Laurence Luckinbill: Sybok
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.
Sybok : Your pain runs deep.
J'Onn : What do you know of my pain?
Sybok : Let us explore it... together. Each man hides a secret pain. It must be exposed and reckoned with. It must be dragged from the darkness and forced into the light. Share your pain. Share your pain with me... and gain strength from the sharing.
J'Onn : Where did you get this power?
Sybok : The power was within you.
J'Onn : I feel... as if a weight has been lifted from my heart. How can I repay you for this miracle?
Spock : Join my quest.
J'Onn : What is it you seek?
Sybok : What you seek. What all men have sought since time began. The ultimate knowledge.
Sybok : The people of your world once believed the world was flat. Columbus proved it was round. They said the sound barrier could never be broken!... It was broken. They said warp-speed could not be achieved.
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 : [On the distorted Enterprise view screen] I deeply regret this desperate act, but these are desperate times. I have no desire to harm these innocents. But, do not put me to the test. I implore you to respond within 24 hours.