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Old October 29 2013, 12:15 AM   #421
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

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In an early TNG episode, Picard discussing the US & French flags. That line was so damn cheesy. Can't not cringe.
The American flag used three colors in a certain order (what assholes), while the French flag used the exact same three colors in a different order (obviously we're superior to everyone).

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Old October 29 2013, 05:34 AM   #422
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Something that happened way too often was when the crew would be talking to somebody on the viewscreen and the other person would be super serious or cold. When the conversation ended, somebody in the crew, usually Riker or Paris depending on the show, would say something along the lines of "Charming guy" or "He was sure friendly". It would always be some sarcastic line and it seemed to happen consistently after the comm line was closed.

It was cute the first time, but it got to a point where you could predict when somebody was going to say it.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:41 AM   #423
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In an early TNG episode, Picard discussing the US & French flags. That line was so damn cheesy. Can't not cringe.
I didn't mind it so much except for the fact that they were discussing the Ferengi, and all the exchange really got across to us is that different countries on Earth have different flags!
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Old October 29 2013, 05:56 AM   #424
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I wince every time at this one, from TOS: Errand of Mercy (overall, a pretty good episode):

SPOCK: Inhabited by humanoids. A very peaceful, friendly people living on a primitive level. Little of intrinsic value. Approximately Class D minus on Richter's scale of cultures.
Richter's scale?!? D minus!?!
The notion of evaluating cultures in such a manner didn't seem that inappropriate when the episode first aired. What struck me was the name Richter. I thought his scale was used to measure earthquakes!
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Old October 29 2013, 06:00 AM   #425
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Not sure I'd nominate for "Worst of the Franchise," but one of the worst Counsellor Obvious moments from TNG was from one of the episodes featuring Romulan Commander Tomolok. After a barbed, tense exchange on the viewscreen, they cut the feed and Troi helpfully supplies:

"There is great hostility behind his smile."

Why, thank you for that keen insight, Counsellor F***ing Sherlock. I'm sure nobody watching could have figured that out...
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Old October 29 2013, 06:02 AM   #426
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The notion of evaluating cultures in such a manner didn't seem that inappropriate when the episode first aired. What struck me was the name Richter. I thought his scale was used to measure earthquakes!
Star Trek always seemed to fall back on this nomenclature. I recall one episode where Scotty said a gigantic solar flare was a "such-and-such on the Ritter Scale". Not exactly the same, but so close as to make you wonder why they didn't just use something else.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:05 AM   #427
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I recall one episode where Scotty said a gigantic solar flare was a "such-and-such on the Ritter Scale". Not exactly the same, but so close as to make you wonder why they didn't just use something else.
Maybe nuTrek will eventually update it to the "Chipeska Scale".
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Old October 29 2013, 06:17 AM   #428
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Maybe nuTrek will eventually update it to the "Chipeska Scale".
It just seems so easy to crreate something that sounds scientific. Heck, I can do it right here: "Marsden Scale", "VanRueth Scale", "Brecht Scale"...

God, that was easy.

And Star Trek was always so good at creating cool-sounding medical terms: Cordrazine, Ryetalin, Synthacoccus Novae (sp.), Xenopolycethemia.

I don't get it.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:29 AM   #429
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From TNG: Justice

"And I welcome this huge one."

and later...

"... about this thick, this long."
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Old October 29 2013, 06:40 AM   #430
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I wince every time at this one, from TOS: Errand of Mercy (overall, a pretty good episode):

SPOCK: Inhabited by humanoids. A very peaceful, friendly people living on a primitive level. Little of intrinsic value. Approximately Class D minus on Richter's scale of cultures.
Richter's scale?!? D minus!?!
The notion of evaluating cultures in such a manner didn't seem that inappropriate when the episode first aired. What struck me was the name Richter. I thought his scale was used to measure earthquakes!
Yeah, ranking culture wasn't the problem, really. The name of the scale was the worst part of it. But also using a grading system that sounds like the culture has to come back for summer school was weak. I suspect that that may have contributed to the sound of arrogance in the line that the poster upthread mentioned.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:43 AM   #431
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Well, if there's a Minus D, it stands to reason there's a Plus D...so at or around A would seem to be the starting point. Just what would that be?!
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Old October 29 2013, 07:10 AM   #432
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Well, if there's a Minus D, it stands to reason there's a Plus D...so at or around A would seem to be the starting point. Just what would that be?!
God-like beings, such as the Organians in their true form?
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Old October 29 2013, 07:24 AM   #433
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Eh, I have a hard time believing that Richter's scale went that high. I sorta suspect that the Federation would get an A.
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Old October 29 2013, 01:20 PM   #434
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It's a tossup for me.

"So you're astronauts? On some kind of....star trek?" *cringe*

"Lock and load." *cringe and vomit*
And... "Assimilate THIS!"
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Old October 29 2013, 05:01 PM   #435
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For me this was always an easy question.

Without anthing close it was this line from TATV:

TROI: It's sad. Commander Tucker had no idea he wouldn't make it back.

Big make-up caked fat Deanna giving away the plot and all...

But now we have a new movie where Spock loses it and yells "Khan!!"

So now I am confused again...

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