Worst lines of dialogue in the entire series?

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  1. Mister Atoz

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    Eggnostic, I think you hit the motherlode. "Cringeworthy" --LOL. Third season has the worst dialogue in the series by far, and I agree much of it is "as subtle as a wrecking ball." I think this is because of the departure of Robert Justman and of course the non-participation of Roddenberry too.

    Incidentally, the "double red alert" is from Conscience of the King, when they are evacuating that sector of the ship as the hidden, overloading phaser is about the explode. Hell, I'd call a double red alert, too, if there was a phaser nearby about to blow.

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  2. scotpens

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    You mean it was Frank Gorshin's GHOST? :eek:

    (I assume you meant to put a comma after "after" -- it makes a big difference! :) )
     
  3. BillJ

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    When Spock mentions "hot pursuit" in regards to chasing the Gorn in Arena. Cracks me up everytime! :guffaw:
     
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    Took me a few viewings as a kid to realize she wasn't stuttering.
     
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  9. Jeyl

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    Silliest line I could not take seriously even if I tried.

    "Destroyed Kirk? No! We are INVINCIBLE! Look what we've done! Your mighty starships! War toys to be CRUSHED AS WE CHOOSE!"

    But the worst line that really makes me hate what I'm watching?

    "Believe me, it is better to be dead than to live alone in the body of a woman."
     
  10. CoveTom

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    Still don't get all the hate for this episode and Janice's sentiments in that. Janice is batshit crazy, and she sees herself and her career as an utter failure. Rather than accepting responsibility for that, she blames it on some sort of inherent bias against women in Starfleet. She's looking for an excuse. I don't take it as a factual statement about 23rd century attitudes concerning women. I take it as her attempting to rationalize her situation using whatever excuse she can find.
     
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    I thought the hate came from looking upon being a woman as worse than being dead. In any situation, that's pretty damn harsh.
     
  12. CaptPapa

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    Which episode was that in? Makes me think of "Double Secret Probation."[/QUOTE]

    "Double Red Alert" was from Conscience of the King, delivered by Capt. Kirk when Lenore Karidian put a phaser, set on overload, in the vent in Kirk's cabin - in order to eliminate him as one of the few remaining witnesses who can identify her father as Govenor Kodos of Tarsus IV.
     
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    "Double Red Alert" was from Conscience of the King, delivered by Capt. Kirk when Lenore Karidian put a phaser, set on overload, in the vent in Kirk's cabin - in order to eliminate him as one of the few remaining witnesses who can identify her father as Govenor Kodos of Tarsus IV.[/QUOTE]

    Where red alert is simply an alert to immediate danger, double red could be shorthand for an internal emergency such as an impending hull breech which could trigger an evacuation of the area the alert is given from? In reality, it probably just sounded dire to the writers.
     
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    Underrated and hilarious.
     
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  17. BillJ

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    This. :techman:
     
  18. Jonas Grumby

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    ^ Not intending to demean the later series, but I do think TOS tended to more often demand more of the viewer in terms of thinking for themselves and "filling in the blanks," as it were, while the later series tended to spell everything out. I can imagine the same episode redone for TNG (with apologies to CoveTom for the stolen dialog :D):

    INT. CONFERENCE ROOM

    WESLEY: "I don't understand Dr. Lester's last statement...about living as a woman being worse than death."

    [LEFT]WORF: "Dr. Lester is batshit crazy."

    BEVERLY: "She sees herself and her career as an utter failure."

    DEANNA: "Rather than accepting responsibility for that, she blames it on some sort of inherent bias against women in Starfleet."
    [/LEFT]

    GEORDI: "She's looking for an excuse."

    PICARD: "I don't take it as a factual statement about 23rd century attitudes concerning women. 20th century, maybe--"

    RIKER: "20th century? Those poor, primitive people. I'm surprised they managed to survive their own ignorance."

    PICARD: "Yes, quite, Number One. Anyway, I take it as her attempting to rationalize her situation using whatever excuse she can find."
     
  19. Dale Sams

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    Wesley: "So Starfleet DID allow women to be captains in Kirk's time?"

    (Awkward silence)
     
  20. sbk1234

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    The sad/brilliant part is how easily I was able to hear each character's voice while I was reading this. Spot on.:techman: