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"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shuttlepod One (#1.16)" (2002)
Lt. Reed: Does that sound modulated enough for you?
Commander Tucker: Modulated?
Lt. Reed: The radio! Or is it just the galaxy, giggling at us again?
Commander Tucker: It can giggle all it wants. But the galaxy's not gettin' any of our bourbon.

Lt. Reed: We have less than nine days of oxygen left. It seems a waste to use it up sleeping.
Commander Tucker: If I don't waste some oxygen sleeping, I'm gonna start gettin' real cranky. And you don't wanna spend your last nine days cooped up with me when I'm cranky!

[Tucker has lit a candle]
Lt. Reed: D'you really think that's gonna provide any heat?
Commander Tucker: The bourbon will provide the heat. The candle's just for mood.

Commander Tucker: Who's Stinky?
Lt. Reed: [waking up] I beg your pardon?
Commander Tucker: You were talking in your sleep. Kept calling for some guy named Stinky.

Lt. Reed: Sometimes I think you North Americans read nothing but comic books and those ridiculous science fiction novels.
Commander Tucker: Well, I'll have you know that Superman was laced with metaphor - subtext layered on subtext.
Lt. Reed: Oh, if only Dr. Cochrane had been a European, the Vulcans would have been far less reticent to help us. But no, he had to be from Montana.

[Reed is recording another letter to a former relationship]
Lt. Reed: "My dearest Rochelle. By this time, I'm certain you've learned of the tragedy..."
Commander Tucker: Wouldn't it be easier just to record one message and then add the "dear whoever" afterward? This is your fifth or sixth identical letter!
Lt. Reed: That's not true. There've been subtle differences. I would never refer to Rochelle as having a "beautiful smile".

Commander Tucker: To the brave men and women... of the starship Enterprise.

[Tucker is indulging in reminiscences about a long lost love]
Commander Tucker: Ah, Ruby... Whatever happened to you?
Lt. Reed: Ruby? You don't mean the waitress Ruby?
Commander Tucker: You knew Ruby?
Lt. Reed: Uh... I knew her more times than I can remember.
Commander Tucker: Ouch!

[Reed tries to prevent Tucker from sacrificing himself, threatening him with a phase pistol]
Commander Tucker: What're you gonna do, kill me?
Lt. Reed: It's set to stun. I don't want to use it. But I will.
Commander Tucker: Put it down!
Lt. Reed: Go to hell!
Commander Tucker: Stop trying to be a hero. It doesn't suit ya!
Lt. Reed: What would you know about being a hero? It takes nothing but a coward to crawl up inside a hole to die!
Commander Tucker: Then go ahead and shoot me. But you better hope we don't make it, because if we survive, the first think I'm gonna do is bust your ass back to crewman second class for insubordination!
Lt. Reed: Be my guest! I could use a little less responsibility! Now... get down here!
Commander Tucker: Who the hell do you think you are?
Lt. Reed: Your Armory Officer, and perhaps your friend.
Commander Tucker: Friends don't shoot each other!
Lt. Reed: D'you know, I'm not a doctor; but I'm pretty sure you use up a lot more oxygen, WHEN YOU SHOUT LIKE THAT!

[the shuttlepod's navigation is down]
Commander Tucker: You come from a long line of navy men and you got a real good memory. Look hard at those stars, find something that looks familiar, and tell me which way to go!
Lt. Reed: Sir...
Commander Tucker: That's an order!
Lt. Reed: I don't suppose you have a sextant handy?
Commander Tucker: ...I left it with my slide rule.

[Reed has suggested to jettison their impulse drive and blow it up, to send Enterprise a signal]
Commander Tucker: I can't blow up our engine. We'd be adrift, dead in space.
Lt. Reed: What's the difference between that and traveling at a snail's pace?

Commander Tucker: I saw a great cartoon once. There are these... two snails sittin' on the back of a big old turtle. One snail turns to the other and says... "Hold on, Fred. Here we go."

Lt. Reed: I was just beginning to think that Captain Archer was invincible, you know? Just serving on the same starship as him made me feel safe for some reason. He had a knack for getting us out of trouble, didn't he?
Commander Tucker: Yeah, he's always been that way. When I first taught him to dive, it really got on my nerves. He'd come down to the Keys at least once a month, and whatever it was I was teaching him, he'd get it the first time. Did you ever try clearing your mask?
Lt. Reed: Clear my mask?
Commander Tucker: Everybody's got to do it before they get certified. You go down and the instructor fills your mask with water, and you have to clear it by blowing out through your nose. Nobody likes to do it.
Lt. Reed: The Captain?
Commander Tucker: Got it the first time. Filled it with water a second time just so he could clear it again. I took him on a night dive once into some caves I'd been to a hundred times before, and for some reason I got a little lost. So what does Archer do? He swims ahead of me and finds a way out.
Lt. Reed: I can't imagine why you'd have a problem with that.
Commander Tucker: I was the instructor. I'd been diving all my life. Then big Mister Starfleet comes down and does everything faster and better than I could. That's when I decided to introduce him to old Waldo.
Lt. Reed: And who was that?
Commander Tucker: A green moray. It's said he's thirty years old. Must've been two-and-a-half meters long. So I took the Captain into Waldo's hole. Told him there was some beautiful starfish inside, and he reached in. Damned if old Waldo didn't take hold of his forearm.
Lt. Reed: A moray eel? Are you out of your mind?
Commander Tucker: I was breaking just about every rule in the book, but he was wearing titanium mesh. I figured the worst thing that could happen would be that Waldo would scare him a little. He deserved to have the piss taken out of him.
Lt. Reed: So?
Commander Tucker: No such luck. He pulled Waldo clear out of the hole. I don't think I'd ever seen that eel's tail before. He found some pressure point under it's lower jaw, right about here. Waldo just let go. Went back down his hole.
Lt. Reed: That must have been the last time the Captain ever went diving with you.
Commander Tucker: That's the thing. He found it all funnier than I did. He took me out to dinner that night. Steaks, lobsters...
[sighs sadly]
Commander Tucker: Kentucky bourbon.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Strange New World (#1.4)" (2001)
[T'Pol has suggested to scan a class M planet with automated probes first before landing on its surface]
Captain Jonathan Archer: How long would all that take?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Six or seven days.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You expect us to sit up here for a week while probes have all the fun?

[Porthos is enjoying the nature on the planet]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Where no dog has gone before.

[Tucker is surprised by an alien scorpion in his sleeping bag]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Gimme your boot!
Ensign Travis Mayweather: What for?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So I can squash it!
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Are we allowed to squash alien life forms?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If they're inside your sleeping bag!

[Travis has told a ghost story by the campfire]
Crewman Elizabeth Cutler: Wait a minute, you noticed something? Fireflies are gone.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Nice going, Travis. You scared off the bugs.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You'd have better luck making friends with a housefly.
[on Cutler's unsuccessful attempt to make small talk with T'Pol]

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I share your concern for Crewman Novakovich, but as I told...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You couldn't care less about him, or any of the rest of us! That'd require some of those useless Human emotions.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: *Your* emotions are beginning to affect your judgment. You're becoming irrational.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You've never seen me irrational.

[T'Pol is communicating with Enterprise in Vulcan]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [threatening her with his phase pistol] Say one more word of that gibberish and I'm gonna split you in two!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You didn't shoot me last night, did you?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm afraid I did.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Let me guess - no ghost stories on Vulcan.

Ensign Travis Mayweather: I couldn't call a place home unless it came with a pair of warp nacelles.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Boomers.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: "Challenge your preconceptions or they'll challenge you."
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Commander?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's something Mr. Velik used to say. Tenth grade biology class. He was a Vulcan scientist who came to teach us about life on other worlds. I'd... never seen a Vulcan before, not up close. He scared the hell out of me.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps it's not too late to follow his advice.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Unexpected (#1.5)" (2001)
[Enterprise is experiencing problems with its plasma flow, which cause malfunctions in many other systems on the ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Do you think it might be a good idea to drop out of warp?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Er, give me a minute, sir, I think we can figure it out.
[at that moment, a conduit behind a panel is bursting. Archer has to put out the fire, then gives Tucker an inquiring look]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Tucker to bridge. Might be a good idea to drop out of warp.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How the hell'd I get knocked up?

[Ah'len feeds Tucker with water in form of ice cubes]
Ah'Len: Have you had enough?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [enjoying the experience] A man needs a lot of fluids when he's under the weather.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Three days. You were only there for three days, and you couldn't restrain yourself.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to Archer] I'm telling you, Captain, I was a complete gentleman the entire time.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I imagine that's a question of how you define 'gentleman'.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I'd like you to start seeing the Doctor every eight hours. As your... delivery date gets closer, he should be able to start figuring out what your post-natal responsibilities might be.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [appalled] Post-natal responsibilities?
Dr. Phlox: You may very well be putting those nipples to work before you know it.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm the Chief Engineer. I spent years earning that position. I never had any intention of becoming a working mother.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I've run a check through the Starfleet database. You might be pleased to know that this is the first recorded incident of a Human male becoming pregnant.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Just how I always wanted to get into the history books.

Captain Jonathan Archer: How's the breathing?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A lot easier but... I prefer air I can't see.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're not gonna believe this! They've got grass growing on the floor. Real grass. It's even green. Is Vulcan grass green?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The only thing worse than spending three hours in a decompression chamber with a bunch of Klingons is doing it twice in one day. I smelled things in there I hope I never smell again.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Oasis (#1.20)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about Liana] She knows the ship's systems inside and out. She kept me from gettin' fried on a live plasma feed.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps she can help you then.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What's that supposed to mean?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: By the way you keep talking about her you obviously appreciate her technical expertise.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: She's very competent.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: So was the female engineer on the Xyrillian ship.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're never gonna let that go, are you?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm simply noting that the last time you found someone this competent, you wound up carrying her child.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We're not alone down here.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Spooky ship, missing crew, things going bump in the night - it'd give anybody the creeps.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The "creeps"?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, willies - heebie-jeebies. Don't you get frightened every once in a while?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: No.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Not by anything?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: No.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Too bad. Nothing like a good scare.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [scanning a crashed ship] No power signatures. It appears to be deserted.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: But are your sensors calibrated for ghosts?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I heard something.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Rats maybe?
[T'Pol scans the area]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: No.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, then you probably imagined it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't imagine things.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to Shilat] That's a pretty neat trick. Here you are watching me with a gun in your hand, while at the same time your corpse is up on Enterprise. What do you do for an encore?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You got a lot to learn about making friends.
Ezral: I've made all the friends I need.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to Liana] What if she gets hurt? What do you do then? Program a... holographic doctor?

