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Uhura (Character)
from "Star Trek" (1966)

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Star Trek (2009)
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.

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.

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

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

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

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]

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?

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

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]

[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.

Christopher Pike: Scan Vulcan space, look for any transmissions in Romulan.
Enterprise Communiations Officer: Sir, I'm not sure I can distinguish the Romulan language from Vulcan...
Christopher Pike: What about you? You speak Romulan, Cadet...?
Lt. Nyota Uhura: Uhura. All three dialects, sir.
Christopher Pike: Uhura, relieve the Lieutenant.
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [taken aback, then] Yes, sir.


Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007) (V)
Captain Nyota Uhura: [narrating] It's said if you move but one grain of sand, you run the risk of altering history.

Captain Nyota Uhura: [narrating] Captain's personal log, Stardate 6712.4. As head of Starfleet Linguistic, my recent assignments have been most rewarding. So much so, I'm finding it hard to believe it's been forty years since I was first assigned to the Enterprise under Captain Kirk's command. I should be elated to attend the ceremonies honoring his accomplishments, but the memory of his passing twelve years ago is still very painful. And it doesn't help that my dear friend Scotty is still missing. Or that Sulu is away in the Gamma Quadrant for the next three years. Or that McCoy and Spock won't be able to break away from their negotiations with the Klingons. All this has made me realize that something is... missing in my life. Perhaps though, seeing some old friends attending the dedication of a very special ship is exactly what I need. Something we all need.

Captain Pavel Chekov: This almost makes me feel like a kid again!
Captain Nyota Uhura: Well, it should. The last time you sat in that seat, you were a kid.

Captain Nyota Uhura: Charlie... Charlie Evans?
Charlie Evans: The singing lady remembers.

Tuvok: Are you suggesting that the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many?
Madame Uhura: I'm suggesting that history proves it. It's filled with groups who have decided that their needs were more important than others. The result: slavery, genocide. You don't believe me? Just look at the Galactic Order.

Madame Uhura: Could one man's absence cause all of this change?
Kittrick: It's possible. One pivotal change, seventy years ago.

Charlie Evans: Leave her alone!
Gary Mitchell: [chuckles wickedly] She's going to tell me where Kittrick is.
Charlie Evans: What moral right?
Gary Mitchell: [another chuckle] Morals are for men, not for Gods.
Madame Uhura: And you are neither.

Captain Nyota Uhura: [narrating] Personal log, Stardate 7615.1. It doesn't seem like a year's past since we restored our normal timeline. As I conclude my last entry as captain, my thoughts are not on that single grain of sand we might disturb accidentally, but on the fact that we are endowed with free will and can choose ideas that can either lead to deadly consequences or to joyous rewards. So truly, our destiny lies not in the stars, but within ourselves.

Uhura: [raising her glass] Here's to forty years of high adventure!
Admiral Chekov: [raises his] Here's to the next forty.
Admiral Chekov: [Uhura gives him a puzzled look] Well, as Spock is so fond of saying: there is always a possibility...


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
[from trailer]
Nyota Uhura: I am ready.

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

[Spock is about to kill Khan]
Nyota Uhura: Spock, stop! He's the only way we can save Kirk!

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?

[Uhura approaches the Klingon patrol, alone and unarmed]
Nyota Uhura: [in Klingon] I am here to help you. With respect, there is a criminal hiding in these ruins. He has killed many of our people.
Klingon: [in Klingon] Why should I care about a human killing humans?
Nyota Uhura: [in Klingon] Because you care about honor. And this man has none.

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 choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring. Well, I assure you, the truth is precisely the opposite.


"Star Trek: The Naked Time (#1.4)" (1966)
[Sulu is acting psychotically]
Sulu: I'll protect you, fair maiden.
Uhura: Sorry, neither.

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!

Uhura: All decks, alert system B-2. Repeat: go to Alert condition Baker 2. Seal off all main sections. Stand by.

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.

[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.


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Uhura: [Chekov and Sulu are lost in the woods of Yellowstone] Is there a problem, gentlemen?
Sulu: Uh, yes. We've been caught in a... we've been caught in a blizzard.
[Chekov blows on the communicator, simulating wind noises]
Chekov: And we can't see a thing. Request you direct us to the coordinates.
Uhura: My visual says sunny skies and seventy degrees.
Chekov: [stops blowing] Sulu, look. The sun's come out. It's a miracle.
Uhura: [over communicator] Don't worry, fellas. Your secret's safe with me. I'll sent a shutlecraft to pick you up.
Sulu: Uhura, I owe you one! Sulu out.

