Last words in Star Trek media

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The numerous deaths across all different media in the Star Trek universe have yielded many last words.


Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)[edit]

  • Jim, I want this. As much as you wanted the Enterprise, I want this.
    • Who: Captain Willard Decker
    • Notes: Decker merged with Ilia-probe.
  • Report to you, sir?
    • Who: Commander Sonak
    • Notes: Sonak said it to Kirk moments before he was killed by a transporter malfunction while beaming to the Enterprise.
  • Deflectors, emergency full! We are under attack!
    • Who: Commander Branch
  • One minute, thirty seconds to Cloud boundary.
    • Who: Lieutenant Ilia
  • (in Klingon) Fire!
    • Who: Klingon Commander of the IKC Amar

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)[edit]

  • Aye
    • Who: Peter Preston

Notes; said in response to asking Admiral Kirk if he could die before expiring due to burns he sustained while assisting other engineers, who were evacuating an area that was being sealed by a radiation shield.

  • NOOOO!
    • Who: Jedda

Notes; said when Captain Terrell, who is under mind control from Khan, vaporizes her with his phaser at full power. The shot was aimed at David Markus but he was tackled to the ground so it hit her instead.

  • Sir, it is difficult... I... I tried to obey but... [Khan: Kill him!] I--
    • Who: Captain Clark Terrell
    • Notes: After saying this, he screams in pain from the Ceti Eel that was in his head. He ends up committing suicide by shooting himself with his phaser which vaporizes him.
  • Your....superior...
    • Who: Joachim

Notes; Khan's helmsmen on the USS Reliant who had been constantly questioning Khan since he didn't understand his vendetta for revenge. Said to Khan who is cradling him shortly before he dies from injuries sustained when the Reliant's bridge took a direct hit from the Enterprise's cannons. It can be presumed he was trying to see "your superior intellect" which Khan had boasted about through the film although this would be mocking Khan.

  • no Kirk, the game's not over...until the last that we grapple with thee. No... No you can't get away. From Hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
    • Who: Khan Noonien Singh
    • Notes: Admiral Kirk's archenemy who was trapped on Ceti Alpha 5 fifteen years ago. This was said as he dies from injuries sustained when a Photon Torpedo hit the Reliant's bridge for a second time but not before he activates the Genesis Device. The quote, as with many of Khan's lines in the film, was a reference to the Melville novel Moby-Dick. It also was among the last utterances of Captain Ahab in that novel.
  • I have been... and always shall be... your friend. Live long... and prosper.
    • Who: Spock, before dying of radiation poisoning from the Warp Cells which allowed the Enterprise to escape the Genesis Wave.
    • Notes: Spock was later resurrected due to the after effects of the Genesis Device.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)[edit]

  • What the hell's going on? When do I get paid off?
    • Who: Merchantman Captain
    • The Merchantman vessel was then destroyed by a Klingon bird of prey.
  • (in Klingon) Success, Commander. And my love.
    • Who: Valkris
    • Valkris was aboard the Merchantman vessel; she transmitted data regarding the Genesis Project to Commander Kruge, and informed him that she had seen it, knowing that this would result in Kruge destroying the Merchantman vessel.
  • We are under attack! Stand by for evasive!
    • Who: Captain Estaban
    • Says this before his ship is destroyed Kruge's Klingon bird of prey ship
  • (In Klingon) "A fair shot, sir."
    • Klingon bird-of-prey gunner
    • After destroying Estaban's ship, the Klingon gunner says this before being killed by Kruge, because Kruge wanted prisoners.
  • Yes sir. But the bridge seems to be run by computer. It is the only thing that is speaking.
    • Who: Torg
    • Torg and a Klingon boarding party intercepted the Enterprise, unaware that the ship was set to self-destruct. Kruge hears the computer voice counting down, but is too late to tell them to evacuate, and they are then killed in the resulting explosion.
  • Give me Genesis!
    • Who: Commander Kruge
    • Kruge and Kirk are engaged in hand-to-hand combat on the Genesis Planet, as it slowly disintegrates around them; Kirk then pushes Kruge off a cliff into a river of lava after saying to him, "I... have had... enough of... you!".

