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4th Jun '17 12:32:59 PM nombretomado
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** It ''would'' have been more awesome had the supposed superweapon not epically failed to work. As TVTropes has pointed out several times, even a CurbStompBattle CAN be awesome. The looks on the crew's faces (and the viewers' at home) when the Borg completely NoSell their alleged superweapon was priceless. Keep in mind that everyone watching it at the time was left hanging with that last awesome exchange ''for an entire summer''. It may lose the impact when the cliffhanger's resolved on the next DVD you popped in, but at the time that was pretty much the greatest season finale ever put to screen that didn't involve [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR getting shot]].

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** It ''would'' have been more awesome had the supposed superweapon not epically failed to work. As TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes has pointed out several times, even a CurbStompBattle CAN be awesome. The looks on the crew's faces (and the viewers' at home) when the Borg completely NoSell their alleged superweapon was priceless. Keep in mind that everyone watching it at the time was left hanging with that last awesome exchange ''for an entire summer''. It may lose the impact when the cliffhanger's resolved on the next DVD you popped in, but at the time that was pretty much the greatest season finale ever put to screen that didn't involve [[Series/{{Dallas}} JR getting shot]].
22nd Apr '17 4:18:32 PM wyattte
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* Troi beats Data - '''Data''' - at three-dimensional chess. Holy crap!
22nd Apr '17 9:04:14 AM wyattte
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* Even when he has amnesia and he's placed into false pretenses of a war, Picard ''still'' manages a PatrickStewartSpeech, and ultimately refuses to destroy the Lysian central command center. Being a LawfulGood is just in his blood.
-->'''Picard:''' I feel as though I've been handed a weapon, sent into a room, and told to shoot a stranger. Well, I need some moral context to justify that action! And I don't have it. I'm not content simply to [[JustFollowingOrders obey orders.]] I need to know that what I am doing is right!
26th Mar '17 9:40:55 AM moloch
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* Mention needs to be made of the opening scene, where Creator/StephenHawking plays a hologram of himself, and beats Data, Issac Newton and Albert Einstein [[https://youtu.be/mg8_cKxJZJY at poker]]:

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* Mention needs to be made of the opening scene, where Creator/StephenHawking plays a hologram of himself, and beats Data, Issac Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein [[https://youtu.be/mg8_cKxJZJY at poker]]:
15th Mar '17 11:41:58 PM ShorinBJ
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* Captain Dathon's HeroicSacrifice. He puts his own life on the line just for a chance to bridge the gap between the Tamarians and the Federation.


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* Guinan's ability to bring Picard up short by calling Ensign Ro a friend.
11th Mar '17 6:44:49 AM ShorinBJ
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* Data has his day when he is put in command of a ship with a really insubordinate First Officer. At the critical moment of executing his plan to find a cloaked Romulan convoy, the officer is being difficult and Data snaps at him, saying coldly, "Carry out your orders or I will relieve you of duty." It's a moment that took everyone, both character and viewer, off guard to see the android get that tough. Earlier on, the XO comes to Data requesting a transfer. When grilled on why, he admits that he doesn't feel Data would make a good captain because he is an android. Data's response? "I understand your concerns. *{{beat}}* Request denied." The look on the guy's face is priceless. What's even cooler is when Data flat out disobeys Picard on a hunch, and turns out to be right! The very same XO who showed him no respect addresses him as "''Captain''," showing that Data has earned his respect in full. Further building on that, Data comes to Picard, willingly submits himself for disciplinary action for disobeying orders, and gets off with an enthusiastic "Nicely done!" from his CO. And of course, one must remember that Picard was initially reluctant to give Data command of a ship, so Data ''guilt-tripped him into it''.

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* Data has his day when he is put in command of a ship with a really insubordinate First Officer. At the critical moment of executing his plan to find a cloaked Romulan convoy, the officer is being difficult and Data snaps at him, saying coldly, "Carry out your orders or I will relieve you of duty." It's a moment that took everyone, both character and viewer, off guard to see the android get that tough. Earlier on, the XO comes to Data requesting a transfer. When grilled on why, he admits that he doesn't feel Data would make a good captain because he is an android. Data's response? "I understand your concerns. *{{beat}}* Request denied." The look on the guy's face is priceless. What's even cooler is when Data flat out disobeys Picard on a hunch, and turns out to be right! The very same XO who showed him no respect addresses him as "''Captain''," showing that Data has earned his respect in full. Further building on that, Data comes to Picard, willingly submits himself for disciplinary action for disobeying orders, and gets off with an enthusiastic "Nicely done!" from his CO. And of course, one must remember that Picard was initially reluctant to give Data command of a ship, so Data ''guilt-tripped him into it''.



