Episode Quotes


Spock: "They've learned to kill."
Kirk: "You'll learn something about men and women -- the way they're supposed to be. Caring for each other, being happy with each other, being good to each other. That's what we call love. You'll like that a lot."
Kirk: "You'll learn to care for yourselves, with our help. And there's no trick to putting fruit on trees; you might even enjoy it. You'll learn to build for yourselves, think for yourselves, and what you create is yours. That's what we call freedom. You'll like it. A lot."
McCoy: "There are certain absolutes, and one of them is the right of humanoids to a free and unchained environment -- the right to have conditions which permit growth."
Spock "Another is their right to choose that system which seems to work best for them."
Landon: (discussing the natives' sexual reproduction habits)"I mean...how is it...done?"
Kirk "Mr. Spock? You're the science officer. Explain it to the young lady."
Spock "Well, I...can believe it's safe -- ahem -- safe to assume that they would...receive the necessary...instructions."
McCoy "From a machine? That I'd like to see."
Spock: "In my view, a splendid example of reciprocity."
McCoy "It would take a computerized Vulcan mind, such as yours, to make that kind of a statement."
Kirk (when Spock is given a lei): "It, uh, does something for you."
Spock "Yes, indeed it does, Captain. It makes me uncomfortable."
Kirk: "Scotty...you're my chief engineer. You know everything about that ship there is to know. If you can't get those warp engines working...you're fired."
Scotty: "Captain, we pulled away a little, we gained...maybe an hour...but we blew almost every system in the ship doing it. There's nothing left to try again. I guess you'll have to fire me, sir."
Kirk "You're fired."
Kirk: "Mr. Chekov, Lieutenant Landon. I know you find each other fascinating, but we're not here to conduct a field experiment in human biology."