Top 155 Star Trek Quotes

In this post, you will find great Star Trek Quotes from famous people, such as William Shatner, Shaun Ryder, Scott Bakula, Mark Pellegrino, Ann Leckie. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books an

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you’ll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.
From being a little kid, I’ve always been interested in space. ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Close Encounters‘ – not ‘Star Wars.’
By all standards, except for ‘Star Trek’ standards, 98 episodes of any television show is a wildly successful run.
What’s great about Vasquez Rocks is that they filmed several ‘Star Trek’ episodes there.
‘Star Trek’ still – I’m kind of intrigued by the way that the standard foods of various non-humans are sometimes portrayed as downright disgusting.
Will Shatner, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek have already put novels out.
Bruce Boxleitner
‘Star Trek’ works for me because it deals with the petty issues of humankind.
My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mindmaybe closer to Alien. I don’t see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
I got into writing to become a ‘Star Trek’ writer. I was a rabid fan. I had shelves and shelves and shelves of action figures in my bedroom that scared away more dates than I care to admit to.
The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!
We’ve definitely talked about making a musical episode. We definitely need to make that happen. Let’s get Lin-Manuel Miranda on the phone. He’s a Star Trek’ fan, so I feel we can make this happen.
I know stuff about ‘Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘Star Wars,’ but ‘Star Trek,’ I don’t know.
After Star Trek, I was with the top agencies, but producers and directors did not know what to do with me.
It’s more dangerous to be a friend or relative of Jackie Chan in the star’s movies than it is to play the third yeoman on a ‘Star Trek’ episode.
‘Star Trek’ never grabbed me. Every time I hear about Klingons, I think of those little lint balls that stick to your clothes in the dryer.
In my proudest moments, I think I had a real hand in the creative force of making ‘Star Trek.’ But most of the time, I don’t think about it.
What sweetens the deal for me is that I get to develop an alien species from the ground up. I’m playing Saru, a Kelpian, and this race has never been seen before in any ‘Star Trek’ series.
I do like sci-fi, absolutely. I’ve watched everything from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Terminator’ – the list goes on and on.
I’ve always been a fan of science fiction. My family, we all used to watch ‘Star Trek’ together, which is kind of a nerdy family activity.
I like to razz the Trekkies a little bit. Who doesn’t? It’s trainspotting, isn’t it? But they are very well-meaning, actually. I’ve done a couple of Star Trek conventions, and they’ve only been really welcoming.
I think the reason why ‘Star Trek’ works so well was its small family feeling. The show felt small, you could see the mistakes, you could see rocks weren’t rocks. You caught them at it all the time, but you didn’t care because you were so hooked to the people and to the stories. It was a fabulous show.
Even a small village in the middle of Africa with a 3D printer will have access to any good it can download. The world of the ‘Star Trek’ replicator is not far away.
I grew up on all the ‘Star Wars’ movies and ‘Star Trek’ and all that. I just haven‘t really kept current.
I think anybody with any intelligence sits down and sees Star Trek not a kids‘ show.
Nichelle Nichols
Remember Star Trek? They’re on this huge ship and they’ve got all these people, right? But you only see them, maybe they go on some mission and one of them gets killed.
I watched a lot of American TV, all those repeats of ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Lost in Space.’ All that stuff was the fodder of my childhood.
I was so excited to audition for ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ I knew it was going to be huge. Maybe, by some small chance, Peter Jackson‘s a ‘Star Trek Deep Space Nine‘ fan.’
Aron Eisenberg
STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.
‘Star Trek’ is about acceptance, and the strength of the Starship Enterprise is that it embraces diversity in all its forms.
I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m auditioning for ‘Hunger Games?’ That’s like my dream come true. That’s like a Trekkie auditioning for ‘Star Trek.’
Leven Rambin
I really didn't follow Star Trek.

I really didn’t follow Star Trek.
My mother fed my love of demons, science fiction, and paranormal. She was a devout horror movie fan who kept me up until the wee hours to watch ‘Outer Limits,’ ‘Night Gallery,’ ‘Twilight Zone,’ and ‘Star Trek.’ We lived to watch those reruns.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
‘Star Trek’ is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety.