[last lines]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe I'll see you out there.
Liana: I'd like that.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2001)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Pardon me, but if I don't realign the deflector, the first grain of space dust we come across will blow a hole through this ship the size of your fist.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Keep your shirt on, Lieutenant. Your equipment'll be here in the morning.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [on the prospect of having T'Pol on board Enterprise] I don't know. I'd be more comfortable with Porthos on the bridge.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [introducing himself] Trip. I'm called Trip.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll try to remember that.

Ensign Travis Mayweather: Have you ever slept in zero G?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Slept?
Ensign Travis Mayweather: [nods] It's just like being back in the womb.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I've heard the women on Draylax have...
Ensign Travis Mayweather: [nods] Three. That's true.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know that first-hand?
Ensign Travis Mayweather: First-hand, second-hand... third-hand...

[T'Pol is attempting clumsily to cut a bread stick with a fork]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It might be a little easier using your fingers.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't touch food with their hands.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Can't wait to see you tackle the spare ribs.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: It remains to be seen whether Humanity will revert to its baser instincts.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, we used to have cannibals on Earth. Who knows how far we'll revert? Lucky this isn't a long mission.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: With proper discipline...
[she finally manages to cut a clean piece off her breadstick and holds it up with her fork]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: ...anything's possible.

[Klaang has been abducted out of sickbay by Suliban, a stealth-capable race]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We've got state-of-the-art sensors. Why the hell didn't we detect them?
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Mr. Reed thought he detected something right before we lost power.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: The starboard sensor logs recorded a spatial disturbance.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Looks more like a glitch.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Those weren't glitches in sickbay.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [arguing with T'Pol about Archer] I realize he's only a simple Earthling; but did it ever occur to you that he might know what he's doin'? It's no secret Starfleet hasn't been around too long. God knows you remind us of that every chance you get. But does that mean the man who's been put in charge of this mission doesn't deserve our support? Then again, loyalty's an emotion - isn't it?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Vanishing Point (#2.10)" (2002)
Ensign Hoshi Sato: [about using the transporter] Your molecules get pulled apart.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Then they get put back together again.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Do you know how many molecules you're made up of?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Lots.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: All right, how many?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A-a-a few trillion.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: That's a pretty big jigsaw puzzle! What if some of the pieces get put in the wrong place? You know, I bet a lot of them look real similar.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How do those molecules feel? All in the right place?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I'll let you know.

Ensign Hoshi Sato: I'm not convinced that the transporter put me back the way it's supposed to.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: "All the king's horses and all the king's men."

[Sato claims never to have heard of Cyrus Ramsey]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Next thing you'll tell us, you never heard of the Easter bunny.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Never say I don't take you anywhere.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: You *don't* take me anywhere!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're upside down, Ensign.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I was taught never to contradict a superior officer.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can see why you might imagine the universe unraveling. If you're afraid you haven't been put back together right, why assume anything else makes sense?

Ensign Hoshi Sato: And I was sure I was gonna be the next Cyrus Ramsey.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Cyrus who?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forgotten (#3.20)" (2004)
[Dr. Phlox has ordered Tucker to get six hours of sleep]
Dr. Phlox: Well, Commander?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can give you two hours.
Dr. Phlox: I believe the number was six.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I'm gone longer than three, there may not be a ship here when I get back.
Dr. Phlox: Four. Not a minute less.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Done. And remind me never to buy a car from you.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: You might find this useful - portable power cells.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Courtesy of our new Xindi friends? Damned neighborly of 'em.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to Degra] I assume you were watching the attack - calculating the blast yields. Boy, you must've been pretty damned excited. I mean, that beam cut one hell of a swath through Florida. That's the name of one of the places you destroyed - Florida... Did you actually see the cities burning? The houses, the people being vaporized? I had a sister there!

[the dead Jane Taylor appears in Tucker's dream]
Taylor: Why can't you look at me? Just... remember me. Is that asking so much?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yes.
Taylor: Why?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We found Taylor over there, outside her quarters. She was probably trying to get to her station. If she'd made it a few more meters, I wouldn't be trying to write this damned letter. Because every time I start, I hear myself saying what a fine young woman she was, how... how smart, and full of potential. And I realize... that I'm not thinking about Taylor at all. I'm thinking about Elizabeth. So many people dead! I tried not to see her any differently than the other seven million. So I've spent the last nine months, trying to pretend she was just another victim. But she's my sister, T'Pol. My baby sister!

[Tucker is crying over his dead sister]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I-I envy you Vulcans.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Do you think that the loss of a colleague... or a friend doesn't affect us? It does. But if we give in to those emotions... they overwhelm us. You're the ones to be envied.

Taylor: The letter - how's it going?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I got as far as... "I regret to inform you."
Taylor: That's a little dry, sir.

[last lines]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. By the time you get this, Starfleet will have already told you about Jane. Since I worked so closely with her, I wanted to add my personal condolences. I have to confess, I've been puttin' off writin' this for a while. I convinced myself that... my duties on Enterprise took precedence. But the truth is... I didn't want to face the fact that someone so young, with so much promise... could just be gone. But I'm facing it now. And I find myself thinking how important she was to me. She was a great engineer. And she was my friend. She won't be forgotten.
[he lays the picture of his sister on his bed, touching her image]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Goodbye, Elizabeth.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Observer Effect (#4.11)" (2005)
[in the decon chamber]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This reminds me of my dorm room at Starfleet Training. Got into a lot of trouble at old STC.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I got kicked out.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: ...Well, you can't stop there!
Ensign Hoshi Sato: In my second month, I... I had a difference of opinion with the Company Commander.
[pause]
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I broke his arm!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Can I ask why?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Poker.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You broke his arm playing cards?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: He tried to shut down a game I was running for some of the recruits and a couple of the training staff.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Hold on. You ran a floating poker game at STC?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: The way the regulations are worded, gambling was an honor violation only if it took place during duty hours. So I ran the game on weekends. One night my CC showed up, tried to sweep all the chips off the table, and I... well, I've a black belt in aikido. I think he was just upset that I hadn't invited him to play.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What happened?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I got a bad conduct discharge.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How the hell did you end up on Enterprise?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Starfleet needed language specialists, more than they needed to make an example out of me. They let me back in on probation and... here I am.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Next time I ask to go on a landing party, talk me out of it, OK?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're usually too stubborn to be talked out of anything. But I'll do my best.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you give up on me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: There's still a bunch of planets out there we haven't seen.

Ensign Hoshi Sato: Seriously, engineering, building things - have you always been good at that?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Mmm... When I was a kid - not so good at building. But I was a terror when it came to taking things apart. My folks used to put all our kitchen appliances on the highest shelves. One Thanksgiving - I've no idea what I was thinking, but, um - I removed every screw from this... big dining room table we had. It was so old, the wood sort of stuck together, so it stayed standing. Until my dad put the turkey down.

Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: The sensations in this host are different from the others. I'm experiencing... physical pain.
Alien inhabiting Ensign Sato: So am I.
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: Why should any species have to endure this weakness?
Alien inhabiting Ensign Sato: Because the desire to overcome it will spur them to move beyond the limitations of the physical world.
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: Maybe that isn't true for all species.
Alien inhabiting Ensign Sato: It was true for us.

[Hoshi is trying to break out of the decon chamber]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You can't break the lock-out code.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Math is just another language.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sweet dreams, Houdini.

[Tucker has just died]
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: I have such respect for you, Captain Archer.
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...Trip?
Alien inhabiting Cmdr. Tucker: Not exactly.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Silent Enemy (#1.12)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: You missed T'Pol's latest bout with chopsticks.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Damn. Dinner *and* a show.

[Tucker's girlfriend has broken up with him]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, they say long-distance relationships never work. Well... this is about as long-distance as you can get.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You looking forward to seeing Earth?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sure. I just... didn't think I'd be seeing it so soon.
Captain Jonathan Archer: This time, we won't be leaving before we're ready.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are your ears a little pointier than usual?

Captain Jonathan Archer: I rushed us out of Spacedock, because I had something to prove. And I risked the lives of... 81 Humans, a Vulcan and a Denobulan to do it.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't forget Porthos.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me ask you something. Do you spend much time with Malcolm?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was in the Armory yesterday for a few hours, swapping out some power relays.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You talk about anything interesting?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Power relays.

Captain Jonathan Archer: If I asked your parents what you like to eat, would they be able to tell me?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are you kiddin'? My mom would give you her recipe for pan-fried catfish and wouldn't let you go till you promised not to screw it up.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you ever rest?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, I can't sleep without the warp engines online. If I don't feel those vibrations, something just doesn't seem right.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, I hope you get 'em fixed soon, because you look like hell.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, with all due respect, Captain, you shouldn't be talking.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (#1.24)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The desert, sir? The heat, the dry air? You know how it sucks the life outta me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What about the two weeks we spent in Australia? We had a great time.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Survival training in the outback? Drinkin' recycled sweat and eatin' snake meat? That's your idea of a great time?

[Archer and Tucker are stuck in a basement within a settlement which is targeted by cannon fire]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So, does the... "great warrior" have any ideas about how we're gettin' outta here?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: T'Pol's ears must be burning.

Captain Jonathan Archer: The warp reactor. Break it down for me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Captain Jonathan Archer: What are the eight major components?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You gotta be kiddin' me.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Name them. That's an order!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, the... there's the drumsticks... thighs... wings... You got anything to eat around here?

[Archer and Tucker are arguing whether 'Xanadu' is admissible in a game of geography, when their shelter is rattled by mortar fire]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: All right, whatever you say. Xanadu's fine!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after crossing the desert and suffering from heat exhaustion] Now this... is my idea of a great time.

