- "How many fingers do I have up?"— Kirk, doing the Vulcan salute"EMERGENCY POWER!!! TO THE THRUSTERS!!!"Kirk: "My god, Bones, what have I done?"
McCoy: "You did what you had to do; what you've always done: Turn death into a fighting chance to live."— Kirk and McCoy, as they watch the Enterprise burning up in the atmosphere of Genesis."We have cleared space doors"— Sulu, in one of the most triumphant moments of the entire franchise.Alien: "GENESIS?!?"McCoy: "Yes, Genesis!!! How can you be deaf with ears like that?!"