Scotty: [cursing, on his back trying to fix a computer console] "Let's see what she's got," said the captain. And then we found out, didn't we?
Uhura: [walking in] I know you'll whip her into shape, Scotty, you always do.
Scotty: [getting up] Uhura, I thought you were on leave.
Uhura: And I thought we were supposed to be going together.
Scotty: Oh, I can't leave her now when she needs me the most.
Uhura: [stroking Scotty's cheek] I had a feeling you would say something like that, so I brought us...
[whipping up two packages]
Uhura: dinner.
Scotty: [grabbing a package] Oh, lassie. You're the most understanding woman I know.
Starfleet Officer: [transmission on a malfunctioning computer] Red-Red-Red Alert. Red Alert. Red-Red-Red Alert.
Scotty: I just fixed that damn thing! Turn it off, will you?

[hiking in the woods of Yellowstone]
Chekov: Admit it, we're lost.
Sulu: All right, we're lost. But we're making good time!
Uhura: [over communicator] Commander Sulu, come in please.
Sulu: I don't believe this! Commander Sulu here.
Uhura: Bad news, gentlemen. Shore leave's been canceled.
Chekov: [relieved] Rescued at last!
Uhura: Return to the pre-arranged coordinates for pickup.
Chekov: Don't tell them we're lost. We'll never live it down here.

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: The Motion Picture (1979)
Lieutenant Commander Nyota Uhura: It could hold a crew of... tens of thousands.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Or a crew of a thousand ten miles tall.

[Kirk has just gotten command back of the Enterprise]
Lt. Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu: He wanted her back. He got her.
Alien Ensign: And Captain Decker? He's been with this ship every minute of her refitting.
Lieutenant Commander Nyota Uhura: Ensign, the possibilities of our returning from this mission in one piece may... have just doubled.

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]


"Star Trek: Bread and Circuses (#2.25)" (1968)
[the Enterprise is scanning Planet 892-IV]
Uhura: Captain? Both amplitude and frequency modulation being used. I think I can pick up something visual - some news broadcast using a system I... think they once called video.
Mr. Spock: 'Television' was the colloquial term.

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.

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


"Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (#2.4)" (1967)
Mirror Sulu: Still no interest, Uhura? Hmm? I could change your mind.
Uhura: You are away from your post, mister.
Mirror Sulu: Is the captain here? Is Spock here? When the cat's away...

Mirror Sulu: [enraged] You take a lot of chances, Lieutenant.
Uhura: [angrily drawing a knife] So do you, mister. So do you.

Uhura: [flirting with Mirror Sulu and stroking his face] You... were supposed... to come back. You... didn't... come back.
Mirror Sulu: [smiles and looks away from security panel]
Uhura: [smacks Mirror Sulu's face after security alarm clears] Oh... I seem to have changed my mind!
Mirror Sulu: You live dangerously, lady.
Uhura: So do you, mister, so do you.


"Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident (#3.2)" (1968)
Uhura: Doctor, you must beam aboard the Romulan flagship immediately; there's been an injury.
Dr. McCoy: I don't make house calls.
Uhura: Doctor, it's Captain Kirk!

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.


"Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (#2.15)" (1967)
Dr. McCoy: Lieutenant, do you mind if I take one of these down to the lab to see what makes it tick?
Uhura: Well, all right, Doctor, but if you're gonna dissect it, I don't want to know about it.
Dr. McCoy: I won't harm a hair on its head... wherever that is.

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.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Slaver Weapon (#1.14)" (1973)
Mr. Spock: Lieutenant Uhura, this may be crucial. In the presence of the Kzinti, do not say anything. Do not do anything startling. Try to look harmless.
Lt. Uhura: Any special reason?
Mr. Spock: Are you forgetting Kzinti females are dumb animals? In an emergency, the Kzinti may forget a human female is an intelligent creature.
Lt. Uhura: Thanks. Thanks a lot!
Mr. Spock: Lieutenant, I value your intelligence, but we may be able to seize an opportunity to escape if the Kzinti believe you have none.

Lt. Hikaru Sulu: Nice try.
Lt. Uhura: I'm slowing down. I used to run the 100 in record time.


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

Lieutenant Uhura: Message coming in, sir.


"Star Trek: That Which Survives (#3.17)" (1969)
Uhura: Mr. Spock! Are you all right?
Mr. Spock: Yes. I believe no permanent damage was done.
Uhura: What happened?
Mr. Spock: The occipital area of my head seems to have impacted with the arm of the chair.
Uhura: No, Mr. Spock. I meant what happened to us?

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


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
[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.

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.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
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?

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.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Infinite Vulcan (#1.7)" (1973)
Lieutenant Uhura: All power sources locked in, Mr. Scott.
Scotty: Then throw the switch, Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Uhura: I have the information now, sir. I'll put it on the main screen.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Lorelei Signal (#1.4)" (1973)
Nurse Christine Chapel: What are you doing?
Lt. Uhura: Taking command of this ship.

Captain James T. Kirk: Did it work?
Lt. Uhura: You're more handsome than ever.


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

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.


