Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home quotes

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Spock: Admiral, may I ask you a question?
James T. Kirk: Spock, don't call me Admiral. You used to call me Jim. Don't you remember "Jim"? What's your question?
Spock: Your use of language has altered since our arrival. It is currently laced with, shall I say, more colorful metaphors-- "Double dumb-ass on you" and so forth.
James T. Kirk: You mean the profanity?
Spock: Yes.
James T. Kirk: That's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays any attention to you unless you swear every other word. You'll find it in all the literature of the period.
Spock: For example?
James T. Kirk: [thinks] Oh, the complete works of Jacqueline Susan, the novels of Harold Robbins....
Spock: Ah... The giants.


Spock: To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Who ever said the human race was logical?

[Kirk and Spock are walking back to San Francisco from Sausalito when Dr. Gillian Taylor stops and offers them a lift]
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Well, if it isn't Robin Hood and Friar Tuck. Where're you fellahs heading?
Kirk: Back to San Francisco.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Came all the way down here to jump in and swim with the kiddies, huh?
Kirk: There's really very little point in my trying to explain.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: I buy that. What about him?
Kirk: He's harmless. Back in the sixties he was part of the Free Speech movement at Berkeley. I think he did too much LDS.

[Uhura and Chekov getting directions from a police officer to the Alameda Naval Air Station]
Pavel Chekov: Hello, we are looking for the naval base in Alameda. It's where they keep the nuclear wessels.
[Uhura and Chekov look at each another]
Pavel Chekov: Nu-clee-ar wessels.

Pavel Chekov: Admiral, we have found the nuclear wessel.
James T. Kirk: Well done, team two.
Pavel Chekov: And, Admiral... it is the Enterprise.
[Kirk and Spock look at each other]
James T. Kirk: Understood. What's your plan?
Pavel Chekov: We will beam in tonight, collect the photons, and beam out. No one will ever know we were there.
James T. Kirk: Understood and approved. Keep me informed. Kirk out.

James T. Kirk: If we play our cards right, we may be able to find out where those whales are being released.
Spock: How will playing cards help?

Dr. Gillian Taylor: You guys like Italian?
Spock: No.
James T. Kirk: Yes.
Spock: No.
James T. Kirk: Yes.
Spock: No.
James T. Kirk: Yes. I love Italian. [looks at Spock] And so do you.
Spock: Yes.

Dr. Nichols: what did you have in mind?
Leonard McCoy: Perhaps the professor can use your computer?
Montgomery Scott: Computer. Computer. Ah. [McCoy hands him a mouse and he speaks over it] Hello, computer.
Dr. Nichols: Just use the keyboard.
Montgomery Scott: The keyboard. How quaint.

[Pavel Chekov is being interrogated aboard the Ranger]
Interrogator: Ok, let's take it from the top.
Pavel Chekov: The top of what?
Interrogator: Name.
Chekov: My name?
Interrogator: [sarcastically] No, my name!
Chekov: I do not know your name.
Interrogator:You play games with me mister, and you're through!
Chekov: I am? May I go now?

Dr. Gillian Taylor: Don't tell me they don't use money in the 23rd Century.
James T. Kirk: Well, we don't.

James T. Kirk: Spock, where the hell is the power you promised me?
Spock: One damn minute, Admiral.
Montgomery Scott: [over the intercom] I'm ready, Spock. Let's find George and Gracie.

Spock: Guessing is not in my nature, doctor.
Leonard McCoy: Well... nobody's perfect.

Montgomery Scott: Admiral, there be whales here!
James T. Kirk: Well done, Mr. Scott. How soon can we be ready for warp speed?
Montgomery Scott: Full power now, sir.
James T. Kirk: If you will, Mr. Sulu.
Hikaru Sulu: Aye, sir. Warp speed.

James T. Kirk: Mr. Spock, have you accounted for the variable mass of whales and water in your time re-entry program?
Spock: Mr. Scott cannot give me exact figures, Admiral, so... I will make a guess.
James T. Kirk: A guess? You, Spock? That's extraordinary.
Spock: [to McCoy] I don't think he understands.
Leonard McCoy: No, Spock. He means that he feels safer about your guesses than most other people's facts.
Spock: Then you're saying... it is a compliment?
Leonard McCoy: It is.
Spock: Ah. Then I will try to make the best guess I can.

[Spock joins the other accused at the tribunal.]
Federation President: Captain Spock, you do not stand accused.
Spock: Mr. President, I stand with my shipmates.
Federation President: As you wish.The charges and specifications are, Conspiracy, Assault on Federation Officers, Theft of Federation Property, namely the starship Enterprise. Sabotage of the USS Excelsior. Willful destruction of Federation Property, specifically the aforementioned USS Enterprise, and finally Disobeying direct orders of the Starfleet Commander. Admiral Kirk, how do you plead?"
Kirk:"On behalf of all of us Mr. President, I am authorized to plead guilty."
Federation President:"So entered. Because of certain mitigating circumstances, all charges but one are summarily dismissed. The remaining charge, disobeying orders of a superior officer, is directed solely at Admiral Kirk. I'm sure the admiral will recognize the necessity of keeping discipline in any chain of command?"
Kirk:"I do, sir."
Federation President:"James T. Kirk, it is the judgment of this council that you be reduced in rank to captain. And that as a consequence of your new rank, you be given the duties for which you have demonstrated unswerving ability, the command of a starship. Captain Kirk, you and your crew have saved this planet from its own short-sightedness and we are forever in your debt."