Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Poster

William Shatner: Kirk



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

  • Kirk : What does God need with a starship?

    McCoy : Jim, what are you doing?

    Kirk : I'm asking a question.

    "God" : Who is this creature?

    Kirk : Who am I? Don't you know? Aren't you God?

    Sybok : He has his doubts.

    "God" : You doubt me?

    Kirk : I seek proof.

    McCoy : Jim! You don't ask the Almighty for his ID!

    "God" : Then here is the proof you seek.

    [Shoots Kirk with lightning] 

    Kirk : Why is God angry?

    Sybok : Why? Why have you done this to my friend?

    "God" : He doubts me.

    Spock : You have not answered his question. What does God need with a starship?

    "God" : [shoots Spock with lightning; then addresses McCoy]  Do you doubt me?

    McCoy : I doubt any God who inflicts pain for his own pleasure.

  • Kirk : I thought I was going to die.

    Spock : Not possible. You were never alone.

    [Kirk moves to hug Spock, and Spock stops him] 

    Spock : Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons.

  • Kirk : Damn it Spock! God damn it!

    Spock : Captain, what have I done?

    Kirk : What you've done is betray every man on this ship!

    Spock : Worse I've betrayed you. I do not expect you to forgive me.

    Kirk : Forgive you? I oughta knock you on your goddamned ass!

    Spock : If you think it would help.

    McCoy : Do you want me to hold him, Jim?

    Kirk : You stay out of this! Why, Spock, why? All you had to do is pull the trigger!

    Spock : If I had done that Sybok would be dead.

    Kirk : I ordered you to defend your ship!

    Spock : You ordered me to kill my brother.

    Kirk : But the man may be a fellow Vulcan but he...

    Spock : No, no you do not understand. Sybok also is a son of Sarek.

    Kirk : You mean he's your "brother" brother?

    [Spock nods] 

    Kirk : You made that up.

    Spock : I did not.

    Kirk : You did too! Sybok couldn't possibly be your brother because I happen to know for a fact that you don't have a brother.

    Spock : Technically you are right I do not have a brother.

    Kirk : There! You see?

    Spock : I have a half-brother.

    Kirk : I gotta sit down.

  • McCoy : What's the matter, Jim?

    Kirk : I miss my old chair.

  • Kirk : Go to bed, Spock. Good night, Bones.

    McCoy : Good night, Jim.

    Spock : Good night, doctor.

    McCoy : Good night, Spock.

    Spock : Good night, captain.

    Kirk : [to himself]  ... I don't know... I just don't know...

  • Kirk : Mr. Scott, you're amazing!

    Scotty : There's nothing amazing about it. I know this ship like the back of my hand.

    [walks into low-hanging beam, knocks himself out cold] 

  • Kirk : [responds to a tapping within the wall]  What's that noise?

    Spock : [tapping continues]  I believe it is a primitive form of communication known as morse Code.

    Kirk : You're right. I'm out of practice.


    Kirk : That's an "S".

    Spock : "T".

    Kirk : "A"... "N"... "D", end of word.

    McCoy : "Stand".

    Kirk : New word... "B"... "A"...

    Spock : "C"... "K".

    McCoy : "Back". "Stand back".

    Kirk , Spock , McCoy : "Stand back"?

    [the wall explodes] 

    Scotty : [on the other side of the wall]  What are you standing around for? Do you not know a jailbreak when you see one?

  • Kirk : What are you doing?

    Spock : I am preparing to toast a marsh melon.

    McCoy : Well, I'll be damned. A marsh melon. Where'd you learn to do that?

    Spock : Before leaving the ship, I consulted the computer library to familiarize myself with the customs associated with "camping out".

    McCoy : Well, tell me, Spock. What do you do after we toast the marsh - er, marsh melons?

    Spock : We consume them.

    McCoy : I know we consume them. I mean after that.

    Spock : Oh. I believe we are required to engage in a ritual known as the sing-a-long.

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

  • [Around a campfire singing "Row Row Row Your Boat"] 

    Kirk : Come on. Spock... Why didn't you jump in?

    Spock : I was trying to comprehend the meaning of the words.

    McCoy : It's a song, you green-blooded... Vulcan. You sing it. The words aren't important. What's important is that you have a good time singing it.

    Spock : Oh, I am sorry, Doctor. Were we having a good time?

    McCoy : God, I liked him better before he died.

  • Spock : I've lost a brother.

    Kirk : Yes. I lost a brother once. I was lucky I got him back?

    McCoy : I thought you said men like us don't have families.

    Kirk : I was wrong.

  • Kirk : Understand your situation, are unable to return to planet. Stand by to execute emergency landing plan... "B."

    [Everyone in the shuttle stares at Kirk in confusion, and Spock mouths, "B?" Aboard the Enterprise:] 

    Chekov : What's emergency landing plan "B?"

    Scotty : I don't have a clue.

    Kirk : [over comm]  "B" as in "barricade".

    Scotty : He can't be serious!

  • Scotty : [to Kirk about ship status]  Ah. All I can say is they don't make them like they used to.

    Kirk : You told me you could get this ship operational in two weeks, I gave you three, what happened?

    Scotty : I think you gave me too much time, Captain.

    Kirk : Very well, Mr Scott. Carry on.

    Scotty : Aye, sir.

    [Spots a junior engineer nearby] 

    Scotty : How many times do I have to tell you, the right tool for the right job!

