"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" : Quotes


Sulu: "May I remind the captain that if a starship enters the zone..."
Saavik: "I'm aware of my responsibilities, Mister."

Saavik: "Any suggestions, Admiral?"
Kirk: "Prayer, Mr. Saavik. The Klingons don't take prisoners."

Kirk: "Physician heal thyself."
Dr. McCoy
: "Is that all you got to say? What about my performance?"
Kirk: "I'm not a drama critic."

Saavik: "Permission to speak candidly, sir?"
Kirk: "Granted."
Saavik: "I don't believe this was a fair test of my command abilities."
Kirk: "And why not?"
Saavik: "Because...there was no way to win."
Kirk: "A no-win situation is a possibility ever commander may face. Had that not occurred to you?"
Saavik: "No, sir. It had not."
Kirk: "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?"
Saavik: "As I indicated, Admiral, that thought had no occurred to me."
Kirk: "Well, now you have something new to think about. Carry on."

Dr. McCoy: "Admiral, wouldn't it be easier to just put an experienced crew back on the ship?"
Kirk: "Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor."
Uhura: "Now what is that supposed to mean?"

Kirk: "'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' Message, Spock?"
Mr. Spock: "None that I'm conscious of, except, of course, happy birthday. Surely the best of times."

Dr. McCoy: "This is not about age and you know it. It's about you flying a Goddamned computer console when you want to be out there hopping galaxies!"

Dr. McCoy: "Jim, I'm your doctor and I'm your friend. Get back your command. Get it back before you turn into part of this collection...before you really do grow old."

Chekov: "Starship log, stardate: 8130.4. Log entry made by First Officer Pavel Chekov. Starship Reliant on orbital approach to Ceti Alpha VI in conjunction with Project Genesis. We are continuing our search for a lifeless space body to satisfy the requirements for the Genesis experiment. So far, no success."

David: "Every time we have dealings with Starfleet, I get nervous. We are dealing with something that could be...perverted into a dreadful weapon. Remember that overgrown boy scout you used to hang around with? That is exactly the kind of man..."
Carol: "Listen, kiddo, Jim Kirk was many things, but, he was never a boy scout."

Khan: "I don't know you. But, you, I never forget a face, Mister...Chekov...isn't it? I never thought I'd see your face again."

Khan: "He never told you the tale? To amuse your captain? No? Never told you how the Enterprise picked up the Botany Bay lost in space from the year 1996? Myself and the ship's company in cryogenic freeze."
Terrell: "I've never even met Admiral Kirk."
Khan: "ADMIRAL?! Admiral...Admiral...never told you how Admiral Kirk sent seventy of us into exile on this barren sand heap with only the contents of these cargo bays to sustain us?"
Chekov: "You lie! On Ceti Alpha V there was life! A fair chance!"
Khan: "THIS IS CETI ALPHA V! Ceti Alpha VI exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet and everything was laid waste. Admiral Kirk never bothered to check on our progress. It was only the fact of my genetically engineered intellect that allowed us to survive. On Earth...two hundred years ago...I was a prince...with power over millions..."
Chekov: "Captain Kirk was your host. You repaid his hospitality by trying to steal his ship and murder him!"

Khan: "Now tell me...why are you hear? And tell me where I may find...James Kirk..."

Kirk: "I hate inspections."
Sulu: "I'm delighted. Any chance to go aboard the Enterprise."
Kirk: "Well, I for one am glad to have you at the helm for three weeks. I don't think these kids can steer."

Kirk: "Mr. Scott, you old space dog. You're well?"
Scotty: "Oh, I had a wee bout, sir, but, Dr. McCoy pulled me through."
Kirk: "Wee bout of what?"
Dr. McCoy: (piping up) "Shore leave, Admiral..."

Saavik: (in Vulcan) "He's not what I expected."
Mr. Spock: (in Vulcan) "What surprises you, Lieutenant?"
Saavik: (in Vulcan) "He's very...human."
Mr. Spock: (in Vulcan) "Nobody's perfect, Saavik."

