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Old June 6 2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

Hello. I'm a relative newbie (but long-time on/off lurker) to this forum. I've a request that I hope is not redundant; if it is, I apologize profusely. I access this site from a mobile device, and it's extremely difficult to utilize the search functions (and even write this post!) So if I offend anyone by this post, please forgive me.

Here's my request: is there a repository/list (on a thread in this forum or elsewhere) of Captain Janeway's considerably over-the-top but nonetheless endearing quips, such as (and I paraphrase as I recall these from memory):

• "Time to take out the garbage"
• "We need to 'outthink' the Thinktank"
• "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
• "How do we 'out-smart' a smart bomb?"
• "I don't respond well to threats."

Sorry; that's all I could think up at the moment. I'm looking for the kind of overly-dramatic quips she so often used, especially right before a commercial break. I found these to be an integral part of the flavor of Voyager.

Can anyone tell me where I might find such a list (eg, a link to the appropriate thread or an external link)? Or perhaps none exist, and we'd have to create a list here. That would be a fun exercise. Of course, we'd have to establish inclusion criteria, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Ultimately it'd be fun to create a searchable database or at least a sortable table filled with them.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old June 6 2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

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Old June 6 2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

Note: I found a thread titled Janeway's Best Lines (http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...ferrerid=19315), but it's not very useful: the quotes don't necessarily meet the quip-type I referred to, and it's very hard to search through a thread that has >100 posts, each with a line or two, some duplicates, and a lot of commentary (interesting nonetheless) that impedes searching.

How could we make a single list of these quips, preferably with context/episode names? Could someone start a thread with a posting of quips, and then others would expand it by copying the previous quips in their posts while adding new ones?

Would anyone be up for that?
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Old June 6 2010, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips



I'm down to make one here, in this thread, if such a list does not yet exist. There's a whole slew of over-the-top Janeway one-liners. Could just start making a list under this post.

"Time's up" is her crowning glory, IMO. Or "Out-Ferengi the Ferengi."
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Old June 6 2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

Very near the botton of this page are Janeway's "coffee quotes"

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Kathryn_Janeway

quotes from everyone on the series can be found at imdb.com, but doubt it will be handy to search on a handheld device.

If you want Janeway/Chak quotes, try... http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/Janew...ay/Quotes.html

Oh, my, this one is excellent. I forgot the one in Unity where she offers to let the bored Tom Paris clean the warp plasma filters.

http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/crew_kj_wisdom2.htm

Hmmm, this last site was so good I've just added it to my fav file!
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Old June 7 2010, 12:16 AM   #6
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

I liked in Body and Soul when Janeway suggests a compromise or "the other alternative is we destroy your ship." Then she tells Chakotay "sometimes diplomacy requires a little sabre rattling".
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Old June 7 2010, 12:58 AM   #7
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

umm, two of my favorites are from 'the Cloud' -

"Just like Jonah and the whale...you're going in."

"Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
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Old June 7 2010, 01:22 PM   #8
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

I've always liked:

"I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."

Also:

"With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around."
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Old June 7 2010, 11:30 PM   #9
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

"With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around."
What makes that quote even better, is the look that Chakotay gives her when she says it! You can even read his thoughts. "I can't believe you said that out loud!"
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Old June 8 2010, 05:02 PM   #10
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

Ok, great! So here's what we have so far:
  • "Time to take out the garbage"
  • "We need to 'outthink' the Thinktank"
  • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
  • "How do we 'out-smart' a smart bomb?"
  • "I don't respond well to threats."
  • "Time's up"
  • "Out-Ferengi the Ferengi."
  • "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
  • "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."
  • "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around."

I didn't include all of them, for I'm trying to stick to the overly-dramatic/over-the-top ones.

Please respond by including all of the above (making corrections to them as needed) and then adding your own. That way each post in the thread will becoming a growing list--we won't have to look at each post to find quotes, just the latest one.

And I should reiterate: there are undoubtedly errors in the quips. Please feel free to correct them so we have an accurate catalog. Once the thread is complete, we'll then have a long list of our favorite Janeway quips (not necessarily long quotes, just the dramatic quips; perhaps another thread can include both quips as well as favorite sayings/quotes).

Finally, it'd be nice if someone could include in parentheses after each quip the context (such as episode or to whom and why she was speaking).

So just copy, paste, and add as your time permits! Thanks, everyone!
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Old June 8 2010, 05:11 PM   #11
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

You should try my "Facepalm" Thread. There are a lot there. Let my quote myself...

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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
I just ran across another one, and I had to share it. I'm rewatching season 4. I'm on "Prey".

Guess what my favorite captain just said?

"So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters?"

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Old June 8 2010, 06:04 PM   #12
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

Thanks, Adm_Hawthorne, for providing notice of your "Facepalm" thread -- I look forward to finding it when I can -- as well as more quotes and for correcting my mistakes. So here's the updated list:
  • "Time to take out the garbage"
  • "All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." ("Think Tank")
  • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
  • "Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." ("Warhead")
  • "I don't respond well to threats."
  • "Time's up"
  • "We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." ("False Profits")
  • "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
  • "So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters?" ("Prey")
  • "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."
  • "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around." (These last two are a little long and not really quips; I'm considering excluding them. Opinions?)

Again, I think the criteria should be
  • Quip-like (ie, not a quote or a saying).
  • Brief
  • Overly dramatic
  • Over-the-top
  • And as Adm_Hawthorne suggested, worthy of a facepalm: or even !

Note about "quips", from M-W:
  1. a "clever" usually taunting remark : gibe
  2. a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment
  3. something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric : oddity

Again, please copy/paste from the quips of this post and add new ones, make corrections, or provide context. Thanks!

Last edited by Cepstrum; June 8 2010 at 06:05 PM. Reason: typo
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Old June 10 2010, 01:31 AM   #13
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Re: Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

I've alwas been partial to the "Torpedo Tubes" notice the sig mostly because of Chaks face in the backround... cracks me up.
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Old June 14 2010, 02:21 AM   #14
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"Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
indeed i likey that one too.
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Old June 14 2010, 06:03 PM   #15
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Great. Anyone have some to add to the list?
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