Captain Jonathan Archer: You got a fever, Trip. Your heart's racing. You got all the symptoms of heatstroke. If you fall asleep you could lapse into a coma.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A coma. That sounds nice.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Two Days and Two Nights (#1.25)" (2002)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: What should we drink to?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: To us - and... to a well-earned two days and two nights.

[Tucker and Reed are on Risa looking for potential female companions]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What about that one?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [scoffs] Now I know you've been cooped up on a starship for too long.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, what's wrong with her?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, nothing, I suppose. I just wouldn't know which eyes to look into.
[they laugh]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! Now, *she's* interesting.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't think 'she' is the right pronoun. Hm? But if you think it's worth the risk...
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I don't know, maybe I should've brought my scanner with me.

[Tucker and Reed are chatting to two ladies]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Why don't you tell them about the time you saved Enterprise... in your underwear?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, I saved the Captain's life.
Latia Female: I thought you were the captain.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We rotate. He's captain next week.

[Tucker and Reed are being searched for valuables by the "ladies" turned alien thieves]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I hope this isn't their mating ritual.

[Tucker and Reed are tied up in the club's basement]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Wonderful!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You think this is *my* fault?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: You were willing to follow two strange aliens into a basement.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Gorgeous aliens! Don't forget, they were gorgeous!
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: They were male!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Not at first!

[the shore leave party returns to Enterprise in a shuttle pod]
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm guessing you two had an interesting couple of days?
[Tucker and Reed are nodding affirmatively]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Fascinating culture, sir.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What about you, Hoshi? Do anything constructive?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: As a matter of fact, I learned... several new conjugations.
[after spending the past night in bed with an alien]


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cogenitor (#2.22)" (2003)
[In connection with the Vissian cogenitor, Dr. Phlox and Tucker are talking about alien impregnation techniques]
Dr. Phlox: In this case, I imagine the cogenitor provides an enzyme, which facilitates conception.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What do you mean by 'provides'?
Dr. Phlox: Well, first the female has to...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No - no, no, no, don't tell me. I don't think I wanna know.
Dr. Phlox: Oh, well - hm... I have pictures!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Uh, I think I'll pass.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It'll be nice to have a first contact where no one's thinking about charging weapons.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So, you've heard of these cogenitors?
Dr. Phlox: [nods] Not all species are limited to two sexes. In fact, I, er... have it on good authority that the Rigelians have four. Or was it five?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [of the cogenitor] They treat her like a pet. Kept in a room, not taught to read or write, no name. Porthos has a name!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This cogenitor is treated like one of Phlox's leeches. You pull it out of its tank when you need it, then you... throw it back in.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Tri-gender reproduction is not uncommon.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's not what I'm talking about. This is a question of... Human rights.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're not Human.

Vissian Chief Engineer: You might find this difficult to believe, but this polymer is composed of over 200 naturally occurring elements.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's impossible!
Vissian Chief Engineer: I read in your database that you've discovered only 92. I understand how this might seem unnerving.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A lot of things around here do, but, um... I'm trying to keep an open mind.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: These Are the Voyages... (#4.22)" (2005)
[Trip tries to talk Archer out of joining the away mission]
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): You don't need to be puttin' yourself in harm's way. I'm telling you, we can take care of it.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Rigel was the first place we visited, remember? Now it's gonna be the last. Poetic justice. Why should you have all the fun?

[after the away mission]
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): You must be gettin' tired of saving my life.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): I'm glad I didn't take your advice about not coming along.
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): Yeah, you and me both. Then again, you almost got yourself killed down there. Wouldn't have gone over too big at the ceremony.
Capt. Jonathan Archer (hologr.): Signing documents are easy. Training a new engineer... that can be a real pain in the ass.

Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): There's just one other thing I need to tell you. You can all go straight to hell!

Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): I can count on one hand the number of people I trust. I don't mean trust like... 'I trust you aren't lying to me' or, 'I trust you won't steal my money'. I'm talking about the kind of trust where... you know someone's not gonna hurt you, no matter what; where you know they'll always be there for you, no matter how bad things get. You ever know anybody like that?
Commander William T. Riker: [as Chef] Yeah. One or two.

Commander T'Pol (hologram): After speaking with Chef, I realized we may never see each other again.
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): What're you talking about?
Commander T'Pol (hologram): We're taking different assignments. There's no way of knowing...
Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): There's every way of knowing. I can guarantee you we're not gonna lose touch. Stop thinking like that.
Commander T'Pol (hologram): However long it may be... I believe I'm going to miss you.

Cmdr. C. 'Trip' Tucker (hologr.): Been a hell of a run, Malcolm. I never thought it would come to an end.
Lt. Malcolm Reed (hologram): All good things.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Precious Cargo (#2.11)" (2002)
Kaitaama: You don't know who I am, do you?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Should I?
Kaitaama: My family is known on hundreds of worlds.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, I'm afraid Earth isn't one of 'em.

Kaitaama: Is it edible?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [tries the emergency rations] Well... depends how hungry you are.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't worry. I won't make a pass at you.
Kaitaama: The Sovereign Guard would cut off one of your hands.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ah, you must be a fun date.

[Kaitaama returns from the woods with only two handfuls of twigs]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's the best you could do?
Kaitaama: There's very little dry wood.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Keep looking.
[Kaitaama sits down]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What're you waitin' for?
Kaitaama: I'm not your servant. *You*'re the one who was raised in a primitive environment. *You* find the wood.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What's that supposed to mean?
Kaitaama: You're obviously better suited to physical labor.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: In case you haven't noticed, we're not in a palace. You said it yourself, you won't survive without my help, so it seems to me that I'm the one in charge, the king of the swamp! Now get your ass out there and don't come back without an armful of dry wood!
Kaitaama: I should have you imprisoned for speaking to me that way.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You should give me a medal! You'd be dead if it weren't for me.
Kaitaama: I'm beginning to think that would be preferable!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I doubt the commoners back home would complain.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, you were a lot more pleasant in stasis.

Kaitaama: Is your entire species so ill-mannered?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Nope. Just me.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Breaking the Ice (#1.8)" (2001)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about pecan pie] May not be good for the body, but it sure is good for the soul.

[Tucker has decided to tell T'Pol that he'd accidentally read a personal letter of hers]
Captain Jonathan Archer: You might want to take a phase pistol with you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I might need one.

[T'Pol asks Tucker's advice on whether she should accept a prearranged marriage on Vulcan or stay on Enterprise]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What do *you* wanna do?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That is irrelevant.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, it's not, it's very relevant. Do you wanna go back and marry this guy, spend a year with him, ten years, a hundred years, or do you wanna stay on Enterprise?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I have an obligation.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You've got an obligation to yourself. You spent the last year around Humans. If there's one thing you shoulda learned, it's that we're free to make our own decisions. There's a lot to be said for personal choice.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I respect your customs. But this marriage was arranged when you were a kid. A lot's happened since then. People change.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans don't.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Did it ever occur to you that you might have postponed the wedding because subconsciously you wanted to get out of it?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That would imply that my subconscious mind controls my decisions. It doesn't.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It happens to Humans all the time. Maybe you're picking up some of our bad habits.

[last lines]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Captain, with your permission, I'd like to transmit a message to the Ti'Mur, to send to Vulcan.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Go right ahead.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Thank you.
[T'Pol and Tucker exchange a look, then she leaves]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What was that all about?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's personal.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Dawn (#2.13)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about his attempts to communicate with the Arkonian] It's like talking to Porthos.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [from his log entry] For the record - I have learned one thing about him: his name's Zho'Kaan.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to Zho'Kaan] Anything you want to say to the folks back home?
Zho'Kaan: Nohkto.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah... That means 'bad'.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [from his log entry] One piece of good news. It's starting to warm up a little. Dawn is coming.

[Tucker gets hit by a discharge]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Damn it!
Zho'Kaan: "Damn it".
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, looks like we've made some headway in our first contact between Humans and, um... whatever you are. Unfortunately your first word is somethin' you wouldn't wanna use in polite company.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I tell ya, I wouldn't trade my time on Enterprise, not for anything. I've seen things I couldn't have imagined back home. I saw the... Great Plume of Agosoria. And I saw the... ringed moons of Matalas Prime... And I stood on an... asteroid crater, twice as high as Everest. Went diving in the ice caves of Etheenia. Rode in a... Suliban cell ship. Spent the night... I spent the night with a princess. Oh, and I... I even got pregnant once. Now, there's a story. I'm sure you have stories too. That's why we chose this life, right? See things we've never seen before. Hell of a ride, though... Hell of a ride...

[last lines]
Zho'Kaan: Trip... when I fired at your vessel... I'm grateful I didn't destroy it.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That makes two of us.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Andorian Incident (#1.7)" (2001)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The icon in that shrine is perched at an odd angle.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oddly perched, huh? We'd better call Starfleet Command.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That's not all, Captain. The Vulcan elder seems... agitated.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You call that agitated?

Tholos: Stop looking at me!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Okay, okay, don't get your antennas in a twist.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No good deed goes unpunished.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: For people without emotion, you sure have a flair for the dramatic.
[after the Vulcan elder has revealed a secret passage to their catacombs]

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [of the Andorians] Now, *these* guys are agitated.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Canamar (#2.17)" (2003)
Zoumas: Have you ever tried Tojal?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Zoumas: There's nothing like it. But you have to eat it before it cools, otherwise it'll congeal.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [unenthusiastic] Sounds terrific.
Zoumas: It's the first thing I'm gonna have when we're off this ship. - Where d'you think they're taking us?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ask him.
[Zoumas looks doubtfully at the Nausicaan guard]
Zoumas: I'll just wait and see. - The Enolians won't stop looking for us; we'll be fugitives. I was thinking of having my face reconfigured. There's a surgeon on Burala Prime who can do it. He can help you as well.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll take my chances with my own face.
Zoumas: Have you ever been to Burala Prime?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Can't say I have.
Zoumas: If you ever go, avoid the polar islands. The people are friendly, but the cold is unbearable, nothing but ice and glaciers. I was stranded there for three months when some colleagues of mine decided to leave without me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Imagine that.
Zoumas: The day I got lost, that was the worst. Fourteen hours, it took me fourteen hours to find my way back to the outpost. I lost three toes to frostbite. I've walked with a slight limp ever since; not that you notice. I'm gonna get that surgeon to do some work on my foot as well; maybe he can replace the missing toes...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to the Nausicaan] Excuse me - can I change seats?

