was not aware, Mr. Baris, that 12 Klingons constitutes a swarm.
Nilz Baris: Captain Kirk, there are Klingon soldiers on this station. Now, I want you to keep that grain safe!
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Baris, I have guards around the grain, I have guards around the Klingons. The only reason those guards are there is because Starfleet wants them there. As for what *you* want... it has been noted and logged. Kirk out.
[he shuts off the comlink]
Spock: Captain, may I ask where you'll be?
Capt. Kirk: Sickbay, with a headache.

Spock: [of the tribbles] 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.
Dr. McCoy: Does everything have to have a practical use for you? They're nice, they're soft and they're furry, and they make a pleasant sound.
Spock: So would an ermine violin, Doctor, but I see no advantage in having one.

Spock: I've been running computations on their rate of reproduction. The figures are taking an alarming direction. They're consuming our supplies and returning nothing.
Uhura: Oh, but they do give us something, Mr. Spock. They give us love. Well, Cyrano Jones says that a tribble is the only love that money can buy.
Capt. Kirk: Too much of anything, Lieutenant, even love, isn't necessarily a good thing.

Capt. Kirk: How close will we come to the nearest Klingon outpost if we continue on our present course?
Chekov: Ah, one parsec, sir. Close enough to smell them.
[grins broadly]
Spock: That is illogical, Ensign. Odors cannot travel through the vacuum of space.
Chekov: I was making a little joke, sir.
Spock: Extremely little, Ensign.

Nilz Baris: There must be thousands of them.
Capt. Kirk: [buried up to his neck in tribbles] Hundreds of thousands.
Spock: 1,771,561. That's assuming one tribble, multiplying with an average litter of 10, producing a new generation every 12 hours over a period of three days.
Capt. Kirk: And that's assuming that they got here three days ago.
Spock: And allowing for the amount of grain consumed and the volume of the storage compartment.

[Kirk takes a tray out of a food dispenser. Food and cup are covered with tribbles]
Capt. Kirk: My chicken sandwich and coffee. This is my chicken sandwich and coffee!
Spock: Fascinating.

[Baris has suggested Jones to be a Klingon agent]
Capt. Kirk: Cyrano Jones? A Klingon agent?
[laughs]
Nilz Baris: You heard me.
Capt. Kirk: I heard you.
Spock: He simply could not believe his ears.

Spock: Surely you must have realized what would happen if you removed the tribbles from their predator-filled environment into an environment where their natural multiplicative proclivities would have no restraining factors.
Cyrano Jones: [all in one breath] Well, of cour... What did you say?
Spock: [irritated but patient] By removing the tribbles from their natural habitat, you have, so to speak, removed the cork from the bottle and allowed the genie to escape.

[Cyrano Jones is asking for leniency after his tribbles have infested the entire space station]
Capt. Kirk: There is one thing you could do.
Cyrano Jones: Yes.
Capt. Kirk: Pick up every tribble on the space station. If you do that, I'll speak to Mr. Lurry about returning your spaceship.
Cyrano Jones: [appalled] It would take years!
Spock: 17.9, to be exact.
Cyrano Jones: 17.9 years?
Capt. Kirk: Consider it job security.

[Kirk is testing the tribbles' reaction on several people, starting with the Klingons. The tribbles squeal]
Capt. Kirk: Why, you're right, Mister Jones. They don't like Klingons.
[he moves on]
Capt. Kirk: But they do like Vulcans. Well, Mr. Spock, I didn't know you had it in you.
Spock: Obviously, tribbles are very perceptive creatures, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Obviously.
[he moves on]
Capt. Kirk: Mister Baris, they like you. Well, there's no accounting for taste.


"Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome (#3.3)" (1968)
Dr. McCoy: Why, they look like... I'd swear they're American Indians.
Mr. Spock: They are, Doctor. A mixture of Navajo, Mohican and Delaware, I believe - all among the more advanced and peaceful tribes.
Captain James T. Kirk: It's like discovering Atlantis. Or Shangri-La.

Mr. Spock: Lock all phasers on that mark. Maximum intensity, narrow beam. I want to split that fissure wide open.
Dr. McCoy: You sound like you're cutting a diamond.
Mr. Spock: Very astute, Doctor.

Mr. Spock: I believe those symbols are the key.
Dr. McCoy: Well, you won't read them by killing yourself. You've hardly eaten or slept for weeks. Now, if you don't let up, you're going to collapse.
Mr. Spock: I am not hungry, Doctor. And under stress, we Vulcans can do without sleep for weeks.
Dr. McCoy: [scanning Spock] Well, your Vulcan metabolism is so low it can hardly be measured, and as for the pressure, that green ice-water you call blood...
Mr. Spock: My physical condition is not important, Doctor. That obelisk is.

Mr. Spock: [mindmelding with Kirk] Our minds are one. I... am...
Mr. Spock, Captain James T. Kirk: Kirok!

Mr. Spock: His mind... He is... an extremely dynamic individual.

Captain James T. Kirk: Careful. I must have hit something accidentally. A beam caught me, and that's when I stopped remembering.
Mr. Spock: Probably a memory beam.

Captain James T. Kirk: There's more symbols. Can you read them?
Mr. Spock: I do have an excellent eye for musical notes, Captain. They would seem to indicate that this series of relays, activated in their proper sequence...
Captain James T. Kirk: [interrupting] S-s-spock, just press the right button.

Scott: And don't ask for any more warp 9 speeds, Mr. Spock. Our star drive is completely burned out. The only thing we have left is impulse power.
Mr. Spock: Estimated repair time.
Scott: Hangin' here in space? Forever!

Dr. McCoy: Well, Spock, you took your calculated risk in your calculated Vulcan way and you lost! You lost for us, you lost for that planet, and you lost for Jim.
Mr. Spock: [studying his screen] I accept the responsibility, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: And my responsibility is the health of this crew. You've been driving yourself too hard; now I want you to get some rest.
Mr. Spock: [using the comm panel] Mr. Chekov, resume heading, 883 mark 41.
Dr. McCoy: Back to that planet without warp speed? It'll take MONTHS, Spock!
Mr. Spock: Exactly 59.223 days, Doctor; and that asteroid will be four hours behind us, all the way.
Dr. McCoy: Well, then what's the use? We might not be able to save the Captain, even if he still is alive! We might not be able to save ANYTHING, including this ship!
[Spock is motionless, studying]
Dr. McCoy: You haven't heard a word I've said. All you've been doing is staring at that blasted obelisk!
Mr. Spock: Another calculated... Vulcan risk, Doctor.

Mr. Spock: If we are to divert the asteroid which is on a collision course with this planet, we must warp out of orbit within thirty minutes. Every second we delay arriving at the deflection point compounds the problem, perhaps past solution.

Mr. Spock: The obelisk is a marker, just as I thought. It was left by a super race, known as the Preservers. They passed through the galaxy rescuing primitive cultures, which were in danger of extinction, and seeding them, so to speak, where they could live, and grow.
Dr. McCoy: I've always wondered why there were so many humanoids scattered through the galaxy.
Mr. Spock: So have I. Apparently, the Preservers account for a number of them.
Dr. McCoy: That's probably how the planet has survived all these centuries. The Preservers put an asteroid deflector on the planet.
Mr. Spock: Which has now become defective and is failing to operate.

[first lines]
Dr. McCoy: Look at those pine trees!
Captain James T. Kirk: And that lake.
Dr. McCoy: I swear that's honeysuckle I smell.
Captain James T. Kirk: I swear that's a little orange blossom thrown in. It's unbelievable. Growth, exactly like that of Earth, on a planet half a galaxy away. What are the odds of such duplication?
Mr. Spock: Astronomical, Captain.


"Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (#3.19)" (1969)
Flint: Constantinople, Summer 1334. It marched through the streets, the sewers. It left the city by oxcart, by sea, to kill half of Europe. The rats, rustling and squealing in the night as they, too, died. The rats...
Mr. Spock: Are you a student of history, sir?
Flint: I am.

Flint: I have married a hundred times, Captain. Selected, loved, cherished, caressed a smoothness, inhaled a brief fragrance. Then age, death, the taste of dust. Do you understand?
Mr. Spock: You wanted a perfect, ultimate woman, as brilliant, as immortal as yourself. Your mate for all time.
Flint: Designed by my heart. I could not love her more.

Captain James T. Kirk: Stay out of this. We're fighting over a woman.
Mr. Spock: No, you're not, for SHE is not.

Mr. Spock: [about Rayna] The joys of love made her human, and the agonies of love destroyed her.

[last lines]
Mr. Spock: [touching the face of the grieving but sleeping Captain Kirk] Forget.

McCoy: [whistling] Saurian brandy, one hundred years old. Jim?
Capt. Kirk: Please.
McCoy: Mr. Spock, I know you won't have one. Heaven forbid those mathematically perfect brainwaves be corrupted by this all too human vice.
Spock: Thank you, Doctor, I will have a brandy.
[Kirk and McCoy look at each other in amazement]
McCoy: [to Kirk] Do you think the two of us can handle a drunk Vulcan? Once alcohol hits that green blood...

Mr. Spock: I am close to experiencing an unaccustomed emotion.
Dr. McCoy: I'll drink to that.

Mr. Spock: This waltz I just played is by Johannes Brahms.
Capt. Kirk: Later, Spock.
Mr. Spock: Captain, it is written in manuscript - in original manuscript in Brahms' own hand, which I recognize. It is totally unknown, definitely the work of Brahms - and yet... unknown.

Mr. Spock: Our host's interests do not seem confirmed to art and science.
Capt. Kirk: He... loves her?
Mr. Spock: Strongly indicated.
Capt. Kirk: Jealousy. Yes, that would explain the attack, but he seemed to want us together. The billiard game? He suggested we dance.
Mr. Spock: It does appear to defy the male logic as I understand it.

Mr. Spock: This is the most splendid private collection of art I've ever seen, and the most unique. The majority are the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance period, some of the works of Reginald Pollack, 20th century, and even a sten from Marcus Two.

Mr. Spock: A man of Flint's obvious wealth and impeccable taste scarcely needs to hang fakes, yet my tricorder analysis indicates that the canvas and pigments used are of contemporary origin.

Mr. Spock: We have still a greater mystery, Captain. I was able to run a tricorder scan on Mr. Flint. He is human, but there are certain biophysical peculiarities. Some body function readings are disproportionate. For one thing, extreme age is indicated on the order of six thousand years.


"Star Trek: Errand of Mercy (#1.26)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: Organia's description, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Inhabited by humanoids, a very peaceful, friendly people, living on a primitive level. Little of intrinsic value. Approximately class D minus on the Richter scale of cultures.
Captain James T. Kirk: Another Armenia, Belgium.
Mr. Spock: Sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: The weak innocents. They always seem to be located on the natural invasion routes.

Mr. Spock: Captain, our information on these people and their culture was not correct. This is not a primitive society making progress toward mechanization. They are totally stagnant. There is no evidence of any progress as far back as my tricorder can register.
Captain James T. Kirk: That doesn't seem likely.
Mr. Spock: Nevertheless, it is true. For tens of thousands of years, there's been absolutely no advancement, no significant change in their physical environment. This is a laboratory specimen of an arrested culture.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well there it is - war. We didn't want it, but we've got it.
Mr. Spock: Curious how often you Humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.

Captain James T. Kirk: [beaming down into the middle of an Organian village, with no reaction from the people around] You'd think they had people beaming down every day.
Mr. Spock: Yes. Curious lack of interest.

Captain James T. Kirk: So - we're stranded here, in the middle of a Klingon occupation army.
Mr. Spock: So it would seem. Not a very pleasant prospect.
Captain James T. Kirk: You have a gift for understatement, Mr. Spock. It's not a very pleasant prospect at all!

[Spock prevents Kirk from reacting to a Klingon's provocation]
Captain James T. Kirk: You didn't really think I was gonna beat his head in, did you?
Mr. Spock: I thought you might.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're right.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, did I or did I not see something that looked like a munitions dump outside of Kor's headquarters?
Mr. Spock: You did.
Captain James T. Kirk: I think it's time we did a little simple and plain communicating. Tonight.
Mr. Spock: A very meritorious idea, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: We're short of tools.
Mr. Spock: I am certain the Klingons will provide whatever is necessary.
Captain James T. Kirk: It's a pleasure doing business with you, Mr. Spock.

Captain James T. Kirk: What would you say the odds are on our getting out of here?
Mr. Spock: Difficult to be precise, Captain. I should say, approximately 7,824.7 to 1.
Captain James T. Kirk: Difficult to be precise? 7,824 to 1?
Mr. Spock: 7,824.7 to 1.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's a pretty close approximation.
Mr. Spock: I endeavor to be accurate.
Captain James T. Kirk: You do quite well.

Kor: You have done well to get this far through my guards.
Mr. Spock: I believe you'll find that several of them are no longer in perfect operating condition.

Mr. Spock: I should say the Organians are as far above us on the evolutionary scale... as we are above the amoeba.

[last lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm embarrassed. I was furious with the Organians for stopping a war I didn't want. We think of ourselves as the most powerful beings in the universe. It's unsettling to discover that we're wrong.
Mr. Spock: Captain. It took millions of years for the Organians to evolve into what they are. Even the gods did not spring into being overnight. You and I have no reason to be embarrassed. We did, after all, beat the odds.
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, no, no, no, Mr. Spock, we didn't beat the odds; we didn't have a chance. The Organians raided the game.


"Star Trek: Turnabout Intruder (#3.24)" (1969)
[last lines of the series]
Captain James T. Kirk: I didn't want to destroy her.
Mr. Spock: I'm sure we all understand that, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Her life could have been as rich as any woman's, if only... if only...

Mr. Spock: No, sir, I shall not withdraw a single charge that I have made. You are NOT Captain Kirk. You have ruthlessly appropriated his body, but the life entity within you is not that of Captain Kirk. You do NOT belong in charge of the Enterprise, and I shall do everything in my power against you.

Dr. Janice Lester: It is mutiny! Deliberate, vindictive, insane at its base! But mutiny is charged... and encouragement to mutiny. Dr. McCoy, Mr. Scott, you heard it! On the basis of these statements, I call for an immediate vote... by the powers granted me as captain of the Enterprise. A recess is declared to be followed by a vote!
Mr. Spock: Yes, sir. An immediate vote before our chief witness can be left to die on some obscure planet with the truth locked away inside of her.
Dr. Janice Lester: Silence! You will be SILENT!

Mr. Spock: Sir, if the diagnosis of Dr. Lester's illness is the critical problem, then the Benecia Colony is definitely not the place for her. Their medical facilities are the most primitive.
Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body] They will have to serve.
Mr. Spock: Starbase Two is fully equipped and staffed with the necessary specialists to determine exactly what is wrong with the doctor. Is that not crucial to your decision?
Dr. Janice Lester: Thank you. Mr. Spock, but the facilities will be of little use if Dr. Lester's dead. Time is of the essence. Continue present course.

Mr. Spock: Knowledge of the captain's aberrant behavior is spreading through the ship. The crew is becoming increasingly tense.

Mr. Spock: I have a few questions to ask her.
Lt. Galloway: Did the captain order it, sir?
Mr. Spock: Why should he? They are my questions, therefore I am ordering it, Lieutenant.

Mr. Spock: I believe you; however, belief is not factual evidence.

Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body] Mr. Spock, were you aware of Dr. McCoy's findings?
Mr. Spock: I know them now.
Dr. Janice Lester: And what have you to say, now?
Mr. Spock: I am disappointed and deeply concerned that there is no objective evidence to support my position. So far.

Mr. Spock: Sir, there is only one issue here: is the story of life-entity transfer believable? This crew has been to many places in the galaxy. They've been witness to many strange events. They are trained to know that what seems to be impossible often IS possible given the scientific analysis of the phenomenon.

Mr. Spock: I expect only to reveal the truth.
Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body, vehemently] And with the truth revealed that I am not really the captain, and knowing that she would not be allowed to serve as the captain, then YOU would be the captain. It is inevitable!

Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body] Mr. Spock, if you'd concentrate on the areas for which you are responsible, Starfleet Command wouldn've been informed already.
Mr. Spock: Since the captain usually deals directly with Starfleet in these matters, I assumed that my suggestions might be deemed interference.


"Star Trek: I, Mudd (#2.8)" (1967)
McCoy: [talking about Norman] There's something wrong about a man who never smiles, and whose conversation never varies from the routine of the job, and who won't talk about his background.
Spock: I see.
McCoy: Spock... I mean, that it's, uh... it's odd for a non-Vulcan. Um... the ears make all the difference.

[trying to confuse an android]
Spock: Logic is a little tweeting bird chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell BAD. Are you sure your circuits are registering correctly? Your ears are green.

Captain Kirk: Well, opinions?
Chekov: I think we're in a lot of trouble.
Captain Kirk: That's a great help, Mr. Chekov. Bones?
McCoy: I think Chekov's right, we are in a lot of trouble.
Captain Kirk: Spock, and if you say we're in a lot of trouble...
Spock: We are.

McCoy: All right, it's worked so far, but we're not out yet.
Captain Kirk: [to Spock as he enters] Well?
Spock: Success, Captain. We've been pruning the leaves and branches of the tree, now it is time to get to work on the root.

Spock: You went to substantial risk and effort to bring a starship here. Logically, you must have a compelling motive.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: [Smile fades] Spock, you're going to love it here. They all talk just the way you do.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Now listen, Spock, you may be a wonderful science officer but, believe me, you couldn't sell fake patents to your mother!
Spock: I fail to understand why I should care to induce my mother to purchase falsified patents.

McCoy: Besides, he has avoided two appointments that I've made for his physical exam without reason.
Spock: It's not at all surprising, Doctor. He's probably terrified of your beads and rattles.

Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, we seem to be taking an unscheduled ride.
Spock: Interesting.

