History Awesome / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

20th Jul '16 6:33:12 AM bobfrank
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* Geordi, while injured and stuck down in a pit, abandoned on the surface of a hostile planet, uses some nuggets of metal he finds, plus a phaser for heat and clay/mud for structure, to forge a pair of improvised climbing pitons.
14th Jul '16 2:30:37 AM StClair
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* The scene where the Admiral tries to make people on the ''Enterprise'' obey his orders and outrank Picard and all of them stand against him. Worf's defiant BadassArmFold in particular is great.

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* The scene where the Admiral tries to make people pull rank on Picard and give orders to the other ''Enterprise'' obey his orders and outrank Picard officers, and all of them stand against him. Worf's defiant BadassArmFold in particular is great.
14th Jul '16 2:27:02 AM StClair
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-->'''Hawking:''' Wrong again, Albert. (Shows his Four of a Kind)

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-->'''Hawking:''' Wrong [[AC:Wrong again, Albert. (Shows Albert.]] (shows his Four of a Kind)
14th Jul '16 2:16:22 AM StClair
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-->Picard: The Admiral is taking the position that Lal's development should be overseen by the most experienced personnel.
-->Data: Then he is questioning my ability as a parent?
-->Picard: In a manner of speaking.
-->Data: Does the Admiral have children?
-->Picard: Yes, I believe he does, Data. Why?
-->Data: I am forced to wonder how much experience he had as a parent when his first child was born.

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-->Picard: -->'''Picard''': The Admiral is taking the position that Lal's development should be overseen by the most experienced personnel.
-->Data: -->'''Data''': Then he is questioning my ability as a parent?
-->Picard: -->'''Picard''': In a manner of speaking.
-->Data: -->'''Data''': Does the Admiral have children?
-->Picard: -->'''Picard''': Yes, I believe he does, Data. Why?
-->Data: -->'''Data''': I am forced to wonder how much experience he had as a parent when his first child was born.
14th Jul '16 2:10:57 AM StClair
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* Roga Danar, the walking SuperSoldier of awesome from "The Hunted". He basically spends the entire episode staying one step ahead of the entire ''Enterprise'' crew, and kicking multitudes of ass wherever he goes. And he has [[ComabtPragmatist no problems]] fighting dirty, knowing how dire his situation is. And he's just ''one'' of the numerous genetically enhanced soldiers.
** His first scene has him shrugging of two stun setting phaser blasts.
** The most amazing thing was when the ''Enterprise'' crew finally had to transfer him to his native police force's ship. You see the transporter beam take hold, but suddenly, Rogan successfully ''resists being transported'' before escaping, before that moment, no ''Trek'' character had ''ever'' achieved that!
* Mention must be made of Worf casually sauntering over to an overloading phaser to turn it off.

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* Roga Danar, the walking SuperSoldier of awesome from "The Hunted". He basically spends the entire episode staying one step ahead of the entire ''Enterprise'' crew, and kicking multitudes of ass wherever he goes. And he has [[ComabtPragmatist [[CombatPragmatist no problems]] fighting dirty, knowing how dire his situation is. And he's just ''one'' of the numerous genetically enhanced soldiers.
** His first scene has him shrugging of off two stun "stun" setting phaser blasts.
** The most amazing thing was when When the ''Enterprise'' crew finally had is forced to transfer him to his native police force's ship. You see the transporter beam take hold, but suddenly, Rogan successfully ship, Roga ''resists being transported'' before escaping, before that moment, something which no ''Trek'' character had ''ever'' achieved that!
done before!
* Mention must be made of Worf casually sauntering over to an overloading phaser to turn it off.



* Q's moment in "Déjà Q" after being [[KarmicTransformation turned human by the Continuum]] and dumped [[NakedOnArrival stark naked]] on the deck of the ''Enterprise''. No, that's not the awesome bit (though the DVD commentary reveals it ''was'' one for John De Lancie). The awesome bit comes later. After a while of getting used to the fact that the crew (especially Guinan) really, ''really'' hates him, he can't do ''anything'' [[BroughtDownToNormal without his powers]], and at least one of the species he's tormented in the past has come back for vengeance, Q is bewildered when Data nearly gets himself killed trying to protect Q from the Callamarain. After a while of trying to absorb this fact, and an "I'm not your father confessor" speech from Picard, Q heads for sickbay and gives a (for once) quiet Data the following speech:

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* Q's moment in "Déjà Q" after being [[KarmicTransformation turned human by the Continuum]] and dumped [[NakedOnArrival stark naked]] on the deck of the ''Enterprise''. No, that's not the awesome bit (though the DVD commentary reveals it ''was'' one for John De Lancie). The awesome bit Lancie), that comes later. After a while of getting used to the fact that the crew (especially Guinan) really, ''really'' hates him, he can't do ''anything'' [[BroughtDownToNormal without his powers]], and at least one of the species he's tormented in the past has come back for vengeance, Q is bewildered when Data nearly gets himself killed trying to protect Q from the Callamarain. After a while of trying to absorb this fact, and an "I'm not your father confessor" speech from Picard, Q heads for sickbay and gives a (for once) quiet Data the following speech:
13th Jul '16 5:20:38 PM wyattte
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* The whole dance scene, for both Crusher and Data (and by proxy Gates [=McFadden=] and Brent Spiner). Gates [=McFadden=] finally got to show off her dancing skills in this episode, and of course, she's excellent.



