Treasure Planet (2002) Poster

David Hyde Pierce: Doctor Doppler



  • Doctor Doppler : Dang it, Jim. I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a doctor, but I'm not that kind of doctor. I have a doctorate, it's not the same thing. You can't help people with a doctorate. You just sit there and you're useless!

  • Doctor Doppler : Excuse me, brutish pirate?

    Grewnge : [belches] 

    Doctor Doppler : Yes, you. I have a question. Is it that your body is too massive for your teeny-tiny head, or is it that your head is too teeny-tiny for your big fat body?

    Grewnge : I pummel you good!

    Doctor Doppler : Yes, I'm sure you will! But before you do, I have one more question!

    [Dr. Doppler holds the pirate at gunpoint] 

    Doctor Doppler : Is this yours?

  • Captain Amelia : Doctor, you have... wonderful eyes.

    Doctor Doppler : She's lost her mind!

  • [after discovering the map to Treasure Planet] 

    Jim Hawkins : Mom, this is it! This is the answer to all our problems!

    Sarah Hawkins : Jim, there is absolutely no way...

    Jim Hawkins : Don't you remember? All those stories?

    Sarah Hawkins : That's all they were! Stories!

    Jim Hawkins : [frustrated]  With that treasure, we could rebuild the Benbow a hundred times over!

    Sarah Hawkins : Well this- it's just- oh, my. Delbert, would you please explain how ridiculous this is?

    Doctor Doppler : [sternly]  It's totally preposterous! Traversing the entire galaxy alone!

    Sarah Hawkins : Now at last we hear some sense!

    Doctor Doppler : That's why I'm going with you!

  • Doctor Doppler : Speaking of which, how's Jim doing?

    Sarah Hawkins : Much better. I know he's had a few rough spots this year, but I really think he's starting to turn a corner.

    [the door opens; two robot cops are escorting Jim] 

    Police Robot 1 : Mrs. Hawkins?

    Sarah Hawkins : Jim!

    Doctor Doppler : Ooh, wrong turn.

  • Sarah Hawkins : Are you saying this because it's the right thing, or because *you* really wanna go?

    Doctor Doppler : I really, really, really, *really* want to go. And it's the right thing.

  • [in Amelia's stateroom] 

    Doctor Doppler : [furiously]  Now, see here...

    Captain Amelia : Doctor, I'd love to chat. Tea, cake, the whole shebang, but I have a ship to launch and

    [sceptically looks at Doppler's ridiculous space suit] 

    Captain Amelia : you've got your outfit to buff up.

  • Doctor Doppler : [he and Captain Amelia are tied up]  I feel like such an useless weakling.

    [Notices his hands have come loose] 

    Doctor Doppler : ... with abnormally thin wrists.

  • [Doppler wants to start eating his meal, but notices a frog-like girl staring at him] 

    Doctor Doppler : [cautiously]  Hello. What brings you here, curious little... one?

    [Doppler picks up a spoonful of his meal, but pauses again when the girl continues staring at him] 

    Doctor Doppler : [waving his hand to send her off]  Go away.


    Doctor Doppler : Are your parents around?


    Doctor Doppler : Now, what's the matter? Cat got your...

    [he yelps as the girl shoots out a frog-like tongue and catches the food on Doppler's spoon, then skips away happily] 

    Sarah Hawkins : Oh, they're so adorable at that age!

    Doctor Doppler : Oh, yes. Deplorable. Uh - adorable.

  • Doctor Doppler : That was more fun than I ever want to have again.

  • Doctor Doppler : It's...

    Jim Hawkins : Treasure Planet!

    Doctor Doppler : [in disbelief]  No!

    Jim Hawkins : That's Treasure Planet!

    Doctor Doppler : Flints' Trove? The loot of a thousand worlds? Do you know what this means?

    Jim Hawkins : It means that all that treasure is only a boat ride away!

  • Doctor Doppler : Well, Jim, this should be a wonderful opportunity for the two of us to get to know one and other. You know what they say. "Familiarity breeds..." um... well, "contempt". But in our case...

  • Doctor Doppler : Captain, that was, that was the most...

    Captain Amelia : Oh, tish-tosh. Actually, doctor, your astronomical advice was most helpful.

    Doctor Doppler : Well, thank you. Thank you very much. Well, I have a lot to offer anatomically... amamomically... astronomically.

  • Mr. Arrow : We're about to get under way. Would you like to observe the launch, Doctor?

    Doctor Doppler : Would I? Does an active galactic nucleus have superluminal jets?


    Doctor Doppler : [Sheepishly]  I'll follow you.

  • Doctor Doppler : It's the suit, isn't it? I should never have listened to that pushy two-headed saleswoman... this one said it fit, that one said it was my color, I don't know what to do, I get so flustered.

  • [Doppler shoots through the cable of a large air canister, it crashes down on the walkway below, sending the pirates falling into space] 

    Captain Amelia : Did you actually aim for that?

    Doctor Doppler : You know, actually I *did*?

  • Captain Amelia : [Trying to navigate out of the black hole]  Blast these waves! They're so deucedly erratic!

    Doctor Doppler : No, captain! They're not erratic at all! There's another one in exactly 47.2 seconds, followed by the biggest magilla of them all!

    Captain Amelia : Of course! Brilliant, doctor! We'll ride that last magilla out of here!

  • Doctor Doppler : I don't know how you manage it, Sarah. Trying to run a business while raising a felon - felon? - fellow - fellow like Jim.

    Sarah Hawkins : Manage it? I'm at the end of my rope. Ever since his father left, well, Jim has never recovered. You know how smart he is. He built his first solar surfer when he was eight. But lately, he's been failing school, he's constantly getting into trouble, and whenever I talk to him he's like a stranger to me.

  • Doctor Doppler : I'm fluent in "flatula", Jim. Took two years of it in high school.

  • Doctor Doppler : I'm the noted astrophysicist Dr. Delbert Doppler. Perhaps you've heard of me. No? I have a clipping.

  • John Silver : Here now. Have a taste of me famous bonzabeast stew.

    Doctor Doppler : [sniffs and tastes]  Mmm. Delightfully tangy, yet robust.

    John Silver : Old family recipe.

    Doctor Doppler : [sees an eyeball in the stew]  Aah!

    John Silver : In fact, that was part of the old family.

  • Doctor Doppler : All my life, I've been waiting for an opportunity like this, and here it is screaming, "Go Delbert! Go Delbert!"

  • Captain Amelia : Ah, Doctor Doppler, I presume?

    Doctor Doppler : Uh, Yes...

    Captain Amelia : [Knocking on helmet]  Hello! Can you hear me?

    Doctor Doppler : Yes I can! Stop that banging!

    Captain Amelia : You know, doctor, this works so much better when this...

    [Turns device in front of spacesuit] 

    Captain Amelia : ... is right side up, and...

    [Pulls out a power cord and plugs it into the back of the suit] 

    Captain Amelia : ... plugged in. Lovely, there you go.

    Doctor Doppler : If you don't mind, I can manage my own plugging, thank you!

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