Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country quotes

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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.]


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.

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.

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).]

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.

[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?

James T. Kirk: [voiceover] Captain's Log, Stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun and journey to all the undiscovered countries boldy going where no man, where no one...has gone before. [last lines]

For Gene Roddenberry [Opening dedication text.]

Chang: To be... or not... to be... [last words]
[From Hamlet, Act III, Scene I]

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

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

[Chang quotes from Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 1.]
Chang: I am constant as the Northern Star...
Leonard McCoy: [to Spock] I'd give real money if he'd [Chang] shut up.

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

Leonard McCoy: [to Spock] Bet you wish you'd stood in bed.

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?