Famous exchange between Captain Pike and James T. Kirk in the…

2009 Star Trek Movie. It has to do about daring to be better than you can be…

Christopher Pike: You know, I couldn’t believe it when the bartender told me who you are.
James T. Kirk: Who am I, Captain Pike?
Christopher Pike: Your father’s son.
James T. Kirk: [Turns toward the bar] Can I get another one?
Christopher Pike: For my dissertation, I was assigned the USS Kelvin. Something I admired about your Dad: he didn’t believe in no-win scenarios.
James T. Kirk: Sure learned his lesson!
Christopher Pike: Well, it depends on how you define winning. You’re here, aren’t you?
James T. Kirk: [as beer is brought to him] Thanks.
Christopher Pike: You know that instinct to leap without looking, that was his nature too. And in my opinion it’s something Starfleet’s lost. James T. Kirk: [laughing] Why are you talkin’ to me, man?
Christopher Pike: ‘Cause I looked up your file while you were drooling on the floor. Your aptitude tests are off the charts, so what is it? You like being the only genius level repeat offender in the Midwest?
James T. Kirk: Maybe I love it.
Christopher Pike: Look, so your Dad died. You can settle for a less than ordinary life. Or do you feel like you were meant for something better? Something special? Enlist in Starfleet.
James T. Kirk: [scoffs] Enlist! [laughs]
James T. Kirk: You guys must be way down on your recruiting quota for the month!
Christopher Pike: You know if you’re half the man your father was, Jim Starfleet could use you. You could be an officer in four years. You could have your own ship in eight. You understand what the Federation is don’t you? It’s important. It’s a peacekeeping and humanitarian armada.
James T. Kirk: We done?
Christopher Pike: I’m done. [Gets up]
 Christopher Pike: Riverside Shipyard. Shuttle for new recruits leaves tomorrow morning 0800. [pause]
 Christopher Pike: You know your father was Captain of a Starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives. Including your mother’s and yours. I dare you to do better.
The last statement was the “Inciting incident” that spurred the Character Kirk to better himself… The movie was very good and I am looking forward to the next one to come out either 2013 or 2014.
Advertisements

Comments Off on Famous exchange between Captain Pike and James T. Kirk in the…

Filed under Movie quotes, Quotable Quotes, Quotables, quotation, Quotations, Quotes, Quotes & Sayings, Quotes for Thought, Quotes on movies, Quoting, Worthy Quotations

Comments are closed.