April 9, 2013

50 Quotes From The ‘Star Trek’ Movies, In Order Of Awesomeness

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…And by ‘Star Trek movies,’ I mean the original real ones, with Captain Kirk in them, and let’s not have a big debate about this; those are the real ones and it’s my list. Some quotes are probably off from memory, as always. Also, 98% of the quotes are from ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,’ because let’s face it, it’s the greatest movie ever made. And no, “Khan!” is not on the list, so start complaining about that if you want to. That was too obvious to put on the list. Anyway; here’s the list–

  1. “For everything, there is a first time.”
  2. “I have been — and always shall be — your friend.”
  3. “Live long, and prosper.”
  4. “Space… the final frontier.”‘
  5. “So much for the little training cruise.”
  6. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.”
  7. “He tasks me. He tasks me; and I shall have him. I’ll chase him ’round the moons of Nibia and ’round the Antares maelstrom and ’round Perdition’s flames before I give him up.”
  8. This… is Ceti Alpha Five.”
  9. “Do not grieve, Admiral. It was logical. The needs of the… many outweigh… “…The needs of the few.” (…Spock grimaces, nods.) “…Or the one.”
  10. “Lieutenant, you are looking at the only man to beat the no-win scenario.”
  11. “Everyone remember where we parked.”
  12. “Genesis?” (Blank pause.) “What’s that?”
  13. “Let them eat static.”
  14. “Do you know the old Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold? It is very cold — in space.”
  15. “Time’s up — Admiral.” “…Here it comes.”
  16. “…Warp speed.”
  17. “You cheated.”
  18. “You lied.”
  19. “I changed the conditions of the test. I don’t like to lose.”
  20. “No, Kirk, no. You’ll not escape. From hell’s heart, I stab at thee. …For spite’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.”
  21. “I’ll say this for him; he’s consistent.”
  22. “Hours instead of days! Now, we have minutes instead of hours.”
  23. “I’ve done far worse than kill you. …I’ve hurt you; and I intend to go on… hurting you. I will leave you as you left me; as you left her. Marooned for all eternity at the center of a dead planet. …Buried alive; buried alive….”
  24. “How do I feel? I feel old — worn out.” “…Then let me show you something that will make you feel… young — as when the world was new.
  25. “The word is given.”
  26. “Yours — is the superior intellect.”
  27. “You’ve never really faced death, have you?” “...No; not like this. I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity; I know nothing.”
  28. “You knew enough — to tell Lieutenant Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.”
  29. “…Just words.”
  30. “But good words; that’s where ideas begin. …Maybe you should listen to them.”
  31. “Simple… logic.”
  32. “I like to believe that there are always possibilities.”
  33. “Don’t tell me — you’re from outer space.” “…No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in space.”
  34. “…Damn.” (…Tosses symbolically shattered glasses aside.)
  35. “This isn’t reality. This — is fantasy.”
  36. “…Ship? Out of danger?”
  37. “Please let me know if there’s some other way we can screw up tonight.”
  38. “He’s so… human.” (She shudders.) “…Nobody’s perfect, Saavik.”
  39. “NUCLEAR WESSELS.”
  40. “Admiral! There be whales here!”
  41. Don’t — call me ‘tiny.'”
  42. “‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ …Message, Spock?” “…None that I am conscious of — save, perhaps, for ‘Happy Birthday.‘”
  43. “Of my friend I can only say this: of all the souls that I met on my travels, his was the most… human.”
  44. “It’s a — far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before; a far better resting place I go to than I have ever known.” “…Is that a poem?” “…Mmm. Something Spock was trying to tell me — on my birthday.”
  45. “…Admiral? All my hopes.” (…The men shimmer into light and then vanish.)
  46. “Well, once again, we’ve saved civilization as we know it.” “…And the good news is, they’re not going to prosecute.
  47. “To boldly go where no man — where no one — has gone… before.”
  48. “Let’s see what’s out there.”
  49. “Course heading, Captain?”
  50. “…Second star to the right — and straight on ’til morning.” TC mark
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