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)[edit]

  • I couldn't help but notice your pain. [God of Sha-Ka-Ree: My pain?] It runs deep, share it with me.
    • Who: Sybok

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)[edit]

  • Don't let it end this way, Captain.
    • Who: Chancellor Gorkon, mortally wounded by two Starfleet officers.
  • To be...or, not to be...
    • Who: General Chang; Chang has been quoting Shakespeare at different points throughout the film.
  • Kill him, he's the one! (Kirk: Not me, you idiot. Him!!) NOOOOOOO!!!
    • Martia, disguised as Kirk.

Star Trek: Generations (1994)[edit]

  • Picard! Get away from that launcher! Now!
    • Who: Dr. Tolian Soran
  • Sir, their hull is collapsing! [Kirk: Beam them out of there, Scotty.]
    • Who: Enterprise-B conn officer
  • Least I could do... for the captain of the Enterprise. It was... fun. Oh, my.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)[edit]

  • Captain! Help... please, help...
    • Who: Ensign who is assimilated by the Borg
    • Notes: Captain Picard euthanizes him with a phaser on lethal setting.
  • Watch your future's end. [after realizing the torpedoes miss Cochrane's ship.]] DATA! [Data: Resistance is futile.]
    • Who: The Borg Queen
    • Notes: The Borg Queen is thinking she has won, until Data has made the torpedoes miss.
  • Well if we set our phasers to full power, we... [Picard: No. There's a risk that we hit the dish. It's charged with anti-protons. We could destroy half the ship. We have to find another way.]
    • Who: Lieutenant Hawk
  • Hello? Hey! [Eiger: Are you talking to me?] Is there any one else working maintenance in this section? [Eiger: Not that I know of.] AAAAHHHHH!!!
    • Who: Paul Porter
  • Paul? Paul? Are you okay in there? AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    • Who: Eiger

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)[edit]

  • If you launch the injector while the planet is still populated, the Federation will pursue you until...
    • Who: Vice Admiral Matthew Dougherty
    • Notes: Character is trying to talk Ru'afo down from launching the injector while Ba'ku is still inhabited, but Ru'afo refuses to listen and executes him by stretching his face fatally.
    • Who: Adhar Ru'afo
    • Notes; Adhar Ru'afo immediately before Captain Picard ignites the exhaust fumes surrounding them, setting Ru'afo alive at which point he falls to his death (assuming he wasn't immediately burnt to death).

Star Trek Nemesis (2002)[edit]

  • I'm glad we're together now. Our destiny's complete.

Star Trek (2009)[edit]

    • Who: U.S.S. Kelvin Crewmember
  • Where are you from?
    • Who: Captain Richard Robau
    • Note: Nero has ordered Robau to board Nero's ship, and asks Robau the whereabouts of Ambassador Spock. When Ayel asks the star date, Robau asks this, and is then impaled by Nero.
  • I love you.
    • Who: George Kirk
    • Note: Said to his wife before his ship crashes into the Narada.
  • 1000 meters!
    • Who: Chief Engineer Olson
    • Note: Olson, along with Kirk and Sulu, was making a space jump to the Narada's Drill. Olson doesn't pull his chute until the last moment; as a result, he crashes onto the platform, before falling over and getting disintegrated by the drill.
  • Spock?
    • Who: Amanda Grayson
  • You can't even speak... [Kirk grunts] What?
    • Who: Ayel
    • Note: Ayel is strangling Kirk and mocking the fact that Kirk can't even speak, when Kirk says something. When Ayel asks what he said, Kirk replies "I got your gun" before shooting Ayel through the chest and killing him instantly.
  • I would rather suffer the end of Romulus a thousand times. I would rather die in agony, than accept assistance from you.
    • Who: Nero
    • Note: Nero's ship was being destroyed by a black hole, and Kirk offered him a chance to evacuate. Nero adamantly refused, and Kirk ordered the Enterprise to open fire, accelerating the destruction of Nero's ship and killing him. Nero was from the future, where the Starfleet Enterprise had offered assistance in saving his planet from destruction via a black hole, but they failed, which is what drove him to come back in time motivated by revenge, and why he decided he would rather die than accept assistance from them.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)[edit]