* Picard puts the particularly nasty [[KnightTemplar Admiral Norah Satie]] in her place and exposes her as the paranoid witch hunter she is after being put on trial by her by quoting her father on the subject of curtailing life's liberties for the sake of the "greater good" just to piss her off and [[VillainousBreakdown goad her]] [[MotiveRant into a rant]].

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* Picard puts the particularly nasty [[KnightTemplar Admiral Norah Satie]] in her place and exposes her as the paranoid witch hunter she is after being put on trial by her by quoting her father on the subject of curtailing life's liberties for the sake of the "greater good" just good." [[BreakThemByTalking Just to piss her off and and]] [[VillainousBreakdown goad her]] [[MotiveRant into a rant]].



* The Chief of Starfleet Security, Admiral Henry shows how much he cares for her rant by walking out of the room right in the middle of it.

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* The Chief of Starfleet Security, Admiral Henry shows how much he cares for her rant by [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere walking out of the room room]] right in the middle of it.
1st Jul '16 1:13:14 AM WhosAsking
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* The end of the ep has Data's great moment. Riker is feeling despondent about betraying a friend, when Data comes to get him. Riker is ashamed at his part in the trial. But Data, showing one of humanity's more positive traits, understanding, invites him to the victory party anyway, stating that Riker [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]], thus showing that [[EmotionalEmotionlessPerson Data is in fact deeply grateful for the sacrifice Riker made]]. As he points out, Riker's actions were to Data's benefit, preventing the judge from summarily ruling against him, and caused Riker himself emotional harm. Sadly, this was a military hearing and thus did not set legal precedent in either the status of civilians or civil court cases, as Lal and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the Doctor]] discover. It set a precedent for Data, though, who would use this episode as the basis for his insubordination in the season 6 episode "The Quality of Life", in which he refuses to order machines to their destruction to save Picard and [=LaForge=], because they have demonstrated sentience. Standing up to his superiors on that moral ground, even to the point of being at risk of court-martial, took courage. Even Picard compliments him later that his actions were "the most human thing" he had ever done.

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* The end of the ep has Data's great moment. Riker is feeling despondent about betraying a friend, when Data comes to get him. Riker is ashamed at his part in the trial. But Data, showing one of humanity's more positive traits, understanding, invites him to the victory party anyway, stating that Riker [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]], thus showing that [[EmotionalEmotionlessPerson Data is in fact deeply grateful for the sacrifice Riker made]]. As he points out, Riker's actions were to Data's benefit, preventing the judge from summarily ruling against him, and caused Riker himself emotional harm. Sadly, this was a military hearing and thus did not set legal precedent in either the status of civilians or civil court cases, as Lal and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the Doctor]] discover. It set a precedent for Data, though, who would use this episode as the basis for his insubordination in the season 6 episode "The Quality of Life", in which he refuses to order machines to their destruction to save Picard and [=LaForge=], because they have demonstrated sentience. Standing up to his superiors on that moral ground, even to the point of being at risk of court-martial, took courage. Even Picard compliments him later that his actions were "the most human thing" he had ever done.
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* "The Measure of a Man" (see Season 2) set a precedent for Data, who would use that episode as the basis for his insubordination here. He refuses to order machines to their destruction to save Picard and [=LaForge=], because they have demonstrated sentience (a pretty neat feat in itself). Standing up to his superiors on that moral ground, even to the point of being at risk of court-martial, took courage. Even Picard compliments him later that his actions were "the most human thing" he had ever done.
28th Jun '16 9:56:41 PM DGCatAniSiri
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* Maybe not as spectacular as other examples, but the fact that, despite raging against the policy and being utterly against the very concept, she still decides that she will stand at Timicin's side, be beside the man she loves as he kills himself, is one of these for Lwaxana. She hates the policy, believes it should not continue, but here, when it is important for him, she swallows her pride and says 'I don't agree, but I will be there with you' is both heartwarming and awesome, considering the strength of will that is [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, and Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed.]]


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** 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.
28th Jun '16 9:44:15 PM DGCatAniSiri
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* Riker's LoopholeAbuse to remove Captain Kargan from command, after his [[InsaneTrollLogic deciding that a bacterial infection on his ship is an attack on the part of the Enterprise]], without killing him. He pulls out the emergency transponder that Worf gave him where Kargan will see it and take it, resulting in Worf transporting Kargan off the ship and Riker taking command. He then demands Enterprise's 'surrender,' which Picard gives and they proceed to repair the ship.
11th Jun '16 3:13:10 PM Abstruse
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* When Data is first informed of the Admiral's intention of taking Lal away, they have the following discussion:
-->Picard: The Admiral is taking the position that Lal's development should be overseen by the most experienced personnel.
-->Data: Then he is questioning my ability as a parent?
-->Picard: In a manner of speaking.
-->Data: Does the Admiral have children?
-->Picard: Yes, I believe he does, Data. Why?
-->Data: I am forced to wonder how much experience he had as a parent when his first child was born.
**Someone give that android a mic so he can drop it!
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