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11th Jan '17 10:35:07 PM DGCatAniSiri
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* Worf's just proposed that he accept discommendation to K'mpec to protect the Empire from fracturing due to the traitorous actions of Duras. But he has a parting shot for Duras.
-->'''Worf:''' You are the son of a traitor. ''*slaps Duras backhanded across the face**''
** Made more impressive first by K'mpec's pleased nod - K'mpec might be supporting the suppression of the truth, but only to protect the Empire, not due to any abiding love for Duras - and the fact that in an episode of Deep Space Nine, Worf reveals that a strike with the back of the hand is a challenge to a duel to the death.
10th Jan '17 10:39:21 AM Ragitsu
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* Notice how quickly Captain Nu'Daq calls Worf "brother" during the Mexican standoff between them, the Cardassians and the Romulans. Considering how many other Klingons ridicule the Security Chief for having a Human upbringing/Human relations, his showing of solidarity is very refreshing.
8th Jan '17 5:05:25 PM wyattte
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* Q, while lounging in Picard's chair (a-gain) actually has the balls to condescend to Picard using ''Shakespeare'' quotes. There's an old saying: [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "never throw rocks at a man who's got a machine gun."]] To put it another way - don't try to out-Shakespeare Jean-Luc Picard.
-->'''Q:''' Hear this, Picard, and reflect. All the galaxy's a stage.
-->'''Picard:''' World, not galaxy. All the world's a stage.
-->'''Q:''' ''[dryly]'' Oh, you know that one. Well, if he were living now he would have said 'galaxy.' How about this? "Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
-->'''Picard:''' I see. So how we respond to a game tells you more about us than our real life, this tale told by an idiot? Interesting, Q.
-->'''Q:''' Oh, thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Perhaps maybe a little ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''?
-->'''Picard:''' Oh, no. I know ''Hamlet.'' And what he might've said with irony, I say with conviction. "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a ''god''."
-->'''Q:''' ''[jumps to his feet, aghast]'' Surely you don't really see your species like that, do you?
-->'''Picard:''' I see us one day becoming that, Q. [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Is it that what concerns you?]]
-->''[[[RageQuit Q immediately vanishes]]]''
30th Dec '16 10:37:42 PM wyattte
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-->'''Picard''': But you will still be here! In this place! Forever! Alone! Immortal! [''Armus begins growling''] That's your real fear, never to die. Never again to be united with those who left you here. [''Armus is screaming now''] I'm not taking you anywhere. [''beams out'']

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-->'''Picard''': [[FateWorseThanDeath But you will still be here! In this place! Forever! Alone! Immortal! Immortal!]] [''Armus begins growling''] That's your real fear, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever never to die. die.]] Never again to be united with those who left you here. [''Armus is screaming '''screaming''' now''] I'm not taking you anywhere. [''beams out'']



** Fun fact: Every time Doctor Crusher picked up a phaser, she hit her target. Now THAT'S surgical precision.

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** Fun fact: Every time Doctor Crusher picked up a phaser, she hit her target. Now THAT'S [[CombatMedic surgical precision.]]



* Picard finally gets his own back on Wesley Crusher when he suspects him of covering up the death of a cadet in a training accident. He beats him down in true Picard style:
-->'''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. If you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform.

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* Picard finally gets his own back on Wesley Crusher when he suspects him of covering up the death of a cadet in a training accident. He [[TakeThatScrappy beats him down down]] in true Picard style:
-->'''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. If you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform.
uniform! I'm going to make this simple for you, Mr. Crusher. [[IfYouWontIWill Either you come forward and tell Admiral Brand what really took place, or I will.]]
-->'''Wesley:''' Captain-
-->'''Picard:''' '''[[GetOut Dismissed!!!]]'''
30th Dec '16 9:53:29 PM DGCatAniSiri
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* At the start of the episode, Daimon Tog makes his initial 'pitch' for Lwaxana, which thoroughly unimpresses her. She turns to leave. When he remarks that "every woman has her price," she stops, gets a dangerous look on her face, and turns on him.
--> '''Lwaxana:''' Let's get one thing straight, little man. I am not for sale. And if, by some chance I were to become available, I would rather eat Orion wing-slugs than deal with a toad-faced troll like you! So go away and find someone else to become your property.
21st Dec '16 5:51:42 PM DGCatAniSiri
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* Considering that a lot of people [[NeverLiveItDown never let her live down]] how she treated Data in her first few episodes, Doctor Pulaski's defense of him making contact with and wanting to help Sarjenka, an alien girl on a pre-warp planet, to the point of arguing with Picard and staring down WORF, certainly counts.
--> '''Pulaski:''' My emotions are involved. Data's friend is going to die. That means something.
--> '''Worf:''' To Data.
--> '''Pulaski:''' Does that invalidate the emotion?
18th Dec '16 3:33:34 PM MikeW
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* Laxwana, finding out that Timicin is going to be kill himself as part of a planetary ritual when folks hit 60, goes to Picard to stop it. Picard says he can't as the Prime Directive prevents him from such interference.
-->'''Laxwana''': Well, it's ''your'' Prime Directive, not ''mine!''
15th Dec '16 5:17:28 PM eowynjedi
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* When informed that the Odan symbiont will die before the replacement host arrives, Riker immediately asks if it could be transferred to ''him''. Nobody suggests it to him, and when informed that the risks are great, he insists anyway. Why? To save Odan, but also to negotiate peace between two moons that aren't really important to anyone but themselves. But war is war anywhere, and he's willing to risk his own life to avert it even if they never return to Alpha or Beta Moon.
13th Dec '16 6:30:26 PM psionycx
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* Spock is no less awesome after all these years, as his rejection of complying with Sela's demands, which practically causes steam to spew from her ears, demonstrates:
-->'''Spock:''' I will not read this or any other statement.
-->'''Sela:''' If you do not, you will die. All of you will die.
-->'''Spock:''' Since it is logical to conclude that you will kill us in any event, I choose not to cooperate.
-->'''Sela:''' I ''hate'' Vulcans. I hate the logic. I hate the arrogance.
10th Dec '16 1:23:35 PM WhosAsking
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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.

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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).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.
done. Also give a nod to the machines, not only for demonstrating sentience (primarily by demonstrating a self-preservation motive) but also demonstrating their ability to come up with a better plan to save Picard and La Forge. Whereas the humans' plan involved sacrificing all three of them, their plan (which worked) ended up only sacrificing one of them. In one act, they demonstrated both their ability to sacrifice themselves if needed and their ability to find a way to minimize that loss.
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