Star Trek’s Best Captain Catchphrases
By Ryan Britt
Each Star Trek captain had a distinct identity, perhaps best illustrated by their choice of catchphrase to illustrate their personality.
The OG Captain Kirk was known for his command, “Execute!” In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, he uses the decisive phrase twice.
Slightly less cool was Edward Jellico, captain of the USS Enterprise-D, who liked to tell Riker and Troi to “Get it done!”
An inexplicable standing ovation resulted when Kirk uttered his less-used “Take us out!” among reporters in Star Trek Generations.
Generations also found Captain Picard using a phrase he wasn’t usually known for: “Just do it!”
Captain Lorca kept it simple in Star Trek: Discovery. When he wanted to activate the spore drive, he commanded, “Go!”
Star Wars may have originated the phrase “Punch it!” but in the 2009 Star Trek reboot movie, Captain Pike used the command twice.
Anson Mount’s Captain Pike prefers “Hit it!” which is likely to be heard again in Strange New Worlds in 2021 or 2022.
Captain Freeman of the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks experiments with catchphrases, including “It’s warp time!” and “Warp me!”
Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager said “Do it!” in a forceful way that almost commanded immediate compliance.
Michael Burnham debuted her Starfleet captain catchphrase recently on Star Trek: Discovery, commanding, “Let’s fly!”
Captain Jean-Luc Picard corners the market on catchphrases with his Star Trek: The Next Generation usage of “Make it so!”
This utterance is second only to Picard’s other well-known command, perhaps Star Trek’s greatest catchphrase: “Engage!”