RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 144,941
Posts: 5,701,121
Members: 25,698
Currently online: 385
Newest member: nibujkhanisw

TrekToday headlines

Wheaton To Introduce Beer
By: T'Bonz on May 6

Wheaton In Dark Matter
By: T'Bonz on May 6

Star Trek: The Next Generation Commemorative Coins
By: T'Bonz on May 5

Star Trek IV: What Might Have Been
By: T'Bonz on May 5

Russ Explains Star Wars Day
By: T'Bonz on May 4

New Seekers Book Covers Debut
By: T'Bonz on May 4

Whitney Passes
By: T'Bonz on May 4

Retro Review: Phage
By: Michelle on May 2

The Next Generation Shower Curtain
By: T'Bonz on May 1

Burton Part of Roots Reboot
By: T'Bonz on May 1


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Voyager

Voyager There's coffee in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 9 2010, 02:55 PM   #1
Adm_Hawthorne
Admiral
 
Adm_Hawthorne's Avatar
 
Location: Not really sure anymore
View Adm_Hawthorne's Twitter Profile
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?
Adm_Hawthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9 2010, 07:14 PM   #2
TiberiusMaximus
Fleet Captain
 
TiberiusMaximus's Avatar
 
Location: A ship, a living ship, full of strange alien lifeforms.
Re: Facepalm Moments

"There's coffee in that nebula."
__________________
"Quite possibly, the five Jem'Hadar could turn Data into a collection of four spasming limbs, one helpless torso, and one head that shouts insults at them like the Black Knight from the Monty Python sketch." -Timo Saloniemi
TiberiusMaximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
Dukhat
Rear Admiral
 
Dukhat's Avatar
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
Re: Facepalm Moments

Every time Neelix opened his mouth.
__________________
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Dukhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9 2010, 11:01 PM   #4
Adm_Hawthorne
Admiral
 
Adm_Hawthorne's Avatar
 
Location: Not really sure anymore
View Adm_Hawthorne's Twitter Profile
Re: Facepalm Moments

Dukhat wrote: View Post
Every time Neelix opened his mouth.
If you include Naomi in that, I'll agree with you.
Adm_Hawthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9 2010, 11:06 PM   #5
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: Facepalm Moments

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.
__________________
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10 2010, 03:27 AM   #6
Sykonee
Fleet Captain
 
Sykonee's Avatar
 
Location: West Coast of Canada
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Sykonee
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?
__________________
DS9 Versus
Electronic Music Critic: (~)
Sykonee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10 2010, 03:57 AM   #7
Withers
Captain
 
Location: On a boat
View Withers's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Withers Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Withers
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...

-Withers-
Withers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10 2010, 04:18 AM   #8
Joeman
Captain
 
Joeman's Avatar
 
Location: Purgatory
Re: Facepalm Moments

^^ 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.
__________________
Joeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10 2010, 04:39 AM   #9
Adm_Hawthorne
Admiral
 
Adm_Hawthorne's Avatar
 
Location: Not really sure anymore
View Adm_Hawthorne's Twitter Profile
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.
Adm_Hawthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 01:00 AM   #10
JanewayRulz!
Vice Admiral
 
JanewayRulz!'s Avatar
 
Location: North America
Re: Facepalm Moments

(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!
JanewayRulz! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 06:47 AM   #11
Adm_Hawthorne
Admiral
 
Adm_Hawthorne's Avatar
 
Location: Not really sure anymore
View Adm_Hawthorne's Twitter Profile
Re: Facepalm Moments

JanewayRulz! wrote: View Post
(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. )

Last edited by Adm_Hawthorne; April 11 2010 at 07:04 AM.
Adm_Hawthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 06:50 AM   #12
Akiraprise
Moderator
 
Akiraprise's Avatar
 
Re: Facepalm Moments

Deadlock

The critically damaged Voyager survives. Next episode Voyager looks fresh out of space dock.
__________________
"It would be most interesting to impress your memory engrams on a computer Doctor. The resulting torrential flood of illogic would be most entertaining."
Akiraprise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 02:33 PM   #13
Vardonir
Ensign
 
Location: USS Voyager
View Vardonir's Twitter Profile
Re: Facepalm Moments

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."
Vardonir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 03:21 PM   #14
JanewayRulz!
Vice Admiral
 
JanewayRulz!'s Avatar
 
Location: North America
Re: Facepalm Moments

(I gotta throw one in for my team. )
No problem! ;-)
JanewayRulz! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11 2010, 07:36 PM   #15
Pemmer Harge
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Between the candle and the star
Re: Facepalm Moments

The ending of Alliances. The Trabe being untrustworthy invalidates Chakotay's argument, even though it doesn't.
__________________
"I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones." - Winston Smith
Pemmer Harge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
facepalm

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.