RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,383
Posts: 5,505,062
Members: 25,126
Currently online: 570
Newest member: Captain Allen

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12

Rumor Mill: Saldana Gives Birth
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12


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 > The Next Generation

The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 20 2013, 05:11 PM   #1
Austin 3:16
Commander
 
Austin 3:16's Avatar
 
Location: Tampa, Florida USA
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.



How about you?
__________________
What?
Austin 3:16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 05:30 PM   #2
Gaith
Rear Admiral
 
Gaith's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
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!
Gaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 06:08 PM   #3
Jeyl
Commodore
 
Jeyl's Avatar
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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.
Jeyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 07:51 PM   #4
Portal
Commander
 
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

"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.
Portal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 08:08 PM   #5
GeorgeKirk
Commodore
 
GeorgeKirk's Avatar
 
Location: The Internet
View GeorgeKirk's Twitter Profile
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

"Data was available, I took him, we came."
__________________
futureprobe
GeorgeKirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 08:17 PM   #6
jimbotron
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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.
jimbotron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 09:39 PM   #7
Gaith
Rear Admiral
 
Gaith's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Jeyl wrote: View Post
- "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...
Gaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 09:50 PM   #8
Mojochi
Commodore
 
Mojochi's Avatar
 
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Gaith wrote: View Post
- 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?"
Mojochi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 11:11 PM   #9
M
Vice Admiral
 
M's Avatar
 
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Austin 3:16 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
Bashir: »Out of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren't?«
Garak: »My dear doctor, they're all true.«
Bashir: »Even the lies?«
Garak: »Especially the lies.«
M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20 2013, 11:29 PM   #10
Captain McBain
Captain
 
Location: Being congratulated on the bridge of the Enterprise after making captain
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

Reading through these comments, it seems like you guys will find just about anything funny!
Captain McBain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21 2013, 12:49 AM   #11
Dale Sams
Fleet Captain
 
Dale Sams's Avatar
 
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

The looks on everyone's faces when Shelby doesn't get that the crew is exhausted. Right after Wesley says his brain is mush.
Dale Sams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21 2013, 01:10 AM   #12
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

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!

Last edited by Dream; May 21 2013 at 12:04 PM.
Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21 2013, 08:50 AM   #13
Austin 3:16
Commander
 
Austin 3:16's Avatar
 
Location: Tampa, Florida USA
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

M wrote: View Post
Austin 3:16 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
What?
Austin 3:16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21 2013, 10:45 AM   #14
Lt. Uhura-Brown
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: New Zealand
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

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?
Lt. Uhura-Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21 2013, 11:01 AM   #15
Cookies and Cake
Admiral
 
Location: North America
Re: Do these parts in "Best of Both Worlds" make you laugh?

GeorgeKirk wrote: View Post
"Data was available, I took him, we came."
__________________
CorporalCaptain
Cookies and Cake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 12:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.