Poll Most embarrassing Trek in history?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Hey Missy, Dec 7, 2017.

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Which gets you the most?

  1. BONK, BONK ON THE HEAD!

    10 vote(s)
    8.9%
  2. Kirk and Spock dressed as Nazis

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. Spock's Brain

    19 vote(s)
    17.0%
  4. Women can't be anything in the 23rd century

    24 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. Space hippies

    19 vote(s)
    17.0%
  6. "What does God need with a starship?"

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. Code of Honor

    22 vote(s)
    19.6%
  8. Any time Tasha mentions the rape gangs

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Data and Joe Piscopo

    23 vote(s)
    20.5%
  10. Shades of Gray (the clip show)

    12 vote(s)
    10.7%
  11. Rascals

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  12. Beverly and the space ghost that already had sex with her grandma, and her mom, and her mom...

    31 vote(s)
    27.7%
  13. "Have you noticed that your boobs have started to firm up?"

    16 vote(s)
    14.3%
  14. Any scene with B-4

    10 vote(s)
    8.9%
  15. "Allamaraine, count to four, Allamaraine, then one more..."

    13 vote(s)
    11.6%
  16. Quark's sex change

    22 vote(s)
    19.6%
  17. "Get the cheese to Sickbay"

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  18. Salamanders are the future of human evolution

    36 vote(s)
    32.1%
  19. "Which one is the Captain?" - "The female, obviously"

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  20. Kes' Fury

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  21. Enterprise's Decontamination Chamber

    15 vote(s)
    13.4%
  22. A Night in Sickbay

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  23. These Are The Voyages...

    16 vote(s)
    14.3%
  24. NuSpock yelling "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANN!"

    38 vote(s)
    33.9%
  25. Beastie Boys saves the day with beats and shouting

    16 vote(s)
    14.3%
  26. "Hehe, this is so fucking cool!"

    13 vote(s)
    11.6%
  27. The entirety of Plato's Stepchildren

    19 vote(s)
    17.0%
  28. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To be fair, as a Brit, I (and I imagine everyone else) haven't even heard of Joe Piscopo outside of that episode. So the first few times I saw the ep I didn't even realise it was meant to actually be someone.


    A lot to choose from, but I went for the "so fucking cool" option. I'm hardly a prude (I swear like a sailor all the time) but it just came off as so unnecessary, tacky and simply winking "hey look what we can do!"


    (also don't get the problem at all with the God starship line)
     
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  2. Tomalak

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    I think it might have worked if they'd managed to get Jerry Lewis, but now it's a horribly dated scene with a mulleted nobody who isn't funny. And the episode had Whoopi Goldberg in it! That scene could have been rewritten to use her instead. What a waste.
     
  3. 2takesfrakes

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    ... Agreed!!!
    In the deed agreed!
     
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  4. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

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    Agreed
    Just the whole episode, And Picard well just letting her go, At least you might think Beverley had been "influenced" by the ghost thing but what was Picards excuse.

    But for most embarrassing- Data just had the most cringe worthy lines from an outsiders perspective.
     
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  5. Paradise City

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    NuSpock yelling Kahn. I don't think even now my face has shaken off all of the cringe creases from that cheesy moment.

    Bev's frisky high jinks on that kitsch Scottish planet with her centenarian grandma's ex- gas boyfriend. I dunno what the writers were thinking with that one.
     
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  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It was universally condemned by everyone on the set, actors included. Maurice Hurley was the one who made them do it. I think (hope) he regrets it now. (It's sad, really, because I actually like the episode a lot, it's one of my favorite TNG eps. Just that one damn scene... :mad: )

    I wonder if there would be any way to make Tasha's speech actually realistic. What should she have said to Wesley?
     
  7. JJohnson

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    What got me is that I've seen TWoK so much that I was quoting it in the theater as I realized what was going on, thinking 'oh, geez, they're just ripping off TWoK for the engine room scene." The dumb part is, the dialog is almost exactly the same. Lazy writing.
     
  8. donners22

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    That was the whole point; it was meant to mirror the scene. That's not laziness in that they couldn't think of anything better to write, that's a creative technique.

    Whether it was a good choice to make is another matter entirely; I like the film overall, but think that scene was a mistake.
     
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  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    I thought the death scene was great. The scream afterwards was dumb af.

    But still, nothing compared to some of Trek's worst moments. It's like saying Darth Vader's "Nooooooooo!" was worse than every Jar Jar Binks scene.
     
  10. inflatabledalek

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    The "KAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHNNNNN" thing in Into Darkness felt like something they did for the gag reel that accidentally made it into the real film.
     
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  11. JRoss

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    Respectfully, I think that Picard was offended at Q using it as essentially a prop for comedic purposes, not saying that Marine Corps uniforms are costumes.

    ETA: As far as the yelling goes, I think that it would have been more effective if they'd just have had Quinto roar inarticulately.
     
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  12. Tomalak

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    No, Picard wasn't offended, except by the suggestion that he and his crew were somehow equivalent to Cold War military.

    He was clearly saying that to him, the four hundred year old outfit seemed as outlandish and ludicrous a costume as "fellow ship's captain" Q's doublet and hose, and represented primitive savagery that humanity had now surpassed.

    "That nonsense is centuries behind us!"
     
  13. M'Sharak

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    This is it — one continuous cringeworthy facepalm of an episode from beginning to end.
     
  14. Phily B

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    I liked STID, but man that line from Spock just about summed up the third act of the film.
     
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  15. Paul Weaver

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    In comparison Data's "Oh Shit" line from generations was a highlight of mine
     
  16. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Any line spoken by Chekov. I laugh during the scene in which he stumbles and falls from the deck of the Enterprise in TVH.
     
  17. tharpdevenport

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    I voted for a few, but a fuck-tacular shitty one is missing:

    "Datalore"
    Lore, disguised as Data, suggesting to beam am object out into space, like a large tree, and destroy it to prove their might. And Picard agrees to it!

    Don't forget the EMH professing his love for 7 of 9.

    And another fuck-tacular shitty one is missing, too:
    Uhura and the naked fan dance.
     
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  18. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Captain Captain

    I remember almost nothing of the 2009 movie, was the Beastie Boy music in the beer room scene with the beer brand product placement logo? (ST:Bey had the music used far more effectively and in a more compelling context...)

    Otherwise, yeah, your list pretty much nails the worst of it. The hippies grew on me, though. And seeing Piscopo's sped-up version slowed down was done not to show how fast Data is but to get something past the censors...
     
  19. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Captain Captain

    Arguably, but Jessie Lawrence Ferguson steals the show and makes Lutan very watchable, especially with some of the dialogue written for Lutan. He's up there with Patrick Stewart with some of the awful season 1 schlock he had to put out!
     
  20. King Daniel Beyond

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    It was what young Kirk was playing when he drove his dad's car over the cliff to spite his step dad.