Who Watches the Watchers Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Athena28, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Gore-ac

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    Picard: Someone invented a hut. Someone invented a bow, who taught others, who taught their children, who built a stronger hut, built a better bow, who taught their children. Now, Nuria, suppose one of your cave dwelling ancestors could see you as you are today. What would she think?
     
  2. Oct 31

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    NURIA: I don't know.
     
  3. ScaryKittenRomantic

    ScaryKittenRomantic boo! mew! Moderator

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    PICARD: Put yourself in her place. You see, she cannot kill a hornbuck at a great distance. You can. You have a power she lacks.
     
  4. Gore-ac

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    Nuria: Only because I have a bow.
     
  5. Oct 31

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    PICARD: She's never seen a bow. It doesn't exist in her world. To you, it's a simple tool. To her, it's magic.
     
  6. leandar

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    Nuria: I suppose she might think so.
     
  7. Gore-ac

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    Picard: Now, how would she react to you?
     
  8. leandar

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    Nuria: I think she would fear me.
     
  9. Gore-ac

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    Picard: Just as you fear me.
     
  10. leandar

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    Nuria: I do not fear you any longer.
     
  11. Oct 31

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    PICARD: Good. That's good. You see, my people once lived in caves. And then we learned to build huts and, in time, to build ships like this one.
     
  12. Athena28

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    NURIA: Perhaps one day, my people will travel above the skies.
     
  13. Kertrats47

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    PICARD: Of that, I have absolutely no doubt.

    (I love Patrick Stewart's delivery of this line. Filled with reverence and admiration for Nuria and the Mintakan people. Love it!)
     
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  14. Oct 31

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    [Assembly hall]

    (A storm is making itself heard)
    LIKO: It's not the season for lightning. It must be a warning.
     
  15. Gore-ac

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    Fento: We've had storms like this before.
     
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    OJI: Not like this one.
     
  17. Gore-ac

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    Liko: It must mean something. The Picard is angry with us. He blames us for letting Palmer escape.
     
  18. ScaryKittenRomantic

    ScaryKittenRomantic boo! mew! Moderator

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    FENTO: Liko, we don't know that the Overseer is responsible for this storm.
     
  19. Athena28

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    LIKO: Will he also send floods? My wife died in last year's floods. Will we all die now? We must find Nuria.
     
  20. Oct 31

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    [Ready room]

    NURIA: Picard, you have shown me wonders I could never have imagined, and I am grateful beyond words. Might I request something for my people?