Alice #251 through 500: Do you require something, lord?
Capt. Kirk: No. Yes! My ship.
Alice #251 through 500: I am not programmed...
Alice #251 through 500, Capt. Kirk: [together] ... to respond in that area.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, I know.
Alice #251 through 500: Is there anything ANY of you require to please you?
Capt. Kirk: Alice, give us back our ship to please us. Return us to our ship because we desire it.
Alice #251 through 500: We are programmed to serve. We shall serve you to your best interests to make you happy.
Capt. Kirk: But we're unhappy here.
Alice #251 through 500: Please explain "unhappy."
Spock: Unhappiness is the state which occurs in the human when wants and desires are not fulfilled.
Alice #251 through 500: Which wants and desires of yours are not fulfilled?
Capt. Kirk: We want the Enterprise.
Alice #251 through 500: [her badge number starts to flash] The Enterprise is not a want or a desire. It is a mechanical device.
Capt. Kirk: No, it's a beautiful lady and we love her!
Alice #251 through 500: [badge light remains on] Illogical, illogical. All units relate. All units. Norman, coordinate.

McCoy: Well, you must be very unhappy, Mr. Spock.
Spock: That is a human emotion, Doctor, with which I am totally unfamiliar. How could I be "unhappy?"
McCoy: Well, we found a whole world of minds that work just like yours - logical, unemotional, completely pragmatic - and we poor, irrational humans whipped them in a fair fight. Now you'll find yourself back among us illogical humans again.
Spock: Which I find eminently satisfactory, Doctor, for NOWHERE am I so DESPERATELY needed as among a shipload of illogical humans.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd: [explaining his latest trouble] I, uh... sold the Denebians all the rights to a Vulcan fuel synthesizer.
Capt. Kirk: And the Denebians contacted the Vulcans.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: How'd you know?
Capt. Kirk: That's what I would have done.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Oh. It's a typical police mentality. They've got no sense of humour; they arrested me!
McCoy: Oh, I find that shocking.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Worse than that! Do you know what the penalty for fraud is on Deneb 5?
Spock: Guilty party has his choice. Death by electrocution, death by gas, death by phaser, death by hanging...
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: The key word in your entire peroration, Mr. Spock, was... d-d-d-DEATH. Barbarians! Well, of course I... left.
Capt. Kirk: [to the others] He broke jail.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: I, ah, borrowed transportation...
Capt. Kirk: He stole a spaceship.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: ...the patrol reacted in a hostile manner...
Capt. Kirk: They fired at him!
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: They've got no respect for private property - they damaged the bloody spaceship! Well, I... I got away, but I couldn't navigate, so I wandered out through unmapped space. And here I found... Mudd!


"Star Trek: The Galileo Seven (#1.16)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: You're not going to admit that for the first time in your life you committed a purely human, emotional act?
Spock: No, sir.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, you're a stubborn man.
Spock: Yes, sir.

Scott: What a mess.
Spock: Picturesque descriptions will not mend broken circuits, Mr. Scott.

Dr. McCoy: What do those supersensitive ears make of that, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Wood... rubbing on some kind of leather.

Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, remind me to tell you that I'm sick and tired of your logic.
Spock: That is a most illogical attitude.

Scott: Mr. Spock, you said a while ago that there were always alternatives.
Spock: Did I? I may have been mistaken.
Dr. McCoy: Well at least I lived long enough to hear that.

Scott: [checking the shuttle's damage] Very bad, Mr. Spock.
Spock: In what way?
Scott: We've lost a great deal of fuel. We have no chance at all to reach escape velocity. And if we ever hope to make orbit, we'll have to lighten our load by at least 500 pounds.
Spock: The weight of three grown men.

Spock: It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: I'm not talking about rationality.
Spock: You might be wise to start.

Spock: Consider the alternatives, Mr. Scott.
Scott: We have no fuel! What alternatives?
Spock: Mr. Scott, there are always alternatives.

Gaetano: I say we hit them dead on.
Spock: Yes, I know, but fortunately I'm giving the orders.

Dr. McCoy: Well, Mr. Spock, they didn't stay frightened very long, did they?
Spock: Most illogical reaction. We demonstrated out superior weapons. They should have fled.
Dr. McCoy: You mean they should have respected us?
Spock: Of course.
Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, respect is a rational process. Did it ever occur to you they might react emotionally, with anger?
Spock: Doctor, I'm not responsible for their unpredictability.

Spock: Strange. Step by step I have made the the correct and logical decisions, and yet two men have died.


"Star Trek: Journey to Babel (#2.10)" (1967)
McCoy: Spock, I've always suspected you were a little more human than you let on. Mrs. Sarek, I know about the rigorous training of the Vulcan youth, but tell me, did he ever run and play like the human children, even in secret?
Amanda: Well, he, uh, he did have a pet Sehlat he was very fond of.
McCoy: Sehlat?
Amanda: It's sort of a... a fat teddy bear.
McCoy: [grinning] A teddy bear?
Sarek: Excuse me, Doctor. It has been a rather long day for my wife. Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Ambassador.
McCoy: [needlingly Spock after Sarek and Amada have gone] "A teddy bear."
Spock: Not precisely, Doctor. On Vulcan the "teddy bears" are alive, and they have 6-inch fangs

McCoy: Mrs. Sarek, you must understand the chances are extremely small to find a way to produce sufficient T-negative blood.
Spock: Indeed. I would estimate the odds...
Amanda: [exasperated] Please don't!

Captain James T. Kirk: [orbiting Vulcan] Mr. Spock, we'll leave orbit in two hours. Would you care to beam down and visit your parents?
Spock: Captain, Ambassador Sarek and his wife ARE my parents.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm sorry about your father.
Spock: Yes, it could adversely affect our mission.
Captain James T. Kirk: Aren't you worried about him?
Spock: Worry is a human emotion, Captain. I accept what has happened.

Spock: Sarek understands my reason.
Amanda: Well, I don't. It's not human. Oh, that's not a dirty word. You're human, too. Let that part of you come through. You're father's dying.
Spock: Mother, how can you have lived on Vulcan so long, married a Vulcan, raised a son on Vulcan, without understanding what it means to be a Vulcan?
Amanda: Well, if this is what it means, I don't want to know!

Amanda: When you were five years old and came home stiff-lipped, anguished, because the other boys tormented you, saying that you weren't really Vulcan, I watched you knowing that, inside... that the human part of you was crying, and I cried, too. There must be some part of me in you, some part that I still can reach. If being Vulcan is more important to you, then you'll stand there speaking rules and regulations from Starfleet and Vulcan philosophy and... and let your father die, and... then I'll hate you for the rest of my life.
Spock: Mother...
Amanda: Oh, go to him, now, please.
Spock: I cannot.

McCoy: Where do you think you're going?
Spock: I must see the captain.
McCoy: My patients don't walk out in the middle of an operation.

Amanda: And you, Sarek, would you also say thank you to your son?
Sarek: I don't understand.
Amanda: For saving your life.
Sarek: Spock acted in the only logical manner open to him. One does not thank logic, Amanda.
Amanda: Logic! Logic! I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know how I feel about your logic?
Spock: Emotional, isn't she?
Sarek: She has always been that way.
Spock: Indeed. Why did you marry her?
Sarek: At the time it seemed the logical thing to do.

Amanda: After all these years with humans, you still haven't learned to smile.
Spock: Humans smile with so little provocation.

Captain James T. Kirk: [standing over a dead Tellarite] How was he killed?
McCoy: His neck was broken... by an expert.
Captain James T. Kirk: Explain.
McCoy: Well, from the nature and location of the break, I'd say the killer knew exactly where to apply pressure to snap the neck instantly.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who aboard would have that knowledge?
Spock: Vulcans. On Vulcan the method is called Tal-Shaya. It was considered a merciful form of execution in ancient times.

Spock: There is no logic in Thelev's attack upon the captain. There is no logic in Gav's murder.
Shras: Perhaps you should forget logic and devote yourself to motivations of passion or gain. Those are reasons for murder.


"Star Trek: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (#1.19)" (1967)
[the bridge crew is picking itself up after being thrown through the time warp; the lights are out]
Mr. Spock: Except for secondary systems, everything is out, sir. We're on impulse power only.
Capt. Kirk: Auxiliaries?
Mr. Spock: If Mr. Scott is still with us, auxiliaries should be on momentarily.
[both are attending to Uhura, when the lights come back on]
Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott is still with us.

Radio Broadcaster: This is the 5.30 news summary. Cape Kennedy. The first manned moon shot is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. All three astronauts who are to make this historic...
[Kirk has the broadcast muted]
Capt. Kirk: Manned moon shot? That was in the late 1960s.
Mr. Spock: Apparently, Captain, so are we.

Captain John Christopher: I never have believed in little green men.
Mr. Spock: Neither have I.

Mr. Spock: [referring to Captain Christopher] We cannot return him to Earth, Captain. He already knows too much about us and is learning more. I do not specifically refer to Captain Christopher; but suppose an unscrupulous man were to gain certain knowledge of man's future. Such a man could manipulate key industries, stocks, and even nations, and in so doing, change what must be. And if it is changed, Captain, you and I, and all that we know, might not even exist.
Capt. Kirk: Your logic can be most... annoying.

Capt. Kirk: Captain's log, supplemental. Engineering Officer Scott informs, warp engines damaged, but can be made operational and re-energized.
Enterprise Computer: Computed and recorded, dear.
Capt. Kirk: Computer, you will not address me in that manner. Compute.
Enterprise Computer: Computed... dear.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, I ordered this computer and its interlinking systems repaired.
Mr. Spock: I have investigated it, Captain. To correct the fault will require an overhaul of the entire computer system and a minimum of three weeks at a starbase.
Capt. Kirk: I wouldn't mind so much if only it didn't get so... affectionate.
Mr. Spock: It also has an unfortunate tendency to giggle.

Mr. Spock: I made an error in my computations.
Dr. McCoy: Oh? This could be an historic occasion.

Mr. Spock: Captain. Our tractor beam caught and crushed an Air Force plane. It'll be impossible to explain this as anything other than a genuine UFO, possibly alien, definitely destructive.

Captain John Christopher: I take it that a lady computer is not routine.
Mr. Spock: We'd put into Cygnet XIV for general repair and maintenance. Cygnet XIV is a planet dominated by women. They seemed to feel the ship's computer system lacked the personality. They gave it one. Female, of course.
Captain John Christopher: [laughing] Well, you, you people certainly have interesting problems. I'd, uh... I'd love to stay around to see how your girlfriend works out, but...

[a guard has just been beamed up to the Enterprise]
Capt. Kirk: [over communicator] Your surprise package is an Air Police sergeant from the base. I want you to keep him in the transporter room. No sense in letting him see any more of the ship than is necessary.
Mr. Spock: [regarding the "paralyzed" sergeant] I don't believe there'll be any trouble in that respect, Captain. Our guest seems quite satisfied to remain where he is.

Captain John Christopher: You don't trust me, Spock.
Mr. Spock: In fact, I do. But only to a certain point.


"Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer (#2.24)" (1968)
Wesley: Have you heard of the M-5 multitronic unit?
Captain James T. Kirk: That's, uh... Dr. Richard Daystrom's device, isn't it? Tell me about that.
Mr. Spock: The most ambitious computer complex ever created. Its purpose is to correlate all computer activity aboard a starship, to provide the ultimate in vessel operation and control.
Wesley: How do you know so much about it, Commander?
Mr. Spock: I hold an A-7 computer expert classification, Commodore. I'm well acquainted with Dr. Daystrom's theories and discoveries. The basic design of all our ship's computers are Dr. Daystrom's.

Dr. McCoy: I don't like it, Jim. A vessel this size cannot be run by one computer.
Mr. Spock: We're attempting to prove that it can run this ship more efficiently than man.
Dr. McCoy: Maybe *you're* trying to prove that, Spock; but don't count me in on it.
Mr. Spock: The most unfortunate lack in current computer programming is that there is nothing available to immediately replace the starship surgeon.

Mr. Spock: Commodore Wesley is a dedicated commander. I should regret serving aboard the instrument of his death.
Captain James T. Kirk: The instrument of his death will not be the Enterprise if I can help it.

Mr. Spock: Captain, the computer does not judge. It makes logical selections.
[on Kirk's comment that the difference in recommendation from M-5 was only a matter of judgment]

Captain James T. Kirk: Evaluation of M-5 performance. It'll be necessary for the log.
Mr. Spock: The ship reacted more rapidly than human control could have maneuvered her. Tactics, deployment of weapons, all indicate an immense sophistication in computer control.
Captain James T. Kirk: Machine over man, Spock? It was impressive. Might even be practical.
Mr. Spock: Practical, Captain? Perhaps. But not desirable. Computers make excellent and efficient servants; but I have no wish to serve under them. Captain, a starship also runs on loyalty to one man, and nothing can replace it, or him.

Wesley: [after M-5's first successful battle drill] Our compliments to the M-5 unit. And regards to Captain Dunsel. Wesley out.
Dr. McCoy: "Dunsel"? Who the blazes is Captain Dunsel? What does it mean, Jim?
[Kirk slowly leaves the bridge without another word or looking anyone in the eye]
Dr. McCoy: Spock. What does it mean?
Mr. Spock: 'Dunsel', Doctor, is a term used by midshipmen at Starfleet Academy. It refers to a part which serves no useful purpose.

Mr. Spock: [referring to Dr. Daystrom] Most illogical. Of all people, he should have known how the computer would perform. Of course, the M-5 itself has not behaved logically.
Dr. McCoy: Please, Spock, do me a favor, and don't say it's fascinating.
Mr. Spock: No. But it is... interesting.

Mr. Spock: It appears, Captain, we've been doing what used to be called 'pursuing a wild goose'.

Mr. Spock: M-5 is leaving itself open to attack. The machine is committing suicide, to atone for the sin of murder.

Dr. McCoy: Compassion. That's the one thing no machine ever had. Maybe it's the one thing that keeps men ahead of them. Care to debate that, Spock?
Mr. Spock: No, Doctor. I simply maintain that computers are more efficient than human beings, not better.
Dr. McCoy: But tell me - which do you prefer to have around?
Mr. Spock: I presume your question is meant to offer me a choice between machines and human beings; and I believe I have already answered that question.
Dr. McCoy: I was just trying to make conversation, Spock.
Mr. Spock: It would be most interesting to impress your memory engrams on a computer, Doctor. The resulting torrential flood of illogic would be most entertaining.


"Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark (#1.25)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: The Horta is badly wounded. It may die.
Dr. McCoy: It won't die. By golly, Jim, I'm beginning to think I can cure a rainy day.
Captain James T. Kirk: Can you help it?
Dr. McCoy: Helped it? I cured it.
Captain James T. Kirk: How?
Dr. McCoy: Well, I had the ship beam down 100 pounds of that thermal concrete. You know, the kind we use to build emergency shelters out of 'em. It's mostly silicone. So I just troweled it into the wound, and it'll act like a bandage until it heals. Take a look. It's as good as new.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, Mr. Spock, I'm gonna have to ask you to get in touch with the Horta again. Tell her our proposition: She and her children can do all the tunneling they want, our people will remove the minerals, and each side will leave the other alone. You think she'll go for it?
Mr. Spock: It seems logical, Captain. The Horta has a very logical mind - and after close association with humans, I find that curiously refreshing.

[opening his mind-meld with the Horta]
Mr. Spock: [crying] AHH! PAIN! PAIN! PAIN!

Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, give us a report on life beneath the surface.
Spock: Within range of our sensors, there is no life other than the accountable human residents of this colony beneath the surface. Eh, at least, no life as we know it.

Mr. Spock: Captain, there are literally thousands of these tunnels in this general area alone. Far too many to be cut by the one creature in an ordinary lifetime.
Capt. Kirk: Then we're dealing with more than one creature, despite your tricorder readings, or - we have a creature with an extremely long lifespan.
Mr. Spock: Or, it is the last of a race of creatures which made these tunnels. If so, if it is the only survivor of a dead race, to kill it would be a crime against science.

Mr. Spock: Jim, I remind you that this is a silicon-based form of life. Dr. McCoy's medical knowledge will be totally useless.
Capt. Kirk: He is a healer, let him heal.

Mr. Spock: Mr. Vanderberg, what is this?
Chief Vanderberg: It's a silicon nodule. There're a million of 'em down there. No commercial value.
Mr. Spock: But a geological oddity, to say the least. Pure silicon?
Chief Vanderberg: A few trace elements. Look, we didn't call you here so you could collect rocks.

Mr. Spock: We are dealing with a silicon creature of the deep rocks, capable of moving through solid rock as easily as we move through the air.

Captain James T. Kirk: But please stay out of trouble, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: That is always my intention, Captain.

Mr. Spock: Captain, we are being watched.
Captain James T. Kirk: Are you sure? Intuition?
Mr. Spock: No, sir. We're being watched.

Mr. Spock: Curious. What Chief Vanderberg said about the horta is exactly what the mother horta said to me. She found humanoid appearance revolting... but she thought she could get used to it.
Dr. McCoy: Oh, she did, did she? Now, tell me, did she happen to make any comment about those ears?
Mr. Spock: Not specifically, but I did get the distinct impression she found them the most attractive human characteristic of all. I didn't have the heart to tell her that only I have...
Captain James T. Kirk: [interrupts Spock] She really liked those ears?
Mr. Spock: Captain, the horta is a remarkably intelligent and sensitive creature... with impeccable taste.
Captain James T. Kirk: Because she approved of you?
Mr. Spock: Really, Captain, my modesty...
Captain James T. Kirk: [interrupts Spock] ... does not bear close examination, Mr. Spock. I suspect you're becoming more and more human all the time.
Mr. Spock: [surprised... a little] You... Captain, I see no reason to stand here and be insulted.
Captain James T. Kirk: [exchanges laughing glances with McCoy as Spock walks away] Ahead Warp Factor Two.


Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Captain James T. Kirk: Evaluation, Mr. Spock.
Commander Spock: Fascinating.

[after Spock comments that, mentally, V'ger is a child]
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Spock, this "child" is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do? Spank it?
Commander Spock: It knows only that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us... it does not know what.

[Kirk sees Spock crying for V'ger]
Commander Spock: Each of us... at some time in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God... and asks..."Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"

Commander Spock: V'Ger must evolve. Its knowledge has reached the limits of this universe and it must evolve. What it requires of its god, doctor, is the answer to its question, "Is there nothing more"?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: What more is there than the universe, Spock?
Commander Willard Decker: Other dimensions. Higher levels of being.
Commander Spock: The existence of which cannot be proven logically. Therefore, V'Ger is incapable of believing in them.
Captain James T. Kirk: What it needs in order to evolve... is a human quality. Our capacity to leap beyond logic.
Commander Willard Decker: And joining with its creator might accomplish that.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: You mean this machine wants to physically join with a human? Is that possible?
Commander Willard Decker: Let's find out.

Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Spock, you haven't changed a bit. You're just as warm and sociable as ever.
Commander Spock: Nor have you, doctor, as your continued predilection for irrelevancy demonstrates.

Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: [referring to Spock's time on Vulcan] Yes, you were undergoing the "Kolanear" discipline.
Commander Spock: If you are referring to the Kolinahr, Doctor, you are correct.

Commander Spock: Any show of resistance would be futile, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock.
Commander Spock: Jim. I should have known.

Commander Spock: Jim... This... simple feeling is beyond V'ger's comprehension.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (#1.2)" (1973)
Bates: There is no Vulcan named Spock serving with the Star Fleet in any capacity.
Mr. Spock: [after further discussion] What of Sarek's family: his wife and son?
Bates: [as Amanda's picture appears] Amanda, wife of Sarek. Born on Earth as Amanda Grayson. The couple separated after the death of their son. The wife was killed in a shuttle accident at Lunaport on her way home to Earth. Ambassador Sarek has not remarried.
Mr. Spock: My mother. The son... what was his name and age when he died?
Bates: Spock, age seven.

Commander Thelin: This change in the time-line will put you in my place, yet I am not aggrieved.
Mr. Spock: Andorians are not known for their charity.
Commander Thelin: True. A warrior race has few sympathies, but one we do possess is for family. In your time-plane, you will live, and so will your mother. That is valuable.
[Gives Vulcan hand gesture]
Commander Thelin: Live long and prosper in your world, Commander Spock.
Mr. Spock: [Returning Vulcan hand gesture] And you in yours, Commander Thelin.

Mr. Spock: A Vulcan would face such a loss without tears.
Young Spock: How?
Mr. Spock: By understanding every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted.

Sarek: You saved my son's life, Selek. There is no way I can fully repay you for that.
Mr. Spock: [as Selek] Try to understand your son, Sarek of Vulcan. It will be repayment enough for me.
Sarek: A strange request, but I will honor it.

Young Spock: Do you think I'll ever be able to do that neck pinch as well as you?
Mr. Spock: I dare say you will.

Mr. Spock: [comforting I-Chaya, his pet sehlat] This did not happen before. My life decision was made without the sacrifice of yours, old friend. I know this is painful. I can help a little. Sleep now.

Doctor McCoy: If that was supposed to be a joke, Spock, I have to remind you Vulcans don't tell jokes.
Mr. Spock: Times change, Doctor. Times change.

Young Spock: There was a decision to be made: a direction for my life had to be chosen. I chose Vulcan.
Amanda Grayson: [closes her eyes, realizing that her son's human half will be minimized]
Sarek: It is good, then. You have comported yourself with honor.

Young Spock: If you will excuse me now, I have some business to conduct with schoolmates.
Sarek: Business?
Young Spock: A demonstration of the Vulcan neck pinch. Our cousin taught me.


"Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (#3.15)" (1969)
Captain James T. Kirk: Computer, this is Captain James Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Destruct sequence 1: code 1-1A.
Computer voice: Voice and code 1-1A verified & correct. Sequence 1 complete.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: This is Commander Spock, Science Officer. Destruct sequence number 2: code 1-1A-2B.
Computer voice: Voice and code verified & correct. Sequence 2 complete.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Scott?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: This is Lt. Cmdr. Scott, Chief Engineering officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Destruct sequence number 3: code 1-B-2-B-3.
Computer voice: Voice and code 1B-2B-3 verified & correct. Destruct sequence completed and engaged. Awaiting final code for 30 second countdown.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, has the ship returned to the course set for it by my orders?
Mr. Spock: Negative, Captain. We are still headed directly for Cheron.
Computer voice: Destruct sequence engaged. Awaiting final code for 30 second countdown.
Captain James T. Kirk: Computer, this is Captain James Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Begin 30 second countdown. Code zero-zero-zero-destruct-zero.
Computer voice: 30 seconds... 29... 28... 27...

Mr. Spock: [Lokai and Bele have transported to their decimated world] All that matters to them... is their hate.
Uhura: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: No. But that's all they have left.

Captain James T. Kirk: [in Sick Bay, McCoy is examining the unconscious Lokai after the Enterprise recovers him in a stolen shuttle] Your prognosis, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Well, I can't give you one, Jim. I've never worked on anyone like him or any THING like him.
Mr. Spock: Yet you are pumping him full of your noxious potions as if he were a human.
Dr. McCoy: [angrily] When in doubt, the book prevails, Mr. Spock. I've run tests. Blood is blood, even when it's green like yours.

Mr. Spock: [referring to Bele & Lokai] Fascinating. Two irrevocably hostile humanoids.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Disgusting is what I call 'em.
Mr. Spock: That description is not scientifically accurate.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Mr. Spock, the word 'disgusting' describes exactly what I feel about those two.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's enough for today. Those two are beginning to affect you.

Bele: It is obvious to the most simpleminded that Lokai is of an inferior breed.
Mr. Spock: The obvious visual evidence, Commissioner, is that he is of the same breed as yourself.
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, look at me. Look at me!
Captain James T. Kirk: You are black on one side and white on the other.
Bele: I am black on the right side!

Bele: Surely, stealing a shuttlecraft, uh, cannot be equalled with the importance of murdering thousands of people.
Mr. Spock: We do not know that Lokai has done that.
Bele: One thing we are agreed on is that Lokai is a criminal.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, Commissioner. The one thing we're agreed upon is that Lokai took a shuttlecraft.

Mr. Spock: [On the bridge, after Lokai and Bele have beamed to the surface of Charon] And another life form has appeared on Charon.
Uhura: That doesn't make any sense.
Mr. Spock: To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme view points is not logical.
Sulu: Their planet's dead. Does it matter now which one's right?
Mr. Spock: Not to Lokai and Bele. All that matters to them is their hate.
Uhura: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: No, but that's all they have left. Warp factor two, Mr. Sulu. Set course for Starbase 4.

Spock: Change is the essential process of all existence.

Captain James T. Kirk: [after Bele relents, and Kirk cancels the self-destruct order] Mister Spock, is this ship headed for Ariannus?
Mr. Spock: Negative, Captain. The Enterprise is now moving in a circular course.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: And at Warp 10, we're going nowhere mighty fast.


"Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine (#2.6)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, relieve Commodore Decker immediately. That's a direct order.
Matt Decker: You can't relieve me and you know it, according to regulations...
Capt. Kirk: BLAST REGULATIONS! Mr. Spock, I order you to assume command on my personal authority as Captain of the Enterprise.
Mr. Spock: Commodore Decker, you are relieved of command.
Matt Decker: I don't recognize your authority to relieve me.
Mr. Spock: You may file a formal protest with Starfleet Command, assuming we survive to reach a Starbase, but you are relieved. Commodore, I do not wish to place you under arrest.
Matt Decker: You wouldn't dare.
[Mr. Spock signals two security guards who immediately step forward at his command]
Matt Decker: You're bluffing.
Mr. Spock: Vulcans never bluff.
Matt Decker: [sadly] No. No, I don't suppose that they do. Very well, Mr. Spock, the bridge is yours.

Matt Decker: That thing must be destroyed!
Mr. Spock: You tried to destroy it once before, Commodore. The result was a wrecked ship and a dead crew.

[Decker has taken a shuttlecraft]
Mr. Spock: Commodore, I must insist that you return to the ship.
Matt Decker: You said it yourself, Spock - There is no way to blast through the hull of that machine, so... I'm gonna take this thing right down its throat.
Capt. Kirk: This is Kirk. Matt, you'll be killed!
Matt Decker: I've been prepared for death ever since I... ever since I killed my crew.
Capt. Kirk: No one expects you to die for an error in judgment!
Matt Decker: [final words] A commander is responsible for the lives of his crew, and for their deaths. Well... I should have died with mine.

Mr. Spock: Sensors show the object's hull is solid neutronium. A single ship cannot combat it.

Capt. Kirk: Am I correct in assuming that a fusion explosion of 97 mega-tons will result if a starship impulse engine is overloaded?
Mr. Spock: No, sir. 97.835 mega-tons.

Spock: Random chance seems to have operated in our favor.
Dr. McCoy: In plain non-Vulcan English, we've been lucky.
Spock: I believe I said that, Doctor.

Mr. Spock: It's closing fast on the Constellation.
Sulu: Standing by, sir.
Mr. Spock: Commodore, I suggest...
Matt Decker: Kirk pulled us out of there by distracting it. Now it's our turn. Fire phasers.
[the Enterprise fires upon the planet-killer, causing it to release the Constellation]
Matt Decker: Did it! Hard about! Give me some distance.
[the Enterprise veers sharply to the left, away from the planet-killer]

Mr. Spock: Captain, sensors show this entire solar system has been destroyed. Nothing left but rubble and asteroids.
Capt. Kirk: That's incredible. The star in this system is still intact. Only a nova could destroy like that.
Mr. Spock: Nonetheless, Captain, sensors show nothing but debris where we charted seven planets last year.

Mr. Spock: We're being pulled inside, Commodore. You must veer off.
Matt Decker: Maintain phaser fire, helmsman.
Mr. Spock: We've lost warp power. If we don't break the tractor beam within sixty seconds, we never will.
Matt Decker: But don't you understand? We've got to destroy it!
Mr. Spock: That, sir, is illogical. It is suicide. Attempted suicide would be proof that you are psychologically unfit for command. If you don't veer off, I shall relieve you on that basis.


"Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead (#3.4)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: A child suppresses the fact that both parents are dead? I... I can't believe it.
Mr. Spock: Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose, and excluding that which is painful.

Mr. Spock: Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth.
Dr. McCoy: Or by misleading the innocent.
Captain James T. Kirk: Misleading the innocent? I wonder.

Captain James T. Kirk: Whatever happened here... is locked up inside those children.
Mr. Spock: The attack on Professor Starnes' party must surely have been unprovoked.
Captain James T. Kirk: Attack? Mass suicide is what it seems to be.
Mr. Spock: I stand corrected, Captain. 'Induced' would be a more precise term. Induced by an outside force.
Captain James T. Kirk: Such as?
Mr. Spock: The release of bacteria, or a helpless mental depression, and a state of suicidal anxiety could have been chemically induced.

Mr. Spock: Captain, so long as the children are present, there is danger. They are the carriers.
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, they're not the alien beings, they're children being misled.
Mr. Spock: They are followers. Without followers, evil cannot spread.
Captain James T. Kirk: They're children!
Mr. Spock: Captain, the 430 men and women on board the Enterprise, and the ship itself, are endangered by these... children.
Captain James T. Kirk: They don't understand the evil that they're doing.
Mr. Spock: Perhaps that is true. But the evil that is within them is spreading fast. And unless we can find a way to remove it...
Captain James T. Kirk: ...we'll have to kill them.

Mr. Spock: According to the legend, Triacus was the seat of a band of marauders who made constant war throughout the system of Epsilon Indi. After many centuries, the destroyers were themselves destroyed by those they had preyed upon.
Captain James T. Kirk: Is that the end of it?
Mr. Spock: No. Like so many legends, this one, too, has a frightening ending. It warns that the evil is awaiting a catalyst to set it again into motion and send it marauding across the galaxy.

Mr. Spock: It appears we are no longer orbiting Triacus.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's impossible. If we're not orbiting Triacus, then the men I beamed down... are dead.

Mr. Spock: Captain, we must get off this bridge.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm losing command. I'm losing the Enterprise! The ship is sailing on and on. I'm alone! Alone... Alone... I'm losing command.
Mr. Spock: Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: I've lost command. I've lost the Enterprise.
Mr. Spock: Jim.
Captain James T. Kirk: [calms down] I've got command. I've got command. I've got command.
Mr. Spock: Correct, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm getting a feeling of anxiety in this place. It doesn't sound very scientific, does it? But it's strongest right here.
Mr. Spock: I'm not aware of it, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Maybe that's what's registering on your tricorder.
Mr. Spock: I am not familiar with anxiety, but I was not aware that it could be registered on sensors.


"Star Trek: Day of the Dove (#3.7)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: Those who hate and fight must stop themselves, Doctor, otherwise it is not stopped.

Mr. Spock: The cessation of violence appears to have weakened it, Captain. I suggest that good spirits might make an effective weapon.

Captain James T. Kirk: [after learning there is an unknown alien on board] A brother that never existed, a phantom colony, imaginary distress calls, the creation of these... weapons. Do you sense a pattern, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: If the alien is creating these events, Captain, it is apparently capable of manipulating matter and mind.
Captain James T. Kirk: And now it has control of the Enterprise and taking us out of the galaxy. But why?
Mr. Spock: Captain, I am constrained to point out that since minds are evidently being influenced, we cannot know at this moment whether our own memories are completely accurate and true.
Captain James T. Kirk: We must talk to Kang, bury the hatchet.
Mr. Spock: [as McCoy enters] An appropriate choice of terms, Captain. However, it is notoriously difficult to arrange a truce with the Klingons once blood has been drawn.
Dr. McCoy: Truce? Are you serious? I've got men in Sickbay, some of them dying, atrocities committed on their persons, and you talk about making peace with these fiends? If our backs were turned, they'd jump on us in a minute! And you know what Klingons do to prisoners: slave labor, death planets, experiments!
Captain James T. Kirk: McCoy.
Dr. McCoy: While you're talking, they're planning attacks. This is a fight to the death! We'd better start trying to win it!

Mr. Spock: Captain, the enemy ship is drifting, totally disabled, and WE never fired upon it.

Mr. Spock: Captain, neither the Klingon technology nor ours is capable of this - the instantaneous transmutation of matter. I doubt that they are responsible.
Captain James T. Kirk: Any other logical candidate?
Mr. Spock: None. However, if they had such power, would they not have used it to create more effective weapons, and only for themselves?

Mr. Spock: Recent events would seem to be directed toward a magnification of the basic hostilities between Humans and Klingons. Apparently, it is by design that we fight. We seem to be pawns.
Captain James T. Kirk: But what's the game? And whose? And what are the rules?

Mr. Spock: No one can guarantee the actions of another.

Mr. Spock: [deflecting Scott's maniac temper from Kirk] Easy, Mr. Scott.
Scott: Keep your Fulkin hands off me! Just keep away! Your feelings might be hurt, you green-blooded half-breed!
Mr. Spock: May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.
Scott: Then transfer out, freak!

Dr. McCoy: Gentlemen, if we are pawns, you're looking at one who is extremely sorry.
Mr. Spock: I understand, Doctor. I, too, felt a brief surge of racial bigotry. Most distasteful.


"Star Trek: Arena (#1.18)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: You mean to destroy the alien ship, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Of course.
Mr. Spock: I thought perhaps the hot pursuit alone might be sufficient. Destruction may be unnecessary.
Captain James T. Kirk: Colony Cestus III has been obliterated, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: The destruction of the alien vessel will not help that colony, Jim.

Dr. McCoy: Where's the Captain, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: He's out there, Doctor - out there somewhere, in a thousand cubic parsecs of space; and there is absolutely nothing we can do to help him.

Mr. Spock: Notice the substance encrusting that rock?
Dr. McCoy: Yes?
Mr. Spock: Unless I'm mistaken, it's potassium nitrate.
Dr. McCoy: So?
Mr. Spock: Perhaps nothing, Doctor. Perhaps everything.

Mr. Spock: A sustained warp 7 speed will be dangerous, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Spock. I mean to catch them.
Scott: We'll either catch them or we'll blow up, Captain. They may be faster than we are.
Captain James T. Kirk: They'll have to prove it.

Mr. Spock: We're being held in place, Captain, apparently from that solar system.
Captain James T. Kirk: This far out? That's impossible.
Mr. Spock: We are being held.

Dr. McCoy: I, for one, could use a good non-reconstituted meal.
Mr. Spock: Doctor, you are a sensualist.
Dr. McCoy: You bet your pointed ears I am.

Mr. Spock: It would appear someone is curious about us.

Captain James T. Kirk: We're a most promising species, Mister Spock, as predators go. Did you know that?
Mr. Spock: I've frequently had my doubts.
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't. Not anymore. And, maybe in a thousand years or so, we'll be able to prove it.

[last lines]
Mr. Spock: A thousand years, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, that gives us a little time.


"Star Trek: Obsession (#2.13)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: Report.
Scott: When it entered impulse engine number two's vent, it attacked two crewmen then got into the ventilating system, and now we have air for only two hours.
Capt. Kirk: Bones?
Dr. McCoy: One man has a chance for survival; the other is dead. You can add that little price tag to your monster hunt.
Capt. Kirk: That's enough, Bones.
Dr. McCoy: It's NOT enough! You didn't care what happened as long as you could hang your trophy on the wall. Well, it's not on it, Captain, it's in it!
Mr. Spock: Gentlemen, may I suggest we no longer belabor the question of whether or not we should have gone after the creature. The matter has been rendered academic. The creature is now after us.

Scott: Captain, thank heaven.
Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, there was no deity involved. It was my cross-circuiting to B that recovered them.
Dr. McCoy: Well, then, thank pitchforks and pointed ears! As long as it worked, Jim.

Spock: I need your advice.
McCoy: Then I need a drink.

Spock: It has changed course before to mislead us, Captain. Logic would dictate...
Capt. Kirk: [interrupting] No, I'm playing intuition.

Mr. Spock: You think you know what it was, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: Something that can't possibly exist, but it does.

Mr. Spock: To hide from a sensor scan, it would have to be able to change its molecular structure, like gold changing itself to lead or wood changing itself to ivory.
Capt. Kirk: You've just suggested something that never occurred to me.

Mr. Spock: There are many aspects of human irrationality I do not yet comprehend. Obsession, for one - the persistent, single-minded fixation on one idea.

Capt. Kirk: Do I take it, Doctor, Commander, that both of you or either of you consider me unfit or incapacitated?
Mr. Spock: Correctly phrased, Captain, as recommended in the manual; our reply, also as recommended, is: "Sir, we have noted in your recent behavior certain items which, on the surface, seem unusual. We respectfully ask permission to inquire further and..."
Capt. Kirk: Blast it! Forget the manual! Ask your questions.


"Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (#3.10)" (1968)
Dr. McCoy: Jim, my concoction actually worked; the fever is broken. And what recuperative powers! The infection's begun to drain already!
Spock: [with deliberate dispassion] Dr. McCoy, you may yet cure the common cold.

Captain James T. Kirk: Alexander, are there other Platonians like you?
Alexander: [defensively] What do you mean "like me?"
Captain James T. Kirk: Who don't have the psychokinetic ability.
Alexander: [relieved] I thought you were talking about my size, because they make fun of me for my size. But, um, to answer your question, I'm the only one who doesn't have it. I was brought here as the court buffoon. That's why I'm everybody's slave, and I have to be at ten places at once, and I never do anything right.
Spock: How does one obtain the power?
Alexander: As far as I know, it just comes to you some time after you're born. They say I'm a throwback. And I am, and so are you... Sorry. I shouldn't have said that.
Captain James T. Kirk: Don't worry about it. We're happy without it.
Alexander: You know, I believe you are! Listen, where you come from, are there are lot of people without the power and my size?
Captain James T. Kirk: Alexander, where I come from, size, shape or color makes no difference. And nobody has the power.

Spock: [trying to control his rage] Captain...
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Spock.
Spock: Do you still feel anger toward Parmen?
Captain James T. Kirk: Great anger.
Spock: And you, Dr. McCoy?
Dr. McCoy: Yes, Spock. And hatred.
Spock: Then you must release it, gentlemen, as I must master mine. I might have seriously injured you, Captain, even killed you. They have evoked such great... hatred in me. I cannot allow it to go further.
[gets up, walks to a table]
Spock: I must... master it. I must... control...
[crushes an object with his bare hand]

Philana: How old would you say I am? Oh, don't be afraid. I'm not vain.
Spock: [without hesitation] Thirty-five.
Philana: [obviously surprised] THAT old? I stopped aging at thirty. Well, anyway, you're off by 2,000 years.

Spock: [as furnishings about the room begin flying about dangerously] Fascinating. I believe we're experiencing the psychokinetic manifestations of Parmen's delirium.

Dr. McCoy: The release of emotions, Mr. Spock, is what keeps us healthy - emotionally healthy, that is.
Spock: That may be, Doctor, however I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you.

Spock: Anyone coming down here, and remaining long enough, would acquire the power.

Captain James T. Kirk: [forced to sing and dance along with Mr. Spock] I'm Tweedledee, he's Tweedledum.
Spock: Two spacemen marching to a drum.
Captain James T. Kirk, Spock: We slithe among the mimsey toves and gyre among the borogoves.


"Star Trek: The Omega Glory (#2.23)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: [to Spock] Keep working on the window if we're ever gonna regain our freedom.
Cloud William: Freedom?
[he gets up]
Cloud William: Freedom?
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock.
Mr. Spock: Yes, I heard, Captain.
Cloud William: That is a worship word, Yang worship. You will not speak it.

[Spock has rendered the Yang woman unconscious by a nerve pinch]
Captain James T. Kirk: Pity you can't teach me that.
Mr. Spock: I have tried, Captain.

Mr. Spock: My need for attention is vital, Doctor, but our need for departure is even more immediate.

Mr. Spock: Lieutenant Galloway and I are checking out the lower levels. There seems to be no one on board. Only uniforms.

Mr. Spock: Captain Tracey is being quite factual in several statements. One - The Yangs are totally contemptuous of death. They seem incredibly vicious. Two - He is also being factual in that the Yangs are massing for an attack. There are signs of thousands of them in the foothills beyond. However, he was less than truthful in one very important matter.
Captain James T. Kirk: [recognizing what Spock hands him] Phaser power packs.
Mr. Spock: Captain Tracey's reserve belt packs - empty. Found among the remains of several hundred Yang bodies.

Dr. McCoy: Spock, we gotta do something.
Mr. Spock: I'm open to suggestions, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: [notices Spock concentrating on Sirah] What're you doing?
Mr. Spock: I'm making a suggestion.

Captain James T. Kirk: If my ancestors were forced out of the cities... into the deserts, the hills...
Mr. Spock: Yes. I see, Captain. They would've learned to wear skins, adopted stoic mannerisms, learned the bow and the lance.
Captain James T. Kirk: Living like the Indians, and finally even looking like the American Indian. American... Yangs - Yanks? Spock - Yankees!
Mr. Spock: Kohms... Communists? The parallel is almost too close, Captain.

[last lines]
Mr. Spock: Does our involvement here also constitute a violation of the Prime Directive?
Captain James T. Kirk: We merely showed them the... meaning of what they were fighting for. Liberty and freedom have to be more than just words. Gentlemen, the fighting is over here. I suggest we leave them to discover their history - and their liberty.


"Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos (#1.17)" (1967)
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Captain... we're about to warp.
Lt. Vincent DeSalle: Large body ahead!
Mr. Spock: [Spock studies his scanner] Collision course!
Captain James T. Kirk: Hard to port, Mr. Sulu!
[the Enterprise evades the planet]
Mr. Spock: That was the planet Gothos, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Gothos? Mr. Sulu, have we been going in circles?
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: No, sir. All instruments show on course.
Mr. Spock: Gothos again, Captain!
Captain James T. Kirk: [the planet has reappeared again in front of the ship, which evades it again, barely] Hard over, Mr. Sulu.
Mr. Spock: Cat and mouse game...
Captain James T. Kirk: With us as the mouse...
Lt. Vincent DeSalle: There it is again, dead ahead!
Captain James T. Kirk: Ninety degrees to starboard, Mr. Sulu
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Turning, Captain.
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: [the planet moves to block their course changes] ... but not veering off from it.
Captain James T. Kirk: Ninety degrees sub port, Mr. Sulu. Adjust...
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Turn completed... and still accelerating toward the planet!
Mr. Spock: Or it toward us.

Mr. Spock: The precise meaning of the word 'desert' is a waterless, barren wasteland. I fail to understand your romantic nostalgia for such a place.
Dr. McCoy: Doesn't surprise me, Mr. Spock. I can't imagine a mirage ever disturbing those mathematically perfect brainwaves of yours.
Mr. Spock: Thank you, Dr. McCoy.

Mr. Spock: I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose.
Trelane: Oh, Mr. Spock, you do have one saving grace after all: you're ill-mannered! The Human half of you, no doubt?

Dr. McCoy: You should taste his food. Straw would taste better than his meat, and water a hundred times better than his brandy - nothing has any taste at all.
Mr. Spock: It may be unappetizing, doctor, but it is logical.
Dr. McCoy: Ah, there's that magic word again. Does your logic find this fascinating, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: No, 'fascinating' is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think 'interesting' would suffice.

Mr. Spock: Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock. Still thinking about Trelane, is that it?
Mr. Spock: For the record, Captain, how do we describe him? Pure mentality? A force of intellect? Embodied energy? Super-being? He must be classified, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: [thinks a moment] God of War, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: Well, I hardly find that fitting.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then a small boy. And a very naughty one at that.
Mr. Spock: It WILL make a strange entry in the library banks.
Captain James T. Kirk: But then he was a very strange small boy.

Mr. Spock: [Reading from screen in bridge in his usual deadpan manner] "Hip-hip-hoorah?" And I believe it's pronounced "tallyho."

Mr. Spock: If those peculiar signals are coming from Captain Kirk or Lieutenant Sulu, their rationality is in question.

Captain James T. Kirk: How were our scanners able to penetrate that radiation field?
Mr. Spock: They didn't, Captain. Not clearly. We merely beamed up all life forms in a given area.
Dr. McCoy: Which means Trelane is not a life form as we know it or he'd be beaming through now.


"Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (#1.21)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, the plug must be pulled.
Mr. Spock: Sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: Landru must die.
Mr. Spock: Captain, our prime directive of non-interference...
Captain James T. Kirk: That refers to a living, growing culture. You think this one is?

Captain James T. Kirk: You'd make a splendid computer, Mr Spock.
Mr. Spock: That is very kind of you, Captain.

[Landru's image appears against a wall]
Mr. Spock: Projection, Captain. Unreal.
Captain James T. Kirk: But beautiful, Mr. Spock, with no apparatus at this end.

Mr. Spock: [speaking of the robed lawgivers] Their reaction to your defiance was remarkably similar to the reaction of a computer when fed insufficient or contradictory data.
Captain James T. Kirk: Are you suggesting the lawgivers are mere computers, that they aren't human?

Lindstrom: Well, this is simply ridiculous. A bunch of stone-age characters running around in robes...
Mr. Spock: And apparently commanding powers far beyond our comprehension. Not simple. Not ridiculous. Very, very dangerous.

Mr. Spock: This is a soulless society, Captain. It has no spirit, no spark. All is indeed peace and tranquility - the peace of the factory, the tranquility of the machine, all parts working in unison.

Mr. Spock: How often mankind has wished for a world as peaceful and secure as the one Landru provided.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. And we never got it. Just lucky, I guess.

Marplon: It is done.
Mr. Spock: Joy be with you. Peace and contentment.


"Star Trek: The Naked Time (#1.4)" (1966)
[Spock stuns Sulu, who is psychotically waving a fencing foil]
Spock: Take d'Artagnan here to sickbay!

Tormolen: The other four are back there.
Spock: Dead?
Tormolen: Right, sir.
Spock: Engineer at his post?
Tormolen: He's frozen there, like he didn't care.

Christine: Mr. Spock?
Spock: What is it, Nurse?
Christine: Mr. Spock, the men from Vulcan treat their women strangely. At least, people say that.

Spock: I am in control of my emotions! Control of my emo -
[starts sobbing]

Capt. Kirk: We've got to risk implosion. It's our only chance!
Spock: It's never been done.
Capt. Kirk: Don't tell me that again, Science Officer! It's a theory! It's possible! We may go up into the biggest ball of fire since the last sun in these parts exploded, but we gotta take that one in 10,000 chance!
Uhura: [over the intercom] Bridge to Captain: Engineer asks "Did you find..."
Capt. Kirk: Yes, I found Mr. Spock! I'm talking to Mr. Spock, d'you understand!
Uhura: [over the intercom] Yes, sir. Three and a half minutes left, captain.

Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock?
Spock: Yes, sir.
Capt. Kirk: The Timewarp, what did it do to us?
Spock: We've regressed in time, 71 hours. It is now three days ago, Captain. We have three days to live over again.

Dr. McCoy: Your pulse is two hundred and forty-two. Your blood pressure is practically non-existent. Assuming you call that green stuff in your veins blood...
Spock: The readings are perfectly normal for me, Doctor, thank you. And as for my anatomy being different from yours, I am delighted.

Spock: [reviewing Tormolen's personality file] His capacity for self-doubt has always been rather high. What puzzles me is what brought it to the surface with such force.


"Star Trek: Patterns of Force (#2.21)" (1968)
[after Spock uses a Vulcan neck pinch on an Ekosian]
Spock: Your uniform, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, it's a shame yours isn't as attractive as mine. Gestapo, I believe.
Spock: Quite correct. You should make a very convincing Nazi.
[Kirk aims a look at Spock with a mixture of surprise and near-annoyance]

Spock: Captain, I'm beginning to understand why you Earthmen enjoy gambling. No matter how carefully one computes the odds of success, there is still a certain... exhilaration in the risk.
Capt. Kirk: Very good, Spock. We may make a Human of you yet.
Spock: I hope not.

Spock: [the Enterprise has detonated a missile launched at them from a nearby planet] Fascinating. A thermonuclear warhead.
McCoy: That's generations ahead of where these people should be technically. How did they manage that?
Capt. Kirk: Maybe they had help.
[referring to a picture of John Gill, a Federation member the Enterprise has been sent to locate]

Capt. Kirk: [after Kirk knocks an Ekosian unconcious] Spock, take his uniform.
Spock: You propose we pass ourselves off as Nazis, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: If John Gill is the Fuhrer, it would seem the logical approach.
Spock: That's very well taken, Captain.

Capt. Kirk: [as Spock climbs upon Kirk's flogged back] Oh, Mr. Spock, the... guard did a very professional job on my back. I'd appreciate it if you'd hurry.
Spock: [aligning crystals with a light bulb] Yes, of course, Captain. Do you realize that the aim will, of course, be very crude?
Capt. Kirk: [shouting in pain] I... don't care if you hit the broad side of a barn, just hurry, please.
Spock: Captain... why should I aim at such a structure?

McCoy: Stupid computer made a mistake in the measurements. The right boot's too tight.
Spock: There is a logical way to proceed, Doctor. Point your toe, apply equal pressure to either side of the boot and push. We have no time for emotionalism.

[after coming across Kirk and Spock for the second time, Eneg leaves them again quickly without exposing them to the guards]
Spock: Well, Captain, I... do not understand how he failed to recognize us.
Capt. Kirk: Nor do I. But... luck is something you also fail to recognize, Mister Spock.

Spock: Captain, I never will understand Humans. How could a man as brilliant, a mind as logical as John Gill's, have made such a fatal error?
Capt. Kirk: He drew the wrong conclusion from history. The problem with the Nazis wasn't simply that their leaders were evil, psychotic men. They were. But the main problem, I think, was the leader principle.
McCoy: What he's saying, Spock, is that a man who holds that much power, even with the best intentions, just can't resist the urge to play God.
Spock: Thank you, Doctor. I was able to gather the meaning.
McCoy: It also proves another Earth saying: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Darn clever, these Earthmen, wouldn't you say?
Spock: Yes. Earthmen like Ramses, Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Lee Kuan. Your whole Earth history is made up of men seeking absolute power.
McCoy: [defensively] Now, Spock, you obviously don't under...
Spock: Obviously, Doctor, you fail to accept...
Capt. Kirk: Gentlemen - gentlemen, we've just been through one civil war; let's not start another.


"Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (#1.10)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: I regret not having learned more about this Balok. In some manner, he was reminiscent of my father.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Then may Heaven have helped your mother.

Lieutenant Dave Bailey: It's blocking the way!
Mr. Spock: Quite unnecessary to raise your voice, Mr. Bailey.

Lieutenant Dave Bailey: Raising my voice back there doesn't mean I was scared or couldn't do my job, it means I happen to have a human thing called an adrenalin gland.
Mr. Spock: That sounds most inconvenient, however. Have you considered having it removed?
Lieutenant Dave Bailey: [sees Sulu quietly laughing at him] Very funny.
Sulu: Try and cross brains with Spock, he'll cut you to pieces every time.

Mr. Spock: Has it occurred to you that there is a certain... inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you've already made up your mind about?
Capt. Kirk: It gives me emotional security.

Mr. Spock: I believe it adds up to either one of two possibilities: First, a space buoy of some kind.
Capt. Kirk: Second?
Mr. Spock: Flypaper.

Capt. Kirk: There must be SOMETHING to do. Something I've overlooked.
Mr. Spock: Chess: When one is outmatched the game is over. Checkmate.
Capt. Kirk: Is that your BEST recommendation?
Mr. Spock: I'm s... I regret that I can find no other logical alternative.

Mr. Spock: A very interesting game, this poker.
Capt. Kirk: It does have advantages over chess.
Dr. McCoy: Love to teach it to ya.


"Star Trek: The Changeling (#2.3)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: [referring to Uhura] What d'you do to her?
Nomad: That unit is defective. Its thinking is chaotic. Absorbing it unsettled me.
Spock: That "unit" is a woman.
Nomad: A mass of conflicting impulses.

Spock: Your logic was impeccable, Captain. We are in grave danger.

Spock: My congratulations, Captain - a dazzling display of logic.
Capt. Kirk: You didn't think I had it in me, did you, Spock?
Spock: [deadpan] No, sir.

Spock: Intelligence does not necessarily require bulk, Mr. Scott.

Capt. Kirk: [commenting on Nomad's demise] It's not easy to lose a bright and promising son.
Spock: Sir?
Capt. Kirk: Well, it thought I was its mother, didn't it? D'you think I am completely without feelings, Mr. Spock? You saw what it did to Scotty. What a doctor it would have made.
[a beat]
Capt. Kirk: My son, the doctor.
Capt. Kirk: [stabs his own heart with his fist] Kind of gets you right there, doesn't it?

Spock: [trying to fathom an explanation for the complete loss of life to a billion inhabitants virtually overnight] Sensor readings would've revealed the presence of any disease organisms; they do not. In addition, we received a routine report from this system only a week ago - and the Cymbeline Blood Burn does not act that swiftly.

Dr. McCoy: [looking at an isometric drawing of the NOMAD probe] Well, that's not the same.
Spock: Essentially, it is, Doctor. I believe that more happened to it than just damage in the meteor collision. It mentioned "the other." The unanswered question is: the other WHAT?


"Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays (#3.23)" (1969)
Dr. McCoy: Now, you listen to me, you pointed-eared Vulcan...
Spock: [grabbing McCoy] I don't like that. I don't think I ever did, and now I'm sure!

Mr. Spock: We're in a wilderness of arctic characteristics!
Dr. McCoy: He means it's cold!

Mr. Spock: In this severe cold we cannot survive much longer.
Dr. McCoy: Leave me here, Spock!
Mr. Spock: We go together or not at all.
Dr. McCoy: Don't be a fool! My hands and face are frostbitten. I can't feel my feet. Alone you have a chance. Now do what I say. Go try to find Jim.
Mr. Spock: We go together.
Dr. McCoy: You stubborn, thick-headed Vulcan!

Zarabeth: What are you called?
Mr. Spock: I'm called Spock.
Zarabeth: [smiles] Even your name is strange.

Spock: My home is a planet millions of light years away.
Zarabeth: Oh, how wonderful! I've always loved books about such possibilities, but they are only stories. This isn't real. I must be imagining all this. I'm going mad.

Zarabeth: But your friend, he is ill.
Spock: That is true. If I leave him, there's a chance he may never regain the ship. He would then be marooned in this time period. But he is no longer in danger of death, so my primary duty to him has been discharged, and if I remain here, no one of our party would be able to aid Captain Kirk.
Zarabeth: You make it sound like an equation.
Spock: It should be an equation. I should be able to resolve this problem logically.

Spock: We can't get back. Wasn't that clear to you?
Dr. McCoy: Yes, that was clear to me.
Spock: Then perhaps you were too ill to understand what "can't get back" means.


