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Old July 20 2013, 12:10 AM   #76
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

I would have a long tyrade for my post, but I'll just give you the quote.

"How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?"

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Old July 20 2013, 02:50 AM   #77
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More TNG season 1.

"BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!"

Forget the exact quote, but Data explaining how he can get drunk in Naked Now

"It almost seems like it says that space, and time, and thought are all one."
"You must never say that, you must never speak that...dangerous foolishness."
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Old July 20 2013, 03:33 AM   #78
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It was a Marine Corps uniform and I remember reading somewhere years ago was that it was a replica of GEN North's uniform from when he was testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings.
Oliver North was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time of the hearings.

Q's Marine Corps uniform had the insignia of a Captain.



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Old July 20 2013, 06:59 AM   #79
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It was a Marine Corps uniform and I remember reading somewhere years ago was that it was a replica of GEN North's uniform from when he was testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings.
Oliver North was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time of the hearings.

Q's Marine Corps uniform had the insignia of a Captain.


Q's uniforms always tend to have captain's rank insignia attached to them. That's one of the ways he likes to taunt Picard. But in this case, I guess he (or someone from the costume department) didn't know that a navy captain is equivalent to a colonel in other service branches.
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Old July 20 2013, 08:39 AM   #80
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Lt. Tasha Yar, "My friend Data. You see things with the wonder of a child. And that makes you more human than any of us."

Counselor Deanna Troi at Q, "You barbarian!"
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Old July 20 2013, 10:31 AM   #81
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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.
In that case, it's not actually a bad thing, right ?

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"For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals. " Uhura to Kirk, ST:XI

I freaking HATE that line. It just sounds over the top crass.
Yeah, that line stinks bigtime, it starts okay and then goes way wrong. They really should've found another way to end that line.
Why, what's wrong with it ? It never bothered me.
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Old July 20 2013, 01:34 PM   #82
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"For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals. " Uhura to Kirk, ST:XI

I freaking HATE that line. It just sounds over the top crass.

"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.
I agree, the farm animal joke is not only crass but so juvenile and unworthy of being in Star Trek. It just ripped me out of the movie for a few minutes and thoroughly disgusted me that a main character would say something so stupid, and belongs on inane shows like Jackass instead. One of the many reasons that Star Trek 2009 doesn't resonate with me the same way as the rest of Trek, and to be hones, almost ruined the movie for me.

Archer's comment was sexist and insensitive to domestic violence, or at least about the subject of violence of men on women. It should never have been said.

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Have you noticed how your boobs have started to firm up?
It was even worse when Data says that to Worf.

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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?!
Agreed!

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Anyway...

"My oath of celibacy is on record, Captain."

It just sounds so stupid to me.
Agreed. No one even asked her, either.

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"You're a droid, and I'm a noid." - Forget which ep this is in

"If only she could have been happy being...only a woman." - Turnabout Intruder


"KHAAAAAAANN" - Star Trek Into Darkness
Those were some of the most painful moments in Trek.

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Five pages and no..........

"Brain and brain, what is brain?"
Because it's awesome! but yeah, it is pretty dumb.

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More TNG season 1.

"BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!"
Agreed! This is one of the best examples of why the first 2 seasons of TNG are so hard to get through!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paH97dYR6Lg
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Old July 20 2013, 02:01 PM   #83
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"Tuvok, did anyone ever tell you your a real freakasaurus?"
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Old July 20 2013, 02:23 PM   #84
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But I agree with you as well. I'm in the Army and my uniform is not a costume!
But it will be just a costume in 300 years.
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Old July 20 2013, 02:27 PM   #85
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I found "ugly bags of mostly water" hilarious.


Data and Joe Piscopo making spastic noises in the holodeck in "The Outrageous Okona" is pure torture. In fact, that gets my vote for the very worst thing in all of Trek.
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Old July 20 2013, 02:45 PM   #86
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From Voyager:

"What if we designed the flying machine to glide, like a sparrow?"

Janeway explaining to Davinci how to make a flying machine is one of the most nauseating parts of Voyager.

Also "I see your trip home will be shorter than you expected."

I really, really hate that scene from Unamatrix Zero where the Borg Queen contacts Janeway. The way she approached that situation was the polar opposite of the way the Borg do things.
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Old July 20 2013, 06:32 PM   #87
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Agreed. No one even asked her, either.
Given the way everyone reacts to her origin, I'd think this is standard practice for Deltans.
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Old July 20 2013, 07:47 PM   #88
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But I agree with you as well. I'm in the Army and my uniform is not a costume!
But it will be just a costume in 300 years.
So that makes Picard's starfleet apparel a costume as well?

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Old July 20 2013, 08:24 PM   #89
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Don't forget To Be or Not to Be with Jack Benny, which poked fun at the Nazis and the SS during World War II. Or A Night in Casablanca with the Marx Bros, which played a Nazi villain for laughs as early as 1946.

As for the the "farm animal" line, I don't have strong feelings about it, but I find it intriguing that some people don't think that anything "crass" or vulgar belongs in STAR TREK, which apparently is supposed to be dignified and highbrow at all times.

I disagree. One of things I like about the reboot is that it added a jolt of rock-and-roll to a franchise that, arguably, was starting to feel a little too stately and refined. Star Trek is not Downton Abbey, folks. It needs a dash of pulp vitality to keep from getting too "cerebral."

In that sense, that line was a success in that it helped bring things down to Earth a bit and established that these were not perfect people who only speak in the most cultured and civilized of terms at all times. I mean, it's not like Uhura was addressing the Federation Council at the moment; she was fending off a horny guy at a bar.

She was supposed to say something classy and profound?
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But I agree with you as well. I'm in the Army and my uniform is not a costume!
But it will be just a costume in 300 years.
So that makes Picard's starfleet apparel a costume as well?

When Picard wears it in-universe? No.
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