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Errand of Mercy Quotes

Errand of Mercy is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Errand of Mercy completed its run in 1970.

It features Alexander Courage in charge of musical score.

Errand of Mercy Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "You have a gift for understatement, Mr. Spock."
  • (Unnamed) "Well there it is, war. We didn't want it, but we've got it."
  • (Unnamed) "Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want."
  • (Unnamed) "Do you also welcome me?"
  • (Unnamed) "You're here; there's nothing I can do about it."
  • (Unnamed) "Good, honest hatred. Very refreshing."
  • (Unnamed) "You didn't really think I was going to beat his head in, did you?"
  • (Unnamed) "I thought you might."
  • (Unnamed) "You're right."
  • (Unnamed) "Here we are on a planet of sheep, two tigers, predators, hunters -- killers. And it is precisely that which makes us great. And there is a universe to be taken."
  • (Unnamed) "It's a very large universe, Commander, full of people who don't like the Klingons."
  • (Unnamed) "Excellent. Then it shall be a matter of testing each other's wills and power. Survival must be earned, Captain. Tell me about the dispersal of your Starfleet."
  • (Unnamed) "Go climb a tree."
  • (Unnamed) "I can get what I want through our mind scanner, but there would be very little of your mind left, Captain. I have no desire to see you become a vegetable."
  • (Unnamed) "Gentlemen, I have no great love for you, your planet, your culture. Despite that, Mr. Spock and I are gonna go out there and quite probably die in an attempt to show you that there are some things worth dying for."
  • (Unnamed) "But there are only two of you against an army. Don't you realize that what you intend to do will be hopeless?"
  • (Unnamed) "Come on, Mr. Spock, let's get out of here."
  • (Unnamed) "Organia's description, Mr Spock?"
  • (Unnamed) "Inhabited by humanoids, a very peaceful, friendly people living on a primitive level. Little of intrinsic value. Approximately class D-minus on Richter's scale of cultures."
  • (Unnamed) "Another Armenia, Belgium."
  • (Unnamed) "Sir?"
  • (Unnamed) "The weak innocents. They always seem to be located on the natural invasion routes."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm a soldier, not a diplomat. I can only tell you the truth."
  • (Unnamed) "Captain, our information on these people and their culture was not correct. This is not a primitive society making progress toward mechanization. They are totally stagnant. There is no evidence of any progress as far back as my tricorder can register."
  • (Unnamed) "That doesn't seem likely."
  • (Unnamed) "Nevertheless, it is true. For tens of thousands of years, there's been absolutely no advancement, no significant change in their physical environment. This is a laboratory specimen of an arrested culture."
  • (Unnamed) "Where is your smile?"
  • (Unnamed) "My what?"
  • (Unnamed) "The stupid, idiotic smile everyone else seems to be wearing."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, Commander, I guess that takes care of the war. Obviously, the Organians aren't going to let us fight."
  • (Unnamed) "A shame, Captain. It would have been glorious."
  • (Unnamed) "Bad enough to be a military governor, but to govern a population of sheep? Very well, Lieutenant, round up 200 more."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, sir."
  • (Unnamed) "Fools. Will I have to kill 'em all?"
  • (Unnamed) "You'd think they had people beaming down every day."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes. Curious lack of interest."
  • (Unnamed) "We do not wish to seem inhospitable but, gentlemen, you must leave."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, please leave. The mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us."
  • (Unnamed) "We find interference in other people's affairs most disgusting, but you gentlemen have given us no choice."
  • (Unnamed) "You should be the first to be on our side. Two hundred hostages killed."
  • (Unnamed) "No one has been killed, Captain."
  • (Unnamed) "No one has died here in uncounted thousands of years."
  • (Unnamed) "Smile and smile -- I don't trust men who smile too much."

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