"Star Trek: The Original Series" Mirror, Mirror (TV Episode 1967) Poster

William Shatner: Capt. Kirk



  • Dr. McCoy : Jim, I think I liked him with a beard better. It gave him character. Of course almost any change would be a distinct improvement.

    Captain James T. Kirk : What worries me is the easy way his counterpart fitted into that other universe. I always thought Spock was a bit of a pirate at heart.

    Mr. Spock : Indeed, gentlemen. May I point out that I had an opportunity to observe your counterparts here quite closely. They were brutal, savage, unprincipled, uncivilized, treacherous - in every way splendid examples of homo sapiens, the very flower of humanity. I found them quite refreshing.

    Captain James T. Kirk : [to McCoy]  I'm not sure, but I think we've been insulted.

    Dr. McCoy : I'm sure.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : You would find me a formidable enemy.

    Mirror Spock : [Nods]  I'm aware of that, Captain. I trust that you are aware of the reverse.

  • Mirror Spock : Captain, I am pleased that you frustrated Mr. Chekov's plan. I should regret your death.

    Captain James T. Kirk : Why?

    Mirror Spock : I do not desire the captaincy. I much prefer my scientific duties, and I am frankly content to be a lesser target.

    Captain James T. Kirk : Logical, as always, Mr. Spock.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : [about to beam back to his own universe]  In every revolution there's one man with a vision.

    Mirror Spock : Captain Kirk, I shall consider it.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : [to the parallel Spock]  I submit to you that your Empire is illogical because it cannot endure. I submit that YOU are illogical to be a willing part of it.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : You heard my orders.

    Mirror Spock : They are, of course, in contradiction to standard Empire procedure. You cannot ignore the consequences.

    Captain James T. Kirk : Is that a threat?

    Mirror Spock : I do not threaten, Captain. I merely state facts. I have found you to be an excellent officer. Our missions together have been both successful and profitable; however, I shall not permit your aberrations to jeopardize my position.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : [impersonating the parallel Kirk]  You're the captain's woman, until he says you're not.

  • [last lines] 

    Lt. Marlena Moreau : [handing over a report]  Captain Kirk.

    [in background, Uhura turns and, in surprise, recognizes the Lieutenant] 

    Captain James T. Kirk : Lieutenant... um... Lieutenant...?

    Lt. Marlena Moreau : Marlena Moreau. I was just assigned last week.

    Captain James T. Kirk : All right, Lieutenant. Carry on.

    Mr. Spock : You've met her before, Captain?

    Captain James T. Kirk : Uh, why do you ask?

    Mr. Spock : Your reaction: one of... recognition?

    Captain James T. Kirk : Oh, no. No, no. We haven't met before... exactly. She just seemed... a nice, likable girl. I think we could become friends. It's possible.

  • Mirror Kirk : Spock, you traitorous pig, I'll hang you up by your Vulcan ears!

  • Wilson : Mr. Chekov was going to make me a chief, sir. You could make me an officer.

    Captain James T. Kirk : All right. You're working for me.

    Wilson : A commission?

    Captain James T. Kirk : You're in line. You might even make captain.

    Wilson : Yes, sir!

    [Kirk knocks Wilson to the ground] 

    Wilson : Ooo!

    Captain James T. Kirk : Not on MY ship.

  • Mirror Spock : I shall not waste time with you. You're too inflexible, too disciplined once you're made up your mind, but Dr. McCoy has a plenitude of human weaknesses - sentimental, soft. You may not tell me what I want to know, but he will.

    Captain James T. Kirk : You're running a big risk, Spock.

    Mirror Spock : I have the phaser, Captain. And I do not intend to simply disappear as so many of your opponents have in the past.

  • Mirror Spock : I shall operate the transporter. You have two minutes and ten seconds.

    Captain James T. Kirk : In that time, I have something to say. How long before the Halkan prediction of galactic revolt is realized?

    Mirror Spock : Approximately two hundred and forty years.

    Captain James T. Kirk : The inevitable outcome?

    Mirror Spock : The Empire shall be overthrown, of course.

    Captain James T. Kirk : The illogic of waste, Mr. Spock. A waste of lives, potential, resources, time. I submit to you that your Empire is illogical because it cannot endure. I submit that *you* are illogical to be a willing part of it.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : [narrating]  Captain's log, stardate unknown. We are trapped in a savage parallel universe from which we must escape within four hours, or I will face a death sentence at Mr. Spock's hands.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : What is this, Mr. Sulu?

    Mirror Sulu : Mr. Spock has orders to kill you, Captain. He will succeed... apparently. You will also appear to have killed him after a fierce battle. Regrettable, but it will leave me in command.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : This is a new race. They offer other things of value besides dilithium crystals.

    Mirror Spock : But it is clear that we cannot expect their cooperation. They refuse the Empire. Command procedure dictates that we provide the customary example.

  • Mirror Spock : Captain, you have placed yourself in a most grave position. This conduct must be reported.

    Captain James T. Kirk : You're at liberty to do so, Mr. Spock.

  • Mirror Spock : [a machine operates, and Chekov begins to scream. Kirk turns to look]  The agony booth is a most effective means of discipline. I assume you've ordered full duration?

    Captain James T. Kirk : I haven't decided.

    Mirror Spock : Indeed? His act warrants death.

  • Captain James T. Kirk : [flippantly]  Are you going to shoot me now, Spock? I thought I had until dawn.

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