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[Terrell disobeys Khan's order to kill Kirk, who taunts Khan over the communicator]
Kirk : Khan, you bloodsucker! You're going to have to do your own dirty work now! Do you hear me? Do you?
Khan : Kirk? Kirk, you're still alive, my old friend?
Kirk : Still, "old friend"! You've managed to kill just about everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!
Khan : Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral.
David Marcus : Oh, no! Let go! He can't take it...!
[Khan beams the Genesis device away]
Kirk : Khan... Khan, you've got Genesis, but you don't have me. You were going to kill me, Khan. You're going to have to come down here. You're going to have to come down here!
Khan : I've done far worse than kill you. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet... buried alive! Buried alive...!
Kirk : KHAAANNNN!
Kirk : KHAAANNNN!
Saavik : Admiral, may I ask you a question?
Kirk : What's on your mind, Lieutenant?
Saavik : The Kobayashi Maru, sir.
Kirk : Are you asking me if we're playing out that scenario now?
Saavik : On the test, sir... will you tell me what you did? I would really like to know.
McCoy : Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Starfleet cadet who ever beat the no-win scenario.
Saavik : How?
Kirk : I reprogrammed the simulation so it was possible to rescue the ship.
Saavik : What?
David Marcus : He cheated.
Kirk : I changed the conditions of the test; got a commendation for original thinking. I don't like to lose.
Saavik : Then you never faced that situation... faced death.
Kirk : I don't believe in the no-win scenario.
David Marcus : Lieutenant Saavik was right: You never have faced death.
Kirk : No. Not like this. I haven't faced death. I've cheated death. I've tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.
David Marcus : You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.
Kirk : Just words.
David Marcus : But good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them. I was wrong about you. And I'm sorry.
Kirk : Is that what you came here to say?
David Marcus : Mainly. And also that I'm proud - very proud - to be your son.
David Marcus : Every time we have dealings with Starfleet, I get nervous.
David Marcus : Scientists have always been pawns of the military.
David Marcus : Reliant is supposed to be at *our* disposal, not vice-versa.