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Captain Kirk (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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Star Trek (2009)
James T. Kirk: [Stepping aboard the bridge as its official captain] Bones! Buckle up!

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.

James T. Kirk: So what kind of combat training do you have?
Hikaru Sulu: Fencing.

Christopher Pike: [whistles to break up fight between cadets and Kirk] Outside! All of you! Now!
Christopher Pike: [to Kirk] You all right, son?
Kirk: [Looks at him upside down and stunned] You can whistle really loud, you know that?

James T. Kirk: [on Spock] Who was that pointy-eared bastard?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I don't know, but I like him.

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?

[the U.S.S. Enterprise is being sucked into a black hole, seconds away from doom]
Scotty: I'm giving her all she's got, Captain!
[the bridge ceiling begins to crack as the ship's drawn closer]
James T. Kirk: All she's got isn't good enough! What else ya got?
Scotty: Um... Okay, if we eject the core and detonate, the blast could be enough to push us away! I cannae promise anything, though!
[the viewing window starts to rupture]
James T. Kirk: DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!

Lt. Nyota Uhura: I'm impressed. For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals.
James T. Kirk: Well, not only.
Burly Cadet #1: This townie isn't bothering you, right?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Oh, beyond belief, but it's nothing I can't handle.
James T. Kirk: You could handle me, if that's an invitation.
Burly Cadet #1: Hey, you better mind your manners.
James T. Kirk: Oh relax, cupcake, it was a joke.
Burly Cadet #1: Hey, farm-boy, maybe you can't count, but there are four of us and one of you.
James T. Kirk: So, get two more guys and then it'll be an even fight.

James T. Kirk: What are you doing?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I'm doing you a favor. I couldn't just leave you there looking all pathetic. Take a seat. I'm gonna give you a vaccine against viral infection from Melvaren mud fleas.
James T. Kirk: OW! What for?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: To give you the symptoms.
James T. Kirk: What are you talking about?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: You're gonna start to lose vision in your left eye.
James T. Kirk: Yeah, I already have.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Oh, and you're gonna get a really bad headache and a flop sweat.
James T. Kirk: You call this a favor?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Yeah. You owe me one.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I may throw up on ya.
James T. Kirk: I think these things are pretty safe.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.
James T. Kirk: Well, I hate to break this to you, but Starfleet operates in space.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Yeah. Well, I got nowhere else to go. The ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones.

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.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Well, congratulations, Jim. We've got no captain and no god-damned first officer to replace him.
Kirk: Yeah, we do.
[Kirk sits himself into the captain's chair]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: What?
Hikaru Sulu: Pike made him first officer.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: You gotta be kidding me!
Kirk: Thanks for the support.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: I sure hope you know what you're doing...
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [sarcastically] ... CAPTAIN.
Kirk: So do I.

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.

[Pike previously told Kirk he would be an officer in four years]
James T. Kirk: Four years? I'll do it in three.

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: [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.

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.

James T. Kirk: [upon taking command of the Enterprise] Attention crew of the Enterprise, this is James Kirk. Mr. Spock has resigned commission and advanced me to acting captain. I know you are all expecting to regroup with the fleet, but I'm ordering a pursuit course of the enemy ship to Earth. I want all departments at battle stations and ready in ten minutes. Either we're going down... or they are. Kirk out.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: [catches Kirk hiding under her roommate's bed] You!
James T. Kirk: [scheduled to take the Kobayashi Maru test the next day] Big day tomorrow.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [throws his clothes at him] You're gonna fail.
James T. Kirk: Gaila, see you around.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [hustling him to the door] Get out!
James T. Kirk: If I pass, will you tell me your first name?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: NO! Good night!
James T. Kirk: I think the fact that you picked up a transmission is *very* interesting...
[She shuts the door in his face]

James T. Kirk: [still suffering from the vaccine] My mouth is itchy. Is that normal?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Well, those symptoms won't last long. I'm going to give you a mild sedative.
James T. Kirk: Oh, I wish I didn't know you.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Don't be such an infant.
[He jabs Kirk with a hypodermic needle]
James T. Kirk: OWW! How long's it supposed to...
[he suddenly collapses on the bed]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [Shaking his head] Unbelievable.

Kirk: [highly agitated and suffering side effects from McCoy hypospray] Uhura! Uhura!
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Kirk? What are you doing here?
Kirk: The transmission from the Klingon prison planet. What exactly...
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Oh, my God, what's wrong with your hands?
Kirk: [waves off the question with his bloated hands] I-i-it's... Look, who is responsible for the attack...
Lt. Nyota Uhura: What?
Kirk: ...and was the ship walullaa?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: And was the ship... WHAT?
Kirk: [to McCoy] Whass happening to my mouth?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: You got numb-tongue?
Kirk: NUM-TUNG?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I can fix that!
[hurries off to find another hypospray]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Was the ship what?
Kirk: Womulan!
Lt. Nyota Uhura: What? I...
Kirk: WOMULAN!
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Romulan?
Kirk: Yeah!
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Yes!
Kirk: Yes?
[Bones injects him with another hypospray]
Kirk: ACK! ACK!
[trying to say 'stop it']
Kirk: STAHHMIT!

Kirk: Make that two. Her shot's on me.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Her shot's on her.
[Turns to Kirk]
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Thanks but no thanks.
Kirk: Don't you at least wanna know my name before you completely reject me?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: I'm fine without it.
Kirk: You ARE fine without it. It's Jim, Jim Kirk.
[Waits for Uhura to introduce herself, and gets no reply]
Kirk: If you don't tell me your name I'm gonna have to make one up.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [Reluctantly] It's Uhura.
Kirk: Uhura? No way! That's the name I was gonna make up for you! Uhura what?...
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Just Uhura.
Kirk: They don't have last names in your world?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Uhura is my last name.
Kirk: Then they don't have... uh first names in your world?
[Uhura smiles]

Lt. Nyota Uhura: Gaila, who is he?
Gaila: Who's who?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: The mouth-breather hiding under your bed?
James T. Kirk: [comes out from under Gaila's bed] You can hear me breathing?

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.

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.

James T. Kirk: [hurling to his death with Sulu] Kirk to Enterprise. We're falling without a chute. Beam us up!
Transport Chief: I'm trying. I can't lock onto your signal.
James T. Kirk: Beam us up!
Transport Chief: You're moving too fast!
James T. Kirk: Beam us up!
Pavel Chekov: I can do zat! I can do zat!

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.

James T. Kirk: Stardate: 2258.42... or, uh, 4... Whatever. Acting Captain Spock has marooned me on Delta Vega, in what I believe to be a violation of Security Protocol 49.09 governing the treatment of prisoners aboard a star...
[Kirk breaks off abruptly before completing the word starship as the howl of a predatory animal is heard, possibly heading his way]

James T. Kirk: Bones, doesn't it bother you that no one's ever passed the test?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Jim, it's the Kobayashi Maru. NO one passes the test, and no one goes back for seconds, let alone thirds.
James T. Kirk: [leaving] I gotta study.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Study, my ass.

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: I don't feel right. I feel like I'm leaking!

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]

James T. Kirk: Scotty, how we doin'?
Scotty: Dilithium chamber at maximum, Captain.
Scotty: [noticing Keenser straddling a console] GET DOWN!

[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!

James T. Kirk: I relieve you, sir.
Christopher Pike: I am relieved.

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.

James T. Kirk: Sulu, let's go home.

Gaila: Jim, I think I love you.
James T. Kirk: That is so weird.
Gaila: Lights.
Computer: Lights on.
Gaila: Did you just say, "That is so weird"?
James T. Kirk: Yeah, I did, but...

Christopher Pike: You know, I couldn't believe it when the bartender told me who you are.
James T. Kirk: Who am I, Captain Pike?
Christopher Pike: Your father's son.
James T. Kirk: [Turns toward the bar] Can I get another one?
Christopher Pike: For my dissertation, I was assigned the U.S.S. Kelvin. Something I admired about your Dad: he didn't believe in no-win scenarios
James T. Kirk: Sure learned his lesson!
Christopher Pike: Well, it depends on how you define winning. You're here, aren't you?
James T. Kirk: [as beer is brought to him] Thanks.
Christopher Pike: You know that instinct to leap without looking, that was his nature too. And in my opinion it's something Starfleet's lost.
James T. Kirk: [laughing] Why are you talkin' to me, man?
Christopher Pike: 'Cause I looked up your file while you were drooling on the floor. Your aptitude tests are off the charts, so what is it? You like being the only genius level repeat offender in the Midwest?
James T. Kirk: Maybe I love it.
Christopher Pike: Look, so your Dad dies. You can settle for a less than ordinary life, or do you feel like you were meant for something better? Something special? Enlist in Starfleet.
James T. Kirk: [scoffs] Enlist!
James T. Kirk: [laughs] You guys must be way down on your recruiting quota for the month!
Christopher Pike: If you're half the man your father was, Jim, Starfleet could use you. You could be an officer in four years. You could have your own ship in eight. You understand what the Federation is, don't you? It's important. It's a peacekeeping and humanitarian armada...
James T. Kirk: Are we done?
Christopher Pike: I'm done.
Christopher Pike: [Gets up] Riverside Shipyard. Shuttle for new recruits leaves tomorrow morning, 0800.
Christopher Pike: [pause] Now, your father was captain of a Starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives, including your mother's and yours. I dare you to do better.

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.

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.

[Kirk rescues Pike]
Christopher Pike: What're you doing here?
James T. Kirk: Just following orders.

James T. Kirk: Where are we?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Medical Bay.
James T. Kirk: This isn't worth it.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: A little suffering's good for the soul.

Lt. Nyota Uhura: [During the Kobayashi Maru test] We are receiving a distress signal from the U.S.S. Kobayashi Maru. The ship has lost power and is stranded. Starfleet Command has ordered us to rescue them.
James T. Kirk: [clearly enjoying himself] "Starfleet Command has ordered us to rescue them... CAPTAIN."
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [rolls his eyes] Two Klingon vessels have entered the Neutral Zone and are locking weapons on us.
James T. Kirk: [Smugly] That's okay.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "That's okay?"
James T. Kirk: Yeah, don't worry about it.
Test Administrator: Did he say "Don't worry about it?"
Test Administrator: Is he not taking the simulation seriously?

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Three more Klingon warbirds decloaking and targeting our ship. I don't suppose this is a problem either.
Simulator Tactical Officer: They're firing, Captain.
James T. Kirk: Alert Medical Bay to prepare to receive ALL crew members from the damaged ship.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: And how do you expect us to rescue them when we're surrounded by Klingons, Captain?
James T. Kirk: [not taking anything or anyone seriously] Alert Medical
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Our ship's being hit. Shields at sixty percent.
James T. Kirk: [nonchalantly] I understand.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [exasperated] Well, should we - I dunno - fire back?
James T. Kirk: [pulls an apple out of nowhere and starts munching] No.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Of COURSE not.
[the entire simulation suddenly shuts down, then starts back up]
Test Administrator: What is this? What's going on?
James T. Kirk: Hm. Arm photons. Prepare to fire on the Klingon warbirds.
Simulator Tactical Officer: Yessir.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Jim, their shields are still up!
James T. Kirk: Are they?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [checks again] No... They're not.
James T. Kirk: Fire on all enemy ships. One photon each should do. Let's not waste ammunition.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Target locked and acquired on all warbirds. Firing.
[the simulation shows the birds being destroyed one by one]
Simulator Tactical Officer: All ships destroyed, Captain.
James T. Kirk: Begin rescue of the stranded crew.
James T. Kirk: [grandstanding his victory] So! We've managed to eliminate all enemy ships, no one on board was injured AND the successful rescue of the Kobayashi Maru crew is... underway.
[takes a large bite out of his apple]

Ayel: Your species is even weaker than I expected.
[chokes Kirk]
James T. Kirk: I can't...
Ayel: You can't even speak!
[Kirk garbles]
Ayel: What?
James T. Kirk: I got your gun!
[shoots Ayel]

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: [Bolts out of bed suddenly from being sedated] Lightning storm!
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Ah, Jim, you're awake. How do you feel?
[He looks down, suddenly growing alarmed]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Good God, man!
Kirk: What? AH!
[He yelps and raises his hands, which are now twice their normal size]
Kirk: What the hell's this?
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: A reaction to the vaccine, dammit! Nurse Chapel, I need 50 cc's of cortizone!
Nurse Chapel: Yes, sir!
[He starts scanning Kirk while Kirk replays Chekov's message]
Pavel Chekov: [on the computer] ... appeared to be a lightning storm in space.
Kirk: Bones! We gotta stop the ship!
[He takes off running down the hall]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [running after him] Jim! I'm not kidding, you need to keep your heart rate down!
[he fumbles through a first aid kit while Jim accesses another computer console]
Kirk: Computer, locate crew member Uhura.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: You know, I haven't seen a reaction this bad since med school!
Kirk: We're flying into a trap!
[He starts running again]
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Dammit, Jim, stand still!
[injects him yet again]
Kirk: [yelps in pain] OW! STOP THAT!
[he runs through the engine room, looking for Uhura]

[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.

[Kirk drives his stepfather's Corvette toward a cliff. As he skids sideways, he jumps out before the Corvette falls off while he hangs on the edge of the cliff. The Iowa cop chasing him steps off his bike as Kirk climbs off the cliff]
Young Kirk: Is there a problem, officer?
Iowa Cop: Citizen, what is your name?
Young Kirk: My name is James Tiberius Kirk!


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
[after being surrounded by Klingons in a starship simulator]
Saavik: Any suggestions, Admiral?
Kirk: Prayer, Mr. Saavik. The Klingons don't take prisoners.

McCoy: Admiral, wouldn't it be easier to put an experienced crew back on the ship?
Kirk: Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor.
[Leaves]
Commander Nyota Uhura: Now what is that supposed to mean?

Carol Marcus: Please tell me what you're feeling.
Kirk: There's a man out there I haven't seen in fifteen years who's trying to kill me. You show me a son that'd be happy to help. My son... my life that could have been... and wasn't. How do I feel? Old... worn out.
Carol Marcus: Let me show you something that will make you feel young as when the world was new.

[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: [hailing Khan] This is Admiral Kirk. We tried it once your way, Khan, are you game for a rematch? Khan, I'm laughing at the "superior intellect."
Khan: Full impulse power!
Joachim: No, sir! You have Genesis! You can have whatever...
Khan: [grabs Joachim in anger] FULL POWER! DAMN YOU!

[after allowing the simulated Enterprise to be destroyed]
Saavik: Permission to speak freely, sir?
Kirk: Granted.
Saavik: I do not believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.
Kirk: And why not?
Saavik: Because... there was no way to win.
Kirk: A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?
Saavik: No, sir, it has not.
Kirk: And how we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?
Saavik: As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had not occurred to me.
Kirk: Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on.

Kirk: Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead!

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: Admiral, may I ask you a question?
Kirk: What's on your mind, Lieutenant?
Saavik: The Kobayashi Maru, sir.
Kirk: Are you asking me if we're playing out that scenario now?
Saavik: On the test, sir... will you tell me what you did? I would really like to know.
McCoy: Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Starfleet cadet who ever beat the no-win scenario.
Saavik: How?
Kirk: I reprogrammed the simulation so it was possible to rescue the ship.
Saavik: What?
David Marcus: He cheated.
Kirk: I changed the conditions of the test; got a commendation for original thinking. I don't like to lose.
Saavik: Then you never faced that situation... faced death.
Kirk: I don't believe in the no-win scenario.

McCoy: Where are we going?
Kirk: Where they went.
McCoy: Suppose they went *nowhere*?
Kirk: Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all.

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

Dr. McCoy: You're hiding... hiding behind rules and regulations.
Kirk: Who am I hiding from?
Dr. McCoy: From yourself, Admiral.
Kirk: Don't mince words, Bones. What do you really think?
Dr. McCoy: Jim, I'm your doctor and I'm also your friend. Get back your command! Get it back before you turn into part of this collection, before you really do grow old.

Kirk: [describing Khan] I'll give him this: he's consistent!

Kirk: We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

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.

Kirk: Stand by to receive our transmission.
Kirk: [sotto voce] Mr. Sulu, lock phasers on target and await my command.
Kirk: [sotto voice] Phasers locked.

Saavik: Humor. It is a difficult concept. It is not logical.
Kirk: We learn by doing.

David Marcus: Lieutenant Saavik was right: You never have faced death.
Kirk: No. Not like this. I haven't faced death. I've cheated death. I've tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.
David Marcus: You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.
Kirk: Just words.
David Marcus: But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them. I was wrong about you. And I'm sorry.
Kirk: Is that what you came here to say?
David Marcus: Mainly. And also that I'm proud - very proud - to be your son.

McCoy: He's not really dead. As long as we remember him.
Kirk: It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. A far better resting place that I go to than I have ever known.
Carol Marcus: Is that a poem?
Kirk: No. Something Spock was trying to tell me. On my birthday.
McCoy: You okay, Jim? How do you feel?
Kirk: Young. I feel young.

[Saavik has just left the turbolift]
Dr. McCoy: Did she change her hairstyle?
Kirk: I hadn't noticed.
Dr. McCoy: Wonderful stuff, that Romulan Ale.

[Kirk has been informed of an incoming transmission from Dr. Carol Marcus]
Dr. McCoy: It never rains but it pours.
Kirk: As a doctor, you of all people should be aware of the dangers of reopening old wounds.

[Kirk unwraps Bones' birthday present]
Kirk: Romulan Ale. Why, Bones, you know this is illegal.
McCoy: I only use it for medicinal purposes.

Crewman: Sir! The mains are back on line!
Kirk: Bless you Scotty! Go, Sulu!

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]

Preston: I believe you'll find everything ship-shape, Admiral.
Kirk: Oh, do you? Do you have any idea, Midshipman Preston, how many times I have had to listen to Mr. Scott on the comm, telling me his trouble? Do you have any idea of the ribbing I've had to endure in the officers' mess... to the effect that the Enterprise is a flying death trap?
Preston: Oh, no sir! Wha... this is the finest engine room in the whole Starfleet! If the Admiral can't see the facts for himself, then, with all due respect, he's as blind as a Tiberian bat!
Scotty: Ahem!
Preston: Sir!
Kirk: Midshipman, you're a tiger.
Scotty: My sister's youngest, Admiral. Crazy to get to space.
Kirk: Every young man's fantasy. Seem to remember it myself.

[David attacks Kirk]
Kirk: Where's Dr. Marcus?
David Marcus: I'M Dr. Marcus!
Carol Marcus: Jim!

McCoy: [handing Kirk a birthday gift, after Kirk hands him the Romulan ale] Now you open this one.
Kirk: [taking gift] I'm almost afraid to. What is it, Klingon aphrodisiacs?
McCoy: No. More antiques for your collection.

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.

Kirk: Spock!
Spock: The ship... out of danger?
Kirk: Yes.
Spock: Don't 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?
Spock: I have been and always shall be your friend.
[Holds up his hand in the Vulcan salute]
Spock: Live long and prosper.

[Terrell disobeys Khan's order to kill Kirk, who taunts Khan over the communicator]
Kirk: Khan, you bloodsucker. You're going to have to do your own dirty work now! Do you hear me? Do you?
Khan: Kirk? You're still alive, my old friend?
Kirk: Still, "old friend!" You've managed to kill everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!
Khan: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral.
[beams the Genesis device away]
Kirk: Khan... Khan, you've got Genesis, but you don't have me. You were going to kill me, Khan. You're going to have to come down here. You're going to have to come down here!
Khan: I've done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet... buried alive! Buried alive...!
Kirk: KHAAANNNN!
[echo]
Kirk: KHAAANNNN!

Kirk: Khan!
Khan: You still remember, Admiral. I cannot help but be touched. I, of course, remember you.

Kirk: Khan, how do I know you'll keep your word?
Khan: Oh, I've given you no word to keep, Admiral. In my judgment, you simply have no alternative.

Kirk: Time?
Saavik: Three minutes, thirty seconds.
Kirk: Distance from Reliant?
Chekov: 4000 kilometers.
Sulu: We're not going to make it, are we?
[Kirk turns to look at David, who slowly shakes his head]

Kirk: I hate inspections.
Sulu: I'm delighted. Any chance to go aboard the Enterprise.

Kirk: [Kirk is reacting - badly - to Spock ordering Saavik to take the Enterprise out of spacedock, something she has never done before]
McCoy: Do you want a tranquilizer?
Kirk: [shakes head quickly]

Kirk: Engine room. Well done, Scotty!
McCoy: Jim... I think you'd better get down here.
Kirk: Bones?
McCoy: Better hurry...

Kirk: [In a whisper to Carol] Is that David?

Kirk: [to McCoy, who is still lying where he fell during Saavik's simulation] Physician, heal thyself.
McCoy: Is that all you've got to say? What about my performance?
Kirk: I'm not a drama critic!

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: Ship out of danger?
Kirk: Yes.
Spock: Don't 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.


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 comes face to face with the Vengeance]
James T. Kirk: [to his crew] I am sorry.

[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]
Scotty: The ship's dead, sir! She's gone!
James T. Kirk: No, she's not...

[from trailer]
James T. Kirk: Let's go get this son of a bitch!
[warps off]

[from trailer]
Nyota Uhura: We're outnumbered, outgunned...
James T. Kirk: So we come out shooting!

[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!

James T. Kirk: Let me explain what's happening here: you are a criminal! I watched you murder innocent men and women! I was authorized to *end* you! And the only reason why you are still alive is because I am allowing it. So *shut your mouth*!
Khan: Captain, are you going to punch me again, over and over, until your arm weakens... clearly you want to. So tell me, why did you allow me to live?
James T. Kirk: We all make mistakes.
Khan: I surrendered to you because, despite your attempt to convince me otherwise, you seem to have a conscience, Mr. Kirk. If you did not, then it would be impossible for me to convince you of the truth. 23174611. Coordinates not far from Earth. If you want to know why I did what I did, go and take a look.
James T. Kirk: Give me one reason why I should listen to you.
Khan: I can give you 72. And they're on board your ship, Captain. They have been, all along.

James T. Kirk: If Spock were here, and I were there, what would he do?
Bones: He'd let you die.

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.

Bones: You were barely dead, it was the transfusion that really took its toll. You were in a coma for two weeks.
James T. Kirk: Transfusion?
Bones: Your cells were heavily irradiated. We had no choice.
James T. Kirk: Khan?
Bones: We synthesized a serum from his... super blood. Tell me, are you feeling homicidal, power-mad, despotic?
James T. Kirk: No more than usual.

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

[last lines]
James T. Kirk: There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that's not who we are... When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the Captain's Oath. Words I didn't appreciate at the time. But now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words: Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

James T. Kirk: Dr. Marcus, I'm glad you could be part of the family.
Carol: It's nice to have a family.

Scotty: Welcome aboard.
James T. Kirk: It's good to see you too, Scotty.

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.

James T. Kirk: Why is there a man in that torpedo?
Khan: There are men and women in all those torpedoes, Captain. I put them there.
James T. Kirk: Who the hell are you?
Khan: A remnant of a time long past. Genetically engineered to be superior so as to lead others to peace in a world at war. But we were condemned as criminals, forced into exile. For centuries we slept, hoping when we awoke things would be different. But as a result of the destruction of Vulcan your Starfleet begun to aggressively search distant quadrants of space. My ship was found adrift. I alone was revived.
James T. Kirk: I looked up John Harrison. Until a year ago he didn't exist.
Khan: John Harrison was a fiction created the moment I was awoken by your Admiral Marcus to help him advance his cause, a smokescreen to conceal my true identity. My name is... KHAN.

James T. Kirk: I watched you open fire in a room full of unarmed Starfleet officers. You killed them in cold blood.
Khan: Marcus took my crew from me!
James T. Kirk: You are a murderer!
Khan: He used my friends to control me. I tried to smuggle them to safety by concealing them in the very weapons I have designed. But I was discovered. I had no choice but to escape alone. And when I did, I had every reason to suspect that Marcus had killed every single one of the people I hold most dear. So I responded in kind. My crew is my family, Kirk. Is there anything you would not do for your family?

[first lines]
Bones: Damn it, man! That was our ride! You just stunned our ride!
James T. Kirk: Oh, great.

[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.

James T. Kirk: Wait, are you guys... are you guys fighting?
Nyota Uhura: I'd rather not talk about it, sir...
James T. Kirk: Oh my GOD, what is that even like?

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.

Scotty: If it isn't Captain James Tiberius Perfect-Hair!
[to Keenser]
Scotty: Did you hear that? I called him "Perfect-Hair".
James T. Kirk: Where are you?
Scotty: Where are you?
James T. Kirk: Are you drunk?
Scotty: What I do on my private time is my business, Jim.

James T. Kirk: [Going out to face the Klingons] Don't set your phasers on stun; theirs certainly won't be.

Scotty: Wait. Jim, if we go in there, we'll die! Do you hear me? The radiation will kill us! Will you listen to me? Look, what the hell are you doing?
James T. Kirk: I'm opening the door. I'm going in.
Scotty: The door's there to stop us from getting irradiated! We'd be dead before making the climb!
James T. Kirk: [Quietly] You're not making the climb.
[Kirk knocks out Scotty and enters the chamber]

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?

James T. Kirk: How did you find me?
Christopher Pike: I know you better than you think you do. The first time I found you was in a dive like this. Remember that? You got your ass handed to you.
James T. Kirk: No, I didn't.
Christopher Pike: You don't.
James T. Kirk: No, that's not what happened.
Christopher Pike: That was an epic beating.
James T. Kirk: No, it wasn't.
Christopher Pike: You had napkins hanging out of your nose. Did you not?
James T. Kirk: Yeah, that was a good fight.

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.

Bones: Why the hell did he surrender?
James T. Kirk: I don't know. But he just took out a squad of Klingons single-handedly. I want to know how.
Bones: Sounds like we have a superman on board.
James T. Kirk: You tell me.

James T. Kirk: Tell me everything you know about that ship.
Khan: Dreadnought class. Two times the size, three times the speed. Advanced weaponry. Modified for a minimal crew. Unlike most Federation vessels, it's built solely for combat.
James T. Kirk: I will do everything I can to make you answer for what you did. But right now I need your help.

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.

James T. Kirk: [asking Scotty to investigate the coordinates Khan gave him] I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for, but I have a feeling you'll know it when you see it. You may have been right about those torpedoes.
Scotty: [surprised at Jim's admission] I will consider that an apology. And I will consider that apology.

Bones: Jim, you just sat that man down at a high-stakes poker game with no cards and told him to bluff. Now, Sulu's a good man, but he's no captain.
James T. Kirk: For the next two hours, he is. And enough with the metaphors, all right? That's an order.


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?

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?

Chekov: Admiral. We have found the nuclear wessel.
Kirk: Well done, Team two.
Chekov: And Admiral... it is the *Enterprise*.
[Kirk and Spock look at each other]
Kirk: Understood.

Kirk: [Explaining Spock's odd behavior] Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley. I think he did a little too much LDS.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: LDS?

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.

[after landing and cloaking a Klingon spaceship in Golden Gate Park]
Kirk: Everybody remember where we parked.

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?

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Don't tell me! You're from outer space.
Kirk: No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space.

Kirk: Out of the way...
Shore Patrolman: Sorry, Doctor, I have strict orders...
Dr. Gillian Taylor: [Gillian moans in pain]
McCoy: My God, man. Do you want an acute case on your hands? This woman has immediate postprandial, upper-abdominal distention. Now, out of the way! Get out of the way!
[They enter the operating room]
Kirk: What did you say she has?
McCoy: Cramps.

[Gillian has just beamed aboard the Klingon ship for the first time]
Kirk: Hello, Alice. Welcome to "Wonderland".

Disgruntled guy in car: Hey, why don't ya watch where you're going, ya dumb-ass!
Kirk: Well, uh, double dumb-ass on you!

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.

Shore Patrolman: How's the patient, doctor?
Kirk: He's gonna make it.
Shore Patrolman: He? You came in with a she.
Kirk: One little mistake...

