Monday, January 31, 2005

Star Trek movie quotes trivia quiz

Can you name the Star Trek movies from which these quotes came? More: Can you name the character saying each quote? Even more: can you name to whom (or to what) the character is speaking?

Some selections will be obscure; others should be easy to figure out. (NB: I'm quoting from memory, so some snippets might be sliiiightly off-- write in with corrections if you have them.)

No quotes will come from "Insurrection" and "Nemesis," both of which were huge disappointments to me. All excerpts are from Star Trek I through VIII.

"Computer? Hellooo, computer!"

"We can't fire, sir! They've damaged the photon controls and the warp drive! We must withdraw!"

"It was... fun. Oh, my."

"Yours is superior."

"Do you have a message for your mother?"

"What would your favorite author say?"

"Assimilate this."

"Coordinates 22-87-4. All systems normal and functioning."

"Absolutely I will not interfere!"

"I am programmed in multiple techniques."

"Drilling holes in his head is not the answer! The artery must be repaired! So put away your butcher knives and let me save this patient before it's too late!"

"I just love scanning for life forms."

"Damn. Are you sure? Maybe the scanner's out of adjustment."

"Reading Klingon-- that's hard."

"You don't have to believe it. I'm not even sure that I believe it."

"...or should I just punch CLEAR?"

"You must become one with the rock."

"Don't wait for the translation! Answer me now!"

"...everything that is not of the body..."

"Today is a good day to die!"

" don't splurge."

"We are working together!"

"..retract plank."

"Don't be a prig."

"James T. Kirk, renegade and terrorist."

"Twelve hours, forty-three minutes, present speed."

"Who is this? How dare you take prisoners!"

"Admiral, your young friend is mistaken. I meant what I said."

"Who am I to argue with history?"

"Up yer shaft."

"The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! And I will make them pay for what they have done!"

"Time is the fire in which we burn."

"Sounds like the goddamn Spanish Inquisition."

"The Klingons don't take prisoners. Lights."

"I'd prefer to supervise the refit of Enterprise."

"Nothing unreal exists."

"Do it. Don't be tempted by the flesh."

"I can't go with you. I'm already there, remember?"

"If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand."

"Federation battle cruiser! Have they scanned us?"

"Is that a poem?"

"You are an imperfect being, created by an imperfect being. Finding your weakness is only a matter of time."

"...but he's a retard or something."

"I hope for your sake that you are initiating a mating ritual."

"...and what did it get me? An empty house."

"Everybody remember where we parked."


"Arrogant presumption."

"Have we not heard the chimes at midnight?"

"I thought I told you never to call me."

"Beautiful day!"

"We have the right to preserve our race." [With thanks to Meredith C. for the correction. "Preserve," not "defend."]

"Nor have you-- as your continued predilection for irrelevancy demonstrates."

"I was not attempting to evaluate its moral implications, Doctor."

"D. H. Lawrence!"

"Just because we can do a thing, it does not follow that we must do that thing."

"I sealed the room myself!"

"Aft torpedoes! Fire!"

"We are a proud people, and we will go on being proud."

"Sounds Swedish."

"Warrior to warrior..."

"Maybe it's something we can transplant, hm?"

"You're blended, all right."

"This is fantasy. You wanted adventure? How's this? The old adrenaline going?"

"I would accept that as an axiom."

"Belay that phaser order! Fire photon torpedoes!"

"Perfect! Then that is the way it shall be."

"So much for the little training cruise."

"We can't just sit here."

"One damn minute, Admiral."

"To be... or not to be."

"He is a man of deep feelings."

"I'm laughing at the superior intellect."

"What do you suggest we do, spank it?"

"They were giving me a sour stomach."

There are 75 quotes listed above. I tried to select several quotes for all the movies... except one. One movie is represented in the above list by a single quote. Which movie is it? And which quote?

QUIZ ANSWERS! Here. No peeking until you've tried to answer all the above questions.


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