The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchise

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  1. R. Star

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    Why should they take it seriously? It was handwaved away twenty minutes later.
     
  2. The Old Mixer

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    ^And with an extremely telegraphed setup for the cure. Khan's Claire blood was the proverbial gun in the room waiting to be fired.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    Western Union couldn't have telegraphed it better. ;)
     
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    "Captain, it doesn't even look real" - Operation Anihilate!
    Ironic
     
  5. Anwar

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    They implied it in "All Good Things" when they had the USS Pasteur go to Warp 13.

    And let's face it, in TOS everything went at the speed of plot. It wasn't until Voyager that NOT being able to go anywhere fast became a necessity.
     
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    How was it implied unless you've read technical manuals? During TNG they max out at warp 9-point-something, passing warp 10 once in "Where No One Has Gone Before". In AGT they go to warp 13 which isn't treated like a big deal at all - it's just four warp factors faster than they could go 25 years earlier.

    Agreed that it was Voyager that made a Trekking across the galaxy a lifelong journey. That's the only time those warp scales have been taken seriously. DS9 made the "long way" trip to the other end of the wormhole a lifelong journey too, but they merrily hopped from DS9 to Bajor, Earth, Romulus, Kronos, Cardassia and others all in the space of a scene break, and often by Runabout!

    Missed this one:
    Although a little weird, I figure it's a STIV reference - "He's not exactly working on all thrusters!"

    This new young crew very much is.
     
  7. Praetor

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    "Faster than light, no left or right."

    Well, it was in "Fury." :rommie:
     
  8. Captain Rob

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    From STID:
    Kirk: " Bones. What are you doing with that dead tribble?"

    McCoy: " Dammit Jim. I'm starving."
    Should have been his answer.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    McCoy: "Wait for the book. I'm only on number 52."
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

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    In TNG except for Where No Man and All Good things warp 10 was always treated like a hard limit even though it was never directly alluded to. Whenever the Enterprise was supposed to be going 'really super duper fast' it went to 9.8...then 9.9...then 9.91... it was obvious the writers were under instruction to make 10 the hard limit. In Where No Man Has Gone Before they had not established the warp scale yet and in All Good Things they only threw out warp 13 to show how much more futury the future had become in a few decades.

    Threshold is a terrible episode but making warp 10 the hard limit is not one of its faults.
     
  11. Praetor

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    Most people don't object to Warp 10 being the hard limit. Most people object to Warp 10 making you be everywhere at once. And the lizard thing.
     
  12. Captain Rob

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    ^^ Absolutely right on. The lizard thing was just moronic. I could see Warp 10 being the speed limit for subspace. I guess to go faster, you need to jump into hyperspace.
     
  13. JirinPanthosa

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    Ooh, missed an obvious one.

    "MOOOOGGIIIIIIEEEEE!" - Rom
     
  14. Nightdiamond

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    Troi said this to someone who thought she was a full Betazoid.

    She said that without explaining why that would mean she was only half Betazoid--as if all Starfleet officers were male humans or something.


    Come on, humans never had spider ancestors :lol:
     
  15. TorontoTrekker

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    There's an early TNG episode - I can't recall which one offhand - which has the following exchange:

    Picard: Ahead warp factor six.
    Geordi: Aye, sir, full impulse.

    It's not a bad line per se, but someone should have caught that mistake.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    This is a guy who pilots the ship and maintains the engines? :lol:
     
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    Worset line ever:

    Kira: I wouldn't beleive him if he told me water was wet.


    This one hurts just reading it!
     
  18. R. Star

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    The West rules the universe. Your culture will adapt to service us. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
     
  19. JarodRussell

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    At least it wasn't one of those space comparisons, where they say something like "You smell like a Bolian pig!", just to make it "sci fi".


    Or when Kirk made "Katarian eggs". I guess the planet Kataria has only one sort of eggs. Next time, he was going to make Terran eggs. Err...
     
  20. Praetor

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    Many (unborn) Katarians died to bring us this omelette.
     

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