Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture quotes

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Miscellany


Commander Branch: Enterprise, the cloud is definitely a power field of some kind. Measures-- My God-- over [82/two] AUs in diameter. Must be something incredible inside there generating it. We're transmitting linguacode friendship messages on all frequencies. No response. ["82 AUs" in 1979 theatrical version and 1983 television version, "two AUs" in 2001 Director's Edition.]


James T. Kirk: Decker.
Willard Decker: I'm gonna key the final sequence through the ground test computer.
Leonard McCoy: Decker! You don't know what that'll do to you!
Willard Decker: Yes, I do, Doctor.
James T. Kirk: Decker, don't.
Willard Decker: Jim, I want this. As much as you wanted the Enterprise, I want this.

James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one.
Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir.
Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir?
James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway. [last lines]

James T. Kirk: Spock, did we just see the beginning of a new life-form?
Spock: Yes, Captain. We witnessed a birth. Possibly a next step in our evolution.
James T. Kirk: I wonder.
Leonard McCoy: Well, it's been a long time since I delivered a baby. And I hope we got this one off to a good start.
James T. Kirk: I hope so too. I think we gave it the ability to create its own sense of purpose... out of our own human weaknesses... and the drive that compels us to overcome them.
Leonard McCoy: And a lot of foolish human emotions. Right, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Quite true, Doctor. Unfortunately, It will have to deal with them as well.

James T. Kirk: Time to impact?
Ilia: Twenty seconds.
James T. Kirk: Mr. Chekov, stand by on phasers!
Willard Decker: NO!!! Belay that phaser order! (walks to Chekov) Arm photon torpedoes!

James T. Kirk: Well, Bones, do the new medical facilities meet with your approval?
Leonard McCoy: They do not. It's like working in a damn computer center.

James T. Kirk: Yeoman?
Yeoman: Yes, sir?
James T. Kirk: What was the problem down there?
Yeoman: He insisted we go first, sir. Said something about first seeing how it scrambled our molecules.
James T. Kirk: [to Rand] Has a familiar ring, doesn't it? Starfleet, this is Captain Kirk. Beam that officer up now. [Preceding dialogue in 2001 Director's Edition only. Following dialogue included in all versions of the film, and a continuation of the same scene in the 2001 Director's Edition.]
James T. Kirk: Well, for a man who swore he'd never return to Starfleet--
Leonard McCoy: Just a moment, Captain, sir. I'll explain what happened. Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little-known, seldon-used reserve activation clause. In simpler language, Captain, they drafted me!
James T. Kirk: They didn't.
Leonard McCoy: This was your idea. This was your idea, wasn't it?
James T. Kirk: Bones, there's a thing out there.
Leonard McCoy: Why is any object we don't understand always called a thing?
James T. Kirk: Headed this way. I need you. Damn it, Bones, I need you. Badly!

Leonard McCoy: Spock, you haven't changed a bit. You're just as warm and sociable as ever.
Spock: Nor have you, doctor, as your continued predilection for irrelevancy demonstrates.
James T. Kirk: Gentlemen. At last report, you were on Vulcan... apparently to stay.
Leonard McCoy: Yes, you were undergoing the "Kolanear" discipline.
James T. Kirk: Sit down.
Spock: If you are referring to the Kolinahr, Doctor, you are correct.

Leonard McCoy: Well, Jim, I hear Chapel's an M.D. now. Well I'm going to need a top nurse... not a doctor who will argue every little diagnosis with me. And they probably redesigned the whole sick bay too! I know engineers. They love to change things.

Spock: On Vulcan I began sensing a consciousness... from a source more powerful than I have ever encountered. Thought patterns of exactingly perfect order. I believe they emanate from the intruder. I believe it may hold my answers.

Spock: V'Ger must evolve. Its knowledge has reached the limits of this universe, and it must evolve. What it requires of its god, Doctor, is the answer to its question -- Is there nothing more?
Leonard McCoy: What more is there than the universe, Spock?
Willard Decker: Other dimensions. Higher levels of being.
Spock: The existence of which cannot be proven logically. Therefore, V'Ger is incapable of believing in them.
James T. Kirk: What V'Ger needs in order to evolve... is a human quality-- our capacity to leap beyond logic.
Willard Decker: And joining with its creator might accomplish that.
Leonard McCoy: You mean this machine wants to physically join with a human? Is that possible?
Willard Decker: Let's find out.

Uhura: A faint signal from Starfleet, sir. Intruder cloud has been located on their outer moniters for the past 27 minutes. Cloud dissipating rapidly as it approaches.
Hikaru Sulu: Starfleet reports forward velocity has slowed to sub-warp speed. We are three minutes from Earth orbit.

Uhura: Captain, Starfleet reports our last six crew members are ready to beam up, but one of them is refusing to step into the transporter.
James T. Kirk: Oh? I'll see to it that he beams up. Transporter room.

Uhura: It could hold a crew of tens of thousands.
Leonard McCoy: Or a crew of a thousand ten miles tall.
Pavel Chekov: I'll take over now.
Ensign: Aye, sir.
James T. Kirk: Evaluation, Mr. Spock.
Spock: Facinating. That vessel is generating a force field greater than the radiation of Earth's sun. [1983 television version only.]

Willard Decker: Admiral, this is an almost totally new Enterprise. You don't know her a tenth as well as I do.
James T. Kirk: That's why you're staying aboard. I'm sorry, Will.
Willard Decker: No, Admiral, I don't think you're sorry. Not one damn bit. I remember when you recommended me for this command. You told me how envious you were and how much you hoped you'd find a way to get a starship command again. Well, sir, it looks like you found a way.
James T. Kirk: Report to the bridge, Commander, immediately.
Willard Decker: Aye, sir.