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Star Trek Zen

Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:15 am

We've got a Zen thread, but how about those words of wisdom from the Star Trek series and movies? Whether humorous or serious, this is the thread where you can share that for all to see!

Regular Star Trek quotes are welcome here too!
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:27 am

"... a dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars"
Kirk (Whom Gods Destroy)

"Just before they went into warp, I beamed the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they'll be no tribble at all."
Scotty, explaining how he got rid of the tribbles (The Trouble With Tribbles)

"Right out of hell, I saw it!"
Commodore Decker, describing the Planet Killer (The Doomsday Machine)

"You will die of suffocation, in the icy cold of space"
Kang (Day of the Dove)

"The mid-1990s was the era of your so-called Third World War"
Spock (Space Seed)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:28 am

"We simply must accept the fact that Captain Kirk is no longer alive"
Spock (The Tholian Web)

"They seemed to have been spared the agony of your first three World Wars, doctor"
Spock (Bread and Circuses)

"You are authorized to use all measures available to destroy the Enterpise"
Starfleet Command Representative (The Ultimate Computer)

"I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS garbage"
Korax (The Trouble With Tribbles)

Spock: "Random chance seems to have operated in our favor"
McCoy: "In plain, non-Vulcan English, we've been lucky"
Spock: "I believe I said that, Doctor" (The Doomsday Machine)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:29 am

Kirk: "Unbelievable. Do you recognize those uniforms?"
Spock: "Mid 20th century Earth. The nation-state called Nazi Germany." (Patterns of Force)

"You look quite well for a man that's been 'utterly destroyed', Mr. Spock."
Kirk (Patterns of Force)

"In four hours the ship blows up"
Scotty (The Savage Curtain)

"Computer, compute to the last digit the value of pi"
Spock (Wolf in the Fold)

"What are we looking at, a 20th century Rome?"
Kirk (Bread and Circuses)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:31 am

Kirk: "Is there anyone on this ship, who even remotely, looks like Satan?"
Spock: "I am not aware of anyone who fits that description, Captain"
Kirk: "No, Mr. Spock, I didn't think you would be" (The Apple)

"Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That's the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim."
Kirk (Elaan of Troyius)

Kirk: "Does everyone know about this grain but me?"
Chekov: "Not everyone, Kepten, it's a Russian inwention." (The Trouble With Tribbles)

Scott: "Now this is a drink for a man."
Chekov: "Scotch?"
Scott: "Aye."
Chekov: "It vas inwented by a little old lady in Lenningrad." (The Trouble With Tribbles)

Spock: "Emotional, isn't she?"
Sarek: "She has always been so."
Spock: "Indeed. Why did you marry her?"
Sarek: "It seemed the logical thing to do at the time." (Journey To Babel)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:33 am

"Ston, she is yours. You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true."
Spock (Amok Time)

T'Pau: "Live long and prosper, Spock."
Spock: "I shall do neither. I have killed my captain, and my friend." (Amok Time)

"The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank."
Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott ("A Taste of Armageddon")

McCoy: "Please, Spock, do me a favor ... 'n' don't say it's `fascinating'..."
Spock: "No... but it is... interesting..." (The Ultimate Computer)

"... and tell Doctor McCoy, he should have wished me luck."
Spock (The Immunity Syndrome)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:35 am

McCoy: "Shut-up, Spock! We're rescuing you!"
Spock (to McCoy after he tells Kirk something about leaving him): "Why, thank you, captain McCoy." (The Immunity Syndrome)

"You! What planet is this?"
McCoy, to a homeless person upon appearing in 1930's Chicago (City on the Edge of Forever)

Anan 7, Leader of the High Council of Enimiar VII, describing the horrors of the impending war to a hostage Kirk: "You can stop it!"
Kirk: "Stop it? I'm counting on it!" (A Taste of Armegedon)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:40 am

