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Old July 18 2013, 11:36 AM   #16
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"You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass." Archer to T'Pol, who he's just met, in front of his and her superior officers. What a wanker.
This one takes the prize in my book. Yet so appropriately introduces us to Archer on so many levels.
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Old July 18 2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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I think they wanted him to sound brash and unintimidated like Kirk often did when around officials. But Archer is no James Kirk.
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Old July 18 2013, 11:59 AM   #18
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Dr. Crusher: "I did fall asleep reading a particularly erotic chapter in my grandmother's journal. She wrote very detailed descriptions of her experiences with Ronin."

Sweet Christmas! Not only is Sub Rosa one of the worst episodes of Trek ever, we are made to imagine Beverly avidly reading her Grandmother's sex diary?!
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Old July 18 2013, 12:05 PM   #19
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If it was that good why did she fall asleep? PLOT HOLE!!
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Old July 18 2013, 12:16 PM   #20
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And I love that movie.
Shouldn't Spock be yelling "Marcus" in a long drawn out way?

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Old July 18 2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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^Not quite - it was Khan's attack on the helpless Enterprise after beaming Kirk, Scotty and Carol into the brig which damaged the warp core and sent them falling to Earth.

Although it was Marcus' fault they were all in that situation to begin with...
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Old July 18 2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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I found Spock's quip in "Patterns of Force" to be perfectly in line with Yiddish humor, where the logic of stereotypes and the structure of racism was often ridiculed. If you don't believe me, watch Blazing Saddles.

ETA: For that matter, watch the Daily Show.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:21 PM   #23
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Picard in "The Naked Now" when he does that ridiculous cough thing to try to get Berverly's attention. The comedic value is timeless.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:27 PM   #24
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"NO BLAH BLAH BLAH!" is right up there in the what-were-they-thinking department.

"Get this cheese to sick bay" is high on my list, though I'm sure it was written with tongue-in-cheek.

But B'nanna and Insaneway leaping up and down like schoolgirls shrieking "Warp particles! WARP particles!" upset me on so many levels.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:32 PM   #25
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Kirk's entire We the People speech in The Omega Glory is the most embarrassing thing in Star Trek.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:34 PM   #26
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Not sure its the worst line, but it annoys the hell out of me: We were warned about Ferengi at the Academy.

Rather than be open-minded and willing to form his own opinions, Kim will just go along with the apparent stereotyping and institutionalised racism that goes on at Starfleet Academy--only to then totally forget everything he's been 'warned' about by being taken in by Quark's con.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:02 PM   #27
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"Row, row, row your boat . . . ."
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Old July 18 2013, 02:08 PM   #28
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"Row, row, row your boat . . . ."
As corny as it is I love that scene. lol

As for the Nazi line , being Jewish myself and knowing Nimoy and Shatner were it also didn't bother me. I can also see the black humor. Then again I also love Hogan's Heroes so what can I say.

Anyways as for one of the worst lines for me it would be in Enemy Within when Spock is actually teasing Rand at the end of the episode about her feelings for Kirk after almost getting raped by the "evil" Kirk. This scene is awful to me (even though I love the writing of this episode in general).
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Old July 18 2013, 02:09 PM   #29
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I found Spock's quip in "Patterns of Force" to be perfectly in line with Yiddish humor, where the logic of stereotypes and the structure of racism was often ridiculed. If you don't believe me, watch Blazing Saddles.

ETA: For that matter, watch the Daily Show.
That may be, and I have no problem with that in a comedy like "Blazing Saddles". But I don´t think "Patterns of Force" qualifies as a light or comedic episode like "The Trouble with Tribbles" or "I, Mudd". Its theme was quite serious and a minute after Spock´s line he and Kirk where being whipped. In that context I just don´t see this line as a joke, but of course YMMV

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Old July 18 2013, 03:33 PM   #30
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I think by far the worst line is Spock in Patterns of Force, saying to Kirk as he puts on a Nazi uniform (an SS uniform, no less):

"You should make a very convincing Nazi"

Attesting his own Captain, that he´d be convincing as a Nazi is beyond comprehension to me. Next to that, all the silly jokes or badly written bits and pieces pale by comparison, IMHO.
I concur. He didn't say "that [uniform] should make a very convincing Nazi".
What he actually did was insult his captain who had never revealed any kind of behaviour that could remotely qualify such a tasteless remark.

Unfortunately, I think Mr. Spock is also the offender here delivering other "worst lines" of dialogue. All that illogical "time travel" mumbojumbo gets me every time - from the first season of TOS to the fourth movie.

Especially considering how great "The Twilight Zone" dealt with the "time travel" scene in a logical and philosophical manner.

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