What are some of the best cutdowns of DS9?

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  1. Photon

    Photon Commodore Commodore

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    Doesn't have to be verbatim, so.....
    Weyoun: Damar, you look different...........oh I know....you don't have a bottle in your hand
     
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  2. Captain Jerk

    Captain Jerk Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    SISKO: Mr. Odo, you're not going to take the law into your own hands.
    ODO: The law? Commander, laws change, depending on who's making them - Cardassians one day, Federation the next. But justice is justice.
    SISKO: You mean like the time "older you" let over 8,000 people cease to exist just so "younger you" could get a chance to go out on a date with Major Kira?
    ODO: Uhhh...
    SISKO: Or the time you let 3 innocent people get executed?
    ODO: Well, I....
    SISKO: Or how about the time you--
    ODO: Alright fine I won't take the law into my own hands. If you need me, I'll be in my quarters, linking with the female Changeling and betraying my friends when they need me most; probably handing the alpha quadrant to the Dominion on a silver platter.
    SISKO: Do whatever you have to do. Don't bother me with it.

    (you said it didn't have to be verbatim) lol :hugegrin:
     
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  3. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here's a verbatim one.

    QUARK: "Major, you make it sound like you don't like me."
    KIRA: "Don't like you? You collaborated with the Cardassians, you cheat your customers, and you're a danger to this station. I don't just not like you, I despise you."
     
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  4. Ragitsu

    Ragitsu Captain Captain

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    The final insult of the series.
     
  5. Timofnine

    Timofnine Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Quark: "Isn't there some petty thief you could harass?"

    Odo: "Just you."
     
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  6. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Most of what Odo said to Quark.
     
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  7. Ragitsu

    Ragitsu Captain Captain

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    There is another interpretation: that is a (somewhat backhanded) compliment. After all, Quark isn't a petty thief.
     
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  8. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Kira, to Dukat: "You can start by doing something about your breath."

    Kira may be better at threats than mere insults, but that was a good one.
     
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  9. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    (The bloody dagger is on the desk.)
    DAX: Kurn's going to make it. Julian said he'll be up on his feet by tomorrow morning.
    SISKO: Good. Mister Worf, I want you to tell me why I shouldn't put you on the next transport out of here.
    WORF: You are well within your right to do so.
    SISKO: I didn't ask you about my rights. Answer my question.
    WORF: Captain, I do not have an answer. Sir, I realise my actions were in violation of Starfleet regulations, but--
    SISKO: Regulations? We're not talking about some obscure technicality, Mister Worf. You tried to commit premeditated murder!
    DAX: Benjamin, it wasn't murder. Worf and Kurn were performing a Mauk-to'Vor ritual. It's part of Klingon belief that when--
    SISKO: At the moment, I don't give a damn about Klingon beliefs, rituals or custom. Now I have given you both a lot of leeway when it comes to following Klingon traditions, but in case you haven't noticed, this is not a Klingon station, and those are not Klingon uniforms you're wearing. There is a limit to how far I'll go to accommodate cultural diversity among my officers and you've just reached it. When your brother is released from the infirmary, you better find another way to settle your family problems. Is that clear?
    WORF: Captain, it may not be possible to--
    DAX: It's clear. There are definitely other possibilities for Kurn. This will never happen again.
    SISKO: You're damn right it won't. Now both of you, get out!




    (There was an episode where Sisko chewed out O'Brien along with the scenery. Once I remember it, I'll post to good bits... :D )
     
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  10. Captrek

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    What are some of the best cutdowns of DS9?

    That’s a stupid question.

     
  11. Farscape One

    Farscape One Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe at the end of "CAPTIVE PURSUIT", when he dresses O'Brien down for his actions.

    (And while he had to go on record chastising him, he secretly agreed with O'Brien, which was why he gave O'Brien so much time during his jailbreak fo be successful. And his grinning at the end.)
     
  12. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Are we talking burns as in insulting remarks that sting? Or chewing outs by superiors?
     
  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "I'm not some bloodthirsty Klingon looking for an excuse to murder my friend."
    O'Brien

    "No. You are just another human afraid to face death."
    Worf

    "THE SHIP"
     
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  14. Oddish

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    ODO: "Now, if I remember correctly, the Orion Syndicate has a membership fee. Quite a substantial one. And the Ferengi Commerce Authority did seize all your assets. Oh it's even worse than that, isn't it? You never could afford to join, could you? All those years of scheming and lying and cheating and you're still too small-time for the Orions. Well, I guess you're not as successful a businessman as you think you are."
    QUARK: "Which means you've spent the last ten years of your life trying to catch a nobody. Without little success, I might add."
     
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    SILARAN: You vaporised the entire east wing! Twelve Cardassians were killed, including Gul Pirak's entire family. Twenty three others were crippled. Don't you feel guilty? Don't you feel ashamed of what you did?
    KIRA: None of you belonged on Bajor. It wasn't your world. For fifty years you raped our planet and you killed our people. You lived on our land and you took the food out of our mouths, and I don't care whether you held a phaser in your hand or ironed shirts for a living. You were all guilty and you were all legitimate targets!
     
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  16. dupersuper

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    An odd thing for her to say after Duet...
     
  17. Bry_Sinclair

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    This was after he's murdered several of her old friends, then mocking her directly about their deaths, whilst she'd gotten little sleep for days due to being heavily pregnant, Silaran poked the bear so he has only himself to blame.
     
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  18. Trekker09

    Trekker09 Commander Red Shirt

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    Here’s one from “Things Past” – not to be taken personally!

    Dukat -- My weakness is I'm too generous, too forgiving. My heart is too big.
    Dax [knocking him out] -- And so is your ego.
     
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  19. Watersluis

    Watersluis Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I actually dislike that they later revealed that Odo was not as high and mighty as he claimed.

    I rather liked his original character as being self-righteous, dogmatic, and holding his own personal subjective views on his so-called “justice” as fact and believing it innate to his species, but being no hypocrite and living by his own code and kneeling to no man and having no drop of prætentiousness in him.

    I particularly enjoyed his line of “I don't step on ants, major.” as he never flaunted such principles before, but it made perfect sense within his character somehow that he would not even step on an ant.
     
  20. at Quark's

    at Quark's Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Not sure if it actually qualifies as a cutdown, but still a great scene, at the end of The Ascent.

    <Odo and Quark are lying on sickbay beds after they're rescued, very aware that they mutually owe each other their lives.>

    QUARK: Odo? Odo? Are you awake?
    ODO: I am now.
    QUARK: We survived.
    ODO: We did.
    QUARK: I bet you were surprised I actually made it all the way to the top.
    ODO: Astounded.
    QUARK: You remember back there when I told you I hated you, and you told me you hated me?
    ODO: Vividly.
    QUARK: I just wanted you to know ....... I meant every word of it.
    ODO: So did I.

    <both start chuckling heh-heh-heh as the camera pans out and fades to black>
     
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