Kirk: "Well Bones, do the new medical facilities meet with your approval?"
McCoy: "They do not. It's like working in a damn computer center" (Star Trek: TMP)

Kirk: "Spock, will you please sit down!" (Star Trek: TMP)

Kirk: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Message Spock?"
Spock: "None that I am concious of... except, of course, Happy Birthday. Surely the best of times" (Star Trek II)

"Humour. It is a difficult concept"
Saavik (Star Trek II)

"Who's been holding up the damn elevator?"
McCoy (Star Trek II)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:42 am

Spock: "It has always been easier to destroy that to create"
McCoy, in Kirk's ready room, after viewing the Project Genesis film: "Not anymore! Now we can do both at the same time. According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now watch out! Here comes Genesis, we'll do it for ya in six minutes." (Star Trek II)

McCoy: "Where are we going?"
Kirk: "Where they went."
McCoy: "What if they went nowhere?"
Kirk, directing the search party to beam to the last coordinates of the transporter room in the deserted science lab: "Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all." (Star Trek II)

Kirk, making the Vulcan salute: "How many fingers am I holding up?"
McCoy: "That's not very damn funny." (Star Trek III)

"Don't call me Tiny."
Sulu (Star Trek III)

Kirk: "You're suffering from a Vulcan Mind Meld, Doctor."
McCoy: "That green-blooded Son of a Bitch. It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost to me." (Star Trek III)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:44 am

Kirk: "My God, what have I done?"
McCoy: "What you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live." (Star Trek III)

Kirk: "You're not exactly catching us at our best"
Spock: "That much is certain" (Star Trek IV)

"No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space."
Kirk (Star Trek IV)

"Avoid the planet Earth at all costs. Farewell"
Federation President (Star Trek IV)

Kirk: "Spock, where the hell's the power you promised?"
Spock: "One damn minute, admiral" (Star Trek IV)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:46 am

Kirk: "Him? He's harmless. Back in the '60s he was part of the peace movement at Berkeley. I think he did a little too much LDS"
Dr. Gillian Taylor: "LDS?"
Kirk, trying to explain Spock's weirdness as a result of LSD, and confusing his 20th century Earth history: "Umm-huh" (Star Trek IV)

"Damn medievalism!"
McCoy (Star Trek IV)

Kirk: "Nobody understands you in this century unless you swear every other word. You'll find it in all the literature of the era: Jackelyn Susann, the novels of Harrold Robbins."
Spock: "Ah, the giants." (Star Trek IV)

"Sounds more like the goddam Spanish Inquisition."
McCoy, to Kirk, after listening to to two 20th century doctors discussing treatments in an elevator (Star Trek IV)

Naval Commander: "Don't mess around with me or you're through!"
Chekov: "Really? Can I go now?" (Star Trek IV)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:49 am

Spock: "Captain, I do not believe you realize the gravity of your situation"
Kirk, while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park: "On the contrary, gravity is the foremost thing on my mind" (Star Trek V)

"Jim, you don't go around asking the Almighty for his I.D.!"
McCoy (Star Trek V)

"Captain, life is not a dream."
Spock (Star Trek V)

Spock: "I was attempting to ascertain the meaning of the lyrics."
McCoy: "It's a song, you green-blooded...Vulcan. You don't analyse it. The point is you have a good time singing it."
Spock, after trying to sing 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat': "Oh, I am sorry, Doctor. Were we having a good time?" (Star Trek V)

McCoy: "Beans. My great grand daddy's recipe. With a secret ingredient."
Kirk: "Beans and bourbon. An explosive combination." (Star Trek V)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:51 am

Kirk: "I need a shower."
Spock, sniffing Kirk: "Yes." (Star Trek V)

"Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons."
Spock, to Kirk, refusing a hug (Star Trek V)

McCoy, talking about God: "Do you think He's really out there!?"
Kirk, pointing to his heart: "He's not out there Bones, He's in here." (Star Trek V)