Chekov: Cloaking device now available on all flight modes.
Kirk: I'm impressed - That's a lot of work for a short voyage.
Chekov: We are in an enemy wessel, sir. I did not wish to be shot down on our way to our own funeral.
Kirk: Good thinking.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: He's just gonna hang around the bushes while we eat?
Kirk: [shrugs] It's his way.

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

Kirk: This is good-bye?
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Why does it have to be good-bye?
Kirk: Well, like they say in your century, I don't even have your telephone number.

[the crew is on a shuttlecraft pondering what their new starship will be]
Sulu: ...I'm counting on the *Excelsior*.
Scotty: The *Excelsior*? Why in God's name would you want that bucket of bolts?
Kirk: A ship is a ship.
Scotty: Whatever you say so.
[pause]
Scotty: Thy will be done.
[the new starship USS *Enterprise* 1701-A emerges into view]
Kirk: My friends.
[pause]
Kirk: We've come home.

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Don't tell me you don't use money in the 23rd Century.
Kirk: Well, we don't.

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]

Kirk: They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all.
Gillian: "Whales Weep Not" - D. H. Lawrence.

Kirk: Our mission? Spock, you're talking about the end of every life on Earth! You're half human.
[pause]
Kirk: Haven't you got any goddamn feelings about THAT?

[about 20th Century America]
Kirk: This is an extremely primitive and paranoid culture.

McCoy: You're going to try time traveling in this rustbucket?
Kirk: Well, we've done it before.
McCoy: Sure, you slingshot around the Sun, pick up enough speed - You're in time warp. If you don't, you're fried.
Kirk: I prefer it to nothing.
McCoy: I prefer a dose of common sense! You're proposing that we go backwards in time, find humpback whales, then bring them foward in time, drop 'em off, and hope to Hell they tell this probe what to do with itself!
Kirk: That's the general idea.
McCoy: Well, that's crazy!
Kirk: You've got a better idea?
[pause]
Kirk: Now's the time.

Kirk: [Trying to revive Mr. Checkov] Pavel, talk to me
[pause]
Kirk: Name! Rank!
Chekov: [groggily] Chekov, Pavel. Rank
[pause]
Chekov: Admiral!

Kirk: May fortune favor the foolish.

[last lines]
[on the bridge of the new Enterprise]
Sulu: Helm ready, Captain.
Kirk: All right, Mr. Sulu. Let's see what she's got.

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".

McCoy: You sure this is such a bright idea?
Kirk: What do you mean?
McCoy: [referring to Spock] I mean him! Back at his post like nothing happened. I don't know if you got the whole picture or not, but he's not quite operating on all thrusters!
Kirk: It'll come back to him.
McCoy: Are you sure?
[Kirk doesn't answer]
McCoy: That's what I thought.

[Kirk is pacing back and forth, considering a below-decks room in the Klingon ship for possible whale transport]
Kirk: Scotty, how long is this bay?
Scotty: About sixty feet, Admiral.
Kirk: Can you enclose it to hold water?
Scotty: [laughs] I suppose I could. You planning to take a swim?
McCoy: [sourly] Off the deep end, Mr. Scott!
Kirk: We got to find some humpbacks.
Scotty: Humpbacked... people?
Kirk: Whales, Mr. Scott, whales!

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)
Sybok: Sha-Ka-Ree... the source... Heaven... Eden... call it what you will. The Klingons call it "Qui-Tu". For the Romulans it's "Vorta Vor". The Andorian word is... is unpronouncable. Still, every culture in this galaxy shares this common dream of a place from which creation sprang. For us, that place will soon be reality.
Kirk: The only reality I see is that I'm a prisoner on my own ship. What is this power you have to control the minds of my crew?
Sybok: I don't control minds. I free them.

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.

McCoy: We were speculating. Is God really out there?
Kirk: Maybe he's not out there, Bones. Maybe he's right here.
[points to his heart]
Kirk: Human heart.

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.

Kirk: Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!

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?

Kirk: I've always known I'll die alone.

Kirk: Mr. Scott, you're amazing!
Scotty: There's nothing amazing about it. I know this ship like the back of my hand.
[walks into low-hanging beam, knocks himself out cold]

Kirk: [to "God"] Excuse me... Excuse me... I just wanted to ask a question. What does God need with a starship?

[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.

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.

Kirk: Stand by to execute emergency landing plan... "B."
[a brief pause]
Chekov: What's emergency landing plan "B?"
Scotty: I don't have a clue.
Kirk: [on Comm system] "B" as in Barricade.
Scotty: He can't be serious.

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.

McCoy: What's the matter, Jim?
Kirk: I miss my old chair.

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.

Kirk: Spock, my only concern is getting the ship back. When that's done and Sybok is in here, then you can debate Sha-Ka-Ree until you're green in the face.

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.

McCoy: All that time in space, getting on each other's nerves. And what do we do when shore leave comes along? We spend it together. Other people have families.
Kirk: Other people, Bones. Not us.

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: Jim... if you ask me, and you haven't, I think this is a terrible idea. We're bound to bump into the Klingons, and they don't exactly like you.
Kirk: The feeling's mutual. Engine room.
Scotty: [over the intercom] Scotty here.
Kirk: We'll need all the power you can muster, mister.
Scotty: Don't you worry, Captain. We'll beat those Klingon devils, even if I have to get out and push.
Kirk: I hope it won't come to that, Mr. Scott.

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.

[after Sybok relinquishes command of the Enterprise, Kirk decides to take Sybok, Spock and McCoy to the planet]
Kirk: Well, don't just stand there. God's a busy man!

Kirk: [to Spock, while being strangled by Sybok] PICK IT UP!

[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.

Sybok: What are you doing?
Kirk: In order to lower and re-raise the shields as quickly as possible, we're going to forego the tractor beam, and fly her in manually.
McCoy: *Manually*?
Sybok: How often have you done this?
Sulu: [smiles] Actually, it's my first attempt.

Starfleet Chief of Staff: Now, I know the Enterprise isn't exactly up to specs...
Kirk: With all due respect, the Enterprise is a disaster! There must be other ships in the quadrant.
Starfleet Chief of Staff: Other ships, yes. But no experienced commanders. Captain... I need Jim Kirk.
Kirk: [under his breath] Oh, please.
Starfleet Chief of Staff: Your orders are to proceed to Nimbus III, assess the situation, and avoid a confrontation if possible. But above all, however, get those hostages back safely.
Kirk: Have the Klingons responded?
Starfleet Chief of Staff: No, but you can bet they will.

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.

Uhura: [arriving to pick up Kirk from shore leave] Captain, we've received important orders from Starfleet Command.
Kirk: Why didn't you just beep my communicator?
Uhura: You 'forgot' to take it with you.
Kirk: Oh... I wonder 'why' I did that?


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Kirk: How are we doing?
McCoy: How are "we" doing? Funny you should put it quite that way, Jim. "We" are doing fine. But I'd feel safer giving him one of my kidneys than what's scrambled in my brain.

Sulu: The word, sir?
Kirk: The word is no. I am therefore going anyway.
Sulu: You can count our help, sir.
Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Sulu, I'll need it.
Chekov: Shall I alert Dr. McCoy?
Kirk: Please. He has a long journey ahead of him.

[their first look at the USS Excelsior]
Uhura: Would you look at that.
Kirk: My friends, the great experiment: The Excelsior. Ready for trial runs.
Sulu: She's supposed to have transwarp drive.
Scotty: Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.
Kirk: Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.

Kirk: Scotty, you're as good as your word.
Scotty: Aye, sir. The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.
[giving McCoy a handful of computer chips]
Scotty: Here, Doctor, souvenirs from one surgeon to another. I took them out of her main transwarp computer drive.
McCoy: Nice of you to tell me in advance.
Kirk: That's what you get for missing staff meetings, Doctor. Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding and I intend to recommend you all for promotion... in whatever fleet we end up serving.

Kirk: You're suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, doctor.
McCoy: That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all the arguments he lost.

Kirk: Klingon Commander, this is Admiral James T. Kirk. I'm alive and well on the planet's surface. I know that this will come as a pleasant surprise to you, but our ship was a victim of an "unfortunate accident". Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, c'est la vie.

Kirk: [gathers himself after David's murder] Mr. Sulu, what is the crew compliment of a Bird-of-Prey?
Sulu: About a dozen officers and men.
Kirk: With some of them on the planet... I swear to you, we're not finished yet. Bones, you and Sulu to the transporter room. The rest of you with me, we have a job to do.

Kirk: You should take the Vulcan too.
Kruge: No.
Kirk: But why?
Kruge: Because you wish it.

[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.

[Kirk and party have commandeered Kruge's Bird-of-Prey]
Kirk: [to Maltz] You! Help us or die!
Maltz: I do not deserve to live!
Kirk: Fine, I'll kill you later!
[later, once safely in warp speed]
Kirk: Take care of the prisoner.
Maltz: Wait! You said you would kill me!
Kirk: I lied!

Kirk: Scan for vessels in pursuit.
McCoy: [in Spock's voice and manner] Scanning. Indications negative at this time.
[everyone stares at him]
McCoy: [as himself] Did I get it right?
Kirk: Great, Bones. Just great.

Security Guard: Make it quick, Admiral. They're moving him to the Federation funny farm.
Kirk: [about McCoy] Yes, poor friend. I hear he's fruity as a nutcake.

Kirk: [showing the Vulcan salute] How many fingers do I have up?
McCoy: That's not very damn funny.
Kirk: You're sense of humor's returned!
McCoy: The hell it has!

Captain Styles: [on the comm speakers] Kirk, you do this, you'll never sit in the Captain's chair again.
Kirk: Warp speed.

[Kirk finds McCoy in Spock's quarters]
McCoy: Jim... help me. You left me... on Genesis... why did you do that? Help me...
Kirk: Bones? What the hell are you doing? Have you lost your mind?
McCoy: Help me, Jim. Take me home.
Kirk: Home is where we are. We are home.
McCoy: Then perhaps it's not too late. Climb the steps, Jim. Climb the steps of Mount Seleyah.
Kirk: Mount Seleyah? Bones, Mount Seleyah's on Vulcan. We're home. On Earth.
McCoy: Remember...

Sarek: You must bring them to Mount Seleyah, on Vulcan. Only there can both find peace.
Kirk: What you ask... is difficult.
Sarek: You will find a way, Kirk. If you honor them both, you must.
Kirk: I will. I swear.

Mr. Adventure: Look at you. You're a twenty-year space veteran, yet you pick the worst duty station in town. I mean, look at this place. This is the hind end of space.
Uhura: Peace and quiet appeals to me, Lieutenant.
Mr. Adventure: Well, maybe that's okay for someone like you, whose career is winding down. But me, I need some excitement, some adventure... maybe even just a surprise or two.
Uhura: Well, you know what they say, Lieutenant. Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.
[Kirk, McCoy and Sulu enter the transporter room]
Kirk: Uhura, is everything ready?
Uhura: Step into my parlor, gentlemen.
Mr. Adventure: That's Admiral Kirk, my God!
Uhura: Very good for you, Lieutenant.
Mr. Adventure: But it's damned irregular. No destination points, no encoded ID's.
Uhura: All true.
Mr. Adventure: So what are we gonna do about it?
Uhura: I'm not gonna do anything about it. You're gonna sit in the closet.
Mr. Adventure: The *closet*? Have you lost your sense of reality?
Uhura: This isn't reality.
[Turns a phaser on him]
Uhura: This is fantasy. You wanted adventure, how's this? The old adrenaline going, huh? Good boy. Now get in the closet.
Mr. Adventure: All right...
Uhura: Go on.
Mr. Adventure: I'll just get in the closet. All right! Damn!
[Falls into the closet and shuts the door]
McCoy: I'm glad you're on *our* side!
Kirk: [Pointing to the closet] Are you sure you can handle...?
Uhura: Oh, I'll have "Mr. Adventure" eating out of my hand, sir. And I'll see all of you at the rendezvous.

[Witnessing the destruction of the Enterprise]
Kirk: My God, Bones... what have I done?
McCoy: What you had to do, what you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live.

Scotty: All systems automated and ready. A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.
Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott. I'll try not to take that personally.

Sarek: Kirk, I thank you. What you have done is...
Kirk: What I have done, I had to do.
Sarek: But at what cost? Your ship. Your son.
Kirk: If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul.

Sulu: One minute to space doors.
McCoy: Are you just gonna walk through them?
Kirk: Calm yourself, Doctor.

Kirk: Klingon bastard! You killed my son!

Kirk: David, what went wrong?
David Marcus: I went wrong.
Kirk: I don't understand.
David Marcus: I'm sorry, sir. Just don't surrender. Genesis doesn't work. I can't believe they'd kill us for it.
Kruge: Admiral, your young friend is mistaken. I meant what I said. And now to show that my intentions are sincere, I shall kill one of the prisoners.
Kirk: Wait a minute! Give me a chance to talk.
Kruge: [in Klingon] Kill one of them. I don't care which.

[the Enterprise faces off against a cloaked Klingon Bird-of-Prey]
Kirk: If my guess is right, she'll have to decloak before she can fire.
McCoy: May all your guesses be right.

[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.

McCoy: Rapid aging. All genetic functions highly accelerated.
Kirk: What about his mind?
McCoy: His mind is a void. It seems, Admiral, that I've got all his marbles.
Kirk: Is there anything we can do?
Saavik: Only one thing, sir. Get him off this planet. His aging is part of what's going on around us.

Kruge: Genesis, I want it!
Kirk: Beam the Vulcan up, and we'll talk.
Kruge: Give me what I want, and I'll consider it.
Kirk: You fool, look around you! The planet's destroying itself!
Kruge: Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?
Kirk: If we don't help each other, we'll die here.
Kruge: Perfect. Then that's the way it shall be.

Kirk: [stomping on Kruge] I have had... enough... of YOU!
[Kruge falls screaming into the lavascape below]

Scotty: [studying the Klingon Bird-of-Prey's helm] Where's the damn antimatter inducer?
Chekov: This?... no, *this*!
Scotty: That or nothing.
Sulu: If I read this right, sir, we have full power.
Kirk: [exasperated] Go, Sulu!

[the Enterprise is approaching the closed Spacedock doors]
Kirk: And... *now*, Mr. Scott.
Scotty: Sir?
Kirk: The doors, Mr. Scott!
Scotty: Aye, sir, I'm working on it!

Sarek: Forgive me, it is not here. I had assumed he mind-melded with you. It is the Vulcan way, when the body's end is near.
Kirk: We were separated... He couldn't touch me.
Sarek: I see. Then, everything he was... everything he knew... is lost.
[Sarek turns to go]
Kirk: Please wait. He would have found a way. If there were that much at stake, Spock would have found a way.
Sarek: Yes. But how?
Kirk: What if he joined with someone else?

Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
Scotty: Eight weeks, sir. But ye don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ye in two.
Kirk: Mr. Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Scotty: Certainly, sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
Kirk: [over the intercom] Your reputation is secure, Scotty.


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
[Dictating his personal log]
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 9522.6: I've never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I could never forgive them for the death of my boy. It seems to me our mission to escort the Chancellor of the Klingon High Council to a peace summit is problematic at best. Spock says this could be an historic occasion, and I'd like to believe him, but how on earth can history get past people like me?

[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 James T. Kirk: Bones, are you afraid of the future?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: I believe that was the general idea that I was trying to convey.
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't mean this future.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: What is this, multiple choice?

General Chang: "To be or not to be?" That is the question which preoccupies our people, Captain Kirk. We need breathing room.
Captain James T. Kirk: Earth, Hitler, 1938.
General Chang: I beg your pardon.
Chancellor Gorkon: Well... I see we have a long way to go.

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.

General Chang: I can see you, Kirk.
Captain James T. Kirk: Chang.
General Chang: Can you see me? Oh, now be honest, Captain, warrior to warrior. You do prefer it this way, don't you, as it was meant to be? No peace in our time. "Once more unto the breach, dear friends."

[after Kirk and Martia kiss passionately]
McCoy: What IS it with you, anyway?
Kirk: Still think we're finished?
McCoy: Now, more than ever!

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

[last lines]
[Kirk's final Captain's Log]
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's Log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun, and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man... where no *one* has gone before.

[In a conversation with Spock]
Captain James T. Kirk: You're a great one for logic. I'm a great one for rushing in where angels fear to tread. We are both extremists. Reality has brought us somewhere in-between.

[Kirk is fighting with Martia disguised as Kirk]
Captain James T. Kirk: I can't believe I kissed you.
Martia (appearing as Kirk): Must have been your lifelong ambition.

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.

[after Kirk wins a fight against an alien twice his size]
Martia: They'll respect you now.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's a comfort. I was lucky that thing had knees.
Martia: That was not his knee.
[Kirk looks at Martia in surprise]
Martia: Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Anything you want to tell me?
[Martia smiles at Kirk]

Captain James T. Kirk: [dictating his personal log] The Enterprise hosted Chancellor Gorkon and company to dinner last night. Our manners weren't exactly Emily Post. Note to the Galley; Romulan Ale no longer to be served at diplomatic functions.

[the crew enter the bridge]
Kirk: Once again, we've saved civilization as we know it.
McCoy: And the good news is they're not going to prosecute.
Uhuru: They might as well have prosecuted me. I felt like Lt. Valeris.
McCoy: [looks at Spock] Well, they don't prosecute people for having feelings.
Chekov: Just as well, or we'll all have to turn ourselves in.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm going to sleep this off. Please let me know if there's some other way we can screw up tonight.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: I'm gonna find myself a pot of black coffee.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Scott?
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [over intercom] Aye, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: Did you find the engine room?
Captain Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Right where I left it, sir!

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, I'm wearing a veridium patch on my back! Spock slapped it there just before we went on Gorkon's ship!
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Why, that cunning little Vulcan!

Kirk: What are we all doing here?
McCoy: Maybe they're throwing us a retirement party.
Scotty: That suits me. I just bought a boat.
Uhuru: This had better be good. I'm supposed to be chairing a seminar at the Academy.
Chekov: Captain, isn't this just for top brass?
McCoy: If we're all here, where's Sulu?
Kirk: *Captain* Sulu, on assignment. Where's Spock?

Captain James T. Kirk: [Spock has beamed Kirk and Bones aboard just before they find out who framed them] No! No! Of all the - son of a - Couldn't you have waited two seconds? They were just about to tell us the whole thing!
Commander Pavel Andreievich Chekov: You want to go back?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Absolutely not!
Captain James T. Kirk: [whispering] It's cold.

Captain James T. Kirk: Where's that damn torpedo?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: It's ready, Jim. Lock and load!
Captain James T. Kirk: [clenches fist] Fire!

[Kirk and company have prevented the assassination attempt at Khitomer]
Azetbur: What's happened? What's the meaning of all of this?
Captain James T. Kirk: It's about the future, Madame Chancellor. Some people think the future means the end of history. Well, we haven't run out of history quite yet. Your father called the future - "the undiscovered country". People can be very frightened of change.
Azetbur: You've restored my father's faith.
Captain James T. Kirk: And you've restored my son's.

Chancellor Gorkon: And this is General Chang, my chief of staff.
General Chang: I have... so wanted to meet you, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm not sure how to take that.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Fighting Martia who has changed to look like him] Isn't it about time you became something else?
Martia (appearing as Kirk): I like it here.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Valeris has just engaged thrusters to take Enterprise out of Spacedock] Thank you Lieutenant, ahead one quarter impulse power
Lieutenant Valeris: [spins in chair to face Kirk] Captain, may I remind you that regulations specify thrusters only whilst in spacedock.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: [the bridge crew cough loudly, Chekov shakes his head, Uhura tuts softly. McCoy leans in to tease Spock] Jim?
Captain James T. Kirk: You heard the order, Lieutenant...
Lieutenant Valeris: Aye, sir!

Martia: You're Kirk and McCoy, I presume.
Captain James T. Kirk: How did you know that?
Martia: We don't get many presidential assassins.
Captain James T. Kirk: We didn't kill Gorkon!
Martia: Of course not. But there is a reward for your death.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: That figures.

Captain James T. Kirk: Valeris, know anything about a radiation surge?
Lieutenant Valeris: Sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: Chekov?
Commander Pavel Chekov: Only the size of my head.
Captain James T. Kirk: [to himself] I know what you mean.

Captain James T. Kirk: [on the viewscreen] Captain Sulu! You realize that just by talking to me, you're violating regulations?
Captain Hikaru Sulu: I'm sorry, Captain, your message is breaking up...
Captain James T. Kirk: Bless you, Captain.


"Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (#2.15)" (1967)
[Kirk is questioning Scotty about his reasons to start a bar fight with the Klingons]
Scott: Well, Captain, er... the Klingons called you a... a tin-plated overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood.
Capt. Kirk: Is that all?
Scott: No, sir. They also compared you with a Denebian slime devil.
Capt. Kirk: I see.
Scott: And then they said that you were a...
Capt. Kirk: I get the picture, Scotty.
Scott: Yes, sir.
Capt. Kirk: And after they said all this, that's when you hit the Klingons.
Scott: No, sir.
Capt. Kirk: ...No?
Scott: No, er, I didn't. You told us to avoid trouble.
Capt. Kirk: Oh, yes.
Scott: And I didn't see that it was worth fighting about. After all, we're big enough to take a few insults. Aren't we?
Capt. Kirk: What was it they said that started the fight?
Scott: They called the Enterprise a garbage scow! Sir.
Capt. Kirk: I see. And... that's when you hit the Klingon?
Scott: Yes, sir!
Capt. Kirk: You hit the Klingons because they insulted the Enterprise, not because they...
Scott: Well, sir, this was a matter of pride.
Capt. Kirk: All right, Scotty. Dismissed. Oh... Scotty, you're restricted to quarters until further notice.
Scott: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir! That'll give me a chance to catch up on my technical journals!

Dr. McCoy: Do you know what you get if you feed a tribble too much?
Capt. Kirk: A fat tribble.
Dr. McCoy: No. You get a whole bunch of hungry little tribbles.
Capt. Kirk: Well, Bones, all I can suggest... is you open up a maternity ward.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Bones, what've you got for a headache?
Dr. McCoy: Let me guess, the Klingons. Baris.
Capt. Kirk: Both.

Dr. McCoy: [on reasons for the tribbles' high reproduction rate] Well, the nearest thing I can figure out is that they're born pregnant. Which seems to be quite a time saver.
Capt. Kirk: I know, but really...
Dr. McCoy: And from my observations, it seems they're bisexual, reproducing at will. And, brother, have they got a lot of will.

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.

[the tribbles have all but destroyed the entire stock of grain reserved for a development project]
Nilz Baris: Kirk, you should have known. You are responsible for turning the development project into a total disaster!
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Baris...
Nilz Baris: And I am through being intimidated, Kirk. Now, you have insulted me, you have ignored me, you, you walked all over me. You have abused your authority and you have rejected my requests. And this, this is the result! I am going to hold you responsible, Kirk!
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Baris, I'll hold you in irons if you don't shut up!

Capt. Kirk: Another technical journal, Scotty?
Scott: Aye.
Capt. Kirk: Don't you ever relax?
Scott: I am relaxing.

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: And, now, Captain, I want all available security guards. I want them posted around the storage compartments.
Capt. Kirk: Storage compartments? Storage compartments?
Arne Darvin: The storage compartments containing the quadro-triticale.
Capt. Kirk: The what, the what? What's... quadro-triticale?
Lurry: Here...
[hands Kirk a small container]
Capt. Kirk: [spills some of its contents on his hand] Wheat. So what?

Nilz Baris: Captain Kirk, I consider your security measures a disgrace. In my opinion, you have taken this entire, very important project far too lightly.
Capt. Kirk: On the contrary, sir. I think of this project as very important. It is YOU I take lightly.

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.

Capt. Kirk: [handing Chekov a container] Mr. Chekov, what do you make of this?
Chekov: Oh, quadrotriticale. I've read about this, but, er, I've never seen any before.
Capt. Kirk: Does everybody know about this wheat but me?
Chekov: Oh, not everyone, Captain. It's a Russian invention.

Capt. Kirk: Mister Lurry, you issued a Priority One distress call. State the nature of your emergency.
Lurry: [transmitted voice] Uh, well, perhaps you better beam over. I'll-I'll try to explain.
Capt. Kirk: You'll "try to explain." You'd better be prepared to do more than that. Kirk out.

Capt. Kirk: I have never questioned the orders or the intelligence of any representative of the Federation. Until now.

[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.

Arne Darvin: [referring to Jones] You can't deny he's disrupted this station.
Capt. Kirk: People have disrupted stations before without being Klingon agents. Sometimes, all they need is a title, Mr. Baris.

Capt. Kirk: Captain Koloth. About that apology.
Koloth: Yes?
Capt. Kirk: You have six hours to get your ship out of Federation territory.

Capt. Kirk: I wanna know what killed these tribbles.
Dr. McCoy: I haven't figured out what keeps them alive yet.

Dr. McCoy: [enters after Kirk gets covered with tribbles] Jim! I think I've got it. All we have to do is quit feeding them. We quit feeding them, they stop breeding!
Capt. Kirk: Now he tells me.

Capt. Kirk: As Captain, I want two things done. First, find Cyrano Jones, and second...
[he looks up irritated, as tribbles keep falling on him from the storage compartment]
Capt. Kirk: ...close that door.

[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.

[last lines]
[all tribbles have been removed from the Enterprise, but nobody seems eager to tell Kirk what happened to them]
Capt. Kirk: Mister Scott. Where - are - the tribbles?
Scott: I used the transporter, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: You used the transporter?
Scott: Aye.
Capt. Kirk: Well, where did you transport them?
[the others are looking away, trying to appear not involved]
Capt. Kirk: Scott, you didn't transport them into space, did you?
Scott: Captain Kirk! That'd be inhuman!
Capt. Kirk: Well, where are they?
Scott: I gave them a very good home, sir.
Capt. Kirk: WHERE?
Scott: I gave 'em to the Klingons, sir.
Capt. Kirk: [whispering] You gave them to the Klingons?
Scott: Aye, sir. Before they went into warp, I transported the whole kit 'n' caboodle into their engine room, where they'll be no tribble at all.


"Star Trek: By Any Other Name (#2.22)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: We came in answer to your distress call.
Rojan: It was very kind of you to respond so quickly, Captain. Now, you will surrender your ship to me.
Captain James T. Kirk: You have a very strange sense of humor, Mr...
[Rojan abruptly paralyzes the entire landing party]

Rojan: Within ten millennia, high radiation levels in our galaxy will make life there impossible. So the Kelvan Empire sent forth ships to explore other galaxies, to search for one which our race could conquer and occupy.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, sorry, this galaxy is already occupied.
Rojan: Captain, you think you are unconquerable, and your ship impregnable. But while we've talked, the capture has already begun.

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: The Federation has handled foreign invasions before.
Rojan: Captain, we can control the Federation as easily as we can control you. The fate of the inferior - in any galaxy.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Kirk and Rojan are fighting. Rojan throws Kirk into Spock and McCoy's arms just as they enter the room] I'm stimulating him.
[Kirk returns to the fight]

Rojan: I wish you to understand your duties.
Captain James T. Kirk: My duty is to stop you in any way I can.

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.

Kelinda: These are lovely. Captain Kirk, what is it you call them?
Captain James T. Kirk: Flowers. I don't know the variety.
Kelinda: Our memory tapes tell us of such things on Kelvan - crystals that form with such rapidity, they seem to grow. They look like this fragile thing, somewhat. We call them sahsheer.
Captain James T. Kirk: [mumbles] A rose by any other name.
Kelinda: Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: A quote from a great human poet, Shakespeare. "That which we call a rose by any other name... would smell as sweet."

Rojan: Your people are most efficient, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Thank you. So are yours.

[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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, well, I don't usually go around beating up beautiful women.
Kelinda: Why not?

Kelinda: [upon being kissed] Is there some significance to this action?
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, among humans, it's, uh, meant to express warmth and love.
Kelinda: [understandingly] Oh. You are trying to seduce me.

