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In Wrath of Khan, what is the meaning of "the word is given" in the scene where the crewman dies in sickbay?

I would say that this quote actually works on two levels. The first level is, I feel, the more obvious one. It is meant to imply that, even at the moment of death, the character (Midshipman 1st Class ...
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In Wrath of Khan, what is the meaning of "the word is given" in the scene where the crewman dies in sickbay?

I think the scene is a call-back to an earlier one, the one shown around the three-minute mark in this video: KIRK: Well, Mister Scott, are your cadets capable of ...
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What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

Being a Navy engineering vet myself (MM2), "wee bout" and "shore leave" put together suggests a wild night of partying followed by a bad hangover. The STD thing has never jived with me for several ...
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What's the meaning behind Khan's firing on the Enterprise as it approaches the Mutara Nebula?

Khan wanted the Enterprise intact. He was hoping that Kirk would rather give the ship up than see it potentially destroyed in the Nebula. The purpose of the warning shot was to let Kirk know they ...
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What's the meaning behind Khan's firing on the Enterprise as it approaches the Mutara Nebula?

About half way down this Web page from the Vonda McIntyre novelization, ... Khan decided to give him one last chance."Rake the Enterprise," he ordered.The phaser rippled outward, a long ...
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What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy?

There's a little more context provided in the film's official novelisation. Kirk is telling Bones that he'll finish it "later", which seems to be what he mouths in the film. "What ...
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In Wrath of Khan, what is the meaning of "the word is given" in the scene where the crewman dies in sickbay?

In addition to the examples provided by others here, this phrase is also used in Star Trek 3, when Kirk's skeleton crew assembles in The Enterprise before they steal the ship, where each member of the ...
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In Wrath of Khan, what is the meaning of "the word is given" in the scene where the crewman dies in sickbay?

He is asking for permission to relinquish his duties through death - Kirk gives him permission to die.
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Why does Chekov say that he remembers Khan in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” if Chekov wasn’t in the episode “Space Seed?”

This really doesn't present a problem at all. The Enterprise had a crew of over 400 people, the vast majority of whom we never see. Chekov was obviously a crew member, just not one of those precious ...
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What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

I thought it too was a reference to Scotty being a workaholic because of this scene from "The Trouble With Tribbles". Capt. Kirk: Another technical journal, Scotty? Scott: Aye. Capt. Kirk: Don't you ...
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