Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan quotes

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Chekov: You Lie! On Ceti Alpha V there was life ! A fair chance!
Khan Noonien Singh: [shouts] THIS is Ceti Alpha V! [calmer] Ceti Alpha VI exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet, and everything was laid waste.


[Khan, about to put Ceti Eels in Terrell and Chekov's ears]
Khan Noonien Singh: You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later as they grow follows madness and death.
Chekov: Khan, listen to me...
Khan Noonien Singh: These are pets, of course. Not quite domesticated.

[in Vulcan]
Saavik: He's never what I expect, sir.
Spock: What surprises you, Lieutenant?
Saavik: He's so-- human.
Spock: Nobody's perfect, Saavik.

Spock: You proceed from a false assumption. I am a Vulcan. I have no ego to bruise.
James T. Kirk: You're about to remind me that logic alone dictates your actions?
Spock: I would not remind you of that which you know so well. If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first, best, destiny. Anything else is a waste of material.
James T. Kirk: I would not presume to debate you.
Spock: That is wise. In any case, were I to invoke logic, logic dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
James T. Kirk: Or the one.
Spock: You're my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been, and always shall be yours.

James T. Kirk: Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor

Saavik: Sir, may I quote general order 12? "On aproach of any vessel when communications have not been established--"
Spock: Lieutenant, the Admiral is well aware of the regulations.
Saavik: Aye, sir.

[Khan quotes a French proverb]
Khan Noonien Singh: Ah, Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? [pause] It is very cold in space.

Saavik: I don't understand...
James T. Kirk: You must know why things work on a Starship...
Spock: Each ship is programmed with its own prefix code...
James T. Kirk: To prevent an enemy from doing what we are attempting... using our console to order Reliant to lower her shields.
Spock: Assuming he hasn't changed the combination. He's quite intelligent.
Khan Noonien Singh: 15 seconds, Admiral.
James T. Kirk: Khan, how do we know you'll keep your word?
Khan Noonien Singh: Oh, I've given you no word to keep, Admiral. In my judgement, you simply have no alternative.
James T. Kirk: I see your point. Standby to receive our transmission. [sotto voice] Mr. Sulu, lock phasers on target and await my command.
Hikaru Sulu: Phasers locked.
Khan Noonien Singh: Time's up, Admiral.
James T. Kirk: Here it comes, Khan. [To Spock] Now, Mr. Spock.

James T. Kirk: We're alive only because I knew something about these ships that he [Khan] didn't. [This line in a deleted scene was restored for the Director's Edition, an extended cut of the film.]

Leonard McCoy: Go? Where are we going?
James T. Kirk: Where they went.
Leonard McCoy: Suppose they went nowhere?
James T. Kirk: Then this will be your big chance to get away from it all.

[in the Genesis Cave]
Saavik: [to Kirk] Sir, may I ask you a question?
James T. Kirk: What's on your mind, Lieutenant?
Saavik: The Kobyashi Maru.
James T. Kirk: Are you asking me if we're playing out that scenario now?
Saavik: On the test, sir, would you tell me what you did? I would really like to know.
Leonard McCoy: Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Starfleet cadet to ever beat the no-win senario. [points to Kirk]
Saavik: How?
James T. Kirk: I reprogrammed the simulator so that it was possible to rescue the ship.
Saavik: What?
David Marcus: He cheated.
James T. Kirk: I changed the conditions of the test; got a commendation for original thinking. I don't like to lose.
Saavik: Then you've never faced that situation... faced death.
James T. Kirk: I don't believe in the no-win senario. [pulls out communicator] Kirk to Spock, it's two hours, are you ready?
Spock: [over communicator] Right on schedule, Admiral. Just give us your co-ordinates and we'll beam you aboard.
James T. Kirk: All right. [to Saavik] I don't like to lose.

Saavik: What happens if Reliant fails to follow us into the nebula?
Spock: I think we can guarantee she'll follow us, Lieutenant. Remind me to explain to you the concept of the human ego. [This line in a deleted scene was restored for the Director's Edition, an extended cut of the film.]

[Spock is about to sacrifice himself to save the ship]
Leonard McCoy: Are you out of your Vulcan mind? No human can tolerate the radiation that's in there!
Spock: As you are so fond of observing, Doctor, I am not human.
Leonard McCoy: [grabs Spock] You're not going in there.
Spock: Perhaps you're right. What is Mr. Scott's condition?
Leonard McCoy: Well, I don't think that he— [Spock nerve-pinches McCoy]
Spock: I'm sorry, Doctor. I have no time to discuss this logically. [applies Vulcan mindmeld to McCoy] Remember.

James T. Kirk: Time.
Saavik: Three minutes, thirty seconds.
James T. Kirk: Distance from Reliant
Chekov: Four thousand kilometers.
Sulu: We're not going to make it, are we...
[Kirk looks at David Marcus; David shakes his head.]

Leonard McCoy: No! You'll flood the whole compartment!
James T. Kirk: He'll die!
Montgomery Scott: Sir! He's dead already.
Leonard McCoy: It's too late.