"To be... or not to be... that is the question which troubles my people"
General Chang (Star Trek VI)

"Guess who's coming to dinner"
Chekov (Star Trek VI)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:53 am

General Chang: "We need breathing room!"
Kirk: "Earth. Hitler. 1938" (Star Trek VI)

"Where's that damn torpedo?"
Kirk (Star Trek VI)

Kirk: "Uhura, signal our surrender"
Uhura: "Captain!!??"
Kirk: "We surrender!!" (Star Trek VI)

Spock: "Ahh, Mr. Scott, I understand you're having difficulty with the warp drive. How much time do you require for repair?"
Scotty: "There's nothing wrong with the bloody thing!"
Spock: "Mr. Scott, if we return to Spacedock, the assassins will surely find a way to dispose of their incriminating footwear, and we will never see the captain, or Dr. McCoy, alive again"
Scotty: "Could take weeks, sir"
Spock: "Thank you, Mr. Scott" (Star Trek VI)

"If I were human, I believe the correct response would be 'Go to Hell'"
Spock's response to a Starfleet summons (Star Trek VI)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:54 am

Chang over the Enterprise intercom: "I am constant as the Northern Star."
McCoy to Spock: "I'd give real money if he'd shut up." (Star Trek VI)

"You can't appreciate Shakespeare until you've read him in the original Klingon."
General Chang (Star Trek VI)

"Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end."
Spock (Star Trek VI)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:57 am

"But this is the court of the year 2079, by which time all 'United Earth' nonsense had been abolished"
Q, presiding in a postholocaust court (Encounter at Farpoint)

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Well it's a new ship - but she's got the right name. Now you remember that, you hear?"
Data: "I will, Sir"
McCoy: "You treat her like a lady, and she'll always bring you home" (Encounter at Farpoint, Part I)

"It never happened"
Yar to Data (The Naked Now)

"Seize the time, Meribor. Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again"
Picard (The Inner Light)

"Shields up! Rrrrred alert!"
Riker (practically every episode!!!)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:00 am

Data: "Lal, I am unable to correct the system failure"
Lal: "I know"
Data: "We must say goodbye now"
Lal: "I feel--"
Data: "What do you feel, Lal?"
Lal: "I love you, Father"
Data: "I wish I could feel it with you"
Lal: "I will feel it for both of us... Thank you for my life..." (The Offspring)

"Eaten any good books lately?"
Q, to Worf (Deja-Q)

"You're so stolid. You weren't like that before the beard."
Q (Deja-Q)

"Our neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns"
Riker, quoting Data's definition of friendship (Time's Arrow, Part 1)

Picard about Nagillum: "What is it?"
Data: "There's nothing out there; absolutely nothing"
Geordi, aside to Worf: "Well it's a damn ugly nothing!" (Where Silence Has Lease)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:11 am

Nagillum: "Masculine and feminine. I understand"
Picard: "Yes. That is how we propogate our species"
Nagillum: "Please demonstrate"
Dr. Pulaski: "Not likely!" (Where Silence Has Lease)

K'Ehleyr: "Worf, it was what it was glorious and wonderful and all that, but it doesn't mean anything"
Worf: "That is a human attitude"
K'Ehleyr: "I am human!"
Worf: "You are also Klingon" (The Emissary)

(K'Ehleyr breaks a glass table as Deanna Troi walks in the door)
Troi: "You're upset"
K'Ehleyr: "Your finely honed Betazoid senses tell you that"
Troi: "That and the table" (The Emissary)

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."
Captain Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie (The Drumhead)

"Fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise"
Cmdr. Riker (Contagion)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:12 am

"Let's make sure that history never forgets the name... Enterprise"
Captain Picard (Yesterday's Enterprise)

"If you prick me, do I not... leak?"
Data (The Naked Now)

"If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe there's something wrong with the universe!"
Dr. Crusher (Remember Me)

"The universe is a spheroid region, 705 metres in diameter"
The Computer (Remember Me)

