Star Trek

This page is a tribute to Gene Roddenberry's franchise, Star Trek™.

The creative effort of all of these men and women, in front or behind cameras, helped to shape a generation into people that are decent, optimistic and insatiably curious.

These were the times when a TV show transcended into Art:

PICARD: Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god!"

[Star Trek TNG, Season One, Episode 11 "Hide and Q"]

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PICARD about DATA: You see, he's met two of your three criteria for sentience, so what if he meets the third. Consciousness in even the smallest degree. What is he then? I don't know. Do you? (to Riker) Do you? (to Phillipa) Do you? Well, that's the question you have to answer. Your Honour, the courtroom is a crucible. In it we burn away irrelevancies until we are left with a pure product, the truth for all time. Now, sooner or later, this man or others like him will succeed in replicating Commander Data. And the decision you reach here today will determine how we will regard this creation of our genius. It will reveal the kind of a people we are, what he is destined to be. It will reach far beyond this courtroom and this one android. It could significantly redefine the boundaries of personal liberty and freedom, expanding them for some, savagely curtailing them for others. Are you prepared to condemn him and all who come after him to servitude and slavery? Your Honour, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life. Well, there it sits. Waiting. You wanted a chance to make law. Well, here it is. Make a good one. 

[Star Trek TNG, Season Two, Episode 9 "The Measure of a Man"]

JANEWAY: I'm also a woman who occasionally knows when to quit. Take another look at your tricorder. Omega's too dangerous. I won't risk half the quadrant to satisfy our curiosity. It's arrogant, and it's irresponsible. The final frontier has some boundaries that shouldn't be crossed, and we're looking at one. 

[Star Trek VOY, Season Four, Episode 19 "The Omega Directive"]


OBRIST: Sir, you were correct. The Zahl homeworld was the focal point. Its erasure has produced a complete temporal restoration.

ANNORAX: Complete?

OBRIST: Yes, sir.

ANNORAX: If I told you to count the stars in the cosmos would the task ever be complete? 


ANNORAX: Our attempts may be sufficient. They may be even relatively successful, but they will never be complete. Choose your words with more precision. 

[Star Trek VOY, Season Four, Episode 8 "Year of Hell"

[OFF-COMMENT] ANNORAX reminds me a lot of a professor of mine; he too made sure our attempts were never complete.

DA VINCI: When are we not in prison? Hmm? When are our lives free from the influence of those who have more power than us? If this New World is a cage, then it is a cage of gold, of marvels, of opportunities. If this Prince is violent, violence can be tempered. 

[Star Trek VOY, Season Four, Episode 10 "Concerning Flight"]

ODO: Frankly, I don't find any of this interesting. You both go to such lengths to hide the true meaning of your words you end up saying nothing.

TAIN: I think you'll find when I have something to say, you won't have any trouble understanding it. To answer your question, Garak, no I'm not on a pleasure cruise. This ship is part of a fleet of Romulan and Cardassian vessels. A fleet that will very soon be travelling through the wormhole into the Gamma Quadrant. 

[Star Trek DS9, Season Three, Episode 20 "Improbable Cause"]

DA VINCI: The Cardinal is a thief. I delivered two portraits of his mindless nephew more than three months ago, to be depicted in the heroic mode of an Hercules or an Achilles, so specified our contract. I complied, making that young fool of a nephew look far more heroic than nature ever intended. An act on my part far greater than anything accomplished by Hercules or Achilles! And what have I, the divine Leonardo Da Vinci received in payment?

JANEWAY: The Cardinal's eternal gratitude?

DA VINCI: Essatto! In other words, Signorina, less than nothing. 

[Star Trek VOY, Season Three, Episode 25 "Improbable Cause"]

We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile!

[The Borg,"First Contact" feature film]

PICARD: ... And, Commander, it is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life. 

[Star Trek TNG, Season Two, Episode 21 "Peak Performance"]

T'PEL: I come to serve.

PICARD: Your service honors us. 

[Star Trek TNG, Season Four, Episode 11 "Data's Day"]

KAMALA: For a metamorph there's no greater pleasure and no greater wish than to bond with that kind of mate at the end of the Finiis'ral, as I've bonded with you.

PICARD: With me?

KAMALA: Who I am today, I will be forever. 

PICARD: Acknowledged. You can't go through with the ceremony.

KAMALA: Would you ask me to stay and ask two armies to keep fighting? Having bonded with you, I've learned the meaning of duty. He'll never know. I'm still empathic. I will be able to please him. I only hope he likes Shakespeare. 

[Star Trek TNG, Season Five, Episode 21 "Perfect Mate"]

KIRA: You're Marritza, aren't you?

MARRITZA: You mistake me for that bug? That whimpering nothing? Oh, you stupid Bajoran girl, don't you know who I am? I'm your nemesis, I'm your nightmare. I'm the Butcher of Gallitep.

KIRA: The Butcher of Gallitep died six years ago. You're Aamin Marritza, his filing clerk.

MARRITZA: That's not true. I am alive. I'll always be alive. It's Marritza who's dead. Marritza, who was only good for cowering under his bunk and weeping like a woman. Who, every night, covered his ears because he couldn't bear to hear the screaming for mercy of the Bajorans.

(He breaks down in tears)

MARRITZA: I covered my ears every night. I couldn't bear to hear those horrible screams. You have no idea what it's like to be a coward, to see these horrors and do nothing. Marritza's dead. He deserves to be dead. 

[Star Trek DS9, Season One, Episode 19 "Duet"]

and many more... 

A special acknowledgement to the Chakoteya Website that provides accurate transcripts for the Star Trek shows. 

This website can be visited in this external here.

Ten Forward Lounge

A place for trekkers to do what they love the most, talk about Star Trek

[COMMENT] Yes, you can ask about grey stuff such as the deal with klingons, messy spaguetti timelines, how Janeway is always solving stuff with "more power", fitting Discovery into Cannon, Sisko's missing combadge, Guinan's age...

In memory of Majel Barrett-Roddenbery and Gene Roddenberry. 

Majel not only acted as the spirited Lwaxana Troi on ST: TNG and ST: DS9, but also provided the so familiar computer voice for the series. 

She left us in 2008, but we cherish and celebrate her life and acting here.

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