Star Trek Generations
Star Trek Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. It is often referred to as just Generations. It is the first film in the series to star the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is a symbolic passing of the torch of the film series from the original series cast to the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I've become aware that there are fewer days ahead than there are behind. I took some comfort from the fact that the family would go on, but now there'll be no more Picards.
- Somehow I doubt that this will be the last ship to carry the name Enterprise.
Captain James T. Kirk
(to Enterprise-B helmswoman Demora Sulu) It wouldn't be the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm.
(to Picard in the Nexus) Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of [the Enterprise] because while you're there, you can make a difference.
(last words) It was... fun. Oh, my.
Dr. Tolian Soran
- [Sees Captain Kirk on his facility on Veridian III] Just who the hell are you?
- [Captures Captain Kirk] Actually, I am familar with history. And if I'm not mistaken, you're dead.
- [Sees Picard on his rocket launcher] PICARD! Get away from that launcher. NOW!!!
- John Harriman: I remember reading about your missions when I was in grade school.
- James T. Kirk: Oh, really?
- James T. Kirk: Congratulations, Ensign. It wouldn't be the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm.
- Demora Sulu: Thank you, sir.
- Pavel Chekov: I'm sure Hikaru must be very proud of you.
- Demora Sulu: I hope so.
- Pavel Chekov: [wistful] I was never that young.
- James T. Kirk: [smiling] No... you were younger.
- Montgomery Scott: Finding retirement a little lonely, are we?
- James T. Kirk: You know, I'm glad you're an engineer. With tact like that, you'd make a lousy psychiatrist.
- James T. Kirk: Take us out.
- Pavel Chekov: Very good, sir.
- Montgomery Scott: Brought a tear to me eye.
- James T. Kirk: Oh, be quiet.
- [After James T. Kirk continues to repeatedly stand and sit nervously upon hearing John Harriman's reasons for not responding to distress call]
- Montgomery Scott: Admiral, is there something wrong with your chair?
- James T. Kirk': You left spacedock without a tractor beam?
- John Harriman: It won't be installed until Tuesday.
- Pavel Chekov: How big is your medical staff?
- John Harriman: The medical staff... doesn't arrive till Tuesday.
- Pavel Chekov: [speaks Russian, then points to two members of the onboard news crew] You and you, you've just become nurses. Let's go.
- John Harriman: Captain Kirk, I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.
- James T. Kirk: First, move us within transporter range, beam those people aboard the Enterprise.
- John Harriman: What about the gravimetric distortions? They'll tear us apart.
- James T. Kirk: Risk is part of the game if you want to sit in that chair.
- John Harriman: Helm, close to within transporter range.
- James T. Kirk: Second, [to reporter] turn that damned thing off.
- William Riker: "We the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, being of sound mind and judgement, hereby make the following charges against Lieutenant Worf. One, that he did knowingly and willfully perform above and beyond the call of duty on countless occasions. Two--most seriously-- that he has earned the admiration and respect of the entire crew."
- Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf, I hereby promote you to the rank of Lieutenant Commander with all the rights and priviledges thereto. And may God have mercy on your soul.
- Jean-Luc Picard: If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's never underestimate a Klingon.
- William Riker: Computer, remove the plank!
- [Worf falls into the ocean]
- Jean-Luc Picard: Number One, that's "retract plank," not "remove plank."
- William Riker: Of course, sir. [leans over the side toward Worf] Sorry!
- [Data finds a drink unpleasant - for the first time ever due to his newly implanted emotional chip.]
- Data: I believe this beverage has produced an emotional response.
- La Forge: Really? What do you feel?
- Data: I'm uncertain... (while he grimaces) because I have little experiencie with emotions I'm not able to... articulate the sensation.
- Guinan: (astounded) Emotions?
- La Forge: I'll explain you later.
- [Data continues to drink and continues to grimace]
- Guinan: Looks like he hates it.
- Data: That is it. That is it! I hate this!
- La Forge: Looks like the chip is working.
- [Data takes another drink and cocks his head to the side while grimacing]
- Data: Ooooh, I hate this! It is revolting! (Data finishes his glass of beverage)
- Guinan: More?
- Data: Please!
- Tolian Soran: They say time is the fire in which we burn. Right now, Captain, my time is running out. We leave so many things unfinished in our lives. [softly] I know you understand.
- [Data is laughing.]
- Data: I get it!
- Geordi La Forge: You get what?
- Data: When you said to Commander Riker, "The clown can stay, but the Ferengi in the gorilla suit has to go." Ha ha ha!
- Geordi La Forge: What are you talking about?
- Data: During the Farpoint mission. We were on the bridge. You told a joke. That was the punch line.
- Geordi La Forge: The Farpoint-- Data, that was seven years ago.
- Data: I know. I just got it. Ha ha ha! Very funny.
- Geordi La Forge: Data, come take a look at this, will you? Have you ever seen a solar probe with this kind of configuration?
- Data: [uses his tricorder as a hand puppet] No, Geordi, I have not. Have you? [to his tricorder] No, I have not. It is most unusual. [laughs] Mister Tricorder!
- [Data attenuates the axial servo in his arm to open a magnetically sealed door.]
