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Old October 29 2013, 05:12 PM   #436
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

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He likely wanted to warn Decker that he was probably about to have sex with the universe's most perfectly constructed blow-up doll...
In Roddenberry's novelization, he did.
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Old October 30 2013, 02:57 AM   #437
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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?
It seems a scale like that would have to be constantly re-tooled to accommodate the new "energy" beings they encounter: Trelane's parents, the Day of the Dove whirlygig, the Dikironium cloud, the Organians, the Thasians, the Metrons, the Lights of Zetar, "Jack the Ripper", Gorgon, Sargon & Co.,...an ever-growing list to be ever-updated so as to seem meaningless!
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Old October 30 2013, 04:00 AM   #438
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From TNG: Justice

"And I welcome this huge one."

and later...

"... about this thick, this long."
Yeah, not good. Luckily, the episode later got much better. And who'da thunk it that Wesley in a bed of flowers would be the impetus for dramatic improvement?
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Old October 30 2013, 09:32 AM   #439
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From The Most Toys, after a gazillion attempts to get Data to put on the new clothes Fajo brought for him:

FAJO: Don't worry -- the solvent won't damage your skin. But in minutes it will completely dissolve your uniform.

I'd be delighted to have you go naked...
To each his own, but why didn't that part sound right?


From Heart of Glory, where they're rescuing klingon survivors and rushing off a ship about to explode--

GEORDI: Commander, this ship is BLOHHHHW-ing!!!
Another corny sounding line from early TNG ...



TUVOK: I am picking up a vessel, Captain. It's Borg.

TUVOK: Captain. You must relieve me of duty, at once.
SEVEN: An assimilation virus has penetrated our defences!

CHAKOTAY: We're becoming drones!!!!

JANEWAY: Hard to starboard. Reinforce the shields!

KIM: Incoming fire! Doctor!

The Doctor:: Computer, activate the ECH.

COMPUTER: Acknowledged. Transferring all systems to your command. You have the Bridge.

The Doctor: Indeed. Shields to maximum. Photon torpedoes, full volley. Fire! Computer, report!
This is just awful dialogue, the acting everything..
Oh wait, this was the Doctor's fantasy.....it's still awful
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Old October 30 2013, 02:43 PM   #440
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Heh...don't think anyone has mentioned "The Icarus Factor" yet. The whole B.S. forced conflict between Riker and daddy Riker and the insipid Anbo-jyutsu nonsense, "the ultimate in martial arts blah blah blah..." - Riker should already know it's the "Ultimate Whatever"; had he not spent most of his childhood getting his ass kicked by his cheating father in this retarded sport? Yeah, I know the "announcement" was breaking the fourth wall for the audience's benefit, never having seen it before, but generally speaking, bouncing around on trampolines with massive Q-tips made them look like rejects from American Gladiator. In all seriousness, most the first 2 seasons of TNG really should be decanonized. There are TAS episodes that were better written!
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Old October 31 2013, 01:53 PM   #441
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In all seriousness, most the first 2 seasons of TNG really should be decanonized. There are TAS episodes that were better written!
Oh come on, that's a massive over-reaction. There are some fantastic episodes in there; season 2 particularly is one of my all-time fave seasons. So much good stuff in there, and long before the show got complacent.
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Old October 31 2013, 03:18 PM   #442
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Well, to be fair, I did say most and not all. Perhaps I should focus my ire on Season 1 more specifically. S2 did have "Measure of a Man" and "Q Who", but also has the dubious honor of its finale, "Shades of Gray" being TNG's one and only clip show. Sorry, friend, but S2 was a real mixed bag.
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Old October 31 2013, 03:29 PM   #443
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TUVOK: I am picking up a vessel, Captain. It's Borg.

TUVOK: Captain. You must relieve me of duty, at once.
SEVEN: An assimilation virus has penetrated our defences!

CHAKOTAY: We're becoming drones!!!!

JANEWAY: Hard to starboard. Reinforce the shields!

KIM: Incoming fire! Doctor!

The Doctor:: Computer, activate the ECH.

