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[[folder:Season One]]
[[AC:Encounter at Farpoint]]
* The saucer separation, showing off VisualEffectsOfAwesome never seen before in the history of Trek television, signifying many awesome moments yet to come

[[AC:The Naked Now]]

[[AC:Code of Honor]]

[[AC:The Last Outpost]]

[[AC:Where No One Has Gone Before]]
* Okay, it kind of left them in a bit of a bind, but the sequence where the Traveler gets the Enterprise to travel at [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale previously unimaginable speeds]] is pretty cool.

[[AC:Lonely Among Us]]


[[AC:The Battle]]

[[AC:Hide and Q]]


[[AC:The Big Goodbye]]

* Three words: '''''[[TakeThatScrappy "SHUT UP, WESLEY!"]]'''''

[[AC:Angel One]]


[[AC:Too Short a Season]]

[[AC:When the Bough Breaks]]
* Wesley teaching all the kids about passive resistance, ie, starving themselves so their "adopted" parents would concede and give them back to their ''actual'' parents.

[[AC:Home Soil]]

[[AC:Coming of Age]]

[[AC:Heart of Glory]]
* Worf gets an awesome moment near the end where he owns the renegade Klingon Korris.
-->'''Korris:''' "I don't care what you look like. ''YOU ARE NO KLINGON!!''"
-->'''Worf''' "Perhaps not." [Zaps him with a phaser]
* The PatrickStewartSpeech Worf gives Korris:
-->'''Worf:''' ''"Brother, it is you who does not see. You look for battles in the wrong place. The true test of a warrior is not without. It is within! [points to his chest] Here! '''Here''' is where we meet the challenge! It is the weaknesses in here a warrior must overcome!"''

[[AC:The Arsenal of Freedom]]
* The episode is one long [=CMOA=] for Geordi. [[YouAreInCommandNow Left in command by Picard]] and faced with an attack from an invisible drone, he first defends his command from an increasingly pushy chief engineer who insists on taking command himself, even though Picard is the only one who can retake command from Geordi. Second, realizing how bad things are, he decides to actually have the ''Enterprise'' do what she was designed to do--separate, so that half the ship can get to safety while he takes the other half back into battle to rescue the away team on Minos. Finally, he comes up with a plan that averts FrictionlessReentry and [[InvisibilityFlicker exposes the drone]] so that Worf can destroy it.


[[AC:Skin of Evil]]
* In "Skin of Evil", the ''Enterprise'' crew encounters Armus, an alien being who murders Tasha Yar, and attacks Riker, then [[EvilGloating sadistically gloats about it]] to Counselor Troi, trapped in a downed shuttlecraft. Throughout the episode, the ''Enterprise'' crew tries to reason with Armus, but Picard decides to have one last word with him:
-->'''Picard''': You say you are true evil? Shall I tell you what true evil is? It is to submit to you. It is when we surrender our freedom, our dignity, instead of defying you.
-->'''Armus''': I will kill you and those in there!
-->'''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.
* While Armus is distracted by rage, Picard gets Counselor Troi and her shuttlecraft mates beamed onboard, along with himself. He then destroys the crashed shuttle and has Armus' planet declared off-limits, to ensure nobody ever faces Armus again.
* Troi gets some pretty solid knocks against Armus as well, knowing that while he says he killed Tasha for his amusement, it actually brought him none. Despite the fact that Armus is holding her hostage, one gets the impression that she's the one in control.
* Abrupt as her being killed by Armus is, the fact that her last words are effectively a ShutUpHannibal to what claims to be the discarded negative thoughts and emotions (literally pure evil) is pretty impressive.
-->'''Tasha:''' We're not going without our shuttle crew.
-->'''Armus:''' I warn you.
-->'''Tasha:''' Enough! We have people who need attention. We won't hurt you, but we must help them.

[[AC:We'll Always Have Paris]]

* Admiral Quinn is infected with a parasitic species who attempts to get Riker infested. Riker fights back and summons security before being knocked unconscious. The response team is La Forge and Worf who fight back as well, but are also knocked out. Then Doctor Crusher arrives and [[BewareTheNiceOnes manages to take the admiral down with a sustained phaser blast.]]
** Fun fact: Every time Doctor Crusher picked up a phaser, she hit her target. Now THAT'S surgical precision.
*** She once blew a hole in the chest of an alien that had a decentralized organ system--and when that didn't slow him down she shot him again to vaporize the rest of him. Hardcore.

[[AC:The Neutral Zone]]

[[folder:Season Two]]
[[AC:The Child]]

[[AC:Where Silence Has Lease]]

[[AC:Elementary, Dear Data]]

[[AC:The Outrageous Okona]]

[[AC:Loud as a Whisper]]

[[AC:The Schizoid Man]]

[[AC:Unnatural Selection]]

[[AC:A Matter of Honor]]

