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

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  1. Robert Comsol

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    That's the crucial difference. Buchenwald was not a concentration camp like the other death camps. As a matter of fact the inmates rebelled and took over the camp from the Nazis prior to the arrival of the American troops!

    For all I know Robert Clary might have been among those who initiated the uprise and therefore his participation in "Hogans Heroes" meant autobiographically more to him than just a TV show mocking Nazis...

    If I remember correctly Gene Roddenberry served on a US bomber over Europe and therefore never really saw what was actually going on "down there".

    In the case of Nimoy his tasteless line in "Patterns of Force" might be attributed to ignorance, but there is one who doesn't have a good excuse - William Shatner!

    In 1961 he had a supporting role in "Judgment at Nuremberg" which featured original, very graphic films of the death camps (a fantastic film with the finest actors Hollywood had to offer!). So unless he never saw the final film, I would have expected him - at least and of all the people - to draw a line and tell the diector of "Patterns of Force" he wouldn't continue shooting until Leonard's line had been changed.

    Well, apparently that didn't happen.

    "Get a life?" :wtf: Look who's talking! What's it good for once you have an opportunity to make a stand against ignorance and stupidity but instead decide to remain silent and let ignorance and stupidity prevail?

    Bob

    @ Mario de Monti

    This thread is about the "single worst line of dialogue". We've merely gotten to the point discussing why a certain single line is the worst (or not). ;)
     
  2. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Buchenwald WAS a concentration camp just not a death camp. Clary as I said was in several of the camps. While he was never in an actual death camp, what he went through was not easy. He was basically forced to work as a slave.

    I read his autobiography!
     
  3. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Anyway...

    "My oath of celibacy is on record, Captain."

    It just sounds so stupid to me.
     
  4. teacake

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    Yes it is awful! To me it's just a stupid cocktease.
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    "You're a droid, and I'm a noid." - Forget which ep this is in

    "What a motley crew you've assembled here captain!" - QLess

    "If only she could have been happy being...only a woman." - Turnabout Intruder

    "Nobody has ever asked me if my...hair grows. Please watch DS9. Please please PLEASE! Isn't this character interesting? He just asked Data if his hair grows! PLEASE!!!!" - Birthright

    "KHAAAAAAANN" - Star Trek Into Darkness

    "We don't want to treat her, because there is stigma attached to the way the disease is contracted." - Stigma
     
  6. JT Perfecthair

    JT Perfecthair Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Riker: Increase speed to Warp 6.

    Laforge: Aye sir, full impulse.
     
  7. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    I don´t remember that one. What episode or movie is it from?

    And of course: Welcome to the TrekBBS, I hope you´re going to enjoy it :)
     
  8. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Five pages and no..........

    "Brain and brain, what is brain?"
     
  9. JT Perfecthair

    JT Perfecthair Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks! The quote is from Conspiracy, Riker is trying to get on shore leave faster. I think its just before they are diverted by the call from the Horatio?

    Here is a clip from it,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNMxyZEf4MI
     
  10. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    Thanks that´s truly precious :guffaw:

    I haven´t watched anything of the early TNG seasons in a LONG time.
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    He served in the Pacific.


    Worst line: "I need you Bones, badly". Kirk in TMP.
     
  12. sojourner

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    It would have been great if Picard had immediately shot back with "Why?"
     
  13. Retu

    Retu Commander Red Shirt

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    At least he learned something in the engineering school, since by the 3rd season's "Hollow Pursuits":

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  14. The Old Mixer

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    You're splitting hairs about who served where and whatnot, but you're still applying your "half-century of hindsight" standards of righteous indignation to the works of people who were actually around during the war. The bottom line is that people of that generation were able to look back at the war in general (not the Holocaust specifically) in a humorous light, whether it was in a sitcom like Hogan's Heroes or a one-off line in a Star Trek episode.
     
  15. scotpens

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    Indeed, I can't believe some people are raising such a stink about a single, innocuous, wryly humorous throw-away line that wouldn't have ruffled anyone's feathers when "Patterns of Force" was first shown in 1968. And BTW and FWIW, I'm Jewish.

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled topic.
     
  16. CaptainBearclaw

    CaptainBearclaw Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I would have a long tyrade for my post, but I'll just give you the quote.

    "How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?"

    :klingon:
     
  17. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    More TNG season 1.

    "BAGS OF MOSTLY WATER!"

    Forget the exact quote, but Data explaining how he can get drunk in Naked Now

    "It almost seems like it says that space, and time, and thought are all one."
    "You must never say that, you must never speak that...dangerous foolishness."
     
  18. T'Girl

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Oliver North was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time of the hearings.

    Q's Marine Corps uniform had the insignia of a Captain.


    :)
     
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  19. Retu

    Retu Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis

    Q's uniforms always tend to have captain's rank insignia attached to them. That's one of the ways he likes to taunt Picard. But in this case, I guess he (or someone from the costume department) didn't know that a navy captain is equivalent to a colonel in other service branches. :)
     
  20. Luminus

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    Lt. Tasha Yar, "My friend Data. You see things with the wonder of a child. And that makes you more human than any of us."

    Counselor Deanna Troi at Q, "You barbarian!"