“You know, your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including your mother’s and yours. I dare you to do better.”
-Pike (Star Trek)
“You don’t respect the chair. You know why? Because you’re not ready for it.”
-Pike (Star Trek Into Darkness)
“On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it–thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips. And we’ll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before.”
-Zephram Cochrane (“Broken Bow”)
Alright, all you who just groaned audibly can leave. *points to door*
Mirror Hoshi will have none of your negativity
I think Enterprise deserves a whole host of second chances. I still haven’t figured out if it failed because of the fans or the studio, because a decade after its cancellation, I keep running into a a great many folks who admit that they actually really liked it. And re-watching it now, it feels just as good as Voyager, and season three and four have some stuff that’s up there with the best of TNG and DS9. So what really happened? Hopefully, I’ll be able to piece that together this week.
“Jean-Luc, how’d you like a trip to Romulus?
With or without the rest of the fleet?”
“Our eyes reflect our lives, don’t they?”
“To absent friends. To family”
“I think it’s safe to say no one on this crew has been more obsessed with getting home than I have. But when I think about everything we’ve been through together, maybe it’s not the destination that matters. Maybe it’s the journey, and if that journey takes a little longer, so we can do something we all believe in, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be, or any people I’d rather be with.”
-Harry Kim (“Endgame”)
“It is the unknown that defines our existence. We are constantly searching, not just for answers to our questions, but for new questions. We are explorers. We explore our lives, day by day, and we explore the galaxy, trying to expand the boundaries of our knowledge. And that is why I am here. Not to conquer you with weapons or with ideas, but to coexist and learn.”
-Benjamin Sisko (“Emissary”)
“Does anyone remember when we used to be explorers?”
“Counselor, do you thinks it’s possible for two people to go back in time, fix a mistake they’ve made?
On this ship? Anything’s possible.”
“Timeline?! This is no time to argue about time. We don’t! Have! The time!” *drunkenly stares* “What was I saying?”
“Borg? Sounds Swedish.”
“I am the beginning. The end. The One who is many. I am the Borg.”
-The Borg Queen