[[AC:The Measure of a Man]]
* When Picard is on the defense hearing to determine whether Data is considered property and goes on the counterattack. He asserts that this hearing would determine whether the Federation is capable of making a leap of a moral imagination to realize Data is a sentient being by most meaningful criteria and to rule him property is to sanction slavery. The fact he wins the argument by opening the eyes of the Judge to this innovative expansion of moral principle is a crowning moment where Picard shows why the United Federation of Planets is worth fighting for.
-->'''Picard:''' Your Honor, Starfleet was founded to seek out new life; well, ''THERE IT SITS!''
* He was going up against ''Riker's'' Moment of Awesome. Forced into the role of prosecutor by the overseeing JAG officer (who would have ruled summarily against Data if he hadn't accepted), Riker does a damn good job in that role, much to his own dismay. Picard later confided to Guinan that "he almost convinced ''me.''"
-->'''Riker:''' Data is a physical representation of a dream, an idea conceived of by the mind of a man. Its purpose? To serve human needs and interests. It is a collection of neural nets and heuristic algorithms. Its responses are dictated by an elaborate software program written by a man. The hardware was built by a man. And now a man will shut it off.
-->''Flips Data's off switch''
-->'''Riker:''' Pinocchio is broken. Its strings have been cut.
* Not to mention Guinan, who calmly gives Picard a BreakingSpeech because he doesn't yet grasp the UnfortunateImplications of the legal proceedings and is about to concede defeat:
-->'''Guinan:''' Consider that in the history of many worlds, there have always been disposable creatures. They do the dirty work. They do the work that no one else wants to do because it's too difficult or too hazardous. And an army of Datas, all disposable... You don't have to think about their welfare, you don't think about how they feel. [[WhamLine Whole generations of disposable people.]]
-->'''Picard:''' You're talking about slavery.
-->'''Guinan:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, I think that's a little harsh.]]
** After she says "Whole generations of disposable people", she pauses and just takes a long, slow drink from her glass. In that moment, she shows that she knows she's made her point.
* 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.

[[AC:The Dauphin]]


[[AC:The Royale]]

[[AC:Time Squared]]

[[AC:The Icarus Factor]]

[[AC:Pen Pals]]

[[AC:Q Who]]
* Q attempts to join the ''Enterprise'''s crew, saying they would need his help against the dangers of the galaxy. Picard snidely refuses, saying they are more than ready for any threat, and so Q hurls them across the galaxy to face the Borg. After failing to heed Q's warnings and losing eighteen members of his crew to the Borg, Riker tries to accuse Q of being responsible for their deaths instead of Picard. Q's only response? (The way this line is delivered is absolutely ''chilling.'' With two words, Q proves he's just as dark, dangerous, sinister, and powerful as he is foppish and amusing.)
-->'''Q''': "Oh, ''please.''"
* Awesome moment for the Borg, near the end of the episode. Picard has wisely decided to get the hell away from the damaged Borg ship, which starts regenerating itself and tears after the ''Enterprise'' in hot pursuit. During the chase, there's this incredible moment where Picard and Riker are watching the Borg ship repair itself after taking a half-dozen torpedoes to the face, and we see this NecroCam style closeup of the Borg ship ''knitting itself back together circuit by circuit.'' The perfect OhCrap moment.
* Picard also gets one near the end of the episode when he swallows his pride and delivers one of the greatest AintTooProudToBeg speeches ''ever'':
-->'''Picard:''' You wanted to frighten us. We're frightened. You wanted to show us that we were inadequate. For the moment... I grant that. You wanted me to say ''I need you''? ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I!]]'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis NEED YOU!]]'''
::: And Q smirks, snaps his fingers, and sends them all back to Federation space. Point to Picard - the way he delivers it sounds less like being scared into humility than, "This is ''ridiculous.'' You want me to beg? ''Fine.'' You've thrown us against an unbeatable enemy and eighteen of my crew are dead. ''I'm begging.''"
* And then there's Q and Picard's final exchange, where Q rightly chides him for the smug sense of superiority that permeated most of the first two seasons.
-->'''Q:''' If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not ''safe'' out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the ''timid''.
* Picard gets a subtle moment from this final exchange. The reason Q gives the aforementioned verbal slap down is because Picard had tried to call him out on using such a brutal method to teach them about the dangers of the galaxy. Q was right to do so, but you have to admit that it takes brass balls to try and call out a god just after he's wrecked your shit. It's a reminder that Q may have humbled Picard, but the Captain won't lose his dignity.
* Best of all? Picard ''actually learned from this''. In an episodic series from a time when character development was mostly forgotten by the end of the episode, for the rest of the series and into the movies, Picard not only lost his sense of superiority, but viewed each new and unexpected situation with a sense of wonder ''and'' trepidation. Q basically told him that he was being far too arrogant, and Picard ''agreed''.

[[AC:Samaritan Snare]]

[[AC:Up the Long Ladder]]


[[AC:The Emissary]]

[[AC:Peak Performance]]
* The Zakdorn strategist Kolrami gets a good line in against Riker, who's captaining [[TheAllegedCar the obsolete and extremely-stripped-down]] USS ''Hathaway:''
-->'''Riker:''' What's the Zakdornian word for "mismatch"?
-->'''Kolrami:''' ''Challenge!'' We do not whine about the inequities of life.
* Data winds up playing Kolrami (an insufferable {{Jerkass}}) at his favorite game and ''loses''. Data is initially perturbed (in his own way) and wonders if he is defective. When he's convinced he's not, he has a re-match with Kolrami. This time he plays for a draw instead and matches his opponent's every move - forcing Kolrami to concede in frustration. [[note]]To put this in full perspective, the game they were playing, Stratagaema, normally ends within 100 moves, due to the rules of the game. Kolrami absolutely stuffs Data in the first match, winning in less than 50 moves. In the second game, when Data doesn't try to win but only fight to a draw, the game goes to just over ''35,000 moves'' before Kolrami gives up. Everyone around comments that ''they didn't even know the game could GO that long''[[/note]]
-->'''Data:''' I busted him up!

