Episode Quotes


Kirk: "Mr. Spock, when you're finished, I want to talk to you. This regrettable tendency you've been showing lately towards flagrant emotionalism..."
Spock: "I see no reason to insult me, sir."

Pike: "I bet you've created an illusion this laser is empty. I think it blasted a hole that you keep us from seeing. Want me to test my theory out on your head?"

Pike: "I'll gamble (the Talosians are) too intelligent to kill for no reason at all. On the other hand, I've got a reason." 

Vina: "A person's strongest dreams are about what he can't do. Yes, a ship's captain, always having to be so formal, so decent and honest and proper. You (Pike) must wonder what it would be like to forget all that."

Vina: "You're a fool."
Pike: "Since you're not real, there's not much point in continuing this conversation, is there?"

Pike: "Now, unless you want my ship to consider capturing me an unfriendly act--
The Keeper: You now see the primitive fear/threat reaction. The specimen is about to boast of his strength, the weaponry of his vessel, and so on. [Pike prepares to throw himself at the glass] Next...frustrated into a need to display physical prowess, the creature will throw himself against the transparency."

The Keeper: "Captain Kirk. Captain Pike has an illusion, and you have reality. May you find your way as pleasurable."