Kelinda: Do you really regard this touching of the lips as pleasurable?
Captain James T. Kirk: I did.
Kelinda: Curious. Let me try.
[She kisses him. Rojan enters]
Rojan: Is there some problem, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Not when I came in.
[Kirk exits]
Rojan: What did he want here?
Kelinda: He came to apologize for hitting me. Apparently it involves some peculiar touching contact.
Rojan: In what manner?
[She kisses him]
Rojan: [nearly chuckling] Very odd creatures, these humans.

Kelinda: This cultural mystique surrounding the biological function.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes?
Kelinda: You realize humans are overly preoccupied with the subject.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, we do think a great deal about it.
Kelinda: I've done some supplemental reading on it, and, er...
Captain James T. Kirk: You have a question?
Kelinda: Yes. I was wondering, would you please apologize to me again?

[Kirk and Kelinda are passionately kissing]
Kelinda: Rojan has forbidden me to see you.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, that's too bad. Why do you defy him?
Kelinda: It is not a question of defiance. We were told to find out everything we could about you.
Captain James T. Kirk: M-hm. And how is the research going?
Kelinda: I need some more experiments.
[kisses him again]

[upon seeing Kirk and Kelinda together, Rojan has physically attacked Kirk]
Captain James T. Kirk: You're jealous! You're trying to kill me with your bare hands. Would a Kelvan do that? Would he have to? You're reacting with the emotions of a human. You *are* a human!
Rojan: No, I cannot be!

Captain James T. Kirk: Your mission is to find new worlds for your people to live in. You can still do that. We can bring this problem to the Federation. There are many planets in this galaxy that can be inhabited.
Rojan: You would really do that? You would extend welcome to invaders?
Captain James T. Kirk: No. But we would welcome friends.

[last lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: Turn this ship around. We're going home.


"Star Trek: Errand of Mercy (#1.26)" (1967)
[Kirk is posing as an Organian]
Kor: Where is your smile?
Captain James T. Kirk: My what?
Kor: The stupid, idiotic smile everyone else seems to be wearing.

Kor: Do you also welcome me?
Captain James T. Kirk: You're here; there's nothing I can do about it.
Kor: [smiles] Good, honest hatred. Very refreshing.

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!

Captain James T. Kirk: [to Ayelborne] I am used to the idea of dying. But I have no desire to die for the likes of you.
Kor: I don't blame you, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your culture. Despite that, Mr. Spock and I are gonna go out there, and quite probably die - in an attempt to show you that there are some things worth dying for.
Ayelborne: But there're only two of you against an army. Don't you realize that what you intend to do will be hopeless?

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell you the truth.

Kor: Tell me about the dispersal of your Starfleet.
Captain James T. Kirk: [smiles] Go climb a tree.
Kor: Hm. I can get what I want through our mind scanner, but... there would be very little of your mind left, Captain. I have no desire to see you become a vegetable.

Kor: We are similar as a species. Here we are on a planet of sheep, two tigers, predators, hunters... killers. And it is precisely that which makes us great. And there is a universe to be taken.
Captain James T. Kirk: It's a very large universe, Commander, full of people who don't like the Klingons.
Kor: Excellent. Then it shall be a matter of testing each other's wills, and power. Survival must be earned, Captain.

[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.

[Ayelborne and Claymare have interfered in the quarrel between Kirk and Kor]
Captain James T. Kirk: You have no right to dictate to our Federation...
Kor: Or our Empire!
Captain James T. Kirk: ...how to handle their interstellar relations! We have the right...
Ayelborne: To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? Is that what you're defending?

Claymare: We find interference in other people's affairs... most disgusting. But you, gentlemen, have given us no choice.
Captain James T. Kirk: You should be the first to be on our side. Two hundred hostages killed!
Ayelborne: No one has been killed, Captain.
Claymare: No one has died here in uncounted thousands of years.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, Commander, I guess that takes care of the war. Obviously, the Organians aren't going to let us fight.
Kor: A shame, Captain. It would have been glorious.

[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: Spock's Brain (#3.1)" (1968)
[repeated line]
Captain James T. Kirk: What have you done with Spock's brain?

Kara: Brain and brain! What is BRAIN? It is Controller, is it not?
Dr. McCoy: Yes. Yes, in a way, it is. The human brain controls the individual's functions.
Captain James T. Kirk: [with dawning realization] Bones... Scotty... Spock's... brain... controls.

Captain James T. Kirk: [regarding Spock] You've got him on complete life support. Was he dead?
Dr. McCoy: He was worse than dead.
Captain James T. Kirk: What do you mean?
Dr. McCoy: Jim...
Captain James T. Kirk: Come on, Bones, what's the mystery?
Dr. McCoy: His brain is gone.

Dr. McCoy: Vulcan physiology limits what I can do. Spock's body is much more dependent on that tremendous brain for life support.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then we'll have to take him with us.
Dr. McCoy: Take him... take him where?
Captain James T. Kirk: In search of his brain, Doctor.

Dr. McCoy: Where are you going to look for Spock's brain? How're you gonna find it?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'll find it.
Dr. McCoy: Even if you do, I can't restore it. I don't have the medical technique.
Captain James T. Kirk: It was taken out. It can be put back in.
Dr. McCoy: But I don't know how!
Captain James T. Kirk: The thief that took it has the knowledge. I'll FORCE it out of her!

Captain James T. Kirk: Show us the three Class M planets, Mr. Chekov.
Chekov: The one on the left, number 3, it rates letter B on the industrial scale.
Captain James T. Kirk: Earth equivalent approximately... 1485.
Chekov: Yes, sir. Second planet Class M, number 4, rates letter G.
Captain James T. Kirk: The year 2030.
Sulu: But that ship, Captain, either was many years ahead of us, or it was the most incredible design fluke in history.
Captain James T. Kirk: Third Class M planet, Mr. Chekov?
Chekov: Number 6. No sign of industrial development. At last report, in a glacial age. Sapient life plentiful, but on a most primitive level.
Captain James T. Kirk: Now, as I understand it, Mr. Chekov, there are three Class M planets...
Chekov: Yes, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: ...not one of which is capable of launching an interstellar flight...
Chekov: No, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: ...yet one of them accomplished it.
Chekov: Yes, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Chekov.

Captain James T. Kirk: Readout, Mr. Chekov.
Chekov: No structures, Captain. No mechanized objects that I can read, no surface consumption, no generation of energy. Atmosphere is perfectly all right, of course. Temperature, a high maximum of 40 - livable.
Captain James T. Kirk: [regarding Chekov] You have a thick skin.

Creature: You... are not the Others?
Captain James T. Kirk: No. We come from a far place. We are men.
Creature: Men?
Captain James T. Kirk: Like yourselves.
Creature: You are small. Like the Others.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who are the Others?
Creature: The givers of pain... and delight.

Captain James T. Kirk: A dead and buried city... on a planet in a glacial age.
Chekov: And the male humanoid who doesn't know the meaning of the word "female".

Scott: "Pain and delight", he said up above.
Dr. McCoy: I'm sure you noticed the 'delight'-aspect of this place.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I certainly did notice those delightful aspects.

Captain James T. Kirk: This fellow is keeping us from our property.
Scott: Well, isn't there a way to correct that situation?
Captain James T. Kirk: I certainly think that science might provide an answer.
Dr. McCoy: It does, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Agreed, Doctor.
[they take on the guards in a surprise attack]

Captain James T. Kirk: [after the fight] Science will triumph.

Captain James T. Kirk: From the very first, I appreciated your ability.
Kara: Good, Captain Kirk. Then you will also appreciate that without the Teacher, I would not have the knowledge to use that which you have thoughtfully provided.
[she suddenly produces a phaser and aims it at Kirk]
Scott: That phaser is set to kill.

Scott: Captain, that power we picked up above - we're gettin' closer.
Captain James T. Kirk: A lot of it?
Scott: Enough to push this planet out of orbit.
Captain James T. Kirk: What source?
Scott: Either a nuclear pile a hundred miles across or...
Captain James T. Kirk: Or what?
Scott: Ion power.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: No one may kill a man! Not for any purpose. It cannot be condoned.

Captain James T. Kirk: You'll be without your Controller for the first time; but... you'll be much better off, I think.
Kara: We will die!
Captain James T. Kirk: No. You'll live, and develop, as you should have. All this shouldn't have been done for you. Now the women here below and the men here above will control together.
Kara: They will not help us without the pain.
Captain James T. Kirk: There are other ways. You'll discover them.

[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: And the Children Shall Lead (#3.4)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, supplementary. We have buried the members of the Starnes exploration party. Everyone has been deeply affected by what has happened here - with some important exceptions.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Did you see your father today?
Tommy Starnes: [warily] I saw him.
Captain James T. Kirk: Did he seem upset?
Tommy Starnes: Yeah, he was very upset.
Captain James T. Kirk: What about?
Tommy Starnes: [resentfully] Well, I didn't ask him.
Captain James T. Kirk: What was going on that would have upset him?
Tommy Starnes: How should I know. He was always upset - just like you, Captain Kirk.

Captain James T. Kirk: Aren't you unhappy about leaving Triacus?
Tommy Starnes: THAT place? That's for adults.
Captain James T. Kirk: Aren't you upset about... leaving your parents?
Tommy Starnes: My parents? They love it down there - always busy. They're happy. Can I go now?

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: I think it's about time we found out whether Professor Starnes' enemy within... is on the planet below, or here on board ship with us.

Captain James T. Kirk: Lieutenant. What're you staring at?
Uhura: I see my death. A long... death. Disease, and pain. I see my death!

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, I ordered you to change course. Mr. Sulu...
Sulu: Captain, stay away form the controls! If you touch them, we'll be destroyed!

Captain James T. Kirk: Scotty. I want you to override the bridge navigation system; plot a course for Starbase 4.
Scott: I can't do that, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why not?
Scott: [manipulated by Don] These are very sensitive instruments. I will not have you upset their delicate balance. We would all be lost, forever lost! - Go away now. Go away, or we'll kill ya.

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: The time has come to see the world as it is.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Where is your friend? Where is that stowaway? Why does he hide?
Mary: He will come, if we call him.
Tommy Starnes: But we won't. We don't need him. We're not afraid of you!

Gorgan: Who has summoned me?
Captain James T. Kirk: I did, Gorgan. My... beast is gone. It lost its power in the light of reality. I command again. And I ordered you here.

Gorgan: I would ask you to join me; but you are gentle, and that is a grave weakness.
Captain James T. Kirk: We're also very strong.
Gorgan: Ah, but your strength is cancelled by your gentleness. You are full of goodness. Such as you cannot be changed. You are like the parents. You must be eliminated.


"Star Trek: Day of the Dove (#3.7)" (1968)
Kang: For three years the Federation and the Klingon Empire have been at peace. A treaty we have honored to the letter.
Captain James T. Kirk: We took no action against your ship, Kang.
Kang: Were the screams of my crew imaginary? What were your orders, Kirk? To start a war? You've succeeded! To test a new weapon? We shall be happy to examine it.
Captain James T. Kirk: There was a Federation colony on this planet. It was destroyed!
Kang: By what? No bodies, no ruins. A colony of the invisible?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, a test of a new Klingon weapon leaving no traces. Federation ships don't specialize in sneak attacks.

Captain James T. Kirk: [referring to the parasitic alien] It exists on the hate of others.

Captain James T. Kirk: Go to the devil.
Kang: We have no devil, Kirk. But we understand the habits of yours.

Captain James T. Kirk: [having knocked out Chekov] What have I done?

Captain James T. Kirk: And so we drift in space... with only hatred and bloodshed aboard.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's Log, stardate... Armageddon. We must find a way to defeat the alien force of hate that has taken over the Enterprise, stop the war now - or spend eternity in futile, bloody violence.

Captain James T. Kirk: What about the armory?
Scott: Well, I'm there now, sir, and you never saw such a fine collection of antiques in your life.

[as Chekov is going after the Klingons armed with a sword, Kirk tries to hold him back]
Chekov: Don't try to stop me, Captain. I saw what they left of Pyotr. And I swore on his grave I would avenge his murder.
[enters the turbolift]
Sulu: What's Chekov's grudge against the Klingons? Who's... Pyotr?
Captain James T. Kirk: His only brother, killed in a Klingon raid.
Sulu: His brother? He never had a brother. He's an only child.

Uhura: Captain, why would... why would Chekov believe he has a brother?
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't know. But he does. And now he wants revenge for a non-existent loss.

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!

Dr. McCoy: Klingons claim to have honored the truce, but there've been incidents, raids on our outposts...
Captain James T. Kirk: No proof that the Klingons committed it.
Dr. McCoy: What proof do we need? We know what a Klingon is.

Captain James T. Kirk: YOU received a distress call? WE received a distress call!
Kang: I don't propose to spend the rest of my life on this ball of dust arguing your fantasies! The Enterprise is MINE!

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?

Captain James T. Kirk: Is this what's in store for us, from here on in? Violence, hatred...

Kang: With your death, we win!
Captain James T. Kirk: Nobody wins. Have any more of your men died? We can't be killed! There's an alien aboard. It wants us alive.
Kang: Then, no doubt, you will reassemble after I have hacked you to bits!

Captain James T. Kirk: All right. In the heart, in the head. I won't stay dead. Next time I'll do the same to you; I'll kill you! And it goes on and on - good old game of war, pawn against pawn - stopping the bad guys. While somewhere, some... thing sits back and laughs, and starts it all over again!

Mara: We have always fought. We must. We are hunters, Captain, tracking and taking what we need. There are poor planets in the Klingon systems. We must push outward if we are to survive.
Captain James T. Kirk: There's another way to survive. Mutual trust and help.

[last lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: [to the alien entity] Get off my ship. You're a dead duck here, you're powerless. We know about you, and we don't want to play. Maybe... maybe there're others like you around, maybe you've caused a lot of suffering, a lot of history; but that's all over. We'll be on guard now, we'll be ready for you, so ship out! Come on, haul it!
Dr. McCoy: Yeah, out already!
Kang: Out! We need no urging to hate Humans. But for the present, only a fool fights in a burning house. Out!


"Star Trek: The Immunity Syndrome (#2.18)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: Captain's personal log - stardate 4309.2. We have established that the thing which destroyed the U.S.S. Intrepid and the Gamma 7A system is an incredibly huge but simple cellular being whose energies are totally destructive to all known life. Both Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy have volunteered to go in a specially equipped shuttlecraft to penetrate the cell, find a way to destroy it and free the ship. Dr. McCoy has the medical and biological knowledge. Mr. Spock is better suited physically and emotionally to stand the stress. Both are right, both are capable... and which of my friends do I condemn to death?

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: 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.

Captain James T. Kirk: This is the Captain. We're on a difficult mission, but it's not the first time. Our orders do not say stay alive or retreat. Our mission is to investigate. We're sick, and we're getting sicker. We have no guarantees, but we have a good ship and the best crew in the Starfleet, so do your jobs. Carry on. Kirk out.

Capt. Kirk: What do you think, Scotty? Forward thrust?
Scott: I don't know, sir. It goes against the rules of logic.
Capt. Kirk: Yes it does, doesn't it? Well, if it doesn't work, I'll never let Spock live it down.

Capt. Kirk: All hands, this is the captain. We are slowly being pulled deeper into the zone of darkness by an unknown force. We're going to apply all available power into one giant forward thrust in the hope that it will yank us out of the zone. Prepare yourselves.

Capt. Kirk: What is that thing out there, Bones? It's not intelligent, not yet.
Dr. McCoy: It's a disease, like a virus invading the body of our galaxy.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, it is, isn't it? How many cells does a human body have?
Dr. McCoy: Millions.
Capt. Kirk: This thing, this cell, this virus... It's 11,000 miles long, and it's one cell. When it grows into millions... we'll be the virus invading its body.
Dr. McCoy: Now, isn't that a thought? Here we are, antibodies of our own galaxy, attacking an invading germ. Be ironic indeed if that were our sole destiny, wouldn't it?

Capt. Kirk: You got something to say?
Dr. McCoy: Technically, no. Medically, yes. Between the stimulants and the pressure, I would suggest that you try to stay off your feet for a few minutes.
Capt. Kirk: I don't have a few minutes, Bones. Maybe none of us do.

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!

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.

Capt. Kirk: [after Lt. Leslie collapses at his station] This ship is in trouble. We better start solving problems faster than than we pick up new ones.

Dr. McCoy: Jim, according to the life indicators, the energy levels...
Capt. Kirk: Yes, say it, Bones.
Dr. McCoy: According to the life monitors, we're dying. We're all dying.

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.

Capt. Kirk: You may have just written our epitaph, Mr. Scott.


"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.

Wesley: Dr. Daystrom will see to the installation himself and he'll supervise the tests. When he's ready, you'll receive your orders and proceed on the mission with a crew of twenty.
Captain James T. Kirk: Twenty? I can't run a starship with twenty crew.
Wesley: The M-5 can.
Captain James T. Kirk: And what am I supposed to do?
Wesley: You've got a great job, Jim. All you have to do is sit back and let the machine do the work.

Dr. Richard Daystrom: M-5 is ready to take control of the ship.
Captain James T. Kirk: Total control?
Dr. Richard Daystrom: That is what it was designed for, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: There are certain things men must do to remain men. Your computer would take that away.
Dr. Richard Daystrom: There are other things a man like you might do. Or perhaps you object to the possible loss of the prestige and the ceremony accorded a starship captain. A computer can do your job and without all that.
Captain James T. Kirk: You'll have to prove that to me, Doctor.

Captain James T. Kirk: M-5 is an honor, they tell me. Well, I'm honored.

Captain James T. Kirk: What are you doing here, Bones?
Dr. McCoy: Well, all the sickbay systems are shut down until such time as the M-5 is informed there are patients to be cared for.

Captain James T. Kirk: I think that thing is wrong, and I don't know why.
Dr. McCoy: Well, I think it's wrong, too, replacing men with mindless machines.
Captain James T. Kirk: [touches back of neck] No, no, no, I don't mean that. I'm getting a... red alert right here. That thing is dangerous.

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.

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.

[M-5 has destroyed an unmanned ore freighter in an unprovoked attack]
Captain James T. Kirk: Disengage the computer. Lieutenant, contact Starfleet Command. Tell them we are breaking off M-5 tests and returning to the space station. Come along, Dr. Daystrom. M-5 is out of a job!

Captain James T. Kirk: Am I afraid of losing command to a computer? Daystrom was right. I can do a lot of other things. Am I afraid of losing the prestige and the power that goes with being a starship captain? Is that why I'm fighting it? Am I that petty?
Dr. McCoy: Jim, if you have the awareness to ask yourself that question, you don't need me to answer it for you. Why don't you ask James T. Kirk? He's a pretty honest guy.

Captain James T. Kirk: [after M-5 has disintegrated a crew member] That wasn't a minor difficulty. That wasn't a robot. That thing murdered one of my crewmen and now you tell me you can't turn it off?
Dr. Richard Daystrom: It wasn't a deliberate act. M-5's analysis told it it needed a new power source. The ensign... simply got in the way.
Captain James T. Kirk: And how long will it be before all of us simply get in the way?

Captain James T. Kirk: [about Dr. Daystrom] At the age of twenty-four, he made the duotronic breakthrough that won him the Nobel and Zee-Magnees prizes.
Dr. McCoy: In his early twenties, Jim. That's over a quarter of a century ago.
Captain James T. Kirk: Isn't that enough for one lifetime?
Dr. McCoy: Maybe that's the trouble. Where do you go from up? You publish articles, you give lectures, then you spend the rest of your life trying to recapture past glory.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, it's difficult. What's your point?
Dr. McCoy: The M-1 through M-4, remember? Not entirely successful. That's the way Daystrom put it.
Captain James T. Kirk: But a genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis. Did Einstein, Kazanga, or... or Sitar of Vulcan produce new and revolutionary theories on a regular schedule? You can't simply say, "Today I will be brilliant". No matter how long it took, he came out with multitronics - The M-5.
Dr. McCoy: Right. The government bought it, then Daystrom had to make it work; and he did. But according to Spock, it works illogically.
Captain James T. Kirk: And he won't let Spock near it. What're you saying - that he's... tampering with it, that he's making it act that way? Why?
Dr. McCoy: Jim, if a man had a child who'd gone antisocial - killed, perhaps - he'd still tend to protect that child.
Captain James T. Kirk: Now he's got you talking about that machine like a personality.
Dr. McCoy: I'm afraid that's the way *he* thinks about it.

Captain James T. Kirk: Do you know the one, "All I ask is a tall ship"?
Dr. McCoy: It's a line from a poem. A very old poem, isn't it?
Captain James T. Kirk: 20th-century Earth. "All I... ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by." You... you could feel the wind at your back in those days. The sounds of the sea beneath you. And... even if you take away the wind and the... water, it's still the same. The ship is yours. You can feel her. And the stars are still there, Bones.

Uhura: Sir, sensors are picking up four Federation starships. M-5 is altering course to intercept.
Captain James T. Kirk: The main attack force. The war games.
Dr. McCoy: But M-5 doesn't know it's a game.
Captain James T. Kirk: Correction, Bones. Those four ships don't know it's M-5's game. And M-5 is going to destroy them.

Captain James T. Kirk: The M-5 must be destroyed.
Dr. Richard Daystrom: [distressed] Destroyed, Kirk? No. We're invincible. Look what we've done: your mighty starships - four toys to be crushed as we choose!

Captain James T. Kirk: There were many men aboard those ships. They were murdered. Must you survive by murder?
M-5: This unit cannot murder.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why?
M-5: Murder is contrary to the laws of man and God.
Captain James T. Kirk: But you HAVE murdered. Scan the starship Excalibur, which you destroyed. Is there life aboard?
M-5: No life.
Captain James T. Kirk: Because you MURDERED it. What is the penalty for murder?
M-5: Death.
Captain James T. Kirk: And how will you pay for your acts of murder?
M-5: This - unit - must - die.

Captain James T. Kirk: [broadcasting on intership communications] This is the Captain speaking. In approximately one minute, we'll be attacked by Federation starships. The M-5 no longer controls the ship, but then neither we control it. The M-5 has left itself, and us, open for destruction. For whatever satisfaction we may get from the knowledge, our nineteen lives will buy the survival of over one thousand of our fellow starship crewmen.

Captain James T. Kirk: You know, I have... I have never felt this way before - at odds with... the ship. I sat there and watched my ship perform for a mass of circuits and relays, and felt... useless. Unneeded. To Captain Dunsel.
Dr. McCoy: To James T. Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise.


"Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (#2.4)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: [impersonating the parallel Kirk] You're the captain's woman, until he says you're not.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to the parallel Spock] 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.

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.

Mirror Kirk: Spock, you traitorous pig, I'll hang you up by your Vulcan ears!

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate unknown. We are trapped in a savage parallel universe from which we must escape within four hours, or I will face a death sentence at Mr. Spock's hands.

Captain James T. Kirk: What is this, Mr. Sulu?
Mirror Sulu: Mr. Spock has orders to kill you, Captain. He will succeed... apparently. You will also appear to have killed him after a fierce battle. Regrettable, but it will leave me in command.

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.

Wilson: Mr. Chekov was going to make me a chief, sir. You could make me an officer.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right. You're working for me.
Wilson: A commission?
Captain James T. Kirk: You're in line. You might even make captain.
Wilson: Yes, sir!
[Kirk knocks Wilson to the ground]
Wilson: Ooo!
Captain James T. Kirk: Not on MY ship.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [flippantly] Are you going to shoot me now, Spock? I thought I had until dawn.

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: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (#1.19)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: All right, Colonel. The truth is, I'm a little green man from Alpha Centauri, a beautiful place. You ought to see it.
Lieutenant Colonel Fellini: I am going to lock you up for 200 years.
Capt. Kirk: That ought to be just about right.

Capt. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 3113.2. We were en route to Starbase 9 for resupply when a black star of high gravitational attraction began to drag us toward it. It required all warp power in reverse to pull us away from the star. But like snapping a rubber band, the breakaway sent us plunging through space, out of control, to stop here - wherever we are.

[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.

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: [talking about Captain Christopher] And if we do get back to where we belong, then he won't belong. We're roughly about the same age, but in our society, he'd be useless. Archaic.
Dr. McCoy: But maybe he could be retrained, re-educated.
Capt. Kirk: Now you're sounding like Spock.
Dr. McCoy: If you're gonna get nasty, I'm gonna leave.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Feel free to look around, Captain. Don't touch anything, but I think you'll find it interesting.
Captain John Christopher: Interesting is a word and a half for it, Captain.

Captain John Christopher: I never thought I'd make it into space. I was in line to be chosen for the space program. But I didn't qualify.
Capt. Kirk: Take a good look around, Captain. You made it here ahead of all of them.

Enterprise Computer: Recommendation for his disposition, dear?
Capt. Kirk: Maintenance note. My recording computer has a serious malfunction. Recommend it either be corrected... or scrapped. Compute.
Enterprise Computer: [sullen] Computed!

Capt. Kirk: We're from your future. A time warp placed us here. It was an accident.
Captain John Christopher: You seem to have a lot of them.

Lieutenant Colonel Fellini: I want to know how you got in here. Now, that's a simple question. Give me a simple answer. Nobody saw you. You got all the way inside here without tripping any alarm. How did you do it?
Capt. Kirk: Believe me, Colonel... you wouldn't believe me.
Lieutenant Colonel Fellini: Now, don't try to be funny. How did you get in?
Capt. Kirk: I popped in out of thin air.

[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.

Capt. Kirk: Well, gentlemen, we all have to take a chance - especially if one is all you have. Assume your stations.

Capt. Kirk: [to Captain Christopher] Get your gear, report to the transporter room. And, Captain Christopher, you only have about fifteen years, so you'd better hurry.

[last lines]
Capt. Kirk: Starfleet Control. This is the Enterprise, Captain Kirk speaking.
Enterprise Computer: Record ship arrival, dear.
Starfleet Control: Enterprise, this is Starfleet Control. Come in, please.
Capt. Kirk: Starfleet Control, repeating message. The Enterprise is home. Kirk out.


"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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Why did you not speak until now?
Cloud William: You speak to Kohms. They're only for killing.

[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.

Captain James T. Kirk: In my land we have a tribe like you.
Cloud William: Where is your tribe?
Captain James T. Kirk: Up there. One of those points of light that you see at night.
Yang Scholar: Why are you here? Were you cast out?
Captain James T. Kirk: You're confusing the stars with heaven.
Captain Tracey: He was cast out! Don't you recognize the Evil One? Who else would trick you with your own sacred words? Let your God strike me dead if I lie. But he won't, because I speak for him.

Cloud William: Ay plegli ianectu flaggen, tupep like for stahn...
Captain James T. Kirk: And to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

Dr. McCoy: Jim, the analysis of this so far is potassium 35%, carbon 18%, phosphorus 1.0, calcium 1.5. Jim, the crew didn't leave. They're still here.
Captain James T. Kirk: What do you mean?
Dr. McCoy: These white crystals is what's left of the human body when you take the water away, which makes up 96% of our bodies. Without water, we're all just three or four pounds of chemicals.

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.

Captain Tracey: [excitedly] You've isolated the serum?
Captain James T. Kirk: [shouting] There's no serum! There're no miracles! There's no immortality here! All this is for nothing!
Captain Tracey: Explain it to him, Doctor!
Dr. McCoy: Leave medicine to medical men, Captain! You found no fountain of youth here!

Captain James T. Kirk: Although it appears the infection may strand us here the rest of our lives, I face an even more difficult problem - a growing belief that Captain Tracey has been interfering with the evolution of life on this planet. It seems impossible. A star captain's most solemn oath is that he will give his life, even his entire crew, rather than violate the Prime Directive.

Captain Tracey: This immunizing agent here, once we've found it, is a fountain of youth. Virtual immortality, or as much as any man will ever want.
Captain James T. Kirk: For sale by...?
Captain Tracey: [... ] By those who own the serum. McCoy will eventually isolate it. Meanwhile, you inform your ship your situation's impossible. Order them away. When we're ready, we'll bargain for a whole fleet of ships to pick us up. And they'll do it.
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, I suppose they would.
Captain Tracey: We've got to stay alive. Let the Yangs kill us and destroy what we have to offer, and we'll have committed a crime against all humanity. I'd say that's slightly more important than the Prime Directive. Wouldn't you, Jim?

