Star Trek: Discovery

American television series based on Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery (2017–present) is a science fiction television series based on Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek.

Season OneEdit

The Vulcan Hello [1.1]Edit

T'Kuvma: [In the Klingon language] They are coming. Atom by atom, they will coil around us and take all that we are. There is one way to confront this threat. By reuniting the twenty-four warring houses of our own empire. We have forgotten the Unforgettable, the last to unify our tribes: Kahless. Together, under one creed, remain Klingon! That is why we light our beacon this day. To assemble our people. To lock arms against those whose fatal greeting is... [in English] we come in peace.

Michael Burnham: We come in peace, that's why we're here. Isn't that the whole idea of Starfleet?
Philippa Georgiou: Hey – I taught you that.

Michael Burnham: We come from a tradition of tolerance, freedom, and justice.

Philippa Georgiou: Ensign Connor, agreement between my senior officers. Note the date and time.
Connor: Noted, captain.

Sarek: When emotion brings us ghosts from the past, only logic can root us in the present.

Battle at the Binary Stars [1.2]Edit

T'Kuvma: Members of the Federation, what you call your most remote borders, I call too close to Klingon territory. You only live now to serve as witnesses of Klingon supremacy, to be my herald. We do not desire to know you. But you will know our great houses, standing as one under Kahless, reborn in me, T'Kuvma.

Philippa Georgiou: When you first came on board, seven years ago, I worried your Vulcan training might someday trump your humanity. Do you know why Sarek asked me to take you on? I was a human who had seen a life of loss, but still chose hope. What an ego I had... thinking I could pick away the shell the Vulcans had put around you. I was so sure I could do it, even convinced that you were ready for the captain's chair. To think I knew you so little.

Michael Burnham: You wanna know how I turned on you? I believed saving you and the crew was more important than Starfleet's principles. Was it logical? Emotional? I don't know.

Michael Burnham: From my youth on Vulcan, I was raised to believe that service was my purpose. And I carried that conviction to Starfleet. I dreamed of a day when I would command my own vessel, and further the noble objectives of this great institution. That dream is over. The only ship I know in ruins, my crew gone, my captain – my friend – dead. I wanted to protect them from war…from the enemy. And now we are at war…and I am the enemy.

Context Is for Kings [1.3]Edit

Inmate: My cousin was on the Europa when it went down. She and eight thousand others are dead because of you.
Michael Burnham: Eight thousand, one hundred and eighty-six.

Michael Burnham: I was raised on Vulcan, and attended the Vulcan Science Academy.
Paul Stamets: My Uncle Everett plays in a Beatles cover band, it hardly makes him John Lennon.

Michael Burnham: Before I was a mutineer, I was a first officer in Starfleet. I'll never bear that rank, or any other, again. But it is who I am, and who I will always be. It is by the principles of the United Federation of Planets that I live. And by them, I will most certainly die.

Gabriel Lorca: Your assumption that the Klingons were waiting in ambush at the Binary Stars was predictive. You chose to do the right thing, over and above what was sanctioned, even at great cost to yourself. And that is the kind of thinking that wins wars. The kind of thinking I need next to me. Universal law is for lackeys. Context is for kings.

Michael Burnham: When I was a kid, after my parents were killed my foster mother on Vulcan used to read it to me and her son. She and I were the only humans in the house. That's how I learned that the real world doesn't always adhere to logic. Sometimes down is up. Sometimes up is down. Sometimes, when you're lost, you're found.
Sylvia Tilly: What was her name?
Michael Burnham: Amanda.

Paul Stamets: I despise lurkers.

The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry [1.4]Edit

Michael Burnham: You judge the creature by its appearance, and one single incident from its past. Nothing in its biology suggests it would attack, except in self-defense. Commander, this creature is an unknown alien. It can only be what it is, not what you want it to be.

Michael Burnham: The phaser will only piss him off.
Paul Stamets: Think of it as a placebo for my skepticism.

Philippa Georgiou: [In a recorded message] Hello, Michael. I hope that wherever this finds you, you are well. I imagine you have your own command now. The captain of your own ship. I have always tried to show you by example. The best way to know yourself is to know others. You are curious, an explorer. So I am leaving you my most beloved possession, handed down through my family for centuries. My hope is that you will use it to continue to investigate the mysteries of the universe, both inside and out, and keep your eyes and heart open always. Goodbye, Michael, and good luck. Know that I am as proud of you as if you were my own daughter. Take good care. But most importantly, take good care of those in your care.

Choose Your Pain [1.5]Edit

Harry Mudd: [Lorca grabs Mudd by the throat] Ouch!
Gabriel Lorca: Who are you?
Harry Mudd: The name is Mudd. Harcourt Fenton Mudd, Harry for short. I reiterate – ouch.

Sylvia Tilly: [Excitedly] You guys, this is so fucking cool! [Looks horrified] ...I'm so sorry.
Paul Stamets: No, cadet. It is fucking cool.

Lethe [1.6]Edit

V'Latak: May I inquire as to the nature of our diplomatic mission?
Sarek: Allow me to be diplomatic and ask that you do not. In times of crisis, ignorance can be beneficial.

