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Star Trek: It is a vision of progress and the potential of science to make life better. Alta Charo, Bioethicist, Wisconsin-Madison University
I handed them a script and they turned it down. It was too controversial. It talked about concepts like, ‘Who is God?’ The Enterprise meets God in space; God is a life form, and I wanted to suggest that there may have been, at one time in the human beginning, an alien entity that early man believed was God, and kept those legends. But I also wanted to suggest that it might have been as much the Devil as it was God. After all, what kind of god would throw humans out of Paradise for eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge? One of the Vulcans on board, in a very logical way, says, ‘If this is your God, he’s not very impressive. He’s got so many psychological problems; he’s so insecure. He demands worship every seven days. He goes out and creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes. He’s a pretty poor excuse for a supreme being.’ Gene Roddenberry
Star Trek: the biggest movie and TV franchise of all time. Star Trek: The True Story, Channel 5 2013
Star Trek: The Movie brought back William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy or Mr Spock. ibid.
Roddenberry’s passion was science fiction. ibid.
Roddenberry’s Star Trek changed the world for ever. ibid.
It’s the greatest feeling in the world, and I do it about thirty to thirty-five to forty times a year. To walk out on stage and to see all that love poured right at you … Trekkies, James Doohan (Scotty), 1997
I have attended over the course of about 8 years, 28 conventions. ibid. fan
There are Star Trek conventions somewhere every weekend all over the world. ibid. Uhura
I was walking down the street in New York and I caught somebody coming towards me and he said, ‘Are you Q? Can you bring people back from the dead? I went, ‘Only people I like.’ And he goes, ‘Cool,’ and walked off. ibid. John de Lancie (Q)
This is the Trek room. This is my room. ibid. fan at home
We did Star Base Dental. ibid. theme dentist
The first full edition in Klingon of Hamlet. ibid. fan
STAR TREK NCC - 1701 [40th Anniversary Remastering]:
Check the circuit. Convene the screen then. Definitely something out there, Captain, heading this way. Star Trek pilot episode The Cage (digitally remastered), completed and rejected by NBC 1965, writer Gene Roddenberry, director Robert Butler, Spock’s opening words
Chris, you set standards for yourself no-one could meet. ibid. Doctor Philip Boyce to Captain Christopher Pike
You’re tired. But don’t worry. You’ll feel much better soon. ibid. Vina to Christoper Pike
My name is Christopher Pike. Commander of the space vehicle Enterprise. ibid. to Talosians
Wrong thinking is punishable, right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination. ibid. Talosian to Pike in cage
We had not believed this possible: the customs and history of your race show a unique hatred of captivity. Even when it’s pleasant and benevolent you prefer death. This makes you too violent and dangerous a species for our needs. ibid. Talosian to Pike et al
No other specimen has shown your adaptability. ibid.
Engage. ibid. Captain Pike final words
1513.1 Our position: orbiting planet M113. On board the Enterprise Mr Spock temporarily in command. Star Trek s1e1: The Man Trap
We don’t want you here! We’re happy here! ibid. Professor Crater to Spock & Kirk
23,963. She was the last of her kind. The last of its kind. ibid.
1533.6 Now manoeuvring to come alongside Cargo Vessel Antares. Its captain and first officer are beaming over to us with an unusual passenger. Star Trek 1e2: Charlie X
1533.7 We have taken aboard an unusual passenger for transport to colony Alpha V, Charles Evans, the sole survivor of a transport crash fourteen years ago. A child alone from age three has not only survived but has grown to intelligent healthy adolescence. ibid.
If I had the whole universe I’d give it to you. ibid. Charlie to Janice Rand
He will use it always. And he will destroy you and his kind. Or you will be forced to destroy him to save yourselves. We offer him life. And we will take care of him. ibid. Thasian ship to Enterprise
1312.4 The impossible has happened. From directly ahead we are picking up a recoded distress signal, the call letters from a vessel that has been missing for two centuries. Star Trek s1e3: Where No Man Has Gone Before [second pilot episode, broadcast third in sequence; alternative pilot version Where No Fan Has Gone Before]
I must have got it wrong; it sounded like the captain giving me an order to destroy his own ship. ibid. Spock to Kirk
You will enjoy being a god, Elizabeth. ibid. Mitchell to Dehner
Our position – orbiting Psi 2000, an ancient world now a frozen wasteland about to rip apart in its death throes. Our mission – to pick up a scientific party below and observe the disintegration of the planet. Star Trek s1e4: The Naked Time
I can’t change the laws of physics. ibid. Scotty to Kirk
We are now travelling faster than is possible for normal space. ibid. Spock to Kirk
We are going backward in time. ibid. Kirk on bridge
Since the formula worked, we can go back in time to any planet any era. ibid. Spock to Ki
A duplicate of me – some strange alter ego – had been created by the transporter malfunction. Star Trek s1e5: The Enemy Within
It’s the captain’s guts you’re analysing – do you realise that, Spock? ibid. McCoy to Spock
We all have our darker side. We need it; it’s half of what we are. It’s not really ugly, it’s human. ibid. McCoy
13.29.8 The USS Enterprise in pursuit of an unidentified vessel. Star Trek s1e6: Mudd’s Women
The effects of Mudd’s women on my crew continues to grow. ibid.
27.12.4 A signal from planet XO3 – Doctor Roger Korby – has been located. He and part of his expedition remain alive. Star Trek s1e7: What Are Little Girls Made Of?
You’ve convinced me, doctor; you’ve convinced me you are dangerous. ibid. Kirk to Kirby
In android form a human can have practical immortality. ibid.
Not the Earth. Another Earth. Star Trek s1e8: Miri, Kirk
I wonder what happened to her that she should be so terrified of us. ibid. McCoy to Kirk
Back on the ship I tried to get you to look at my legs. ibid. Miri to Kirk
We are unable to locate one of our inmates. This is a potentially violent case. Star Trek s1e9: Dagger of the Mind
We disposed of emotion, Doctor. Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence. ibid. Spock
Captain to crew. Those of you who have served for long on this vessel have encountered alien life-forms. You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown – only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood. In most cases we have found that intelligence capable of a civilization is capable of understanding peaceful gestures. Surely a life-form advanced enough for space travel is advanced enough to eventually understand our motives. All decks stand by. Captain out. Star Trek s1e10: The Corbomite Maneuver
No chess, Mr Spock. Poker. Do you know the game? ibid.
Blast medicine anyway. We’ve learned to tie into every human organ in the body except one – the brain. The brain is what life is all about. That man can think any thought that we can, and love, hope, dream as much as we can, but he can’t reach out, and no one can reach in. Star Trek s1e11: The Menagerie, McCoy