"Nice Legs... for a human"
Worf (Qpid)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:13 am

"Jean-Luc! It's so good to see you again. How about a big hug?"
Q (Qpid)

"I am NOT a merry man!!!"
Worf (Qpid)

(Geordi is trying to play a lute -- Worf grabs it, smashes it against a tree, and gives it back) *CRACK* "Sorry..."
Worf (Qpid)

Picard: "Well, it seems Mrs. Troi is our acting ambassador of goodwill for today"
Lwaxana Troi: "You just think of me as your entertainmet director" (Half a Life)

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid."
Q (Q Who?)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:15 am

"Spot. This is down. Down is good"
Data (Force of Nature)

"Please Mrs. Troi! ... and it's Worf not Woof"
Worf (Half a Life)

"All good things must come to an end..."
Q (All Good Things...)

A minstrel boy to the war has gone
in the ranks of death ye will find him
his fathers sword he hath girded on
with his wild harp slung behind him
land of song said the warrior bard
though all the world betrays thee
one sword at least thy rights shall guard
one faithful harp shall praise thee.
O'Brien, singing (The Wounded)

"Besides, you look good in a dress"
Riker to Worf (Liasons)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:16 am

Data: "But I have no sexual desire"
Sigmund Freud: "Ah! Impotence on top of everything!" (Phantasms)

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!"
Sigmund Freud (Phantasms)

Data: "You must talk to him; tell him that he is a good cat, and a pretty cat, and..."
Worf: "I will feed him" (Phantasms)

"Some of the colonists objected to having an anatomically correct android running around without any clothes on"
Juliana Soong (Inheritance)

"Captain, we're receiving two hundred and eighty-five thousand hails"
Lt. Wesley Crusher (Parallels)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:18 am

Riker: "They were just sucked into space"
Data: "Blown, sir"
Riker: "Sorry, Data"
Data: "Common mistake, sir" (The Naked Now)

Dr. Crusher: "He got turned into a spider and now he has a disease named after him"
Troi: "I'd better clear my calender for the next few weeks" (Genesis)

"I will just have to trust that you will not let Adm. Pressman put the Enterprise in unnecessary risk and if I find that that trust has been misplaced, I will have to re-evaluate the command structure of this ship. Dismissed"
Picard (The Pegasus)

Gia: "Father said she went to a beautiful place, where everything is peaceful, and everyone loves each other, and no one ever gets sick. Do you think there's really a place like that?"
Data: "Yes... I do" (Thine Own Self)

"Rock, fire, sky, and water are the four basic elements of the universe"
Talur (Thine Own Self)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:19 am

"Synthetic Scotch, synthetic Commanders..."
Captain Scott, Scotty (Relics)

"... and get that fish out of my ready room"
Captain Jellico (Chain of Command, Part I)

"Policemen -- I'd recognize them in any century"
Professor Moriarty (Ship in a Bottle)

"You're dead, this is the afterlife -- and I'm God"
Q (Tapestry)

"Yes, absolutely, I do indeed concur, wholeheartedly!"
Riker (Where Silence Has Lease)
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Postby Zania Jaarda » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:21 am

"Well, he did make a pass at me... and it was a good one!"
Troi, about Barkley (The Nth Degree)

"The Federation's gone; the Borg is everywhere!"
Alternate Captain Riker (Parallels)

"Captain's Personal Log, supplemental. I have just witnessed the total destruction of the U.S.S. Enterprise with the loss of all hands. Save one. Me."
Picard's log from the future (Time Squared)

Worlf: "If I may inquire sir, how long have you been captain of the Enterprise?"
Captain Riker: "Four years. Ever since Captain Picard was killed in the incident with the Borg" (Parallels)

"I will continue, aboard this ship, to speak for the Borg. While they continue, without further diversion, to Sector 001, where they will force your unconditional surrender"
Picard as Locutus (The Best of Both Worlds II)
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