I was a big ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fan and ‘Star Trek’ fan. I grew up watching those.
‘Star Trek’ fans totally accepted my sexual orientation. There are a great number of LGBT people across ‘Star Trek’ fandom. The show always appealed to people that were different – the geeks and the nerds, and the people who felt they were not quite a part of society, sometimes because they may have been gay or lesbian.
There was definitely a sense that ‘The Next Generation’ was the ‘Star Trek’ stepchild that nobody liked.
I’m immensely fortunate to have been involved in the ‘Star Trek’ universe. It has been a lot of fun, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of something so important to so many people.
Alice Krige
I’m a massive Trekkie. I’ve got original artwork from the ’70s. I’ve got outfits. Yeah, I have actual ‘Star Trek’ outfits that I wear. I’m a massive, massive ‘Star Trek’ fan.
You play a hologram on ‘Star Trek,’ and you have to spew line after line. I spoke in paragraphs on ‘Star Trek.’
I can enjoyHarry Potter‘ and ‘Star Trek,’ but I really appreciate hard science fiction.
It was fans… who understood ‘Star Trek’ and brought it back to life. ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘The Paper Chase,’ and ‘Til Fly Away’ all got second chances… So did ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Cheers.’ It’s very hard to change a network‘s mind, but it can be done.
I had a stereotype in my mind of what a ‘Star Trek’ fans is, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
As we divest ourselves of once familiar physical objects – digitize and dematerialize – we approach a ‘Star Trek’ future in which everything can be accessed from the fourth dimension with a few clicks or terse audibles.
People who go to concerts hear Beethoven‘s symphonies hundreds of times, but ‘Star Trek’ is recorded, so it’s not played all the time.
David Newman
My passion for ‘Star Trek’ is actually rooted in my love of television and the art of franchise and a premise designed to stick people together that have to figure out what to do.
Well, you know, ‘Spaceballs’ is a weird combination, because it’s a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it’s crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, ‘Star Wars’, and ‘Star Trek’.
It’s always the great thing about being involved in such a legacy series such as ‘Star Trek’ is you’ll always want to know more about the characters that you love.
I am a nerd, but I don’t dive head-first into any fiefdom of nerdiness, except for maybe ‘Star Trek.’
The original ‘Star Trek’ is very much a product of the ’60s – the new frontier, optimism, the idea of bringing democracy to the galaxy. It’s still a timeless show, but it’s very much a show made in the 1960s.
I’m a geek – I read fantasy novels, I play ‘World of Warcraft,’ I’m a massive gamer, I have ‘Star Trek’ outfits.
Growing up, my favorite TV show was Star Trek.
Casper Van Dien
The thing about ‘Star Trek’ is that it is not judgmental. You can do what ever you want, within reason.
Marina Sirtis
I’m not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.
I didn’t want to be trapped in an idea of replicating other ‘Star Trek’ characters; especially Vulcans. But my love and I have Spock paraphernalia all over our house. He’s an omnipresence in our lives, we adore him.
Star Trek is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me, in a career sense.
DeForest Kelley
I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late ’80s. I hadn’t gone to a convention before that. It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
As a fan of the franchise, I count myself among the countless LGBTQ fans who have longed to see themselves and our relationships depicted on ‘Star Trek.’
I am told that there have been over the years a number of experiments taking place in places like Massachusetts Institute of Technology that have been entirely based on concepts raised by Star Trek.
Uh, I do not wear a wig in ‘Star Trek’ like I did in ‘Bottle Shock,’ thank God. ‘Bottle Shock’ will be the last wig movie I ever do.
I was tired of writing for shows where there was always a shoot-out in the last act and somebody was killed. ‘Star Trek’ was formulated to change that.
I fell in love with ‘Star Trek’ after J. J. Abrams’s movie. I’m so into that.
I really enjoy playing villains, whether they're realis

I really enjoy playing villains, whether they’re realistic like Switchblade Sam or whether they’re a bit more over-the-top like Kruge in ‘Star Trek III’ or Judge Doom in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’ It’s sort of a license just to be as bad as the script allows you to be – you can just go for it and have fun.
