Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country quotes

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Miscellany


Spock: It is a depiction from ancient Earth mythology—the expulsion from Paradise.
Valeris: Why keep it in your quarters?
Spock: It is a reminder to me that all things end.


Chancellor Gorkon: I offer a toast. The undiscovered country...the future.
Everyone: The undiscovered country.
Spock: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1.
Gorkon: You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.
Chang: taH pagh taHbe' [Klingons laugh]

Spock: An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. [The fictional character Sherlock Holmes says this in the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.]

For Gene Roddenberry [Opening dedication text.]

Hikaru Sulu: My god. Shields. SHIELDS!

Brigadier Kerla: This is Brigadier Kerla, speaking for the High Command. There has been an incident on Praxis. However, everything is under control. We have no need for assistance. Obey treaty stipulations and remain outside the Neutral Zone. This transmission ends now.
Hikaru Sulu: An "incident."
Janice Rand: Do we report this, sir?
Hikaru Sulu: Are you kidding?

Spock: Good morning. Two months ago, a Federation starship monitored an explosion on the Klingon moon, Praxis. We believed it was caused by overmining and insufficient safety precautions. The moon's decimation means a deadly pollution of their ozone. They will have depleted their supply of oxygen in approximately 50 Earth years. Due to their enormous military budget, the Klingon economy does not have the resources with which to combat this catastrophe. Last month, at the behest of the Vulcan ambassador, I opened a dialogue with Gorkon, Chancellor of the Klingon High Council. He proposes to commence negotiations at once.
Admiral Cartwright: Negotiations for what?
Spock: The dismantling of our space stations and starbases of along the Neutral Zone, an end to almost 70 years of unremitting hostility which the Klingons can no longer afford.

Spock: There is an old Vulcan proverb — "Only Nixon could go to China."

James T. Kirk: They're animals.
Spock: Jim...there is an historic opportunity here.
James T. Kirk: Don't believe them. Don't trust them.
Spock: They are dying.
James T. Kirk: Let them die. Has it occurred to you that this crew is due to stand down in three months? We've done our bit for king and country. You should have trusted me.

Spock: The lieutenant was the first Vulcan to be graduated at the top of her class at the Academy.
James T. Kirk: You must be very proud.
Valeris: I don't believe so, sir.
Leonard McCoy: She's a Vulcan, all right.

James T. Kirk: Captain's Log, Stardate 9522.6. I've never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I can never forgive them for the death of my boy. It seems to me our mission to escort the Chancellor of the Klingon High Council to a peace summit is problematic at best. Spock says this could be an historic occasion and I'd like to believe him, but how on Earth can history get past people like me?

Spock: Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.

Pavel Chekov: Guess who's coming to dinner? [Reference to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a 1967 film.]

Chang: "To be or not to be?" That is the question which preoccupies our people, Captain Kirk. We need breathing room.
James T. Kirk: Earth. Hitler, 1938.
Chang: I beg your pardon?
Gorkon: Well...I see we have a long way to go.

Gorkon: You don't trust me, do you? I don't blame you. If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it. [The phrase "brave new world" is from The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1.]