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Old December 30 2012, 06:37 PM   #16
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Re: Worst lines of dialogue in the entire series?

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But what of Lazarus? What of Lazarus?
But that line is the only good thing I like in the whole eps.
Agreed. Though I do like seeing background characters with lines and seldom seen parts of the ship.

This probably belongs in the 'unjustly hated' thread, but I have no problem with "The Alternative Factor". It's pretty much the only ep I can point to Kirk actually saving not just the galaxy, but the universe.
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Old December 30 2012, 06:40 PM   #17
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"Captain, I'm frightened".

"Captain, what'll we do?!!?"
In the spirit of that: Uhura is all ready to take another slap from a genetic superman, but when she hears Kirk is dead, she throws her head on the table to sob.
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Old December 30 2012, 06:49 PM   #18
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"Brain and brain, what is brain?!"
That was the first one that came to my mind.

I actually use it all the time at work.

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Old December 31 2012, 06:51 AM   #19
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Just about the entire script of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield," is cringeworthy, but this exchange pretty much sums it up:
LOKAI: You see, you are from the planet Earth. There is no persecution on your planet. How can you understand my fear, my apprehension, my degradation, my suffering?
CHEKOV: There was persecution on Earth once. I remember reading about it in my history class.
SULU: Yes, but it happened way back in the twentieth century. There's no such primitive thinking today.
Subtle as a wrecking ball.

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First one the comes to mind . . . "Double Red Alert!"
Which episode was that in? Makes me think of "Double Secret Probation."
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Old December 31 2012, 07:01 AM   #20
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Just about the entire script of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield," is cringeworthy, but this exchange pretty much sums it up:
LOKAI: You see, you are from the planet Earth. There is no persecution on your planet. How can you understand my fear, my apprehension, my degradation, my suffering?
CHEKOV: There was persecution on Earth once. I remember reading about it in my history class.
SULU: Yes, but it happened way back in the twentieth century. There's no such primitive thinking today.
Subtle as a wrecking ball.

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First one the comes to mind . . . "Double Red Alert!"
Which episode was that in? Makes me think of "Double Secret Probation."
Still love Gorshin in that.

True Story: I've always wanted to tell Gorshin how much I enjoyed his performance in LTBYLB...I was waiting on a guy once, and this woman who worked with me was telling me how familiar he looked. I was like, "enh."

Then after he left, she figured out it was Gorshin...not too long after he died. (sigh)
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Old December 31 2012, 07:27 AM   #21
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Eggnostic, I think you hit the motherlode. "Cringeworthy" --LOL. Third season has the worst dialogue in the series by far, and I agree much of it is "as subtle as a wrecking ball." I think this is because of the departure of Robert Justman and of course the non-participation of Roddenberry too.

Incidentally, the "double red alert" is from Conscience of the King, when they are evacuating that sector of the ship as the hidden, overloading phaser is about the explode. Hell, I'd call a double red alert, too, if there was a phaser nearby about to blow.

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The Eggnogstic wrote: View Post
Just about the entire script of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield," is cringeworthy, but this exchange pretty much sums it up:
LOKAI: You see, you are from the planet Earth. There is no persecution on your planet. How can you understand my fear, my apprehension, my degradation, my suffering?
CHEKOV: There was persecution on Earth once. I remember reading about it in my history class.
SULU: Yes, but it happened way back in the twentieth century. There's no such primitive thinking today.
Subtle as a wrecking ball.

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First one the comes to mind . . . "Double Red Alert!"
Which episode was that in? Makes me think of "Double Secret Probation."
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Old December 31 2012, 07:28 AM   #22
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. . . Then after he left, she figured out it was Gorshin...not too long after he died. (sigh)
You mean it was Frank Gorshin's GHOST?

(I assume you meant to put a comma after "after" -- it makes a big difference! )
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Old December 31 2012, 03:00 PM   #23
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When Spock mentions "hot pursuit" in regards to chasing the Gorn in Arena. Cracks me up everytime!
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Old December 31 2012, 05:13 PM   #24
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"You can't resist my love, My Love."
-Elaan

Took me a few viewings as a kid to realize she wasn't stuttering.
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Old January 1 2013, 09:53 PM   #25
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When Spock mentions "hot pursuit" in regards to chasing the Gorn in Arena. Cracks me up everytime!
"Enos, we're in HOT PURSUIT! Kwew kwew kwew!"
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Old January 1 2013, 10:49 PM   #26
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Miramanee: "I thought you no longer had the dreams, that you no longer saw the strange lodge which moves through the sky."
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Old January 2 2013, 02:10 AM   #27
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"THE WOMEN!!"
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Old January 2 2013, 04:53 PM   #28
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"The computer has been configured to amplify sound by a factor of one to the fourth power."
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Old January 2 2013, 07:16 PM   #29
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Silliest line I could not take seriously even if I tried.

"Destroyed Kirk? No! We are INVINCIBLE! Look what we've done! Your mighty starships! War toys to be CRUSHED AS WE CHOOSE!"

But the worst line that really makes me hate what I'm watching?

"Believe me, it is better to be dead than to live alone in the body of a woman."
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Old January 2 2013, 10:53 PM   #30
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But the worst line that really makes me hate what I'm watching?

"Believe me, it is better to be dead than to live alone in the body of a woman."
Still don't get all the hate for this episode and Janice's sentiments in that. Janice is batshit crazy, and she sees herself and her career as an utter failure. Rather than accepting responsibility for that, she blames it on some sort of inherent bias against women in Starfleet. She's looking for an excuse. I don't take it as a factual statement about 23rd century attitudes concerning women. I take it as her attempting to rationalize her situation using whatever excuse she can find.
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