Episode Quotes


Kirk: "The Enterprise is approaching the last reported position of the starship Defiant which vanished without a trace three weeks ago. We are in unsurveyed territory."

Spock: "We see it, but our sensors indicate it is not there."

Chekov: "There's never been a mutiny on a starship before."
Spock: "There is no sign of life aboard this vessel."
Kirk: "Odd, Mr. Spock, very odd."
McCoy: "These people killed eachother."
McCoy: "What the devil!"
McCoy: "Jim, this ship is dissolving. My hand just passed through a man and table."
Scotty: "Everything! That ship you're in is fading out and it's... well its ripping the innards out of this one!"
Kirk: "I know what the chances are Mr. Spock, don't argue; get back with the information."
Kirk: "Scotty, energize transporter."
Chekov: "It's gone. The Defiant just vanished."
Scotty: When she went, it must have taken the captain with it.
Spock: "The fabric of space is very weak here."
Spock: "Picture it this way Mr. Chekov. We exist in a universe that coexists with a multitude of others in the same physical space. At certain brief periods of time an area of their space overlaps an area of ours. That is the time of interphase during which we can connect with the Defiant's universe."
Spock: "Yes. However, the dimensional structure of each universe is totally dissimilar. Any use of power disturbs it. If we are not extremely careful we shall lose the captain and become trapped ourselves."
Uhura: "Red Alert. All decks go to red alert."
Tholian: "I am Commander Loskene. You are trespassing in a territorial annex of the Tholian assembly. You must leave this area immediately."
Spock: "Spock in command of the Federation Starship Enterprise."
Spock: "The space was disturbed by the Tholians."
McCoy: "The cause is the area of space we're in. It's affecting the whole crew. The molecular structure of the brain tissues in the central nervous system are distorting. And the madness that affected the Defiant's crew will soon happen to the Enterprise. Now you've got to get this ship out of here!"
Sulu: "Mr. Spock, we're being fired upon!"
Spock: "Renowned Tholian punctuality."
Scotty: "I know you don't like to use the phasers but you've got to do something about that ship out there!"
McCoy: "You should have known what could have happened. And done everything in your power to safeguard your crew. That is the mark of a starship captain, like Jim."
Spock: "Mr. Sulu, I shall run an analysis on those filaments."
Spock: "The urgency requires your personal attention in the laboratory."
McCoy: "My staff is working around the clock.. My being there will not affect the biochemistry of the tests. This service requires my personal attention, Mr. Spock."
Spock: "At that time, Captain Kirk may have been alive. I deemed it necessary to return the Tholian fire for the safety of the Enterprise. The Tholian ship has been disabled, but as a result of the battle we must accept the fact that Captain Kirk is no longer alive.
McCoy: "The captain's last order is top priority and you will honor that order before you take over!"
McCoy: "He was a hero in every sense of the word yet his life was sacrificed for nothing. The one thing that would have given his death meaning is the safety of the Enterprise and now you've made that impossible Mr. Spock."
Kirk [video recording]: "Bones, Spock. Since you are playing this tape we will assume that I am dead and the tactical situation is critical and both of you are locked in mortal combat. It means Spock, that you have control of the ship and are probably making the most difficult decisions of your career. I can offer only one small piece of advice for whatever it's worth; use every scrap of knowledge and logic you have to save the ship but temper your judgment with intuitive insight. I believe you have those qualities but if you can't find them in yourself, seek out McCoy. Ask his advice and if you find it sound, take it. Bones, you've heard what I've just told Spock. Help him if you can. But remember he is the captain, his decisions must be followed without question. You might find that he is capable of human insight and human error. They are most difficult to defend. But you will find that he is deserving of the same loyalty and confidence each of you have given me. Take care."
Kirk: "I had a whole universe to myself after the Defiant was thrown out. There was absolutely no one else in it. I must say I prefer a crowded universe much better. How'd you two get along without me?"
McCoy: "Oh, we managed. Mr. Spock gave the orders and I found the answers."
Kirk: "Good, no problems between you?"
Spock: "None worth reporting Captain."
Kirk: "Try me."
Spock: "Only such minor disturbances as are inevitable when humans are involved."
Kirk: "Which humans Mr. Spock?"
McCoy: "What he means is that when humans become involved with Vulcans, Jim."
Kirk: "Ahh, yes, I understand. Well I hope my last orders were helpful in solving any problems that you don't feel worth reporting."
Spock: "Orders captain?"
McCoy: "What orders are you referring to Jim?"
Kirk: "My last orders. The last orders that I left for both of...for both of you. The last taped orders!"
McCoy: "Oh those orders! Well there wasn't time. We never had a chance to listen to them."
Spock: "No you see the crisis was upon us and then passed so quickly captain that we..."
Kirk: "Good. Good. I hope we won't have similar opportunities to test those orders which you never heard..."