Star Trek the Original Series: Who Said It?

Becky Stigall

Which "Star Trek" character voiced "Space: the final frontier..." in the opening intro?

Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner, voiced the intro to the original "Star Trek" series.

Which "Star Trek" character was wont to muse, "fascinating," on numerous occasions?

Mr. Spock, a Vulcan, was often bemused by events in the show, leading him to utter "fascinating" on many occasions.

The phrase, "Live long and prosper," was which character's mantra?

The phrase, "Live long and prosper," was a Vulcan mantra used by Spock and other Vulcans.

Which "Star Trek" character often exclaimed, "He’s dead, Jim!"

Dr. McCoy often stated the obvious in the original series. Bonus points if you remember that Dr. McCoy's first name was Leonard.

Which "Star Trek" character exclaimed, "I can't change the laws of physics"?

Scotty was often forced to make miracles happen. Bonus points if you know his full name: Montgomery Christopher Jorgensen Scott.

Which character would have said, "Set phasers to stun"?

Actually, we suppose any character could have uttered those words, but it was most often Kirk and Spock giving orders.

Which "Star Trek" character ordered, "Beam me up, Scotty"?

Actually, even thought this quote is often attributed to Captain Kirk, he never said those exact words. The closest actual iteration of the phrase was "Scotty, beam me up."

Which "Star Trek" character often found things "highly illogical"?

Spock's need for order was often in conflict with reality, leading to this declaration on many occasions.

Which "Star Trek" character often compared himself to other trades, with the phrase, "I’m a doctor, not ______"?

Dr. Leonard McCoy compared himself to an escalator, a brick layer, a coal miner and engineer, and many other professions.

Who spoke the words, "My dear girl, I am a doctor. When I peek, it's in the line of duty"?

Dr. McCoy spoke these words in the 1966 episode, "Shore Leave."

While pushing the Enterprise to the limit, which character would exclaim, "I’ve given her all she’s got, Captain, and I can't give her no more"?

Montgomery Christopher Jorgensen Scott often pushed the Enterprise to the brink of explosion, but she always came through.

Which character would have said, "nuclear wessels"?

Checkov, the Russian bridge crew member, was portrayed as having a bit of trouble pronouncing the letter V. Bonus points if you remember his full name: Pavel Andreievich Chekov.

Which character was heard to say, "Hailing on all frequencies"?

Communications Officer Uhura was heard to say the phrase during the course of her job. Do you remember her full name? Nyota Uhura!

Which character said, "When are ya gonna get off of that milk diet, Laddy? Now Scotch is a real drink for a man"?

Engineer Scott was a hard-drinking Scotsman. The show made full use of Scottish stereotypes.

Which character gave Mr. Spock the compliment, "You'd make a splendid computer, Mr Spock"?

Although most of the crew surely thought it, Kirk was the one who spoke the line.

Which character spoke the words, "A madman got us into this, and it's beginning to look like only a madman can get us out"?

Checkov uttered the phrase in the 1968 episode titled, "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"

Which character would have said, "There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere..."?

Sure, you probably say the same thing, but in the original "Star Trek" series, Captain James T. Kirk uttered the line.

Which "Star Trek" character ranted, "All right, you mutinous, disloyal, computerized half-breed. We'll see about you deserting my ship"?

Captain James T. Kirk spoke the words in the 1967 episode, "This Side of Paradise."

Which character uncharacteristically spewed, "What can you expect from a simpering, devil-eared freak whose father was a computer and his mother an encyclopedia?" at his best friend?

Kirk said these words to Spock during their conflict in the episode, "This Side of Paradise."

Which "Star Trek" character mused, "There's no such thing as the unknown - only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood"?

It was Kirk who was often given to waxing poetic. He was a bit of a philosopher.

Which character mused, "You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true"?

Although Kirk was the philosopher, this was spoken by Spock in an uncharacteristic burst of philosophy.

Which logical "Star Trek" character spoke the words, "Insufficient facts always invite danger"?

Of course, it was Spock who spoke the words.

After an episode of conflict, what character spoke the words, "Perhaps man wasn't meant for paradise. Maybe he was meant to claw, to scratch all the way"?

Kirk spoke these words in the episode, "This Side of Paradise."

Which "Star Trek" character said the words, "Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them"?

As logical as Spock was, he certainly knew that humans were better.

Which character, in response to Scotty's exclamation, "What a mess!," said, "Picturesque descriptions will not mend broken circuits, Mister Scott"?

Spock spoke the words in 1967, during the episode, "The Galileo Seven."

Which character exclaimed, "What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor? If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I'd end up talking to myself"?

Dr. McCoy was always comparing himself to members of other professions. This particular comparison took place in the 1966 episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver."

Which character mused, "I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question"?

Spock's logical mind was confounded by human behavior. In the 1967 episode, "This Side of Paradise," it was female behavior that had him stumped.

Which character noted, "Aye, the haggis is in the fire, for sure"?

Aye and haggis are both Scottish, so you may have guessed this one from the context. Scotty spoke the words in the 1967 episode, "A Taste of Armageddon."

Which character was heard to remark, "It sounds most inconvenient. Have you considered having it removed?"

Spock spoke these words to Lt. Bailey as a reply to Bailey's words, "Raising my voice back there doesn't mean I was scared or couldn't do my job. It means I have a human thing called an adrenaline gland." Yes, even Spock had a sense of humor.

Which character noted, "Mr. Spock... I suspect you're becoming more and more human all the time"?

Kirk spoke these words to Spock in the 1967 episode, "The Devil in the Dark." Spock did not appreciate the insult.

Which character spoke the words, "The unfortunate accident he had as a child. He caught his head in a mechanical... rice picker"?

Kirk used these words to explain away Spock's ears in the 1967 episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever." He was depicting Spock as Chinese.

Which character claimed that "Scotch was created by a little old lady from Leningrad"?

Chekov actually said these words to Scotty. Of course, Scotch wasn't really invented in Leningrad.

Which character said, "Very good, Spock. We'll make a human out of you yet"?

An insult to Spock, Kirk meant it as a joke.

Which character made the observation, "I've seen the captain feverish, sick, drunk, delirious, terrified, overjoyed, boiling mad. But up to now, I have never seen him red-faced with hysteria"?

Mr. Scott made this observation in the 1969 episode, "Turnabout Intruder."

Watchers hopefully chuckled when which character noted, "The occipital area of my head seems to have impacted with the chair"?

It was Spock. McCoy, although well versed in anatomy, probably would have kept it simple with, "the back of my head hit the chair."

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About This Quiz

From "Beam me up, Scotty" to "Jim, I'm only a doctor," "Star Trek" the original series is loaded with notable quotes. Even if you're not a Trekkie, you're bound to recognize them.

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