[[AC:Shades of Gray]]

[[folder:Season Three]]

[[AC:The Ensigns of Command]]
* Picard opposes the arrogant and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat oppressively legalistic]] Sheliak, who flog the treaty between them and the Federation and refuse to compromise on the matter of an unexpected colony that would take weeks to move off a planet the Sheliak want. By searching the treaty, Picard finds a way to outmaneuver them and makes them sweat. When he knows he's got the Sheliak on the ropes, he terminates communications and waits for them to call back. Once they start hailing, he stands around letting the hailing tone sound, then casually walks across the bridge, [[WhiteGloveTest checks the commissioning plaque on the wall for dust]], and finally wanders back to the center of the bridge before putting them onscreen. The closest Picard has ever gotten to "You know what? ''Fuck you.''" in the entire series.
-->'''Riker:''' You enjoyed that.
-->'''Picard:''' You're damned right.
* During the same episode, Data convincing the colonists (who would rather fight) to leave by practically destroying their colony's miles-long aqueduct system ''with a single phaser''. He then brilliantly explains that the Sheliak are far more powerful than he is and that the colonists would have no chance whatsoever.
-->'''Data''': (After zapping the guards) That was the stun setting. This is not.

[[AC:The Survivors]]

[[AC:Who Watches the Watchers]]
* Just about everything Captain Picard does, absolutely refusing to inflict any religion on the society, rather going directly against the Prime Directive. Moreover, his kind and respectful treatment of Nuria and her people is beyond awesome.

[[AC:The Bonding]]

[[AC:Booby Trap]]
* The ''Enterprise'' gets stuck in a trap that drains the ship's power and blasts it with lethal radiation. After working for hours, Geordi says the only shot they have at getting out is to get a short push from the impulse engines and then use maneuvering thrusters to get past the asteroids around them. It seems that giving the computer maneuvering control ''might'' be the best way... but he doesn't buy it, and thinks a human pilot has a better chance. Picard agrees and ''takes the helm himself'', even using the gravity of a large asteroid to give them the last bit of momentum they need to get free (something the computer probably never would have been able to do).

[[AC:The Enemy]]
* The Enterprise is facing down a Romulan warbird which has every reason to blow them out of the sky, and with the shields up Picard's losing his chance to rescue his officer and the second Romulan whose presence would stop the imminent battle. He opens a channel to the enemy ship, says basically "We've both got powerful ships and well trained crews ready to die for this, but the only way we're going to avoid starting a war is by trusting each other" and drops the shields. ''In front of a fully armed Romulan warbird''. His engineer is rescued, the return of the Romulan officer avoids a battle, and two enemies move one small step towards peace. All it took was one quick speech and ''balls the size of a planet''.

[[AC:The Price]]

[[AC:The Vengeance Factor]]

[[AC:The Defector]]
* Captain Picard had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOXT22Ghouw this scene]] in the episode "The Defector" where he owns Romulan commander Tomalak rather magnificently. Tomalak and his two warbirds have found Picard and the ''Enterprise'' on the wrong side of the Neutral Zone. Tomalak demands that Picard surrenders. Picard instead sees his two Romulan warbirds...and ''raises him three Klingon birds of prey.'' They could fight, but it would cost Tomalak more than he'd gain and he lets them go.
* The scene in the same episode where he just lays into Admiral Jarok after he refuses to give up official secrets:
-->'''Picard:''' You already betrayed your people, Admiral! You made your choices, sir. You're a traitor! Now if the bitter taste of that is unpalatable to you than I am truly sorry. But I will not risk my crew because you think you can dance on the edge of the Neutral Zone. You've crossed over, Admiral. You make yourself comfortable with that.
* You've got to give props to Admiral Jarok. The leader of a thousand massacres, including Khitomer, and one of the most important individuals in the Romulan empire... And he turned his back on everything he knew, betraying his own people, because he realised the life of his baby daughter was more important than winning a galactic war based on prejudice.
-->''"She will grow up believing her father was a traitor... but she '''will grow up'''."''
** According to VideoGame/StarTrekOnline, not only does she do so, but she ends up in command of the Romulan Republic Flagship, the RRW ''Lleiset''.

[[AC:The Hunted]]
* 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's just ''one'' of the numerous genetically enhanced soldiers. 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.

[[AC:The High Ground]]

[[AC:Deja Q]]
* 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:
-->'''Q:''' There are creatures in the universe who would consider you the ultimate achievement, android. No feelings, no emotions, no pain... And yet you covet those qualities of humanity. Believe me, you're missing nothing. But if it means anything to you... you're a better human than I.
* Q goes off to [[HeroicSacrifice commit suicide]] in order to protect a crew that doesn't like him. He totally earned that mariachi band, a very cool Funny Moment.
* Guinan mocking the now-human Q, and sticking a fork in him.
* Worf, too:
-->'''Q:''' What must I do to convince you people [that I'm powerless and mortal]?
-->'''Worf:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Die.]]
** And the retort:
-->'''Q:''' Oh, ''very'' clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?

[[AC:A Matter of Perspective]]

[[AC:Yesterday's Enterprise]]
* The Picard from a universe where the Federation had been at war with the Klingons for the past twenty years got a good one in.
-->'''Klingon Commander:''' Federation ship ''Enterprise''. Surrender and prepare to be boarded.
-->'''Picard''': That'll be the day...
-->[''vaults over the Tactical console'' to take control of the ''Enterprise'''s weapons personally]
* The speech he gives to the crew right before the battle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y1v_DdpprE&t=0m32s "Let's make sure history never forgets. The name. ''Enterprise''."]]
* The crew of the ''Enterprise-C'' knowingly went to their deaths. They knew that returning to face four Romulan warships was certain death. They did it anyway, and their courageous sacrifice ensured peace between the Klingons and the Federation... just as it did in the original timeline.

