In Star Trek Into Darkness, there is a scene on Kronos where Uhura leaves the shuttle to converse with the Klingons. What was the conversation about? Is there a transcript?

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    I haven't seen it since it was in the theatre, but I'm 90% certain that scene was subtitled... – Brandorf Aug 29 '13 at 19:29
  • @Brandorf My copy did not have any subs. 100% certain :) – coleopterist Aug 29 '13 at 19:37
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    @coleopterist I saw it in theatres and also think I remember subs... – Izkata Aug 29 '13 at 20:22
  • This can't be found in subtitle file.. actually, its hardwired to the movie picture. I don't know how it wasn't in your copy.. – user931 Aug 30 '13 at 6:38

Uhura: "I am here to help you. With Respect. There is a criminal hiding in these ruins. He has killed many of our people."

Klingon: "Why should I care about a human killing humans?"

Uhura: "Because you care about honor. And this man has none. You and your people are in danger."

(From the subtitles.)

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    When I saw it, it read: “ Uhura: This is the one damn thing I have to do in this movie except worry about Spock. We can travel faster than light, but we still can’t pass the Bechdel test. Klingon: ...? Uhura: Whatever. Just grab me by the throat so the boys can start shooting.” – Paul D. Waite Sep 8 '13 at 21:30
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    @PaulD.Waite: You seem to forget that she also saved his bacon later in the movie. – Stephan Oct 28 '13 at 12:06
  • @Stephan: I have no memory of that. Is it during Spock's fight with Khan on earth? – Paul D. Waite Oct 28 '13 at 13:51
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    @PaulD.Waite: That's right. Uhura beams down and stuns Khan just as he's about to crush Spock's skull. – Stephan Oct 28 '13 at 22:59
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    @Stephan: well, that’s something. – Paul D. Waite Oct 29 '13 at 1:20

You can see a copy of the transcript, along with the English and German translations, at this link.

The link is to a Google+ post containing a scan of the transcript which was released by Marc Okrand (the creator of the Klingon language) through the annual qepHom (a meeting of Klingon speakers) in Germany. The scan also includes an explanation of the new vocabulary used in the dialogue. It’s as official as it gets.

From the link above:

jIvuylaH. jIve’. jIyI’. ghach jIvvo’ naH. DaH pIghvamDaq So’’eghtaH. ’ej Dojmey wID - vInDa’ma’ peq.
I am here to help you. With respect. There is a criminal hiding in these ruins. He has killed many of our people.

toH, Hey Humanpu’. qatlh DISaH?
Why should I care about a human killing humans?

potlhmo’ batlh, vIqawba’. ’ej chIvo’ neH chIw vum’e’. Qob lIb bam SoH chuDlI’ je.
Because you care about honor. And this man has none. You and your people are in danger.

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    You should avoid posting answers that are just links. Also, you might want to indicate where the link takes you and whether it's authoritative (or just someone's fansite) – Valorum Jan 14 '14 at 18:41
  • Okay, I've edited my post to state that it comes from the creator of the language. – De'vID Jan 14 '14 at 21:31
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    I added the transcript from the link. I thought about formatting the Klingon text in bold, rather than the fixed-width font, but it was hard to see the difference between I and l. – Molag Bal May 26 '16 at 12:27

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