Captain Tracey: [about the Yangs] Animals, who happen to look like us. Still think the Prime Directive's for this planet?
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't think we've a right or the wisdom to interfere, however a planet is evolving.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: But if it were true, all these generations of Yangs were fighting to regain their land...
Sirah: You're a romantic, Jim.

Captain James T. Kirk: Does not your... sacred book promise that good is stronger than evil?
Sirah: Yes, it is written. Good shall always destroy evil.

Captain James T. Kirk: Among my people, we carry many such words as this from many lands, many worlds. Many are equally good and are as well respected, but wherever we have gone, no words have said this thing of importance in quite this way. Look at these three words written larger than the rest, with a special pride never written before, or since, tall words proudly saying, "We the People". That which you call Ee'd Plebnista, was not written for the chiefs of kings, or the warriors or the rich or the powerful, but for ALL the people! Down the centuries, you have slurred the meaning of the words, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution". These words and the words that follow, were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Kohms as well! They must apply to everyone, or they mean nothing!

[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: Elaan of Troyius (#3.13)" (1968)
Elaan: Captain, that ancient Earth custom called spanking. What is it?
Captain James T. Kirk: We'll talk about it later.

Elaan: You are warned, Captain, never to touch me again!
Captain James T. Kirk: If I touch you again, Your Glory, it'll be to administer an ancient Earth custom called a spanking, a form of punishment administered to spoiled brats!

Captain James T. Kirk: Your Glory doesn't seem to be responding to instruction.
Elaan: I will never forgive the council for putting me through this torture! Were you responding to my demand for better quarters?
Captain James T. Kirk: There are none better. I suggest you make do with these.
Elaan: You SUGGEST?
[She grabs a pillow angrily]
Captain James T. Kirk: There are no more available, but if that's the only way you can get gratification, I'll arrange to have the whole room filled from floor to ceiling with breakable objects.
Elaan: I will not be humiliated!
Captain James T. Kirk: Then act in a civilized fashion.
Elaan: I did not give you permission to leave!
Captain James T. Kirk: I didn't ask for any.
Elaan: [screams while pounding a pillow in frustration] OOOOOOH!
[Kirk walks out]
Ambassador Petri: [in corridor] Captain, I wish to contact my government. I cannot fulfill my mission. It would be an insult to our ruler to bring this incorrigible monster as a bride!
Captain James T. Kirk: Ambassador! AMBASSADOR! This is supposed to be a peaceful mission.
Ambassador Petri: There cannot be peace between us. We have deluded ourselves! Captain, when I am near them, I do not want peace; I want to KILL them!

Elaan: Remember me.
Captain James T. Kirk: I have no choice.
Elaan: [crying] Nor have I. I have only responsibilities and... obligations.

Guard #1: No one may enter the Dolman's presence.
Captain James T. Kirk: Will you tell Her Glory that Captain Kirk requests the honor of a visit?
Guard #1: The Dolman has promised that I will be whipped to death if I let Captain Kirk pass through that door.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That's the only planet in this galaxy that can make that claim.

Captain James T. Kirk: The Federation High Commissioner will be attending the wedding.
Dr. McCoy: Oh, the fat will be in the fire when he learns the bride just tried to murder the groom's ambassador.

Elaan: [chuckles] Tell me, what can you teach me?
Captain James T. Kirk: Table manners, for one thing!

Elaan: You will return me to Elas immediately.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's impossible.
Elaan: Everything I order is possible.

Elaan: Captain, there is one thing you can teach me.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, no, you were right the first time: there's nothing I can teach you; there's nothing you do not know.
Elaan: I don't know how to make people like me.

Captain James T. Kirk: Stop trying to kill each other! THEN worry about being friendly.

Ambassador Petri: If I recover, it will be no thanks to you, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: I said talk with her, not fight with her.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, we're still faced with the same problem.
Elaan: Problem?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, the problem of your indoctrination to Troyian customs and manners.
Elaan: I have eliminated that problem.
Captain James T. Kirk: You've eliminated the teacher; the problem still remains.

Elaan: You dare touch a member of the royal family?
Captain James T. Kirk: Only in self-defence. Now, are you gonna behave or not?

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?

Captain James T. Kirk: Nobody's told you that you're an uncivilized savage, a vicious child in a woman's body, an arrogant monster!
[Elaan slaps Kirk; he slaps her back]
Captain James T. Kirk: That's no way to treat someone who's telling you the truth.


"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?

Capt. Kirk: [into communicator] Kirk to Enterprise.
Scott: Enterprise. Scott here, sir.
Capt. Kirk: [talking like a Chicago mobster] You got Krako on ice?
Scott: Aye, he's here. Mad enough to chew neutronium, but behavin' himself.
Capt. Kirk: OK, baby, cool him until I flag you.
Scott: Flag me?
Capt. Kirk: [normal voice] Keep him there until I send for him.
Capt. Kirk: [as mobster] We're gonna make some old-style phone calls from this locale. So you, ah, locate the man at de other end o' de blower and give 'im a ride to this flop.
Scott: What?
Capt. Kirk: [normal voice] Find the man at the other end of the phone and transport him to these coordinates.
Capt. Kirk: [back as mobster] Can do, sweetheart?
Scott: [dubiously] Can do, Captain.

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.

Capt. Kirk: This, uh... this card game is a kid's game.
Kalo: You think so, huh?
Capt. Kirk: Oh, yes. Yes. I wouldn't waste my time.
Kalo: Who's askin' you?
Capt. Kirk: On, er, Beta Antares IV, they play a real game. It's a man's game, but, of course, probably a little beyond you. It requires intelligence.

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.

Jojo Krako: Whadda ya think, we're stupid or something?
Capt. Kirk: No, no, no, I don't think you're stupid, Mr. Krako, I just think your behavior is arrested.
Jojo Krako: [shouting] I've never been arrested in my whole life!

Capt. Kirk: [to McCoy] Knock it off, Sawbones.

Capt. Kirk: Now, listen, sweetheart, the Federation's movin' in. We're takin' over. You play ball, we'll cut choo in for a piece o' de pie. You don't, you're out - ALL de way out, you know what I mean?

Bela Oxmyx: You Feds must have made a lot of improvements since that other ship came here. You probably got all kinds of fancy heaters up there. So here's the deal: You give me all the heaters I need, enough tools so I can knock off all those punks all at once. Then I'll take over, and all you have to do is deal with me.
Capt. Kirk: Now let me get this straight. You want us to supply you with arms and assistance so you can carry out an aggression against your neighbors?
Bela Oxmyx: What aggression? I gotta make some hits. I want you to help me hit 'em. That's all.

Capt. Kirk: Hold on, Spock. Out of the mouth of babes...
Tough Kid: Who you callin' a babe?
Capt. Kirk: I'm calling you a babe.
Tough Kid: You calling me a babe?
Capt. Kirk: Yeah I'm callin'...
[the boy brandishes a knife]
Capt. Kirk: I'm callin' you a babe, but there's nothing personal in it.

Capt. Kirk: Can you trust all your men?
Jojo Krako: Course I can!
Capt. Kirk: [indicating the phaser in Kravo's hand] Well, one of these can make a man a pretty big boss, you know?
Jojo Krako: I either trust 'em or they're dead.

Capt. Kirk: Hello, Scotty, dis is Koik!

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."

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

[Kirk apologizes for assuming command over Captain Decker]
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm sorry, Will.
Commander Willard Decker: No, Admiral. I don't think you're sorry. Not one damned bit. I remember when you recommended me for this command. You told me how envious you were and how much you hoped you'd find a way to get a starship command again. Well, sir, it looks like you found a way.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, for a man who swore he'd never return to the Starfleet...
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Just a moment, Captain, sir. I'll explain what happened. Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little-known, seldom-used "reserve activation clause." In simpler language, Captain, they DRAFTED me!
Captain James T. Kirk: [In mock horror] They didn't.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: This was your idea. This was your idea, wasn't it?
Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, there's a... thing... out there.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, Bones. Do the new medical facilities meet with your approval?
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: They do not. It's like working in a damn computer center.

[last lines]
Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: Out there... thataway.

Commander Willard Decker: V'ger... expects an answer.
Captain James T. Kirk: An answer? I don't know the question.

Captain James T. Kirk: Let's take a look. Full sensor scan, Mr. Spock. They can't expect us not to look them over now.
Commander Willard Decker: Now that we're looking down their throat.
Captain James T. Kirk: Right, now that we've got them just where they want us.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Well, it's been a long time since I delivered a baby. I hope we got this one off to a good start.
Captain James T. Kirk: I hope so, too. I think we gave it the ability to create its own sense of purpose out of our own human weaknesses, and the drive that compels us to overcome them.

Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott: The crew hasn't had near enough transition time with all the new equipment. And the engines, they're not even tested at warp power. And an untried captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Two and a half years as Chief of Starfleet Operations may have made me a little stale, but I wouldn't consider myself untried... They gave her back to me, Scotty.
Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott: Gave her back, sir? I doubt it was that easy with Nogura.
Captain James T. Kirk: [in a mock Scottish accent] You're right.
[both laugh]

Lieutenant Commander Nyota Uhura: Captain, our final six replacements are ready to beam aboard, but one of them is refusing to step into the transporter.
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh! I'll make sure he beams up!
[Steps into the Turbolift]

Captain James T. Kirk: Yeoman, what was the problem down there?
Yeoman: He insisted we go first, Sir. He said something about first seeing how it scrambled our molecules.
Captain James T. Kirk: [to Rand] That has a familiar ring, doesn't it?
[keys intercom]
Captain James T. Kirk: Starfleet, this is Captain Kirk. Beam that officer up now.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Damn it, Bones, I need you. Badly!

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

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Scott, an alien object of unbelievable destructive power is less than two days away from this planet. The only starship in interception range is the Enterprise. Ready or not, she launches in twelve hours.


"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.

Captain James T. Kirk: It's just so peaceful. Uncomplicated, no problems, no... command decisions. Just... living.
Dr. McCoy: Typical human reaction to an idyllic natural setting. Back in the 20th century, we referred to it as the 'Tahiti Syndrome'. It's particularly common to over-pressured leader types, like starship captains.

Captain James T. Kirk: I need time to remember.
Miramanee: Here there is much time... for everything.

Captain James T. Kirk: I am Kirok! I have come! I am Kirok!

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

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.

[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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Let's find out what life forms are blessed by this environment.

[after being hit by an energy discharge, Kirk has lost his memory]
Captain James T. Kirk: [voice-over] Where am I? What place is this?
Captain James T. Kirk: [regarding his phaser and communicator] What are these? I feel I should know. They're familiar... and yet unfamiliar. How did I get here? Who am I? Try to remember!

Goro: Have we displeased you?
Captain James T. Kirk: No, no, everything is fine.
Goro: Then it must be ourselves, the way we live. Perhaps we have not improved as quickly as the Wise Ones wish.
Captain James T. Kirk: Your land is rich, your people happy. Who could be displeased with that?

Captain James T. Kirk: All I can tell you is that I'm... happy, and... peaceful here. I'm not sure, but I think I've never felt that way before.

Captain James T. Kirk: I have found paradise. Surely no man has ever attained such happiness.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'm happy. I'm so happy! If it weren't for the dreams, I... my mind would be completely at peace.
Miramanee: I thought you no longer had the dreams. That you no longer saw the strange lodge which moves through the sky.
Captain James T. Kirk: They've... come back. They... were gone for a while, but they've... come back. And... I... see faces... too. Very dim. I feel... I-I should know th... know them. I feel... my place is with them, not... here. I don't deserve this happiness.

[last lines]
[Miramanee has been fatally injured]
Miramanee: Kirok. It is true, you're safe.
Captain James T. Kirk: And so are your people, Miramanee.
Miramanee: I knew you would save them, my chief. When I... am better, it will be as it was... was, will it... not?
Captain James T. Kirk: If that's what you want.
Miramanee: We will live long and happy lives. I will bear you many strong sons.
[she moans]
Miramanee: I'll love you always.
Captain James T. Kirk: And I'll love you, Miramanee. Always.
[he kisses her]
Miramanee: Each kiss is as the first.
[she dies]


"Star Trek: Wink of an Eye (#3.11)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: But there is an insect life...
Dr. McCoy: My tricorder doesn't register it.
Captain James T. Kirk: It registers in my ears.

Captain James T. Kirk: Yeoman, is that coffee available or have those circuits been damaged as well?

Captain James T. Kirk: Who are you?
Deela: Deela... the enemy.

Captain James T. Kirk: It is my belief that they are turning the Enterprise into a gigantic deep freeze for purposes only the Scalosians know.
Deela: Quite correct.

Deela: I'm glad we're both innocent. I despise devious people, don't you?
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, I believe in honest relationships myself.

Deela: It was quite delightful kissing you when you couldn't see me. But now...
Captain James T. Kirk: But now...

Scott: Captain Kirk! Where the blazes did you come from?
Captain James T. Kirk: Out of the nowhere, into the here.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 5710.9. Mr. Spock has remained in accelerated time so that he might effect repairs to the ship more rapidly.

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.

Uhura: Malfunction, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, I would like...
Uhura: Captain, it corrected itself.
Sulu: Captain, there's some trouble on the hanger deck. The controls are frozen.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, could something be making me hallucinate?
Dr. McCoy: Whadda you mean?
Captain James T. Kirk: I mean that twice before something touched me and there was nothing there, and it just happened again. Could I be imagining it?
Dr. McCoy: Well, physically, there's nothing wrong with you.
Captain James T. Kirk: But am I hallucinating?
Dr. McCoy: I'd say no.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then we did beam something aboard. Something HAS invaded the ship.

Deela: What have you done to the transporter, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: It was working before. Try it again.

Captain James T. Kirk: Am I behaving incorrectly?
Deela: No. I liked you better before - stubborn and irritating and independent, like Rael.
Captain James T. Kirk: Those are undesirable qualities.
Deela: Maybe that's why I liked you so much. Because you were like him.

Deela: Do I displease you so much?
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, no. I can think of nothing I'd rather do than stay with you - except staying alive.

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: Court Martial (#1.20)" (1967)
Cogley: Books, young man, books. Thousands of them. If time wasn't so important, I'd show you something. My library. Thousands of books.
Captain James T. Kirk: And what would be the point?
Cogley: This is where the law is. Not in that homogenized, pasteurized synthesizer. Do you want to know the law? The ancient concepts in their own language? Learn the intent of the men who wrote them, from Moses to the tribunal of Alpha III? Books.
Captain James T. Kirk: You have to be either an obsessive crackpot who's escaped from his keeper, or Samuel T. Cogley, attorney at law.
Cogley: You're right on both counts. Need a lawyer?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm afraid so.

Portmaster Stone: Now, look, Jim. Not one man in a million could do what you and I have done. Command a starship. A hundred decisions a day, hundreds of lives, staked on you making every one of them right. You're played out, Jim. Exhausted.
Captain James T. Kirk: Is that the way you see it?
Portmaster Stone: That's the way my report will read if you co-operate.
Captain James T. Kirk: A physical breakdown, possibly even mental collapse.
Portmaster Stone: Possibly.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'd be admitting that a man died because...
Portmaster Stone: Admit nothing. Say nothing. Let me bury the matter here and now. No starship captain has ever stood trial before, and I don't want you to be the first.

[Kirk has been accused of perjury]
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm telling you, I was there, on the bridge. I know what happened. I know what I did.
Portmaster Stone: It's in the transcript! And computer transcripts don't lie! Now, I'm telling you, Captain, either you accept a permanent ground assignment, or... the whole disciplinary weight of Starfleet Command is going to light right on your neck.
Captain James T. Kirk: So that's the way we do it now? Sweep it under the rug, and me along with it? Not on your life. I intend to fight!
Portmaster Stone: Then you draw a general court!
Captain James T. Kirk: [vehemently] Draw it? I demand it, and right now, Commodore Stone, right now!

Captain James T. Kirk: It's been... How long has it been?
Areel Shaw: Four years, seven months and an odd number of days. Not that I'm counting.

Captain James T. Kirk: It's not all bad, Mr. Spock. Who knows, you may be able to beat your next captain at chess.

[Kirk is giving an account of the events on the bridge that ultimately led to Finney's death]
Portmaster Stone: Then why, Captain, does the computer log from your ship, made automatically at the time, indicate that you were still on yellow alert when you jettisoned, and not on red?
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't know. There's been a mistake.
Portmaster Stone: It would seem so. Could the computer be wrong?
Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock is running a survey right now; but the odds are next to impossible.

Captain James T. Kirk: Areel. You still haven't told me how you know so much about what the prosecution's going to do.
Areel Shaw: Because, Jim Kirk, my dear old love... I am the prosecution. And I have to do my very best to have you slapped down hard. Broken out of the service. In disgrace.

Captain James T. Kirk: [finding his assigned quarters congested] What is all this?
Cogley: I figure we'll be spendin' some time together, so I moved in.
Captain James T. Kirk: [sarcastically, as he looks about at the piles of books around the room] I hope I'm not crowding you.
Cogley: What's the matter? Don't you like books?
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, I like them fine. But a computer takes less space.

Areel Shaw: [as all observe the viewing screen] If the court will notice, the log plainly shows the defendant's finger pressing the jettison button. The condition signal reads yellow alert. Not red alert, but simply yellow alert. When the pod containing Lt. Commander Finney was jettisoned, the emergency did not as yet exist.
Captain James T. Kirk: But that's not the way it happened.

Areel Shaw: How long will it be this time before I see you again?
Captain James T. Kirk: At the risk of sounding like a mystic, that depends on the stars.

Areel Shaw: Do you think it would cause a complete breakdown of discipline, if a lowly lieutenant kissed a starship captain on the bridge of his ship?
Captain James T. Kirk: Let's try.
[they kiss]
Captain James T. Kirk: See, no change. Discipline goes on.

Captain James T. Kirk: Put the phaser down, Ben.
Finney: Oh, I wouldn't kill you, Captain. Your own death would mean too little to you. But your ship...
Captain James T. Kirk: What about my ship?
Finney: It's dead. I've killed it.

Cogley: You did the right thing, but... would you do it again?
Captain James T. Kirk: Given the same circumstances, I would do the same thing without hesitation. Because the steps I took, in the order I took them, were absolutely necessary, if I were to save my ship. And *nothing* is more important than my ship.

Captain James T. Kirk: Goodbye, Areel. Better luck next time.
Areel Shaw: I had pretty good luck this time. I lost, didn't I?


"Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (#3.10)" (1968)
Parmen: In my own defense, allow me to say that my illness was more profoundly disturbing than I myself realized. I am sure, Captain, that you, too, have been out of sorts and have been driven to fits of temper and rage. Unlike you, however, what I think and feel, whether for good or ill, is instantly translated into reality. So please, find it in your heart to forgive me.
Captain James T. Kirk: Certainly.

Captain James T. Kirk: [slowly crawling on his belly towards Parmen] Being your slave... what should I do but tend upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no precious time at all to spend nor service to do till you...
Dr. McCoy: [shouting] Stop it! Don't do this to him, Parmen.

Captain James T. Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise. Mr. Scott, prepare to beam us up. I have a little surprise for you: I'm bringing a visitor aboard.

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]

Captain James T. Kirk: [to McCoy, who has decided to stay] Bones, I know you're trying to do the right thing, but if any one of us escaped, Parmen knows that Starfleet would never let this planet go unpunished. Sacrifice yourself by agreeing to stay, and you sign our death warrants.
Alexander: Eh, he's right. I should've warned you. They were treating you the same way they treat me, just like me, only you fight them. All the time, I thought it was me, my mind that couldn't even move a pebble. They even told me I was lucky they bothered to keep me around at all, and I believed them!
[gets angry]
Alexander: The arms and legs of everybody's whim! Look down! Don't meet their eyes! Smile! Smile! These great people. They were gods to me! But you showed me what they really are. And now, I - I know, don't you see? It's-it's not me. It's not my size. It's them! It's them! It's them!
[smashes a clay pot]

Alexander: [brandishing a sharp piece of the pot he just smashed] I'm gonna... I'm gonna cut them.
Captain James T. Kirk: Alexander...
Alexander: I'm gonna cut them, Parmen first. And they'll all get infected, but this time, listen, whatever they say, don't... don't save them. Let them die!
Captain James T. Kirk: Give it to me!
Alexander: At least let me give them a taste of what they gave me! Please. They're gonna kill you, anyway! You know that!
Captain James T. Kirk: [reassuringly] In that case, what's the point in you dying too, Alexander?
[Alexander relents]
Captain James T. Kirk: Give it to me...
Alexander: [gives Kirk the pot fragment] Tha... That's the first time anybody ever thought of my life before his own.

Captain James T. Kirk: This Utopia of theirs is one of the best-kept secrets in the galaxy. Screening themselves from our sensors, locking us into orbit, all this - adds up to a pattern.

Captain James T. Kirk: We've showed our good faith, now you show yours. I want the ship released immediately.
Parmen: The amenities, Captain. Allow me to remind you that I am the head of this principality. Guests do not come barging in here, making demands and issuing orders.

Captain James T. Kirk: [upon seeing Uhura and Nurse Chapel beamed down and forced into another room] I guess we weren't sufficiently entertaining.

Captain James T. Kirk: You're half dead, all of you! You've been dead for centuries. We may disappear tomorrow, but at last we're living now, and you can't stand that, can you? You're half crazy because there's nothing inside - nothing! - and you have to torture us to convince yourselves you're superior.

Parmen: Uncontrolled, power will turn even saints into savages, and we can all be counted upon to live down to our lowest impulses.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're very good at making speeches, Parmen. Just make sure that this one sinks in. Now move aside.

Captain James T. Kirk: Who are the inhabitants of this planet?
Alexander: Oh, Platonians. I'm sure you've never head of us. Our native star is Sahndara. Millennia ago, just before it went nova, we managed to escape. Our leader liked Plato's ideas - Plato, Platonius. See? In fact our present philosopher king, Parmen, sometimes calls us Plato's children, although we sometimes think of ourselves more as Plato's stepchildren.

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: Who Mourns for Adonais? (#2.2)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: [provoking the self-professed "god" Apollo] We're tired of your phony fireworks!

Capt. Kirk: All right, we're here at your invitation. Would you mind telling us what you want without all the Olympian generalities?

Apollo: I am Apollo!
Ensign Pavel Chekov: [sarcastically] And I am the Czar of all the Russias!
Capt. Kirk: Mister Chekov!
Ensign Pavel Chekov: I sorry, Captain. I never met a god before.
Capt. Kirk: And you haven't yet.

Apollo: I would have cherished you, cared for you. I would have loved you as a father loves his children. Did I ask so much?
Capt. Kirk: We've outgrown you. You asked for something we can no longer give.

[last lines]
Dr. McCoy: I wish we hadn't had to do this.
Capt. Kirk: So do I. They gave us so much - the Greek civilization, much of our culture and philosophy came from the worship of those beings. In a way, they began the Golden Age. Would it have hurt us, I wonder, just to have gathered a few laurel leaves?

Dr. McCoy: [noting Scotty's interest in Carolyn] I'm not sure I like that, Jim.
Capt. Kirk: Why, Bones? Scotty's a good man.
Dr. McCoy: And he thinks he's the right man for her. But I'm not sure she thinks she thinks he's the right man. On the other hand, she's a woman.
[a beat]
Dr. McCoy: All woman.

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.

Carolyn: What am I doing down here, Doctor?
Capt. Kirk: Well, you're the A-and-A officer, aren't you? Archaeology, anthopology, ancient civilizations?
Carolyn: Correct.
Capt. Kirk: Well, we're gonna need help in all those areas.

Capt. Kirk: [to Mr. Scott] Besides, you stiff-necked thistle head, you could have gotten yourself killed.

Chekov: Sir, some creatures can generate and control energy with no harm to themselves: The electric eel on Earth, the giant dry worm of Antos 4, the fluffy...
Dr. McCoy: [interrupting] Not the whole encyclopedia, Chekov.
Chekov: The captain requires complete information.
Dr. McCoy: Spock's contaminating this boy, Jim.
Capt. Kirk: Are you suggesting that he, Apollo, taps a flow of energy and channels it through his body?
Chekov: That would seem most likely, sir.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Chekov, I think you've earned your pay for the week.

Dr. McCoy: Got any more good ideas, Jim?
Capt. Kirk: Yes, I have. One more and it depends on the lieutenant's loyalty. If she fails us, we better get used to herding goats.

Chekov: [Kirk is about to persuade Carolyn] Eh, perhaps if I assisted?
Capt. Kirk: How old are you?
Chekov: Twenty-two, sir.
Capt. Kirk: Then I'd better handle it.

Capt. Kirk: Apollo's no god, but he could've been taken for one, though, once. Say, 5,000 years ago, a highly sophisticated group of space travelers landed on Earth around the Mediterranean.
Dr. McCoy: Yes. To the simple shepherds and tribesmen of early Greece, creatures like that WOULD have been gods.
Capt. Kirk: Especially if they had the power to alter their form at will and command great energy. In fact, they couldn't have been taken for anything else.

Capt. Kirk: Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.


"Star Trek: The Squire of Gothos (#1.17)" (1967)
Trelane: Oh, the remarkable treachery of the species!
Captain James T. Kirk: Go on, Trelane! Look at it! It's over. Your power is blanked out. You're finished!
Trelane: You've earned my wrath! Go back. Go back to your ship! All of you! And prepare: you're all dead men! You, especially, Captain!

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.

Trelane: [noticing Kirk talking with his men] Discussing deep-laid plans, I'll wager. I cannot WAIT to see them evolve.
Captain James T. Kirk: Trelane, we haven't planned...
Trelane: [interrupting] Tut, tut. Do not think that I deplore your martial virtue of deception and strategem. Quite the contrary. I have nothing but admiration for your whole species.

Trelane: Ah, you've been, eh, quite derelict in your social duties, Captain. You haven't introduced me to the charming contingent of your crew.
Captain James T. Kirk: [begrudgingly] This is General Trelane.
Trelane: Retired. But if you prefer, you may address me as the lonely Squire of Gothos, dear ladies.
Captain James T. Kirk: Lieutenant Uhura of communications.
Trelane: Ah, a Nubian prize.
[he kisses her hand]
Trelane: Taken on one of your raids of conquest, no doubt, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: No doubt.

Trelane: Until a moment ago, I didn't think it possible, but it was. I did it. I was angry! I actually experienced genuine rage. This experiment has been successful.
Captain James T. Kirk: [sarcastically] I'm glad you weren't disappointed.
Trelane: Why, Captain, you're still angry! Would that I could have sustained that moment.

Trelane: You broke it. You broke my sword!
Captain James T. Kirk: You've got a lot to learn about winning, Trelane.
Trelane: You dare to defy me!
Captain James T. Kirk: In fact, you've got a lot to learn about everything, haven't you?
[slaps him on both cheeks]
Trelane: I'll fix you for that! You cheated! You haven't played the game right! I'll show you!

Captain James T. Kirk: Beam me up, Mr. Spock. We're free to go.

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.

Trelane: Ah, yes, I've been looking in on the doings of your lively little Earth.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then you've been looking in on the doings 900 years past.
Trelane: Oh, really? Have I made an error in time? How fallible of me.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: I want you to leave my crewmen alone. I want you to leave my crew-WOMEN alone, too.

Captain James T. Kirk: Turn in your glass slippers. The ball is over.

Captain James T. Kirk: Here you have an opportunity to experience something really unique and you waste it. You want to commit murder? Go ahead. But where's the sport in a simple hanging?

Captain James T. Kirk: There's STILL not enough sport in just killing me with a sword.
Trelane: I know. That WILL be dull.


"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]

Newscaster: Führer's headquarters reports repulsing an attack by Zeon spacecraft. Our missiles utterly destroyed the enemy.
Capt. Kirk: You look, er, quite well for a man who's been... utterly destroyed, Mr. Spock.

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: [Spock is wearing a Nazi uniform] That helmet covers a multitude of sins.

Capt. Kirk: You Zeons, for peaceful people, are pretty thorough.

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?