[[AC:The Offspring]]
* Picard refusing to back down to an admiral who was ordering Data to release his daughter into the care of Starfleet.
-->'''Picard''': Order a man to hand his child over to the state? Not while I am his captain.

[[AC:Sins of the Father]]
* A good TakeThatScrappy moment against Wesley from the Klingon warrior Kurn: '''"DO YOU WISH TO''' '''''SPEAK,''''' Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?" Though it's worth noting that, unlike the previous example, this wasn't said in response to a negative action on Wesley's part, but was in-context meant as a sign that Kurn was too unreasonable for a human crew.
* Worf's statement to Duras as the trial starts:
-->'''Worf:''' It is a good day to die, Duras. And the day is not yet over.
* Worf proves himself a better Klingon than the Klingons by accepting discommendation, the stripping of his family's honors, lands, and titles, rather than let the Empire tear itself apart into civil war.
* Picard stood with Worf as his [=cha'DIch=] and did whatever he could to help him - even fending off some of Duras' goons while securing a vital witness. When it becomes apparent that the entire trial was a sham and the Empire intends to execute two innocent men, Picard won't back down.
-->'''Duras:''' You have no say in this, [=cha'DIch=]!\\
'''Picard:''' I speak now as the captain of the ''USS Enterprise'' and Lieutenant Worf's commanding officer! You will not execute a member of my crew, nor will I turn his brother over to you!\\
'''K'mpec:''' This is not the Federation, Picard. If you defy an order of the High Council, the alliance with the Federation could fall to dust.\\
'''Picard:''' The alliance with the Federation is not based on lies, K'mpec. Protect your secrets if you must, but you will not sacrifice these men.
* The frail old Klingon woman Kahlest shares one with Picard, who is holding his own in a knife-fight with three Klingon assassins. When Picard is finally overwhelmed, Kahlest ends the fight by hurling a dagger into the last assassin's back from several yards away. Later in the episode, she has this exchange with an old flame who just happens to be the Chancellor of the Klingon Empire:
-->'''K'mpec''': It is good to see you again.
-->'''Kahlest''': You are still fat, K'mpec.
** BrickJoke: That's the ''second'' time she mentioned K'mpec's girth. Just after assisting Picard, she points out that K'mpec tried to court her before...''"...but he was too '''fat'''."''

* Picard shows a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens why performing [[WhatYouAreInTheDark experiments]] on himself and his crew is a bad idea by trapping ''them'' with a forcefield, which causes them to panic, as apparently, they're terrified of confinement. He lets them out, [[ScrewYouElves lectures them]], and tells them to get off his ship. They do so, utterly cowed.
** Picard gives his order, and the rest of the bridge crew coordinate their actions, communicating only with subtle facial expressions. They are all just that good.

[[AC:Captain's Holiday]]

[[AC:Tin Man]]

[[AC:Hollow Pursuits]]

[[AC:The Most Toys]]
* Fajo has killed his assistant Varria out of pettiness because she and Data are escaping; Data, holding a illegal weapon in his hands, is told by Fajo that he has to stay, or else Fajo will kill more people. He was betting on Data not trying to harm him, but Data concludes that the only way to stop Fajo now is to kill him. Data doesn't actually get to do it, but just seeing [[OhCrap the fear on Fajo's face as he realizes how much trouble he is in]] is worth it.


[[AC:Ménage à Troi]]
* Lwaxana Troi's finest moment: she manages to get Riker and Deanna safely off the Ferengi ship by offering herself as a lover to Daimon Tog, and then gets Picard to ''pretend to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2StmlnmN4 an insanely jealous lover]]'' in order to get out of Tog's clutches. Talk about TheChessmaster!


[[AC:The Best of Both Worlds: Part I]]
* This episode (at least) one for both Picard and Riker that would define the season-ending CliffHanger for the next two decades, when Picard, assimilated into being Locutus of Borg, issues his threat to Riker, "Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us." While the typical viewer breathes "Never!" at this, Riker gives the only response it deserves, "Mr. Worf... fire!"
** It ''would'' have been more awesome had the supposed superweapon not epically failed to work. As TVTropes points out, 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]].
*** It gets another subtle layer of awesome when you consider this earlier quote from Shelby to Riker: "If you can't make the big decisions, Commander, I suggest you make room for someone who can". Starting from "Mr. Worf, fire", and throughout Part 2, he proves beyond all doubt that he '''can''' make the big decisions.

[[folder:Season Four]]
[[AC:The Best of Both Worlds: Part II]]
* If the superweapon had worked in "Best of Both Worlds", it really would have been an awesome moment for Geordi or Commander Shelby. ''Riker's'' awesome moment comes from simply leading one starship into battle against a foe that had destroyed ''forty starships at once'' right before that and coming up with a daring plan that works.
-->'''Locutus:''' We will proceed to Earth. And if you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you.
-->'''Riker:''' [[BringIt Then take your best shot, Locutus, because we are about to intervene.]]
-->''*[[AwesomeMusic cue epic Ron Jones score]]*''
* Data gets one when he [[spoiler:physically overpowers Locutus, stares him down, and then defeats perhaps the most implacable enemy in Star Trek canon ''with his mind.'']] Awesome beyond all measure.
* Guinan had a Moment of Awesome with her "Beyond friendship, beyond family" speech to Riker, [[DareToBeBadass urging him to stop being scared of being stuck in Picard's shadow and leading]].


