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, 2013 at 19:29
  • @Brandorf My copy did not have any subs. 100% certain :) Aug 29, 2013 at 19:37
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    @coleopterist I saw it in theatres and also think I remember subs...
    – Izkata
    Aug 29, 2013 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, 2013 at 6:38

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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.” Sep 8, 2013 at 21:30
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    @PaulD.Waite: You seem to forget that she also saved his bacon later in the movie.
    – Stephan B
    Oct 28, 2013 at 12:06
  • @Stephan: I have no memory of that. Is it during Spock's fight with Khan on earth? Oct 28, 2013 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 B
    Oct 28, 2013 at 22:59
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    @Stephan: well, that’s something. Oct 29, 2013 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, 2014 at 18:41
  • Okay, I've edited my post to state that it comes from the creator of the language.
    – De'vID
    Jan 14, 2014 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, 2016 at 12:27

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