[the Nausicaan is replacing Tucker's restraints]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is this really necessary? I just saved your skin and you still don't trust me. Do you know how much power flows through those plasma circuits?
Zoumas: [interjecting] How much?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A lot. I could have been electrocuted. Hell, the least you could do is say 'thanks'.
Nausicaan: [sneering] Thanks.
[walks away]
Zoumas: That was nice. It reminds me of the time I was on...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Shut up!

[the guards are giving out some sort of oatmeal]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Anything else on the menu?
Nausicaan: If you don't like it, give it to me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I like it just fine.
Nausicaan: Give it to me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Eat your own.
Nausicaan: You don't listen too well.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Then why don't you save yourself the trouble and stop talking to me?

Captain Jonathan Archer: Hopefully there'll be a judge or... someone on that processing station we can talk to.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And if not?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You might wanna make friends with that Nausicaan.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We can't wait for Enterprise. We've got to try to take control.
[he shoots a glance at the Nausicaan]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Think you can handle him?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, piece of cake.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Prime (#4.21)" (2005)
Commander T'Pol: Her medical readings appear normal.
John Frederick Paxton: There's nothing normal about it.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: She's not an 'it'!

John Frederick Paxton: I need you to refine my targeting system.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You really think I'm gonna help you turn that array into a weapon?
John Frederick Paxton: You really think I'm gonna give you a choice?
[he has Greaves point a gun to T'Pol's head]

John Frederick Paxton: Starfleet's been warned, if that's what concerns you. Now, you can either help me, and a few empty buildings will be destroyed, or you refuse me and millions may die.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You told Starfleet when you're planning to fire the array. And you don't think they're gonna blast this facility off the face of the planet?
John Frederick Paxton: If you are so eager for a blood bath, a blood bath is what you will get.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You ever actually met a Vulcan?
Daniel Greaves: Your friend. She was the first.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If you got to know some, actually took the time to talk with one...
Daniel Greaves: Yeah, well, you obviously did more than talk. And look what you've got for your trouble - some half-Human *thing*?
[Tucker makes a threatening move toward Greaves]
Daniel Greaves: [sneers] Go ahead.
[Tucker hesitates for an instant]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: OK.
[punches Greaves in the face]

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to their daughter] I guess we shouldn't keep calling her 'she'.
Commander T'Pol: Elizabeth.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: My sister would have liked that.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave: Part 1 (#1.26)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're making history with every...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: ...every light year. You know, I think I've heard you say that at least half a dozen times.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Remember Crewman Daniels?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah... I saw him get vaporized by our friend Silik.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Well, for a cloud of vapor, he's one wealth of information.

Captain Jonathan Archer: That last shot should've sealed off the two lower decks. If Daniels is right, there shouldn't be more than 20 Suliban for us to deal with.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is that all?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Enterprise coming back to Earth with its tail tucked between its legs... It'll be Soval's crowning achievement! They'll probably give the sonofabitch some gaudy medal and then cart him off to wherever they send bitter old Vulcans to retire.
Dr. Phlox: Ambassador Soval's service record contains an impressive list of accomplishments.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You have to find some good in everybody, don't you? I gotta tell ya, that's one of your unique qualities... that drives-me-crazy!
Dr. Phlox: [lighthearted] I'll certainly miss your outspoken personality, Mr. Tucker.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I feel like a chef who's just made a meal with ingredients he's never tasted.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fallen Hero (#1.23)" (2002)
[first lines]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Excuse me?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I asked if you...
Captain Jonathan Archer: We heard you... What makes you think we're suffering from a lack of sexual activity?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's my understanding that your mating ritual is effective in easing tension.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That hasn't always been my experience.

[Tucker has put on a Hawaii shirt as a preparation for his shore leave]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: If you're wearing that to impress the women on Risa, you may as well stay on board.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Rule number one: you've got to be seen to get noticed. And I plan on gettin' noticed.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I read those Nuvian masseuses have twelve fingers... on each hand.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You really enjoy this, don't you?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Replacing power couplings? Hardly.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, I mean, having people shoot at us.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If you must know, I much prefer the shooting-back part.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Anomaly (#3.2)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: How's it coming?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Could be better. Creating a stable warp field isn't easy when the laws of physics won't cooperate. The Cochrane Equation, it's not constant here. The problem's in the quantum variables. Every time I try to compensate, the spatial gradients get thrown out of whack. Either we get away from these anomalies, or we're gonna have to rewrite the book on warp theory. And I don't have to tell you how long it took Zefram Cochrane the first time around. -... - Now, where's Isaac Newton when you need him?

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Every species we run into seems to be gunning for us. We might as well paint a giant bull's-eye on the hull.

[Tucker is complaining about sleeplessness, but doesn't want to spend too much time on neuropressure sessions with T'Pol]
Dr. Phlox: There is another treatment that might be helpful.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: All right, what've you got?
[Phlox presents a jar with eel-like creatures]
Dr. Phlox: Aldebaran mud leeches!
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [apprehensive] What am I supposed to do with them?
Dr. Phlox: Place one on your chest and one on your abdomen an hour before going to bed. Their secretions act as a natural sedative. Oh, er, please, be careful to sleep on your back. If you roll over, you might anger them.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe an hour a night with T'Pol isn't so bad.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: You finished rewriting the physics books?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't think I'll be taking home the Nobel Prize any time soon.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This mission, whether it succeeds or not, is looking like a one-way ticket all the time.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 1 (#4.1)" (2004)
[Mayweather's and Tucker's shuttlepod is attacked by 1940s fighter aircraft]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Those are P-51s! I've seen them at air shows.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't think this is an air show.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: We should run a complete diagnostic. Start with the sensor array.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This isn't a damn sensor glitch! We just pulled three .50 caliber bullets from the shuttlepod hull. And spare us the official Vulcan position about time travel. We are 200 years in the past. Face it!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was just... all set to get home. I wasn't expecting to be in the middle of another 'situation'.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: None of us were. I was also looking forward to going home. I thought perhaps I would return to Vulcan. It's been some time since I was there.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sounds nice. I was gonna lay on a different beach every week for two months. The only thing to figure out was whether to start in Tahiti or in Cancun.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Artillery.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Hard to believe we're only a few kilometers from New York City.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's hard to believe this is Earth.

[Silik has escaped from Enterprise in a shuttlepod]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Thing I can't understand - why'd he go to the trouble of saving my life? He pulled me out of the launch bay before he depressurized it.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Another item on our list of things to ponder.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Zero Hour (#3.24)" (2004)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Has it occurred to you what's going to happen if Captain Archer fails? If Earth is destroyed?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Every day.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Good. Then you've already come to the conclusion that without Humanity, there's no one to combat these Sphere Builders. Their Expanse will continue to grow, encompassing one system after another, including Vulcan. Your world is no longer the only one in jeopardy.

Dr. Phlox: It's time for you to work your magic, Mr. Tucker; within five minutes, everyone on this ship is going to start dying!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No pressure.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to T'Pol] My skin's healing faster than yours. I guess you Vulcans aren't so tough after all.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You look nice like this - kinda like an old oil painting.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: ...I'm not old. I will only be 66 years old on my next birthday.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe you told me that.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You accused me of looking old!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's not what I mean. I've been trying to get you to tell me your age since we left Spacedock. Why now?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: To Vulcans, certain... information is considered intimate.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Intimate? Hm...

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: It's done.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Done?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain Archer destroyed the weapon.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Where is he? Is he okay?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain didn't make it, Trip.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Affliction (#4.15)" (2005)
Commander T'Pol: Are you leaving because of me?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, Starfleet's approved the transfer.
Commander T'Pol: You didn't answer my question.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [sighs] This may come as a shock; but not everything in my life revolves around you.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was gettin' a little too comfortable on Enterprise. Got a lot of friends over there, but... sometimes it's easier to work with people who are just colleagues.
[on the reason why he accepted the transfer to Columbia]

Captain Erika Hernandez: Commander - drop by the quartermaster's at the end of your shift.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ma'am?
Captain Erika Hernandez: Might wanna...
[she pats her Columbia badge]
Captain Erika Hernandez: ...update your uniform.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't know who's in charge of your mess hall, but he could give the chef on Enterprise a run for his money.
Captain Erika Hernandez: I stole him from the Republic. Captain Jennings said I could have anything I wanted when I left. So I took his cook.

[in a barren, white environment]
Commander T'Pol: Why are you here?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was about to ask you the same thing. Is this a daydream?
Commander T'Pol: I'm meditating. This is where I go in my mind.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well... I would have thought you'd pick a more interesting place. Like the beach, or... or one of those Fire Plains you showed me.
Commander T'Pol: Please leave.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Exactly where am I supposed to go?
Commander T'Pol: Away.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This is *my* daydream. *You* go away!


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Rogue Planet (#1.18)" (2002)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do Vulcan captains have their portraits hanging at the High Command?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans are revered for their accomplishments, not for the way they look.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Except for the really important ones, who get mummified.

Lt. Malcolm Reed: I'm picking up a power signature near the equator. There's a ship down there.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Try to hail them.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: No response.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe they wanna be left alone. A single ship on a dark planet? Maybe they're on their honeymoon.

[Tucker and Reed are preparing to go camping on the planet]
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If the bugs glow in the dark, at least you can tell when they crawl into your sleeping bag.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: One more reason I am happy to spend the night in my own bunk. Anyway, it's the things you can't see that I'd be worried about.
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Like those bore worms.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Bore worms?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Apparently they crawl into your ear to lay their eggs. Have a nice night!

