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Old July 19 2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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Episodes with blatant movie influences

I'm watching Business As Usual right now, and watching it has remind me of just how many mob movie scenes that were directly used in specific scenes in this episode.


The Third Man:

Gala (Staring out a station window) "Do you think if one of those twinkling little lights suddenly went out, anybody would notice?"
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Harry Lyme (Staring down from the top of a ferris wheel) "Would you feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?"

Goodfellas:

Hagath "You think the regent would like THIS?"
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Tommy "How am I funny?"

Star Trek always has a lot of obvious influences but it's not usually direct scene to scene translations of similar scenes in nearly identical context as the movie they are taken from.

What other episodes have these kind of direct scene to scene translation from something else?
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Old July 19 2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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Re: Episodes with blatant movie influences

TNG:Starship Mine and Die Hard leap to mind.

Dialog examples:
PICARD: Profit? This is all about profit?

McCLANE: So that's is what this is about, Hans? A fucking robbery?

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DEVOR: The baryon sweep uses a high-frequency plasma field. Your phaser won't work.
PICARD: You're probably right. But I'd like to bet this will. A laser welder can be deadly. What's going on in main Engineering? I suggest that you cooperate.
DEVOR: You're Starfleet. You won't kill me.
PICARD: You sure?
(Picard hypos him instead)
PICARD: Seems you're right.

John McClane: Drop it, dickhead. It's the police.
Tony: You won't hurt me.
John McClane: Oh, yeah? Why not?
Tony: Because you're a policeman. There are rules for policemen.
John McClane: Yeah. That's what my captain keeps telling me.

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Old July 20 2014, 12:09 AM   #3
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Old July 20 2014, 03:54 AM   #4
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Can't remember the episode but Quark did his version of Picard's rant in First Contact.
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Old July 20 2014, 04:19 AM   #5
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Can't remember the episode but Quark did his version of Picard's rant in First Contact.
That was the episode where Rom became Nagus, I think.
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Old July 20 2014, 08:37 PM   #6
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Can't remember the episode but Quark did his version of Picard's rant in First Contact.
That was the episode where Rom became Nagus, I think.
"The Dogs of War", the penultimate episode of the Final Chapter arc.
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Old July 21 2014, 03:15 PM   #7
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Quark doing The Godfather in The Nagus comes to mind.

Also, Jadzia doing The Mask's signature line in A Simple Investigation.
"Ooooh! Somebody stop me!"
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Old July 21 2014, 04:00 PM   #8
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"The Magnificent Ferengi", if only for its title.
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Old July 21 2014, 08:01 PM   #9
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...Also, Rom's Casablanca speech in A Call to Arms.
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Old July 22 2014, 04:43 AM   #10
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Balance of Terror and Run Silent, Run Deep as well as several other submarine movies.
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Old July 22 2014, 04:46 AM   #11
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DS9 had a "submarine" episode too.
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Old July 22 2014, 05:11 AM   #12
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If there is one movie that I feel DS9 is really drawn to, it's The Sand Pebbles. There are obvious references, like Eddington's death and Sisko saying "Hello, ship," to Defiant 2. However, the overall atmosphere of the film seems to have infected season six and seven.
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Old July 22 2014, 05:54 AM   #13
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Moore's INTER ARMES Whatsis is, for all its glorious virtues, a near total ripoff of THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD in terms of seeming to set up one party when in fact you're rooting out the other 'good' party for a greater good that seems not very good at all ethically.

Moore's THE DEFECTOR TNG has got a ton of similarities to Diane Duane's tos novel MY ENEMY MY ALLY too. Way too close for comfort, WAY too close.
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Old July 22 2014, 11:31 AM   #14
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Moore's INTER ARMES Whatsis
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges.

Sorry, 8 years of Latin in school. It's like a compulsion.
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Old July 22 2014, 02:26 PM   #15
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Ausgezeichnette! Danke sehr! (my 4 years of high school german raising its badly accented head there to note that excellent catch and to thank you.)
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