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Old September 13 2013, 09:54 PM   #320
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
What about Riker's snapping Shelby back so hard remark?
R. Star wrote: View Post
To me that was just yet another example of Riker being a jerk to anyone outside of the command clique. Couple that with him clearly being jealous and/or feeling threatened by her, and she was unapologetic towards Riker's attitude towards outsiders because of her own ambitions and it was rather petty.
The Old Mixer wrote: View Post
Riker wasn't threatening her with physical harm, he was threatening her with disciplinary action, which was his prerogative as her superior officer when she attempted to bypass him in the chain of command.
Agreed. Riker wasn't going to hurt Shelby. He just wanted to remind her of her place because she wasn't following his orders. Both of them were out of line. It reminded me of the sniping between Kirk and Decker in TMP, a clear result of Kirk's leadership by arrogance approach that dominated the film.

"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"
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