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Trip, have you ever known me to do anything foolish, I mean, really foolish?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I remember a poker game at Jupiter Station once. Other than that...
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Last night I walked into an alien jungle, alone, chasing a woman who... couldn't possibly have been there.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That might qualify.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: Do you know any poetry?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You mean besides "There was a young lady from Ipswich"?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: E² (#3.21)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Come on - you gotta admit, you've been avoiding me ever since the two of us... You know, when we...
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Had sexual relations?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Wow, it's real romantic when you put it that way.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Only in the Expanse could I have a son who's nearly three times my age.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to T'Pol] Who would've thought - you and me, huh? Lorian says we're gonna be married in a traditional Vulcan ceremony. It's gonna take me weeks to learn to pronounce the vows. You know where we're gonna have our honeymoon? Cargo bay 3.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I should've known this was a mistake.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Exploring Human sexuality with you. You're obviously unable to have a physical relationship without developing an emotional attachment.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, all the other women on board must've been taken. 'cause I can't imagine any other reason why I would've married someone as stubborn as you.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to 100-year-old Lorian] Take some advice from your old man. You don't wanna do this.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Singularity (#2.9)" (2002)
[Reed is searching for a name for his security protocol, while Tucker is working on a design for Archer's chair]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Do you think a cup-holder's too much?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I beg your pardon?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: For the Captain's chair. He just wanted the seat adjusted, but I figured, as long as I'm working on it...
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Just what the Captain needs in a crisis - a place to rest his beverage.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm also upgrading the status displays. He'll be able to access tactical data from the armrest.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If you really want to improve tactical readiness, why don't you help me with this protocol?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm a little busy right now, Malcolm.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: It's a chair!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's the Captain's chair! It's just as important as your... Reed alert.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: 'Reed alert' - that's not bad...

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I know you don't think this chair is important, but you're wrong. What's the most critical component on this ship? The main computer? The warp reactor? Uh-uh. It's the crew! And the most important member of the crew is the Captain. He makes life and death decisions every day, and the last thing he needs to be thinking in a critical situation is "Gee, I wish this chair wasn't such a pain in the ass!"

[Archer reads to Tucker the first lines of his preface]
Captain Jonathan Archer: What do you think?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sounds good.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me read you the rest.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I really need to get to work on this.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's just a few more pages.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How many more?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Nineteen.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: *Nine-teen*? Are you writin' the preface or the book?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I've got a lot to say.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No kiddin'.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's that supposed to mean?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I may, sir, it's a little long-winded.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're lucky you're a decent engineer; because you obviously don't know anything about writing!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not the only one.

[Reed has given Tucker two options for his new alert signal]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Which do you prefer?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: For what?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: A tactical alert!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: They both sound like a bag full of cats.

[Tucker deposits the sensor interface T'Pol has requested for her research, and turns to leave]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'll need your assistance with this.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Weren't you listening to me? I don't have time to cater to your whims. You want to get your name immortalized in the Vulcan database? Get someone else to help you do it.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Countdown (#3.23)" (2004)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Captain told the Aquatics we could disable these spheres.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And I'm trying not to make a liar out of him.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Really?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What do you mean by that?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You've dismissed all of my proposals.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: When you come up with one that doesn't involve blowin' ourselves up, I'll be a little more enthusiastic.

[T'Pol and Tucker are analyzing the data from the sphere]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: This could be a command subroutine.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And it could be a letter to Santa Claus.

[T'Pol has considered joining Starfleet formally]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Can you imagine the look on Soval's face when he sees her in a Starfleet uniform? Please, let me be there!

[Archer, Reed and some MACOs are about to take up pursuit of the Xindi weapon in Degra's ship]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Malcolm, hang on! Bring me back a piece of that weapon - a souvenir.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: With pleasure.

Captain Jonathan Archer: When we're finished, we'll meet you at the rendezvous coordinates.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We'll be there. - Captain... Good luck.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Harbinger (#3.15)" (2004)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I've noticed that you and Corporal Cole have become somewhat friendly.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Friendly?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Last week, you were eating together in the mess hall, and in the training session yesterday, she touched your behind.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [chuckles, embarrassed] You've been keeping a pretty close eye on us.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're hard to miss.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: And why were you giving Amanda Cole neuro-pressure anyway?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What's it to you?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, from what I'm told, it's a pretty intimate procedure - for 'just friends'.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I do it with T'Pol. Are you implying there's something going on there as well?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: That's the rumor.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Look - for the last time: there's nothin' going on with any of us - between any of us.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Right. You're all... just friends.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's right.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Huh... I guess this Vulcan neuro-pressure isn't that intimate after all.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Exactly.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: In that case... I've a nasty little pain just...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Just drop it!

[Tucker and T'Pol in another neuro-pressure session]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You aren't saying much tonight. Don't tell me you're still upset about me and Amanda.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: No, I'm not upset.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sure sounds like it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're mistaken.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Why would a few neuro-pressure sessions between me and a MACO be such a big deal? Unless...
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Unless what?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Unless you're... a little jealous.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I don't experience jealousy.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're doing a pretty fair imitation of it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I am not, in any way, jealous of you and Corporal Cole.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, your voice is tensing up. It's a dead giveaway.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I didn't know you were an expert in vocal inflections.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't need to be an expert to read you. Come on, admit it. You're a little jealous.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're implying that I'm attracted to you?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That kinda goes along with the assumption, doesn't it?

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [about Tucker's clone Sim] He said he had feelings for me.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: He told you that?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Standing right there.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What the hell was he doing in your room?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Your voice is tensing up.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, now you're the vocal expert?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I don't need to be an expert to read you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe this. I'm... I'm jealous... of-of myself?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You're jealous?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, absolutely not. - Ok, maybe. Maybe I am - a little.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Which would mean you're attracted to me.
[Tucker looks at her quizzically]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: It goes with the assumption.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That target practice was somethin'. Sure looked a lot easier than it was.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: You don't say.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ah, come on. Your score got a lot better as the session went on.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I started picturing Hayes's head in place of the target.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You two really ought to declare a truce.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Oh, no. This is a fight to the death.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Babel One (#4.12)" (2005)
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after a conversation with a few Tellarites] You know, I like these people more 'n I thought I would. They don't hold anything back. It's refreshing. Speaking your mind for a change.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You don't feel free to speak your mind with the rest of us?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, you know what I mean.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [surly] No. Maybe you'd like to explain it to me.
[Tucker gives T'Pol a baffled look]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [gruffly] Why don't you change your uniform before you stink up the place?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [bewildered, then realizing] Ah, practicing your Tellarite. Y'know, I get it.
[Archer gives him a stern look. Tucker looks unsure, then walks out]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [smiles] When in Rome...
Commander T'Pol: I beg your pardon?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Forget it.

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: So, I understand our First Officer's no longer married.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah...?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I was wondering what your intentions were.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, who are you, her father?

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: There's nothing going on between us anymore, if you're interested.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: That's not why I asked.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, you said she had an awfully nice bum.

[while on board an alien ship, Reed has lost most of his air supply]
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll try to get their life support online.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Right. With our luck, they probably breathe fluorine.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Aenar (#4.14)" (2005)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, when I was on that ship with Malcolm... I was convinced I was gonna die. You ever been there?
Commander T'Pol: Since Enterprise was launched, we've all been near death, on more than one occasion.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not talking close scrapes. I mean... when you're in a bad situation and... you know this is it, there's no way out. And... you have time to think about it.
Commander T'Pol: In the Expanse, when we were attempting to destroy Sphere 41, I didn't believe we'd survive.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What went through your mind?
Commander T'Pol: Whether or not to transfer auxiliary power to the deflector array. Why do you ask?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to the telepresence unit] I want to be the first one to try it out.
Commander T'Pol: You're not telepathic. It wouldn't be a true measure of the unit's effectiveness.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, at least we'll find out if it causes brain damage.

[Tucker is concerned about T'Pol using the telepresence unit]
Dr. Phlox: Commander - she's doing her job.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: She's gonna hurt herself.
Dr. Phlox: Take my advice. Don't interfere.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe I'm getting this from you now. Or has everyone on this ship got crazy?
Dr. Phlox: Not everyone.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, I'm crazy.
Dr. Phlox: It's not your fault. As far as I know, there are no species in the galaxy that mastered the art of mixing, er... romance and vocation.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What the hell am I gonna do?
Dr. Phlox: This is one ailment that is universally untreatable. You'll have to suffer through it.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Front (#1.11)" (2001)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I always knew we'd be meeting people from other planets, but... other centuries?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So, I take it your brother isn't really an orbital engineer at Jupiter Station.
Temporal Agent Daniels: Actually, I don't have a brother.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And you didn't grow up in Illinois.
Temporal Agent Daniels: Oh, I'm from a place called Illinois, sir. Just not the one you're familiar with.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's good to know Earth will still be around in 900 years.
Temporal Agent Daniels: That depends on how you define Earth.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, we've got a little pool going in Engineering, where we try to guess how far the ship will travel each day. I don't suppose you could give me a tip on tomorrow's distance?

[T'Pol has doubts about Daniels being a time traveler]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I thought you scientists were supposed to keep an open mind.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: There's a difference between keeping an open mind and believing something because you want it to be true.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What the hell's that supposed to mean?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (#4.18)" (2005)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You don't want to end up like me, do ya? I've absorbed enough delta rays to guarantee my grandchildren glow in the dark.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to the warp reactor] They say for every year you spend next to one of these things, you lose a decade of your life expectancy. Which means I'll probably be dead by the end of the week.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I did you a favor once.
Lt. Commander T'Pol: We agreed never to discuss that.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And I haven't.
Lt. Commander T'Pol: I'd hardly call it a favor. You enjoyed yourself.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Several times, as I recall. So, how many years is it until your pon farr comes around again?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're gonna regret what you did!
Lt. Commander T'Pol: Threats are illogical.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Demons (#4.20)" (2005)
Commander T'Pol: Trip, the moment Phlox said that the child was ours, I knew it was true.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: But you said you'd never been...
Commander T'Pol: I haven't.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Then what are you saying?
Commander T'Pol: I can't explain how it exits, but I know it does. There's a child out there, and it's ours.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How do you know that?
Commander T'Pol: I'm Vulcan.

Dr. Phlox: [referring to the child] Vulcan and Human physiology are not all that dissimilar. From the evidence I have, there's no reason to believe she's anything but perfectly healthy.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's good to hear.
Dr. Phlox: You'll also be interested to know she has your eyes, and T'Pol's ears.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You know, my father always wanted a granddaughter. Bugged my sister about it constantly.
Dr. Phlox: It seems he got his wish.

