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Old May 20 2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Awesome two-parter, don't get me wrong! But these parts make me laugh my ass off every time (unintentionally):

1) When the Borg cube shoots down those three tiny little ships as it's flying by Jupiter. I don't know why, but that is just so hilarious to me. They were like red-shirt ships. I mean, Jupiter might as well not have had a defense force if that was all they could conjure up.

2) When the Borg transport onto the Enterprise bridge to kidnap Picard, and Worf jumps over the end of the wooden railing with that weird-looking jump.



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Old May 20 2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

The biggest laughs in the screening I went to were...

- The admiral calling what's-her-face "an old man's fantasy" at the beginning
- Troi, after Riker describes his conundrum: "what do you think?"
- The mere mention of Reg.
- Guinan barging into the Ready Room got a chuckle, as did Riker's melodramatic "what would you do?" to the empty chair.
- When Data says Picard may be trying to communicate a strategy, and Picard says "sleeeep", Bev exclaims "he's exhuasted!" Good thing Data's too impassive to roll his eyes at her!
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Old May 20 2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

- After Shelby's phaser suggestion works and the Enterprise breaks free of the Borg's tractor beam, the way Picard moves her aside got a laugh.
- "The Borg have neither honor nor courage. That is our greatest advantage." I laughed so hard at that line.
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Old May 20 2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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"If we sting them in a tender spot, they might stop for a minute to scratch." Beverly Crusher

That line cracks me up every time.
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Old May 20 2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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Old May 20 2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Worf's line about the Borg lacking honor and courage, and that being the Enterprise's advantage is always a laugh. That, and "old man's fantasy," Troi's useless "what do YOU think?" and "he's exhausted" got the biggest laughs at the screening.

Um....Worf. You don't seriously believe that crap, do you? Did honor and courage matter at Wolf 359?

Ultimately, subterfuge (which the Borg do not employ) was their advantage. Hardly honor and courage.
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Old May 20 2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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- "The Borg have neither honor nor courage. That is our greatest advantage." I laughed so hard at that line.
Good one!

He's just never right, that poor fellow...
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Old May 20 2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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- When Data says Picard may be trying to communicate a strategy, and Picard says "sleeeep", Bev exclaims "he's exhausted!" Good thing Data's too impassive to roll his eyes at her!
Data: "If he were fatigued, would he not have said... Sleeeepeeeey?"
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Old May 20 2013, 11:11 PM   #9
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1) When the Borg cube shoots down those three tiny little ships as it's flying by Jupiter. I don't know why, but that is just so hilarious to me. They were like red-shirt ships. I mean, Jupiter might as well not have had a defense force if that was all they could conjure up.
Were those really ships, though? I always assumed they were some kind of weapon, a sub-light photon torpedo, if you will. Is it stated in the dialog what exactly they are? Because their design didn't really say "tiny ships" to me.
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Old May 20 2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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Reading through these comments, it seems like you guys will find just about anything funny!
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Old May 21 2013, 12:49 AM   #11
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The looks on everyone's faces when Shelby doesn't get that the crew is exhausted. Right after Wesley says his brain is mush.
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Old May 21 2013, 01:10 AM   #12
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Beverly's hair at the start of part 2 is obviously different from what it looked like at the end of part 1. Would it have killed them to keep that small thing consistent? Don't show her again on the bridge in part 2 if you can't even be bothered to get it right!

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Old May 21 2013, 08:50 AM   #13
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1) When the Borg cube shoots down those three tiny little ships as it's flying by Jupiter. I don't know why, but that is just so hilarious to me. They were like red-shirt ships. I mean, Jupiter might as well not have had a defense force if that was all they could conjure up.
Were those really ships, though? I always assumed they were some kind of weapon, a sub-light photon torpedo, if you will. Is it stated in the dialog what exactly they are? Because their design didn't really say "tiny ships" to me.
Hmmm, they could be weapons. I never thought of that. I always thought they were tiny little ships lol.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:45 AM   #14
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How do the Borg not have courage?

What they don't have is a concept of fear... isn't that pretty much the opposite of not having courage?
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