"Star Trek: The Apple (#2.5)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: Captain, you are aware of the biblical story of Genesis.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, of course I'm aware of that. Adam and Eve tasted the apple and as a result were driven out of paradise.
Mr. Spock: Precisely, Captain. And, in a manner of speaking, we have given the people of Vaal "the apple" - the knowledge of good and evil if you will - as a result of which they too have been driven out of paradise.
Capt. Kirk: Doctor, do I understand him correctly? Are you casting me in the role of Satan?
Mr. Spock: Not at all, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: [circumnavigating Spock with McCoy] Is there anyone on this ship who even remotely looks like Satan?
Mr. Spock: I am not aware of anyone who fits that description, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: No, Mr. Spock, I didn't think you would.

Dr. McCoy: Well, I don't agree with you at all, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: That's not unusual, Doctor.

Capt. Kirk: Trying to get yourself killed. Do you know how much Starfleet has invested in you?
Mr. Spock: 122,200...
Capt. Kirk: [interrupting] Never mind!

Capt. Kirk: [to Mr. Spock after the natives bind decorative flowers to Kirk and Spock's wrists] It, uh, does something for you.
Mr. Spock: Yes, indeed it does, Captain. It makes me uncomfortable.

Dr. McCoy: What's going on, Jim.
Capt. Kirk: Mess call.
Mr. Spock: In my view, a splendid example of reciprocity.
Dr. McCoy: It would take a computerized Vulcan mind such as yours to make that kind of a statement.
Mr. Spock: Doctor, you insist on applying human standards to nonhuman cultures. I remind you that humans are only a tiny minority in this galaxy.

Mr. Spock: Dr. McCoy's potion is acting like all his potions - turning my stomach.

Mr. Spock: Mr. Chekov, your tricorder readings are totally inefficient!
Chekov: Uh, mind your own business! Uh, for your information I have a very high efficiency rating!
Mr. Spock: Ensign, I will not have you address me in that tone of voice!
Chekov: What do you want, violins?


"Star Trek: The Cloud Minders (#3.21)" (1969)
Droxine: Mr. Spock, I thought you had accompanied Captain Kirk to the rest chamber?
Mr. Spock: Your movements awakened me.
Droxine: My apologies. I did not realize they would disturbe you.
Mr. Spock: Only Vulcan ears would find the noise discernable.
Droxine: [with shy, intense interest] It seems that Vulcans are fascinatingly different, in many ways.
Mr. Spock: The same may be said of Stratos inhabitants.
Droxine: Vulcan eyes are very discerning, too.
Droxine: [continuing] I hear that, intellectually, Vulcans are as highly evolved as Stratos city dwellers.
Mr. Spock: [moves to face her] We do... pride ourselves... on our logic.

Plasus: Gentlemen, one of our planet's most incomparable works of art: my daughter Droxine. Captain James Kirk.
Captain James T. Kirk: A pleasure, Madam.
Droxine: Indeed yes, Captain.
Plasus: And First Officer Spock.
[Spock bows his head very slowly]
Droxine: I have never before met a Vulcan, sir.
Mr. Spock: Nor I a work of art, Madam.

Droxine: You only take a mate once every seven years?
Mr. Spock: The seven-year cycle is biologically inherent in all Vulcans. At that time, the mating drive outweighs all other motivations.
Droxine: And is there nothing that can disturb that cycle, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: Extreme feminine beauty is always disturbing, Madam.

Mr. Spock: Allow me to point out that a first officer is more expendable than either a doctor or a captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Officially, yes, but this mission is strictly unofficial. Nobody's to have any part in it, any responsibility for it but myself. That's an order, Spock.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, let's get that zenite delivered. I believe we only have three hours left.
Mr. Spock: Two hours, fifty nine minutes, to be exact, Captain.

Mr. Spock: [voiceover] This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrasts. Those who receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.

Scott: The Advisor looked mighty angry. I hope he doesn't give the captain too much trouble.
Mr. Spock: The captain will employ his usual diplomatic balm.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Mudd's Passion (#1.10)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: I thought we left you on the robot planet, Harry, permanently.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Never underestimate the spirit of Harcourt Fenton Mudd. I, um, borrowed a vehicle...
Mr. Spock: Stole a spaceship.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: ...and left to find haven on Ilyra VI. A charming planet: an innocent and friendly populace...
Captain James T. Kirk: To whom you sold the Star Fleet space academy.

Mr. Spock: And appended hereto is a medical summary by Nurse Christine Chapel.
[Smiles and softens voice as love potion takes effect]
Mr. Spock: Ah, Nurse Chapel's sweet summary. Dear, lovely Christine.

Mr. Spock: Captain, um, Doctor, I wish to report a, um, a number of very strange, um, *emotions*.
Doctor McCoy: What?
Captain James T. Kirk: What?

Captain James T. Kirk: Do you think Harry Mudd is doen there, Spock?
Mr. Spock: The probability of his presence on Motherlode is 81 per cent plus or minus .53.
Doctor McCoy: Why can't you just say Mudd's probably there?
Mr. Spock: I just did, doctor.

Captain James T. Kirk: He's going planetside.
Mr. Spock: No! Not with my Christine!

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, can't you take your hands of her?
Mr. Spock: That's my affair!
Nurse Christine Chapel: Captain, please!

Mr. Spock: Thanks, Jim, it's good to have a friend like you.
Captain James T. Kirk: Strange, that's how I feel about you too. My dear friend Spock.


"Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (#1.24)" (1967)
Spock: I have a responsibility to this ship, to that man on the bridge. I am what I am, Leila. If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's.

Leila Kolomi: You never told me if you had another name, Mr Spock?
Spock: You couldn't pronounce it.

Spock: I've never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.

Captain James T. Kirk: I had to make you angry enough to shake off their influence. That's the answer, Mr. Spock.
Spock: That may be correct, Captain, but trying to initiate a brawl with over 500 crewmen and colonists is hardly logical.
Captain James T. Kirk: I had something else in mind.

Spock: Captain, striking a fellow officer is a court-martial offense.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, if we're both in the brig, who's going to build the subsonic transmitter?
Spock: That is quite logical, captain.

Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, there were 150 men, women and children in that colony. What're the chances of survivors?
Spock: Absolutely none, Captain. Berthold Rays are such a recent discovery, we do not yet have full knowledge of their nature. It is known, however, that living animal tissue disintegrates under exposure. Sandoval's group could not have survived after three years.

Capt. Kirk: We're evacuating all colonists to Starbase 27.
Spock: No, I don't think so.
Capt. Kirk: You don't think so, WHAT?
Spock: I don't think so, SIR.


"Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon (#1.23)" (1967)
Spock: Sir, there is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder.

Spock: Yeoman Tamura, you stay here and prevent this young lady from immolating herself. Knock her down and sit on her if necessary.

Spock: Ladies and gentlemen, please move quickly away from the chamber or you may be injured.
Ambassador Fox: What are you doing, Mr Spock?
Spock: Practicing a peculiar variety of diplomacy, sir.

Spock: Captain, you almost make me believe in luck.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why, Mr. Spock, you almost make me believe in miracles.

Spock: Computers, Captain. They fight their war with computers, totally.

Spock: [after hearing Anan 7 explain their system of computerized warfare] There is a certain scientific logic about it.
Anan 7: I'm glad you approve.
Spock: I do *not* approve. I *understand*.


"Star Trek: The Conscience of the King (#1.13)" (1966)
Dr. McCoy: Did it ever occur to you that he simply might like the girl?
Mr. Spock: It occurred. I dismissed it.
Dr. McCoy: You would.

Mr. Spock: Even in this corner of the galaxy, Captain, two plus two equals four. Almost certainly an attempt will be made to kill you. Why do you invite death?

Mr. Spock: How did you know this lady was coming aboard?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm the Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Lt. Kevin Riley in communications - I wish to have him transferred down to the Engineering decks.
Mr. Spock: He came up from Engineering, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, I'm sending him back.
Mr. Spock: Any explanation? He's a fine, young officer. He's bound to consider this transfer a disciplinary action.
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't wish to discuss it, Mr. Spock. Please follow my orders.

Dr. McCoy: Would you care for a drink, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: My father's race was spared the dubious benefits of alcohol.
Dr. McCoy: Oh. Now I know why they were conquered.

Mr. Spock: You've got to pull him through.
Dr. McCoy: I'm not sure I can.
Mr. Spock: If he dies, the only one who'll able to identify Kodos is the captain, and he'll be the next target.


"Star Trek: Spock's Brain (#3.1)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: [voice] Captain, there is a definite pleasurable experience connected with the hearing of your voice.

Mr. Spock: [voice] I seem to have a body which stretches into infinity.
Scott: Body? Why, ya have NONE.
Mr. Spock: Then, what am I?
Dr. McCoy: You are a disembodied brain.
Mr. Spock: Fascinating. It could explain much, Doctor. My medulla oblongata is hard at work apparently breathing, apparently pumping blood, apparently maintaining a normal physiologic temperature.

Captain James T. Kirk: We came to put you back. Where are you?
Mr. Spock: [voice] Back where?
Captain James T. Kirk: Back into your body. We brought it along with us.
Mr. Spock: [voice] Thoughtful, Captain, but probably impractical. While I might trust the Doctor to remove a splinter, or lance a boil, I do not believe he has the knowledge to restore a brain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, you're in a black box tied in with light rays into a complex control panel.
Mr. Spock: [voice] Fascinating.

Kara: You must not take the Controller away. We will all die! The Controller is young and, and powerful. Perfect!
Mr. Spock: [voice] How very flattering.

[last lines]
[McCoy has restored Spock's brain]
Captain James T. Kirk: How do you feel, Spock?
Mr. Spock: On the whole, Captain, I believe I am quite fit. It's fascinating. A remarkable example of a retrograde civilization. At the peak, advanced beyond any of our capabilities, and now operating at this primitive level which you saw. And it all began thousands of years ago, when a glacial age reoccurred. You see, this underground complex was developed for the women. The men remained above, and a male-female schism took place. A fascinating cultural development of a kind which has...
Dr. McCoy: I knew it was wrong. I shouldn't have done it.
Captain James T. Kirk: What's that?
Dr. McCoy: I should have never reconnected his mouth.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, we took the risk, Doctor.
Mr. Spock: [unfazed by the interruption] As I was saying, a fascinating cultural development of the kind which hasn't been seen in ages. The last such occurrence took place on old Earth, when the Romans were warring...


"Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind (#1.9)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: Interesting. You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries, but you imprison those who employ it privately.
Dr. McCoy: And, of course, your people found an answer?
Mr. Spock: We disposed of emotion, Doctor. Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence.

Helen Noel: Dr. Helen Noel, Captain. We've met...
Helen Noel: [Kirk and Spock glance at each other. Without replying, Kirk joins her on the transporter pad] Don't you remember? The science lab Christmas party.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I remember.
Helen Noel: You dropped in...
Captain James T. Kirk: [cuttin her off] Yes, yes, I remember.
Mr. Spock: Problem Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: [Kirk steps off the transporter pad to talk to Spock] Mr. Spock, you tell McCoy that she had better check out as the best assistant I ever had.

Mr. Spock: Enterprise log, first officer Spock acting captain. I must now use an ancient Vulcan technique to probe into Van Gelder's tortured mind.

Mr. Spock: [performing a mind meld] You begin to feel a strange euphoria... your body floats...
Dr. Simon van Gelder: Yes... I began to feel it.
Mr. Spock: Open your mind; we move together... our minds sharing the same thoughts...

Mr. Spock: What is our name? Who are we?

Mr. Spock: What did he do to us?
Dr. Simon van Gelder: He can reshape any mind he chooses. He used it to erase our memories, put his own thoughts there. He was surprised it took so much power. We fought him, remember? But we grew so tired. Our minds so blank, so open, that any thought he placed there became our thoughts. Our minds so empty, like a sponge needing thoughts, begging, empty. Loneliness. So lonely to be sitting there empty, wanting any word from him.


"Star Trek: The Enemy Within (#1.5)" (1966)
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Jim, you can't risk your life on a theory!
Mr. Spock: Being split in two halves is no theory with me, Doctor. I have a human half, you see, as well as an alien half, submerged, constantly at war with each other. Personal experience, Doctor. I survive it because my intelligence wins out over both, makes them live together.
[to Kirk]
Mr. Spock: Your intelligence would enable you to survive, as well.

Captain James T. Kirk: What's the matter with me?
Mr. Spock: Judging from my observations, Captain, you're rapidly losing the power of decision.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: You have a point, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Yes. Always, Doctor. We have here an unusual opportunity to appraise the human mind, or to examine, in Earth terms, the roles of good and evil in a man: his negative side, which you call hostility, lust, violence, and his positive side, which Earth people express as compassion, love, tenderness.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: It's the captain's guts you're analyzing. Are you aware of that, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Yes, and what is it that makes one man an exceptional leader? We see indications that it is his negative side which makes him strong, that his "evil" side, if you will, properly controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength.
[to Kirk]
Mr. Spock: Your negative side removed from you, the power of command begins to elude you.
Captain James T. Kirk: What is your point, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: If your power of command continues to weaken, you'll soon be unable to function as captain. You must be prepared for that.

Mr. Spock: You're the captain of this ship. You haven't the right to be vulnerable in the eyes of the crew. You can't afford the luxury of being anything less than perfect. If you do, they lose faith and you lose command.

Captain James T. Kirk: Help me. Somebody... make the decision.
Mr. Spock: Are you relinquishing your command, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: No. No, I'm not.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Well, then, we can't help you, Jim. The decision is yours.

Spock: If I seem insensitive to what you're going through, Captain, understand - it's the way I am.

Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Spock, what is it?
Mr. Spock: Is there something that I can do for you, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Like what?
Mr. Spock: Well, Dr. McCoy seemed to think I should check on you.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's nice.


"Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon (#3.16)" (1969)
Hodin: [on viewscreen, speaking from Gideon] Mr. Spock you are an officer of a spaceship. In your profession you use many instruments, tools and weapons to achieve your objectives.
Mr. Spock: [on the bridge of the Enterprise] True, your excellency.
Hodin: However, the only 'tool' diplomacy has is language. It is of the utmost importance that the meaning be crystal clear.
Mr. Spock: Your excellency, I am basically a scientist. Clarity of formulation is essential in my profession also.
Hodin: I am glad to hear it. Perhaps you could then make greater effort to choose your words more precisely.
[sits down]
Dr. McCoy: [to Spock] Are you gonna let him get away with that?
Scott: No matter what ye say, Mr. Spock, he'll twist your meaning.
Uhura: Yes, he's infuriating, sir, how can you stand it?

Mr. Spock: I shall beam down at once. Mr. Scott, you have the con.
Dr. McCoy: I'll pick up my medical tricorder and meet you in the transporter room.
Mr. Spock: Negative, Doctor. I cannot accept the responsibility for ordering a fellow officer to violate a Starfleet directive. I can make such a decision only for myself.
Dr. McCoy: I'm not asking you to make the decision for me.
Mr. Spock: The situation forces me to do so, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: Well in that case, it's the worst possible decision you can make, Spock.

Mr. Spock: Diplomats and bureaucrats may function differently, but they achieve exactly the same results.

Mr. Spock: [speaking over communicators] I am on board an exact duplicate of the Enterprise.
Dr. McCoy: [on the Enterprise] Exact duplicate of the Enterprise? Is it in orbit, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: In orbit, Doctor? In a manner of speaking. Gideon is in orbit, and the ship is on Gideon.

Spock: We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.

Spock: Diplomats and bureaucrats may function differently, but they achieve exactly the same results.


"Star Trek: The Deadly Years (#2.12)" (1967)
Spock: Doctor, ship's temperature is increasingly uncomfortable for me. I've adjusted the environment in my quarters to 125 degrees, which is at least tolerable. However, I...
McCoy: Well, I see I'm not gonna be making any house calls on YOU!
Spock: I wondered if perhaps there was something which could lower my sensitivity to cold.
McCoy: I'm not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor.
Spock: Yes. As I always suspected.

McCoy: [to Spock] Oh, you're perfectly healthy.
Spock: I must differ with you, Doctor. I'm having difficulty concentrating, which is most disturbing, my eye sight appears to be failing, and the normal temperature of the ship seems to me to be increasingly colder.
McCoy: I did not say you weren't affected, Mr. Spock. You are perfectly healthy. That is, for any normal Vulcan on the high side of 100.

McCoy: Anytime you're ready, Mr. Spock.
Spock: I am quite ready now, Doctor.
McCoy: Because of your Vulcan physique, I've prepared an extremely potent shot for you. However, I thought you'd might like to know that I've removed all the breakables from sickbay.
Spock: That is very considerate of you, Doctor.

Spock: Based on what Dr. McCoy gave me, I estimate that physically we each have less than a week to live. Also, since our mental faculties are aging faster than our bodies, we'll be little better than mental vegetables in a considerably lesser time.

Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, Mr. Sulu, increase orbit to 20,000 mile perigee.
Sulu: You mean, ANOTHER 20,000, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: I fail to understand why each one of my commands is being questioned. Now do as you're told, Mr. Sulu.
Spock: Mr. Sulu, what is our present position?
Sulu: Orbiting at 20,000, sir.

Commodore Stocker: I would like you to take over command of the Enterprise.
Spock: On what grounds, Commodore?
Commodore Stocker: On the grounds that the captain, because of his affliction, is not able to perform his duties.
Spock: Need I remind you, sir, that I, too, have contracted the same affliction?
Commodore Stocker: Yes, but you're a Vulcan. You've a much greater lifespan. You show the effects to a much smaller degree.
Spock: I'm half-human, sir. My physical reflexes are down. My mental capacity is reduced. I tire easily. No, sir. I am not fit for command.
Commodore Stocker: Well, if you are not, with your Vulcan physique, then obviously Captain Kirk can not be.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: More Tribbles, More Troubles (#1.5)" (1973)
Lt. Uhura: [during first Klingon attack] Well, we could always throw rocks.
Mr. Spock: [much later, after second Klingon attack] We could always throw tribbles at them.

Commander Spock: A 'safe tribble' would be a contradiction in terms.

Commander Spock: [the Enterprise is being threatened by Klingons and has a large amount of fat tribbles to contend with] We could always throw Tribbles at them, Captain
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, I thought Vulcans didn't have a sense of humor
Commander Spock: They don't, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: The new weapon, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Some kind of field effect, captain. It will hit us inprecisely four seconds. It produces a most remarkable...
[the field effect hits the Enterprise]
Mr. Spock: ... disruption.

