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Old July 23 2013, 03:29 AM   #121
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

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I don't know. TOS was full of stunning yeoman in short skirts reporting to the bridge and none of them ever made a point of mentioning their oaths of celibacy to the captain. If you don't know that she's supposed to be some kind of super-sexual alien (and I don't recall this ever being discussed in the film), wouldn't you find it odd that this particular Star Trek sex symbol had to take some sort of oath, as opposed to all the glamorous guest-stars on the original series?
You know, I've never thought about this particular scene too much until this thread. I suppose when I've watched this film in the past, I thought she must give off some excess pheromones or something, making her irresistible. That's why all of the crew break their necks to get a glimpse of her when she walks on the bridge. I mean, she was beautiful, but as Greg said, beautiful women were a dime a dozen on the Enterprise. But, also as Greg said, there was never any payoff for that line (which is what I've never thought about before now). You'd expect to see officers drooling as she walked through the corridors. Although, it might explain why V'ger found her to be an irresistible choice. Perhaps V'ger could "detect" her extraordinary attractiveness somehow? LOL
The 'Oath of celibacy' line was the payoff line. Remember, when Uhura first announces that Ilia is on her way to the bridge, she turns to Kirk and says profoundly, "She's... Deltan, Captain." and everyone, or at least the men, sit up a little straighter as Kirk responds, "Understood."
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Old July 23 2013, 04:52 AM   #122
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"You're a droid, and I'm a noid." - Forget which ep this is in
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"Tuvok, did anyone ever tell you your a real freakasaurus?"
And some people think Trek TOS is "dated"? Nothing dates faster than contemporary slang and colloquialisms -- especially in a show that's supposed to take place centuries in the future.
"Freakasaurus" is hardly an example of contemporary slang or colloquialism. I sincerely doubt that it was ever uttered by anyone outside of Star Trek. Ever.
And you'd be wrong. Because I know a lot of people that said it back in the late 80s and early 90s.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:40 AM   #123
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"Buckle up!"
"Lock and Load" is worse by several degrees.
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Old July 23 2013, 12:52 PM   #124
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"Assimilate this!"
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Old July 23 2013, 01:27 PM   #125
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"Buckle up!"
"Lock and Load" is worse by several degrees.
That made me think of:

"I believe I speak for everyone here when I say...to hell with our orders."

Which reminds me of:

"If I were human I believe my response would be 'go to hell.' If I were human."

Both make me cringe, Data's more so than Spock's, but not by much.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:13 PM   #126
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"Buckle up!"
I liked "Buckle up!". The way it was said during the quick clip of it in the trailer made it appear to me like Kirk was giving Spock a high-five while saying it. Of course, now I know he was clapping McCoy on the shoulder purposely too hard to irritate him (while referencing the earlier line in the film). But the facts do not change that to me, Kirk and Spock were excited and prepared for this movie and I should be too.
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Old July 27 2013, 02:49 AM   #127
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Pick any line out of "Spock's Brain."
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Old July 27 2013, 02:56 AM   #128
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Pick any line out of "Spock's Brain."
Nah, it starts off fine.
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Old July 27 2013, 06:17 AM   #129
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I remember my words to this day when I saw this scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF1aeyrc-b8

Jesus Christ Geordi.
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Old July 27 2013, 08:31 AM   #130
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Far be it from me to defend Voyager, but there's nothing wrong with using a word like "freakasaurus" within the episode's context--the crew was visiting the year 1996. In such a case, slang that grounds the episode within that year is perfectly appropriate.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:44 AM   #131
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I don't know. TOS was full of stunning yeoman in short skirts reporting to the bridge and none of them ever made a point of mentioning their oaths of celibacy to the captain.
They weren't Deltan. Seriously, look at the reaction of the crew to her species being mentioned, and her stepping onto the bridge. Chekov almost has a seizure.

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The 'Oath of celibacy' line was the payoff line. Remember, when Uhura first announces that Ilia is on her way to the bridge, she turns to Kirk and says profoundly, "She's... Deltan, Captain." and everyone, or at least the men, sit up a little straighter as Kirk responds, "Understood."
Wait... Kirk doesn't say anything.

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"Assimilate this!"
I actually love that line.
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Old July 27 2013, 04:53 PM   #132
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"I'm with Starfleet. We don't lie"

Followed up with beardless-Riker's smug nod of approval.
I am just surprised that it took as long as page three, post 39, for this to show up!
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Old July 27 2013, 07:05 PM   #133
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I'm sure it's not the worst ever, but I think it warrants a mention simply because it manages to contradict itself in seven words...

Galt: Your old titles mean nothing here, captain.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:10 PM   #134
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Galt: Your old titles mean nothing here, captain.
:facepalm:

Mirror Worf saying "Make it so" in DS9 'Shattered Mirror'. Just no.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:40 PM   #135
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Chekov almost has a seizure.
As I recall, he smiled. Perhaps the seizure you're referring to happened in another of your alternate timelines.

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