Best line in star trek hstory

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  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    An hilarious line from William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Admiral Tatenen, warning Admiral Kirk about the friendish Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!"

    :rofl:What a cautious bunch! (1 parsec is 3.26 light years. Did not do research!)
     
  2. sbk1234

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    The sad part is I wouldn't have known there was anything wrong with that Trekified expression had it not been pointed out to me.
     
  3. skilzkid

    skilzkid Ensign Red Shirt

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    In Deja Q, Worf's response is legendary, and Q's comeback here is cute, making the below exchange my favorite:

    "I have no powers. Q, the ordinary."
    "Q, the liar. Q, the misanthrope."
    "Q, the miserable. Q, the desperate. What must I do to convince you people?"
    "Die."
    "Oh, very clever, Worf. Eat any good books, lately?"
     
  4. siskokid888

    siskokid888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Another one of my favorites - and I'm going from memory, so I may not have it exactly: from "The Ultimate Computer":

    Spock (to Kirk): "Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no desire to serve under them. A starship runs on many things, including loyalty to a man. One man. And nothing can ever replace it. Or him."
     
  5. sbk1234

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    By memory, but you'll get the idea:

    "We found intelligent life everywhere in the galaxy, except the programming offices of NBC."
     
  6. T'Cal

    T'Cal Commodore Commodore

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    "In an insane society, the sane man must appear insane." Spock in Mirror, Mirror (I think)
     
  7. siskokid888

    siskokid888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You sure about that one? I don't remember that quote.
     
  8. Gov Kodos

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    That's Kurt Vonnegut 'Welcome to the Monkey House' I believe. The Mirror Mirror quote according to chakoteya is 'It was far easier for you as civilised men to behave like barbarians, than it was for them to behave like civilised men.'
     
  9. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Keevan the Vorta's dying words:

    "I...HATE...FERENGI." :guffaw:
     
  10. Xhiandra

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    Pretty much every single line of "The Measure of a Man" is quotable, and a lot of it has indeed been quoted here. So I won't.

    Another favorite:
    "With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably" TNG - The Drumhead.
     
  11. Tcsfan

    Tcsfan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    THERE.....ARE......FOUR.....LIGHTS ( capt Picard) Is my favorit but I also like
    Fate protects fools little children and a ship named enterprise ( will riker)
     
  12. Tcsfan

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    Jean-Luc Picard: Q, what is going on?
    Q: I told you. You're dead. This is the afterlife. And I'm God.
    Jean-Luc Picard: [ You are not God!
    Q: Blasphemy! You're lucky I don't cast you out or smite you or something. The bottom line is, your life ended about five minutes ago, under the inept ministrations of Dr. Beverly Crusher.
    Jean-Luc Picard: No... I am not dead. Because I refuse to believe that the afterlife is run by you. The universe is not so badly designed.
     
  13. Tcsfan

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    Is also a good one
     
  14. Sexy Human

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    Very entertaining
     
  15. Sexy Human

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    "Who is to say, that this history is any less proper than the other"?

    "I suppose I am".

    "NOT GOOD ENOUGH, DAMNIT, NOT GOOD ENOUGH!"
     
  16. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Many good ones in this thread! :D

    Riker (many times): "Rrrrrrred alert!"

    Data: "I just *love* scanning for life forms! [singing] Life forms! You tiny little life forms! You precious little life forms! Where are you?"
    (Especially loved Riker's reaction to this! :lol:)
     
  17. Sexy Human

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    You picked Red Alert as the best line in Star Trek History?


    :guffaw:
     
  18. scotpens

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    Kirk in "Balance of Terror":

    "Leave any bigotry in your quarters. There's no room for it on the bridge."
     
  19. Sexy Human

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    The quality of this thread is going down imo...

    Cmon guys, elite lines only.
     
  20. REDrake

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    "I'm a doctor, not a commando."

    How's that for quality?;)