Captain James T. Kirk: I am concerned about that new Klingon weapon.
Mr. Spock: It is an energy sapping field of great strength, captain. It immobilizes a starship and it's weapons capability. But apparently, it also immobilizes the attacking ships abilities at the same time.
Scotty: Aye, and if that's true, then it's a weapon that leaves them as helpless as it does us.
Mr. Spock: I believe I just said that, Mr. Scott.

Mr. Spock: Aren't you going to sit down, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: [a giant tribble is in Kirk's chair] I think I'll stand...


"Star Trek: Balance of Terror (#1.14)" (1966)
Stiles: These are Romulans! You run away from them and you guarantee war. They'll be back - not just one ship, but with everything they've got. You know that, Mr. Science Officer. You're the expert on these people, but you've always left out that one point. Why? I'm very interested in why.
Captain James T. Kirk: Sit down, mister.
[Stiles does so, there is an awkward silence]
Mr. Spock: I agree. Attack.
Captain James T. Kirk: Are you suggesting we fight... to prevent a fight?
Dr. McCoy: Based on what? Memories of a war over a century ago? On theories about a people we've never even met face to face?
Stiles: We know what they look like...
Mr. Spock: Yes, indeed we do, Mr. Stiles. And if the Romulans are an offshoot of my Vulcan blood - and I think this likely - then attack becomes even more imperative.
Dr. McCoy: War is never imperative, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: It is for them, Doctor. Vulcan, like Earth, had its aggressive, colonizing period - savage, even by Earth standards - and if the Romulans retain this martial philosophy, then weakness is something we dare not show.

Mr. Spock: Referring to the map on your screens, you will note beyond the moving position of our vessel a line of Earth outpost stations. Constructed on asteroids, they monitor the neutral zone established by treaty after the Earth-Romulan conflict of over a century ago. As you may recall from your histories, this conflict was fought - by our standards today - with primitive atomic weapons and in primitive space vessels which allowed no quarter, no captives, nor was there even ship-to-ship visual communication; therefore, no human, Romulan or ally has ever seen the other. Earth believes the Romulans to be warlike, cruel, treacherous. And only the Romulans know what they think of Earth.

Stiles: We enter the Neutral Zone in one minute, Captain.
Dr. McCoy: Do we violate the treaty, Captain?
Mr. Spock: They did, Doctor.
Mr. Spock: Once inside, they can claim we did. A set-up. They want war, we furnish the provocation.

Mr. Spock: Sweeping the area of Outpost #2. Sensor reading indefinite. Double-checking Outpost #3. I read dust and debris. Both Earth outposts gone and the asteroids they were constructed on - pulverized.

Captain James T. Kirk: Go to full magnification.
Sulu: Screen is on full mag, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't see anything. Can't understand it.
Mr. Spock: Invisibility is theoretically possible, Captain - selective bending of light - but the power cost is enormous. They may have solved that problem.

Mr. Spock: [holding a shell of metal] From the outpost protective shield - cast rodidium. This is the hardest substance known to our science.
[With hand pressure alone, the fragment shatters]


"Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (#2.16)" (1968)
Dr. McCoy: Well, Mr. Spock, if you're going into the lion's den, you'll need a medical officer.
Spock: Daniel, as I recall, had only his faith, but I welcome your company, Doctor.

Dr. McCoy: Hope? I always thought that was a human failing, Mr. Spock.
Spock: True, doctor. Constant exposure does result in a certain degree of - contamination.

Scott: Mr. Spock, the captain, Lieutenant Uhura, and Chekov... they vanished. They got onto the transporter platform, and they just vanished.
Spock: I presume you mean they vanished in a manner not consistent with the usual workings of the transporter, Mr. Scott.
Scott: Aye, o' course I mean that. D'ya think I'd call ya if they just beamed down?

Dr. McCoy: It's been nearly an hour. Can people live that long as disassembled atoms in a transporter beam?
Spock: I have never heard of a study being done, but it would be a fascinating project.
Dr. McCoy: Fascinating? Those people are friends of ours out there, if they're still alive.
Spock: Precisely.
Dr. McCoy: Well the odds are not good.
Spock: No. I would say approximately 400...
Dr. McCoy: [interrupting] Don't quote odds and don't give me anymore dispassionate logic, Mr. Spock. Just keep looking for them.
Spock: I would welcome a suggestion, Doctor, even an emotional one, as to where to look.
Dr. McCoy: The first time you've ever asked me for anything, and it has to be an occasion like this.

Dr. McCoy: You're gonna leave here without them and run off on some wild goose chase halfway across the galaxy, just because you found a discrepancy in a hydrogen cloud?
Spock: Doctor, I am chasing the captain, Lieutenant Uhura, and Ensign Chekov, not some wild aquatic fowl.

Spock: Doctor, I do not respond to hunches. No transporter malfunction was responsible for the disappearance. They were not within the Gamma system. A focused beam of extremely high-intensity light was directed into the Gamma system from the trinary system we are now approaching. No known natural phenomena could have caused that beam. Does that clarify the situation?
Dr. McCoy: No, it doesn't, Mr. Spock. It's still a fancy way of saying that you're playing a hunch.


"Star Trek: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (#3.8)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: Incredible as it may seem, these people have no idea they're living on a spaceship.
Captain James T. Kirk: I wonder how many generations have lived out their lives, and... been buried here, without ever knowing that their world is hollow?

Mr. Spock: Captain, informing these people they're on a ship may be in violation of the Prime Directive of Starfleet Command.
Captain James T. Kirk: No. The people of Yonada may be changed by the knowledge, but it's better than exterminating them.
Mr. Spock: Logical, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: And the three billion on Daran V.
Mr. Spock: Also logical, Captain.

Mr. Spock: [studying the inscriptions on a door] The writing is definitely Fabrini, Captain. I recognize it.
Captain James T. Kirk: Fabrini... Didn't the Fabrini sun go nova and destroy its planets?
Mr. Spock: Yes. Toward the end, the Fabrini people lived underground as these people do, to protect themselves.
Captain James T. Kirk: Some of them must have been put aboard this ship and sent to another planet. And these... are their descendants.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to McCoy] You seem to be the special favorite.
Mr. Spock: Indeed, Doctor. The young lady did show a marked preference for your company.
Dr. McCoy: Well, now, nobody can blame her for that, can he?
Captain James T. Kirk: Personally, I find the lady's taste questionable; but she obviously prefers you, and you obviously don't seem to mind.

Mr. Spock: Captain. Intelligence files. Their banks contain the total knowledge of the Fabrini, ready for the people to consult when they arrive at their destination. And they seem to have amassed a great deal of medical knowledge.

Mr. Spock: Your hemoglobin count is back to normal, Doctor, which indicates that the flow of oxygen to each cell of your body is back up to its abundantly energetic level.


"Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (#1.3)" (1966)
[During a game of chess]
Spock: I'll have you checkmated your next move.
Kirk: [chuckles] Have I ever mentioned you play an irritating game of chess, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Irritating? Ah, yes... one of your Earth emotions.
[Kirk checkmates Spock]
Kirk: Certain you don't know what irritation is?
Spock: The fact one of my ancestors married a human female...
Kirk: Terrible, having bad blood like that.

Kirk: Dr. Dehner feels he isn't that dangerous! What makes you right and a trained psychiatrist wrong?
Spock: Because she feels. I don't. All I know is logic. In my opinion, we'll be lucky if we can repair this ship and get away in time.

Spock: We'll never reach an Earth base with him aboard. You heard the mathematics of it. In a month, he'll have as much in common with us as we'd have with a ship full of white mice.
Capt. Kirk: I need a recommendation, not vague warnings.
Spock: Recommendation one: there's a planet a few light days away from here, Delta Vega. It has a lithium cracking station; we may be able to adapt some of its power packs to our engines.
Capt. Kirk: And if we can't? We'll be trapped in orbit there. We haven't enough power to blast back out.
Spock: It is the only possible way to get Mitchell off this ship.
Capt. Kirk: If you mean strand Mitchell there, I won't do it! That station is fully automated; there's not a soul on the whole planet. Even the ore ships call only once every 20 years!
Spock: Then you have one other choice: kill Mitchell while you still can.
Capt. Kirk: [offended] Get out of here.
Spock: It is your only other choice, assuming you make it while you still have time!
Capt. Kirk: Will you try, for one moment, to feel? At least act like you got a heart! We're talking about Gary!
Spock: The captain of the Valiant probably felt the same way, and he waited too long to make his decision. I think we've both guessed that.
Capt. Kirk: [drained] Set course for Delta Vega.

Capt. Kirk: Captain's Log, stardate 1313.8: add to official losses Doctor Elizabeth Dehner - be it noted she gave her life in performance of her duty; Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell, same notation.
[to Spock]
Capt. Kirk: I want his service record to end that way; he didn't ask for what happened to him.
Spock: I felt for him, too.
Capt. Kirk: [amazed] I believe there's some hope for you after all, Mr. Spock.

Mister Spock: He's reading faster now than just a few moments ago. Is that Gary Mitchell, the one you used to know?

Mister Spock: Soon, we'll be not only useless to him, but actually an annoyance.


"Star Trek: Shore Leave (#1.15)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: Dr. McCoy is correct, Captain. After what this ship has been through in the last three months, there is not a crewman aboard who's not in need of rest. Myself excepted of course.

Mr. Spock: On my planet, "to rest" is to rest, to cease using energy. To me it is quite illogical to run up and down on green grass USING energy instead of saving it.

Mr. Spock: I picked this up from Dr. McCoy's log. We have a crew member aboard who's showing signs of stress and fatigue, reaction time down 9-12%, associational reading Norm Minus 3.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's much too low a rating.
Mr. Spock: He's becoming irritable and quarrelsome, yet he refuses to take rest and rehabilitation.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mm-hm.
Mr. Spock: Now, he has that right, but we've found...
Captain James T. Kirk: A crewman's right ends where the safety of the ship begins. Now, that man will go ashore on my orders. What's his name?
Mr. Spock: James Kirk. Enjoy yourself, Captain.

Mr. Spock: [through intercom] Any chance these could be hallucinations?
Captain James T. Kirk: [speaking into communicator] One hallucination flattened me with a clout on the jaw.

Mr. Spock: [seeing Captain Kirk knock Finnegan unconscious] Did you enjoy it, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I enjoyed it... after all these years. I DID enjoy it! The one thing I wanted to do, after all these years, was beat the tar out of Finnegan.
Mr. Spock: Which supports a theory I've been formulating.


"Star Trek: Operation -- Annihilate! (#1.29)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up something like that.
Capt. Kirk: What's that, doctor?
Dr. McCoy: I said, please don't tell Spock I said he was the best first officer in the fleet.
Spock: Why thank you, Dr. McCoy.
Capt. Kirk: You've been so concerned about his Vulcan eyes, Doctor, you forgot about his Vulcan ears.

[the landing party shoots down one of the alien life forms]
Spock: Incredible. Not only should it have been destroyed by our phasers, it does not even register on my tricorder.
Yeoman Zahra: Captain, it doesn't even look real.
Spock: It is not life as we know or understand it, yet it is obviously alive. It exists.
Capt. Kirk: And it can bear up under full phaser power.

Spock: I am a Vulcan, doctor. Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.
Capt. Kirk: You're only half Vulcan. What about the human half?
Spock: It is proving to be an inconvenience, but it is managable.

Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, regaining eyesight would be an emotional experience for most. You, I presume felt nothing?
Spock: Quite the contrary, Captain, I had a very strong reaction. My first sight was the face of Dr. McCoy bending over me.
Dr. McCoy: Hm, 'tis a pitty brief blindness did not increase your appreciation for beauty, Mr. Spock.

Spock: [presenting the first findings on the alien creature] Interesting, gentlemen. A one-cell creature resembling, more than anything else, a huge, individual brain cell.
Capt. Kirk: Yes. That would answer a lot of questions.
Spock: Do you understand what I'm suggesting, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: I think so. This may be one cell in a larger organism, an incredibly huge organism, in fact.
Spock: And although it is not physically connected to the other cells, it is, nevertheless, part of the whole creature, guided by the whole, drawing its strength from the whole, which probably accounts for its unusual resistance to our phaser weapons.


"Star Trek: By Any Other Name (#2.22)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: Well?
Mr. Spock: Impossible, Captain. The power source is protected by a material we cannot breach even with our phasers. Mr. Scott and I have prepared the means for the only logical alternative available to us.
Captain James T. Kirk: What alternative?
Mr. Spock: The barrier we must penetrate is composed of negative energy.
Scott: I have opened the control valves to the matter-anti-matter nacelles. On your signal, I will flood them with positive energy.
Captain James T. Kirk: What?
Mr. Spock: When we engage the barrier, the ship will explode. The Kelvans will be stopped here.
Scott: And so will we.

Captain James T. Kirk: Vulcans have the ability to place themselves in a kind of trance, a complete relaxation of every part of the mind and the body.
Mr. Spock: We find it more restful to the body than your so-called vacation.

Mr. Spock: [describing his vision of the Kelvans] Immense beings, a hundred... limbs which resemble tentacles. Minds of such control and capacity, that each limb is capable of performing a different function.
Dr. McCoy: Do you mean that's what the Kelvans really are?
Mr. Spock: Undoubtedly.
Dr. McCoy: Well, if they look that way normally, why did they adapt themselves to our bodies?
Captain James T. Kirk: Perhaps practicality. They chose the Enterprise as the best vessel for the trip. Immense beings with a hundred tentacles would have difficulty with the turbolift.

[McCoy has given Tomar some of the ship's food to taste, which the latter seems to enjoy]
Mr. Spock: Most curious.
Captain James T. Kirk: What is?
Mr. Spock: The isolated glimpses of things I saw when I touched Kelinda's mind are beginning to coalesce in my consciousness. The Kelvans have superior intellectual capacity. To achieve it, they've apparently sacrificed anything which would tend to distract them - perceptive senses such as taste, touch, smell, and, of course, emotions.
Captain James T. Kirk: But then, Tomar shouldn't be enjoying the taste of his food.
Mr. Spock: Yes, quite correct, Captain. But they have taken human form, and are therefore having human reaction.
Dr. McCoy: [looking at Tomar] Hm... If he keeps reacting like that, he's gonna need a diet.

Rojan: Have you seen Captain Kirk?
Mr. Spock: If you wish, I shall call him to the bridge.
Rojan: No. I was wondering where he was.
Mr. Spock: I left him in the recreation room.
Rojan: He was alone, then.
Mr. Spock: No, Kelinda was with him. She seemed anxious to speak to him.
Rojan: I told her to stay away from him.
Mr. Spock: It would appear, sir, that you have little control over her. Or perhaps Captain Kirk... has more.


"Star Trek: The Lights of Zetar (#3.18)" (1969)
Capt. Kirk: [having beamed down to Memory Alpha] Damage report, Spock.
Mr. Spock: A disaster for the galaxy, Captain. The central brain is damaged. The memory core is burned out. The loss to the galaxy may be irretrievable.

Capt. Kirk: Would either of you credit Scotty's steadfast belief in her as a factor?
Mr. Spock: You mean, love as motivation? Hmm. Humans do claim a great deal for that particular emotion.

Mr. Spock: Memory Alpha has no protective shields.
Capt. Kirk: No shields?
Mr. Spock: None, Captain. When the library complex was assembled, shielding was considered inappropriate to its totally academic purpose. Since the information on the memory planet is freely available to everyone, special protection was deemed unnecessary.
Capt. Kirk: [sarcastically] Wonderful.

Dr. McCoy: That is tape deck 'D' - brain circuitry pattern of Lt. Mira Romain.
Mr. Spock: Gentlemen, is also happens to be tape 'H' - the impulse tracking obtained from the alien life units.

Mr. Spock: There is an identity of minds taking place between the alien beings and the mind of Lt. Romaine. Their thoughts are becoming hers.


"Star Trek: Miri (#1.8)" (1966)
Capt. Kirk: Bones.
Dr. McCoy: Hmm?
Capt. Kirk: Why do you think the symptoms haven't appeared on Mr. Spock?
Dr. McCoy: I don't know. Probably the little bugs or whatever they are have no appetite for green blood.
Mr. Spock: Hmm. Being a red-blooded human obviously has its disadvantages.

Capt. Kirk: This is the vaccine?
Dr. McCoy: That's what the computers will tell us.
Mr. Spock: Without them, it could be a beaker full of death.

Mr. Spock: I'll never understand the medical mind.

Mr. Spock: According to their Life Prolongation Plan - what they THOUGHT they were accomplishing - a person would only age one month for every one hundred years of real time.
Yeoman Rand: One hundred years? And only one month?
Mr. Spock: Exactly, Yeoman. Evidently, through some miscalculation, this virus annihilated the entire adult population in a very short period, leaving only the children.
Yeoman Rand: But that means these children...
Mr. Spock: ...could very well be immensely old.

Yeoman Rand: That little girl...
Mr. Spock: ...is at least three hundred years older than you are, Yeoman.


"Star Trek: The Empath (#3.12)" (1968)
Dr. McCoy: Men weren't intended to live this far underground. It's just not natural.
Captain James T. Kirk: And space travel is?
Mr. Spock: Some men spend the majority of their lives in mines beneath the surface.
Dr. McCoy: I'm a doctor, not a coal miner.

Mr. Spock: [after McCoy injects him with hypospray] Your action is highly unethical. My decision... stands.
[He collapses]

Mr. Spock: What is puzzling you, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm not puzzled, Mr. Spock, I'm awed.
Dr. McCoy: I'm with you, Captain. She awed me.

Captain James T. Kirk: Be careful.
Dr. McCoy: Why, she seems harmless enough.
Mr. Spock: The sand-bats of Manark IV appear to be inanimate rock crystal, Doctor, until they attack.

Dr. McCoy: Well, personally, I find it fascinating that with all their scientific knowledge and advances, that it was good old-fashioned human emotion that they valued the most.
Scott: Perhaps the Vulcans should hear about this.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, can you be prevailed upon to bring them the news?
Mr. Spock: Possibly, Captain.
Mr. Spock: [with a wry look] I shall certainly give the thought all the consideration it is due.