    McCoy : [laughs]  I don't think I've ever seen him happier.

    [They enter the turbolift] 

    Computer : Le-le-level?

    Kirk : Bridge... I hope. I could use a shower.

    Spock : [looks at Kirk]  Yes.

  • Spock : Captain.

    Kirk : Spock, we're on leave you can call me 'Jim'.

    Spock : Jim.

    Kirk : Yes, Spock?

    Spock : Life... is not a dream.

    Kirk : Go to sleep, Spock.

  • Spock : This is a new brig, Captain. It is escape-proof.

    Kirk : How do you know?

    Spock : The designers tested it, using the most intelligent and resourceful person they could find. He failed to escape.

    Kirk : This person... he didn't by any chance have pointed ears, and an unerring capacity for getting his shipmates into trouble, did he?

    Spock : He did have pointed ears.

  • Uhura : [arriving to pick up Kirk from shore leave]  Captain, we've received important orders from Starfleet Command.

    Kirk : Why didn't you just beep my communicator?

    Uhura : You 'forgot' to take it with you.

    Kirk : Oh... I wonder 'why' I did that?

  • McCoy : We were speculating. Is God really out there?

    Kirk : Maybe he's not out there, Bones. Maybe he's right here.

    [points to his heart] 

    Kirk : Human heart.

  • Spock : [Kirk clings precariously to El Capitan]  I do not believe you realize the gravity of your situation.

    Kirk : [Almost slips; a rock drops]  Gravity was foremost on my mind.

  • Spock : [after Kirk has fallen off El Capitan]  Perhaps "because it is there" is not sufficient reason for climbing a mountain.

    Kirk : I am hardly in a position to disagree.

    [see McCoy running toward him] 

    Kirk : Hi, Bones! Mind if we drop in for dinner?

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

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

  • McCoy : All that time in space, getting on each other's nerves. And what do we do when shore leave comes along? We spend it together. Other people have families.

    Kirk : Other people, Bones. Not us.

  • Kirk : Spock?

    Spock : Yes, captain?

    Kirk : Be one with the horse.

    Spock : Yes, captain.

  • McCoy : Jim... if you ask me, and you haven't, I think this is a terrible idea. We're bound to bump into the Klingons, and they don't exactly like you.

    Kirk : The feeling's mutual. Engine room.

    Scotty : [over the intercom]  Scotty here.

    Kirk : We'll need all the power you can muster, mister.

    Scotty : Don't you worry, Captain. We'll beat those Klingon devils, even if I have to get out and push.

    Kirk : I hope it won't come to that, Mr. Scott.

  • Kirk : "All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer by."

    McCoy : Melville.

    Spock : John Masefield.

    McCoy : Are you sure about that?

    Spock : I am well-versed in the classics, Doctor.

    McCoy : Then how come you don't know "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"?

    [Spock raises his eyebrows] 

  • [Kirk and McCoy agree to let Spock carry them up the shaft using rocket boots, only for the trio to float downwards] 

    Spock : It appears we're too heavy.

    Kirk : Must be all those marsh melons.

  • [after Sybok relinquishes command of the Enterprise, Kirk decides to take Sybok, Spock and McCoy to the planet] 

    Kirk : Well, don't just stand there. God's a busy man!

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

  • [last lines] 

    [around a campfire] 

    Kirk : [to Spock]  Are you just gonna sit there and pluck that thing? Or are you gonna play something?

    Spock : [starts playing] 

    Kirk , McCoy , Spock : [singing in canon]  Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream...

  • Starfleet Chief of Staff : Now, I know the Enterprise isn't exactly up to specs...

    Kirk : With all due respect, the Enterprise is a disaster! There must be other ships in the quadrant.

    Starfleet Chief of Staff : Other ships, yes. But no experienced commanders. Captain... I need Jim Kirk.

    Kirk : [under his breath]  Oh, please.

    Starfleet Chief of Staff : Your orders are to proceed to Nimbus III, assess the situation, and avoid a confrontation if possible. But above all, however, get those hostages back safely.

    Kirk : Have the Klingons responded?

    Starfleet Chief of Staff : No, but you can bet they will.

  • Sybok : Sha-Ka-Ree... the source... Heaven... Eden... call it what you will. The Klingons call it "Qui-Tu". For the Romulans it's "Vorta Vor". The Andorian word is... is unpronouncable. Still, every culture in this galaxy shares this common dream of a place from which creation sprang. For us, that place will soon be reality.

    Kirk : The only reality I see is that I'm a prisoner on my own ship. What is this power you have to control the minds of my crew?

    Sybok : I don't control minds. I free them.

  • Sybok : What are you doing?

    Kirk : In order to lower and re-raise the shields as quickly as possible, we're going to forego the tractor beam, and fly her in manually.

    McCoy : *Manually*?

    Sybok : How often have you done this?

    Sulu : [smiles]  Actually, it's my first attempt.

  • Spock : [sampling McCoy's baked beans]  Mmm... surprisingly good. It does have a flavoring I'm not familiar with.

    McCoy : Ah-ha, that's the secret ingredient.

    Kirk : Got any more of that secret ingredient, Bones?

    McCoy : [hands Kirk a bottle]  Help yourself.

    Spock : Am I to understand, Doctor, that your secret ingredient is alcohol?

    McCoy : Whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, Spock. Care for a little snort?

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