At the core of ‘Star Trek’ is Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. So much of science-fiction is about a dystopian society with human civilization having crumbled. He had an affirmative, shining, positive view of the future.
There’s two tiers of science fiction: the McDonalds sci-fi like Star Trek, where they have an adventure and solve it before the last commercial, and there are books that once you’ve read, you never look at the world the same way again.
‘The Next Generation’ was a lot of fun for a while, and then it wasn’t a lot of fun. The reason it wasn’t a lot of fun was that this one was going to be a guaranteed hit. The original ‘Star Trek’ was never a guaranteed hit.
The harder we push forward into the unknown the more it intensifies the reflection of humanity. That’s what I really love about ‘Star Trek.’
Star Trek’ always had a pretty serious atmosphere, but with ‘Twin Peaks,’ you walked onto the set and you had the feeling that everybody was walking around in a trance.
Carel Struycken
I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
LeVar Burton
Star Trek’ ushered in the end of the Westerns. Then the canvas switched to the sci-fi canvas.
As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
I didn’t really watch a lot of Star Trek’ as a child. I’m kicking myself now that I haven’t, but once I got the show, I started watching and became a huge fan.
I’m not a great ‘Star Trek’ fan, but I love science fiction.
People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it’s really just the opposite.
Brent Spiner
I used to love the ‘Star Trek’ movies, ‘Wrath of Khan’ and stuff like that. Loved those movies when I was a kid. And ‘Star Wars’ obviously was hands-down probably – I mean I had the sheets. I was a big fan of that.
Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
Star Trek characters never go shopping.
I have always been a fan of ‘Star Trek.’ I love Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future.
LeVar Burton
‘Star Trek’ episodes always insisted that humanity is on its bumpy way to what will be a glorious future in the 23rd century, in which we will have left most of our old selfishness – and old hatreds and prejudices – far behind us.
My father watched all the ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ that you could imagine, along with the martial arts. So I was into all that as a youngster, and I always rooted for the bad guy.
Growing up, I was always blown away by ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Barbarella’ and ‘Logan’s Run.’ The retro sci-fi thing.
I have felt many times trapped by ‘Star Trek.’ It cost me dearly. It won’t anymore, because I’ve come to grips with what it is and where it fits in my life.
When I look back and think how fortunate I’ve been to work with some wonderful people and had some marvelous experiences, then I can look at ‘Star Trek’ and think it’s almost like the cream on the coffee. I don’t approach it as anything but a magnificent plus.
DeForest Kelley
There was a time that I did ‘Up,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Land of the Lost,’ and I was working on ‘Lost,’ at the same time, and that was really hard.
There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation.
When I grew up, I saw the moon landing, and I was fascinated watching them as a child, and that’s what really turned me onto space and science fiction, and I started watching things like ‘Lost In Space,’ and that led me to ‘Star Trek,’ which was a major influence on my life.
I wanted to explore the Seventies idea of the ideal futuristic woman. So I watched cheesy films like ‘Weird Science’ and more dodgy things like ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Barbarella’ and ‘Logan’s Run.’
I’m sort of in for a penny, in for a pound with Star Trek, It’s my life at this point. To deny it would just be foolish.
Jonathan Frakes
One of the gifts of ‘Star Trek’ is my professional work colleagues have become my lifelong friends.
I hadn’t watched ‘Star Trek’ when I was a kid.
I grew up watching ‘Star Trek.’ I love ‘Star Trek.’ ‘Star Trek’ made me want to see alien creatures, creatures from a far-distant world. But basically, I figured out that I could find those alien creatures right on Earth. And what I do is I study insects.
The ‘Star Trek’ future, to me, is where we are headed. Everything is automated, and we are free to pursue our dreams. We are free to pursue lives that aren’t about working and toiling away in dangerous jobs. For example, how many of us would love to be poets, or how many of us would love to be artists?
‘Star Trek’ is still my signature role because once you do a ‘Star Trek’ series, it’s never really out of the marketplace.
I even got invited to a 'Star Trek' sea cruise. That wa

I even got invited to a ‘Star Trek’ sea cruise. That was pretty exciting.
