Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock quotes

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James T. Kirk: David, what went wrong?
David Marcus: I went wrong.
James T. Kirk: I don't understand.
David Marcus: I'm sorry, sir. Just don't surrender. Genesis doesn't work. I can't believe they'd kill us for it. [David's last words]
Kruge: Admiral, your young friend is mistaken, I meant what I said. And now to show that my intentions are sincere, I shall kill one of the prisoners.
James T. Kirk: Wait a minute! Give me a chance to talk.
Kruge: [in Klingon] Kill one of them. I don't care which.


James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, what is the crew complement of a bird of prey?
Hikaru Sulu: About a dozen officers and men.
James T. Kirk: With some of them on the planet. I swear to you, we're not finished yet. Bones, you and Sulu to the transporter room. The rest of you with me, we have a job to do. [to Kruge] Commander, Klingon vessel... prepare to board this ship on my next signal.
Kruge: No tricks, Kirk. You have one minute.
James T. Kirk: No tricks. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

[The Klingons have boarded the Enterprise]
Torg: My lord, the ship appears to be deserted.
Kruge: How can that be? They're hiding!
Torg: Yes, sir. But the bridge is run by computer. It is the only thing speaking. [Torg's last words]
Kruge: Speaking? Let me hear.
Computer: 9...8...7...6... 5...
Kruge: [shouts] Get out! Get out of there! Get out!
Computer: 2... 1...
[The Enterprise bridge explodes]

James T. Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
Montgomery Scott: Eight weeks, Sir, [Kirk opens his mouth] but ya don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ya in two.
James T. Kirk: Mr.Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
Montgomery Scott: Certainly, Sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
James T. Kirk: [over the intercom] Your reputation is secure, Scotty.

[First look at the USS Excelsior]
Uhura: Would you look at that.
James T. Kirk: My friends, the great experiment... the Excelsior, ready for trial runs.
Hikaru Sulu: She's supposed to have transwarp drive.
Montgomery Scott: Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.
James T. Kirk: Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.

Hikaru Sulu: The word, sir?
James T. Kirk: The word is no. I am therefore going anyway.
Hikaru Sulu: You can count on our help, sir.
James T. Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Sulu, I'll need it.
Pavel Chekov: Shall I alert Dr. McCoy?
James T. Kirk: Please. He has a long journey ahead of him.

James T.Kirk: (He enters McCoys cell. He holds up his hand in the Vulcan hand salute.) How many fingers am I holding up?
Leonard McCoy: That's not very damn funny.
James T. Kirk: You're suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, Doctor.
Leonard McCoy: That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost.

Hikaru Sulu: Don't call me Tiny.

Captain Styles: Ah, Mr. Scott. Calling it a night?
Montgomery Scott: Uh, yes, sir.
Captain Styles: Turning in myself, looking forward to breaking some of the Enterprise's speed records tomorrow.
Montgomery Scott: Ah, yes, sir. Good night.
Elevator voice: Level, please.
Montgomery Scott: Transporter room.
Elevator voice: Thank you.
Montgomery Scott: [under breath] Up your shaft.

James T. Kirk: Scotty, as good as your word.
Montgomery Scott: Aye, sir. The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain. Here, Doctor, souvenirs from one surgeon to another. I took them out of her main transwarp computer drive.
Leonard McCoy: Nice of you to tell me in advance.
James T. Kirk: That's what you get for missing staff meetings, Doctor. Gentleman, your work today has been outstanding. I intend to recommend you all for promotion... in whatever fleet we end up serving. Best speed to Genesis.

David Marcus: I used protomatter in the Genesis matrix.
Saavik: Protomatter, a highly unstable substance which every ethical scientist condones as dangerously unpredictable.
David Marcus: It was the only way to solve certain problems.
Saavik: So like your father, you changed the rules.
David Marcus: If I hadn't, it might have been years or never.
Saavik: How many have paid the price for your impatience? How many have died? How much damage have you done? And what is yet to come?

Kruge: I've come a long way for the power of Genesis, and what do I find? A weakling human, a Vulcan boy, and a woman.
Saavik: My lord, we are survivors of a doomed expedition. This planet will destroy itself in hours. The Genesis experiment is a failure.
Kruge: A failure. The most powerful destructive force ever created. You will tell me the secret of the Genesis torpedo.
Saavik: I have no knowledge.
Kruge: Then I hope pain's something you enjoy.

Kruge: Take every last man. Form a boarding party armed heavily.
Torg: They outnumbered us, my lord.
Kruge: [shouts] We are Klingons! Once you control the ship, we'll transfer our flag there and take Genesis from their own memory banks.

[James, while kicking Kruge off of the cliff's edge]
James T. Kirk: I... have had ENOUGH... of YOU!
[Kruge falls screaming into the lavascape below]

Spock: My father says that you have been my friend. You came back for me.
James T. Kirk: You would have done the same for me.
Spock: Why would you do this?
James T. Kirk: Because the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many.
Spock: (Spock begins to remember) I have been and ever shall be your friend.
James T. Kirk: Yes. Yes, Spock.
Spock: The ship .... out of danger?
James T. Kirk: You saved the ship. You saved us all. Don't you remember?
Spock: Jim .... your name is Jim.
James T. Kirk: Yes. [last lines]