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Old October 16 2013, 04:30 PM   #357
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

Into Darkness, the conference room scene right before Khan attacks, Kirk says something like:

In the event of an attack, standard protocol is to gather all the captains and first officers here in this very...

Why does this line have to exist? Without it, we could have just assumed that somebody chose these specific people to be at this meeting for something approaching logical reasons, but with it, we are forced to assume that Starfleet as an organization is so stupid that it's standard protocol to assemble all captains *and* first officers *in the same room* whenever there is an attack, that room being also the same room that they always use for this sort of thing *and* having no particular security to speak of.
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