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I have a memory of seeing Spock say the line "Impressive, Captain", but now I can't locate where that was. Am I misremembering this?

  • Are fanfics acceptable? :) google.com/… – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 8 '15 at 16:44
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    You may be getting memories mixed around. I believe the line was in TNG and was directed at Captain PICARD, not Kirk. – Omegacron Jan 8 '15 at 22:05
  • You could be confusing Kirk with that other great starship captain, Major-General-Webelos Zapp Brannigan. He describes Turanga Leela as "one impressive piece of Captain" once. – James Sheridan Jan 8 '15 at 23:03
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In a discussion between Spock and Kirk, "Unquestionably. Most impressive." is the closest quote I could find...

  • I looked at the context of your quote, and it's not what I'm remembering, because in your quote, Spock is saying that he's impressed with something external. What I'm remembering is a compliment by Spock to Kirk... i.e. Spock is impressed with something Kirk did or said. – JoelFan Jan 8 '15 at 16:41
  • @JoelFan Ah I see. Sorry I couldn't be of help! – Daft Jan 8 '15 at 16:43
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There was one instance of that exact phrase in non-canon licensed books, but it wasn't Spock speaking.

Star Trek: Signature Edition: Worlds in Collision By Judith Reeves-Stevens:

Very Impressive, Captain. I would have sworn you had tuned me out completely. (src)


There didn't seem to be any phrase exactly like that in TOS episode transcripts, though it did occur in one TNG episode.

However, there were several quotes that were somewhat similar in nature:

SPOCK: Unquestionably. Most impressive. (Spectre Of The Gun)

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SPOCK [OC]: If I may explain, Captain. She refers to the tape storehouse of knowledge of the builders of this place. I scan it. A most impressive store.

Kirk himself said something similar in a couple of episodes.

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    How did you dig that up?? Very impressive. – Daft Jan 8 '15 at 16:56
  • That wasn't Spock though. Looking at the Google books excerpt you gave, it looks like the speaker of that line is Mira Romaine. – Trish Ling Jan 8 '15 at 16:58
  • @Daft I came across that line & book myself by googling "Impressive Captain" combined with "Star Trek". – Trish Ling Jan 8 '15 at 16:59
  • @TrishLing I added "Spock" to my search. I can see you have discovered it was actually Mira Romaine that said it and not Spock, which is probably why I didn't find it. – Daft Jan 8 '15 at 17:01
  • @TrishLing - good point. Updated – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 8 '15 at 17:25

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