"Star Trek: Friday's Child (#2.11)" (1967)
McCoy: [speaking of Eleen] Representing the High Tier, Leonard James Akaar!
Spock: The child was named Leonard James Akaar?
McCoy: Has a kind of a ring to it, don't you think, James?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I think it's a name destined to go down in galactic history, Leonard. What do you think, Spock?
Spock: I think you're both gonna be insufferably pleased with yourselves for at least a month... sir.

Captain James T. Kirk: Do you think we could create a sonic disruption with two of our communicators?
Spock: Only a very slight chance it would work.
Captain James T. Kirk: [mockingly] Well, if you don't think we can, maybe we shouldn't try.
Spock: Captain, I didn't say that, exactly.

Spock: Fortunately, this bark has suitable tensile cohesion.
Captain James T. Kirk: You mean, it makes a good bowstring.
Spock: I believe I said that.

Captain James T. Kirk: The cavalry doesn't come over the hill in the nick of time anymore.
Spock: If by that you mean we can't expect help from the Enterprise, I must agree.

Spock: Oochy-woochy kootchie-koo, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: An obscure Earth dialect, Mr. Spock. Oochy-woochy kootchie-koo. If you're curious, consult linguistics.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Infinite Vulcan (#1.7)" (1973)
Commander Spock: May I suggest a more constructive way?

[Spock conducts a Vulcan mind-meld]
Commander Spock: My mind to your mind. My thoughts to your thoughts.

Commander Spock: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations... symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.

Mr. Spock: Readings indicate the beings used almost 70% of their brains. A very high ratio.

Mr. Spock: I would suggest Dr. Keniclius remain on Phylos with my duplicate. The concidered efforts of both scientists may yet achieve a rebirth of the Phylosian civilisation and enable them to contribute to the Federation.
Spock II: My thoughts exactly, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: So one might assume, Mr. Spock.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Terratin Incident (#1.11)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, are you slumping?
Mr. Spock: I have never slumped in my life, captain. but I was about to ask you the same -
[Spock is interrupted by the intercom]

Lt. Uhura: Captain, the most incredible thing is happening.
Captain James T. Kirk: We know. The whole ship has apparently expanded.
Mr. Spock: An equally good possibility is that ship's personnel have contracted. And maybe continuing to shrink.

Mr. Spock: Miss Chapel, what is the composition of this decoration?
Nurse Christine Chapel: Well it was made for me by the Titanium smiths of Libra, but... it was an arm bracelet. More like a necklace now.
Mr. Spock: Yet the uniform on which you wear it fits as well as ever. Uniform made of algae based xenulon, I believe."
Doctor McCoy: Aren't all our uniforms xenulon?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. And they've all been shrinking proportionally with us.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, who are the Terratins, where did they come from?
Mr. Spock: [on viewscreen from Terratin] Descendents of an early lost colony, which is why they retain some knowledge of starship methods, such as transporter mechanisms. These Earth colonists named and numbered this planet Terra Ten, hence the present corruption of their name.

Mendant: People of the Enterprise, we have no way to pay the debt we owe. But this at least comes from a meeting of all our numbers: we name you honorary Terratins now and for all time to come.
Mr. Spock: We came rather close to making it more than honorary.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. I'd say just about a sixteenth of an inch close.


"Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (#3.22)" (1969)
Captain James T. Kirk: Your Surak is a brave man.
Mr. Spock: Men of peace usually are, Captain.

Mr. Spock: [checking the sensors] Fascinating. For a moment it appeared almost... mineral, like living rock with heavy foreclaws. Settling down now to completely human readings.
Scott: We can beam IT aboard anytime now, sir.

Dr. McCoy: You're the science officer. Why aren't you... well, doing whatever a science officer does at a time like this?
Mr. Spock: I am, Doctor. I am observing the alien.

Mr. Spock: There's no doubt they want us down there for some hidden purpose, otherwise they would have revealed some logical reason for all of this.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why Lincoln, Spock? Any speculation on that?
Mr. Spock: Speculation is unnecessary, Captain. The answer is clear. President Lincoln has always been a very personal hero to you. What better way to titillate your curiosity than to make him come alive for you.

Mr. Spock: As I turned and my eyes beheld you, I displayed emotion. I beg forgiveness.


"Star Trek: The Way to Eden (#3.20)" (1969)
[Adam, a space hippie, has heard Spock play on his Vulcan harp]
Adam: Hey, how about a session, you and us? It would SOUND! That's what I came for. I wanted to ask... you know, great white captain upstairs, but he don't reach us. But, uh, would he shake on a session? I mean, we wanna cooperate, like ya ask, so I'm askin'.
Spock: If I understand you correctly, I believe the answer might be "yes."

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock... what does 'Herbert' mean?
Spock: It is, um... uh, somewhat, um... uncomplimentary, Captain. Herbert was a minor official - notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought.

Spock: [to Kirk] There is no insanity in what they seek. I made a promise which I should like to keep. With your permission, I must locate Eden.

Spock: There are many who are... uncomfortable with what we have created. It is almost a biological rebellion, a profound revulsion against the planned communities, the programming, the sterilized, artfully balanced atmospheres. They... hunger for an Eden where spring comes.

Spock: They regard themselves as aliens in their own worlds - a condition with which I am somewhat familiar.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Magicks of Megas-Tu (#1.8)" (1973)
Commander Spock: Apparently, the natural laws of our universe don't operate here, Captain.

Commander Spock: My readings indicate we are not in Time and Space as we understand it.

Commander Spock: I find this scientifically fascinating.

Doctor McCoy: You think Lucien really was the demon some men call Lucifer?
Captain James T. Kirk: Does it really matter, Bones?
Mr. Spock: It just might, captain. If he was, this would be the second time Lucifer was cast out. And thanks to you, the first time he was saved.


"Star Trek: Metamorphosis (#2.9)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: I'm not a scientist or a physicist, Mr. Spock, but am I correct in assuming that anything that generates electricity can be shorted out?
Mr. Spock: Quite correct, Doctor.

Mr. Spock: Your highly emotional reaction is most illogical. Your relationship with the Companion has for one hundred and fifty years been emotionally satisfying, eminently practical, and totally harmless. It may indeed have been quite beneficial.
Zefram Cochrane: Is this what the future holds? Men who have no notion of decency or morality? Well maybe I'm 150 years out of style, but I'm not gonna be fodder for any inhuman monster.

Zefram Cochrane: I was eighty seven years old when I came here.
Captain James T. Kirk: You say this Companion found you and rejuvenated you? What were you doing in space at the age of eighty seven?
Zefram Cochrane: I was tired, Captain. I was gonna die, and I wanted to die in space. That's all.
Mr. Spock: True, his body was never found.
Zefram Cochrane: You're looking at it, Mister Spock.
Mr. Spock: If so, you wear your age very well.

Mr. Spock: This is a marvelous opportunity to add to our knowledge. Ask it about its nature, its history.
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, this isn't a classroom. I'm trying to get us out of here.
Mr. Spock: A chance like this may never come again. It could tell us so much.
Captain James T. Kirk: This isn't the time.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: One of Our Planets Is Missing (#1.3)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Any conclusions?
Mr. Spock: Only the beginning of a theory, captain. It is possible this cloud in which we are entrapped is a living thing. The cloud is alive.

Captain James T. Kirk: Judging from the disappearance of Alondra, the cloud lives on the energy it converts from the planets it consumes.
Mr. Spock: Exactly. It is like a huge bull grazing here and there in the pasture of the universe.

Mr. Spock: Captain, I have completed the analysis of the target area. Unfortunately, the brain is so vast, our entire offensive armament will not assure its destruction. However, the brain could e completely destroyed if we convert the entire ship to energy aimed at the brain's cortex and expand the energy in one mortal strike.
Doctor McCoy: That sounds like you're telling us to blow up the ship.
Mr. Spock: I believe that is what I just said, doctor.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, what did you... perceive?
Mr. Spock: The wonders of the universe, captain. Incredible. Completely incredible.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Slaver Weapon (#1.14)" (1973)
Mr. Spock: First Officer's Log: Stardate 4187.3. The Enterprise shuttlecraft Copernicus is en route to Starbase 25 with an important cargo, a Slaver stasis box discovered by archaeologists on the planet Kzin. These stasis boxes are the most remarkable thing the Slavers ever produced - time stands still inside a stasis box. A billion years means nothing in there."

Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Mr. Spock, if it takes a stasis box to find another stasis box, how did anyone ever find the first one?
Mr. Spock: As with a number of discoveries, purely by accident, lieutenant.

Mr. Spock: Lieutenant Uhura, this may be crucial. In the presence of the Kzinti, do not say anything. Do not do anything startling. Try to look harmless.
Lt. Uhura: Any special reason?
Mr. Spock: Are you forgetting Kzinti females are dumb animals? In an emergency, the Kzinti may forget a human female is an intelligent creature.
Lt. Uhura: Thanks. Thanks a lot!
Mr. Spock: Lieutenant, I value your intelligence, but we may be able to seize an opportunity to escape if the Kzinti believe you have none.

Mr. Spock: First Officer's Log: Supplemental. The Kzinti now possess a weapon potentially deadly to the entire galaxy. The extent of its power remains to be seen.


"Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold (#2.14)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: But Sybo said that it feeds on death.
Mr. Spock: In the strict scientific sense, Doctor, we all feed on death, even vegetarians.

Voice of Redjac: I am without ending. I have existed from the dawn of time, and I shall I live beyond its end! In the meantime, I shall feed, and this time I do not need a knife. You will all die horribly in searing pain!
Mr. Spock: It is attempting to generate terror, Captain.
Voice of Redjac: I can cut off your oxygen and suffocate you!
Sulu: Captain.
[McCoy injects Sulu with a hydrospray, Sulu immediately becomes euphoric]
Sulu: Whoever he is, he sure talks gloomy.
[starts to rise from chair]
Captain James T. Kirk: [pushing Sulu back into his chair] Man your post, Sulu.

Captain James T. Kirk: Sybo spoke of a hunger that never dies. Something that thrives on fear, terror, death. Mr. Spock, maybe we're going about it in the wrong way. Let's assume that Sybo was a sensitive. That she DID sense something, something evil.
Mr. Spock: Sensitivity of certain Argelian women is a documented fact, Captain.
Jaris: My poor Sybo's talent was genuine, gentlemen. What she told you was true.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, then, what was it she said, exactly? A monstrous evil, ancient terror.
Dr. McCoy: That devours all life and light.
Captain James T. Kirk: She said something else, words that didn't make any sense.
Dr. McCoy: Yes. Redjac, Beratis and, er, Kesla.
Captain James T. Kirk: Obscure, meaningless words.
Mr. Spock: To us, perhaps, but to the computer?
Captain James T. Kirk: Ah. Mr. Spock, check them out.

Mr. Spock: An entity which feeds on fear and terror would find a perfect hunting ground on Argelius, a planet without violence, where the inhabitants are as peaceful as sheep. The entity would be as a hungry wolf in that fold.


"Star Trek: Space Seed (#1.22)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: I fail to understand why it always gives you pleasure to see me proven wrong.
Captain James T. Kirk: An emotional Earth weakness of mine.

Captain James T. Kirk: You suspect some danger?
Mr. Spock: Insufficient facts always invites danger, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, I'd better get some facts.

Captain James T. Kirk: [looking at a library picture of Khan on viewscreen] Name: Khan Noonien Singh.
Mr. Spock: From 1992 through 1996, absolute ruler of more than a quarter of your world, from Asia through the Middle East.
Dr. McCoy: The last of the tyrants to be overthrown.
Scott: I must confess, gentlemen. I've always held a sneaking admiration for this one.
Captain James T. Kirk: He was the best of the tyrants and the most dangerous. They were supermen in a sense. Stronger, braver, certainly more ambitious, more daring.
Mr. Spock: Gentlemen, this romanticism about a ruthless dictator is...
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, we humans have a streak of barbarism in us. Appalling, but there, nevertheless.
Scott: There were no massacres under is rule.
Mr. Spock: And as little freedom.
Dr. McCoy: No wars until he was attacked.
Mr. Spock: Gentlemen...
[All but Spock laugh]
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, you misunderstand us. We can be against him and admire him all at the same time.
Mr. Spock: Illogical.
Captain James T. Kirk: Totally.

[Khan is escorted out by Security]
Scott: It's a shame for a good Scotsman to admit it, but I'm not up on Milton
Captain James T. Kirk: The statement Lucifer made when he fell into the pit: "It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven."
Mr. Spock: It would be interesting, Captain, to return to that world in 100 years and learn what crop had sprung from the seed you planted today.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Spock. It would indeed.


"Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (#3.14)" (1969)
Mr. Spock: [about Marta] She seems to have worked out an infallible method for assuring permanent male fidelity. Interesting.

Mr. Spock: Spock to Enterprise.
Scott: [over communicator] Enterprise here. Queen to Queen's level three.
Mr. Spock: Queen to King's level one.

Garth: [as Marta dances] Marvelous, isn't she, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: Yes, uh... incredible.
Garth: What is your reaction, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: Well, I find it, um... mildly interesting and somewhat nostalgic, if I understand the use of that word.
Garth: Nostalgic?
Mr. Spock: Yes, it is somewhat reminiscent of the dances that Vulcan children do in nursery school.

Mr. Spock: How could you, a starship fleet captain, believe that a Federation crew would blindly obey your order to destroy the entire Antos race, a people famous for their benevolence and peaceful pursuits?
Garth: That was my only miscalculation.


"Star Trek: Mudd's Women (#1.6)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: State your name for the record.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Leo Francis Walsh.
Computer Voice: Incorrect.
Mr. Spock: Your correct name.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Gentlemen, surely you're not going to take the word of a soulless mechanical device over that of a real, flesh and blood man?
Mr. Spock: State your correct name for the record.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Harry Mudd.
Computer Voice: Incorrect.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Harcourt Fenton Mudd.
Mr. Spock: Any past offenses, Mr. Mudd?
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Of course not. Gentlemen, I'm simply an honest businessman.
Computer Voice: Incorrect.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Blast that tin-plated pot.

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: We've got trouble, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: I am well aware of that, Mr. Scott.
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: One lithium crystal left and that with a hairline split at the base.

Mr. Spock: I'm happy the affair is over. A most annoying emotional episode.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: [points at his chest] Smack right in the old heart. Oh, I'm sorry.
[points at his kidneys]
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: In your case, it would be about here.
Mr. Spock: The fact that my internal arrangement differs from yours, Doctor, pleases me no end.

Mr. Spock: Even burned and cracked, they're beautiful. Destroying them was a shame.


"Star Trek: The Man Trap (#1.1)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: Miss Uhura, your last sub-space log contained an error in the frequencies column.
Uhura: Mr. Spock, sometimes I think if I hear that word 'frequency' once more, I'll cry.
Mr. Spock: Cry?
Uhura: I was just trying to start a conversation.
Mr. Spock: Well, since it is illogical for a communications officer to resent the word 'frequency'... I have no answer.
Uhura: No, you have an answer. I'm an illogical woman, who's beginning to feel too much a part of that communications console. Why don't you tell me I'm an attractive young lady, or ask me if I've ever been in love? Tell me how your planet Vulcan looks on a lazy evening when the moon is full.
Mr. Spock: Vulcan has no moon, Miss Uhura.
Uhura: I'm not surprised, Mr. Spock.

Captain James T. Kirk: Your wife, Professor, where is she?
Professor Robert Crater: She... was the last of her kind.
Captain James T. Kirk: The last of her kind?
Professor Robert Crater: The last of its kind. Earth history, remember? Like the passenger pigeon, or... the buffalo.
[... ]
Mr. Spock: The Earth buffalo. What about it?
Professor Robert Crater: Once there were millions of them - prairies black with them. One herd covered three whole states, and when they moved, they were like thunder.
Mr. Spock: And now they're gone. Is that what you mean?
Professor Robert Crater: [nods] Like the creatures here. Once there were millions of them. Now there's one left. Nancy understood.
Mr. Spock: Always in the past tense.
Captain James T. Kirk: Where is your wife? Where is she now?
Professor Robert Crater: Dead. Buried up on a hill. It killed her.
Captain James T. Kirk: When?
Professor Robert Crater: Oh, a year... or was it two?

Mr. Spock: [on why he survived the creature's attack] Fortunately, my ancestors spawned in another ocean than yours did. My blood cells are quite different.

Mr. Spock: Something wrong, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: I was thinking about the buffalo, Mr. Spock.


"Star Trek: Wink of an Eye (#3.11)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: No sign of present life?
Mr. Spock: Instrument readings indicate life form but of a highly unusual and intermittent nature. They have no discernible form or location. A most puzzling phenomenon, Captain.

Mr. Spock: It seems that we may look at it, Captain, but that is all.

Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, we can not cope with them on our level.
Scott: Can we find some was of coping with them on theirs?
Mr. Spock: That is a very logical suggestion.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock. My compliments to your repair work and yourself.
Mr. Spock: Thank you, Captain. I found it an accelerating experience.


"Star Trek: Catspaw (#2.7)" (1967)
First Witch: Wind shall rise.
Second Witch: And fog descend.
Third Witch: So leave here, all, or meet your end.
[wailing witches cackle and vanish]
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock. Comment.
Mr. Spock: Very bad poetry, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: A more useful comment, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: What we've just seen is not real.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's useful.

Dr. McCoy: Three witches... what appears to be a castle, and a black cat.
Captain James T. Kirk: If we weren't missing two officers and a third one dead, I'd say someone was playing an elaborate trick-or-treat on us.
Mr. Spock: 'Trick-or-treat', Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Spock... You'd be a natural. I'll explain it to you one day.

Mr. Spock: There are ancient Earth legends about wizards and their familiars.
Dr. McCoy: Familiars?
Mr. Spock: Demons in animal form sent by Satan to serve the wizard.
Captain James T. Kirk: Superstition.
Mr. Spock: I do not create the legend, Captain. I merely report it.

Mr. Spock: Captain, a bit more alacrity, if you please.


"Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (#2.20)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: Well?
Mr. Spock: Someone or something is attempting to attract our attention.
Capt. Kirk: Someone or something has succeeded.

Mr. Spock: Not even a Vulcan can know the unknown, Captain.

