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Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: microchip
Date: September 08, 2008 07:40AM
I've seen nearly every episode of StarTrek TNG, yet I don't remember much of the lines...


What are some of the more memorable TNG lines that you all can recall?
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Jem
Date: September 08, 2008 07:52AM
"Make it so, number one."
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 08, 2008 07:56AM
"Fully functional"



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: shadow
Date: September 08, 2008 07:59AM
"Engage"
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: September 08, 2008 08:02AM
"For God's sake, shut the hell up, Wesley!"


Ooops, sorry. That's one of my lines.
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 08, 2008 08:07AM
You keep a saddle on board the Enterprise?



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 08, 2008 08:08AM
"All guests at a Betazoid wedding attend unclothed, Sir."

And my personal non-favorite from the 1st year..

"We surrender !"
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 08, 2008 08:14AM
John de Lancie had some fo the best ones...

"You're so stolid. You weren't like that before the beard."



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 08, 2008 08:18AM
Three from the dusty attic of my memory banks:

"Don't give up your day job" (holo-deck jazz quartet pianist to Riker after his trombone solo for the lovely Minuette)

Guinan offers Data (freshly emoti-chipped) a drink:
G: Try this (offers shot glass of unnamed beverage)
D: (drinks, swallows, grimaces) Yech! What is that?
G: Another?
D: Please! (holds out glass)

Worf tastes prune juice for the first time:
W: That is a warrior's drink!

The Ferenghi Rules of Acquisition are classic all by themselves.

(from First Contact (the movie): Riker finds Troi in the local bar where she has been attempting identify/locate Dr. Cochrane)(Troi is very drunk)
T: I'm just trying to blend in!
R: You're blended all right.



=TC
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: September 08, 2008 08:25AM
TNG? Feh. Today's the 42nd anniversary of the real Star Trek.

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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 08, 2008 08:37AM
Let history never forget the name Enterprise... (Yesterdays Enterprise)

(Riker comes back aboard after a few days away, gets kissed by Data's newly created android)
Data: What are your intentions toward my daughter, Commander?
Riker" Daughter!?!?! (confused and frightened look - classic)


(group of officers on the way to a Parisi Squares game )
Worf: Don't worry Commander, we will return victorious, at whatever the cost..
Riker: Worf, the point of the game is to have fun, meet new people...
Worf: Sir, if the object of the game is not to win, why keep score?



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 08, 2008 08:38AM
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Resistance is futile, you will become one with the Borg.

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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: September 08, 2008 08:43AM
I can't believe that I remember so many of these.

Talk about a misspent you...er, middle age....
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 08, 2008 08:43AM
The Borg had some cool ones:
Capt. Picard: I have nothing to say to you, and I will resist you with my last ounce of strength.
Borg: Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.
Capt. Picard: Impossible. My culture is based on freedom and self-determination.
Borg: Freedom is irrelevant. Self-determination is irrelevant. You must comply.
Capt. Picard: We would rather die.
Borg: Death is irrelevant. Your archaic cultures are authority driven. To facilitate our introduction into your societies, it has been decided that a human voice will speak for us in all communications. You have been chosen to be that voice.
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 08, 2008 08:45AM
And the BEST line ever from the New Generation movie:

Data (as the Enterprise crashes) : Oh SHIIIIIIIIIT !!!
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: September 08, 2008 08:50AM
I am not a merry man!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2008 08:50AM by MGS_forgot_password.
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: September 08, 2008 08:53AM
I liked when Troy asked Worf if he "asked" his son about going to live with Worf's parents. Something along the lines of "He is a kid. I did not ask him, I told him."
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 08, 2008 09:11AM
i've had this up on my office wall for years:

Mister Data, it is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That's not a weakness - that's life.



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: September 08, 2008 09:40AM
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MGS_forgot_password
I am not a merry man!

That one is great!

Jeff
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 08, 2008 09:42AM
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kj4btkljv
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MGS_forgot_password
I am not a merry man!

That one is great!

Jeff

Isn't that the same episode where he grabs the lute from Geordi and smashes it against a tree ala John Belushi from Animal House?



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: raz
Date: September 08, 2008 09:52AM
I told you Picard. This is Heaven. You're dead. And I'm God.



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Black Landlord
Date: September 08, 2008 10:04AM
"There are four lights"
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Black Landlord
Date: September 08, 2008 10:17AM
Some of the best TNG lines were from the films.
A few of them here:
[uk.youtube.com]
"Jean Luc, blow up the dam SHIP!"
"The line must be drawn HYEAH!"

My favorite, though, (can't find it on youtube) is after Worf beams aboard the Enterprise, someone (Riker?) says, in reference to the Defiant, "tough little ship", and Worf responds "little!?!?"
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Black Landlord
Date: September 08, 2008 10:25AM
Damn youtube!!!
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 08, 2008 11:05AM
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Black Landlord
Damn youtube!!!
[uk.youtube.com]

I wonder if Gene Roddenberry saw that and said "THERE'S OUR DATA!"