COMPUTER: Acknowledged. Transferring all systems to your command. You have the Bridge.

The Doctor: Indeed. Shields to maximum. Photon torpedoes, full volley. Fire! Computer, report!
This is just awful dialogue, the acting everything..
Oh wait, this was the Doctor's fantasy.....it's still awful
Nah, that's one thing I liked about Voyager. From time to time they just didn't take themselves that seriously.

The ECH episodes were FUN!
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Old October 31 2013, 04:58 PM   #444
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I believe the worst line ever spoken, not only in Star Trek, but on TV had to be - "Wesley you have the bridge"
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Old November 1 2013, 10:55 PM   #445
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TUVOK: I am picking up a vessel, Captain. It's Borg.

TUVOK: Captain. You must relieve me of duty, at once.
SEVEN: An assimilation virus has penetrated our defences!

CHAKOTAY: We're becoming drones!!!!

JANEWAY: Hard to starboard. Reinforce the shields!

KIM: Incoming fire! Doctor!

The Doctor:: Computer, activate the ECH.

COMPUTER: Acknowledged. Transferring all systems to your command. You have the Bridge.

The Doctor: Indeed. Shields to maximum. Photon torpedoes, full volley. Fire! Computer, report!
This is just awful dialogue, the acting everything..
Oh wait, this was the Doctor's fantasy.....it's still awful
Nah, that's one thing I liked about Voyager. From time to time they just didn't take themselves that seriously.

The ECH episodes were FUN!
As much I hated it, it was alright to see that as a fantasy. But they crossed a line with me when they decided to actually make him an ECH. Couldn't we have a throw away line about him having to learn about command like anyone else. At least we would've been spared other dreck like "An Emergency Command Hologram outranks an Ensign!"
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Old November 1 2013, 10:57 PM   #446
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Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

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From TNG: Justice

"And I welcome this huge one."

and later...

"... about this thick, this long."
I'm a big defender of Season 1 TNG, but there are so many attempts at trying to say: "Look at how advanced we are with all these tongue and cheek sex jokes!"

It's the same as the first two seasons of ENT. They decided people would rather turn in for a half naked Jolene Blalock instead of decent writing.
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Old November 2 2013, 12:29 AM   #447
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TUVOK: I am picking up a vessel, Captain. It's Borg.

TUVOK: Captain. You must relieve me of duty, at once.
SEVEN: An assimilation virus has penetrated our defences!

CHAKOTAY: We're becoming drones!!!!

JANEWAY: Hard to starboard. Reinforce the shields!

KIM: Incoming fire! Doctor!

The Doctor:: Computer, activate the ECH.

COMPUTER: Acknowledged. Transferring all systems to your command. You have the Bridge.

The Doctor: Indeed. Shields to maximum. Photon torpedoes, full volley. Fire! Computer, report!
This is just awful dialogue, the acting everything..
Oh wait, this was the Doctor's fantasy.....it's still awful
Nah, that's one thing I liked about Voyager. From time to time they just didn't take themselves that seriously.

The ECH episodes were FUN!
It would have been hilarious if they just started episode off like that, without any explanation until later.

It's still corny, even for Voyager.

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As much I hated it, it was alright to see that as a fantasy. But they crossed a line with me when they decided to actually make him an ECH. Couldn't we have a throw away line about him having to learn about command like anyone else. At least we would've been spared other dreck like "An Emergency Command Hologram outranks an Ensign!"
OMG, after reading this, here's a new nomination for worse line then:

The Doctor: An Emergency Command Hologram programmed with over two million tactical subroutines outranks an ensign.
The whole point of an ECH is to be activated only when the command structure breaks down right?

So now a qualified ensign has to take a back seat to a hologram now. A hologram that fantasizes about giving orders...
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Old November 2 2013, 12:51 AM   #448
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FAJO: Don't worry -- the solvent won't damage your skin. But in minutes it will completely dissolve your uniform.

I'd be delighted to have you go naked...
To each his own, but why didn't that part sound right?
After watching that, I thought it would have been fitting (and cute too) if the very next scene showed Data wearing Fajo's own clothing.


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