"Star Trek: The Original Series" The Trouble with Tribbles (TV Episode 1967) Poster

Michael Pataki: Korax


  • Korax : [the tribbles squeal as he pours some of his drink into Cyrano Jones' glass]  The Earthers like those fuzzy things. Don't they?

    Cyrano Jones : [accepts drink, laughs nervously]  Oh, yes.

    Korax : Well, frankly, I never liked Earthers. They remind me of Regulan bloodworms.

    [the Klingons laugh] 

    Chekov : That cossack!

    Scott : Easy, lad. You ought to be more forgiving.

    Korax : Though... I just remembered. There is one Earth man who doesn't remind me of a Regulan bloodworm. That's Kirk. A Regulan bloodworm is soft, and shapeless. But Kirk isn't soft. Kirk may be a swaggering, overbearing, tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood. But he's not soft.

    Scott : [as Chekov gets up]  Take it easy, lad. Everybody is entitled to an opinion.

    [Chekov sits down] 

    Korax : That's right. And if I think that Kirk is a Denebian slime devil, well, that's my opinion, too.

    Scott : [as Chekov gets up again]  Don't do it, mister, and that's an order.

    Chekov : But you heard what he called the Captain!

    Scott : Forget it. It's not worth fighting for. We're big enough to take a few insults.

    [swaps Chekov's empty glass with another] 

    Scott : Now, drink your drink.

    [Chekov sits down and obliges] 

    Korax : Of course, I'd say that Captain Kirk deserves his ship. We like the Enterprise. We, we really do! That sagging, old rust bucket is designed like a garbage scow.

    [Scotty's ears perk up] 

    Korax : Half the quadrant knows it; that's why they're learning to speak Klingoni!

    Chekov : [outraged]  Mr. Scott!

    Scott : [to Korax]  Laddie... don't ya think you should... rephrase that?

    Korax : [in Scottish brogue]  You're right. I should.

    Korax : [normal voice]  I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS garbage!

    [Korax laughs. Scotty stands up, decks him, and a brawl ensues] 

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