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Old July 20 2013, 10:35 AM   #53
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Re: A question regarding "Patterns of Force"

Mario de Monti wrote: View Post
This question actually came up in another current thread, discussing Star Trek´s worst lines of dialogue ever. I suggested Spock´s "You should make a very convincing Nazi" that he said to Kirk in "Patterns of Force", because of the implications that line carries, IMO.
I think it's a bad idea to try to evaluate how bad that line or that episode was in the context of today. The question is: was it seen as bad back when it aired ? My impression is that no.

I always took it to be funny, given the context. TOS frequently made light of terrible situations, and Patterns of Force is simply the one with possibly the most obvious contrast.
And that's my opinion.
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