Capt. Kirk: [carrying out a body with Spock] Hunting's good. We've caught so many Zeon's we've got to dump 'em outside.

Capt. Kirk: [aiming to enter Nazi Headquarters] You must get us in there.
Daras: It would be suicide.
Isak: Well, there's a risk living at all, the way things are going. If the Captain believes he has a chance, I'm willing to commit suicide WITH him.

[Kirk has requested that McCoy beam down in a Nazi uniform]
Capt. Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise. What's happening up there?
Uhura: Doctor McCoy is having difficulty with that uniform, sir.
Capt. Kirk: Well, send him down naked if you have to. Kirk out.

[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.

[Gill "the Führer" has died]
Isak: For so long I've prayed for this. Now I'm sorry.
Capt. Kirk: So was he.

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 Man Trap (#1.1)" (1966)
[first lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. On board the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet, the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilization. Ship's surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet's surface. Our mission: routine medical examination of archeologist Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. Routine but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Dr. McCoy's past.

Captain James T. Kirk: Shall we pick some flowers, Doctor? When a man visits an old girlfriend, she usually expects something like that.
Dr. McCoy: Is that how you get girls to like you - by bribing them?

[Kirk has just dismissed a crewman from the Craters' home]
Captain James T. Kirk: Maybe I'll step outside, too.
Nancy Crater: [referring to McCoy] What? And let Plum examine me all alone?
Captain James T. Kirk: "Plum"?
Dr. McCoy: Plum.

Captain James T. Kirk: You could learn something from Mr. Spock, Doctor. Stop thinking with your glands.

Captain James T. Kirk: What's the matter, can't you sleep?
Dr. McCoy: Nope.
Captain James T. Kirk: Try taking one of those red pills you gave me last week. You'll sleep.

Captain James T. Kirk: Remember my instructions, Lieutenant: keep a tight fix on us. If we let out a yell, I want an armed party down there before the echo dies.

Uhura: Message, Captain. Starship base on Corinth IV requesting explanation of our delay here, sir. Space Commander Dominguez says we have supplies he urgently needs.
Captain James T. Kirk: Tell José he'll get his chili peppers when we get there. Tell him they're prime Mexican reds, I hand-picked them myself. But he won't die if he goes a few more days without 'em.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, additional. Armed and able-bodied crewmen are not attacked and slaughtered this easily. Apparently the killer can immobilize them as it approaches, perhaps with some hypnotic or paralyzing power. The answer lies with Professor Crater.

Captain James T. Kirk: It's a mystery. And I don't like mysteries. They give me a bellyache, and I got a beauty right now.

[Crater has shot at Kirk and Spock]
Captain James T. Kirk: He's not trying to kill us, he's trying to frighten us. And he's doing a pretty good job.

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?

Professor Robert Crater: It's the... last one. The buffalo. There is no difference.
Captain James T. Kirk: There's one, Professor. Your creature is killing my people!

Professor Robert Crater: I loved Nancy very much. Few women like my Nancy. She lives in my dreams, she walks and sings in my dreams.
Captain James T. Kirk: And it becomes Nancy for you.
Professor Robert Crater: Not because of tricks, it doesn't trick me. It needs love, as much as it needs salt. When it killed Nancy, I almost destroyed it, but... it isn't just a beast. It is intelligent, and the last of its kind.
Captain James T. Kirk: You bleed too much, Crater. You're too pure and noble. You saving the last of its kind or has this become Crater's private heaven, here on this planet? This thing becomes wife, lover, best friend, wise man, fool, idol, slave. Isn't a bad life to have everyone in the universe at your beck and call, and you win all the arguments.

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


"Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver (#1.10)" (1966)
Capt. Kirk: This is the Captain of the Enterprise. Our respect for other life forms requires that we give you this... warning. One critical item of information that has never been incorporated into the memory banks of any Earth ship. Since the early years of space exploration, Earth vessels have had incorporated into them a substance known as... corbomite. It is a material and a device which prevents attack on us. If any destructive energy touches our vessel, a reverse reaction of equal strength is created, destroying -...
Balok (voice): You now have two minutes.
Capt. Kirk: - -DESTROYING the attacker. It may interest you to know that since the initial use of corbomite more than two of our centuries ago, no attacking vessel has survived the attempt. Death has... little meaning to us. If it has none to you then attack us now. We grow annoyed at your foolishness.

Lieutenant Dave Bailey: Are you all out of your minds? End of watch? It's the end of everything. What are you, robots? Wound-up toy soldiers? Don't you know when you're dying? Watch and regulations and orders... What do they mean?
Capt. Kirk: Bailey, you're relieved! Escort him to his quarters, Doctor.

Capt. Kirk: Scotty?
Scott: Mode of power? Beats me what makes it go.
Capt. Kirk: I'll buy speculation.
Scott: I'd sell it if I had any.

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.

Capt. Kirk: When I get my hands on the headquarters genius that assigned me a female yeoman...
Dr. McCoy: What's the matter, Jim, don't you trust yourself?
Capt. Kirk: [Kirk suppresses a smile] I've already got a female to worry about. Her name's the Enterprise.

Capt. Kirk: This is the Captain speaking. First Federation vessel is in distress. We're preparing to board it. There are lives at stake, by our standards Alien life, but lives nevertheless. Captain out.

Dr. McCoy: Balok's message - it was heard all over the ship.
Capt. Kirk: [on ship-wide speakers] Captain to crew: Those of you who have served for long on this vessel have encountered alien life-forms. You know the greatest danger facing us is... ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There's no such thing as 'the unknown,' only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.

Lieutenant Dave Bailey: Sir, we gonna just let it hold us here? We got phaser weapons. I vote we blast it.
Capt. Kirk: I'll keep that in mind, Mr. Bailey, when this becomes a democracy.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Not chess, Mr. Spock. Poker!

Capt. Kirk: Doc. Sorry.
Dr. McCoy: Oh, you had other things on your mind. My fault. I don't know how y'ever kept form punching me in the face.

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: 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.

Capt. Kirk: [as Sylvia kisses Chekov passionately] Um, Mr. Chekov?
Chekov: [slowly disengaging] What can I do, Keptin? You know we're always supposed to maintain good relations with the natives.

Capt. Kirk: Who do you think I am?
Ed: Ike Clanton. Who do YOU think you are?
Capt. Kirk: Well, I know this is hard to understand, but I'm Captain James T. Kirk of the spaceship Enterprise. These men are part of my crew. We're not really here. We're from the future.
[Ed starts to laugh]
Capt. Kirk: We haven't been born yet!
[Ed laughs heartily]
Capt. Kirk: Feel the material in my shirt. And now feel the material in your own shirt. Do you notice any difference?
Ed: Nope.
Capt. Kirk: [getting exasperated] Do these clothes look like yours?
Ed: Mmm, not exactly.
Capt. Kirk: Have you ever seen clothes like this before?
Ed: Sure.
Capt. Kirk: Where?
Ed: On the Clantons.
[laughs]
Ed: You Clantons are always great with your jokes. That's why we like you.
Capt. Kirk: I'm not joking.
Ed: Only difference between you and the Earps is that they never joke.
Capt. Kirk: I'm not joking! I'm not Ike Clanton!
Ed: [laughs] It's okay with me, Ike. Anything you say. Don't make no difference who I think you are. Your problem is: who does Wyatt Earp think you are?

[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.

Capt. Kirk: [as McCoy wipes Kirk's split lip with bourbon] Ouch!
McCoy: What's the matter?
Capt. Kirk: What do you call that stuff? Fire?
McCoy: [reading the label] Taos Lightning, straight bourbon. Try some. In small amounts, it was considered medicinal.
Capt. Kirk: Well, label it "For external use only".

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.

Melkotian: [voice] You, Captain Kirk, the disobedience was on your orders. Yours is the responsibility. Yours shall be the pattern of your death.
Capt. Kirk: We come in peace. But we'll defend ourselves if necessary.
Melkotian: [voice] You are outside. You are disease. The disease must be destroyed. Your plea has been heard, and sentence has been pronounced. It is done.

Capt. Kirk: I can't just kill 'em! I can't murder them! I can't kill them!
Johnny Behan: Kill 'em any way ye can! There'll be no questions asked. Honest! I-I guarantee that.

[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!

[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.

Capt. Kirk: Ten minutes. And it's all gonna end at the OK Corral.

[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: Generations (1994)
[Kirk is invited to give a command to the new Enterprise-B]
Kirk: Take us out.
Chekov: Very good, sir.
Scotty: Brought a tear to my eye.
Kirk: Oh, be quiet.

Scotty: Finding retirement a little lonely, are we?
Kirk: You know, I'm glad you're an engineer. With tact like that, you'd make a lousy psychiatrist.

Kirk: Did we do it? Did we make a difference?
Picard: Oh, yes. We made a difference. Thank you.
Kirk: Least I could do for the captain of the Enterprise.
[last words]
Kirk: It was... fun. Oh, my...

[first lines]
[the journalists are all talking at the same time, trying to get their questions in]
Journalist #3: How does it feel to be back on the Enterprise bridge?
Journalist #1: Captain Chekov, what are the most significant changes...
Journalist #3: Captain Kirk, can I ask you a few questions?
Journalist #1: Did you participate in the redesign?
Journalist #3: We'd like to know how you feel about being...
Kirk: I appreciate the...
Harriman: Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me. There will be plenty of time for questions later. I'm Captain John Harriman and I'd like to welcome you all aboard.
Kirk: It's our pleasure.
Harriman: I just want you to know how excited we all are to have a group of living legends with us on our maiden voyage. I remember reading about your missions when I was in grade school.
Kirk: Oh, really? Well, may we have a look around?
Harriman: Please. Please.

Kirk: You left spacedock without a tractor beam?
Harriman: It won't be installed until Tuesday.

Kirk: You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?
Picard: You're a Starfleet officer. You have a duty!
Kirk: I don't need to be lectured by you. I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers. Besides which, I think the galaxy owes me one.

Picard: This is not your bedroom.
Kirk: No, it's not. It's better.

Chekov: I was never that young.
Kirk: No, you were younger.

Kirk: [to Harriman] Risk is part of the game if you want to sit in that chair.

Kirk: [to Sulu's daughter, Demora] Congratulations, Ensign. It wouldn't be the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm.

Kirk: Captain of the Enterprise, huh?
Picard: That's right.
Kirk: Close to retirement?
Picard: I'm not planning on it.
Kirk: Well let me tell you something. Don't! Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do *anything* that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference.
Picard: Come back with me. Help me stop Soran. Help make a difference again!
Kirk: Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise? What's the name of that planet? Veridian III?
Picard: That's right.
Kirk: I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim?
Picard: You could say that.
Kirk: You know if Spock were here, he'd say I was an irrational, illogical human being for going on a mission like that.
[pause]
Kirk: Sounds like fun!

Picard: Good luck, Captain.
Kirk: Call me Jim!

Kirk: [after being saved from Soran] I thought you were headed for the launcher.
Picard: I changed my mind; Captain's prerogative!


"Star Trek: The Naked Time (#1.4)" (1966)
Uhura: [over the intercom] Entering planet's outer atmosphere, sir.
Scotty: Captain!
Capt. Kirk: What is it?
Scotty: He's turned the engines off. They're completely cold. It'll take 30 minutes to regenerate them.
Uhura: [over the intercom] Entering planet's outer atmosphere, sir. Ship's outer skin is beginning to heat, Captain. Orbit plot shows we have about 8 minutes left.
Capt. Kirk: Scotty!
Scotty: I can't change the law of physics! I've got to have 30 minutes!

Capt. Kirk: [to Spock] Love. You're better off without it, and I'm better off without mine. This vessel... I give, she takes. She won't permit me my life; I've got to live hers!

Riley: You rang, sir?
Capt. Kirk: Who is this?
Riley: This is Captain Kevin Thomas Riley of the Starship Enterprise. And who's this?
Capt. Kirk: This is Captain Kirk. Get out of the engine room, Navigator. Where's Mr. Scott?
Riley: I've relieved Mister Scott of his duties.

Capt. Kirk: The purpose of a briefing, gentlemen, is to get me answers based on your abilities and experience. In a critical orbit there's no time for surprise.
Scotty: Unless you people on the bridge start taking showers with your clothes on, my engines can pull us out of anything. We'll be warping out of orbit within a half second a' getting your command.

Capt. Kirk: What is it?
Sulu: Nothing but gravity increase, sir. Like the planet reached out and yanked at us.
Capt. Kirk: Compensate.

Dr. McCoy: Jim, he was decontaminated, he's been medically checked, we've run every test we know for everything that we know...
Capt. Kirk: That's not good enough!
Dr. McCoy: Well, we're doing everything that's possible.
Capt. Kirk: Bones, I want the impossbile checked out, too.

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.

Riley: And now, crew, I will render 'Kathleen'... ONE MORE TIME!
Capt. Kirk: [murmuring to himself] Please, not again.

[In a room alone, talking to the ceiling]
Capt. Kirk: Never lose you. Never.

[the Enterprise is spiraling out of control toward a disintegrating planet, crewmen are going loopy as flies, and Riley, barricaded in the engine room, has been singing off-key over the ship's intercom for the last several hours. Rand enters the bridge hurriedly as Kirk drags an hysterically giggling Leslie away from the helm station]
Yeoman Rand: I would have gotten here sooner, sir, but Crewman Williams stopped me in the hall and...
Capt. Kirk: Take the helm!
Yeoman Rand: Sir?
Capt. Kirk: [shoving her into the chair] TAKE THE HELM!
Yeoman Rand: Yes, sir.
[Kirk pulls a semi-comatose crewman away from the engineering section as Riley's song comes to an end]
Riley: [over the intercom] And now... ONE MORE TIME.
Capt. Kirk: [stalking over to a frantically-working Uhura] At least TRY cutting him off!
Uhura: [shouting] Sir, if I could cut him off, don't you think I...?
[She suddenly remembers to whom she's speaking and visibly gets her temper under control]
Uhura: Yes, sir. I'll keep trying.
Capt. Kirk: [ruefully] Sorry.
[Uhura smiles back at him and gets back to work]

Riley: [over the intercom] Lt. Uhura, you've interrupted my song, uh... I'm sorry but there'll be no ice cream for YOU tonight.
Capt. Kirk: Cut him off.
Uhura: I can't, sir. There's no way to do it.
Riley: Attention, crew, this is Capt. Riley. There will be a formal dance in the bowling alley at nineteen hundred hours tonight.

Capt. Kirk: No beach to walk on.
Yeoman Rand: Sir?


"Star Trek: The Conscience of the King (#1.13)" (1966)
Lenore: So, the captain of the Enterprise... Interesting.
Captain James T. Kirk: So, Lady Macbeth... Interesting. What's your next move?

Captain James T. Kirk: [speaking into communicator] John, Jim Kirk.
Captain John Daily: Hi, Jim.
Captain James T. Kirk: Can you do me a favor?
Captain John Daily: I owe you a dozen. Just ask.

Captain James T. Kirk: Worlds may change, galaxies disintegrate, but a woman... always remains a woman.
Lenore: All this, and power too. Caesar of stars. Cleopatra... to worship him.

Karidian: I am an actor. I play many parts.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're an actor now. What were you twenty years ago?
Karidian: Younger, Captain. Much younger.

Lenore: You are like your ship - powerful and not human. There is no mercy in you.
Captain James T. Kirk: If he is Kodos, then I've shown him more mercy than he deserves. If he isn't, then we'll let you off at Benecia, and no harm done.
Lenore: Captain Kirk, who are you to say no harm was done?

Captain James T. Kirk: The play is over. It's been over for twenty years.

Captain James T. Kirk: I had hoped to meet your father here tonight, personally.
Lenore: I'm sorry, Captain Kirk. He has a rigid rule about that. He never sees anyone personally, and he never attends parties.
Captain James T. Kirk: An actor turning away his admirers? Very unusual.

Captain James T. Kirk: I think we're due for a pick-up.

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

Captain James T. Kirk: You've got me backed into a corner. The men would never forgive me if I deprived them of your performance and your presence.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Those are beautiful words, well-acted. Change nothing.


"Star Trek: Bread and Circuses (#2.25)" (1968)
Flavius: [of Spock and McCoy] Are they enemies, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: I'm not sure they're sure.

Claudius Marcus: So, this is a Vulcan. Interesting. From what I have heard I wish I had fifty of you for the arena.
Merik: This other is your ship's surgeon?
Capt. Kirk: McCoy.
Merik: It's a pity we can't let him loose in our hospitals. Our level of medicine would improve immeasurably, I'm sure.

Claudius Marcus: And you, Captain, er, which world do you prefer?
Capt. Kirk: My world, Proconsul, is my vessel, my oath, my crew.

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...

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.

Flavius: The message of the Son, that all men are brothers, was kept from us. Perhaps I'm a fool to believe it. It does often seem that men must fight to live.
Capt. Kirk: You go on believing it, Flavius. All men are brothers.

Capt. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 4040.7. On the surface of Planet IV, System 892, the landing party has won the confidence of what obviously is a group of runaway slaves. They dwell in caves not far from a large city, wear rags, live under primitive conditions; but they are creatures of a heavily industrialized 20th-century type planet, very much like Earth - an amazing example of Hodgkin's law of Parallel Planet Development. But on this Earth, Rome never fell. A world ruled by emperors who can trace their line back two thousand years, to their own Julius and Augustus Caesars.

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?

Claudius Marcus: Admit it, you find these games frightening, revolting.
Capt. Kirk: Proconsul, in some parts of the galaxy, I have seen forms of entertainment that makes this look like a folk dance.

[Drusilla is serving Kirk, making him very comfortable]
Drusilla: I was concerned. I am ordered to please you.
Capt. Kirk: I have been in some strange worlds, strange customs. Perhaps this is considered torture here.

[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.

Claudius Marcus: Guards. Take him to the arena. Oh, we've pre-empted fifteen minutes on the early show for you. In full colour. We guarantee you a splendid audience. Er, you may not understand, because you're centuries beyond anything as crude as television.
Capt. Kirk: I've heard it was... similar.


"Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold (#2.14)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: [having introduced Scotty to a beautiful belly dancer] My work is never done.
Dr. McCoy: My work, Jim. This is prescription stuff. Don't forget, the explosion that threw Scotty against a bulkhead was caused by a woman.
Captain James T. Kirk: Physically he's all right. Am I right in assuming that?
Dr. McCoy: Oh, yes, yes. In matter of fact, considerable psychological damage could have been caused. Eh, for example, his total resentment toward women.
Captain James T. Kirk: He seems to be overcoming his resentment.
Captain James T. Kirk: Of course, in my professional opinion, when he gets back to the ship, he's gonna hate you for making him leave Argelius, but then he will have lost total resentment toward women.
Dr. McCoy: Mission accomplished as far as Scotty is concerned. Bones, I know a little place across town where the women...
Dr. McCoy: Yes. I know the place. I know the place, let's go.

Captain James T. Kirk: What is the law in these cases?
Jaris: [enters] The law of Argelius is love.

Scott: I went toward her, but... there was something in my way.
Captain James T. Kirk: Something? You mean, someone.
Scott: No, Captain, some... thing. Cold, it was, like a... stinking draft out of a slaughterhouse, but it wasn't... really there. Like a... if you know what I mean.

Captain James T. Kirk: You come from Rigel IV.
Hengist: Well, many people do. It's not a crime.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, but what we're investigating is.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, what's the sedative situation?
Dr. McCoy: I've got some stuff that would tranquilize an active volcano.

Sulu: This is the first time I heard a malfunction threaten us.
Captain James T. Kirk: Man your post, Mr. Sulu.

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: Bones, what would happen if that thing entered a tranquilized body?
Dr. McCoy: Well, it might take up knitting, nothing more violent than that.

Dr. McCoy: She's dead, Jim. Just like the other one.
Captain James T. Kirk: Stabbed over and over again.

Hengist: Uh, Captain, uh, may I continue with the questions please?
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, get on with it, man! Just don't stand there!

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.

Dr. McCoy: He's dead, Jim.
Captain James T. Kirk: But that's impossible.


"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!

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.

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: [privately with Kirk] Why does Spock call you "Captain"? Were you in the war together?
Capt. Kirk: [warmly but discreetly] We... served together.
Edith Keeler: And you, um, don't want to talk about it? Why? Oh. Did you... did you do something wrong? Are you afraid of something? Whatever it is, let me help.
Capt. Kirk: "Let me help." A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He'll recommend those three words even over "I love you."

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.

Capt. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, no stardate. For us, time does not exist. McCoy, back somewhere in the past, has effected a change in the course of time. All Earth history has been changed. There is no Starship Enterprise. We have only one chance. We have asked the Guardian to show us Earth's history again: Spock and I will go back into time ourselves and attempt to set right whatever it was that McCoy changed.

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.

[last lines]
Capt. Kirk: Let's get the hell out of here.


"Star Trek: Space Seed (#1.22)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: [offering Khan a hostile planet to inhabit] Those men went on to tame a continent, Mr. Khan. Can you tame a world?
Khan Noonien Singh: Have you ever read Milton, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. I understand.

Khan Noonien Singh: You are an excellent tactician, Captain. You let your second-in-command attack while you sit and watch for weakness.
Captain James T. Kirk: You have a tendency to express ideas in military terms, Mr. Khan.
[pauses]
Captain James T. Kirk: This is a social occasion.
Khan Noonien Singh: [laughs] It has been said that, uh, "social occasions" are only warfare concealed. Many prefer it more honest, more... open.
Captain James T. Kirk: You fled. Why? Were you afraid?
Khan Noonien Singh: I've never been afraid.
Captain James T. Kirk: But you left at the very time mankind needed courage.
Khan Noonien Singh: [angrily] We offered the world ORDER!
Captain James T. Kirk: We?
Khan Noonien Singh: [smiles admiringly, realizing he's revealed more than he would wish] Excellent. Excellent.

Dr. McCoy: A pity you wasted your life on command, Jim. You'd have made a fair psychologist.
Captain James T. Kirk: [in mock arrogance] "Fair?"

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: [about to beam aboard the Botany Bay] You ready, Bones?
Dr. McCoy: No. I signed aboard this ship to practice medicine, not to have my atoms scattered back and forth across space by this gadget.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're an old-fashioned boy, McCoy.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Stardate 3142.8. They have my ship, discarding their own worthless vessel. Only moments of air left on the bridge now. Commendations recommended for Lieutenant Uhura, Technicians First Class Thule and Harrison... Lieutenant Spinelli... and, of course, Mr. Spock. I take full responsibility... I take full...
[passes out]

Captain James T. Kirk: Care to join the landing party, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Well, if you're actually giving me a choice...
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm not.

Captain James T. Kirk: Lieutenant, at any one time, the safety of this entire vessel might depend on the performance of a single crewman aboard, and the fact that you find a man strangely compelling to you personally...
Lt. Marla McGivers: Not personally, Captain. Professionally.

[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.

Captain James T. Kirk: What's your name?
Khan Noonien Singh: Khan is my name.
Captain James T. Kirk: Just Khan? Nothing else?
Khan Noonien Singh: Khan.


"Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (#2.16)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: I didn't realize I was so hungry. Whatever you call this, it was very good.
Shahna: It is nourishment. We call it that.
Captain James T. Kirk: Nourishment. Well, that's very practical.

Galt: You begin, Uhura.
Uhura: No!
Galt: It is not allowed to refuse a training exercise.
Uhura: I don't care whether it's allowed or not. I will not do it.
Captain James T. Kirk: None of us will do it, Galt.
Galt: It is part of your training. The Providers wish it.
Captain James T. Kirk: The devil with the Providers!
Chekov: Cossacks.

Captain James T. Kirk: The thralls have no freedom, Shahna. You don't think or do anything but what the Providers tell you.
Shahna: What else would one do?
Captain James T. Kirk: Love, for one thing.
Shahna: What is... love?

Shahna: You... you risked bringing their anger on yourself. Why did you do it?
Captain James T. Kirk: It's the custom of my people... to help one another when we're in trouble.
[he kisses her passionately]
Shahna: And... And this... is this... also helping?
Captain James T. Kirk: [smiles] You could call it that.
Shahna: Please... help me once again.
[and he does]

Captain James T. Kirk: My people pride themselves on being the greatest, most successful gamblers in the universe. We compete for everything: power, fame, women, everything we desire, and it is our nature... to win.

Captain James T. Kirk: The thralls will be trained?
Provider #1: They will be trained. We have said it.
Captain James T. Kirk: I think you'll find it a much more exciting game than the one you've been playing.

Captain James T. Kirk: Scotty!
Scott: Aye, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Beam us up.

Captain James T. Kirk: Shahna, where were you born?
Shahna: Born? I have been here always.
Captain James T. Kirk: Your parents. Where... where are they? Your mother and father.
Shahna: She who bore me was killed in a freestyle match.
Captain James T. Kirk: Freestyle?
Shahna: You will learn all these things

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, supplemental. Stardate, unknown. Our strange captivity continues. This planet is called Triskelion. We do not know its location. We do not know who controls it. Its dangers are abundantly clear

Captain James T. Kirk: We're free people. We belong to no one.
Provider #2: Such spirit. I wager fifteen qualtoos that he is untrainable.
Provider #3: Twenty quatloos that all three are untrainable.
Provider #2: Five thousand quatloos that the newcomers will have to be destroyed.

Shahna: Oh, we, too, have mates. When it is time to increase the herd, my provider will select one for me.
Captain James T. Kirk: On Earth, we select our own mate, someone we care for. On Earth, men and women live together, help each other, make each other happy.
Shahna: I do not think your words are allowed.

Captain James T. Kirk: [closing the terms of a wager] If we lose? We will remain here, the entire crew of the Enterprise, the most stubborn, determined competitors in the universe. We'll become thralls, enter your games, obey your orders without rebellion. You'll be assured of generations of the most exciting wagering you've ever had.
Provider #1: Your stakes are indeed high, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Not for true gamesters.
Provider #2: We will accept your stakes on one condition.
Captain James T. Kirk: Name it.
Provider #1: As leader of your people, your spirit seems most indomitable. We suggest you alone, pitted against three contestants of our choosing.
Captain James T. Kirk: Three against one? Those are pretty high odds.
Provider #2: Not for true gamesters, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: Your... your terms are unfair.
Provider #1: On the contrary, they're extremely fair, since your alternative is death.


"Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (#1.21)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 3156.2. While orbiting planet Beta III, trying to find some trace of the starship Archon that disappeared here a hundred years ago, a search party consisting of two Enterprise officers were sent to the planet below. Mr. Sulu has returned, but in a highly agitated mental state. His condition requires I beam down with an additional search detail.

Captain James T. Kirk: You said you wanted freedom. It's time you learned that freedom is never a gift. It has to be earned.

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: [seeing Spock knock a lawgiver unconscious] Isn't that somewhat old-fashioned?

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

Captain James T. Kirk: [Spoken to two lawgivers, after Landru's self-destruction] You can get rid of those robes. And if I were you I'd start looking for another job.

Bilar: Joy to you, friends.
Captain James T. Kirk: Joy to YOU.
Bilar: You be strangers. Come for the festival, are ya?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes.
Bilar: Got a place to sleep it off yet? Go around to Reger's house. He's got rooms, but you'll have to hurry. It's almost the red hour.

Captain James T. Kirk: [recognizing his crewman among the stunned citizens] Lieutenant O'Neal. He's one of our men.
Reger: Not anymore. He's been absorbed.

[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?

[Dr. McCoy returns to the holding cell, a changed man]
Captain James T. Kirk: Doc...
Dr. McCoy: [not recognizing Captain Kirk] Can I help you, friend?
Captain James T. Kirk: Don't you know me?
Dr. McCoy: We all know one another - in Landru.

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.


"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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to Lokai] I suggest you get a great deal of rest, especially your vocal cords. It seems you'll have a double opportunity to practice your oratory on Starbase 4.