  • We need an Air Defense Team! Daystrom Conference Room!
    • Who: Admiral Christopher Pike
    • Note: About a minute after saying this, he is shot and killed by John Harrison/Khan, who was using a gunship.
  • (in the Klingon Language) Why should I care about a Human killing Humans?
    • Who: Klingon leader
  • For what?
    • Who: Starfleet Private Security guard
    • Note: Said in response to Scotty apologizing to him before the character is ejected off the Vengeance.
  • War is coming, and who's gonna lead us? You?! If I'm not in charge, our entire way of life is decimated! So, you want me off this ship? You better kill me.
    • Who: Admiral Alexander Marcus
    • Note: As he tries to escape, Marcus's skull is crushed by Khan, who tells him before doing so, "You should have let me sleep!".
  • I want to tell you why I couldn't let you die. Why I went back for you.
    • Who: Captain James T. Kirk
    • Note: Dies from radiation poisoning while fixing the Enterprise. Kirk is revived by Khan's blood later in the movie.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)[edit]

  • (Kirk: What did Krall want with this thing?) To save you from yourselves.
    • Who: Jessica "Kalara" Wolff (through a translator device)
    • Note: Character says this line through a translator device after Kirk tricks her into trying to retrieve his relic, the Abornath, revealing her to be Krall's ally. In the resulting battle, Kalara is crushed by the remains of the Enterprise.
  • Uhura!
    • Who: Ensign Syl
    • Note: Character had just handed over the real Abornath to Krall, who rebuilds an ancient bioweapon from it. He uses it to execute Syl.
  • (in alien language) They will leave you here.
    • Who: Anderson "Manas" Le
    • Note: Character says this line while fighting Jaylah, but Kirk scapes with her; they abandon him on Altamid afterwards.
  • NO!!
    • Who: Balthazar "Krall" Edison
    • Note: As he battles with Kirk in the ventilation system of one of Starfleet's starbases, to release the bioweapon, Kirk kicks Edison into the black energy released by the weapon. During this, the system's airlock is opened, throwing the two into space. Kirk is saved by Spock and McCoy, but Edison is released into space, disintegrating as a result of infection from the weapon.

Television series[edit]

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969)[edit]

