Thursday, September 08, 2016

Thursday Thirteen

Since today is the anniversary of the air date of the original Star Trek, here are some Trek quotes:

1. “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek

2. “We have them just where they want us.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek

3. “Change is the essential process of all existence.” – Spock, Star Trek

4. “In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million million galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us.” – Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy, Star Trek

5. “In the strict scientific sense we all feed on death…..even vegetarians.” – Spock, Star Trek

6. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end.” – Spock, Star Trek VI

7. “Having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting, it may not be logical but it is often true.” – Spock, Star Trek

8. “The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.” – Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy, Star Trek: The Voyage Home

9. “Second star to the right…and straight on ’til morning.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

10. “Jim (Captain Kirk), you don’t go around asking the Almighty for his I.D.!” – Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy, Star Trek V

11. “No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek IV

12. “Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That’s the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim.” – Captain Kirk, Star Trek

13. "Live long and prosper." - Spock

And let's not forget: "He's dead, Jim." I think Bones said that every other episode.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 464th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. 


  1. I remember it well. Here's a good article about some of the reasons why it meant so much to us (beyond the good story-telling and irresistibly appealing character interplay):

    Star Trek’s 50-year mission: to shine a light on the best of humankind

    The visionary sci-fi series first aired in September 1966 – and its utopian, confident blueprint for society still resonates in the age of Trump

    Dave Schilling

  2. Thanks for the great lines. You've made me smile. I'm a Star Trek fan, too.

  3. I wish I could remember what the line was about the engines not being able to take anymore warp power. Beam me up, Scotty, is almost a cliche now.

  4. We coined the phrase "he's a red shirt" while watching Star Trek. You know if a party of five beamed down, it would be the guys in the red shirts who would die.

  5. I saw that B&N's "daily find" were ST books. So not a Trekkie. Mine


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