Preston: "I believe you'll find everything in order, Admiral."
Kirk: "Oh, do you? Do you have any idea, Midshipman, how many times I've had to listen to Mr. Scott on the comm telling me his troubles? Have you any idea the kind of ribbing I receive in the officer's mess to the affect that the Enterprise is a flying death trap?"
Preston: "Oh, no, sir! The Enterprise is the finest vessel in the fleet! If the admiral can't see that, then he's as blind as a Tiberian bat!"
Kirk: "Midshipman...you're a tiger!"

Dr. McCoy: "Who's been holding up the damn elevator?"

Dr. McCoy: "When it rains, it pours."
Kirk: "As a physician, you of all people should appreciate the danger of re-opening old wounds."
Dr. McCoy: "Sorry!"

Mr. Spock: "If I may be so bold...it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first best destiny. Anything else is a waste of material."
Kirk: "I would not presume to debate you."
Mr. Spock: "That is wise. In any case, were I to invoke logic. Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Kirk: "Or the one."
Mr. Spock: "You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been and always shall be yours."

Kirk: "Mr. Scott?"
Scotty: "Aye, sir?"
Kirk: "We'll be going to warp speed."
Scotty: "Aye, sir!"

Kirk: "I know none of you were expecting this. I'm sorry, but, I'm going to have to ask you to grow up a little sooner. Warp 5, Sulu."
Sulu: "So much for the little training cruise."

Khan: "I'll chase him around the Antares maelstrom and round Nibia and round Perdition's Flame before I give him up!"

Mr. Spock: "As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create."
Dr. McCoy: "Not anymore! Now we can do both at the same time. According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We'll do it for you in six minutes!"
Mr. Spock: "I do not dispute that in the wrong hands..."
Dr. McCoy: "In the wrong hands? Would you mind telling who's are the right hands, my logical friend? Are you in any way in favour of these experiments?"
Kirk: "Gentlemen, gentlemen..."
Mr. Spock: "Really, Dr. McCoy, you must learn to govern your passions. They will be your undoing. Logic suggests..."
Dr. McCoy: "Logic?! My God, man's talking about logic! We're talking about universal Armageddon! You green-blooded, inhuman--!"

Saavik: "Sir, my I quote General Order 12: 'On the approach of any vessel when communications have not been established...'"
Mr. Spock: "Lieutenant, the admiral is well aware of the regulations."

Khan: "Ahh, Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold...in space..."

Khan: "Surely I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I deprived your ship of power and when I swing around I mean to deprive you of your life! But, I wanted you to know first who it was who had beaten you."

Khan: "Time is a luxury you don't have, Admiral."

Sulu: "Sir, you did it."
Kirk: "I DID NOTHING...except get caught with my britches down. I must be going senile. Mr. Saavik, you go right on quoting regulations!"

Scotty: "He stayed at his post...when the trainees ran!"

Mr. Spock: "Jim...be careful."
Dr. McCoy: "We will!"

Mr. Spock: "Admiral, if we go by the book, like Lieutenant Saavik, hours would seem like days."
Kirk: "I read you, Captain. Let's have it."
Mr. Spock: "The situation is grave, Admiral. We won't have main power for six days. Auxiliary power has temporarily failed. Restoration may be possible in two days...by the book, Admiral."

Kirk: "Khan, you bloodsucker! You're going to have to do your own dirty work now, do you hear me? DO YOU?!"
Khan: "Kirk...Kirk, you're still alive, my old friend..."
Kirk: "STILL...'OLD FRIEND.' You've managed to kill just about everyone else, but, like a poor marksman, you KEEP...MISSING...THE TARGET!"
Khan: "Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral."
(Khan beams the Genesis Device away)
Kirk: "Khan...Khan, you've got Genesis, but, you don't have me. If you wanted to kill me, Khan, you're going to have to come down here. You're going to have to come down here!"
Khan: "I've done far worse than kill you...I've hurt you...and I wish to go on...hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me...as you left her...marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet. Buried alive...buried alive..."

