Edit
"Star Trek" The Savage Curtain (TV Episode 1969) Poster

(TV Series)

(1969)

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: [interrupting] What a charming negress. Oh, forgive me, my dear. I know that in my time some use that term as a description of property.

Uhura: But why should I object to that term, sir? You see, in our century, we've learned not to fear words.

5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Abraham Lincoln: There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war except its ending.

5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Captain James T. Kirk: Your Surak is a brave man.

Mr. Spock: Men of peace usually are, Captain.

3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Yarnek: We offer you an opportunity to become our teachers by demonstrating whether good or evil is more powerful.

Captain James T. Kirk: [grabbing the alien then pulling back his hand at the sound of a sizzle] Oh!

Yarnek: You find my body heat distressing, Captain? You forget the nature of this planet.

2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dr. McCoy: What's all this poppycock about life-forms on this planet, Spock? The surface is molten lava, the atmosphere is poisonous...

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Scott: President Lincoln, indeed! No doubt to be followed by Louis of France and Robert the Bruce!

Dr. McCoy: If so, we'll execute appropriate honors to each, Mr. Scott.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dr. McCoy: You're BOTH out of your heads!

Scott: Aye, sir.

Captain James T. Kirk: And you're on the edge of insubordination!

Dr. McCoy: I'd be on the edge of insubordination to remind the captain that this smells of something happening to him that I might not be able to patch back together again.

Scott: Aye!

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Abraham Lincoln: Do you drink whiskey?

Captain James T. Kirk: Occasionally. Why?

Abraham Lincoln: Because you have qualities very much like those of another man I admire greatly - General Grant.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Abraham Lincoln: Do I gather that you recognize me?

Captain James T. Kirk: [cautiously] I recognize what you appear to be.

Abraham Lincoln: And appearances can be most deceiving, but not in this case, James Kirk - I AM Abraham Lincoln.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Spock: [checking the sensors] Fascinating. For a moment it appeared almost... mineral, like living rock with heavy foreclaws. Settling down now to completely human readings.

Scott: We can beam IT aboard anytime now, sir.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dr. McCoy: If they're wrong and they DO beam into a pool of lava...?

Scott: Then they're dead men. I couldnae pull them back in time.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Abraham Lincoln: Do you still measure time in minutes?

Captain James T. Kirk: We can convert to it... sir.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dr. McCoy: Just what was that you locked onto before you beamed him aboard?

Scott: Ya heard Mr. Spock yourself - "mineral" he called it, like living rock.

Dr. McCoy: And that became Lincoln?

Scott: I couldn't tell. May have been another figure down there standing by. What do you make if it?

Dr. McCoy: I'm not quite sure.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dr. McCoy: You're the science officer. Why aren't you... well, doing whatever a science officer does at a time like this?

Mr. Spock: I am, Doctor. I am observing the alien.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Spock: There's no doubt they want us down there for some hidden purpose, otherwise they would have revealed some logical reason for all of this.

Captain James T. Kirk: Why Lincoln, Spock? Any speculation on that?

Mr. Spock: Speculation is unnecessary, Captain. The answer is clear. President Lincoln has always been a very personal hero to you. What better way to titillate your curiosity than to make him come alive for you.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Scott: It's a confrontation of some sort. Those are all figures out of history, notoriously evil.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Captain James T. Kirk: Where do you come from?

Col. Green: I can't remember. Isn't that strange? My memory used to be quite remarkable. Well, wherever it was, I want to get back.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Abraham Lincoln: For an illusion, my opponent carried a considerable punch. Oh, I forgot. You consider ME an illusion, too.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Captain James T. Kirk: What gives you the right to hand out life and death?

Yarnek: The same right that brought you here: the need to know new things.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page