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Old April 9 2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Facepalm Moments

So, there are some serious facepalm moments in Voyager (as there are in all Trek series and movies). Some are more obvious than others. One that really struck me was the following:

"Think Tank"

"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway

"Warhead"

"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway

"False Profits"

"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway

Then, of course, you have "Threshold" with the lizard babies. "Tattoo"... pretty much all of it. "Year of Hell" was an excellent two episode arch, but I think there's a major facepalm moment because none of it actually happened. Also, "Time's up" was a little too cliched.

How about it? What were some not so obvious facepalm moments that you noticed as you enjoyed the show?
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Old April 9 2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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"There's coffee in that nebula."
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Old April 9 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Every time Neelix opened his mouth.
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Old April 9 2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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Every time Neelix opened his mouth.
If you include Naomi in that, I'll agree with you.
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Old April 9 2010, 11:06 PM   #5
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Adm_Hawthorne wrote: View Post
So, there are some serious facepalm moments in Voyager (as there are in all Trek series and movies). Some are more obvious than others. One that really struck me was the following:

"Think Tank"

"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway

"Warhead"

"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway

"False Profits"

"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway

Then, of course, you have "Threshold" with the lizard babies. "Tattoo"... pretty much all of it. "Year of Hell" was an excellent two episode arch, but I think there's a major facepalm moment because none of it actually happened. Also, "Time's up" was a little too cliched.

How about it? What were some not so obvious facepalm moments that you noticed as you enjoyed the show?
Sounds like stuff Horatio Caine says every time.
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Old April 10 2010, 03:27 AM   #6
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Re: Facepalm Moments

"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway
YEEEAAAHHHHH!!!


"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway
YEEAAAHHHHHH!!!


"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway
YEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!


Are there any YouTubes of this?
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Old April 10 2010, 03:57 AM   #7
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Re: Facepalm Moments

Every time Seven of Nine said "I am Borg," some modification of "Resistance is Futile," or any other Borg colloquialism immediately after some personal gambit to reclaim her lost humanity I face palmed. In that same vein "You are hurting me," "You will adapt," was equally... *bright red mark on forehead* We get it! You were a Borg! As if the cybernetic implants and bright silver moon suit weren't enough... Gawd.

It kind of reminds me of Rudy Giuliani constantly making reference to 9/11. We get it! You were a Borg! As if the cybernetic implants and silver moon suit weren't enough...

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Old April 10 2010, 04:18 AM   #8
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^^ Yes! Along the same lines, and I can't think of a specific example, but several times she says "so and so is irrelevant", when it is in fact something that is not at all irrelevant. Drives me nuts.
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Old April 10 2010, 04:39 AM   #9
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Re: Facepalm Moments

Sykonee wrote: View Post
"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway
YEEEAAAHHHHH!!!


"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway
YEEAAAHHHHHH!!!


"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway
YEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!


Are there any YouTubes of this?
Not that I am aware, but there should be.
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Old April 11 2010, 01:00 AM   #10
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(At the risk of upsetting anyone who thinks this has been done to death.) ;-)

When Kathryn interrupted a perfectly good neck massage.... to go to bed.... alone!
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Old April 11 2010, 06:47 AM   #11
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(At the risk of upsetting anyone who thinks this has been done to death.) ;-)

When Kathryn interrupted a perfectly good neck massage.... to go to bed.... alone!
When Kathryn didn't kiss Seven in that shuttle after convincing Seven to let the forcefield down.

(I gotta throw one in for my team. )

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Old April 11 2010, 06:50 AM   #12
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Deadlock

The critically damaged Voyager survives. Next episode Voyager looks fresh out of space dock.
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Old April 11 2010, 02:33 PM   #13
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Everytime there's a major attack on Voyager. "We need blah blaha balh..." But later, we see the ship sparkling new! Wat?

Everytime Seven said something Borg-related. It was fine for three episodes. It got boring after the fourth. It got annoying after three seasons.

Some parts of "Tattoo," "Threshold," and I swear my forehead was red after "The Fight."
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Old April 11 2010, 03:21 PM   #14
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(I gotta throw one in for my team. )
No problem! ;-)
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Old April 11 2010, 07:36 PM   #15
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The ending of Alliances. The Trabe being untrustworthy invalidates Chakotay's argument, even though it doesn't.
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