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"Star Trek" Mirror, Mirror (TV Episode 1967) Poster

(TV Series)

(1967)

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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.

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.

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.

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Mirror Spock: Your agonizer, please.

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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.

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Bones: I'm a doctor, NOT an engineer.

Scotty: NOW you're an engineer.

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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.

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Mr. Spock: Apparently, some sort of transposition has taken place. I find it... extremely interesting.

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

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[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.

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Mirror Sulu: Still no interest, Uhura? Hmm? I could change your mind.

Uhura: You are away from your post, mister.

Mirror Sulu: Is the captain here? Is Spock here? When the cat's away...

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

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Mirror Marlena: I've been a captain's woman and I like it. I'll be one again if I have to go through every officer in the fleet.

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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.

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Mirror Spock: I do not want to command the Enterprise, but if it should befall me, I suggest you remember that my operatives would avenge my death - and some of them... are Vulcans.

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Mirror Sulu: [enraged] You take a lot of chances, Lieutenant.

Uhura: [angrily drawing a knife] So do you, mister. So do you.

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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.

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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.

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Uhura: [flirting with Mirror Sulu and stroking his face] You... were supposed... to come back. You... didn't... come back.

Mirror Sulu: [smiles and looks away from security panel]

Uhura: [smacks Mirror Sulu's face after security alarm clears] Oh... I seem to have changed my mind!

Mirror Sulu: You live dangerously, lady.

Uhura: So do you, mister, so do you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mirror Chekov: So you die, Captain, and we all move up in rank. No one will question the assassination of a captain who has disobeyed prime orders of the Empire.

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Mirror Spock: Terror must be maintained or the Empire is doomed.

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Mirror Marlena: I want one thing, Captain: Transfer me! On the Enterprise I am humiliated. On another ship I can hunt fresh game.

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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.

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

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