Computer voice: 25 seconds.
Captain James T. Kirk: Let's see you prevent the computer from fulfilling my commands.
Computer voice: 20 seconds.
Captain James T. Kirk: From five to zero, no command in the universe can prevent the computer from fulfilling its destruct orders.
Computer voice: 15 seconds.
Captain James T. Kirk: You can use your will to drag this ship to Cheron, but I command the computer. Mine is the final command.
Computer voice: 10... 9... 8... 7... 6...
Bele: [shouts desperately] I agree!
Captain James T. Kirk: Computer, this is Captain James Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Code 1-2-3-continuity. Abort destruct order. Repeat: code 1-2-3-continuity. Abort destruct order.
Computer voice: Destruct order aborted. Destruct order aborted.

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!

Lokai: I am not a thief.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, certainly no ordinary thief, considering what it is you... appropriated.
Lokai: You're being very loose with your accusations and drawing conclusions without any facts.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, I DO KNOW that you made off with a ship that didn't belong to you!
Lokai: I do not "make off" with things. My need gave me the right to use the ship. Mark the word, sir - the "use" of it.
Captain James T. Kirk: You can try those technical evasions on Starfleet Command. That's where you'll be facing your charges.
Lokai: I am grateful for your rescue.
Captain James T. Kirk: Don't mention it. We're pleased to have caught you.

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.

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)
Matt Decker: Enterprise to Kirk, Commodore Decker speaking.
Capt. Kirk: Matt? What's going on? Give me Mr. Spock.
Matt Decker: I'm in command here, Jim.
Capt. Kirk: What happened to Spock?
Matt Decker: Nothing. I assumed command, according to regulations, since your first officer was reluctant to take aggressive action against...
Capt. Kirk: You mean YOU'RE the lunatic who's responsible for almost destroying my ship?
Matt Decker: You are speaking to a SENIOR OFFICER, Kirk.
Capt. Kirk: Get me Spock.
Matt Decker: I told you I am in command here, according to every rule in the book, CAPTAIN. If you have anything to say at all, you will say it to ME.
Capt. Kirk: There's only one thing I want to say to YOU, COMMODORE: GET MY SHIP OUT OF THERE.

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: [distraught] They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is, right out of Hell. I saw it!
Capt. Kirk: Matt, where's your crew?
Matt Decker: On the third planet.
Capt. Kirk: There IS no third planet!
Matt Decker: [anguished] Don't you think I know that? There was, but not anymore! They called me; they BEGGED me for help, four hundred of them! I couldn't... I-I couldn't...
[begins sobbing]

[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.

Capt. Kirk: Bones, you ever hear of a doomsday machine?
Dr. McCoy: No, I'm a doctor, not a mechanic.

Capt. Kirk: [speaking to the crew of the 'Enterprise' via communicator, after arming the 'Constellation's' self-destruct mechanism, with the countdown at 10] Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard!

Capt. Kirk: [a limp and disabled starship, the USS Constellation, paints the view screen] She was attacked.

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.

Capt. Kirk: We're stronger with you than without you!
[said as Decker intentionally flies his shuttlecraft into the Doomsday Machine]

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.

Capt. Kirk: If I only had some phasers.
Scott: Phasers - you've got 'em. I have one bank recharged.
Capt. Kirk: Scotty, you just earned your pay for the week.


"Star Trek: I, Mudd (#2.8)" (1967)
[trying to confuse an android]
Captain Kirk: Everything Harry tells you is a lie. Remember that. Everything Harry tells you is a lie.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: Now listen to this carefully, Norman. I am... lying.
Norman: You say you are lying, but if everything you say is a lie, then you are telling the truth, but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie, but you lie... You tell the truth but you cannot for you lie... illogical! Illogical! Please explain! You are human. Only humans can explain their behavior! Please explain!
Captain Kirk: [giving him the same statement the androids have repeatedly given him several times before] I am not programmed to respond in that area.

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.

Alice #1 through 250: We have a very extensive library section for your amusement.
Alice #251 through 500: Our research laboratories and workshops are extremely well equipped.
Alice #1 through 250, Alice #251 through 500: You are free to visit them.
Captain Kirk: All right, we might later. In the mean time, would you mind leaving us?
Alice #1 through 250, Alice #251 through 500: Why should we leave you?
Captain Kirk: Because... we don't like you.

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.

Captain Kirk: Scotty! Scotty's dead! He had to much happines. But now he's happier, he's dead. And we'll miss him.

Captain Kirk: What is a man but that lofty spirit, that sense of enterprise, that devotion for something that cannot be sensed, cannot be realized but only dreamed, the highest reality?

Alice #1 through 250: Why does she strike him?
Captain Kirk: She likes him.

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

Norman: If you do not come with me, your engines will be destroyed and you will remain in orbit here, forever.
Capt. Kirk: I must say that's a gracious invitation.
Norman: There is a word. Among us there is no corresponding meaning, but it seems to mean something to you humans.
Capt. Kirk: And what is that word?
Norman: Please.

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.

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 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.

Capt. Kirk: Kirk out.

Capt. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 3715.3. While making a routine exploration of the unexplored Gamma Trianguli VI, one of my men has been killed by a poisonous plant.

Yeoman Martha Landon: All this beauty, and now Mr. Hendorff dead, somebody watching us. It's frightening.
Chekov: [puts his arms around her] If you insist on worrying, worry about me. I've been wanting to get you in a place like this for a long time.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Chekov, Lieutenant Landon. I know you find each other fascinating, but we're not here to conduct a field experiment in human biology.

Capt. Kirk: Would you mind being careful where you throw your rocks, Mr. Spock?

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: [speaking into communicator] Scotty... you're my chief engineer. You know everything about that ship that there is to know. More than the men who designed it. If you can't get those warp engines working... you're fired.

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.

Capt. Kirk: [speaking into communicator] I'm sick of hearing that word "can't." Get that ship out of there!

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.

Scott: [on bridge of the Enterprise] Captain, we pulled away a little, we gained... maybe an hour... but we blew almost every system in the ship doing it. There's nothing left to try again. I guess you'll have to fire me, sir.
Capt. Kirk: [on planet surface] You're fired.
[closes communicator absentmindedly]
Capt. Kirk: 400 people...
McCoy: Jim...
Capt. Kirk: They'll die because I couldn't see a warning sign. I had to follow orders, always orders.


"Star Trek: The Devil in the Dark (#1.25)" (1967)
[McCoy has been ordered to help a silicon-based life form]
McCoy: You can't be serious. That thing is virtually made out of stone!
Captain James T. Kirk: Help it. Treat it.
McCoy: I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer.
Captain James T. Kirk: You're a healer. There's a patient. That's an order.

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.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Facing the Horta] Well, what do we do, just... talk it over?
[the Horta turns to show her phaser wound]
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, you can be hurt, can't you?
[the Horta turns back]
Captain James T. Kirk: We just sit here? It's your move.

Dr. McCoy: Schmitter didn't burn to death, Jim, not in the usual sense anyway.
Captain James T. Kirk: Explain that.
Dr. McCoy: Well, there are only fragments of bone and teeth left, but the plant's physician agrees with me - a chemical corrosion, almost as if he'd been thrown into a vat of extremely corrosive acid.
Captain James T. Kirk: Strong enough to eat machinery?
Dr. McCoy: Strong enough to eat anything else the way we can think of.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, we seem to have been given a choice: death by asphyxiation or death by radiation poisoning.

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: This Side of Paradise (#1.24)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: I said get back to your station.
Lt. Leslie: No, sir.
Capt. Kirk: This is mutiny, mister.
Lt. Leslie: Yes, sir. It is.

Capt. Kirk: My orders are to remove all the colonists and that's exactly what I intend to do, with or without your help.
Elias Sandoval: Without, I should think.
Dr. McCoy: [after Elias walks off] Would you like to use a butterfly net on him, Jim?

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 3417.7. Except for myself, all crew personnel have transported to the surface of the planet, mutinied. Lieutenant Uhura has effectively sabotaged the communications station. I can only contact the surface of the planet. The ship can be maintained in orbit for several months, but even with automatic controls, I cannot pilot her alone. In effect, I am marooned here. I'm beginning to realize... just how big this ship really is. How quiet. I don't know how to get my crew back, how to counteract the effect of the spores. I don't know what I can offer against... paradise.

Captain James T. Kirk: [after enticing a fight with Spock] Anyhow, I don't know what you're so mad about. It isn't every first officer who gets to belt his captain... several times.

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.

Dr. McCoy: Well, that's the second time man's been thrown out of paradise.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, no, Bones, this time we walked out on our own. Maybe we weren't meant for paradise. Maybe we were meant to fight our way through, struggle, claw our way up, scratch for every inch of the way. Maybe we can't stroll to the music of the lute. We must march to the sound of drums.

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.

Capt. Kirk: [to Spock] All right, you mutinous, disloyal, computerized half-breed. We'll see about you deserting my ship.

Capt. Kirk: You belong in a circus, Spock, not a starship - right next to the dog-faced boy.


"Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (#3.22)" (1969)
Dr. McCoy: You're BOTH out of your heads!
Scott: Aye, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: And you're on the edge of insubordination!
Dr. McCoy: I'd be on the edge of insubordination to remind the captain that this smells of something happening to him that I might not be able to patch back together again.
Scott: Aye!

Captain James T. Kirk: Your Surak is a brave man.
Mr. Spock: Men of peace usually are, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Scotty, beam us up fast!

Abraham Lincoln: Do you drink whiskey?
Captain James T. Kirk: Occasionally. Why?
Abraham Lincoln: Because you have qualities very much like those of another man I admire greatly - General Grant.

Abraham Lincoln: Do I gather that you recognize me?
Captain James T. Kirk: [cautiously] I recognize what you appear to be.
Abraham Lincoln: And appearances can be most deceiving, but not in this case, James Kirk - I AM Abraham Lincoln.

Captain James T. Kirk: The very reason for the existence of our starships is contact with other life. Although the method is beyond our comprehension, we have been offered contact; therefore, I shall beam down.

Abraham Lincoln: Do you still measure time in minutes?
Captain James T. Kirk: We can convert to it... sir.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Where do you come from?
Col. Green: I can't remember. Isn't that strange? My memory used to be quite remarkable. Well, wherever it was, I want to get back.

Yarnek: We offer you an opportunity to become our teachers by demonstrating whether good or evil is more powerful.
Captain James T. Kirk: [grabbing the alien then pulling back his hand at the sound of a sizzle] Oh!
Yarnek: You find my body heat distressing, Captain? You forget the nature of this planet.

Captain James T. Kirk: What gives you the right to hand out life and death?
Yarnek: The same right that brought you here: the need to know new things.


"Star Trek: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (#3.8)" (1968)
Nurse Christine Chapel: I am a nurse first, Dr. McCoy, and a member of the crew of the Enterprise second.
Dr. McCoy: You're excused! You may return to your quarters.
Nurse Christine Chapel: No, I'm sorry, Doctor! I have called the Captain, and I'll wait until he comes!
Captain James T. Kirk: [enters] What's the emergency?
Dr. McCoy: [loudly] I said you're excused, Nurse!
Dr. McCoy: [quietly] Please, Christine. I promise you I'll give the Captain a full report.
[Nurse Chapel exits]
Captain James T. Kirk: That was quite a scene.
Dr. McCoy: I've just completed the standard physical examinations for the entire crew.
Captain James T. Kirk: Excellent. What's the emergency?
Dr. McCoy: The crew is fit. I found nothing unusual, with one exception.
Captain James T. Kirk: Serious?
Dr. McCoy: Terminal.
Captain James T. Kirk: What is it?
Dr. McCoy: Xenopolycythemia. It has no cure.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who?
Dr. McCoy: He has one year to live at the most.
Captain James T. Kirk: Who is it?
Dr. McCoy: The ship's Chief Medical Officer.
Captain James T. Kirk: You?
Dr. McCoy: I'll be most effective on the job in the time left if you'll keep this to yourself.

Natira: [stiff and formal] For what reason do you visit this world?
Captain James T. Kirk: We come in friendship.
The Oracle of the People: [loud thunderclap] Then learn what it means to be our enemy, before you learn what it means to be our friend.
[the landing party is immediately electrocuted into unconsciousness]

Dr. McCoy: [as an old man enters the room] Gentlemen, I believe we have a visitor.
Old Man: [bows, then passes out bits of herbs] For strength. Many of us have felt the power of our Oracle. This has been of benefit.
Dr. McCoy: Tastes like an ancient herb derivative.
Old Man: You are... not of Yonada.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, we're from outside your world.
Old Man: Where... is outside?
Captain James T. Kirk: Up there. Outside, up there, everywhere.
Old Man: So they say, also.
Old Man: [winces in pain] Many years ago, I climbed the mountains, even though it is forbidden.
[winces again]
Captain James T. Kirk: Why is it forbidden?
Old Man: I am not sure.
Old Man: [another wince] But things are not as they teach us. For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky!

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?

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 5476.4. We are on a parallel course with Yonada. It is still on a collision course with Daran V. Our failure to correct its course, and the critical nature of Dr. McCoy's illness, made the extraordinary event of contact with Starfleet Command imperative.

Captain James T. Kirk: [entering the transporter room with Spock to find McCoy ready to beam over with them] Dr. McCoy, Mr. Spock and I will handle this.
Dr. McCoy: Without me, Jim? You'd never find your way back.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to Natira] You are living inside a hollow ball.

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.

[Spock has removed the obedience device from McCoy]
Natira: [about McCoy] He is not part of our people. You've released him from his vow of obedience.
Captain James T. Kirk: We have freed him, from the cruelty of your Oracle.


"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.

Capt. Kirk: Anything, Lieutenant?
Uhura: No, sir. I've tried every major transmitting station on Deneva. None of them have acknowledged my contact signal.
Capt. Kirk: Try GSK-783, subspace frequency 3.
Uhura: But, sir, that's a call sign for a private transmitter.
Capt. Kirk: I'm very well aware of that, Lieutenant. Try it.

[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: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 3289.8. I am faced with the most difficult decision of my life. Unless we find a way to destroy the creatures without killing their human hosts, my command responsibilities will force me to kill over a million people.

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, infected, beams down to the planet to collect a specimen]
Dr. McCoy: Jim, that man is sick - and don't give me any damnable logic about him being the only man for the job.
Capt. Kirk: I don't have to, Bones. We both know he is.

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.

Capt. Kirk: They were going to brain us with these clubs.

Capt. Kirk: Fan out, follow me!


"Star Trek: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (#3.5)" (1968)
[first lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 5630.7. We have been assigned to convey the Medusans' ambassador to the Federation back to their home planet. While the thoughts of the Medusans are the most sublime in the galaxy, their physical appearance is exactly the opposite. They have evolved into a race of beings who are formless, so utterly hideous that the sight of a Medusan brings total madness to any human who sees one.

[Kirk is accusing Miranda of trying to get Spock killed]
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, you know your rival, don't you? You couldn't keep him from making a mind-link with Kollos - something that you couldn't do yourself! With my words, I'll make you hear such ugliness, as Spock saw when he looked at Kollos with his naked eyes. The ugliness is within you!
Dr. Miranda Jones: That's a LIE! LIAR!
Captain James T. Kirk: Your passion to see Kollos is madness. You can NEVER see! NEVER! But Spock saw Kollos. And for that he must die.
Dr. Miranda Jones: Sadistic, filthy liar!
Captain James T. Kirk: The smell of hatred, the stench of jealousy permeates you! Why don't you strangle him while he lies there?
Dr. Miranda Jones: Don't say any more, please!
Captain James T. Kirk: Kollos knows what's in your heart! You can lie to yourself, but you can't lie to Kollos.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 5630.8. As a result of Larry Marvick's insane fears, the Enterprise lies derelict in uncharted space. We have no way to determine our position in relation to the galaxy. We are in a completely unknown void.

Captain James T. Kirk: Vulcan mind techniques, they seem so untrustworthy now that Spock's life is at stake.

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: I have something for you.
Dr. Miranda Jones: [accepting his flower] I suppose it has thorns.
Captain James T. Kirk: I never met a rose that didn't.

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. Miranda Jones: On Vulcan, I learned to do things impossible to learn anywhere else.
Captain James T. Kirk: To read minds?
Dr. Miranda Jones: How not to read them, 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: 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.


"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.

Scott: They caught us right enough.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, that's a brilliant observation, Mr. Scott. Do you have any other helpful opinions?
Scott: Well, we've not got many choices.
Captain James T. Kirk: We have three: We can fight, and be destroyed; or we can destroy the Enterprise ourselves and keep her from the Romulans, or we can... surrender.

Captain James T. Kirk: My neck feels like it's been twisted off.
Dr. McCoy: That's the Vulcan death-grip for you.

Captain James T. Kirk: What earns Spock your special interest?
Romulan Commander: He is a Vulcan. Our forebears had the same roots and origins. Something you wouldn't understand, Captain. We can appreciate the Vulcans, our distant brothers.

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!

[the Romulan commander has accused Kirk of espionage]
Captain James T. Kirk: We were not spying, Commander.
Romulan Commander: Your language has always been most difficult for me, Captain. Perhaps you have another word for it.

Captain James T. Kirk: Are those Romulan officers still aboard the ship?
Scott: They're in the brig, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'll need a Romulan uniform.
Scott: [broad smile] Aye. It'll be a pleasure!

Sulu: Captain!
Chekov: You're alive!
Uhura: They said you'd been killed, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: The report was premature.
Chekov: Captain, your ears. What happened?
Captain James T. Kirk: We'll discuss it later. Mister Sulu, lay in a course for home. Mister Chekov, take the sensors. Mister Spock is still aboard the Romulan flagship. I want his body readings pinpointed and isolated. That was not a request, gentlemen.
Chekov: Aye, sir.
Sulu: Aye, sir.
Uhura: Aye, sir.

Captain James T. Kirk: Commander, you'll forgive me if I put up a fight.
Romulan Commander: Of course. It's expected.

[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: Amok Time (#2.1)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: [about Spock] There's a growing imbalance of body functions, as if, in our bodies, huge amounts of adrenalin were constantly being pumped into our blood streams. Now, I can't trace it down in my biocomps, Spock won't tell me what it is, but if it isn't stopped somehow, the physical and emotional pressures will simply kill him.
Captain James T. Kirk: You say you're convinced he knows what it is?
Dr. McCoy: He does. And he's as tight-lipped about it as an Aldebaran shellmouth.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [about Spock] I owe him my life a dozen times over. Isn't that worth a career?

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.

T'Pau: If thee wished to depart, thee may leave now.
Captain James T. Kirk: We'll stay.
T'Pau: Spock chose his friends well.

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: 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.

T'Pau: If both survive the lirpa, combat will continue with the ahn woon.
Captain James T. Kirk: Ah, what do you mean "if both survive?"
T'Pau: This combat is to the death.


"Star Trek: The Enemy Within (#1.5)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: [talking about Kirk's "negative" side-duplicate] I have to take him back... inside myself. I can't survive without him. I don't want to take him back. He's like an animal, a thoughtless, brutal animal, yet it's me... me.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Jim... you're no different than anyone else. We all have our darker side. We need it! It's half of what we are. It's not ugly. It's human.
Captain James T. Kirk: Human.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Yes, human. A lot of what he is makes you the man you are. God forbid I should have to agree with Spock, but he was right. Without the negative side, you wouldn't be the captain - you couldn't be, and you know it. Your strength of command lies mostly in him.
Captain James T. Kirk: What do I have?
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: You have the goodness.
Captain James T. Kirk: Not enough. I have a ship to command.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: The intelligence, the logic. It appears your half has most of that, and perhaps that's where man's essential courage comes from. For you see, he was afraid, and you weren't.

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.

Sulu: Temperature's starting to drop?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yeah. At night it gets down to 120 degrees below zero.
Sulu: That's nippy.

Captain James T. Kirk: All hand phasers must be set on base cylce. Stunning force. The imposter is not to be injured. Use minimum force.

Sulu: Can you give us a status report, Captain? Temperature's still dropping. Now 41 degrees below zero.
Captain James T. Kirk: We've located the trouble. It shouldn't be much longer.
Sulu: Do you think you might be able to find a long rope somewhere and lower us down a pot of hot coffee?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'll see what we can do.
Sulu: Rice wine will do if you're short on coffee.

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.

Sulu: Enterprise, this is Sulu.
Captain James T. Kirk: Kirk here, Mr. Sulu.
Sulu: Hot line directly to the Captain. Are we that far gone?
Captain James T. Kirk: I gave everybody the afternoon off. I'm watching the store.

Scott: Uh, it might profit ya to let Dr. McCoy give ya the once-over.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, engineer, I'll have my engines looked to.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: The impostor's back where he belongs. Let's forget him.


"Star Trek: Obsession (#2.13)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: [surprised to see Spock alive after an attack by a non-corporeal entity] Don't misunderstand my next question. Mr. Spock - why aren't you dead?

Dr. McCoy: To be so obsessed...
Capt. Kirk: [angrily] Obsessed?
Dr. McCoy: That you could destroy yourself, uh... your career... a young boy who reminds you of yourself eleven years ago!

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.

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

Capt. Kirk: [to Garrovick] Consider yourself on report. This is no time for heroics. I have no intention of sacrificing myself, at least not yet.

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

Capt. Kirk: Did you smell it?
Rizzo: Yes. Yes. A... a smell. A strange smell. It was like... it was like... like being smothered in honey.

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.

Capt. Kirk: I'm aware of the situation, engineer, and I'm getting a little tired of my senior officers conspiring against me. Forgive me. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "conspire."
Scott: Agreed, sir.

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: Miri (#1.8)" (1966)
Capt. Kirk: Listen to me! You've got our communicators, the boxes we talk into. We need them to talk to the ship.
Redheaded Boy: Blah, blah, blah!
the other children: Blah, blah, blah!
Capt. Kirk: No "blah, blah, blah!"

Dr. McCoy: It's dead. It's incredible.
Capt. Kirk: What is?
Dr. McCoy: It's metabolic rate. It's impossibly high, as if it burning itself up. Almost as if it aged a century in just the past few minutes.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Just children. 300 years old and more. I've already contacted Space Central. They'll send teachers, advisors...
Dr. McCoy: And truant officers, I presume.
Capt. Kirk: They'll be all right.

Yeoman Rand: Miri... she really loved you, you know?
Capt. Kirk: Yes.
[pause]
Capt. Kirk: I never get involved with older women, Yeoman.

Capt. Kirk: You two will have to recreate their thinking. If you can isolate that virus, you'll be able to develop a vaccine.
Dr. McCoy: [Spock and McCoy trade incredulous looks] Is that all, Captain? We have five days, you know.

Capt. Kirk: What'd you find?
Dr. McCoy: The disease, Captain! The one they created three hundred years ago.
Yeoman Rand: There's a chance!
Dr. McCoy: There's a chance. At least it's a race now, and we just wasted a minute.

Capt. Kirk: Don't you know why you don't like to play games anymore, why you don't see your friends the way you used to? It's because you're becoming a young woman; and, the moment you become a young woman you get the disease - ALL of you.
Miri: It's not true. It just happens sometimes.
Capt. Kirk: ALL THE TIME, Miri! It's happening to you RIGHT NOW!
[Kirk exposes her diseased arm]
Capt. Kirk: Look at it! Look at it, Miri! It's in YOU!
Miri: No. No! NOOOOO! NOOooo!

Capt. Kirk: Listen to me!
Jahn: No yelling in the classroom. Look at him - a very bad citizen!


"Star Trek: The Empath (#3.12)" (1968)
Captain James T. Kirk: A race of mutes, like the civilization on Gamma-Vertis IV.
Dr. McCoy: That's my observation, for whatever it's worth.

Dr. McCoy: Well, we can't keep referring to her as 'she' as if she weren't here.
Captain James T. Kirk: D'you have any ideas?
Dr. McCoy: Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to call her Gem.
Dr. McCoy: Gem, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: Well, that's better than 'Hey, you'.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: The best defense is a strong offense, and I intend to start offending right now.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to the Vians] You don't understand what it is to live. Love and compassion are dead in you. You're nothing but intellect!

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: If my death is to have any meaning, at least tell me what I'm dying for.
Thann: If you live, you will have your answer.

Lal: You are called "Captain." You are responsible for the lives of your crew. Is this correct?
Captain James T. Kirk: It is.
Thann: We find it necessary to have the cooperation of one of your men in our efforts.
Captain James T. Kirk: We will NOT cooperate.
Lal: When we resume our interrogations, you will decide which of your men we shall use. It is essential. There is an 87% chance that the doctor will die, and while Commander Spock's life is not in danger, the possibility is 93% that he will suffer brain damage resulting in permanent insanity.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: How'd you arrange to touch her, Bones, give her a happy pill?
McCoy: No, a right cross.
Captain James T. Kirk: Never seen that in a medical book.
McCoy: It's in mine from now on.

Captain James T. Kirk: First of all, I must protest the killing of one of my crewmen.
Akaar: If it was your man, was it not his privilege to die for you? I do not understand.
Maab: Their customs are different, Tier.
Kras: And different from those of my people, too, Tier. The sight of death frightens them.
McCoy: [quietly] Let me take this, Jim.
McCoy: [to Akaar] What Maab has said is true. Our customs ARE different. What the Klingon has said is unimportant and we do not hear his words.
[Capellans chuckle appreciatively]
McCoy: [whispering privately to Kirk] I just called the Klingon a liar.

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: What happened, Bones?
McCoy: My patient spattered me with a rock. She's gone.

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.

McCoy: Does Maab know that the Klingons are our sworn enemies, by their own words?
Maab: We understand only that he also offers things of value for our rocks, that he has freely handed us his weapons and other devices. Will you do the same?
Captain James T. Kirk: Let me call my ship to inform them...
Kras: ...to bring down an attack upon their village? It is as I told you, Maab: Earthmen fear to bargain honestly.

Captain James T. Kirk: Perhaps you'll explain to me why one of my men is dead.
McCoy: 'Cause he was drawing a weapon on another of their guests!


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Terratin Incident (#1.11)" (1973)
Doctor McCoy: Jim, you don't mean you're going to abandon the mapping mission to check out some meaningless signal?
Captain James T. Kirk: Meaningless at the moment, Bones, but it was sent twice. Odd against that occuring in a totally random transmission are too high to ignore.

Scotty: Engineering. No casualties, captain, but trouble aplenty with the engines. Every dilithium crystal connection smashed in the warp engine circuitry. We're trying to bypass them now.
Captain James T. Kirk: What about main circuits?
Scotty: Well you have ta see it to believe it, sir. Those big crystals in there have come apart. Each of them, unpeeling like the rind of an orange.

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: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 5577.7 we will lose effective control of this vessel at the point when we have become approximately one centimeter tall. At the present rate, we will reach this less than fingernail length in 32 minutes.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Bones is using a miniature laser to heal Sulu's broken leg] How is it, Sulu?
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: I can feel it knitting, sir.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [gazing at the Terratin city through a macroscope] Mendant, we welcome your people aboard the Enterprise.
Mendant: Captain Kirk, we welcome your eye upon our city.

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 Lights of Zetar (#3.18)" (1969)
[last lines]
Capt. Kirk: Well, this is an Enterprise first - Dr. McCoy, Mr. Spock and Engineer Scott find themselves in complete agreement. Can I stand the strain?
[chuckles]

Capt. Kirk: [Captain's log] When a man of Scotty's years falls in love, the loneliness of his life is suddenly revealed to him. His whole heart once throbbed only to the ship's engines.

Scott: [on intercom] Scott here.
Capt. Kirk: Scotty, where've you been? Where are you?
Scott: In the Sickbay.
Capt. Kirk: Are you sick?
Scott: Oh, no. I was just checkin' on the lass. She's going to be fine, though. There's nothing wrong with her.
Capt. Kirk: Well, I'm relieved to hear your prognosis, Mr. Scott. Is the doctor there with you or will I find HIM in Engineering?

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.

Capt. Kirk: Capt. Kirk to Mr. Scott.
Scott: [on intercom] Scott here, sir.
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Scott, how's Lt. Romaine?
Scott: Beautiful, Captain.

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.

Lt. Mira Romaine: I saw Scotty.
Capt. Kirk: Where?
Lt. Mira Romaine: I don't know.
Capt. Kirk: What was he doing?
Lt. Mira Romaine: He was dying.

