Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country quotes

37 total quotes (ID: 553)

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Chang: Well, most kind. "Parting is such sweet sorrow," hmm, Captain? "Have we not heard the chimes at midnight?" [From Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2, and Henry IV, Part II, Act 3, Scene 2 (paraphrased), respectively.]


James T. Kirk: The Enterprise hosted Chancellor Gorkon and company to dinner last night. Our manners weren't exactly Emily Post. Uh, note to the galley-Romulan ale no longer to be served at diplomatic functions.

Gorkon: [to Kirk] Don't let it end this way, Captain. [last words]

Chang: What would your favorite author say, Captain? "Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings." [From Richard II, Act 3, Scene 2.]

James T. Kirk: [recording] I've never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I've never been able to forgive them for the death of my boy.

Chang: Indeed, the record shows that Captain Kirk once held the rank of admiral, and that Admiral Kirk was broken for taking matters into his own hands in defiance of regulations of the law! Do you deny being demoted for these charges?! Don't wait for the translation! Answer me now! [Similar words were originally spoken by Adlai Stevenson to Valerian Zorin in an emergency session of the United Nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis.]

Commandant: This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade. No guard tower. No electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. "Punishment" means exile from prison to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive. [A naked man is dragged out of the prison and thrown into the tundra] Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die. [References to Bridge on the River Kwai and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea]

[Just after Kirk knocked out an alien in Rura Penthe]
Kirk: I was lucky surprised that guy had knees.
Martia: That was not his knee. [Kirk and McCoy stare at each other in disbelief] Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place, Captain.
Kirk: Bones, see what you can do for him. Let him know we're not holding a grudge.
Leonard McCoy: Suppose he's holding a grudge?

Martia: I thought I would assume a pleasing shape. [From Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2]

Valeris: Four hundred years ago on the planet Earth, workers who felt their livelihood threated by automation flung their wooden shoes called sabots into the machines to stop them.
[Chekov and Uhura look confused]
Valeris: Hence the word sabotage.
Uhura: We are experiencing technical malfunction. All backup systems inoperative.
Chekov: Excellent-I mean, too bad.

James T. Kirk: I'm a great one for rushing in where angels fear to tread. [Paraphrasing from Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism.]

Chang: Oh, now, be honest, Captain... warrior to warrior...you do prefer it this way, don't you? As it was meant to be. No peace in our time. Once more unto the breach...dear friends. [From Neville Chamberlain's famous speech after the signing of the Munich Agreement, and Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1, respectively.]

Chang: Tickle us, do we not laugh? Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us...shall we not revenge? [Paraphrased, The Merchant of Venice, Act 3, Scene 1.]

Spock: Doctor, would you care to assist me in performing surgery on a torpedo?
Leonard McCoy: Fascinating.

Chang: The game's afoot, huh? [wags index finger at weapons officer, signalling him to fire torpedoes] [From Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1 (also a reference to Sherlock Holmes).]