[T'Pol has been captured by Greaves]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [trying to attack Greaves] What did you do to her?
Daniel Greaves: Not nearly enough.
John Frederick Paxton: It's not worth it, Romeo. Juliet's in good hands.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shadows of P'Jem (#1.15)" (2002)
[Captain Sopek has asked for T'Pol, in order to take her back to Vulcan]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: She's not here either. She and the Captain were on their way to the capital city when they were kidnapped.
Captain Sopek: How convenient.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm telling you, they were kidnapped.
Captain Sopek: How do you know this?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe the ransom demand we just received gave us a clue! They threatened to kill 'em both if we didn't give 'em what they want.
Captain Sopek: It would be irrational to kill the hostages. They would lose their negotiating position.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe we're not dealing with the most rational people down there, did you consider that?

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Sir, I've got a rescue team standing by in the launch bay.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Hold on, Malcolm. We don't even know if this is our pod. I don't wanna go down and find it's some... alien tractor.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We met up with some old friends down here - Andorians. Apparently one of them thinks he owes you a favor.
Captain Jonathan Archer: He couldn't have picked a better time.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: One of the people guarding you is working with them. When he unties you, head for the gate. It's about twenty meters from the building you're in. Until he shows up, just sit tight.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That won't be a problem.
[Archer and T'Pol are tightly bound]

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm gettin' real sick of being cut off.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Dead Stop (#2.4)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We're explorers. Where's your spirit of adventure?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I left it in a Romulan minefield.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to station computer] On my world, we have an expression: "Customer is always right." Maybe you should make that part of your program.

[Tucker inspects the space dock's analysis of Enterprise's damages]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [pointing at an area of the simulation] I'll be damned. We scratched the hull right there, a year ago. I bumped it with the inspection pod, remember?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I thought I told you to have that repainted.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I was gettin' around to it.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I want to know how someone files a grievance around here.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Stigma (#2.14)" (2003)
[Trip feels that he is being seduced by Dr. Phlox' wife Feezal]
Commander Tucker: You gotta understand, I've been a perfect gentleman; absolutely nothing's happened. She's trying to... She's, she's, um... making advances, if you know what I mean.
Dr. Phlox: [intrigued] Sexual advances?
Commander Tucker: I'm afraid so.
Dr. Phlox: [delighted] Has she offered to give you a rose petal bath?
Commander Tucker: No, no. No, nothing like that.
Dr. Phlox: Oh, any man would be a fool to ignore the romantic overtures of a healthy Denobulan woman! Don't you find her attractive?
Commander Tucker: Oh, sure. I-I mean, no, she's your wife!
Dr. Phlox: What does that have to do with it?
Commander Tucker: She's your wife?
Dr. Phlox: Oh, nonsense! Nonsense! You're too concerned with Human morality. I thought you wanted to learn about new cultures. Isn't that why you joined Starfleet?
Commander Tucker: Why, of course it is! But I was brought up believing you don't play around with another man's wife. I don't think I'm ever gonna change my mind about that.
Dr. Phlox: As you wish. Your loss.

[Feezal is stroking her foot along Tucker's leg]
Feezal: [referring to an earlier comment from Sato] I wasn't exactly... pulling your leg, was I?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No. Not exactly.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [embarrassed] Look, uh... uh, I'm very flattered, but... aren't you a married woman?
Feezal: I'm a woman. And that's all that matters, isn't it?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well - I've got to get back to my warp engine. The... plasma's running a little hot.
Feezal: I know how it feels.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Future Tense (#2.16)" (2003)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If Daniels came here and offered you a chance to go to the 31st century - you wouldn't take it?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Some things are better left to mystery.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: And you called yourself an explorer.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Where is the fun in exploring if you know how it all turns out?

Ensign Travis Mayweather: [of the mysterious traveler] We're more than thirty light years from the nearest trade route. I don't see how he could have made it out this far.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Maybe he got a ride from someone.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's got to be a world record for hitchhiking.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Suppose you could look into some... future book, find out the name of the woman you're gonna marry. Would you wanna know it?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Absolutely. Think of all the awkward first dates I could avoid.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Fine. So, one day you meet Jane Doe. You go out a few times, and you pop the question. She says 'I do', and the two of you live happily ever after.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Sounds perfect.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now - did you marry her for love... or because some book told you to?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, if we're happily ever after, what difference does it make?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, if I had a chance to see the past, I'd jump at it. I always wanted to meet a stegosaurus.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: He'd probably make a quick meal of you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The stegosaurus was an herbivore.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If I could travel back in time, I know exactly what year I'd pick: 1588.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What happened in 1588?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: England defeated the Spanish Armada.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, I'm sure someone named Reed had a lot to do with that.
[Trip and Malcolm pull a piece off the ship. Time rewinds and they re-enter the room]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I had a chance to see the past, I'd jump at it. I always wanted to meet a stegosaurus.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: He'd probably make a quick meal of you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The stegosaurus was an herbivore.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: It seems like we were just in here...
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [dismissing the thought] If I could travel back, I know exactly what year I'd pick.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: 1588.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How'd I know you were gonna say that?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I think we're spending far too much time together.
[Trip and Malcolm pull a piece off the ship. Time rewinds and they re-enter the room]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, if I had a chance to see the past, I'd jump at it.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I always wanted to meet a stegosaurus.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: He'd probably make a... quick meal of you.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Stegosaurus was a herbivore...


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Bound (#4.17)" (2005)
Commander Tucker: Try to divert some of the power from the grav-plating!
[to the crew]
Commander Tucker: We're gonna be a little lighter on our feet!
[to himself]
Commander Tucker: What the hell, I've been meaning to lose a few pounds.

[T'Pol has told Tucker that they share a psychic bond]
Commander Tucker: So, if we're bonded... what does this have to do with me not being affected by the Orions?
Commander T'Pol: I'm immune to the pheromones because of my Vulcan physiology.
Commander Tucker: And you're making me immune?
Commander T'Pol: Apparently.
Commander Tucker: Well... I don't know whether to be relieved or... really worried.

Navaar: Commander Tucker. I'm impressed. I'm beginning to see who's the true master of this vessel.
Commander Tucker: Oh, save it. Captain Archer runs this ship. You're sweet-talking the wrong guy.

Captain Jonathan Archer: It almost sounded like you were making a joke.
Commander Tucker: At least trying to make one.
Commander T'Pol: I assure you, if I ever decide to make a joke, you'll know about it.
Commander Tucker: There it is again.
Captain Jonathan Archer: T'Pol, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were picking up some of Trip's bad habits.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Vox Sola (#1.22)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: I don't suppose it'd be practical to put a pool on the ship?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh... I wouldn't want to be taking a swim if the gravity plating went offline.

[a delegation of Kreetassans have been offended on Enterprise. Sato tries to ask them in their language about the cause]
Ensign Hoshi Sato: [analyzing their answer with the universal translator] "You eat like you mate"?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You sure that thing's working?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, this is one for the books: briefest first contact.

[a few crew members, including Archer and Tucker, are tangled up and gradually absorbed in an alien's web]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: When Zefram Cochrane... talked about new life and new civilization... do you think this is what he meant?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Azati Prime (#3.18)" (2004)
[Tucker and Mayweather are trying to figure out the controls of the Xindi shuttle]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: I think I found reverse.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Great. But unless we plan to fly in ass-first, we better figure out how to make it go forward.

[Mayweather accidentally rams the Enterprise with the Xindi shuttle]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sorry!
Captain Jonathan Archer: No problem. I'll send you the bill.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: Dismissed.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Dismissed?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Get out.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Give 'em hell, Captain.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Kir'Shara (#4.9)" (2004)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Have you told Starfleet you're planning to warn the Andorians?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Have you any idea what the Admiral will do when he finds out?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll save you a seat at my court martial.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Lieutenant Reed appeared unsettled.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Some of the crew're wondering if I'm doing the right thing. Can't say I blame 'em. I'm not so sure myself.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I have no doubt Captain Archer would pursue the same course of action.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's what I keep telling myself.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Open a channel.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: To who?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: The nebula.

Commander Shran: I just spoke with the Imperial Guard. They're redeploying our forces.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to Soval] Now you believe him. What changed your mind?
Commander Shran: A lesser man would have told me what I wanted to hear, even if it wasn't true. There's been too much suspicion, too many lies, on both sides.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Hatchery (#3.17)" (2004)
[the crew is examining a Xindi-Insectoid ship]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: My father'd love to get a look at this place. He's fascinated by insects - always filling the house up with bugs he's collected. Drives my mother crazy.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe we can bring home something new for his collection.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I think it's time we threw the rule book out the window.

Captain Jonathan Archer: We can't afford to play it safe anymore. This mission's too important.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This mission is to save Earth - not an alien hatchery.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How're you feeling?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Oh, I've been better. You sure you had that pistol set to stun?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Council (#3.22)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is it my imagination, or are you losing weight?
Dr. Phlox: A-haha! I was hoping someone might notice.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, I'm not the only one. Hoshi commented on it last week.
Dr. Phlox: Well, I'm pleased to see that my efforts are yielding results.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What's your secret?
Dr. Phlox: A Denaxian tapeworm. It attaches itself to the lower intestinal tract and absorbs nutrients from...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Hold on, hold on! You have a worm inside you?
Dr. Phlox: It's perfectly harmless. I hardly notice it at all.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How are you gonna get it out?
Dr. Phlox: I insert a standard V-probe into my...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, no, no, no, no! Never mind.
Dr. Phlox: Well, it's a simple procedure.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm sure it is, Doc. I just don't wanna lose my appetite.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Do me a favor, don't try to get on my good side.
Degra: Look, I understand you and I will always be enemies.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You got that right.
Degra: I can't change what happened to your sister, or any of the seven million. But I'm risking my life, I'm risking the lives of my family, I've killed members of my own species, all because I'm trying to save both our worlds!

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ever since the attack on Earth, all I've thought about is gettin' back at whoever was responsible.
Dr. Phlox: And now we are making peace with them.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, I've gotten used to the anger. It's gonna be like... I don't know, losing an old friend.
Dr. Phlox: You have other friends.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't believe I actually feel bad about Degra. Twenty-four hours ago, I would've been celebrating.
Captain Jonathan Archer: A lot can happen in a day.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Augments (#4.6)" (2004)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: [referring to the Klingons, upon entering their space] Is there something we can do to keep from showing up on their sensors?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I could paint a Bird-of-Prey on the hull.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to T'Pol] It's not like we would have made an ideal couple. A Vulcan and a Human? Romeo and Juliet probably stood a better chance.

