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Captain Clark Terrell June 21 2013 02:32 AM

Worf's Propensity For Stating the Obvious
 
Throughout TNG's run, Worf had the annoying tendency to state the obvious. My favorite example comes from "The Chase," during the confrontation near the rock-face.

The Klingon Nu'Daq balks at a proposed deal between the Romulans and Cardassians, saying that "there will be no deal" as long as he lives. The Romulan Commander says that he doesn't care if Nu'Daq lives or dies. Worf says, "If you fire, others will also. Many will die."

I always laugh at the line because it's almost too obvious to be worth saying at all. Of course chaos would ensue if someone were foolish enough to start shooting!

--Sran

22 Stars June 21 2013 02:51 AM

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I always thought that was Riker's deal. Data lays out the technical details, then Riker translates it for the audience... i even wrote one into my spec script. They always make me laugh.

Captain Clark Terrell June 21 2013 02:58 AM

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Quote:

22 Stars wrote: (Post 8278093)
I always thought that was Riker's deal. Data lays out the technical details, then Riker translates it for the audience... i even wrote one into my spec script. They always make me laugh.

Riker never bothered me as much as Worf did, probably because of the way Dorn delivered his lines.

--Sran

bullethead June 21 2013 04:09 AM

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To be fair, he needed to do that, since the Federation sucked out a lot of common sense from its human citizens.

MacLeod June 21 2013 04:31 AM

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Having a Character state the obvious is not uncommon in TV land. After all viewers are Morons or so some execs seem to believe.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...ewersAreMorons

T'Girl June 21 2013 11:20 AM

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Worf by that time had been serving many years with Councilor Troi.
He picked it up stating the obvious from her.

Picard: "Only the people in the Federation are truly enlightened blah blah blah ... "

Troi: "I sense boredom."


:)

jimbotron June 22 2013 04:17 AM

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I thought Troi was the "Captain Obvious" character.

Tommunist June 22 2013 04:25 AM

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Worf was only "Lieutenant Obvious" on the show....

jimbotron June 22 2013 04:42 AM

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Poor Worf. He already has to deal with the Worf Effect: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph.../TheWorfEffect

Dale Sams June 22 2013 05:26 AM

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O'BRIEN
(ominously)
If it falls to fifteen percent...
the field will collapse and
there'll be a containment breach.

Beat.

TROI
Which means... ?

/facepalm

Tosk June 22 2013 05:52 AM

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Plus, that example from The Chase is mostly just there because the script needed pointless busy talk for the crowd to go through while Picard and Crusher did their thing. It's some pretty clunky filler. :)

Salinga June 24 2013 01:24 AM

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Worf had also the greatest one-liners of the show. "Good tea, nice house." comes into mind, or "I protest, I am NOT a merry man!".

I wonder if the writers did this to punish Dorn, since he often cracks up during his lines (or the lines of someone else), and he has to deliver these one-liners in the dryest way possible.

The Old Mixer June 24 2013 02:49 AM

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^
Q: "What must I do to convince you people?"
Worf: "Die."

Dale Sams June 24 2013 03:37 AM

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^
"Delicious"

jimbotron June 24 2013 08:33 PM

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"Spot. Come here."


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