"Encounter at Farpoint" Line-by-Line

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  1. Enterprise1981

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    TASHA: I must! Because I grew up on a world that allowed things like this court. And it was people like these that saved me from it. This so-called court should get down on its knees to what Starfleet is, what it represents.

    Q freezes her.
     
  2. BlueStuff

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    TROI: You barbarian! This woman-
     
  3. Enterprise1981

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    BAILIFF: Criminals keep silence!
     
  4. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: You've got a lot to learn about humans if you think you can torture us or frighten us into silence. Will she live?
     
  5. LeadHead

    LeadHead Director of Comedy Premium Member

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    Data: Uncertain. When he froze Lieutenant Torres on the bridge, we had our sickbay to help thaw him out.
     
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    BAILIFF: You will answer the charges, criminals.
     
  7. leandar

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    Picard: Or what, or this?! Her death? Or worse?! You promised the prisoners will not be harmed! We plead nothing so long as you break your own rules!
     
  8. BlueStuff

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    Q: I suggest you centre your attention on this trial, Captain. It may be your only hope.
     
  9. leandar

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    Picard: And I suggest you are now having second thoughts about it! You are considering that if you conduct a fair trial, which was your promise, you may lose.
     
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    Q: Lose?
     
  11. leandar

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    Picard: Yes! Even though you're judge and prosecutor...
     
  12. BlueStuff

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    Q: And jury.
     
  13. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: Accepted, so long as you keep to your agreement. And assaulting prisoners is hardly a fair trial.
     
  14. leandar

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    Q: This is a merciful court. (Tasha is thawed to the dismay and anger of the courtroom spectators. Not even repeated beats of the gong can get them to order. Q moves the judge's chair back away from Picard and stands to face the crowd) Silence! (The courtroom falls silent) (to Picard) Continuing these proceedings, I must caution you that legal trickery is not permitted. This is a court of...
     
  15. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: Court of fact! We humans know our past, even when we're ashamed of it. I recognise this court system as the one that agreed with that line from Shakespeare: "Kill all the lawyers".
     
  16. leandar

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    Q: Which was done.
     
  17. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    PICARD: Which led to the rule guilty until proven innocent.
     
  18. leandar

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    Q: Of course! Bringing the innocent to trial would be unfair! You will now answer to the charge of being a grievously savage race.
     
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    PICARD: Grievously savage could mean anything. I will answer only specific charges.
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    Q: Are you certain you want a full disclosure of human ugliness? So be it, fool! Present the charges.