-->'''Picard:''' The claim "I was only following orders" has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history. Starfleet does not want officers who will blindly follow orders without analyzing the situation. Your actions were appropriate for the circumstances, and I have noted that in your record.

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-->'''Picard:''' The claim "I was only following orders" has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history. Starfleet does not doesn't want officers who will blindly follow orders without analyzing the situation. Your actions were appropriate for the circumstances, and I have noted that in your record. ''[Data turns to leave]'' Mr. Data? Nicely done.
10th Mar '17 12:10:07 AM ShorinBJ
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* Worf's line after beating up the spy J'dan for trying to bribe him:
-->'''Worf:''' (holding J'Dan against a wall) I don't know how you transferred secret technology to the Romulans, but I ''will'' find out. And when I do, the Empire will put you to a ''slow death''.
** Actually, let's bring up the whole sequence of events: Worf is escorting J'Dan from the interrogation to his quarters. The whole time J'Dan is talking, making allusions to the discommendation Worf accepted. Worf is completely non-responsive to every word... Until they enter J'Dan's quarters and the doors close, at which point Worf delivers an OffhandBackhand to J'Dan and kicks his ass without breaking a sweat.

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* Worf's line after beating up the spy J'dan for trying to bribe him:
-->'''Worf:''' (holding J'Dan against a wall) I don't know how you transferred secret technology to the Romulans, but I ''will'' find out. And when I do, the Empire will put you to a ''slow death''.
** Actually, let's bring up the whole sequence of events:
Worf is escorting J'Dan from the interrogation to his quarters. The whole time J'Dan is talking, making allusions to the discommendation Worf accepted.accepted, then offering to get it reversed if Worf helps him escape. Worf is completely non-responsive to every word... Until they enter J'Dan's quarters and the doors close, at which point Worf delivers an OffhandBackhand to J'Dan and kicks his ass without breaking a sweat.
-->'''Worf:''' ''[holding J'Dan against a wall]'' I don't know how you transferred secret information to the Romulans, but I ''will'' find out. And when we inform the Klingon High Council, they will put you to a ''slow death''.
23rd Feb '17 11:02:41 AM ShorinBJ
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* Also his entrance to Duras's bridge. Duras sneers that Worf is discommodated and in no position to issue the Rite of Vengeance on a Klingon vessel. Worf steps forward.

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* Also his entrance to Duras's bridge. Duras sneers that Worf is discommodated discommendated and in no position to issue the Rite of Vengeance on a Klingon vessel. Worf steps forward.



* Fellow Federation Captain Benjamin Maxwell is convinced the Cardassians are up to no good, and nearly starts a war by attacking a Cardassian convoy with his own starship. Picard is ready and willing to fire on Maxwell's ship to keep him from attacking again, and only because O'Brien can talk him down from destroying the Cardassian ship does the situation end peacefully. Then, right when the Cardassian representatives turned to leave, Picard delivers this bomb:

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* Fellow Federation Captain Benjamin Maxwell is convinced the Cardassians are up to no good, and nearly starts a war by attacking a Cardassian convoy with his own starship. Picard is ready and willing to fire on Maxwell's ship to keep him from attacking again, and only because O'Brien can talk him down from destroying the Cardassian ship does the situation end peacefully. Then, right when the Cardassian representatives turned representative turns to leave, Picard delivers this bomb:



** Actually, let's bring up the whole sequence of events: Worf is escorting J'Dan from the interrogation to his quarters. The whole time J'Dan is talking, making allusions to the discommendation Worf accepted. Worf is completely non-responsive to every word... Until they enter J'Dan's quarters and the doors close, at which point Worf delivers and OffhandBackhand to J'Dan and kicks his ass without breaking a sweat.

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** Actually, let's bring up the whole sequence of events: Worf is escorting J'Dan from the interrogation to his quarters. The whole time J'Dan is talking, making allusions to the discommendation Worf accepted. Worf is completely non-responsive to every word... Until they enter J'Dan's quarters and the doors close, at which point Worf delivers and an OffhandBackhand to J'Dan and kicks his ass without breaking a sweat.



** There's also Picard's response specifically to him letting Data off with the 'nicely done.'
--> '''Picard:''' The claim, 'I was only following orders' has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history. Starfleet does not want officers who will blindly follow orders without analyzing the situation. Your actions were appropriate for the circumstances, and I have noted that in your record.

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** There's also Picard's response specifically to him letting Data off with the 'nicely done.'
--> '''Picard:'''
practically asking to be disciplined.
-->'''Picard:'''
The claim, 'I claim "I was only following orders' orders" has been used to justify too many tragedies in our history. Starfleet does not want officers who will blindly follow orders without analyzing the situation. Your actions were appropriate for the circumstances, and I have noted that in your record.



