Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is the fifth Star Trek movie. It was made in 1989 and contains the most Klingon dialogue of any of the Star Trek movies.


When a renegade Vulcan captures the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan ambassadors on Nimbus III, the so-called "planet of galactic peace," it can only mean one thing: the vacation is over. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the new Starship Enterprise-A are pressed back into service to come to the rescue. But, when the Vulcan has a prior association with Spock, it allows him to seize control of the Enterprise and put it on course for the center of the galaxy where he and his followers believe they find the place from which creation sprung.

Klingon dialogues

This movie contains lots of Klingon dialogues. This is a list of all dialogues in chronological order. (1):

1. Shooting space garbage

Klingon Subtitles
tlha'a HoD, DoS wIpuSta'. nejwI' tIQ 'oH. Captain Klaa, we have a target in sight. A probe of ancient origin.
qIpmeH Qatlh'a'? Difficult to hit?
Qatlhqu'. Most difficult.
maj. Good.
vISeHmeH Hoch nuHmey Qay! All weapons to my control.
vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'. Shooting space garbage is no test of a warrior's mettle.
muSuvbogh DoS vIpoQ. I need a target that fights back.
HoD, yo'SeH yaHnIvvo' potlh De' wIHevtaH. Captain, new data, hostages on Nimbus III.
...tlhIngan gharwI''e', tera'ngan'e', romuluSngan'e'... [untranslated: ...a Klingon diplomat, a Terran, a Romulan...]
tlhIngan ghaH wa' vub'e'. One of the hostages is a Klingon.
latlh? And the others?
wa' tera'ngan je wa' romuluSngan. A Terran and a Romulan.
vaj toDDujDaj ngeHbej DIvI'. That means the Federation will be sending a rescue ship of its own.
nImbuS wej maghoS, He yInab. Plot course for Nimbus III.
reH DIvI' Duj vISuv vIneH. I've always wanted to engage a Federation ship.

2. In the Bird of Prey

Klingon Subtitles
nImbuS wejDaq 'ejDo' 'entepray' ngeHlu'pu' The Starship Enterprise has been dispatched to Nimbus III.
'entepray''a'? Enterprise?
qIrq Duj 'oH. That's Kirk's ship!
qIrq vIjeylaHchugh... If I could defeat Kirk...
qIbDaq SuvwI''e' SoH Dun law' Hoch Dun puS. ... you would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy.
nom yIghoSqu'. Maximum speed!
Qapla'! Success!
Qapla', HoDwI'. Success... my captain.

3. Attacking Kirk's shuttle

Klingon Subtitles
chorghSaD qelI'qam HIvchuq 'e' vInoH. Estimating attack range in 8,000 kellicams.
ghoSmeH yIpegh. cha'maHvagh vatlhvI' Hong; QIt yIghoS. Stealth approach, slow to one-quarter impulse power.
yISo'rup. Prepare to cloak.
So'wI' yIchu'! Engage cloaking device.
qIrq! Kirk!
DujHomDaq ghaHtaH! He's on the shuttlecraft!
HIvHe yIchoHmoH! Alter the attack course!
yISo'Ha'rup, yIghuS. Stand by to de-cloak for firing.
'entepray' yIghoS. Bear on Enterprise.
'entepray' 'oH DoS'e'! Enterprise targeted!
vIbaH! Firing!
HeDaj yIqIm! Track her course!
po'qu'! He's good.

4. Getting the coordinates from Kirk

Klingon Subtitles
He pagh-pagh-pagh-DoD-cha' yInab. Plot course zero-zero-zero, mark two.
'ach HoD, Hevetlh wIghoSchugh veH tIn wI'el maH'e'. But, Captain, that course will take us into the Barrier as well.
maHeghbejqu'. It's certain death.
qIrq wItlha'taHqu'. Where Kirk goes, we follow.


The following sentence was accidentally used twice, so Okrand had to backfit the translation, ceating a few new words to make the sentence match the meaning. These words were added to the addendum of TKD.
vaj toDDuj -Daj ngeHbej DI -vI'
so rescue ship their they certainly send it federation  
"That means the Federation will be sending a rescue ship of its own."  
vaj toDuj Daj ngeHbej DI vI'
warrior courage not prove cosmos garbage shooting
"Shooting space garbage is no test for a warrior's mettle."  

  • In the report about the incoming message, the conjunction je is misplaced. The complete incoming message can be seen in ST5 Notes.
  • Adding the interrogative suffix -'a' to a noun is definitely breaking the rules.

Deleted scenes

For the dialogues of the deleted scenes, see Marc Okrand's notes to Star Trek V.


1 : Transcript on Klingonska Akademien, retrieved on November 16, 2015


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