- Data: Open sesame! (turns to Geordi La Forge) You could say... I have a magnetic personality. Ha ha ha!
- Tolian Soran: Have you ever considered a prosthesis that would make you look a little more... how can I say... more normal?
- Geordi La Forge: What's normal?
- Tolian Soran: What's normal? Well, that's a good question. Normal is what everyone else is and you are not.
- Tolian Soran: Welcome, Captain. You must think I'm quite the madman, hmm?
- Jean-Luc Picard: The thought had crossed my mind.
- B'Etor: [about Dr. Crusher, disgustedly] Human females are so repulsive.
- Jean-Luc Picard: What you're about to do, Soran, is no different from when the Borg destroyed your world. They killed millions, too, including your wife... your children.
- Tolian Soran: [smiles] Nice try. You know there, was a time when I wouldn't hurt a fly. Then the Borg came, and they showed me that if there is one constant in this whole universe, it's death. Afterwards, I began to realize that it didn't really matter. We're all going to die sometime. It's just a question of how and when. You will, too, Captain. Aren't you beginning to fell time gaining on you? It's like a predator. It's stalking you. Oh, you can try and outrun it with doctor, medicines, new technologies, but in the end, time is going to hunt you down and make the kill.
- Jean-Luc Picard: It's our mortality that defines us, Soran. It's part of the truth of our existence.
- Tolian Soran: What if I told you I found a new truth?
- Jean-Luc Picard: The nexus?
- Tolian Soran: Time has no meaning there. The predator has no teeth.
- [The Duras sisters spy on Geordi]
- Lursa: Where is he [La Forge] now?
- B'Etor: I don't know. He bathed. Now he's roaming the ship. He must be the only engineer in Starfleet who doesn't go to Engineering.
- William Riker: Data, the sensors can't penetrate the planet's ionosphere. There's too much interference. Can you find a way to scan for life forms?
- Data: I would be happy to, sir. I just love scanning for life forms. [begins singing and playing tune on console] Life forms, You tiny little life forms, You precious little life forms, Where are you?
- Tolian Soran: Now, you'll have to excuse me, Captain. I have an appointment with eternity, and I don't want to be late.
- Data: [sitting at the operations console, bracing for crash landing of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D] Oh, shit!
- James T. Kirk: You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?
- Jean-Luc Picard: You're a Starfleet officer. You have a duty.
- James T. Kirk: I don't need to be lectured by you. I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers. I'd say the galaxy owes me one.
- James T. Kirk: Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise? What's the name of that planet? Veridian III?
- Jean-Luc Picard: Yes.
- James T. Kirk: I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim.
- Jean-Luc Picard: You could say that.
- James T. Kirk: You know, if Spock were here, he'd say that I was an irrational, illogical human being for taking on a mission like that. Sounds like fun.
- Tolian Soran: Just who the hell are you?
- Jean-Luc Picard: He's James T. Kirk. Don't you read history?
- Tolian Soran: [to Kirk] Actually, I am familiar with history, Captain, and if I'm not too much mistaken, you're dead.
- James T. Kirk: Did we do it? Did we make a difference?
- Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, yes. We made a difference. Thank you.
- James T. Kirk: The least I could do... for the captain of the Enterprise. It was... fun. Oh, my.
- [Kirk's last words]
- [Data has found his cat Spot safe and sound in the Enterprise wreckage.]
- Data: [happily] Spot!
- Spot: [Meow]
- Data: I am very happy to see you, Spot. [cradles Spot, and begins crying]
- Deanna Troi: Another family reunited. Data, are you all right?
- Data: [tears streaming] I am uncertain, Counselor. I am happy to see Spot, yet I am crying. Perhaps the chip is malfunctioning.
- Deanna Troi: [smiling] I think it's working perfectly.
- Data: Hello, Spot.
- William Riker: I'm going to miss this ship. She went before her time.
- Jean-Luc Picard: Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived. After all, Number One, we're only mortal.
- William Riker: Speak for yourself, sir. I plan to live forever.
- William Riker: I always thought I'd get a shot at this chair one day.
- Jean-Luc Picard: Perhaps you still will. Somehow, I doubt that this will be the last ship to carry the name Enterprise. [looks at Riker, then taps his combadge] Picard to Farragut-- Two to beam up.
- [last lines]
|Patrick Stewart||Captain Jean-Luc Picard|
|Jonathan Frakes||Commander William Riker|
|Brent Spiner||Lt. Commander Data|
|LeVar Burton||Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge|
|Michael Dorn||Lt./Lt. Commander Worf|
|Gates McFadden||Dr. Beverly Crusher|
|Marina Sirtis||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|Malcolm McDowell||Dr. Tolian Soran|
|James Doohan||Captain Montgomery Scott|
|Walter Koenig||Commander Pavel Chekov|
|William Shatner||Captain James T. Kirk|
|Alan Ruck||Captain John Harriman|
|Whoopi Goldberg||Guinan (uncredited)|
|Jacqueline Kim||Ensign Demora Sulu|
|Patti Yasutake||Nurse Alyssa Ogawa|
- Star Trek: Generations quotes at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Star Trek Generations web site
|Quotes for other Star Trek television series and feature films|
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