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Old June 16 2013, 02:52 AM   #1
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"The question is..."

Has anyone noticed the phrase "The question is..." is in practically every episode?

Whenever they needed a character to reframe the central conflict of the story, they would have someone (usually Janeway) say "the question is..." followed by what the central conflict was.

My wife and I are watching every episode starting from the pilot and we've noticed this all the way up through season 4.
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Old June 16 2013, 02:56 AM   #2
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Oh thank, now I will notice this forever.

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Old June 16 2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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Re: "The question is..."

I'll be on the lookout for that now.
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Old June 16 2013, 03:18 AM   #4
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It's the "Ironic, isn't it?" of Voyager! (That's DS9's go-to phrase.)

I looked at the transcripts, and it looks like it might be the fault of someone who came on board (the show, not the ship) part way in...season 1 never uses it, but season 2 and 3 use it quite a bit.
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Old June 16 2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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The question is........who came up with this comment in each and every script?
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Old June 16 2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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It's a secret drinking game for the producers.
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Old June 16 2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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Re: "The question is..."

Did you notice the signature Chakotay pipe music too whenever there was a tribal scene?
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Old June 16 2013, 10:54 PM   #8
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I didn't even think about the pipe music after being weaned on Spock's Vulcan angst music for so many years.
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Old June 16 2013, 11:40 PM   #9
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Jeri Ryan has the most full lips I've ever seen.

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Old June 17 2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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Other parts of her are also full.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:37 AM   #11
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teacake wrote: View Post
Other parts of her are also full.
Which causes me to...

I won't go there.

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Old June 17 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Oh DO!

I have.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Other parts of her are also full.
The question is...oh look, a koala!...

I shall have to look out for that phrase now. Might be a fun drinking game.
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Old June 18 2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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I don't ever recall hearing that phrase. What line was it in for the pilot episode, for example?
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Old June 18 2013, 11:49 AM   #15
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^It isn't. It doesn't show up 'til season 2.
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