Dr. McCoy: A comparison of our Steinman with Starfleet records shows that Lt. Romaine's fingerprints, voice analysis, all external factors remain exactly the same as before; however, according to two hyperencephalograms, her brainwave pattern has been altered.
Capt. Kirk: But that's impossible.
Dr. McCoy: That's what I was taught.


"Star Trek: Metamorphosis (#2.9)" (1967)
Nancy Hedford: Captain, what's happening? I demand to know.
Captain James T. Kirk: You already know as much as we do, Miss Hedford.

Captain James T. Kirk: You wanna leave here?
Zefram Cochrane: Believe me, Captain, immortality consists largely of boredom.

Captain James T. Kirk: How do you fight a thing like that?
Dr. McCoy: Maybe you're a soldier so often that you forget you're also trained to be a diplomat. Why not try a carrot instead of a stick?

Captain James T. Kirk: There's no doubt about it, the Companion is female.
Zefram Cochrane: I don't understand.
Dr. McCoy: You don't? A blind man could see it with a cane. You're not a pet. You're not a specimen kept in a cage. You're a lover.

Captain James T. Kirk: You are the Companion. He is the man. You are two different things. You can't join. You can't... love. You may keep him here forever... but you will always be separate. Apart from him.
The Companion: If... I were human, there can be... love?

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: You say you can communicate with it. Perhaps you can find out what we're doing here.
Zefram Cochrane: I already know.
Captain James T. Kirk: You wouldn't mind telling us?
Zefram Cochrane: You won't like it.
Captain James T. Kirk: I already don't like it.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome. You take away all obstacles. Without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die.


"Star Trek: The Alternative Factor (#1.27)" (1967)
Capt. Kirk: About four more orbits ought to do it, Mr. Leslie. That'll wrap it up. Lay in a course for Starbase 200.
Lesley: Aye aye, sir.

Charlene Masters: Report on the Dilithium crystals, Captain.
Capt. Kirk: Yes?
Charlene Masters: Whatever that phenomenon was, it drained almost all of our crystals completely. It could mean trouble.
Capt. Kirk: You have a talent for understatement, Lieutenant. Without full crystal power, our orbit will begin to decay in ten hours. Re-amplify immediately.
Charlene Masters: Aye aye, sir.

Dr. McCoy: He's in a lot of pain!
Capt. Kirk: Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure. I'm sure you know that, Doctor!

Capt. Kirk: Fact: You said you needed the crystals. Fact: An hour after you said you "must have them", they were missing! Fact: Two of my crewman were attacked.

Capt. Kirk: So you're the terrible thing? The murdering monster? The creature?
Lazarus: Yes, Captain. Or he is. It depends on your point of view, doesn't it?

Capt. Kirk: You'll be trapped inside that corridor with him forever. At each other's throats throughout time.
Lazarus: Is it such a large price to pay for the safety of two universes?

Dr. McCoy: Well, as you know, we both brought Lazarus in here and I treated a deep abrasion on his forehead, right?
Capt. Kirk: Right.
Dr. McCoy: And then I bandaged it, I stepped into this room for just a moment...
Capt. Kirk: Bones, I have a lot of things to do. Get to the point.
Dr. McCoy: Well, say he's got the constitution of a dinosaur, recuperative powers, ditto.
Capt. Kirk: Mm-hm.
Dr. McCoy: And, as we both know, I'm a bright young medic with a miraculous touch.
Capt. Kirk: Mm-hm.
Dr. McCoy: Well, why, then, when I returned, there wasn't a trace of that wound on his forehead? Not even a bruise. It was like he had never been injured.

Lazarus: Is something wrong?
Capt. Kirk: No. I have a ship's physician with a strange sense of humor.

Spock: What of Lazarus?
Capt. Kirk: And what of Lazarus?


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: More Tribbles, More Troubles (#1.5)" (1973)
Koloth: If I have to take him by force, I will.
Captain James T. Kirk: The first Klingon to step aboard this ship will be the last Klingon.

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: Captain's Log, Stardate 5392.4. The Enterprise has been assigned to escort two robot grain ships to Sherman's Planet, which has been struck by crop failures and famine. This shipment of grain, quintotriticale, is necessary to the survival of the colonists. We are breaking course to Sherman's Planet to investigate what appears to be a Klingon battle cruiser pursuing some kind of smaller ship. Observation may confirm a rumor that the Klingons have a new weapon type so far, unknown.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: You... sold... tribbles... on a Klingon planet.
Cyrano Jones: Well I didn't know it was a Klingon planet.
Captain James T. Kirk: Tribbles don't like Klingons. That should have given you some clue.
Cyrano Jones: Klingons like tribbles even less.

Captain James T. Kirk: [about the Tribbles] In any case, they're eating the quintotriticale.
Cyrano Jones: The what?
Captain James T. Kirk: The wheat!

Captain James T. Kirk: Status report on the damaged grain ship, Scotty.
Scotty: Well, sir, we managed to transfer all the grain aboard, but it severely limits us. We filled the shuttlecraft hangars, all our extra holds, and we've even got containers of that wheat - that quadritritacale - in the corridors of the ship. And then we've got that other robot ship to escort, too. I don't like it at all, sir!
Captain James T. Kirk: Nor do I, Mr. Scott. But we've got to do it. Sherman's Planet needs that grain desperately.
Scotty: Aye, sir. But we've got tribbles on the ship, quadritritacale in corridors, Klingons in the quadrant... It can ruin your whole day, sir!

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all shipmasters have had one happy privilege, that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony. And so, we are gathered here today with you, Angela Martine, and you, Robert Tomlinson, in the sight of your fellows, and in accordance with our laws and our many beliefs, that you may pledge your...
[the ceremony is interrupted by a siren]
Sulu: [through intercom] Alert! Alert! All decks, alert! Alert! Alert! Captain to the bridge! All decks, alert!

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 1709.2. Patrolling outposts guarding the neutral zone between planets Romulus and Remus and the rest of the galaxy; received an emergency call from Outpost 4. The USS Enterprise is moving to investigate and assist.

Captain James T. Kirk: After a whole century, what will a Romulan ship look like, Mr. Stiles? I doubt if they'll radio and identify themselves.
Stiles: You'll know, sir. They're painted like a giant bird of prey.
Captain James T. Kirk: I had no idea that history was your specialty.
Stiles: Family history. There was a Captain Stiles in space service then; two commanders; several junior officers. All lost in that war, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: THEIR war, Mr. Stiles. Not yours.

Stiles: I was suggesting that Mr. Spock could probably translate it, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: I assume you're complimenting Mr. Spock on his ability to decode?
Stiles: I'm not sure, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, here's one thing you can be sure of, mister: leave any bigotry in your quarters. There's no room for it on the bridge.

Captain James T. Kirk: I wish I were on a long sea voyage somewhere. Not too much deck tennis, no frantic dancing, and no responsibility.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: He did exactly what I would have done. I won't underestimate him again.

Captain James T. Kirk: Lt. Uhura, inform Command Base: In my opinion, no option. On my responsibility we are proceeding into the Neutral Zone.


Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005) (V)
[subtitled version]
Keisari James B. Pirk: Where's Sherrypie?
Komentaja Ivanovitsa: He couldn't stand defeat. He shot himself in the head, three times.

[first lines, subtitled version]
P-Liiton tiedeupseeri: I would like to suggest, Emperor, that you reconsider your plan. The scientists are comparing it to Russian roulette. What theories we have on phenomena like the maggot hole indicate a tendency for continually increasing disturbances.
Keisari James B. Pirk: So what else is new. Can we pass through there?
P-Liiton tiedemies: Our ships weren't designed for twist pressures over one googol fluxoms.
Keisari James B. Pirk: So in other words, you don't have a clue.

[subtitled version]
Keisari James B. Pirk: Really, I did all I could for mankind, but did anybody thank me? No, they just whined about famine and overpopulation and stuff.

[subtitled version]
Keisari James B. Pirk: [to angry mob] What's this racket? Get off my lawn or I'll light-ball your asses!

[subtitled version]
Commander Dwarf: Wars aren't won by avoiding battles.
Keisari James B. Pirk: Enough with your sorry Plingon proverbs.

[last lines, subtitled version]
Info: In a low-power mode, I believe I can make it until the 21st century, and prevent the fateful invasion campaign from taking place.
Keisari James B. Pirk: So that none of this ever happened? Then I'll be saved!
Info: Hm. In a way. Yes.

[subtitled version]
Keisari James B. Pirk: [as voice-over] Emperor's blog, dunno what Moondate.

Luutnantti Ruoska: So you're the famous Emperor Pirk?
Keisari James B. Pirk: This is me, in all my glory.
Luutnantti Ruoska: Right...

Keisari James B. Pirk: Why's everybody talk back all the time? Try walking in my shoes! It's no cakewalk, managin' the whole world by myself. Gotta admit, sometimes I think I've gotten in too deep. This mess began 8 years ago. My ship blew up and I was stuck in the past.


"Star Trek: Arena (#1.18)" (1967)
[first lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: You'll enjoy Commodore Travers. He sets a good table.
Dr. McCoy: I wonder if he brought his personal chef along with him to Cestus III.
Captain James T. Kirk: Probably. Rank hath its privileges.
Dr. McCoy: [they both chuckle] How well we both know that!

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] The Enterprise is dead in space, stopped cold during her pursuit of an alien raider by mysterious forces. And I have been somehow whisked off the bridge and placed on the surface of an asteroid, facing the captain of the alien ship. Weaponless, I face the creature the Metrons called a 'Gorn'. Large, reptilian... Like most Humans, I seem to have an instinctive revulsion to reptiles. I must fight to remember that this is an intelligent, highly advanced individual, the captain of a starship like myself. Undoubtedly, a dangerously clever opponent.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [to the defeated Gorn] No. No, I won't kill you. Maybe you thought you were... protecting yourself. When you attacked the outpost.
[he throws the Gorn's dagger away]
Captain James T. Kirk: [to the Metrons] No, I won't kill him! Do you hear? You'll have to get your entertainment someplace else!

Metron: You surprise me, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: How?
Metron: By sparing your helpless enemy, who surely would have destroyed you, you demonstrated the advanced trait of mercy. Something we hardly expected. We feel that there may be hope for your kind. Therefore, you will not be destroyed. It would not be... civilized.
Captain James T. Kirk: What happened to the Gorn?
Metron: I sent him back to his ship. If you like, I shall destroy him for you.
Captain James T. Kirk: No. That won't be necessary. We can talk. Maybe... reach an agreement.
Metron: Very good, Captain. There *is* hope for you. Perhaps, in several thousand years, your people and mine shall meet to reach an agreement. You're still half savage. But there is hope. We will contact you when we're ready.

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: The Menagerie: Part I (#1.11)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: There's a false entry in the log right now which doesn't jibe with the established facts. How do you explain that?
Dr. McCoy: I can't! But to question Spock, of all people... Me, yes. I could run off half-cocked given a good reason, so could you, but not Spock. It's impossible.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, stardate 3012.4. Despite our best efforts to disengage computers, the Enterprise is still locked on a heading for the mysterious planet Talos IV. Meanwhile, as required by Starfleet General Orders, a preliminary hearing on Lieutenant Commander Spock is being convened and in all the years of my service this is the most painful moment I've ever faced.

Captain James T. Kirk: Miss Piper, a Vulcan can no sooner be disloyal than he can exist without breathing. That goes for his present commander as well as his past.

Captain James T. Kirk: Someone's interfering with my command and my ship. I don't know who it is but I mean to find out.

Captain James T. Kirk: General Order 7: "No vessel under any condition, emergency or otherwise, is to visit Talos 4."
Commodore Jose Mendez: And to do so is the only death penalty left on our books. Only Fleet Command knows why. Not even this file explains that, but it does name the only Earth ship that ever visited the planet.
Captain James T. Kirk: [reading] The Enterprise.

Captain James T. Kirk: [stranded in a shuttle] Part of me is hoping that the Enterprise WON'T come back for us. We step on that deck, Spock is finished, court-martialed, disgraced.
Commodore Jose Mendez: He's DEAD if he makes it to Talos 4.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mutiny requires a trial board of no less than three command officers. Since there are only two of that rank available...
Mr. Spock: Sir, I must point out that there ARE three officers of command rank available: yourself, Commodore Mendez and Captain Christopher Pike.
Captain James T. Kirk: Denied! Captain Pike is a complete invalid.
Mr. Spock: I believe you'll find he's still on the active duty list.
[Captain Kirk looks to the Commodore]
Commodore Jose Mendez: We didn't have the heart to retire him, Jim. He's got you. Whatever he's up to, he's planned it well.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log, supplemental: Mr. Spock, on trial for mutiny, has forced the court to accept unusual evidence. On our monitor screen, the voyage of Captain Pike and the Enterprise to the one forbidden world in all the galaxy.


"Star Trek: Shore Leave (#1.15)" (1966)
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.

Captain James T. Kirk: You follow the rabbit. I'll backtrack the girl. I'll meet you around the other side of the hill.
Dr. McCoy: Good. I got a personal grudge against that rabbit, Jim.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Face front, everyone. Don't talk. Don't breathe. Don't think. You're at attention. Concentrate on that.

Dr. McCoy: [communicating up to the ship] Captain, are you beaming down?
Captain James T. Kirk: I hadn't planned to, Bones. Why?
Dr. McCoy: Well, either our scouting probes and detectors are malfunctioning, and all us scouts careless and beauty-intoxicated, or I must report myself unfit for duty.
Captain James T. Kirk: Explain.
Dr. McCoy: On this supposedly uninhabited planet I just saw a large rabbit pull a gold watch from his vest and claim that he was late.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's pretty good, Bones. All right, I got one for you: The rabbit was followed by a little blonde girl, right?
Dr. McCoy: As a matter of fact, yes, and they disappeared through a hole in a hedge.
Captain James T. Kirk: All right, Doctor, I'll take your report under consideration.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, know any good rabbit jokes lately?

Captain James T. Kirk: What's been happening to my people?
Finnegan: Heh-heh-heh. I never answer questions from plebes, Jimmy Boy.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm not a plebe!


"Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon (#1.23)" (1967)
Anan 7: Enterprise, this is Anan 7, first councilman of the High Council of Eminiar. We hold your captain, his party, your ambassador and his party prisoners. Unless you immediately start transportation of all personnel aboard your ship to the surface, the hostages will be killed. You have thirty minutes. I mean it, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: All that it means is that I won't be around for the destruction. You heard me give general order 24. That means in two hours the Enterprise will destroy Eminiar 7.
Anan 7: Planetary defense system, open fire on the Enterprise!
Planetary Disruptor Bank Officer: I'm sorry, councilman, the target has moved out of range.

Anan 7: Are those five hundred people of yours more important than the hundreds of millions of innocent people on Eminiar and Vendikar? What kind of monster are you?
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm a barbarian. You said it yourself.

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

Captain James T. Kirk: Code 710 means that under no circumstances are we to approach that planet - no circumstances whatsoever.
Ambassador Fox: You will disregard that signal, Captain.

Anan 7: We have been at war for 500 years.
Captain James T. Kirk: You conceal it very well.

Mea 3: If I refuse to report, and other refuse, then Vendikar would have no choice but to launch real weapons. We would have to do the same to defend ourselves. More than people would die then. A whole civilization would be destroyed. Surely, you can see that ours is the better way.
Captain James T. Kirk: No. I don't see that at all.

Anan 7: You can stop it!
Captain James T. Kirk: STOP it? I'm COUNTING on it.

Captain James T. Kirk: Still, the Eminians keep a very orderly society, and actual war is a very messy business. A very, very messy business.


"Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made Of? (#1.7)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: [referring to Ruk] He's an android? Like Brown?
Ruk: More complex than Brown. Much superior. I was left here by the Old Ones.
Dr. Roger Korby: Ruk was still tending the machinery when we arrived here. How many centuries?
[Ruk remains silent]
Dr. Roger Korby: Even Ruk doesn't know. With his help, with the records I could find, we built Brown.
Captain James T. Kirk: You've convinced me, Doctor. You've convinced me that you are dangerous.
[pushes over a table and makes a run for it]

Kirk Android: Nurse, if I gave you a direct order to betray him...
Christine Chapel: Please, don't ask me to make that choice. I'd much rather you pushed me off the same precipice where Matthews died.
Christine Chapel: [pushes away her plate] I can't... Please, go ahead and eat.
Kirk Android: Androids don't eat, Miss Chapel.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, there's one difference between us: I'm hungry.
Kirk Android: The difference is your weakness, Captain, not mine.
Dr. Roger Korby: One at a time, gentlemen. Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Eating is a pleasure, sir. Unfortunately one you will never know.
Kirk Android: Perhaps. But I will never starve, sir.

Dr. Roger Korby: You might as well try to outthink a calculating machine.
Captain James T. Kirk: Obviously I can't.

Dr. Roger Korby: Can you imagine how life could be improved if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate?
Captain James T. Kirk: It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment. The other side of the coin, Doctor.

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.

Andrea: I will kiss you.
Kirk Android: No.
Andrea: You... you will not?
Kirk Android: It is illogical.
[She shoots him]


"Star Trek: Mudd's Women (#1.6)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: [referring to the women] Is this your crew, Captain?
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Well, no, Captain. This is me cargo.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bridge to transporter room. How many did we get off?
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [staring at Mudd's women] Oh. Erm... Four in all, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: If the captain that vessel can walk, I want him in my cabin immediately. Correction, I want him there whether he can walk or not. Kirk out.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: That fellow sounded a mite upset, didn't he?
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: [staring at Mudd's women] Yes... yes they are.

Captain James T. Kirk: Destination and purpose of journey?
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Planet Ophiucus III, wiving settlers.
Captain James T. Kirk: Come again, Mr. Mudd? You do what?
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: I recruit wives for settlers. A difficult but satisfying task.

Captain James T. Kirk: Computer, go to sensor probe. Any unusual readings?
Computer Voice: No decipherable reading on females. However, unusual reading on male board members. Detecting high respiration patterns, perspiration rates up, heartbeat rapid, blood pressure higher than normal.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's sufficent. Strike that from the record, Mr Spock.

Eve McHuron: We've got men willing to be our husbands waiting for us and you're taking us in the opposite direction. Staring at us like we were Saturnus harem girls or something.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: That's enough, Evie.
Captain James T. Kirk: The only charges are against Mr. Mudd: Illegal operation of a vessel.
[to Harry Mudd]
Captain James T. Kirk: Do you have any defense to offer?
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Only heaven's own truth; which I have just given you.

Eve McHuron: I read once a commander has to act like a paragon of virtue. I never met a paragon.
Captain James T. Kirk: Neither have I.

Captain James T. Kirk: Well, come on, you're the doctor. What is it? Is it that we're tired and they're beautiful... and they are INCREDIBLY beautiful.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Are they, Jim? Are they actually more lovely, pound for pound, measurement per measurement, than any other women you've known, or is it that they just... well, ACT beautiful? No, strike that. Strike that.
Captain James T. Kirk: KIRK What are they, Bones?
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: You mean are they alien illusions? That sort of thing?
Captain James T. Kirk: I asked you first.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: No. An alien smart enough to pull this would be smart enough to keep my medical scanner from going "BLEEP."
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't follow you.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: I don't either.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: Don't you think you could possibly, by accident, arrange to leave me behind here? On this planet, that would be punishment enough.
Captain James T. Kirk: I can't do that, Harry, but I will appear as a character witness at your trial, if you think that'll help.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd aka Leo Walsh: They'll throw away the key.


"Star Trek: The Cloud Minders (#3.21)" (1969)
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.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Vanna attacks Kirk with a knife while he is resting] You again...
[Takes a moment to gather this unusual, however pleasant, situation]
Vanna: [Disgusted] You sleep lightly, Captain!
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. Duty is a good teacher.
Captain James T. Kirk: [Softly, yet pointedly] I see you've changed your dressmaker.
Vanna: [unmoved] Release me!
Captain James T. Kirk: [Surprised, at first, by her coldness] So you can attack me again?
Captain James T. Kirk: [Attempting to be affectionate] That would be foolish...
Vanna: [Coolly, coldly] Call the guards... if you're afraid, Captain.
Captain James T. Kirk: [Smoothly, with interest] I'm not afraid. In fact, I find this rather enjoyable.
Vanna: [Fiercely] I do not!
Captain James T. Kirk: [Disappointed, yet smooth] All right. I'll make a deal with you. You answer some questions... and I'll let you up.
Vanna: [sighs, exasperated] What questions?
Captain James T. Kirk: [Intently] Your word, first.
Vanna: [Closes eyes. Sighs] I will answer.

Droxine: Vanna...?
Vanna: [coldly] Droxine...
Droxine: Why have you come here?
Vanna: [spiteful] To welcome our honored guests... as I was taught to do when I served in your father's household.
Droxine: Has she injured you, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh, no. Not at all. In fact, her visit was quite enlightening.
[referencing Vanna]
Droxine: Oh...?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, it seems the Troglytes are under the impression that the Enterprise is here to intimidate them.
Droxine: [turns to intercom, pushes button] Send a sentinal to the rest chamber immediately.
Vanna: [coldly] It is not impression, Captain. It is the truth!
Captain James T. Kirk: We're here to get the zenite consignment, and that's it.

Vanna: It's hard to believe that something which is neither seen, nor felt, can do so much harm.
Captain James T. Kirk: That's true. But an idea can't be seen or felt, and that's what's kept the Troglytes in the mines all these centuries, a mistaken idea.
Vanna: Would all the Troglytes wear these masks?
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes. I'll see to it that the Federation engineers construct them.
Vanna: Suppose Plasus does not agree?
Captain James T. Kirk: Plasus is not the whole government.
Vanna: That is true, but the City Counsel will not listen to Troglytes.
Captain James T. Kirk: As soon as the zenite is delivered to Merak II, I'll come back. I'll request permission to mediate for the Troglytes. Vanna, you must trust me. I give you my word.
Vanna: Centuries ago, Stratos was built by leaders that gave their word... that all inhabitants would live there. The Troglytes are still waiting.
Captain James T. Kirk: The zenite can be delivered in a few hours. You won't have long to wait now.
Vanna: Hours can be centuries, just as words can be lies.

Vanna: We're sealed in!
Captain James T. Kirk: Completely.
Vanna: But soon the atmosphere will go. We'll die!
Captain James T. Kirk: Die form something that can't be seen? You astound me, Vanna.

Captain James T. Kirk: Believe me, sir, I have neither the time nor the desire to return here. Only answering your charges against me will force me back.


"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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones... Doc?
[sees a skeleton next to 'Bones', which is, like them, chained to the wall]
Dr. McCoy: You were saying something about trick or treat...

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: You can't think a man to death.

Captain James T. Kirk: What now? You wave your magic wand and destroy my mind, too?
Sylvia: There's no real damage to the mind, Captain. Simply a drain of knowledge and will.
Captain James T. Kirk: You don't call that damage?
Sylvia: Why should I?
Captain James T. Kirk: You'd know, if you had compassion. A woman should have compassion. But I forget you're not a woman.

Sylvia: You are using me. You hold me in your arms and there is no fire in your mind. You're trying to deceive me! It's here, like words on a page. You are using me!
Captain James T. Kirk: And why not? You've been using me and my crew!
[he rejoins McCoy, Scott and Sulu]
Sylvia: You will be swept away. You, your men, your ship, your worlds!

Dr. McCoy: All of this, just an illusion.
Captain James T. Kirk: No illusion. Jackson is dead.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Bem (#2.2)" (1974)
Capt. Kirk: Commander Bem, you were assigned to this ship as an independent observer yet you have spend the past six missions in your quarters. You haven't done any observing at all. Until now, when we're dealing with possibly a very dangerous planet.

Mr. Spock: It appears to be a native food gathering party.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, and the food they have gathered... is Bem!

Capt. Kirk: Our phasers and communicators have been switched for phonies, and Commander Bem has run off. We've been separated from the rest of the landing party... Mr Spock, something funny is going on.

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.

Entity: Who are you?
Capt. Kirk: I am captain James Tiberius Kirk of the starship Enterprise. This is my first officer Mr. Spock and honorary commander Ari bn Bem of the planet Pambro.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Spread out. Find Commander Bem. He's split into three individual parts.
Scott: Beg pardon, sir?
Capt. Kirk: He's some kind of colony creature. And take care not to injure any of the natives here. Phasers on lightest possible stun setting. And don't fire, unless absolutely necessary.

Bem: This one must... disassemble unity.
Capt. Kirk: Disassemble?
Bem: Never to exist again as a cooperation. This unity is defective. This unity must cease to exist.


"Star Trek: The Tholian Web (#3.9)" (1968)
[speaking over communicators aboard the USS Defiant]
Dr. McCoy: What the devil!
Capt. Kirk: Bones, what is it? - Bones, what is it? Answer me! - Answer me!
Dr. McCoy: Jim, this ship is dissolving. My hand just passed through a man and a table.

Capt. Kirk: Bones, can you tell me what they all died of?
Dr. McCoy: I'd say these people killed each other.
Capt. Kirk: They *what*?
Dr. McCoy: You heard correctly, Jim, these people killed each other.
Capt. Kirk: Could... mental disease have infected all of the crew?
Dr. McCoy: According to the ship's log, the medical surgeon down here didn't even know what was going on.

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

Capt. Kirk: [in a recorded message] Bones, Spock. Since you are playing this tape, we will assume that I am dead, that the tactical situation is critical, and both of you are locked in mortal combat. It means, Spock, that you have control of the ship and are probably making the most difficult decisions of your career. I can offer only one small piece of advice, for whatever it's worth: use every scrap of knowledge and logic you have to save the ship, but temper your judgment with intuitive insight. I believe you have those qualities, but if you can't find them in yourself, seek out McCoy. Ask his advice. And if you find it sound, take it. Bones - you've heard what I've just told Spock. Help him if you can. But remember, he *is* the Captain. His decisions must be followed without question. You might find that he is capable of human insight and human error. They are most difficult to defend. But you will find that he is deserving of the same loyalty and confidence each of you... have given me. Take care.

Capt. Kirk: I had a whole universe to myself after the Defiant was thrown out. There was absolutely no one else in it. I must say I prefer a crowded universe much better.

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: 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.

Capt. Kirk: I am the Kirk, the creator?
Nomad: You are the creator.
Capt. Kirk: You're wrong! Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him. You are in error! You did not discovered your mistake; you have made two errors. You are flawed and imperfect, and you have not corrected by sterilization; you're made three errors!
Nomad: [starting to have a meltdown over this] Error? Error? Error? Examine.

[outtake from a scene shortly before beaming Nomad aboard the ship]
Capt. Kirk: We are prepared to beam you aboard.
Scott: Captain... you forgot all about the environment and all that stuff. Do you wanna really do that?
[everyone bursts out laughing]

[outtake]
Capt. Kirk: Listen, that bacon is really bad. No, no kidding. It just stays with you the whole day.

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.

Nomad: You are the Kirk, the creator. You programmed my function.
Dr. McCoy: [outraged] Well, I'M not the Kirk. Tell ME what your function is.
Nomad: This is one of your units, creator?
Capt. Kirk: Yes, he is.
Nomad: It functions irrationally.
Capt. Kirk: Sometimes, but tell him your function, nevertheless.
Nomad: My function is to probe for biological infestations, to destroy that which is not perfect.

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?


"Star Trek: Charlie X (#1.2)" (1966)
Capt. Kirk: There are a million things in this universe you can have and a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are.
Charlie Evans: Then what am I going to do?
Capt. Kirk: Hang on tight and survive. Everybody does.

Captain James T. Kirk: I'd like you to give him the necessary medical orientation on the problems of... eh, adolescence.
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Don't you think it would be better for a strong father image, like you? He already looks up to you.
Captain James T. Kirk: The job is yours, Bones, flattery will get you nowhere.

Captain James T. Kirk: There's nothing wrong with you that hasn't gone wrong with every other human male since the model first came out.

Captain James T. Kirk: Be gentle. It's not a one-way street, you know. How you feel and that's all. It's how the girl feels, too.

Captain James T. Kirk: Charlie, there are a million things in this universe you can have and there are a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that but that's the way things are.