* Data hijacks the Enterprise, outsmarting the rest of the crew every step of the way having already predicted and blocked their attempts to regain control of the ship before they even try them. This is up to and including ''mimicking Picard's voice'' so he can voice certain commands and then enter one of the longest {{Override Command}}s in television history. Then he calmly walks to the transporter room while multiple security teams can only stand and watch from behind forcefields he'd already laid out in advance. By the time Riker and company are able to physically block him from using the transporter, Data is already rewiring the room to ''beam him off right where he stands.'' Sure, Data was NotHimself, but it's truly stunning to see how intelligent and cunning he truly is. Of course, this could also be NightmareFuel for some.
* It is also one for Brent Spiner for playing three very different characters at the same time in several scenes, all of whom required plenty of makeup (but especially Doctor Soong) and some really clever filming techniques. So make it one for the special effects team and the editing/filming guys, too.

[[AC:Suddenly Human]]

[[AC:Remember Me]]
* Doctor Crusher is trapped in an ''Enterprise'' where [[RetGone people disappear and no-one else remembers them]], keeps her head despite all evidence indicating that she may be losing it. She then works out the truth - that she's inside an imaginary ''shrinking'' bubble universe - deduces the universe's origin, locates the exit and escapes. The exit may have been created by her [[CreatorsPet ever-perfect]] son Wesley (who buggered up the experiment which sent her there in the first place) but only Beverly's rational attitude got her through it.
-->'''Crusher''': If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe there's something wrong with the ''universe''.


* As the follow-up to "Sins of the Father", Duras kills K'Ehleyr for looking into why Worf accepted discommendation. Worf ultimately responds by invoking the Right of Vengeance (a fight to the death and the only right afforded to discommendated Klingons), soon driving his bat'leth into Duras' chest.
-->'''Duras:''' (Realizing that he's going to lose) I'm the only one, Worf - the only one who can prove your innocence. Kill me and you're a traitor forever.
-->'''Worf:''' [[ShutUpHannibal Then that is how it shall be!]]
* 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.
-->'''Worf:''' K'Ehleyr was my mate.\\
[Everyone reacts, especially Duras, whose expression is just short of OhCrap before he demands a sword for the fight.]

[[AC:Future Imperfect]]
* Riker's realization that the entire "future" scenario he was in was fake, which leads to a major callout and ripping apart of the inconsistencies between the simulation and the real crew. Starting with this awesome exchange:
-->'''Riker:''' [[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]
-->'''"Picard":''' I beg your pardon?
-->'''Riker:''' I said "Shut up!" As in "close your mouth and stop talking!"
** And then [[spoiler: he does it '''''again!''''' And even still has the heart to forgive his deceiver... though that's more a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.]]

[[AC:Final Mission]]

[[AC:The Loss]]

[[AC:Data's Day]]

[[AC:The Wounded]]
* 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:
-->'''Picard:''' [[TheExtremistWasRight Maxwell was right. Those ships weren't carrying scientific equipment, were they?]] A 'research' station within arm's reach of three Federation sectors? Cargo ships running with high energy subspace fields that jam sensors?
-->'''Gul Macet:''' If you believed the transport ship carried weapons, why didn't you board it as Maxwell requested?
-->'''Picard:''' I was here to protect the peace, a peace I firmly believe is in the interests of both our peoples. But if I had attempted to board that ship... I am quite certain that you and I would not be sitting here now. And that ships on both sides would be arming for war. ... Take a message to your leaders, Gul Macet. We know. We'll be watching. We'll be ready.

[[AC:Devil's Due]]


[[AC:First Contact]]

[[AC:Galaxy's Child]]

[[AC:Night Terrors]]
* Guinan gets one when she breaks up a fight in Ten Forward by blowing a hole in the ceiling with a {{BFG}}. (Note: Good thing the ceiling was only an interior bulkhead, and not part of the ''Enterprise'''s hull...)
-->'''Guinan:''' This is a little souvenir I picked up from Magus III. That was setting number one. Anyone wanna see setting number two?"
** The gun's not just for show, either. In "Redemption", it's shown that Guinan can shoot better than Worf.

[[AC:Identity Crisis]]

[[AC:The Nth Degree]]


[[AC:The Drumhead]]
* 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]].
-->'''Picard''': There are some words I've known since I was a schoolboy. "With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied chains us all irrevocably." Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom, and warning. The first time any man's freedoms are trodden upon, we are all damaged.

[[AC:Half a Life]]

[[AC:The Host]]

[[AC:The Mind's Eye]]

[[AC:In Theory]]

[[AC:Redemption: Part I]]

[[folder:Season Five]]
[[AC:Redemption: Part II]]
* 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''.
* Gowron's comes at the end, with him triumphant as the new undisputed leader of the Klingon Empire confronting the captured Toral, who dared to claim his position for the traitorous House of Duras. When he futilely yells, "The Duras family will one day rule the Empire!", Gowron responds "Perhaps," then flashes a wicked grin with those bulging eyes, "but not today." When the other Klingons laugh to Gowron's dark humor, you almost feel compelled to join in.


[[AC:Ensign Ro]]

[[AC:Silicon Avatar]]


[[AC:The Game]]
* 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]].