Carel Struycken
I’ve never actually seen a Star Trek, but I have seen an Alien movie.
Izabella Scorupco
I didn’t realize it at first, but the Doctor is in the same spirit as those naturaloutsider‘ characters ‘Star Trek’ series have, like Spock and Data.
After ‘Star Trek,’ I was the commander on ‘Stargate Atlantis,’ the final season, and once my character had become a good commander, I was sorry that the show didn’t last beyond that.
All of my definitions of family were heavily influenced by my ‘Star Trek’ experience.
It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational – and I’m speaking the written science fiction, not ‘Star Trek.’ Science fiction writers tend to fill their books if they’re clever with little bits of interesting stuff and real stuff.
The human race is a remarkable creature, one with great potential, and I hope that ‘Star Trek’ has helped to show us what we can be if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.
There were terrific shows on TV like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ and ‘Wild Wild West.’ All us kids would watch them. We would act them out in the basement. I think I found that I could speak a bit more clearly when I was playing with other people.
Star Trek’ is not just about literal exploration, but also the exploration of ourselves.
The wonderful thing about ‘Star Trek’ is that they’re very open to suggestions for scripts and story ideas from the viewers. That’s really unique.
Carel Struycken
‘Star Trek’ speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow – it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.
‘Star Trek’ tends to take itself a little too seriously. They were either very dramatic shows, or if we did a humorous show, it was always a little like, ‘Oh, we’re doing humor on ‘Star Trek,” especially on the original series.
Gene Roddenberry continually reminded us that the Star Trek Enterprise was a metaphor for starship Earth. And the strength in this starship came from its diversity, coming together and working in concert as a team. That is the strength of our countries, Canada and the United States. We are nations of diversity.
I am a classic Star Trek fanatic. When I was a kid, my mom and I used to go to conventions.
Rachel Cohn
I’m still a ‘Star Trek’ fan. You never stop being one.
I grew up with ‘Star Wars,’ not ‘Star Trek.’
Rony Abovitz
‘Star Trek’ put sci-fi on the map and changed television, and ‘Battlestar’ has changed it in another direction by making it a little more mainstream and acceptable to people who wouldn’t normally watch sci-fi.
Aaron Douglas
I was always fascinated by science-fiction shows, shows like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Lost in Space.’
Michael P. Anderson
Which is good, in a way, because the danger in doing something like STAR TREK is that you end up in that pigeonhole and you’re doing that the rest of your life.
Colm Meaney
I wasn’t an avid watcher of the original ‘Star Trek.’ But they’d pull out this thing to communicate without wires and you thought, ‘Yeah, right.’ Now… we’re doing that with cellphones. So I think our minds are more open to the unimaginable.
‘Star Trek’ says that it has not all happened, it has not all been discovered, that tomorrow can be as challenging and adventurous as any time man has ever lived.
Sci-fi always runs out a little bit ahead of reality, right? Automatic doors in ‘Star Trek,’ stuff like that. It all happened, didn’t it, finally?
‘Star Trek’ is about a bunch of disparate people and what they’re capable of when they work together.
We have ‘Doctor Whoreferences on ‘Futurama,’ but we have a lot of science fiction references that I don’t get; but in the staff we have experts on ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Dungeons and Dragons.’
‘Star Trek’ posited a better future.
I’ve been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my ‘Star Trek’ character and I’ve been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
Marina Sirtis
We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
I was a huge ‘Star Trek’ fan. I loved the ‘Twilight Zone’ growing up. In the future, I hope to create some thoughtful, sci-fi drama.
I’ve always read a lot of sci-fi. When my son was younger, I actually went to a ‘Star Trek’ convention.
Blair Brown
One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.
Avery Brooks
What’s impressed me about ‘Star Trek’ fans is how many generations they span and how many nations they represent. They are all over the place.
We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable co

We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.’
I’ve never seen one Star Trek in my whole life.
Izabella Scorupco
I worked as a stuntman on the ‘Star Trek’ TV series pilot.
I don’t think you ever leave Star Trek for good.
