Top 161 Star Trek Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Star Trek Quotes from famous people such as David Gerrold, Justin Lin, Matthew Williamson, Rekha Sharma, Ronald D. Moore, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

'Star Trek' is the McDonald's of science fiction; it's

‘Star Trek’ is the McDonald’s of science fiction; it’s fast food storytelling. Every problem is like every other problem. They all get solved in an hour. Nobody ever gets hurt, and nobody needs to care. You give up an hour of your time, and you don’t really have to get involved. It’s all plastic.
David Gerrold
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.’
Justin Lin
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.’
Matthew Williamson
I’m thrilled to be on ‘Star Trek.’
Rekha Sharma
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.
Ronald D. Moore
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.
James Wolcott
Almost everywhere in the world you go, people will come up and say, “Oh my God, you’re from ‘Star Trek.'”
John de Lancie
I am a classic ‘Star Trek’ fanatic.
Rachel Cohn
Being on ‘Star Trek,’ you have a funny relationship with fame.
Robert Picardo
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 am often fond of saying the Trekkers are passionate about a hobby, their hobby is ‘Star Trek.’ They are by and large very imaginative, very intelligent people, and they certainly have been more than generous to me.
Kate Mulgrew
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?
Gray Scott
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.
Mariette Hartley
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.
George Takei
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.
Ronald D. Moore
I’ve agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year.
Nichelle Nichols
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.
Ronald D. Moore
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.
Olivia Wilde
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!
Patrick Stewart
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.
Persis Khambatta
I’ve never actually seen a Star Trek, but I have seen an Alien movie.
Izabella Scorupco
‘Star Trek’ is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety.
Gregory Benford
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.
Malcolm McDowell
‘Star Trek’ scared me a lot more than ‘White Jazz.’ It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge, so I had to take it.
Chris Pine
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
I didn’t realize it at first, but the Doctor is in the same spirit as those natural ‘outsider’ characters ‘Star Trek’ series have, like Spock and Data.
Robert Picardo
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
I’m proud of my relationship with ‘Star Trek’! ‘Star Trek’ is a show that I am philosophically compatible with.
George Takei
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.
Seth Shostak
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
I was a huge fan of the original ‘Star Trek,’ and I’d never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship.
Scott Bakula
As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the seco

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.
George Takei
I do like sci-fi, absolutely. I’ve watched everything from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Terminator’ – the list goes on and on.
Mekhi Phifer
What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.
Marina Sirtis
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.
Robert Picardo
Well, the whole history of Star Trek is the market demand.
George Takei
I get that a lot of people love ‘Star Wars’ – and I could see that you can love both and they can coexist in our lives. But the DNA of ‘Star Trek’ is different in as far as it’s human beings, it’s us in the future.
Justin Lin
‘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.
Gene Roddenberry
Star Trek characters never go shopping.
Douglas Coupland
I’ve been a huge fan of virtually every incarnation and spin-off of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise (don’t get me started on ‘Voyager,’ though), but there’s something about the purity of the original series that really appeals to me.
Chris Roberson
One of my favorite things about ‘Star Trek’ wasn’t just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality.
J. J. Abrams
I hadn’t watched ‘Star Trek’ when I was a kid.
John de Lancie
Traditional economics is based on imaginary creatures sometimes referred to as ‘Homo economicus.’ I call them Econs for short. Econs are amazingly smart and are free of emotion, distraction or self-control problems. Think Mr. Spock from ‘Star Trek.’
Richard Thaler
‘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.
George Takei
I never watched ‘Star Trek.’
William Shatner
The organization that it takes to make a movie like ‘Star Trek’ is amazing, intimidating and fascinating.
Heather Langenkamp
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
There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
LeVar Burton
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.
Jared Isaacman
The message of ‘Star Trek,’ if there is one, seems to be that we should try to live up to the very best that we’re capable of.
John Cho
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.
William Shatner
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.
William Shatner
My earliest memories are of watching ‘Star Trek’ and ‘MASH’ while my parents barbecued chicken in the back yard. I was an American kid, through and through.
Mohsin Hamid
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.
Elvis Mitchell