Mr. Spock: Captain, I do wish to inspect whatever this is that lived that long ago.
Capt. Kirk: And I would like to have my science officer with me on something as unusual as this, but it is full of unknowns, and we can't risk both of us being off the ship.
[all ship's controls suddenly shut down]
Sulu: All power gone, sir.
Capt. Kirk: On the other hand, perhaps this Sargon would like you to come with us.
[all power suddenly returns]
Mr. Spock: Fascinating.

Capt. Kirk: That's twice you referred to us as "my children."
Sargon: Because it is possible you are our descendants, Captain Kirk. Six thousand centuries ago, our vessels were colonizing this galaxy, just as your own starships have now begun to explore that vastness. As you now leave your own seed on distant planets, so we left our seed behind us. Perhaps your own legends of an Adam and an Eve were two of our travelers.
Ann Mulhall: Our beliefs and out studies indicate that life on our planet Earth evolved independently.
Mr. Spock: That would tend, however, to explain certain elements of Vulcan prehistory.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Survivor (#1.6)" (1973)
Doctor McCoy: [surprised to see the captured shape-shifter escorted by a guard] You caught him.
Mr. Spock: Acute observation, Doctor.
Doctor McCoy: I'm glad to see him under guard, Jim. If he'd turned into a second Spock, it would have been too much to take.
Mr. Spock: Perhaps. But then two Dr. McCoys just might bring the level of medical efficiency on this ship up to acceptable levels.

Mr. Spock: Doctor, you are a man of curious habits, but I have never known you to take a nap on the laboratory floor.

Scotty: What manner of beastie is that?
Mr. Spock: Your deflector shield, Mr. Scott.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Eye of the Beholder (#1.15)" (1974)
Captain James T. Kirk: A captain of a ship, no matter his rank, must follow the book.
Mr. Spock: A capability I'm afraid out of the reach of most humans.
Doctor McCoy: You Vulcans are the most impossible, unimaginative...
Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, that's not helping the situation.

Doctor McCoy: My shoes are full of sand.
Mr. Spock: Doctor, your lack of scientific interest is amazing.

Mr. Spock: They appear to be as advanced beyond Earth civilization as you are from a colony of ants.


"Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of? (#1.7)" (1966)
Mr. Spock: You're certain you recognise his voice?
Christine Chapel: Have you ever been engaged, Mr. Spock?

Kirk Android: Mind your own business, Mr. Spock, I'm sick of your half-breed interference. Do you hear?
Mr. Spock: Yes, very well, Captain.
Kirk Android: You look upset, Mr. Spock. Is everything all right up here?
Mr. Spock: No problems here, sir.

Spock: Frankly, I was rather dismayed by your use of the term "half-breed", captain. You must admit it is an unsophisticated expression.
Capt. Kirk: I'll remember that, Mr Spock, the next time I find myself in a similar situation.


"Star Trek: Assignment: Earth (#2.26)" (1968)
Scott: [on Kirk's open and activated communicator] Captain, can you read me? I was beaming up Mr. Seven and something yanked him away from me.
Security Chief: [picks up communicator] Hello? Hello, come in.
Mr. Spock: Here...
Security Chief: [into communicator] Who are you?
Mr. Spock: ...let me help you, Sergeant. It's operated from this dial here.
[Spock nerve-pinches him]

Mr. Spock: Without facts, the decision cannot be made logically. You must rely on your human intuition.

[last lines]
Mister Seven: What else do your record tapes show?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm afraid we can't reveal everything we know, Mister Seven.
Mr. Spock: Captain, we could say that Mister Seven and Miss Lincoln have some... interesting experiences in store for them.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I think we could say that. Two to beam up, Scotty.
Mr. Spock: Live long and prosper, Mister Seven.
Captain James T. Kirk: And the same to you, Miss Lincoln. Energize.


"Star Trek: The Alternative Factor (#1.27)" (1967)
Spock: I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.

Spock: Jim, madness has no purpose, or reason, but it may have a goal. He must be stopped, held, destroyed if necessary.

Spock: What of Lazarus?
Capt. Kirk: And what of Lazarus?


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: In Harms Way (#1.1)" (2004)
Mr. Spock: Doctor, your poor attempts at humor exasperate an already desperate situation.
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I don't think I like you.

Commander Kargh: [about the Guardian of Forever] You have studied it, of course?
Dr. Macgregor: Not as much as we'd like. To tell you the truth, we're a little afraid of it.
Mr. Spock: That is wise.

Captain James T. Kirk: [adressing an older version of himself] I'm... guessing that you're from the future... Admiral?
Ambassador Spock: [Ambasador Spock enters frame] That is a logical assumption. 2373 to be precise.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Albatross (#2.4)" (1974)
Mr. Spock: General order 6 has been activated?
Sulu: Yes, sir. If everyone on board has perished at the end of 24 hours the ship will self-destruct in... in order to protect other beings from the disease on board.

Mr. Spock: You realize doctor, if you go and fail to find an antidote, you too will die.
Dr. McCoy: I'm a doctor, Spock. A doctor! Get us beamed aboard!

Capt. Kirk: Gentlemen, I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get back to Starbase.
Dr. McCoy: Yes, sir.
Dr. McCoy: And I'm ready to get back to some of that monotonous, ol' routine sickbay work.
Mr. Spock: Including, I would hope, some of that monotonous, old dispensing of the regular vitamin rations to the crew.
Dr. McCoy: What is that supposed to mean?
Mr. Spock: Well, you have been derelict in your duties, of late, doctor.
Dr. McCoy: Spock, you know as well as I do what we've all just been through.
Mr. Spock: Hippocrates would not have approved of lame excuses, doctor.


"Star Trek: The Cage (#1.0)" (1986)
[first lines on Star Trek]
Mr. Spock: Check the circuit.
Lieutenant Jose Tyler: All operating, sir.
Mr. Spock: On be the screen, then.

Mr. Spock: Look. Brains three times the size of ours. If we start buzzing about down there, we're liable to find their mental power is so great, they could reach out and swat this ship as though it were a fly.

Mr. Spock: They're collecting all the information stored in this fly. They've decided to swat us.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Bem (#2.2)" (1974)
Mr. Spock: It appears to be a native food gathering party.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, and the food they have gathered... is Bem!

Capt. Kirk: [stuck in a wooden cage] How come we always end up like this?
Mr. Spock: I assume that's a rhetorical question, captain, not requiring an anwer.

Capt. Kirk: There are times, Mr. Spock when I think I should have been a librarian.
Mr. Spock: The job of librarian, would be no less challenging, captain. But it would undoubtedly be a lot less dangerous.


"The Big Bang Theory: The Transporter Malfunction (#5.20)" (2012)
Mr. Spock: Dr. Cooper! Dr. Cooper!
Sheldon Cooper: Is someone there?
Mr. Spock: Down here, on your desk.
Sheldon Cooper: Spock?
Mr. Spock: I need to speak with you.
Sheldon Cooper: Fascinating! The only logical explanation is that this is a dream.
Mr. Spock: It is not the only logical explanation. For example, you could be hallucinating after being hit on the head by, say, a coconut.
Sheldon Cooper: Was I hit on the head by a coconut?
Mr. Spock: I'm not going to dignify that with a response. Now, to the matter at hand, you need to play with the transporter toy.
Sheldon Cooper: Yes, but it's mint in box.
Mr. Spock: Yes, and to open it would destroy its value. But remember like me, you also have a human-half.
Sheldon Cooper: Well I'm not going to dignify *that* with a response.
Mr. Spock: Consider this. What is the purpose of a toy?
Sheldon Cooper: To be played with.
Mr. Spock: Therefore, to not play with it would be...?
Sheldon Cooper: Illogical. Oh, damnit Spock your'e right! I'll do it!
Mr. Spock: Sheldon, wait. You have to wake up first.
Sheldon Cooper: Oh, of course. Set phasers to dumb, right?

Mr. Spock: Well, I am unhappy.
Sheldon Cooper: I thought where you come from they don't have emotions.
Mr. Spock: I come from a factory in Taiwan.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Counter-Clock Incident (#2.6)" (1974)
Mr. Spock: Captain, the flower is not the only thing on board that is growing younger.
Capt. Kirk: Explain, Spock.
Mr. Spock: Ship's chronometers are also running backwards. The flow of time is reversed in this universe. The longer we stay here, the younger we will become.

Capt. Kirk: [referring to Karla Five] I can understand her now without the aid of the Universal Translator.
Mr. Spock: Apparently our brains are also working in reverse, Captain.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Come What May (#1.0)" (2004)
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Sure you don't know what irritating is?
Mr. Spock: The fact that my father married a human female...
Captain James T. Kirk: It's terrible having bad blood like that...
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: He may learn to enjoy it. Someday...

Mr. Spock: Doctor, your dismal record with emotional women has already been established.
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Why you, green-blooded, in-human, son of a...


"Star Trek Continues: Fairest of Them All (#1.3)" (2014)
Captain James T. Kirk: You won't get away with this, Spock. You're just one man.
Mr. Spock: In every revolution, there is one man with a vision.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who told you that?
Mr. Spock: You did.
Captain James T. Kirk: [Shuttle door closes] SPOCK!

Mr. Spock: [On the viewscreen] Captain, long range sensors detect Andorian rebels on an intercept course. Their armaments...
Captain James T. Kirk: If they make any aggressive move, destroy them. Kirk out.
Mr. Spock: Captain, the Andorian government will not...
Captain James T. Kirk: Once again offering your opinion when none is requested. Destroy them!
Mr. Spock: I will not.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, Spock. You're angling for something. What is it you want? What did that imposter offer you?
Mr. Spock: What he offered me, Captain, is something you cannot give
[viewscreen closes]


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: World Enough and Time (#1.3)" (2007)
Mr. Spock: We are each of us unique.
Alana Sulu: But you must admit some of us are a lot more unique than others.
Mr. Spock: It is gramatically incorrect to place a modifier before 'unique'. But none the less, you are correct. Some of us are.

Mr. Spock: [about Alana] She was unique. She lived her life fully in the time she had, and gave it up for love.
Captain James T. Kirk: What better epitaph... could anyone ask for?


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Pirates of Orion (#2.1)" (1974)
Dr. McCoy: [about to give an injection] This won't hurt a bit, Spock.
Mr. Spock: An unnecessary assurance, doctor, in addition to being untrue.
Dr. McCoy: That's the last time I waste my bedside manner on a Vulcan.
[gives him the injection]
Mr. Spock: Such restraint would be welcome.

Capt. Kirk: Am I interrupting something?
Mr. Spock: Nothing but Dr. McCoy's gloating.
Dr. McCoy: Spock, that green blood of yours may have saved you before, but this time it almost did you in. You can't deny it.
Mr. Spock: I still prefer my physiological structure to yours.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, gentlemen, things are back to normal.


"Star Trek: Court Martial (#1.20)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen.

Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known.
Mr. Spock: Why, thank you, Doctor.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Practical Joker (#2.3)" (1974)
Capt. Kirk: When you all finish laughing, I'd appreciate an explanation.
Mr. Spock: Captain, I never laugh.

Capt. Kirk: Alright, this whole thing has gone far enough!
Arex: Sir?
Capt. Kirk: I've just picked up my clean uniforms from the service chute, and when I put this one on, I discovered this!
[turns around and reveals that the words "KIRK IS A JERK" are written on the back of his uniform. The main computer laughs]
Capt. Kirk: When you've all finished laughing, I'd appreciate an explanation.
Mr. Spock: Captain, I never laugh.


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
[last lines]
Captain Spock: My father says that you have been my friend. You came back for me.
Kirk: You would have done the same for me.
Captain Spock: Why would you do this?
Kirk: Because the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many.
Captain Spock: [begins to remember] I have been and ever shall be your friend.
Kirk: Yes. Yes, Spock.
Captain Spock: The ship... out of danger?
Kirk: You saved the ship. You saved us all. Don't you remember?
Captain Spock: Jim... your name is Jim.
Kirk: Yes.

[first lines]
[Spock's dying words, repeated from the previous film]
Captain Spock: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...
Kirk: ...the needs of the few.
Captain Spock: Or the one. I have been and always shall be your friend. Live long and prosper.


"Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (#2.2)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: [about Apollo] Verbose, isn't he?
Capt. Kirk: Insulted, Spock?
Mr. Spock: Insults are effective only where emotion is present.
Capt. Kirk: Good.

Mr. Spock: Progress report.
Nyota Uhura: I'm connecting the bypass circuit now, sir. It should take another half-hour.
Mr. Spock: Speed is essential, Lieutenant.
Nyota Uhura: Mr. Spock, I haven't done anything like this in years. If it isn't done just right, I could blow the entire communications system. It's very delicate work, sir.
Mr. Spock: I can think of no one better equipped to handle it, Miss Uhura. Please, proceed.


"Star Trek: Elaan of Troyius (#3.13)" (1968)
Mr. Spock: The antidote to a woman of Elas, Doctor, is a starship. The Enterprise infected the captain long before the Dohlman did.

Mr. Spock: But why do the Klingons consider the possession of this system so vital?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, a very good question, Mr. Spock.
Mr. Spock: I have another question, Captain. Is not the bridge the wrong place for the Dohlman at a time like this?


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Lorelei Signal (#1.4)" (1973)
Theela: I am Theela, the head female. Welcome, James Kirk, Dr. McCoy, Mr. Spock, welcome.
Mr. Spock: The form is humanoid, but there are many internal differences. Their bodies appear to function in an unusual psychokinetic level.
Doctor McCoy: First time I ever admired a body function.

Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, can the transporter be programmed to re-pattern us as we were?
Mr. Spock: Possibly. But the odds against us are 99.7 to 1.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Beyond the Farthest Star (#1.1)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: You're sure, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: Probability: point nine, nine, seven, captain.

Mr. Spock: A physiological symptom of latent primal superstition. The fear of primitive people confronting something unknown to them.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Blood and Fire: Part One (#1.4)" (2008)
Mr. Spock: The red giant is named Lear after King Lear. The blue dwarf is Iago.
Lt. Pavel Chekov: Hm. Somebody didn't know their Shakespeare very well. A Russian wouldn't make that mistake.
Mr. Spock: It is a metafore, Mr. Chekov. The red giant is a very old star. The blue-white dwarf is pulling the fire out of it. It will take thousands of centuries, of course.

Captain James T. Kirk: [having just learned of Peter and Alex's relationship] Spock, am I... the only one who didn't know?
Mr. Spock: I believe... Mr. Scott may have been to busy to notice.
Captain James T. Kirk: [thoughtful pause] Thanks, Spock.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Time Trap (#1.12)" (1973)
Mr. Spock: Captain's Log: Supplemental, First Officer Spock recording. We appear to be in an alternate universe. Position undetermined. Captain Kirk has been transported from the ship by an unknown power. His present location, also, is undetermined.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (#2.5)" (1974)
Dr. McCoy: There's a line from Shakespeare...
Captain Kirk: Yes Bones, I remember it: How sharper than a serpents tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Mr. Spock: Indeed, Captain.


"Star Trek: Charlie X (#1.2)" (1966)
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: What's going on here? Spock calls me to the bridge and then goes into some kind of poetry!
Captain James T. Kirk: [referring to the wounded Uhura] See to her, Doctor.
Mr. Spock: Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered, weak and weary.
Charlie Evans: Very nice, Mr. Ears.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Once Upon a Planet (#1.9)" (1973)
Mr. Spock: Was anyone considering the subject of pterodactyls?
Doctor McCoy: Spock, not now!


Star Trek: Judgment Rites (1993) (VG)
Doctor Leonard McCoy: You can never trust anybody, and people who look like pointy-eared hobgoblins are definitely at the bottom of the list.
Spock: It appears that Doctor McCoy did not learn the lesson of this mission either. Unfortunate, but not unexpected.


"Star Trek Continues: Pilgrim of Eternity (#1.1)" (2013)
Captain James T. Kirk: I guess Scotty was right.
Mr. Spock: How so?
Captain James T. Kirk: You were here, Spock. You saw what just happened.
Mr. Spock: Yes sir. While Apollo clearly had influence over those in the recreation room, I do not believe he intended to behave as he did.
Captain James T. Kirk: So you think he can't control it. He's been this divine parasite for so long that he just can't help himself. Is that it?
Mr. Spock: It has been my experience that humans if not most beings are unable to change their behaviors that are deeply embedded by choice. It is often forced by tragedy or outside intervention.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, Apollo's therapy will not be at the expense of the Enterprise's crew. I can promise you that. Apparently you can't teach an old god new tricks.


"Little Britain: Hard-Boiled Egg Eating (#1.3)" (2003)
Gay Spock: I tell you dear, he was hung like a Klingon!


The Life of Larry (1995)
Mr. Sulu: Sir, we are approaching the planet.
Capt. Kirk: Very good. We're beaming down. It could be dangerous - we may be killed - but that's why we're out here. The landing party will consist of myself, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and Ensign Skippy.
Ens. Skippy: Oh shit.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Jihad (#1.16)" (1974)
EM-3-Green: We'll all die here.
Mr. Spock: A statistical probability.
Lara: You ever quote anything besides statistics, Vulcan?
Mr. Spock: Yes. But philosophy and poetry are not appropriate here.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: To Serve All My Days (#1.2)" (2006)
Captain James T. Kirk: [Spock is giving a damage report] And Mr. Scott?
Mr. Spock: He begs to inform you he generaly only performs miracles on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
[pause]
Mr. Spock: Today is Monday.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Blood and Fire: Part Two (#1.5)" (2009)
Peter Kirk: There's no such thing as a Vulcan death grip... is there?
Mr. Spock: We are not allowed to tell.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7)" (1991)
[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I have come on an urgent mission from the Federation. I'm looking for Ambassador Spock.
Spock: Indeed. You have found him, Captain Picard.


"Star Trek: A Private Little War (#2.19)" (1968)
Dr. McCoy: [speaking through communicator] Spock, are you alive?
Mr. Spock: [on the bridge of the Enterprise] An illogical question, Doctor, since obviously you are hearing my voice.
Dr. McCoy: Well, I don't know why I was worried. You can't kill a computer.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Ambergris Element (#1.13)" (1973)
Mr. Spock: It is quite possible, captain, that they find us grotesque and ugly and many people fear beings different from themselves.