"Star Trek: The Tholian Web (#3.9)" (1968)
Chekov: I don't understand what's so special about this region of space.
Mr. Spock: Picture it this way, Mr. Chekov: we exist in a universe which co-exists with a multitude of others in the same physical space. At certain brief periods of time, an area of their space overlaps an area of ours. That is the time of interphase, during which we can connect with the Defiant's universe.
Uhura: Mr. Spock? We WILL be able to retrieve the Captain at that time... won't we?
Mr. Spock: Yes. However, the dimensional structure of each universe is totally dissimilar. Any use of power disturbs it. If we are not extremely careful, we shall lose the Captain, and become trapped ourselves.


"Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (#3.15)" (1969)
Mr. Spock: [On the bridge, after Lokai and Bele have beamed to the surface of Charon] And another life form has appeared on Cheron.
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.


"Star Trek: Operation -- Annihilate! (#1.29)" (1967)
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.


"Star Trek: Charlie X (#1.2)" (1966)
Lt. Nyota Uhura: [singing] Oh, on the Starship Enterprise There's someone who's in Satan's guise, Whose devil's ears and devil's eyes Could rip your heart from you! At first his look could hypnotize, And then his touch would barbarize. His alien love could victimize... And rip your heart from you! And that's why female astronauts Oh very female astronauts Wait terrified and overwrought To find what he will do. Oh girls in space, be wary, be wary, be wary! Girls in space, be wary! We know not what he'll do.


"Star Trek: The Lights of Zetar (#3.18)" (1969)
Uhura: During the disturbance, Memory Alpha was hailing. I wanted to respond but I couldn't make my hand move.
Chekov: Captain. It was not hands that were paralyzed. It was eyes. I could not force my eyes to look down and set a new course.
Sulu: No. No, it was speech that was affected. I couldn't utter a sound.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Once Upon a Planet (#1.9)" (1973)
Master computer: I will make them cease to function. I wil turn them off.
Uhura: That's murder!
Master computer: Is that a word meaning to cease to function?
Uhura: Yes, but...
Master computer: Good. It is as I wish, I will turn them off.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: World Enough and Time (#1.3)" (2007)
Sulu: Uhura! It's been forever... my God...
Lt. Nyota Uhura: What?
Sulu: You're younger than my daughter.


"Star Trek: Spock's Brain (#3.1)" (1968)
Uhura: What would they want with Mr. Spock's brain? What use is it? WHY do they want it?


"Star Trek: I, Mudd (#2.8)" (1967)
Uhura: Because I want an android body. I WANT immortality. I'll live forever, Captain. I'll be young and beautiful.


"Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever (#1.28)" (1967)
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.


"Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (#3.10)" (1968)
Uhura: I'm thinking. I'm thinking of all the times on the Enterprise when I was scared to death and I would see you so busy at your command, and I would hear your voice from all parts of the ship, and my fears would fade. And now they're making me tremble, but I'm not afraid. I am not... afraid.


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Chekov: Please, please - We're looking for the naval base in Alameda can you tell us where the nuclear wessels are?
Random Passerby: Oh, I don't know if I know the answer to that. I think it's across the Bay. In Alameda!
Chekov: That's what I said - Alameda, I know that.
Cmdr. Uhura: But where is Alameda?


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


"Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (#3.6)" (1968)
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.


"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.


"Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (#2.2)" (1967)
Mr. Spock: Progress report.
Nyota Uhura: I'm connecting the bypass circuit now, sir. It should take another half-hour.
Mr. Spock: Speed is essential, Lieutenant.
Nyota Uhura: Mr. Spock, I haven't done anything like this in years. If it isn't done just right, I could blow the entire communications system. It's very delicate work, sir.
Mr. Spock: I can think of no one better equipped to handle it, Miss Uhura. Please, proceed.


"Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead (#3.4)" (1968)
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!


"Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (#2.16)" (1968)
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.


"Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer (#2.24)" (1968)
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.


"Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Blood and Fire: Part Two (#1.5)" (2009)
Uhura: Listen gentlemen, this ship, this captain, we don't leave people behind.


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Terratin Incident (#1.11)" (1973)
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.


"Star Trek: Patterns of Force (#2.21)" (1968)
[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.


"Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (#3.22)" (1969)
Abraham Lincoln: [interrupting] What a charming negress. Oh, forgive me, my dear. I know that in my time some use that term as a description of property.
Uhura: But why should I object to that term, sir? You see, in our century, we've learned not to fear words.


"Star Trek: Wink of an Eye (#3.11)" (1968)
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.


"Star Trek: Day of the Dove (#3.7)" (1968)
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.


"Star Trek: A Private Little War (#2.19)" (1968)
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]


"Star Trek: The Animated Series: Bem (#2.2)" (1974)
Uhura: We can't get any readings at all now.
Scott: Aye, that tears it. The Loch Ness monster couldn't get through that.