[[AC:Unification: Part I]]
* Picard tries to arrange a cloaked ship from Gowron for an undercover mission in Romulan space. Gowron is busy re-writing history to downplay the Federation's involvement in his ascension, and Picard eventually gets a hold of B'Ijik, a low-level official. B'Ijik asks Picard what the Klingons would get out of this.
-->'''Picard''': The only benefit to the Klingon Empire would be our gratitude.
-->'''B'Ijik''' (skeptically): That is what you want me to tell him?
-->'''Picard''': Yes. And, please add that, if he is unable to provide us with a ship, then I am sure there are others in the Klingon Empire who would be willing to help me. And then ''they'' would have our gratitude.
* Ah, heck, Spock just ''turning up'' at the end of "Unification I" is Moment of Awesome in itself.

[[AC:Unification: Part II]]
* There is a Moment of Awesome for Picard, Spock and Data but an equivalent Crowning Moment of Stupidity for Commander Sela, when after threatening the three of them with death if they don't do what she wants, she [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard *LEAVES THEM ALONE IN THE ROOM* ]] while she wanders off to attend to her plans. What kind of loon leaves one of the cleverest and most resourceful Captains in the Federation, a Vulcan with decades of experience, and an android with vast knowledge and incredible physical capabilities, alone in an office filled with electronics and other goodies, without watching them? Come on, tie them to the chairs, gag them, and then assign 3 armed guards apiece with orders to kill them instantly if they make a wrong move, and then you have merely reduced the odds to slightly less than certainty that they will still defeat you!!! But watching the three of them in action practically defines pure awesomeness.
* Riker gets an awesome moment as he interrogates [[SmugSnake an obnoxious]] Ferengi dealer [[TranquilFury in such a subdued fashion]].
-->'''Riker:''' Let me explain what's going to happen if you don't tell me about that Vulcan ship. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Your passage rights through this sector will be revoked. But more than that, I'll be very unhappy.]]

[[AC:A Matter of Time]]
* 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.
-->'''Data:''' I assume your handprint will open the door whether you are conscious or not.
* Before that, there's Picard [[PatrickStewartSpeech giving Rasmussen the business]] on why maybe interfering with the past, just this once, is worth any temporal repercussions if it saves thousands of lives. Picard in all his glory, even if it doesn't take.

[[AC:New Ground]]

[[AC:Hero Worship]]


[[AC:The Masterpiece Society]]


[[AC:Power Play]]
* You expect Picard and Worf to be willing to die to prevent the Ux-Mal prisoners from using the Enterprise crew as hosts and escape their prison. But then there's Keiko, who says openly that she would die to defend her daughter.

* Despite the episode centering around Worf, "Ethics" provides these for both Commander Riker and Doctor Crusher (and, arguably, their actors).
** Doctor Crusher spends the episode butting heads with Doctor Toby Russell for constantly taking shortcuts, including relieving her of medical duties after a patient dies under her care when she chose to disregard SOP and try an experimental treatment on a patient (according to Russell, the patient would have died either way, this way he at least aided in her research). It culminates in this speech at the end of the episode, delivered with smoldering anger.
-->'''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.

[[AC:The Outcast]]

[[AC:Cause and Effect]]

[[AC:The First Duty]]
* 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.

[[AC:Cost of Living]]

[[AC:The Perfect Mate]]

[[AC:Imaginary Friend]]

[[AC:I Borg]]

[[AC:The Next Phase]]

[[AC:The Inner Light]]

[[AC:Time's Arrow: Part I]]
* Data is transported to 19th-century Earth. He decides to play poker, and the other gamblers quickly assume he's a chump. One GilliganCut later, he took them to the cleaners.
** Made better by the fact that he was new to poker in the second season (where he lost badly to Riker) and had spent the rest of the series up to that point slowly improving. And now he beats the professional card sharks at it.

[[folder:Season Six]]
[[AC:Time's Arrow: Part II]]

[[AC:Realm of Fear]]

[[AC:Man of the People]]

* The helm officer, Ensign Rager, had hers in "Relics" by piloting the Enterprise, sideways, out of the Dyson Sphere as the door was closing. And without even scratching the paint.


[[AC:True Q]]


[[AC:A Fistful of Datas]]

* Worf fighting Ancient Western characters in the Hollodeck. It's one of the few times where he has hand-to-hand combat without using 24th century technology.
** In that same fight scene, ''Troi'' shows up and shoots off Eli Hollander's hat. Considering how she and Crusher were treated in ''QPid'', this is a significant improvement for her.

[[AC:The Quality of Life]]

[[AC:Chain of Command: Part I]]
* Although the character is a subject of much debate, Captain Jellico gets one when he owns the (supposedly secret) Cardassian attack fleet preventing a war before it can start, and gets Picard back in the bargain.
** Captain Jellico simply getting Troi to actually wear a freaking uniform would also count -- even the spectacular cleavage was getting rather old by that point. Especially for those of us who find her better looking ''in'' the uniform.

[[AC:Chain of Command: Part II]]
* "Chain of Command": [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THERE. ARE. FOUR. LIGHTS!]] ( Built upon in Diane Carey's ''Ship of the Line'' novel when Picard revisits Gul Madred.)
* In the face of constant, excruciating pain, completely powerless, almost not even able to ''stand'' after days of brutal torture, Picard is capable of a PatrickStewartSpeech. Gul Madred tries to play an empathy card to get Picard to be more amenable, talking about how his childhood had shaped him. Picard, barely able to form a coherent sentence, tells Madred that he '''pities''' him, and that from now on, all he'll see in Madred is a scared, hungry little boy. Madred is visibly upset and starts hurting Picard, who continues to say it in between gasps of pain.
* The circumstances of the filming definitely make David Warner's performance deserving of a mention here. He was cast at almost literally the last minute and had no time for more than a quick skim of the script, so throughout the whole episode he's reading his lines off cue cards. And it's impossible to tell even if you know what you're looking for, because he's just that good an actor.