Michael Burnham: Everyone applying to the Command Training Program will be smart. Personality doesn't count.
Sylvia Tilly: That's just something people with no personality say. Wait... which... which in no way means you... you absolutely have a personality!"
Michael Burnham: 6.5 seconds is not an arbitrary number. Your new time will earn you a physical endurance commendation. Today your goal is 6.5 seconds. Then, getting a transfer on a Constitution-class like the Enterprise. After that, first officer track. See your path. Stay on it. Reach your destination. Cadet to captain; just like that.

Sarek: I have created in her a being of exquisite logic to rival the best of our species.
Director: An accomplishment you have achieved not once but twice. Your ward, Michael, and your son, Spock.
Sarek: What has my son to do with this situation? He has not yet begun his studies at the Science Academy.
Director: Upon completion, he will apply to the Vulcan Expeditionary Group, and then there will be not one but two non-Vulcans in its ranks.
Sarek: Spock is Half-Vulcan.
Director: Another of your experiments. The integration of humans into our culture is an admirable goal, but it must be titrated. In honor of your position and reputation I will accept one of your not-quite-Vulcans.
Sarek: You ask me to make an impossible choice.
Director: Your reaction to this is quite illogical and suggests a conclusion based on emotion.

Michael Burnham: You chose Spock over me. Didn't you? You were forced into that decision. Why not tell me the truth?
Sarek: Spock went against my wishes and joined Starfleet over the Vulcan Expeditionary Group. The choice I made merited nothing. What would be gained by telling you that?
Michael Burnham: Instead, you made me believe I failed you. You manipulated me. Do you have any idea what living with that lie did to me?
Sarek: I did not. But I do now. I failed you, Michael Burnham.

Michael Burnham: Help me understand what you did. It could make us grow closer, not further apart. That's what families do.
Sarek: Technically, we are not related.
Michael Burnham: You can do better. But I won't push you. We'll have this conversation one day. Father.

Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad [1.7]Edit

Paul Stamets: Never hide who you are. That's the only way relationships work.

Michael Burnham: Just as repetition reinforces repetition, change begets change....Sometimes the only way to find out where you fit in is to step out of the routine. Because sometimes, where you really belong was waiting right around the corner all along.

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum [1.8]Edit

Into the Forest I Go [1.9]Edit

Despite Yourself [1.10]Edit

Sylvia Tilly: She's-she's like a twisted version of everything I've ever aspired to be. I'm gonna have nightmares about myself now.
Michael Burnham: You don't actually have to be her.
Sylvia Tilly: But how do I project that strength?
Michael Burnham: I've been trying to understand them better. And Terran strength is born out of pure necessity. Because they live in constant fear, always looking for the next knife aimed at their back. Their strength is painted rust. It's a facade. But you have the strength of an entire crew that believes in you. Fortify yourself with our faith in you. That's what a real captain does.

Sylvia Tilly: [Impersonating her Mirror Universe counterpart]] Is that how you treat your long-lost captain? If you greeted me that way, Connor, I'd cut out your tongue and use it to lick my boots.

Gabriel Lorca: No more apologies. From now on, we're Terrans. Decency is weakness, will get us killed. And the lives of everyone on this ship and in the Federation are at stake. So you do what you must. Whatever you must. To anyone.

Ash Tyler: I need to tell you something. Whatever you do, whatever this place makes you do, whatever happens to you. Or me. However we change I am here to protect you. Nothing will ever stand in the way of that. Nothing. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Michael Burnham: Yes. I'm saying it back.

The Wolf Inside [1.11]Edit

Vaulting Ambition [1.12]Edit

What's Past Is Prologue [1.13]Edit

The War Without, the War Within [1.14]Edit

Will You Take My Hand? [1.15]Edit

Season TwoEdit

Brother [2.1]Edit

Nhan: I see where the Federation puts its pennies.
Christopher Pike: Do not covet thy neighbor's starship, commander. Besides, we've got the new uniforms.
Saru: And lovely uniforms they are, Captain.
Michael Burnham: Very...colorful.

Silvia Tilly: This is the power of math, people! Come on! (applause)

New Eden [2.2]Edit

Saru: Questions or concerns before we depart, captain?
Christopher Pike: If you're telling me this ship can skip across the cosmos on a highway made of mushrooms, I kind of have to go on faith.

Point of Light [2.3]Edit

An Obol for Charon [2.4]Edit

Saints of Imperfection [2.5]Edit

The Sound of Thunder [2.6]Edit

Christopher Pike: This is Captain Pike. I will not let you wipe out an entire race. Your fear of the Kelpiens has blinded you to a peaceful solution. Starfleet can now negotiate a new balance between your two species. Protecting everyone on your world. However, if you choose to murder the entire Kelpien population. You will become our enemies. Choose wisely.

Light and Shadows [2.7]Edit

If Memory Serves [2.8]Edit

Saru: The Starfleet Manual offers no regulatory guidelines for interactions between humans with Klingons grafted to their bones and a ship’s doctor returned from the dead.

Michael Burnham: Can we have a better version of this conversation?
Spock: Is there a valuable question in your arsenal?
Michael Burnham: Yes, you actually think the beard is working?

Project Daedalus [2.9]Edit

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