Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Feb 15, 2013.
PICARD: Groppler Zorn may have the answers we need. Get him. Bring him here.
RIKER: Aye, sir.
Picard: They're forcing a very difficult decision on me, Counselor.
TROI: But I doubt protecting the Bandi would violate the Prime Directive. True, they are not actual allies, but
Picard: We are in the midst of diplomatic discussions with them. Lieutenant, lock phasers on that vessel.
TASHA: Phasers locked on, Captain.
(There's a flash, and the Judge Q stands there)
Q: Typical. So typical. Savage lifeforms never follow even their own rules.
Picard: GET OFF MY BRIDGE!
Q: Interesting, that order about phasers.
Tasha: Standing by on phasers, Captain.
Q: Please, don't let me interfere. Use your weapons.
Picard: We've no idea who is on that vessel. My order was a routine safety precaution.
Q: Really? No idea of what it represents? The meaning of that vessel is as plain, as plain as the noses on your ugly little primate faces. And if you were truly civilised, Captain, wouldn't you be doing something about the casualties happening down there?
Picard: Captain to CMO.
Picard: (over comm) Are you monitoring any of this?
Crusher: Medical teams already preparing to beam down, Captain.
Picard: Compliments, Doctor. Any questions? Starfleet people are trained to render aid and assistance whenever-
Q: But not trained in clear thinking.
Picard: Let's consider your thoughts. You call us savages and yet you knew those people down there would be killed. It is your conduct that is uncivilized.
Worf: Sir, they're firing on the planet again.
PICARD: Go to manoeuvring jets. Position us between that vessel and the planet. Force fields full on.
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