  • I want to stay...
    • Who: Charlie Evans
  • No! No! No, I'm not ready! I'm not ready!
    • Who: Lazarus
  • For a moment, James, but your moment is fading.
    • Who: Lt. Commander Gary Mitchell
  • I'm sorry. You can't know what it's like to be almost a god.
    • Who: Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
  • I want to live! I want to live!
    • Who: Evil Captain James T. Kirk
    • Who: Kodos the Executioner/Anton Karidian
    • Notes: Said this as he tries to stop his maddened daughter from killing Kirk, but is shot dead by her phaser.
  • No. You cannot love. You're not human.
    • Who: Dr. Roger Korby
  • Love you. Kiss.
    • Who: Andrea
    • Notes: An exact android duplicate of the long dead Korby, he is confronted by the woman android Andrea who offers to kiss him. Korby disintegrates themselves with a phaser.
  • We are creatures of duty, Captain. I have lived my life by it. Just one more duty to perform.
    • Who: Romulan Commander.
    • Source: Balance of Terror
    • Notes: With the Romulan ship crippled by Spock, the Romulan commander refuses to be taken alive. He accepts his fate and activates the self-destruct, killing himself and the entire Romulan ship.
  • Help me! Help me! Help me! Help me!
    • Who: Landru
    • Notes: Being a computer named after his 6,000 years dead creator, Kirk convinces the computer is evil and makes Landru destroy himself.
  • Yes. He's in the Mission. He's-
    • Who: Edith Keeler
    • Notes: A caretaker in the 1930s during the Great Depression, Kirk and Spock learn that if Edith Keeler survives her street accident, her peace movement in the late 1930s would allow Nazi Germany to take over the world with nukes. Regretfully, Kirk stops McCoy from helping her and she is run over by a truck.
  • A commander is responsible for the lives of his crew... and for their deaths. Well...I should have died with mine.
    • Who: Commodore Matt Decker
    • Note: The last thing he says, ignoring the pleas of others, as he pilots a hijacked shuttlecraft into the maw of the planet killer in a kamikaze attack.
  • Korob was wrong. I didn't destroy all your weapons. Give me the transmuter. Give it to me!
    • Who: Sylvia
    • Notes: An Ornithoid using a human appearance, Sylvia attempts to entice Kirk for the transmuter, even attempting to use a stolen phaser. But Kirk destroys the transmuter, dispelling the illusions and Sylvia dies in her natural form.
  • The next man who raises a weapon destroys all of you. You and your primitive knives and your weapons, I'll teach you what killing really means.
    • Who: Kras
    • Notes: A Klingon trying to get an alliance with the Capellans, Kras attempts to teach the Capellans a reminder in killing, then executes Maab before being killed by Keel.
  • As teer of the Ten Tribes, I give you back your life. Mine is now forfeit. Keel, stand ready. (moves to confront Kras) KLINGON!
    • Who: Maab
    • Notes: After allowing Eleen to live, Maab sacrifices himself and is vaporized.
  • This weapon I bring you is far greater than your firesticks.
    • Who: Nona
    • Notes: Tyree's wife who sought to betray him to the Neural villagers. Presenting the villagers with a phaser, she is instead greeted with violence. The villagers then think Nona tricked them, and stab her to death.
  • I suggest we leave and let our Fuhrer rest.
    • Who: Melakon
    • Notes: After saying this, he is exposed as the traitor to all of Ekos for attempting genocide against the Zeon people. He then shoots John Gill with a machine gun, then is shot dead by a disguised Isak.
  • Even historians fail to learn from history. They repeat the same mistakes. Let the killing end. Let...
    • Who: John Gill
    • Notes: Having saved the people of Zeon from mass murder, John Gill dies of his machine gun injuries after talking with Kirk.
  • Murderers! If you want death, fight me!
    • Who: Flavius Maximus
    • Notes: A former Gladiator on 892-IV, Flavius tries to save Kirk from his execution, only to be gunned down along with the Master of the Games.
  • Starship, lock in on this. Three to beam...
    • Who: Captain R.M. Merik/Merikus
    • Notes: A Starship Captain who is named First Citizen of 892-IV, Merik uses Kirk's communicator to call for Scotty to beam up Kirk, Spock and McCoy even as Claudius Marcus has sent his guards at the landing party. Claudius stabs Merik for betrayal, but Merik survives long enough to pass the communicator to Kirk before dying.
  • Death! Death to you all! Death to you all! Death to you all! Death to you all!
    • Who: Gorgan
    • Notes: An evil entity as the false "friendly angel" trying to take over the universe using the children of the Starnes Expedition, he is betrayed by the children as he curses this, and is dissolved.
  • I am not sure. But things are not as they teach us. For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky.
    • Who: An old Fabrini man.
    • Notes: This old Fabrini man climbed the mountains of the spaceship world Yonada and said he touched the sky, but the Oracle finds out and fries his brain.
  • No, you mustn't stop me. He's my lover and I have to kill him.
    • Who: Marta
    • Notes: An Orion in Garth's gang of insane criminals seeking to escape the Elba II colony, Marta attempts to get Kirk's countersign for "Queen to Queen's level 3", then tries to kill him. Later after saying this, she is implanted with an explosive crystal, taken out into Elba II's toxic atmosphere, and pleads something inaudible. Garth ends her misery by blowing her up.
  • These things cannot be real. Hallucinations can't harm us. Go back to where you were.
    • Who: Dr. Leonard McCoy
    • Note: He is stabbed by the Black Knight later be revived.
  • Mister Earp. Get your hands off her.
    • Who: Ensign Pavel Chekov
    • Note: He is shot by a western man but he is later revived.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)[edit]