Jonathan Frakes
The question always arose from both fans and friends was, ‘Have you ever done ‘Star Trek,’ and if not, would you want to?’ And the answer was always, ‘No, I haven’t, and yes, I would love to!’ So now, at the age of 57, I can finally say, ‘I’m in the new Star Trek!’ And I’m so excited about it!
Some of the storytelling we did in ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ to graft that onto ‘Star Trek,’ it would have required changing the entire format of the show and, really, a different taste of the show.
I’ve spent a lot of time researching the subject and government deception. So to be involved in Star Trek is perfect for me. I enjoy meeting the fans and discussing my interests with them.
Most visions of extraterrestrial life are actually steeped in human hubris. The fictional extraterrestrials of ‘Star Trek’ or a hundred other space operas are less alien than many of my neighbors. And funny, the ones running the place are mostly WASPish men.
It’s either ‘Saw’ made for $4 million or ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ et cetera being made for $150 million. So the $30 and $40 million films don’t get made unless they’re maybe ‘Ride Along.’ But I don’t really know why. I don’t get paid to know why.
It takes a certain kind of person who loves ‘Star Trek’ to bring it to life.
I did not have a very in-depth knowledge of ‘Star Trek’. I’d seen a couple of the vintage episodes. I knew just about as much as anyone on the street.
I drank the Kool-Aid in terms of the grand ambitions for humankind being a multiplanet species, and I think that we all want to live in a Star Wars,’ Star Trek’ world where people are jumping in their spacecraft.
My formative years were all about ‘Star Wars’ – the first three, not the last crap, obviously. I understood ‘Star Trek’ but it was too caricatured for me.
I don’t know if science and reason will ultimately help guide humanity to a better and more peaceful future, but I am certain that this belief is part of what keeps the ‘Star Trek’ fandom going.
I’m proud of my relationship with ‘Star Trek’! ‘Star Trek’ is a show that I am philosophically compatible with.
‘Lost’ is an entity of its own. It’s still such a culture touchstone that I think it’ll be something people go back to for a long time, like ‘Star Trek.’ I’m just so amazed by the show’s popularity.
I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven’s wonderful.
I’ve agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year.
Nichelle Nichols
I just feel so flattered, because the cosplayers really make sure every detail is there. I don’t think I’ve ever cosplayed a character before, but if I were to, I’d probably go as a Klingon from ‘Star Trek.’
The spirit of hope and optimism is always there, and that’s what I think characterizes Star Trek’ in such a big way.
Diminutive worlds are more likely to be rocky, and lapped by oceans and atmospheres. In the vernacular of ‘Star Trek,’ these would be M-class planets: life-friendly oases where biology could begin and bumpy-faced Klingons might exist.
Without Leonard Nimoy, there would have been no ‘Star Trek’ phenomenon. And without ‘Star Trek’… well, that’s a parallel universe most of us probably wouldn’t want to visit.
Steve Hockensmith
I’m going down in history with Star Trek. It’s a great feeling.
I don’t think anybody wants to see a dour ‘Star Trek’ movie.
When I try to be funny, it always makes me more nervous that I’m trying too hard, and then my brain that already thinks too much jumps into hyper drive, and I light-speed start talking ‘Star Trek’ to someone who’s talking ‘Star Wars.’ Anyway, it doesn’t work out usually when I ‘try’ to be funny.
There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
LeVar Burton
I get called Harold the most. I think maybe ‘Harold & Kumar’ fans don’t know my name, and ‘Star Trek’ fans do know my name… Harold fans are vocal!
It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
It is important to the typical ‘Star Trek’ fan that there is a tomorrow. They pretty much share the ‘Star Trek’ philosophies about life: the fact that it is wrong to interfere in the evolvement of other peoples, that to be different is not necessarily to be wrong or ugly.
There is not a new hopeful, optimistic vision of the future that I am currently aware of. Certainly, not one that has penetrated pop culture awareness in the way ‘Star Trek’ has.
I love sci-fi. Growing up, I was a big fan of the ‘Alien’ series, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,’ etcetera. Plus, anything apocalyptic – ‘I Am Legend,’ ‘1984,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica.’