Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. It is a direct sequel to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and has a similar feel, although often with a lighter, more humorous touch.
- James T. Kirk: How much refit time before we can take her out again?
- Montgomery Scott: Eight weeks, Sir, [Kirk opens his mouth] but ya don't have eight weeks, so I'll do it for ya in two.
- James T. Kirk: Mr.Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?
- Montgomery Scott: Certainly, Sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
- James T. Kirk: [over the intercom] Your reputation is secure, Scotty.
- [First look at the USS Excelsior]
- Uhura: Would you look at that.
- James T. Kirk: My friends, the great experiment... the Excelsior, ready for trial runs.
- Hikaru Sulu: She's supposed to have transwarp drive.
- Montgomery Scott: Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.
- James T. Kirk: Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.
- Hikaru Sulu: The word, sir?
- James T. Kirk: The word is no. I am therefore going anyway.
- Hikaru Sulu: You can count on our help, sir.
- James T. Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Sulu, I'll need it.
- Pavel Chekov: Shall I alert Dr. McCoy?
- James T. Kirk: Please. He has a long journey ahead of him.
- James T.Kirk: (He enters McCoy's cell. He holds up his hand in the Vulcan hand salute.) How many fingers am I holding up?
- Leonard McCoy: That's not very damn funny.
- James T. Kirk: You're suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, Doctor.
- Leonard McCoy: That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost.
- Hikaru Sulu: Don't call me Tiny.
- Captain Styles: Ah, Mr. Scott. Calling it a night?
- Montgomery Scott: Uh, yes, sir.
- Captain Styles: Turning in myself, looking forward to breaking some of the Enterprise's speed records tomorrow.
- Montgomery Scott: Ah, yes, sir. Good night.
- Elevator voice: Level, please.
- Montgomery Scott: Transporter room.
- Elevator voice: Thank you.
- Montgomery Scott: [under breath] Up your shaft.
- James T. Kirk: Scotty, as good as your word.
- Montgomery Scott: Aye, sir. The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain. Here, Doctor, souvenirs from one surgeon to another. I took them out of her main transwarp computer drive.
- Leonard McCoy: Nice of you to tell me in advance.
- James T. Kirk: That's what you get for missing staff meetings, Doctor. Gentlemen, your work today has been outstanding. I intend to recommend you all for promotion... in whatever fleet we end up serving. Best speed to Genesis.
- David Marcus: I used protomatter in the Genesis matrix.
- Saavik: Protomatter, a highly unstable substance which every ethical scientist condones as dangerously unpredictable.
- David Marcus: It was the only way to solve certain problems.
- Saavik: So like your father, you changed the rules.
- David Marcus: If I hadn't, it might have been years or never.
- Saavik: How many have paid the price for your impatience? How many have died? How much damage have you done? And what is yet to come?
- Kruge: I've come a long way for the power of Genesis, and what do I find? A weakling human, a Vulcan boy, and a woman.
- Saavik: My lord, we are survivors of a doomed expedition. This planet will destroy itself in hours. The Genesis experiment is a failure.
- Kruge: A failure. The most powerful destructive force ever created. You will tell me the secret of the Genesis torpedo.
- Saavik: I have no knowledge.
- Kruge: Then I hope pain's something you enjoy.
- James T. Kirk: David, what went wrong?
- David Marcus: I went wrong.
- James T. Kirk: I don't understand.
- David Marcus: I'm sorry, sir. Just don't surrender. Genesis doesn't work. I can't believe they'd kill us for it.
- [David's last words]
- Kruge: Admiral, your young friend is mistaken, I meant what I said. And now to show that my intentions are sincere, I shall kill one of the prisoners.
- James T. Kirk: Wait a minute! Give me a chance to talk.
- Kruge: [in Klingon] Kill one of them. I don't care which.
- Kruge: Take every last man. Form a boarding party armed heavily.
- Torg: They outnumbered us, my lord.
- Kruge: [shouts] We are Klingons! Once you control the ship, we'll transfer our flag there and take Genesis from their own memory banks.
- James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, what is the crew complement of a bird of prey?
- Hikaru Sulu: About a dozen officers and men.
- James T. Kirk: With some of them on the planet. I swear to you, we're not finished yet. Bones, you and Sulu to the transporter room. The rest of you with me, we have a job to do. [to Kruge] Commander, Klingon vessel... prepare to board this ship on my next signal.
- Kruge: No tricks, Kirk. You have one minute.
- James T. Kirk: No tricks. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
- [The Klingons have boarded the Enterprise]
- Torg: My lord, the ship appears to be deserted.
- Kruge: How can that be? They're hiding!
- Torg: Yes, sir. But the bridge is run by computer. It is the only thing speaking.
- [Torg's last words]
- Kruge: Speaking? Let me hear.
- Computer: 9...8...7...6... 5...
- Kruge: [shouts] Get out! Get out of there! Get out!
- Computer: 2... 1...
- [The Enterprise bridge explodes]
- James T. Kirk: My God, what have I done?
- Leonard McCoy: What you had to do, what you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live.
- Kruge: Genesis. I want it!
- James T. Kirk: Beam the Vulcan up, and we'll talk.
- Kruge: Give me what I want, and I'll consider it.
- James T. Kirk: You fool, look around you! The planet's destroying itself!
- Kruge: Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?
- James T. Kirk: If we don't help each other, we'll die here.
- Kruge: Perfect. Then that's the way it shall be.
- [James, while kicking Kruge off of the cliff's edge]
- James T. Kirk: I... have had ENOUGH... of YOU!
- [Kruge falls screaming into the lavascape below]
- Spock: My father says that you have been my friend. You came back for me.
- James T. Kirk: You would have done the same for me.
- Spock: Why would you do this?
- James T. Kirk: Because sometimes the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many.
- Spock: (Spock begins to remember) I have been and ever shall be your friend.
- James T. Kirk: Yes. Yes, Spock.
- Spock: The ship .... out of danger?
- James T. Kirk: You saved the ship. You saved us all. Don't you remember?
- Spock: Jim .... your name is Jim.
- James T. Kirk: Yes.
- [last lines]
- ...and the Adventure continues...
- [Closing text.]
|William Shatner||Admiral James T. Kirk|
|Leonard Nimoy||Captain Spock|
|DeForest Kelley||Dr. Leonard McCoy|
|James Doohan||Commander Montgomery Scott|
|George Takei||Commander Hikaru Sulu|
|Walter Koenig||Commander Pavel Chekov|
|Nichelle Nichols||Commander Uhura|
|Grace Lee Whitney||Commander Janice Rand|
|Mark Lenard||Ambassador Sarek|
|Judith Anderson||High Priestess T'Lar|
|Merritt Butrick||Dr. David Marcus|
|Robin Curtis||Lieutenant Saavik|
|Christopher Lloyd||Klingon Commander Kruge|
|Robert Hooks||Fleet Admiral Morrow|
|James Sikking||Captain Styles|
|Carl Steven||Spock at 9|
|Vadia Potenza||Spock at 13|
|Stephen Manley||Spock at 17|
|Joe W. Davis||Spock at 25|
|Frank Welker||Spock's screams (voice-over, uncredited)|
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