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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) quotes

17 total quotes

Leonard McCoy
Transporter chief
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View Quote Commander Branch: Enterprise, the cloud is definitely a power field of some kind. Measures— my God— over 82 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.

View Quote Hikaru Sulu: He wanted her back. He got her.
Alien Ensign: And Captain Decker? He's been with this ship every minute of her refitting.
Uhura: Ensign, the possibilities of our returning from this mission in one piece may have just doubled. 2001 Director's Edition only.

View Quote James T. Kirk: All right, explanation. Why was my phaser order countermanded?
Willard Decker: Sir, the Enterprise redesign increases phaser power by channeling it through the main engines. When they went into anti-matter imbalance, the phasers were automatically cut-off.
James T. Kirk: (crestfallen) Then you acted properly, of course.
Willard Decker: Thank you, sir. I'm sorry if I embarrassed you.
James T. Kirk: You saved the ship.
Willard Decker: I'm aware of that, sir.
James T. Kirk: (getting angry) Stop...competing with me, Decker.
View Quote James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one.
Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir.
Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir?
James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway. Concluding lines

View Quote 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.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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. Following dialogue included in all versions of the film.

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, seldom-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!
View Quote 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.
View Quote Montgomery Scott: The crew haven't had near enough transition time with all the new equipment. And the engines—they're not even tested at warp power. And an untried captain.
James T. Kirk: Two-and-a-half years as chief of Starfleet Operations may have made me a little stale, but I wouldn't exactly consider myself ... untried. (Scott looks to Kirk in surprise) They gave her back to me, Scotty.
Montgomery Scott: Gave her back sir? I doubt it were that easy with Nogura.
James T. Kirk: (attempting a scottish accent) Ye Right. (both men chuckle)
Montgomery Scott: Well any man who could manage such a feat I would nea dare disappoint...she'll launch on time Sir...and she'll be ready. (lays a fatherly hand on Kirks arm)
View Quote Uhura: It could hold a crew of tens of thousands.
Leonard McCoy: Or a crew of a thousand ten miles tall. 1983 television version

View Quote 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.
View Quote Enterprise, what we got back didn't live long... fortunately.
View Quote It learns fast, doesn't it?
View Quote Spock, this child is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do? Spank it?
View Quote This simple feeling, is beyond V'Ger's comprehension.