Best quotes from TOS...?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Joel_Kirk, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

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    From Elaan of Troyus:

    Kirk: "Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are totally logical. That is the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim."
     
  2. Captrek

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    ...that looks like a piece of plastic weighing about two pounds.
     
  3. skylark14

    skylark14 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Oh yes, their by-play is always the best. Another one along these lines that I always liked was from Bread and Circuses, again maybe not quite verbatim: "Why doctor, I had no idea you were trained. Watching you, I had always assumed it was trial and err-or."
     
  4. Sky

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    For some reason I always have to laugh at T'Pau's "Ze air is ze air. What can be done."
     
  5. T.EarlGrey.Hot.

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    Thanks :)
     
  6. Captrek

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    “I don’t know what you are but you’re not a woman. You’ve tortured my men and taken their minds from them. You ask for love and return pain instead.”

    By that standard, a lot of women aren’t women. My ex included.
     
  7. Warped9

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    "Good, honest hated. Very Refreshing."

    and...

    "Smile and smile. I don't trust men who smile too much."

    and...

    "Think of it. In space above us the fate of the galaxy will be decided for the next ten thousand years."

    and...

    "Fools! Will I have to kill them all?"

    --Klingon Commander Kor from "Errand Of Mercy"
     
  8. Willieck

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    Not stricly from TOS but Generations which is half and half; my sig; "Time is the fire in which we burn".
     
  9. Tribbles

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    From Bread and Circuses:

    McCoy (to Spock): "You know why you're not afraid to die, Spock? You're more afraid of living. Each day you stay alive is just one more day you might slip and let your human half peek out. That's it, isn't it? Insecurity."

    The way Spock looks away from him in response says everything.
     
  10. Gov Kodos

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    The 'I Mudd' conversation about Norman between McCoy and Spock is a classic in their arguements

    MCCOY: Yes. There's something odd about that man, and I can't quite pinpoint it.
    SPOCK: Perhaps you're making a rather hasty judgment. Mister Norman has only been aboard seventy two hours.
    MCCOY: I know when something doesn't strike me right, and he doesn't.
    SPOCK: Specifics, Doctor. Labels do not make arguments.
    MCCOY: All right. There's something wrong about a man who never smiles, whose conversation never varies from the routine of the job, and who won't talk about his background.
    SPOCK: I see.
    MCCOY: Spock, I mean that it's odd for a non-Vulcan. The ears make all the difference.
    SPOCK: I find your argument strewn with gaping defects in logic.
    MCCOY: Maybe, but you can't evaluate a man by logic alone. Besides, he has avoided two appointments that I've made for his physical exam without reason.
    SPOCK: That's not at all surprising, Doctor. He's probably terrified of your beads and rattles.
     
  11. Kirk here

    Kirk here Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Others posted these first, but they're some of my faves:

    Hear, hear! One that today's society full of people wanting "instant gratification" would do well to learn.

    My "History of Western Civilization" professor quoted this in reference to WWI. He gave extra credit to the guy who identified Spock as the source.

    The first is still the best.

    The way the scene ends is great also.

    Spock: "Really, Doctor?"

    McCoy: "I Know. I'm worried about Jim, too."

    Great writing. The friendship is shown thorugh the fight.

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    Some that weren't posted:

    "The more advanced the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play."

    "When dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating."
    Rather ironic when you consider it's from a TV show.

    "God? But still driven by human frailty." *looks into camera* "Do you like what you see?"
    Actually, Kirk's whole talk with Dr. Dehner through his confrontation with Gary Mitchell is TOS at its best, IMnsHO.

    "Well, I can think of ONE way right off!"
    and...
    "You'll need somethin' to wash that down with."
    and...
    "It's green!"
     
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  12. RookieBatman

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    That scene, and especially that line, makes the whole episode worth it. :techman:
     
  13. Nero's Shadow

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    Love that quote showed it my friend last week we are still shouting it at each other at work lol

    Another great one liner quote has to be he,s dead jim ? Lol :rommie:
     
  14. Joel_Kirk

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  15. Captrek

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    “I am not Spock.” — Leonard Nimoy

    “I am not Leonard Nimoy.” — Herbert
     
  16. Joel_Kirk

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    "I am Spock"-Leonard Nimoy, 1995
     
  17. Sky

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    "I am not Spock either" - Nichelle Nichols
     
  18. RookieBatman

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    "I am Spock, and I'm also Scotty" - Comicbook Guy, quoting the title of Nimoy's fictitious third book.
     
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