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.

Charlie Evans: Is that a girl?
Captain James T. Kirk: That's a girl.


"Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (#2.20)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: They used to say if man could fly, he'd have wings, but he did fly. He discovered he had to. Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that we hadn't gone on to Mars and then to the nearest star? That's like saying you wish that you still operated with scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut like your great-great-great-great grandfather used to. I'm in command. I could order this, but I'm not because Doctor McCoy is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically advanced as this, but I must point out that the possibilities - the potential for knowledge and advancement - is equally great. Risk! Risk is our business. That's what this starship is all about. That's why we're aboard her. You may dissent without prejudice. Do I hear a negative vote?

Capt. Kirk: Well?
Mr. Spock: Someone or something is attempting to attract our attention.
Capt. Kirk: Someone or something has succeeded.

Capt. Kirk: When Sargon and I exchanged, as we passed each other, for an instant, we were one. I know him now. I know what he is and what he wants, and I don't fear him.
Dr. McCoy: That's the most ridiculous statement I've ever heard. An alien practically hijacks your body and then corks you into a bottle, and you...
Ann Mulhall: [interrupting] I'm afraid that I must agree with Dr. McCoy. You could be suffering from a form of... of false euphoria.

Scott: [in astonished disbelief] You're going to WHAT? Are they all right in the head, Doctor?
Dr. McCoy: [boldly] No comment.
Capt. Kirk: A simple transference. Their minds and ours.
Dr. McCoy: [sarcastically] Quite simple. happens every day.

Capt. Kirk: The planet is dead. There's no possibility of life there as we understand life.
Sargon: And I am as dead as my planet.

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: Where No Man Has Gone Before (#1.3)" (1966)
Lt. Mitchell: Hey, man, I remember you back at the Academy; a stack of books with legs! The only thing I ever heard from an upperclassman was, "Watch out for Lt. Kirk! In his class, you either think, or sink!"
Capt. Kirk: I wasn't THAT bad, was I?
Lt. Mitchell: If I hadn't aimed that little blond technician at you...
Capt. Kirk: You what? You... you PLANNED that?
Lt. Mitchell: Well, you wanted me to think, didn't you? I outlined her whole campaign for her!
Capt. Kirk: I almost MARRIED her!
Lt. Mitchell: You better be good to me. I'm getting even better ideas here.

[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.

Capt. Kirk: Jones?
Yeoman Smith: The name's Smith, sir.

Dr. Dehner: There's no soul on this planet but us?
Capt. Kirk: Nobody but us chickens, doctor.


"Star Trek: Turnabout Intruder (#3.24)" (1969)
Dr. Janice Lester: I hoped I wouldn't see you again.
Captain James T. Kirk: I don't blame you.
Dr. Janice Lester: The year we were together at Starfleet is the only time in my life I was alive.
Captain James T. Kirk: I never stopped you from going on with your space work.
Dr. Janice Lester: Your world of starship captains doesn't admit women. It isn't fair.
Captain James T. Kirk: No, it isn't, and you punished and tortured me because of it.
Dr. Janice Lester: I loved you. We could have roamed among the stars.
Captain James T. Kirk: We'd have killed each other.
Dr. Janice Lester: It might have been better.

[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...

Dr. Coleman: She is suffering from the delusion of being Captain Kirk.
James T. Kirk: [in Janice Lester's body] I am NOT Janice Lester!
Dr. Coleman: The paranoia has been developing for the past six months. The radiation seems to have intensified it. She must be kept sedated.
Nurse Christine Chapel: Shall I prepare a mild sedative, Doctor?
Dr. Coleman: Of course.

James T. Kirk: [to Spock while in Janice Lester's body] You are closer to the captain than anyone in the universe. You know his thoughts. What does your telepathic mind tell you now?

Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body, at Spock's court martial] However, a-a-a-as I understand it, I... am Dr. Janice Lester.
[laughs derisively]
James T. Kirk: [in Janice Lester's body] That's very clever, but I didn't say it. I said the BODY of James Kirk is being used by Janice Lester.
Dr. Janice Lester: Mm-hm. Mm, a subtlety that somehow escapes me.

Dr. Janice Lester: [in Kirk's body] Violence, by the lady, perpetrated on Capt. Kirk? Tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk-tsk. I ask the assembled personnel to look at Dr. Janice Lester and visualize that historic moment.
[with obvious amusement, but nobody else joins in on it]
Dr. Janice Lester: Can you... can you tell me why, uh, Dr. Janice Lester would agree to this ludicrous exchange?
James T. Kirk: [in Janice Lester's body] Yes. To get the power she craved, to attain a position she doesn't merit by temperament or training, and, most of all, she wanted to murder James Kirk - a man who once loved her - but her intense hatred of her own womanhood made life with her impossible.
Dr. Janice Lester: [moving in to apparently strike her/him in rage, but... ] Are you prepared with witnesses? One will do.


"Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind (#1.9)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, are you aware that in the last 20 years, Dr. Adams has done more to revolutionise, to humanise prisons and the treatment of prisoners than all the rest of humanity have done in 40 centuries? I've been to those penal colonies since they begun following his methods, and they're not cages any more.
Dr. McCoy: Jim...
Captain James T. Kirk: They're clean, decent hospitals for sick minds.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Can you imagine a mind emptied by that thing, without even a tormentor for company?

Dr. McCoy: It's hard to believe that a man could die of loneliness.
Captain James T. Kirk: Not when you've sat in that room.

Captain James T. Kirk: One of the advantages of being a captain, Doctor, is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mega-voltage. Touch the wrong line and you're dead.
Helen Noel: Anything's better than Adams' treatment room.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Infinite Vulcan (#1.7)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Kirk to Enterprise. Beam us up, Scotty.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log: Stardate 5554.4. The Enterprise has been ordered to a new planet recently discovered at the periphery of the galaxy.

Captain James T. Kirk: What is that thing?
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: It's a mobile plant. When it stops, it's roots bore back into the ground. They're all over the place. I think it likes me.
Captain James T. Kirk: We always encourage our officers to make friends with the natives.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones?
Doctor McCoy: One of my great, great granddaddies way back had the finest garden in the South. Had to scramble around a little bit to find the materials, but I've got his recipe brewing now.

Agmar: But come, you are worried about your friend. I will show you he is safe and in good hands.
[turns to lead the way]
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Just like that, captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: So it would seem, Mr. Sule. All the same, keep that bag handy...

Captain James T. Kirk: By the way, Mr. Sulu, any chance of teaching me that body throw? Could come in handy some time.
Lt. Hikaru Sulu: I don't know, sir. It isn't just physical, you know. You have to be inscrutable.
Captain James T. Kirk: Inscrutable? Sulu, you're the most scrutable man I know!


"Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (#3.19)" (1969)
Captain James T. Kirk: You'd wipe out four hundred lives? Why?
Flint: I have seen a hundred billion fall. I know death better than any man. I have tossed enemies into his grasp. And I know mercy. Your crew is not dead but suspended.
Captain James T. Kirk: Worse than dead! Restore them. Restore my ship!
Flint: In time - a thousand, two thousand years. You will know the future, Captain Kirk.
Dr. McCoy: You have been such men, you've known and created such beauty, you've watched your race evolve from cruelty and barbarism throughout your enormous life - and, yet, now you would do this to us?
Flint: The flowers of my past; I hold the nettles of the present. I am "Flint" now, with MY needs.
Captain James T. Kirk: WHAT needs?
Flint: Tonight, I have seen something wondrous, something I've waited for, laboured for - nothing must endanger it: At last, Rayna's emotions have stirred to life. Now they will turn to me in this solitude which I preserve.

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

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: 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.

[first lines]
Capt. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate 5843.7. The Enterprise is in the grip of a raging epidemic. Three crewmen have died and twenty-three others have been struck down by Rigelian fever. In order to combat the illness, Dr. McCoy needs large quantities of ryetalyn, which is the only known antidote for the fever. Our sensors have picked up sufficient quantities of pure ryetalyn on a small planet in the Omega system. We are beaming down to secure this urgently needed material.


"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: 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: 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

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.

Thelev: [the Orion ship has just self destructed while everyone watches. Thelev's knees begin to buckle] You see, I had orders to self-destruct, too. Slow poison. Quite painless, actually, but there's no known antidote. I anticipate another 10 minutes of life.
Captain James T. Kirk: Get him to Sick Bay.
Thelev: [Collapses] I seem to have miscalculated.
[dies]

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Bones...
McCoy: Are you quite through shaking the ship around?
Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, Sarek, how are they?
McCoy: Well I don't mind telling you, you sure make it difficult for a surgeon trying...
Captain James T. Kirk: [raises voice] Bones!

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.


"Star Trek: A Private Little War (#2.19)" (1968)
Capt. Kirk: Mr. Spock, ask Scotty how long it would take him to reproduce 100 flintlocks.
Scott: I didn't get that exactly, Captain. 100 what?
Capt. Kirk: 100... serpents. Serpents for the Garden of Eden.

Dr. McCoy: I don't have a solution, but furnishing them firearms is certainly not the answer!
Capt. Kirk: Bones, do you remember the twentieth century brush wars on the Asian continent? Two giant powers involved, much like the Klingons and ourselves. Neither side felt that they could pull out?
Dr. McCoy: Yes, I remember. It went on bloody year after bloody year!
Capt. Kirk: But what would you have suggested? That one side arm its friends with an overpowering weapon? Mankind would never have lived to travel space if they had. No, the only solution is what happened back then: balance of power.
Dr. McCoy: And if the Klingons give their side even more?
Capt. Kirk: Then we arm our side with exactly that much more. A balance of power - the trickiest, most difficult, dirtiest game of them all, but the only one that preserves both sides!

Scott: [Kirk and McCoy are holding Spock when they transport up] What happened, Captain?
Capt. Kirk: Lead projectile. Primitive firearm.
Dr. M'Benga: [They put Spock on the bed] Vitalizer 'B.'
[Gives Spock an injection]
Dr. McCoy: Pressure backing.
[Nurse hands pressure backing to McCoy]
Dr. McCoy: Lucky his heart is where his liver should be or he'd be dead now.
Dr. M'Benga: Not good, sir.
Dr. McCoy: Coranalin!
Capt. Kirk: [Whistle from ship; Alarm goes off] Bones, can you save him?
Uhura: [Uhura talks through the speaker/intercom] All decks, Red Alert! Battle Stations! Battle Stations! Go to Red Alert!
Capt. Kirk: [Kirk walks to intercom] Kirk here.
Uhura: Uhura, sir. We have a Klingon vessel on our screen.
Capt. Kirk: On my way. Scotty?
[Kirk and Scott walk to door / door opens]
Capt. Kirk: Bones?
Dr. McCoy: I don't know yet, Jim.
[Kirk and Scott leave transporter room]

Capt. Kirk: Tomorrow... in the palm of her hands.
Dr. McCoy: Well, you got what you wanted.
Capt. Kirk: Not what I wanted, Bones. What had to be.

Capt. Kirk: I did not invite a debate.

Nona: You are here because I wished you here.
Capt. Kirk: Oh? I thought it was my idea.
Nona: [laughs] Yes. They always believe they come of free will. Tyree even thought the same when I cast my first spell on him.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Come What May (#1.0)" (2004)
Captain James T. Kirk: [giving orders to Rand] In the meantime, I'll be in my quarters with a... headache.

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...

Captain Jefferies: [on viewscreen]
[chuckles]
Captain Jefferies: That ship of yours is getting quite a reputation.
Captain James T. Kirk: So it would seem!

Captain James T. Kirk: It would appear I owe you an apology.
Onabi: None needed, Captain. Of course, what you do next will determine your fate. With a word you will either doom, or save your ship and crew. Let me help.

Admiral Leslie: [on viewscreen] Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Admiral, I was just about to send you my report.
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Oh, we're all ears!
Admiral Leslie: You will proceed to the following coordinates and redezvous with two robot cargo ships carrying a shipment of grain to Sherman's planet.


"Star Trek: Assignment: Earth (#2.26)" (1968)
[first lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log. Using the light speed breakaway factor, the Enterprise has moved back through time to the 20th century. We are now in extended orbit around Earth, using our ship's deflector shields to remain unobserved. Our mission - historical research. We are monitoring Earth communications to find out how our planet survived desperate problems in the year... 1968.

Captain James T. Kirk: Humans of the 20th century do not go beaming around the galaxy, Mr. Seven.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, supplemental. Spock and I in custody. Even if we'd talk, they wouldn't believe us. We're powerless to stop Mr. Seven or prevent the launch, or even be certain if we should. I have never felt so helpless.

Captain James T. Kirk: [Kirk and Spock run into the back office as Roberta lets the cops in] Now, Scotty!
First Policeman: What's going on here?
[Kirk, Spock, and the two policemen beam aboard. Kirk and Spock run off the transporter]
Captain James T. Kirk: Reverse and energize.
First Policeman: [to his partner, confused] Charley...
[the policemen beam back to the office]

[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 Mark of Gideon (#3.16)" (1969)
Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] I am alone on the Enterprise. I have searched every area of the ship and still cannot find a trace of the crew, or an indication of how its disappearance was managed. The one thing that is obvious is that I suffered a memory lapse, during which time I bruised my arm. It is causing me some irritation.

Odona: All my life, I've dreamed of being alone.
Captain James T. Kirk: Most people are afraid of being alone.
Odona: Where I come from, people dream of it.

Odona: Is this the way one looks when one is developing a sickness?
Captain James T. Kirk: There's no sickness on your planet, remember?
Odona: [joyously happy] Now there will be. There will be sickness. There will be death.

Hodin: [explaining Gideon's avoidance of contraception] But, you see, the people of Gideon have always believed that life is sacred, that the love of life is the greatest gift. That is the one unshakable truth of Gideon, and this overwhelming love of life has developed our regenerative capacity and our great longevity.
Captain James T. Kirk: And the great misery which you now face.

[first lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's Log, stardate 5423.4: We are orbiting the planet Gideon, which is still not a member of the United Federation of Planets. The treaty negotiations have been difficult because Gideon has consistently refused the presence of a delegation from the Federation on its soil or any surveillance by the ship's sensors. They have finally agreed to a delegation of one. They insisted it be the captain of the Enterprise. I am, therefore, beaming down at once.


"Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (#3.14)" (1969)
Garth: [after fumbling around with a high explosive] How are your nerves, Kirk?
Captain James T. Kirk: All I can say, Garth: if it happens to me, it happens to you.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, erm, letting yourself be hit on the head - and I presume you LET yourself be hit on the head - is not exactly a method King Solomon would have approved.
Captain James T. Kirk: [flips open his communicator before Spock can answer] Mr. Scott, ready to beam up.

Capt. Kirk: They were humanitarians and statesmen, and they had a dream, a dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars, a dream that made Mr. Spock and me brothers.
Garth: Mr. Spock, do you consider Capt. Kirk and yourself brothers?
Capt. Kirk: Capt. Kirk speaks somewhat figuratively and with undue emotion; however, what he says is logical, and I do, in fact, agree with it.

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.

Garth: You do refuse to enter into the spirit of the thing, don't you, Captain? Perhaps you'd like a larger role in the ceremony. You could serve as human sacrifice, for example.
Capt. Kirk: No, I wouldn't enjoy that at all.


"Star Trek: The Deadly Years (#2.12)" (1967)
Captain James T. Kirk: [to Spock] You traitorous... disloyal... you stab me in the back the first chance you get. Spock... get out. I never want to have to look at you again.

Captain James T. Kirk: Maintain standard orbit, Mr. Sulu.
Sulu: You already gave that order, sir.
Captain James T. Kirk: Oh? Well... FOLLOW it.

McCoy: [checking out the Captain's twinge] Jim, I think we'd better run a complete physical on you.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why? Just muscular strain, hmm?
McCoy: No, Jim. It's advanced arthritis. It's spreading.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: I admit I'm getting a little grey, but radiation will do that to you.


"Star Trek: That Which Survives (#3.17)" (1969)
Sulu: Once in Siberia there was a meteor so great that it flattened whole forests and was felt as far...
Captain James T. Kirk: [interrupting] Mr. Sulu, if I'd wanted a Russian history lesson I'd have brought along Mr. Chekov.

Losira: I must touch you. I beg it. It is my existence.
Captain James T. Kirk: We've seen the results of your touch.
Losira: But you are my match, James Kirk. I MUST touch you.

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.

Dr. McCoy: What is it, Jim?
Captain James T. Kirk: A planet even Spock can't explain.

[In trying to dig D'Amato's grave with his phaser, Kirk can't get far]
Sulu: That's the same red rock.
Captain James T. Kirk: My phaser didn't cut through it.
Dr. McCoy: Whatever it is, it has a mighty high melting point.
Captain James T. Kirk: 8,000 degrees Centigrade. It looks like igneous rock but infinitely denser.


"Star Trek: The Menagerie: Part II (#1.12)" (1966)
Captain James T. Kirk: That's Vina, again, as the green Orion slave girl?
[Captain Pike beeps affirmatively]
Commodore Jose Mendez: They're like animals. Vicious, seductive. They say no human male can resist them.

Captain James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, even if regulations are explicit, you could have come to me and explained.
Mr. Spock: Ask you to face the death penalty, too? One of us was enough, Captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Eh, Mr. Spock, when you're finished, please come back and see me, I want to talk to you. This regrettable tendency you've been showing lately towards flagrant emotionalism...
Mr. Spock: I see no reason to insult me, sir. I believe I've been completely logical about the whole affair.

Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Strange evidence from the past: How the Talosians, planning to breed a society of human slaves, tempted Captain Pike with the Earth woman they held in captivity. And as she appeared to him in many forms, each more exciting than the last, Pike was beginning to weaken.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Counter-Clock Incident (#2.6)" (1974)
Commodore Robert April: No matter where I've traveled in the galaxy, Jim, this bridge is more like home than anywhere else.
Capt. Kirk: Yes, Commodore, I know the feeling.
Commodore Robert April: To me she was always like my child. I was there in the San Francisco Navy Yard when her unit components were built.

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.

Capt. Kirk: Gentlemen, I'm sure none of us mind growing younger instead of older for a change.
Commodore Robert April: It pleases me, Jim. If we stay here long enough I'll no longer be at the mandatory retirement age.


"Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays (#3.23)" (1969)
The Prosecutor: Where are you from?
Captain James T. Kirk: An island.
The Prosecutor: What is this island?
Captain James T. Kirk: It's called 'Earth'.
The Prosecutor: I know no... island Earth. No matter, continue.

Captain James T. Kirk: You're a very agile man, Mr. Atoz. Just how many of you are there?

The Prosecutor: We can never go back. We must live out our lives here in the past. The atavachron has prepared our cell structure and our brain patterns to make life natural here. To return to the future would mean instant death.
Captain James T. Kirk: Prepared? I was not prepared. Your Mr. Atoz did not prepare me in any way.
The Prosecutor: Then you must get back at once! If you were not transformed, you can only survive for a few hours here in the past.

Captain James T. Kirk: Still up to your little game of replicas? Which are you this time, real or not?
Mr. Atoz: You are evidently a suicidal maniac.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: In Harms Way (#1.1)" (2004)
Captain James T. Kirk: Opinion, Doctor?
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I think you're a damn fool. And that guy with the ears is even worse.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'll take that as a yes, then, Bones.

Captain James T. Kirk: [referring to the Doomsday Machine] I don't want that thing to have any trouble finding us at the supper table.

Captain Christopher Pike: [on viewscreen] Kirk, what the blazes are you doing?
Captain James T. Kirk: Saving the future.
Captain Christopher Pike: [on viewscreen] Not alone!

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: The Jihad (#1.16)" (1974)
Captain James T. Kirk: [narrating] Captain's log: Stardate 5683.1. We're making a rendezvous with the Vedala asteroid on a unique mission. The Vedala are the oldest space-faring race we know. They say something incredibly dangerous to the safety of our galaxy is developing and they have sent for selected specialists including Spock and myself.

Lara: Vulcans. Never liked them much myself. Cold blooded critters, all of them.
Captain James T. Kirk: I wouldn't say that. Mr. Spock is a unique personality.

Captain James T. Kirk: We're tired, sore, hurt and angry. But we're also just about there.

Lara: I'd tell you true, I find you an attractive man. If we were... together, the trip'd be easier. And if anything happened, why... we'd have some green memories.
Captain James T. Kirk: I already have... a lot of green memories.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Practical Joker (#2.3)" (1974)
Capt. Kirk: Reduce speed to sub-warp cruise, we'll lay by here for repairs.
Uhura: After that ride, I could use some repairs.

Capt. Kirk: When you all finish laughing, I'd appreciate an explanation.
Mr. Spock: Captain, I never laugh.

Capt. Kirk: We've got serious trouble with the main computer. We have reason to believe it's kidnapped three of our crew.
Scott: [on viewscreen] Kidnapped? Blue blazes!

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 New Voyages: Phase II: Blood and Fire: Part Two (#1.5)" (2009)
Kirk: What the hell do you think you're doing?
McCoy: This isn't negotiable, Jim. Those people need a doctor who knows what he's doing. I'm it.
Kirk: Bones, I can order you not to go.
McCoy: You're not the only one who can disobey an order. You wanna save 'em? So do I! Now let me do my God damn job.

Kirk: There's an old saying: when you have a Klingon by the tail...
Chekov: Klingons have tails?

Peter Kirk: Are you gonna have me transferred off the Enterprise?
Kirk: What do you want?
Peter Kirk: I wanna stay. Here. Where Alex served.

Kirk: Gentlemen, space is not the final fronteer. The final fronteer is the human soul. Space is where we'll meet the challenge.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Beyond the Farthest Star (#1.1)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate: 5221.3. On outward course beyond the fringe of our galaxy towards Questar M-17, a source of mysterious radio emissions. Mission: Star charting.

Captain James T. Kirk: You're sure, Mr. Spock?
Mr. Spock: Probability: point nine, nine, seven, captain.

Captain James T. Kirk: Compared to the people who built this ship, we are primitives. Even you Mr. Spock.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's log, stardate: 5221.8, final entry. Resuming outward course beyond the farthest star of our galaxy. Mission: star charting.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Magicks of Megas-Tu (#1.8)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Who are you?
Lucien: Call me Lucien! Call me friend! Never could I abandon those who come to rollick with me.

Captain James T. Kirk: Lucien, do something.
Lucien: Very well, captain. I'd forgotten how much bodily integrity means to you humans.

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: 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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Are you hurt?
Doctor McCoy: No, just surprised. It isn't every day a dinosaur falls on ya.

Captain James T. Kirk: A forcefield. It seems harmless enough.
Doctor McCoy: So do the bars of a jail unless you're on the inside.
Captain James T. Kirk: And we are definitely on the inside.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Time Trap (#1.12)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Are we in an alternate universe?
Devna: It is more aptly described as a pocket in the garment of time.

Captain James T. Kirk: Got any miracles in your computer, Spock?"

Captain James T. Kirk: Elysia is, in many respects, a perfect society. But with all its virtues, it is not home. And home, with all its faults, is where we prefer to be.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (#2.5)" (1974)
Captain Kirk: This city is one gigantic riddle. Keep alert.

Kukulkan: You still are children to me, to be led and shown how to live.
Captain Kirk: But if children are made totally dependent on their children, they will never be anything but children.
Kukulkan: Enough! This is useless! Despite what I have shown you, you still cling to your disobedient ways. My dream is ending and all of you are to blame!

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: Judgment Rites (1993) (VG)
Captain James T. Kirk: Let me leave you with this: individuals among us act as individuals, for good and for ill. But overall, the different races of the Federation are joined in a mutual respect that overcomes differences. I think you will be pleased with us.

Captain James T. Kirk: I thought you were killed when your pathetic imitation of the Enterprise was destroyed.
Ies Beddell: Fortunately, a cloaked Elasi frigate transported me before my bridge was destroyed. Fortunate for one of us, that is.

Captain James T. Kirk: Captain Klarr, we don't want this woman to die any more than you do; not because we want to milk her brain dry, but because she's an important being in her own right. Just as important to the universe as... well, as your companion there. Maybe more so.


"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.

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 Pirates of Orion (#2.1)" (1974)
Dr. McCoy: Jim, choriocytosis is a strange disease. In races with iron-based blood, it's practically nothing, but in others...
Capt. Kirk: [interrupting] Get to the point, Bones.
Dr. McCoy: Spock has contracted the disease. It's fatal to Vulcans.

Capt. Kirk: It will hurt seeing him like that.
Dr. McCoy: I know. As much as it might seem at times that I can't stand that pointy-eared encyclopaedia, I don't wanna see that happen to him.

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: The Animated Series: The Lorelei Signal (#1.4)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: Beam us up, Scotty.

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.

Captain James T. Kirk: Did it work?
Lt. Uhura: You're more handsome than ever.


"Star Trek: The Way to Eden (#3.20)" (1969)
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.

Scott: I don't know why a young mind has to be an undisciplined one. They're troublemakers!
Captain James T. Kirk: I used to get into a little trouble when I was that age, Scotty, didn't you?

Captain James T. Kirk: [using hippie jargon] We... reach, Mr. Spock.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Once Upon a Planet (#1.9)" (1973)
Doctor McCoy: Your forgetting one thing: the planet's sensors can undoubtedly deteact the difference between real and feigned injuries.
Captain James T. Kirk: True, Bones, but I'm sure there must be something in your little black pouch that can temporarily incapacitate our victim?
Doctor McCoy: Well, something like Melenex might do the trick: brief unconciousness and temporary skin discoloration. It looks worse than it is.
Captain James T. Kirk: Perfect, Bones.

Captain James T. Kirk: What happened to the keeper?
Master computer: He was old. He ceased to function.


"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.

Paladin: I'd like you to take a look at this gun. It's handcrafted to my specifications. Balance is excellent. The trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce.
Captain James T. Kirk: I'm quite familiar with the piece. Perhaps we could talk about this.
Paladin: I rarely draw it unless I mean to use it. Care for a demonstration?
Mr. Scott: Freeze program. Was she everything I promised, sir?
Captain James T. Kirk: And more! I've never seen a holographic program this detailed before. I swear I can almost smell the gun oil.
Mr. Scott: Aye, well she's still in the experimental stage, but once we get the bugs out...


"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)
Alana Sulu: You're Captain Kirk, aren't you?
Captain James T. Kirk: How did you know?
Alana Sulu: My father told me you were impressive... and knew it.

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: Albatross (#2.4)" (1974)
Capt. Kirk: [having just beamed down to Dramia II] Not the most enchanting place I've ever been to.
Demos: Plagues seldom leave behind fields of flowers, Captain.

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 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.

Ambassador Rayna Morgan: You realize we may never discover who else was involved?
Captain James T. Kirk: You mean we never know who all of our enemies are, inside the Federation?
Ambassador Rayna Morgan: Keep it in mind, Captain Kirk, and look to your back.


"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.

Capt. Kirk: Look, these people are my friends and my shipmates. I intend to continue this ship's search for them until the last possible moment.
Commissioner Ferris: Very well, Captain. But not one second beyond that moment. Is that clear?


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Blood and Fire: Part One (#1.4)" (2008)
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.

Captain James T. Kirk: My nephew... on a security team.
Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Relax, Jim. We don't put bullseyes on the redshirts anymore.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (#1.2)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: What a trip, Bones!


Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced (1992) (VG)
Capt. James T. Kirk: You have ten seconds to lower your shields and power down your weapons, or we will fire.
Ies Bredell: Well of course I'll turn off my shields and power down my weapons! And while I'm at it, I'll make you king of my planet, and rename my first-born son after you! How stupid do you think I am, Kirk?


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Survivor (#1.6)" (1973)
Romulan Commander: [on viewscreen] I assume you are now ready to turn your ship over to us, captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Wrong assumption, commander.


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: Tactical Assault (2006) (VG)
James Tiberius Kirk: Space... The final frontier. Starfleet's ongoing mission, to find new worlds and new civilizations. To boldly go, where no man, has gon before.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Ambergris Element (#1.13)" (1973)
Captain James T. Kirk: I can't command a ship from inside an aquarium.