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

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  1. Isolinear

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    Still the most cheesy line ever. The writers sure liked characters foreshadowing future events.
     
  2. The Old Mixer

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    ^At least that was deliberate humor.
     
  3. Bad Thoughts

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    If only Mudd's last line in I, Mudd has been, "When next we meet, our battle will be more ... animated!
     
  4. Tiberius

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    Spock's "Khan!"

    The only time I;ve ever been embarrassed about being a Trekker.
     
  5. Nebusj

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    Well, first, in the episode where it appears, the Vulcans are trying to get Earth to recall Archer on the grounds that his operational recklessness set off the atmosphere on Tinder Box Planet, killing thousands, while Archer's got the proof that it was Suliban or whatever did it. So, what he should be emphasizing is, the thing the Vulcans are (rightly!) outraged by was the sabotage of people trying to get Archer's mission cancelled and not any inherent idiocy on Archer's part.

    Second, the argument amounts to, ``you say we're not competent to do this job, and you're right, we're not, so we should keep doing it in the hopes that maybe someday we'll become competent''. There is a sensible argument to be made out of this --- that one can't be fully experienced without the experience --- but it's made in a muddled way that only works if the speaker is trying to appeal to sentiment, which indicates that Archer isn't aware of who his in-universe audience is.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

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    Which I mentioned in a post that followed.
     
  7. 2takesfrakes

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    Kirk's line of "Did we ... make a difference?" in GENERATIONS. So self-serving ...
     
  8. siskokid888

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    In TMP, (a movie I love BTW) we get this exchange when Spock returns to the ship and is lying in sickbay:

    Shatner: Spock

    Kelley: Jim

    Shatner: Bones!

    That's dialogue?
     
  9. siskokid888

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    I have never been in the military. If I wear a military uniform, it is a costume, since I have not earned the right to wear it as a uniform. Q obviously had not earned that right either, so maybe thats why Picard calls it a "costume" in that instance.
     
  10. BigJake

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    There are many contenders from "Turnabout Intruder," "Spock's Brain" and "The Omega Glory." But what really gets on my tits are Dramatic Moments when the ship has just completed an adventure, helm asks for a new heading... and the Captain stares mistily off into the distance and Says Some Bullsh*t.

    For this trope, I couldn't quite say whether Kirk's "Second star to the right... and straight on 'til morning" or Picard's "Let's see what's out there!" is worse. I think the first one, though. (Oh wait... The Motion Picture. "Out there... Thataway!" That's the winner.)
     
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  11. Smoked Salmon

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    Riker in Insurrection - "We're through running from these bastards!"

    Ugh.
     
  12. T'Girl

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    Cue: "But you can't deny Captain, that you're still a dangerous, savage child race."

    Picard: 'Most certainly I deny it. I agree what we still were when humans wore costumes like that four hundred years ago."


    Problem with that siskokid888 is Picard isn't referring to Q in the uniform as wearing a costume, he is obviously referring to the military uniform itself as a costume.


    :devil:
     
  13. gazomg

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    only started watching the original series for the first time ever

    In the episode The enemy within evil kirk assaults Yeoman Rand and tries to rape her
    Spock says at the end of the show that evil kirk " had some interesting qualities"


    Seems Janice Rand was not happy with that episode and very unhappy with how spock would brush off a rape attempt like that
     
  14. T'Girl

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    ^ One way to read that would be that Spock and Rand are very close friends, and Spock could basically "get away" with saying something like that.

    Spock: "Chica, you've be saying forever ya be want'n the man ta show and do ya."

    Rand: "Oh bitch please, you did not just throw that."


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  15. jpv2000

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    :guffaw::rofl::guffaw:
     
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    Yea, looking at the full quote you're right. Poor choice of words by the writers.
     
  17. grendelsbayne

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    Into Darkness, the conference room scene right before Khan attacks, Kirk says something like:

    In the event of an attack, standard protocol is to gather all the captains and first officers here in this very...

    Why does this line have to exist? Without it, we could have just assumed that somebody chose these specific people to be at this meeting for something approaching logical reasons, but with it, we are forced to assume that Starfleet as an organization is so stupid that it's standard protocol to assemble all captains *and* first officers *in the same room* whenever there is an attack, that room being also the same room that they always use for this sort of thing *and* having no particular security to speak of.
     
  18. BK613

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    The line is just a product of its time(post-vietnam, pre-gulf war.) Heck, a few months prior to TNG starting up, Platoon won best picture for 1986, both at the Academy and at the Globes.
     
  19. BigJake

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    The sad part is, that's an improvement in behaviour for nuTrek Starfleet.
     
  20. 137th Gebirg

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    There was a TNG episode - can't remember which one - where Picard said something like "set a course for the Klingon Imperial Empire". I wouldn't necessarily call it the worst line in Trek history, but its glaring redundancy is cringe worthy. It eludes me why a classically trained Patrick Stewart agreed to say it this way - it should have sounded weird to him too.