* Even if you don't like him, Wesley and Robin Lefler saved the entire ship from [[ItMakesSenseInContext a video-game that controls people's minds]]. Everyone is under control, the only person who could stop it (Data) has been disabled by [[spoiler: Dr Crusher]] and the ship is close to 'Infecting' another ship with the game, so what does he do? [[spoiler: He lets himself be found, distracting the crew long enough for Data to be repaired and save the day]].

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* Even if you don't like him, Wesley and Robin Lefler saved the entire ship from [[ItMakesSenseInContext a video-game that controls people's minds]]. Everyone is under control, the only person who could stop it (Data) has been disabled by [[spoiler: Dr Crusher]] and the ship is close to 'Infecting' another ship with the game, so what does he do? [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He lets himself be found, distracting the crew long enough for Data to be repaired and save the day]].



* In Berlinghoff Rasmussen, a time-traveler from the 22nd century (but using a 26th-century timepod) has spent the entire episode stealing technological devices from the ''Enterprise'' with the intention of returning to his time and "inventing" one a year. His ultimate prize is Data, whom he cons into getting into the timepod with him. However, when he tries to stun him with a phaser, he finds that the ''Enterprise'' crew has deactivated it. Data waits a beat, then delivers a line that's a CrowningMomentOfFunny as well as awesome.

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* In Berlinghoff Rasmussen, a time-traveler from the 22nd century (but using a 26th-century timepod) has spent the entire episode stealing technological devices from the ''Enterprise'' with the intention of returning to his time and "inventing" one a year. His ultimate prize is Data, whom he cons into getting into the timepod with him. However, when he tries to stun him with a phaser, he finds that the ''Enterprise'' crew has deactivated it. Data waits a beat, then delivers a line that's a CrowningMomentOfFunny as well as awesome.



-->'''Crusher''': I am delighted that Worf is going to recover. You gambled, he won. Not all of your patients are so lucky. You scare me, Doctor. You risk your patients' lives and justify it in the name of research. Genuine research takes time. Sometimes a lifetime of painstaking, detailed work in order to get any results. Not for you. You take short cuts. Right through living tissue. You put your research ahead of your patients' lives. And as far as I'm concerned, that's a violation of our most sacred trust. I'm sure your work will be hailed as a stunning breakthrough. Enjoy your laurels, Doctor. I'm not sure I could.
** Riker is asked by Worf to give him an honorable death, as he cannot function as a paraplegic. He spends the episode debating if he can do this, then comes to Worf, telling him how little he likes the very idea, considering this to be Worf simply giving up. Then, he says that if it were his place, he would still help him die... But it's not his place. It's Alexander's, his son. But Riker has figured that Worf really can't bring himself to "look at your son and tell him to bring you the knife. Watch you stab it into your heart, then pull the knife from your chest and wipe your blood on his sleeve." So he walks out, leading Worf to decide to risk the treatment that Russell has offered him.

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-->'''Crusher''': I am delighted that Worf is going to recover. You gambled, he won. Not all of your patients are so lucky. You scare me, Doctor. You risk your patients' lives and justify it in the name of research. Genuine research takes time. Sometimes a lifetime of painstaking, detailed work in order to get any results. Not for you. You take short cuts.shortcuts. Right through living tissue. You put your research ahead of your patients' lives. And as far as I'm concerned, that's a violation of our most sacred trust. I'm sure your work will be hailed as a stunning breakthrough. Enjoy your laurels, Doctor. I'm not sure I could.
** Riker is asked by Worf to give him an honorable death, as he cannot function as a paraplegic. He spends the episode debating if he can do this, then comes to Worf, telling him how little he likes the very idea, considering this to be Worf simply giving up. Then, he says that if it were his place, he would still help him die... But it's not his place. It's Alexander's, ''Alexander's'', his son. But Riker has figured that Worf really can't bring himself to "look at your son and tell him to bring you the knife. Watch you stab it into your heart, then pull the knife from your chest and wipe your blood on his sleeve." So he walks out, leading Worf to decide to risk the treatment that Russell has offered him.
22nd Feb '17 11:42:23 PM ShorinBJ
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--> '''Duras''': This is not your world, Human. You do not command here\\

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--> '''Duras''': This is not your world, Human. human. You do not command here\\here.\\
22nd Feb '17 11:38:21 PM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Q:''' Oh, ''very'' clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?

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-->'''Q:''' Oh, ''very'' clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?
lately?[[note]]A somewhat feeble taunt, considering Worf graduated Starfleet Academy and presumably got a fair bit of book learning in the process[[/note]]



** Someone give that android a mic so he can drop it!

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** Someone give that android a mic so he can drop it!
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