Dr. Arik Soong: How long can we sustain warp 5?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: As long as the Captain wants it. Or until we blow up, whichever comes first.

Dr. Arik Soong: [to T'Pol] Sorry about that business with the Orions. Hope you weren't permanently injured.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [stern] Why don't you stay focused on what you're doing?
Dr. Arik Soong: Whooh! Someone's a little protective of Commander T'Pol.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I just don't like you very much.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Crossing (#2.18)" (2003)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Captain, look at this. The atmosphere is changing: 76% nitrogen, 21% oxygen.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Somebody seems to know what we like to breathe.

Captain Jonathan Archer: I need you to get those engines back online.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll see what I can do.

Captain Jonathan Archer: [of Tucker] He said he had some kind of out-of-body experience.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't forget Florida, Captain. I don't care how far away it is. I was there.

Captain Jonathan Archer: Let me know if you... take another trip to Tarpon Beach.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Tarpon Springs. I'll keep you posted.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Acquisition (#1.19)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Just because a guy's in his underwear, you think the worst.
[on T'Pol's startled reaction regarding his outfit]

[Archer and Tucker are staging a drama show for the Ferengi]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll show you the vault.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trip?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Leave the women here, and I'll let you have the gold.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not another word, Commander, that's an order!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm not letting 'em take my wife!
Ulis: Wife?
Krem: She's not the one with the pointy ears, is she?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No. Her name's Hoshi. And you're gonna keep your filthy hands off her! Do we have a deal?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You take them anywhere near that vault and I'll throw you in the brig for insubordination.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You don't give a damn about this crew. All you care about is your precious gold.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm warning you, Trip.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're a greedy son of a bitch!
Captain Jonathan Archer: What's your wife worth? Five bars of gold, maybe six? Let them take Hoshi, and I'll give you ten.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What?
Captain Jonathan Archer: All right, fifteen!
[Tucker charges at Archer with a roar and continues the discussion in a brawl]

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sorry, fellas. Bank must be closed today.
[after all Ferengi have been put out of commission]


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Xindi (#3.1)" (2003)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Doctor injected you with a placebo. He sent you here because he wanted me to persuade you to try Vulcan neuropressure. As I predicted, it was a pointless exercise.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Why didn't he just ask me?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: He did. You refused.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, so this... whole thing was just a setup?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The Doctor knows how intransigent you can be.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Intransigent?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Unwilling to compromise.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I know what it means. But it just so happens, it's not true. I'm as willing to compromise as anyone else.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Then take off your shirt.

[Tucker is administering neuropressure to T'Pol]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Little closer together... Harder... Harder...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I push any harder I'll knock you over.

[the containers in one of the cargo bays keep flying from one wall to another]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any volatile material in those containers?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I would've known by now.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon (#2.20)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We're gonna be showing the three greatest horror movies ever made: 'Frankenstein', 'Bride of Frankenstein', and 'Son of Frankenstein'. We might even throw in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein'.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I have no interest in horror movies.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How do you know if you've never seen one? You don't have to see all of 'em, just... come the first night. I promise, you'll like it. Reanimated life forms, science run amok - they're right up your alley.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: [about 'Frankenstein'] From my perspective, this was the story of an individual persecuted by humans because he was different.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's one way of looking at it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: In many ways, the film seemed quite prophetic. The reaction of the villagers, for example; it was similar to the reception Vulcans received after landing on Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: [snorts] I don't recall anyone greeting a Vulcan Ambassador with torches and pitchforks.

Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm going to recommend that Ambassador Soval watch the film.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're kiddin'.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I believe it would help Vulcans who've recently arrived on Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe inviting her to movie night wasn't such a great idea.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: On the contrary, I'm looking forward to 'Bride of Frankenstein'.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fusion (#1.17)" (2002)
[Trip and Kov are talking over lunch]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Where'd you hear that?
Kov: A Vulcan anthropologist told me he'd seen the ritual during an Earth expedition.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: They're not trying to *kill* the quarterback. They're just trying to keep him from throwing the ball or running with it. It's only a game, not a fight to the death.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I've learned about your marriage customs, how your parents arrange the whole thing when you're young, stuff like that. But... what about... you know...
Kov: Ah, you mean sex?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [hemming and hawing] It's not a topic I've heard Vulcans discuss.
Kov: Well, we do have it if that's what you're asking.

[Tucker is trying to persuade Kov to contact his father, who is dying. After failing with the direct approach, he tells Kov instead about a girl he once had a crush on]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's been more than twenty years, and I'm still kickin' myself for not asking that girl to dance. You probably don't know this, but... regret is one of the strongest emotions, and... one of the saddest. I have a feeling you haven't had a brush with it yet; but it sounds to me like... you're pretty close. That's something you might want to avoid.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Catwalk (#2.12)" (2002)
[the crew is watching a western movie]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Did that guy shoot one of his own men?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: It's hard to tell them apart in those ridiculous hats.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: The dead man was secretly working for Sheriff Boggs.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: How do you know that?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Isn't it obvious?

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Would you like to try out the Captain's chair?
[he indicates a cylindrical container]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Maybe later.

[the senior officers are playing cards with rather crude antes]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I see your strawberry shortcake... and I'll raise you... one pineapple cobbler.
[he puts a small package in the middle of the table, as does Ensign Sato]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Broccoli?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: I'm out of desserts.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cease Fire (#2.15)" (2003)
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't like pushing the engines this hard. The injectors are running 110 percent.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're rated for 120.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah, and my underwear is flame-retardant. That doesn't mean I'm gonna light myself on fire to prove it.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: T'Pol said that territorial compromise they were talking about... took eight years to work out.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I'll try to speed things up this time.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: We wanna be involved in any rescue operation.
Muroc: We have more experience in these matters.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I know. I once saw one of your commando units blast the hell out of a rebel compound during a rescue mission.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Expanse (#2.26)" (2003)
Capt. Jonathan Archer: When I got this job, commanding the first warp 5 ship was about as big a responsibility as I could've imagined. Then we began running into so many... bad guys. And I had to start thinking more about the safety of 83 people.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: And now the stakes have gotten a lot bigger.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Weight of the world, Trip.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Literally.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: To Henry Archer. I wonder what he would have thought if he knew his engine was gonna help save the human race.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I can't wait to get in there, Captain - find the people who did this. And tell me we won't be tiptoeing around. None of that non-interference crap T'Pol's always shoving down our throats. Maybe it's a good thing she's leaving.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: We'll do what we have to, Trip... Whatever it takes.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forge (#4.7)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Captain, what if something goes wrong down there?
Captain Jonathan Archer: It already has.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [to Soval] If you really want Humans and Vulcans to work together someday... you might start thinking about trusting us.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [handing Tucker a data module] This shows the gaps in our satellite surveillance, when beam-ins can't be detected.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm thinking we're not exactly cleared to have this.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Have what, Commander? All I see is a Starfleet data module.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Home (#4.3)" (2004)
[T'Pol has decided to marry Koss]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm sorry.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're sorry? You brought me sixteen light years just to watch you get married to someone you barely know.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: So, this is where you grew up. It's not like I imagined.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Meaning?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, it... it's beautiful.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Vulcans appreciate beauty.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, I had no doubt about that. You always were a snazzy dresser.

T'Les: I know that you're romantically involved with my daughter. There's no logic in denying it. How long have you been attracted to her?
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [sighs] I knew we had... some kind of chemistry the first time we got into an argument. I never had fun arguing with anyone before. I got the impression T'Pol wasn't gonna say anything to you.
T'Les: She didn't. I'm her mother.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Breach (#2.21)" (2003)
[Reed, Tucker and Mayweather are examining the entrance of a cave]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What have you got?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Nothing... but three Humans, one of which is not entirely convinced we're going in the right direction.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Uh, make that two.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If you don't start moving in the next five seconds, I'm gonna take my phase pistol and shoot you in the ass!

[Tucker and Reed have to leave Mayweather behind after he got injured while climbing in a cave]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Thanks for getting us this far.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You'll be all right.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Respectfully, sir - it's not me that I'm worried about.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Daedalus (#4.10)" (2005)
[Trip and Dr. Erickson are talking about the invention of the transporter]
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Is it true you were the first person to go through?
Dr. Emory Erickson: I wasn't about to let anyone else do it.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Ah, you must've been scared.
Dr. Emory Erickson: Terrified. That original transporter took a full minute and a half to cycle through. Felt like a year. You could actually feel yourself being taken apart, put back together. When I materialized, first thing I did was lose my lunch.
[Trip laughs]
Dr. Emory Erickson: Second thing I did was get stone drunk. Trick I learned from Zefram Cochrane. Now, there was a man who knew the benefits of a little "liquid courage".

[with his experiments, Dr. Erickson has put Enterprise and its entire crew at risk, much to Trip's disapproval]
Dr. Emory Erickson: I'm disappointed that you think less of me.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You liked me better when I worshiped your shadow?
Dr. Emory Erickson: Yes.
[Tucker looks at him awkwardly]
Dr. Emory Erickson: It's an honest answer.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'd think you'd be out of practice.
Dr. Emory Erickson: You may wanna reserve judgment on my actions until you've lost a son.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I *have* lost someone close. And I'd do almost anything to get her back - except put other people in danger.

Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: At least my warp engines still need me.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Impulse (#3.5)" (2003)
Ensign Travis Mayweather: [after a bumpy landing on an unsteady asteroid] I hope you won't write that landing up in your log.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are you kiddin'? I'm gonna recommend they give you a medal.

