Request: repository of Janeway's melodramatic quips

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  1. Cepstrum

    Cepstrum Commander Red Shirt

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    Hello. I'm a relative newbie (but long-time on/off lurker) to this forum. I've a request that I hope is not redundant; if it is, I apologize profusely. I access this site from a mobile device, and it's extremely difficult to utilize the search functions (and even write this post!) So if I offend anyone by this post, please forgive me.

    Here's my request: is there a repository/list (on a thread in this forum or elsewhere) of Captain Janeway's considerably over-the-top but nonetheless endearing quips, such as (and I paraphrase as I recall these from memory):

    • "Time to take out the garbage"
    • "We need to 'outthink' the Thinktank"
    • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
    • "How do we 'out-smart' a smart bomb?"
    • "I don't respond well to threats."

    Sorry; that's all I could think up at the moment. I'm looking for the kind of overly-dramatic quips she so often used, especially right before a commercial break. I found these to be an integral part of the flavor of Voyager.

    Can anyone tell me where I might find such a list (eg, a link to the appropriate thread or an external link)? Or perhaps none exist, and we'd have to create a list here. That would be a fun exercise. Of course, we'd have to establish inclusion criteria, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

    Ultimately it'd be fun to create a searchable database or at least a sortable table filled with them.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. henbane

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  3. Cepstrum

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    Note: I found a thread titled Janeway's Best Lines (http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=82530&referrerid=19315), but it's not very useful: the quotes don't necessarily meet the quip-type I referred to, and it's very hard to search through a thread that has >100 posts, each with a line or two, some duplicates, and a lot of commentary (interesting nonetheless) that impedes searching.

    How could we make a single list of these quips, preferably with context/episode names? Could someone start a thread with a posting of quips, and then others would expand it by copying the previous quips in their posts while adding new ones?

    Would anyone be up for that?
     
  4. froot

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    :lol:

    I'm down to make one here, in this thread, if such a list does not yet exist. There's a whole slew of over-the-top Janeway one-liners. Could just start making a list under this post.

    "Time's up" is her crowning glory, IMO. Or "Out-Ferengi the Ferengi." :lol:
     
  5. JanewayRulz!

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    Very near the botton of this page are Janeway's "coffee quotes"

    http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Kathryn_Janeway

    quotes from everyone on the series can be found at imdb.com, but doubt it will be handy to search on a handheld device.

    If you want Janeway/Chak quotes, try... http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/JanewayChakotay/Quotes.html

    Oh, my, this one is excellent. I forgot the one in Unity where she offers to let the bored Tom Paris clean the warp plasma filters. :guffaw:

    http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/crew_kj_wisdom2.htm

    Hmmm, this last site was so good I've just added it to my fav file!
     
  6. Ensign Johnson

    Ensign Johnson Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I liked in Body and Soul when Janeway suggests a compromise or "the other alternative is we destroy your ship." Then she tells Chakotay "sometimes diplomacy requires a little sabre rattling".
     
  7. Cornholio

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    umm, two of my favorites are from 'the Cloud' -

    "Just like Jonah and the whale...you're going in."

    "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
     
  8. Adm_Hawthorne

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    I've always liked:

    "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."

    Also:

    "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around."
     
  9. JanewayRulz!

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    What makes that quote even better, is the look that Chakotay gives her when she says it! You can even read his thoughts. "I can't believe you said that out loud!"
     
  10. Cepstrum

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    Ok, great! So here's what we have so far:

    • "Time to take out the garbage"
    • "We need to 'outthink' the Thinktank"
    • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
    • "How do we 'out-smart' a smart bomb?"
    • "I don't respond well to threats."
    • "Time's up"
    • "Out-Ferengi the Ferengi."
    • "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
    • "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."
    • "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around."

    I didn't include all of them, for I'm trying to stick to the overly-dramatic/over-the-top ones.

    Please respond by including all of the above (making corrections to them as needed) and then adding your own. That way each post in the thread will becoming a growing list--we won't have to look at each post to find quotes, just the latest one.

    And I should reiterate: there are undoubtedly errors in the quips. Please feel free to correct them so we have an accurate catalog. Once the thread is complete, we'll then have a long list of our favorite Janeway quips (not necessarily long quotes, just the dramatic quips; perhaps another thread can include both quips as well as favorite sayings/quotes).

    Finally, it'd be nice if someone could include in parentheses after each quip the context (such as episode or to whom and why she was speaking).

    So just copy, paste, and add as your time permits! Thanks, everyone!
     
  11. Adm_Hawthorne

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    You should try my "Facepalm" Thread. There are a lot there. Let my quote myself...