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: September 08, 2008 11:24AM
I never understood why a Shakespeare-acting Englishman was cast to play Picard (allegedly of French descent).





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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 08, 2008 11:33AM
Cmdr. Riker is forced to prosecute the concept that Cmdr. Data is an android and as such is Star Fleet "property".

Ultimately, Data is judged to be a sentient being.

Data to Riker: "That action hurt you, and saved me. I will not forget that, Sir."

Not a famous line, but one of the truly great ones.

And in an earlier episode,

Data to Tasha Yar: "I am fully functional."
Tasha Yar, grinning, to Data, next morning: "You're a machine!"






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 08, 2008 11:33AM
There are also the drinking games.

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: Picard :
- "Make it so"
- "Engage"
- "Come"
- "Captain's Log"
- "Captain's Log, Supplemental"
- "Proceed"
- "Number One"
- "The boy" in reference to Wesley

: Beverly :
- "This won't hurt a bit"
- "This shouldn't be happening"
- "Nothing yet, but we're working on it"
- "This man is dying!"



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: mrthuse
Date: September 08, 2008 01:25PM
In "Justice" when Worf is hugged by a comely nubile after landing w/ most of the bridge crew for shore leave, he looks over to Riker and comments: "Nice planet." Cracks me up every time.

"I am not a merry man!" is great too.



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 08, 2008 02:21PM
STNG Insurrection

Worf: I have an odd craving for the blood of a wild Kholar Beast. This environment must be affecting me again.

Data: And have you noticed how your @#$%& have started to firm up?



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 08, 2008 02:30PM
Riker, after having been kissed by 'the perfect mate'
"If anyone needs me, I'll be in the holodeck!"
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 08, 2008 05:35PM
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RAMd®d

And in an earlier episode,

Data to Tasha Yar: "I am fully functional."
Tasha Yar, grinning, to Data, next morning: "You're a machine!"

I remember that, and absolutely loved it.
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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: September 08, 2008 10:18PM
Here are a few good ones:

Picard: The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based!

"Ode to Spot" by Lieutenant Commander Data
Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature.
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents.
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
Oh Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array,
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Picard: Having a good laugh now, Q? Does it amuse you to think of me living out the rest of my life as a dreary man in a tedious job?
Q: I gave you something most mortals never experience: a second chance at life. And now all you can do is complain?
Picard: I can't live out my days as that person. That man is bereft of passion and imagination! That is not who I am!
Q: Au contraire, he is the person you wanted to be -- one who was less arrogant and undisciplined in his youth, one who is less like me? The Jean-Luc Picard you wanted to be, the one who did not fight the Nausicaans, had quite a different career from the one you remember. That Picard never had a brush with death, never came face-to-face with his own mortality, never realized how fragile life is, or how important each moment must be. So his life never came into focus. He drifted through much of his career. No plan or agenda. Going from one assignment to the next, never seizing the opportunities that presented themselves. He never led the away team on Millica 3 to save the ambassador, or take charge of the Stargazer's bridge when its captain was killed. And no one ever offered him a command. He learned to play it safe. And he never, ever, got noticed by anyone.
Picard: You're right, Q. You gave me the chance to change, and I took the opportunity. But I admit now, it was a mistake.
Q: Are you asking me for something, Jean-Luc?
Picard: Give me a chance to put things back the way they were before.
Q: Before. You died in sickbay. Is that what you want?
Picard: I would rather die as the man I was, than live the life I just saw.

Picard: With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.

Picard: Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated.

Riker: Mr. Barclay! Everyone's still trying to figure out exactly how you did it.
Barclay: Well, it - it just occured to me that I could set up a frequency harmonic between the deflector and the shield grid using the warp field generator as a power flow anti-attenuator and that of course naturally created an amplification of the inherent energy output.
Riker: (looking perplexed) Uh-huh, I see that....

Cytherian: [analyzing the humans] Emotive... Electro-chemical stimulus response...Cranial plate... Bipedal locomotion... Endo-skeletal... Contiguous external integument.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'm Jean-Luc Picard of the Federation starship Enterprise.
Cytherian: Hierarchical collective command structure.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Who are you?
Cytherian: [surprised] Interrogative!



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Re: Famous TNG Lines?
Posted by: davester
Date: September 08, 2008 11:57PM
Already said, but I think

"Resistance is futile"

is the piece de resistance, followed closely by...

Yar: "You are fully functional, aren't you?" Data: "Of course, but ..." Yar: "How fully?" Data: "In every way, of course. I have been programmed in multiple techniques, a broad variety of pleasuring ..."



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