[[AC:Ship in a Bottle]]


[[AC:Face of the Enemy]]
* This episode is one long Moment of Awesome for Counselor Troi. There's a ''reason'' ADayInTheLimelight used to be the "GoodTroiEpisode"...
* And to get specific on those reasons: Troi wakes up as a Romulan and is told she has to give a convincing performance as a Tal Shiar officer or die, against a captain who has a very personal grudge against the Tal Shiar. Troi has no familiarity with the Tal Shiar or Romulan culture beyond what Starfleet knows, but she successfully saves the dissidents from treachery and comes up with a new plan to get them to the Federation by using the ''Enterprise''. Then she seizes command of the Warbird by threatening the families of its crew and contacts the ''Enterprise'' without breaking "character" which allows them to beam her out just as the Romulan captain figures it out. And the reason that N'Vek abducts Troi is specifically because of her empathic abilities, which prove to be incredibly useful and shows how competent and useful Deanna Troi's character can be when the writers think about it a little.
* And the Romulan captain only realizes that she was working with N'Vek, not that she was never Tal Shiar or Romulan to begin with.


[[AC:Birthright: Part I]]

[[AC:Birthright: Part II]]
* All of the Klingon standing up with Worf when he's planned to be executed. This awesome display shows that they have embraced their Klingon heritage and how attached to Worf they have become.

[[AC:Starship Mine]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A6u_SkBTvc The entire episode]] Bonus points for using the Vulcan Nerve Pinch on a crook played by Tim Russ, who'd go on to play ''Voyager'''s Tuvok.
* Picard also manages to improvise his own tranquilizer and explosives, and tricks one of the terrorists into getting himself killed by the baryon sweep.
** Furthermore, Picard has a very stylish and effective way to deal with criminals who are trying to get away after stealing an extremely dangerous unstable chemical substance
-->'''Data''': Captain, there is a small ship leaving the scene. Do you know anything about it?
-->'''Picard''': (looking at the stabilizer in his hand) I know they won't get far.


[[AC:The Chase]]

[[AC:Frame of Mind]]

* Dr. Crusher investigates a Ferengi scientist's murder against orders and at risk of losing her medical license. It ultimately involves her flying the scientist's shuttle into a star to prove that his new shield works, and vaporizing the culprit.
* When Dr. Crusher asked Kurak if the lies that Reyga had said to her really ''were'' lies?
-->'''Kurak:''' Be careful, Doctor. Insulting the honor of a Klingon can be extremely dangerous.
-->'''Beverly:''' Did Reyga make that mistake?
-->''[a beat, then Kurak throws Beverly across the room and against a wall.]''
-->'''Kurak:''' I have heard ''enough'' accusations. Now I ''will'' have your silence!
-->'''Beverly:''' ''[gets up, stares at Kurak with equal intensity]'' Well, you're gonna have to throw me a lot harder than that if you're gonna get it.

[[AC:Rightful Heir]]

[[AC:Second Chances]]


[[AC:Descent: Part I]]
* 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 at poker:
-->'''Newton:''' Blast! I fold.
-->'''Data:''' I fold as well.
-->'''Einstein:''' Ze Uncertainty Principle vill not help you, Stephen. All ze quantum fluctuations in ze universe vill not change ze cards in your hand. I call. You are bluffing, and you vill lose.
-->'''Hawking:''' Wrong again, Albert. (Shows his Four of a Kind)
** Which led to a funny and awesome moment in one of the DVD extras where Brent Spiner recounts how some time later he happened to run into Hawking, and Hawking's first words were "[[AC:Where's my money?]]"

[[folder:Season Seven]]
[[AC:Descent: Part II]]
* Doctor Crusher gets one when she hides the ''Enterprise'' inside a friggin' ''star'' to evade a monstrously powerful vessel flown by AxCrazy Borg, and then triggers a ''solar flare'' to utterly annihilate said Borg ship shortly thereafter. Not only did she take down a Borg ship... she did so with a less than skeleton crew, most of whom weren't even junior officers. And she did so whilst orchestrating the rescue of the crew who were trapped on the other side of said Borg ship. Commander Beverly Crusher is a '''BadAss'''.
** Best part is, as mentioned elsewhere on the page, she's the reason the ''Enterprise'' has that metaphasic shielding (which made the star dive possible). She put her career and later her life on the line to prove the technology worked.



[[AC:Gambit: Part I]]
* Riker interrogating a Yridian crook over what happened to Picard, and said crook tries to bargain with Riker to get a shuttle in exchange for his cooperation. Unfortunately, Riker is in the middle of a particularly lengthy RoaringRampageOfRevenge and ain't got no time for that - he [[NeckLift slams the poor bastard against the wall]] and lets him know he could turn him over ASAP for twelve counts of fraud and theft whenever he felt like it. Unless he felt like cooperating, that is, which the Yridian does post haste. When Riker is determined, he is a ''scary'' sumbitch.