[Tucker and Phlox are discussing the possible identity of the murderer in a movie]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps we should watch and find out.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Part of the fun of a mystery is trying to solve it before it ends, using logic. You of all people should appreciate that.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Then use logic more quietly.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fight or Flight (#1.3)" (2001)
Dr. Phlox: Humans are so unpredictable. Have you seen the quantities of food Crewman Namod consumes?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: ...Not really.
Dr. Phlox: Have you smelled Ensign Socorro after she exercises?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Er...
Dr. Phlox: She gives off a fragrance not unlike the adrenal gland of a Nausicaan. And, uh, Crewmen Bennett and Haynem over there, do you see them? If I'm not mistaken, they are preparing to mate.
[Tucker tries to appear uninvolved]
Dr. Phlox: Do you think they might let me watch?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's good to see you're enjoying yourself.

[T'Pol has detected a vessel drifting in space]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe we should go have a look.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: If you insist on allowing your curiosity to dictate your actions.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We insist.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Fortunate Son (#1.10)" (2001)
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Never thought I'd see a Y-class running from any ship I was on. When I was growing up on the Horizon, anything that happened on board, you handled yourself. If someone on the crew got into a fight, you just worked it out. You took care of your own. If Starfleet suddenly showed up and told my father what he could and couldn't do on his own ship...
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Things are changing. Ryan's gonna have to figure that out.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Maybe he already has, and just doesn't like it.

[Ryan is having a look at Enterprise's warp five engine]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Once they get installed in the next generation of freighters, they'll change a whole lot of things.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Even with a warp three engine you'd be able to cut a five-year cargo run down to six months.
First Officer Matthew Ryan: Our warp 1.8 works just fine for us. Any faster, and there'd be no time to enjoy the trip.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Civilization (#1.9)" (2001)
[Archer is being briefed by T'Pol on several phenomena the crew has detected, all of which seem rather uninteresting]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: There is one other thing might be worth swinging by to take a look: a Minshara class planet, about four and a half light years away.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any life signs?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Only about 500 million.
[Archer laughs in disbelief]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If our scans are right, it looks like there's a whole civilization down there.
[all Humans laugh with excitement]
Captain Jonathan Archer: [to T'Pol] You might have put that on the top of the list!

Captain Jonathan Archer: Seventy-eight light years to get here and our first act is breaking and entering.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Maybe you don't have to mention this part in your log.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: First Flight (#2.24)" (2003)
Commander Jonathan Archer: What's your name, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Charles Tucker, sir. But... everybody calls me Trip.
Commander Jonathan Archer: 'Trip'?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: My dad's Charles Tucker, and so is his dad; that makes me the third, so... triple - 'Trip'.

Commander Jonathan Archer: Don't worry. You'll get out there someday. If I had my own ship, I'd sign you up in a second.
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm gonna hold you to that.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Carbon Creek (#2.2)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Just how old are you?
[T'Pol does not answer]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: It's got to be in her record.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trip - that's classified information.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after the story] Do you realize you've just rewritten our history books?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: A footnote at best.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Footnote? This is like finding out Neil Armstrong wasn't the first man to walk on the moon!
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps he wasn't.
[Tucker groans]


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Communicator (#2.8)" (2002)
Ensign Travis Mayweather: [on Tucker's cloaked arm] Any change?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Still missing in action.

Ensign Travis Mayweather: Having a cloaked hand could have its advantages. Be useful in a poker match.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I could probably become a world-class magician.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: It might be helpful on movie night, if you bring a date.
[Tucker looks at him quizzically]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: In case you wanna steal some popcorn!


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Twilight (#3.8)" (2003)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: We've taken nine prisoners, but the brig was only designed for two. I'm not sure what to do with the others.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Blow 'em out the airlock.

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [of Ceti Alpha V] This planet's barely Minshara class. Maybe we should've picked one with a little more blue and green on it.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Nova (#1.6)" (2001)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: "Terra Nova"?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm surprised you've never heard of it.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I'm not familiar with the early years of Human space exploration.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Really? Every school kid on Earth had to learn about the famous Vulcan expeditions.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Name one.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [after a period of unsuccessful thinking] History was never my best subject.

[last lines]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: All these years, wondering about that colony. I never thought I'd become a part of their history.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Tell you what, Travis. Why don't you put together the report for Starfleet? If I'm not mistaken, it'll be headline news back home.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: "The Terra Nova Puzzle - solved as last! As told by Ensign Travis Mayweather."
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Thank you, sir.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Seventh (#2.7)" (2002)
[Tucker is posing as Captain Archer when contacted by the Vulcan Captain Tavek, who appears a little suspicious]
Captain Tavek: You seem very young for a Starfleet captain.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Healthy living. You have a message from Admiral Forrest?
Captain Tavek: I'm not certain what this means, but the Admiral asked me to inform you that...
Captain Tavek: [reads from a PADD] ..."Cal beat Stanford 7 to 3".
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll be sure to tell him.
Captain Tavek: Tell who?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Um... I'm afraid it's... confidential. Thank you for relaying the message. Archer out.

[repeated line, in various forms]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'll get back to you.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Marauders (#2.6)" (2002)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You must have weapons, some way to defend yourselves. How many of 'em are there?
E'lis: Usually seven.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Seven? You've got 'em outnumbered - nine or ten to one.
Tessic: You've never seen a Klingon in battle, have you?

[Q'Ell has expressed his wish to take part in the pending battle, claiming that he is very skilled in shooting at lizards]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Shootin' at a lizard is a whole lot different than shootin' at a person. And, er... lizards don't shoot back.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Exile (#3.6)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I need to spend more time in the Armory.
[after several unsuccessful attempts to shoot down their renegade shuttlepod]

[Archer and Tucker have landed on a barren sphere]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Not exactly my idea of shore leave.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Get to work. I'm gonna take a look around.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't get lost!


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Proving Ground (#3.13)" (2004)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: What's the situation in Engineering?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Bad. The Armory?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Worse.

Commander Shran: I can understand why you seek vengeance against these Xindi.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'd love to get my hands on whoever ordered that attack. But that's not why we're here.
Commander Shran: You have no desire to make these people pay for the death of your sister?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I just want to make sure they don't get the chance to finish what they started.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Awakening (#4.8)" (2004)
Commander Tucker: I never got the impression you cared that much about Humans. Seems like... you were always finding something new to complain about.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I lived on Earth for more than thirty years, Commander. In that time, I developed an affinity for your world and its people.
Commander Tucker: You did a pretty good job of hiding it.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Thank you.

[V'Las has told Tucker in no uncertain terms that Enterprise is to leave]
Administrator V'Las: I've also contacted Admiral Gardner. I'm sure you'll be hearing from him soon. A pleasant journey.
[he disconnects]
Commander Tucker: Son of a bitch hung up on us!
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Should I try to get him back?


"Star Trek: Enterprise: North Star (#3.9)" (2003)
[Tucker offers T'Pol his arm to help her climb on his horse]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Do you have any experience riding these animals?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I've seen every John Ford western.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Who?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Look, how hard can it be?

Captain Archer: Go back to Enterprise, see what you can salvage.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're not coming with us?
Captain Archer: Don't want to miss my first day at school.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Damage (#3.19)" (2004)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: There's an unidentified vessel approaching. They're asking for our assistance.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Any details?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Just that they've taken heavy damage.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Join the club.

[after Enterprise has taken the alien ship's warp coil by force]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You did the right thing.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Seems the longer we're out here, the more I have to keep saying that to myself.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Divergence (#4.16)" (2005)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Never thought I'd see the stars like this.
[when "hanging" between Columbia and Enterprise at warp 5.2]

Commander T'Pol: How are you feeling?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not too bad aside from some strange cravings. Plateful of live gagh sounds pretty good right now.
Dr. Phlox: The cravings should disappear in a day or so, along with your, er... ridges.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: No, I'd keep 'em if I were you, Captain. It makes you look intimidating.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave: Part 2 (#2.1)" (2002)
Subcommander T'Pol: You may have overdone your pyrotechnic display; the scorching on the starboard nacelle is extensive.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, I'll try to remember that next time we have to fake a reactor breach.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (#1.21)" (2002)
[Archer and Mayweather are being detained by the Tandarans and awaiting their hearing]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: If you'd like, I'll contact the Vulcan High Command. They might be willing to send an arbitrator.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: A Vulcan lawyer? They'd be better off gettin' the electric chair.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Electric chair?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Never mind.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Extinction (#3.3)" (2003)
Tret: Your ship is in restricted space.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sorry. It wasn't very well marked.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: United (#4.13)" (2005)
[Reed has caused a power shutdown of the drone ship]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You did all this with one phase pistol?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: You're good at building things, I'm good at blowing them up.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Regeneration (#2.23)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about one of the cybernetic corpses] Handsome devil.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Rajiin (#3.4)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [presenting B'Rat Ud with a showcase of spices] On our planet... wars were fought over these.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front: Part 2 (#4.2)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [holding Archer at gunpoint] Drop the disguise, Silik, or I'll blow your ugly head off.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: If you do, you'll... probably regret it.
[he steps aside to give Tucker a clear view of Silik's body]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [bewildered] Captain?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: It's good to see you, Commander.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You're alive?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: As long as you don't pull that trigger.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2 (#4.19)" (2005)
Commander Archer: [of the Defiant] Does this thing have aft torpedoes?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You better believe it.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Bounty (#2.25)" (2003)
Captain Jonathan Archer: [about Tellarites] T'Pol says they're not the most agreeable species. Apparently they enjoy a good argument. It's considered a sport on their planet.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I've got an old girlfriend this guy might like to meet.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Borderland (#4.4)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What kind of people are these?
Dr. Arik Soong: I'd say they're not unlike some of your ancestors, judging from your accent.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, if I remember my history, these Augments you love so much had plenty of slaves.
Dr. Arik Soong: They were more like subjects.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Huh. They were just treated like slaves.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Stratagem (#3.14)" (2004)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This red giant might be a red herring.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Minefield (#2.3)" (2002)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Romulans? I read about them when I was with Daniels.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What'd you find out?
Captain Jonathan Archer: Not much, just the name. He-he wouldn't let me see anything else. T'Pol?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: They're rumored to be an aggressive territorial species; but the Vulcan High Command has never made direct contact with them.


"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Shipment (#3.7)" (2003)
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: You were right. We probably should have found a nice, empty asteroid to test it on.
[after beaming an overloading Xindi-weapon off the ship only seconds before its explosion]


"Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part 2 (#1.2)" (2001)
Klaang: RaQo jadICH!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I don't particularly like the way you smell, either!