Twenty Quotes from "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" (1984)

James Kirk: "Mr. Scott - have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?"
Mr. Scott: "Certainly, Sir.  How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?"

Leonard McCoy (in Spock's voice): "Jim. Help me.. you left me on Genesis. Why did you do that? Help me!"

Sarek: "He entrusted you, with his very essence; with everything that was not of the body.  He asked you to bring him to us. And to bring that which he gave you - his katra - his living spirit."
Kirk: "We were separated, he couldn't touch me."
Sarek: "I see. Then everything that he was, everything he knew, is lost."

Kirk: "McCoy!"
Sarek: "One alive, one not, yet both in pain."
Kirk: "What must I do?"
Sarek: "You must bring them to Mt. Seleya, on Vulcan. Only there can both find peace."

Admiral Morrow: "No, absolutely not, Jim. You're my best officer, but I am Commander, Starfleet, so I don't break rules."
Kirk: "Don't quote rules to me.  I'm talking about loyalty.  And sacrifice.  One man has died for us.  Another with deep emotional problems."
Morrow: "Jim, your life and your career stand for rationality, not for intellectual chaos.  Keep up this emotional behavior, and you'll lose everything. You'll destroy yourself.  Do you understand me, Jim?"
Kirk: "I hear you. I had to try."

Waitress: "That's not your usual poison."
McCoy: "To expect one to order poison in a bar is not logical."

McCoy: "There aren't going to be any damn permits. How can you get a permit to do a damn illegal thing!"....."Alright, dammit, it's Genesis. The name of the place we're going is Genesis!"
Big-eared Alien (with a ship to charter): "Genesis?!"
McCoy: "Yes! Genesis!!  How can you be deaf with ears like that?!"

Guard: "Make it quick, Admiral. They're moving him to the Federation funny farm."
Kirk: "Yes, poor friend. I hear he's fruity as a nutcake."
Kirk, doing the Vulcan salute: "How many fingers do I have up?"
McCoy: "That's not very damn funny."
Kirk: "You're suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, Doctor."
McCoy: "That green-blooded son of a bitch. It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost."

Huge guard, to Sulu: "Don't get smart, Tiny."
Sulu, after decking him: "Don't call me 'Tiny'"

Elevator voice on the Excelsior: "Level, please."
Mr. Scott: "Transporter room."
Elevator: "Thank you!"
Mr. Scott, muttering: "Up your shaft."

Uhura, brandishing phaser at young officer: "This isn't reality, this is fantasy. You wanted adventure, how's this? The old adrenaline going? Huh? Good boy. Now get in the closet."

Captain Styles (James B. Sikking) of the Excelsior, from his bunk: "Bridge, this is the Captain. How can you have a yellow alert in Space Dock?"

McCoy, panicking at the still-closed Space Doors: "Are you just going walk through?"
Kirk, imperturbable: "Calm yourself, Doctor."

Mr. Scott, having sabotaged the Excelsior: "Aye, Sir. The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."

Kruge (Christopher Lloyd): "I've come a long way for the power of Genesis, and what do I find. A weakling human, a Vulcan boy, and a woman."

Kirk: "You Klingon bastard, you've killed my son."

Kirk: "You fool, look around you! The planet's destroying itself!"
Kruge: "Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?"

Kirk: "You - help us, or die."
Maltz (John Larroquette): "I do not deserve to live."
Kirk: "Fine, I'll kill you later."
Maltz: "Wait! you said you would kill me."
Kirk: "I lied."

Spock: "My father says that you have been my friend. You came back for me."
Kirk: "You would have done the same for me."
Spock: "Why would you do this?"
Kirk: "Because the needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many."
Spock: "I have been, and ever shall be, your friend."
Kirk: "Yes! Yes, Spock."
Spock: "The ship - out of danger?"
Kirk: "You saved the ship. You saved us all. Don't you remember?"
Spock: "Jim. Your name is Jim."
Kirk: "Yes."

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