[[AC:Gambit: Part II]]
* Maybe not as {{Badass}} as Beverly Crusher's performance in "Descent Pt. II," but Data's performance as acting captain of the ''Enterprise'' is absolutely exceptional, from quickly picking up on Riker and Picard's deceptions, to being ''very'' firm with acting first officer Worf and his insubordination. Captain Data ''commands'' respect - and that should be no surprise to anyone who remembers "Redemption, Part II."


[[AC:Dark Page]]

* Riker demands the release of Picard and Crusher by firmly pointing out that planet [=KesPrytt=] was ''not'' Federation material: delivering a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the lawful-but-paranoid Kes and telling the xenophobic Prytt to expect more unwanted visits if Starfleet doesn't get its officers back.

[[AC:Force of Nature]]



[[AC:The Pegasus]]
* Riker takes a fair bit of flack, but he scored some points in this episode, as a result of his speech to the amoral captain he once obeyed without question, as well as his acceptance of whatever consequences were coming to him:
-->'''Riker:''' I wasn't a hero, and neither were you! What you did was wrong. And I was wrong to support you, but I was too young and too stupid to realize it! You were the captain, I was the ensign. I was {{just following orders}}.
* 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.
* In an earlier scene, Captain Picard has just been ordered by said amoral officer to [[spoiler:take the Enterprise into an asteroid to conduct a salvage operation.]] The exchange that follows is one of the most ''epic'' examples of TranquilFury seen in the series:
-->'''Picard:''' ''(beat)'' Mr. Data, will you please note in the ship's log that this action is being taken over my ''explicit objection?''
-->'''Data:''' ''It is so noted, sir.''
* The Admiral [[spoiler:being placed under arrest. Riker also willingly turns himself in on account of associating with him.]]


[[AC:Sub Rosa]]

[[AC:Lower Decks]]

[[AC:Thine Own Self]]

* Picard is able to save the day by ColdReading a long-dead and unknown civilization, using only his background in archeology.

[[AC:Eye of the Beholder]]


[[AC:Journey's End]]
* After Picard makes an impassioned (if brief) PatrickStewartSpeech, begging the Cardassian leader not to open fire. The Cardassian orders his group to back off, and tells Picard of the sons he lost in the last war. Doubles as a TearJerker.




[[AC:Preemptive Strike]]

[[AC:All Good Things]]
* The BigDamnHeroes moment by Admiral Riker and the refitted ''Enterprise'' in "All Good Things". Beverly ''Picard's'' medical ship, the ''Pasteur'', is under attack by two Klingon Birds of Prey, their shields are completely gone, and one more hit would spell doom for our heroes. Then the sensors pick up a Federation ship decloaking. The next thirty seconds are possibly some of the best CG in the entire series, and the coolest aversion of TwoDSpace ''ever.''
** The {{BFG}} strapped onto Riker's refitted ''Enterprise''. It looks like a phaser cannon, but it blasts a hole ''clean through'' an entire Klingon battlecruiser (and its shields), destroying that same battlecruiser in roughly ''6 more shots''. ''Then the Enterprise flies through the debris without any concern.'' Later on, Riker mentions off-handedly that the ''Enterprise'' had been due for retirement, and was saved only by him choosing her as his flagship. Makes one wonder what Starfleet's front line ships must be like.
* Also, the climactic shot of the past, present, and future ''Enterprises'' together in the NegativeSpaceWedgie. Words simply can't describe how awesome the sight is.

* Q seems to get the ButtMonkey treatment by other members of the Q Continuum a fair bit, which leads to a pair of Awesome Moments near the end of the novel ''Q-in-Law''. The first is for Deanna Troi's mother Lwaxana, who goes absolutely nuts when [[spoiler: she learns Q's been playing her for a fool in a faux romance.]] When Q tries to take back the [[spoiler: Q powers]] he'd given her, it fails. An eight-page beating commences, with Lwaxana punching Q ''into the warp nacelle'', using him for a racquetball, and finally turning Q into a tree and nearly chopping him to pieces (starting ''below the belt'') before Deanna and Picard get her calmed down. Her rant after Q's apology only serves to top the whole thing off:
-->'''Lwaxana:''' You're so disdainful of humanity. Of mortals. You keep saying you're above our emotions, and hold them in such disdain. You know what I think? I think you're not worthy of them. You're not good enough to feel love.
*** Shortly after that, Q2 shows up and claims an entire second Moment of Awesome when he explains that [[spoiler: he was responsible for Lwaxana keeping the powers long enough to teach Q a lesson he'd never forget (complete with taking ''pictures'' of Q's beating to show the rest of the Continuum), before hopping over to another spot and hitting Q in the face with the fact Picard was right on target with his HannibalLecture: Q is indeed behaving in a very ''human '' manner.]]
* In the sadly non-canon novel ''Strike Zone'', we get another example of [[DrJerk Pulaski]] mistreating Data, which ends with a doozy:
--> '''Data:''' Doctor, it's been a very educational conversation.
--> '''Pulaski:''' Why, thank you, Data. I certainly hope you'll be able to store it away somewhere.
--> '''Data:''' And I hope you will as well, Doctor.
--> '''Pulaski:''' Well, Data, not being a machine, I wouldn't know where.
--> '''Data:''' I think, Doctor, you know where you can [[AssShove store it]].
** Basically anytime Dr. Pulaski is being an asshole and Data stands up to her. This one's from the show proper:
---> '''Pulaski''': "DAY-ta," "DAH-ta," what's the difference?
---> '''Data''': One is my name. The other is not.