22 Stars wrote:
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.
The instance that stands out most for me was from First Contact
: Picard stands up and dramatically announces "They're creating a temporal vortex!" Whereupon Riker immediately springs up from his chair, his shoulders occupying every corner of the screen, and bellows "Time travel!" for the benefit of nobody else on the bridge!