Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home quotes

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[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."



James T. Kirk: Scotty, beam me up. [This is the actual line uttered. See List of misquotations or Star Trek: The Original Series.]

[The crew is pondering what their ship will be.]
Leonard McCoy: The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe. We'll get a freighter.
Hikaru Sulu: With all respect, Doctor, I'm counting on Excelsior.
Montgomery Scott: Excelsior? Why in God's name would you want that bucket of bolts?
James T. Kirk: A ship is a ship.
Montgomery Scott: Whatever you say, sir. Thy will be done.
[The new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A emerges.]
James T. Kirk: My friends... we've come home.

Hikaru Sulu: Helm ready, Captain.
James T. Kirk: All right, Mr. Sulu. Let's see what she's got. [last lines]

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?

The cast and crew of Star Trek wish to dedicate this film to the men and women of the spaceship Challenger whose courageous spirit shall live to the 23rd century and beyond... [Opening dedication text]

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

Sarek: Klingon justice is a unique point of view, Mr. President. Genesis was perfectly named-- the creation of life, not death. The Klingons shed the first blood while attempting to possess its secrets.
Klingon Ambassador: Vulcans are well-known as the intellectual puppets of this Federation.
Sarek: Your vessel did destroy U.S.S. Grissom. Your men did kill Kirk's son. Do you deny these events?
Klingon Ambassador: [proudly] We deny nothing. We have the right to preserve our race.
Sarek: You have the right to commit murder?

[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.

Taxi driver: [disgruntled] Why don't you watch where you're going, you dumb-ass!
James T. Kirk: Well, a double dumb-ass on you!

[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?

[Over 20th Century America]
James T. Kirk: This is an extremely primitive and paranoid culture.

Spock: They like you very much, but they're not the hell your whales.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: I suppose they told you that?
Spock: The hell they did.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: Right.

Spock: Excuse me. Weren't those a birthday present from Dr. McCoy?
James T. Kirk: And they will be again. That's the beauty of it. [to the Antique store owner] How much?
Antique store owner: Well, they'd be worth more if the lenses were intact. I'll give you one hundred dollars.
James T. Kirk: Is that a lot?