Joachim: "Impulse power restored."
Khan: "Excellent. More than a match for poor Enterprise."

Kirk: "I reprogrammed the simulator so it was possible to rescue the ship."
Saavik: "You what?"
David: "He cheated."
Kirk: "Changed the conditions of the test. Got a commendation for original thinking. I don't like to lose."
Saavik: "Then you never faced that situation; faced death."
Kirk: "I don't believe in the no-win scenario."

Joachim: "Impulse power restored."
Khan: "Excellent. More than a match for poor Enterprise."

Kirk: "Regulation 46-A: 'If transmissions are being monitored during battle...'"
Saavik: "'...no un-coded messages on an open channel.'" (to Mr. Spock) "You lied."
Mr. Spock: "I exaggerated."
Kirk: "Hours instead of days. Now, we have minutes instead of hours."

Mr. Spock: "Sauce for the goose, Mr. Saavik. The odds will be even."

Kirk: "This is Admiral Kirk. We tried it once your way, Khan, are you game for a rematch? Khan...I'm laughing at the superior intellect..."
Khan: "Full impulse power!"
Joachim: "No, sir! You have Genesis! You can whatever you--"
Khan: (grabs him) "FULL POWER, DAMN YOU!!"

Kirk: "He's followed me this far, he'll be back...but, from where?"
Mr. Spock: "He's intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates...two dimensional thinking..."

Khan: "No, Kirk...the game's not over. To the last, I will grapple with thee..."

Kirk: "Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead!"

Mr. Spock: (mind melds with Dr. McCoy) "Remember..."

Khan: (watches as the Enterprise limps away) "No! No, you can't get away! From hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"

Khan: "Engine Room, well done, Scotty."
Dr. McCoy: "Jim...I think you better get down here..."
Kirk: "Bones?"
Dr. McCoy: "...better...hurry..."

Dr. McCoy: (holding Kirk back) "No! You'll flood the whole compartment!!"
Kirk: "He'll die!"
Scotty: "Sir, he's dead already..."
Dr. McCoy: "It's too late..."

Kirk: "Spock!"
Mr. Spock: "The ship...out of danger?"
Kirk: "Yes!"
Mr. Spock: "Don't grieve, Admiral...it is logical. The needs of the many...outweigh..."
Kirk: "The needs of the few?"
Mr. Spock: "Or the one. I never took...the Kobayashi Maru test...until now...what do you think of my solution?"
Kirk: (near tears) "Spock..."
Mr. Spock: "I have been...and always shall be...your friend." (puts his hand to the glass in the Vulcan salute) "Live long...and prosper." (turns his back and slumps against the glass, dead)
Kirk: "No..."

Kirk: "We are assembled here to pay final respects to our honoured dead. And yet it should be noted, that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of a new life; the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel the sacrifice a vain or empty one and we shall not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this...of all the souls I have encountered in my travels...his was the most...human..."

David: "Lieutenant Saavik was right. You never have faced death."
Kirk: "No, not like this. I haven't faced death. I've cheated death. Tricked death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing."
David: "You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we deal with death is as important as how we deal with life."
Kirk: "They're just words."
David: "But, good words. That's where ideas begin. Maybe you should listen to them."
Kirk: "Is that what you came here to say?"
David: "Mainly..." (goes to leave, but turns) "...and also that I'm...proud. Very proud...to be your son."

Kirk: "Captain's log, stardate: 8141.6. Starship Enterprise departing for Ceti Alpha V to pick the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant. All is well, and yet I can't help but wondering about the friend I leave behind. 'There are always possibilities', Spock said, and if Genesis is, indeed, life from death, I must return to this place again."

Dr. McCoy: "He's really not dead as long as we remember him."
Kirk: "'It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. Far better resting place I go to than I have ever known.'"
Carol: "Is that a poem?"
Kirk: "No. Something Spock was trying to tell me...on my birthday."
Dr. McCoy: "You okay, Jim? How do you feel?"
Kirk: "Young...I feel young."

Mr. Spock: "Space, the final frontier. These are continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone...before..."