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Old July 18 2013, 12:27 PM   #15
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

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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"

Attesting his own Captain, that heŽd 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.

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 doesnŽt know that, it remains a very questionable line, both production-wise and in-universe, IMO.

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

You and Hitler oughta get together
You oughta learn to knit and wear matching sweaters
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