  • All hands abandon ship! Repeat, all hands abandon-
    • Who: Captain Jean-Luc Picard
    • Note: Orders this as the Enterprise, after colliding with the Bozeman, begins to catch fire. The Vessel explodes as he issues the Order. ("Cause and Effect")
  • We have to get out of here now.
    • Who: Counselor Deanna Troi
    • Note: She said it to Captain Picard before the Bozeman collided with the Enterprise's starboard nacelle, destroying the ship, killing everyone on board. ("Cause and Effect")
  • Don't try and stop me! No, no, let go!
    • Who: Counselor Deanna Troi
    • Note: She yelled it while she is aging and eventually Dr. Crusher kills her in order to get Ambassador Alkar to bound with another woman. She is later revived after the effects of Alkar's empathic connection had reversed. ("Man of the People")
  • We seek peaceful co-existence.
    • Who: Commander Dexter Remmick ("Conspiracy")
  • The opening seems closer, Captain.
    • Who: Haskell ("Where Silence Has Lease")
  • Load torpedo bays.
    • Who: Captain Rachel Garrett ("Yesterday's Enterprise")
  • Enough! We have people who need attention. We won't hurt you, but we must help them.
    • Who: Lt. Natasha Yar ("Skin of Evil")
    • Note: Said by Yar moments before Armus blasts her backwards when she tries to get over to the shuttle-craft. This effectively kills her and Dr. Crusher is unable to revive her.
  • An end. An end to pain.
    • Who: Ves Alkar ("Man of the People")
  • I ... love you ... brother.
    • Who: Lore ("Descent, Part II")
  • Beverly... I love you. Bever...
    • Who: Ronin ("Sub Rosa")
  • Tell him, Picard. [Picard: Peace and long life.] Live long and and. Live long and. Spock. My son. [Picard: And prosper]
    • Who: Sarek ("Unification, Part 1")
    • Note: His final on-screen words we hear during his talk with Picard as he is suffering badly from Bendii Syndrome. Much later, Picard on a Klingon war-bird is notified that Sarek has died.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)[edit]

  • Maintain all... ARGH!
    • Who: Vulcan Captain of the USS Saratoga
  • Bridge to Engineering: get that port nacelle back online! Keogh to runabouts: we've got what we came for. We better fall back before we...
    • Who: Captain Keogh of the USS Odyssey
    • Note: Last transmission from the captain of the Odyssey before the ship's communications array was knocked out. Moments later, the Odyssey was destroyed in a ramming attack by a Jem'Hadar fighter.
  • You're too late. We're everywhere.
    • Who: Changeling aboard the Defiant
    • Note: Whispered these words to Odo while dying, taunting him about the Founders' infiltration of the Alpha Quadrant.
  • For you, and for the boy that I was. He needs you, more than you know. Don't you see? We're going to get a second... chance.
    • Who: Jake Sisko
    • Note: In an alternate future, an elderly Jake committed suicide over his time-displaced father's objections, knowing this would send Captain Sisko back and prevent his death in the first place.
  • Rebecca...
  • Our baby would've been so beautiful...
  • Keep...
    • Who: Damar
    • Note: Killed while attempting to storm Dominion headquarters.
  • Farewell, Adami.
    • Who: Gul Dukat
    • Note: Thrown off into the fire caves by Sisko after using the powers of the Pah-Wraiths to burn Winn Adami within the fire caves.

Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)[edit]

  • The self-destruct program has been damaged. Now, this installation will not be destroyed. But it must be. The Kazon must not be allowed to gain control of it. They will annihilate the Ocampa.
    • Who: The Caretaker
  • My minute isn't up!
  • Chakotay, I'm giving it one last try. Yes!
    • Who: Ensign Harry Kim
    • Note: Said in response to B'Elanna Torres's warning as she implored with him to leave the dangerous area. However, Kim refused to do so, instead trying to seal off a hull breach, and was blown into space. He was replaced by a Harry Kim from an alternate Voyager which had come into being via an interstellar phenomenon.
    • Note: Second quote is from a future Harry who alters the past to save Voyager, and therefore erases himself from time. The delta flier is still shown exploding, presumably killing him before time is altered.
  • Hello. I am Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge..
    • Who: Captain Kathryn Janeway
    • Note: This was a Janeway created on a duplicate Voyager due to interstellar phenomenon. She destroyed her ship to save the other Voyager from the Vidiians, who intended to harvest their organs.
  • You will adapt.
    • Who: One/1
    • Note: It is unknown whether his name is spelled One, or simply 1.
    • Note: This was said in response to Seven of Nine saying "You're hurting me." Because he was letting himself die to save Voyager from being pursued by the Borg trying to recapture him.
  • Time's up.
    • Who: Kathryn Janeway
    • Note: Said in the Krenim-dominant timeline as she crashed the crippled USS Voyager into the Krenim temporal weapon ship, causing it to erase itself from time and undo all of the timeline alterations it had created.
  • They'll survive. Captain Janeway and I made sure of that. It's you who underestimated us.
    • Who: Kathryn Janeway
    • Note: Admiral Janeway of the 25th Century was killed by the Borg Queen after ensuring the success of the Captain Janeway in the 24th Century.
  • ...and nothing that you've done here today will happen.
    • Who: Borg Queen
    • Note: The Queen died after being infected by a pathogen by the Admiral.
    • Note: She had sent a Borg Sphere after Voyager to attempt to disrupt the current timeline, and prevent the future from happening.

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005)[edit]

  • Hard to port!
    • Who: Charles Tucker
    • Note: Said just before the Xindi ship destroyed the NX-01 bridge in the alternate timeline where the Xindi destroyed the Earth.

Star Trek: Discovery (2017-)[edit]

  • Well that's just it. As far as I'm concerned... you're not you.
    • Who: Hugh Culber
    • Note: Said after grounding Lt. Ash Tyler after making a troubling discovery that the Klingons may have grafted another personality onto him. Lt. Tyler immediately breaks his neck.

Star Trek: Picard (2020-)[edit]

  • There's no time. Stay Down.
    • Who: Dahj Asha
    • Note: Said as Romulan assassins transport onto a rooftop to assassinate her.
  • N-Now, Seven.
    • Who: Icheb
    • Note: After painfully having his Borg implants removed, Icheb begs for Seven of Nine to end his misery.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020-)[edit]

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  Creator     Gene Roddenberry  (1921–1991)  
  Television series     Star Trek  (1966–1969) · The Animated Series  (1973–1974) · The Next Generation  (1987–1994) · Deep Space Nine  (1993–1999) · Voyager  (1995–2001) · Enterprise  (2001–2005) · Discovery  (2017–) · Picard  (2020–)
  Feature films     The Original Series     The Motion Picture  (1979) · The Wrath of Khan  (1982) · The Search for Spock  (1984) · The Voyage Home  (1986) · The Final Frontier  (1989) · The Undiscovered Country  (1991)  
  The Next Generation     Generations  (1994) · First Contact  (1996) · Insurrection  (1998) · Nemesis  (2002)  
  Reboot series     Star Trek  (2009) · Into Darkness  (2013) · Beyond  (2016)  
  Video games     Borg  (1996) · Klingon Academy  (2000)  
  Proverbs     Klingon · Vulcan  
  Other     Star Trek franchise · Last words in Star Trek media · Jean-Luc Picard· Phase II