     
  12. Cepstrum

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    Thanks, Adm_Hawthorne, for providing notice of your "Facepalm" thread -- I look forward to finding it when I can -- as well as more quotes and for correcting my mistakes. So here's the updated list:

    • "Time to take out the garbage"
    • "All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." ("Think Tank")
    • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
    • "Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." ("Warhead")
    • "I don't respond well to threats."
    • "Time's up"
    • "We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." ("False Profits")
    • "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
    • "So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters?" ("Prey")
    • "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."
    • "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around." (These last two are a little long and not really quips; I'm considering excluding them. Opinions?)

    Again, I think the criteria should be

    • Quip-like (ie, not a quote or a saying).
    • Brief
    • Overly dramatic
    • Over-the-top
    • And as Adm_Hawthorne suggested, worthy of a facepalm: :rolleyes: or even :brickwall:!

    Note about "quips", from M-W:
    1. a "clever" usually taunting remark : gibe
    2. a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment
    3. something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric : oddity

    Again, please copy/paste from the quips of this post and add new ones, make corrections, or provide context. Thanks!
     
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  13. vas2009

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    I've alwas been partial to the "Torpedo Tubes" notice the sig ;) mostly because of Chaks face in the backround... cracks me up.
     
  14. Itachi

    Itachi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    :lol: indeed i likey that one too.
     
  15. Cepstrum

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    Great. Anyone have some to add to the list?
     
  16. Jeri

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    I have a suggestion for finding quotes: Memory Alpha has quotes for each episode.

    One can just go down the episode list, click, cursor down to the quotes and check for Kate zingers, such as in Caretaker:

    "Mr. Kim... at ease, before you sprain something."

    also:

    "This minor bipedal species doesn't take kindly to being abducted."

    and "Is this another 'love me, love my dog' demand?" (edit, oops, that's Mark)

    She's got a million of 'em. That's just Caretaker.

    (Not quite getting the idea of listing all of the quips in each post. That's going to get long; very long...?)

    "There's coffee in that nebula."

    "You can use logic to justify anything. That's its power and its flaw."

    "According to these readings; it's a ship without engines..."

    "I doubt there are many 20th century farmers driving around the Delta Quadrant."

    "Good work commander. In the future, if I have any questions about mating behavior, I'll know where to go."

    "Set a course for Planet Hell, Commander."

    "I'm putting you on report, in case that means anything anymore."

    "Holding an entire culture in virtual slavery is not the kind of thing that would go unnoticed."

    "Culluh, I found the idea of an alliance with you distasteful. I was willing to explore the possibility, but now I see my instincts were dead-on."

    "I've thought about having children, but I must say I never considered having them with you."

    "The vaunted Q Continuum, self anointed guardians of the universe!"

    "Please don't make me call security and have you escorted off my ship, because ... you know, I'll do it."

    "Like all fear, you eventually... vanish." ("I'm afraid.") - (whispered) "I know..."

    "At what point did he become an individual, and not a transporter accident?"
     
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  17. froot

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    [gush] GWAHHHH I LOVE THAT SCENE. [/gush]

    One new one:

    "I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge." (ship blows up) :luvlove:
     
  18. Adm_Hawthorne

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    With Kate's deadpan delivery of that line, I was giddy with fangirl excitement.
     
  19. Jeri

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    oops, the love my dog one is Mark... That just came to me while I was weeding thistles out of my garden just now.
     
  20. Cepstrum

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    Thanks, Jeri,froot, and Adm_Hawthorne! I picked a few choice quips you noted and added them.

    Here is the updated list:

    • "Time to take out the garbage"
    • "All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." ("Think Tank")
    • "Time to bring a little chaos to order."
    • "Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." ("Warhead")
    • "I don't respond well to threats."
    • "Time's up"
    • "We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." ("False Profits")
    • "Dismissed. ... That's a Starfleet expression for 'get out'."
    • "So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters?" ("Prey")
    • "I don't like bullies, I don't like threats, and I don't like you, Cullah."
    • "With all due respect, unless you've got something a little bigger in your torpedo tubes, I'm not turning this ship around." (These last two are a little long and not really quips; I'm considering excluding them. Opinions?)
    • "Like all fear, you eventually...vanish"
    • "There's coffee in that nebula."
    • "I doubt there are many 20th century farmers driving around the Delta Quadrant."
    • "I'm putting you on report, in case that means anything anymore."
    • "There's coffee in that nebula."
    • "At ease, Mr. Kim, before you sprain something."
    • "According to these readings, it's a ship without engines."
    • "I doubt there are many 20th century farmers driving around the Delta Quadrant."
    • "Please don't make me call security and have you escorted off my ship, because ... you know, I'll do it."
    • "Good work commander. In the future, if I have any questions about mating behavior, I'll know where to go."
    • "This minor bipedal species doesn't take kindly to being abducted."
    • "I'm Captain Kathryn Janeway. Welcome to the bridge." (ship blows up)

    But could someone explain that last quote? "Welcome to the bridge" (ship blows ups). I don't recall that happening...

    Please feel free to keep them coming. If need be, I can take responsibility for the work of updating the list. Thanks again.