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ToddPence July 18 2013 04:52 AM

The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchise
 
My vote goes to the Enterprise second season episode "A Night in Sickbay". After Captain Jonathan Archer's dog Porthos takes ill after inexplicably accompanying Archer on a delicate diplomatic mission, and offending the natives by urinating on their sacred trees, Archer delivers the following ultimatum:

"If anything happens to Porthos, I'LL be the one one watering their Alvera Trees!!"

Seriously, did Archer just threaten to piss on a planet as a means of retaliation? That's something not even Kirk ever thought of!

Speaking that line surely must have been an even greater embarrassment to Scott Backula than all those Quantum Lep episodes which required him to appear onscreen in drag.

Mario de Monti July 18 2013 06:05 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
I donīt think, Archerīs line was that bad. Surely, neither Kirk nor Picard would have said that, but Archer is a different character and from a different time. The line isnīt unlike his character and we donīt know if he would actually go through with his threat - after all, he said it in a flash of anger, when Porthosī life was in danger.

For me it is difficult to choose one "worst line", since there are so many silly, stupid and redundant lines being said over the decades. From the TNG movies alone there could be several examples. But for the sheer implications, I think by far the worst line is Spock in Patterns of Force, saying to Kirk as he puts on a Nazi uniform (an SS uniform, no less):

"You should make a very convincing Nazi" :eek::eek::eek:

Attesting his own Captain, that heīd be convincing as a Nazi is beyond comprehension to me. Next to that, all the silly jokes or badly written bits and pieces pale by comparison, IMHO.

Mario

teacake July 18 2013 06:15 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
"For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals. " Uhura to Kirk, ST:XI

I freaking HATE that line. It just sounds over the top crass.

"You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass." Archer to T'Pol, who he's just met, in front of his and her superior officers. What a wanker.

Tommunist July 18 2013 06:58 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
Whatever Trip's line was that contained the word "poop". Earth kids submitted questions to the NX-01 crew, and they recorded responses.
Something along the lines of "A poop question?!"

Now, Zefram Cochrane asking if people in the 24th century pee? That was funny...
Especially because the true answer would horrify him, and he'd mess up his warp flight on purpose to prevent it...

sojourner July 18 2013 06:58 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
"Get this cheese to sickbay!"

HaplessCrewman July 18 2013 07:10 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
"You're all astronauts on some kind of star trek...!"

SJK91 July 18 2013 07:13 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
I haven't seen a great deal of Star Trek yet, but after watching Star Trek: Generations, I can plainly and honestly say that Kirk's line of, "It was....fun," hurt my insides.

Third Nacelle July 18 2013 07:39 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
"His emotions suggest that he is mischievous, irreverent and somewhat brazen."

Josan July 18 2013 07:52 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
Quote:

Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 8395345)
For me it is difficult to choose one "worst line", since there are so many silly, stupid and redundant lines being said over the decades. From the TNG movies alone there could be several examples. But for the sheer implications, I think by far the worst line is Spock in Patterns of Force, saying to Kirk as he puts on a Nazi uniform (an SS uniform, no less):

"You should make a very convincing Nazi" :eek::eek::eek:

Attesting his own Captain, that heīd be convincing as a Nazi is beyond comprehension to me. Next to that, all the silly jokes or badly written bits and pieces pale by comparison, IMHO.

Mario

That line, delivered from one Jew to another, is hilarious. It's a joke as is clearly obvious from Shatner's/Kirk's facial expression.

F. King Daniel July 18 2013 09:00 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/a...spock_khan.jpg
And I love that movie.

Mario de Monti July 18 2013 09:34 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
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Josan wrote: (Post 8395549)
Quote:

Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 8395345)
For me it is difficult to choose one "worst line", since there are so many silly, stupid and redundant lines being said over the decades. From the TNG movies alone there could be several examples. But for the sheer implications, I think by far the worst line is Spock in Patterns of Force, saying to Kirk as he puts on a Nazi uniform (an SS uniform, no less):

"You should make a very convincing Nazi" :eek::eek::eek:

Attesting his own Captain, that heīd be convincing as a Nazi is beyond comprehension to me. Next to that, all the silly jokes or badly written bits and pieces pale by comparison, IMHO.

Mario

That line, delivered from one Jew to another, is hilarious. It's a joke as is clearly obvious from Shatner's/Kirk's facial expression.

I find it hard to believe that was intended to be a joke, since it only works as a joke when you know both actors are jews! Even then, I doubt many people actually find it funny. And for anyone who doesnīt know that, it remains a very questionable line, both production-wise and in-universe, IMO.

Mario

Wintertainment July 18 2013 10:16 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
"its a FAAAAKE!!!"

Jiangnan Freak July 18 2013 10:20 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [about the Edo] They're wild in some ways, actually puritanical in others. Neat as pins, ultra-lawful; and they make love at the drop of a hat.
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Any... hat.

teacake July 18 2013 11:25 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
Have you noticed how your boobs have started to firm up?

teacake July 18 2013 11:27 AM

Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
 
Quote:

Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 8395723)
Quote:

Josan wrote: (Post 8395549)
Quote:

Mario de Monti wrote: (Post 8395345)
For me it is difficult to choose one "worst line", since there are so many silly, stupid and redundant lines being said over the decades. From the TNG movies alone there could be several examples. But for the sheer implications, I think by far the worst line is Spock in Patterns of Force, saying to Kirk as he puts on a Nazi uniform (an SS uniform, no less):

"You should make a very convincing Nazi" :eek::eek::eek:

Attesting his own Captain, that heīd be convincing as a Nazi is beyond comprehension to me. Next to that, all the silly jokes or badly written bits and pieces pale by comparison, IMHO.

Mario

That line, delivered from one Jew to another, is hilarious. It's a joke as is clearly obvious from Shatner's/Kirk's facial expression.

I find it hard to believe that was intended to be a joke, since it only works as a joke when you know both actors are jews! Even then, I doubt many people actually find it funny. And for anyone who doesnīt know that, it remains a very questionable line, both production-wise and in-universe, IMO.

Mario

I assumed Spock was making a dry jest about the slashy role play they were engaging in during this episode.


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