The Five-Minute Forums

The Five-Minute Forums (
-   Science Fiction (
-   -   Trek quote game (

Wowbagger 06-17-2012 06:11 AM

Trek quote game

(1) Name the source episode.
(2) Guessers must get it from memory; no Google or reference books.
(3) Two guesses allowed per post.
(4) You can guess again as soon as someone else has guessed.
(5) First to answer correctly must give the next quote.

We'll begin with this classic: "I love all jazz, except Dixieland."

Nate the Great 06-17-2012 01:06 PM

Minuet in "10011001", or whatever that binary number is. She doesn't like Dixieland because you can't dance to it.

"I'm staring into the abyss. And the worst part is, my only hope for salvation is the Federation."

Sa'ar Chasm 06-17-2012 04:25 PM

Quark in...uhhh...the DS9 episode where the Klingons invade Cardassia, whining to Garak about how his bar will go broke because there won't be anymore Cardassians to buy his fish sauce or the corn syrup they call booze.

I think.

"A simple yes would have sufficed."

Zeke 06-17-2012 07:51 PM

Picard in "Where Silence Has Lease". Great episode. (And the DS9 ep is called "Way of the Warrior".)

"No good deed goes unpunished."

Wowbagger 06-18-2012 01:00 AM

"The Enemy". It's also the 285th Rule of Acquisition, so it must show up elsewhere, but I know it only from LaForge's line in "The Enemy."

Next up: "They had brains the size of a walnut. That's very small."

Zeke 06-18-2012 05:05 AM

That's a really funny coincidence. Archer says that in "Azati Prime" when he's getting beaten up -- and the one I actually had in mind for my quote is another such episode, namely "The Andorian Incident." (Trip says it there.) It came to my mind because I happened to make the TV Tropes page for this idea; I should've remembered there was more than one Trek example.

[ETA: I just checked; "The Collaborator" and "The Sound of Her Voice" are the episodes where Quark quotes that particular rule. It's the 285th and last.]

"I know you'll try. And I know you'll FAIL!"

Zeke 06-19-2012 07:02 PM

Since it's been a day now, I'll narrow it down: the episode is from VOY S2.

Zeke 06-20-2012 05:09 AM

No one? It's from "Threshold". Tom's accelerated evolution comes with a nervous breakdown, and the quote is from a startling bit where he lashes out at Janeway (right into a forcefield). I've made as much fun of that episode as anybody, but it's not all bad; McNeill is good in it, and there are dialogue and character beats that are worthwhile. Only the plot and premise are irredeemable.

Since nobody got mine, I'll go again.

"Perhaps the words are more important than the man."

Wowbagger 06-20-2012 06:12 AM

I don't think it's First Contact, but it's the kind of thing you say about a famous person right after unexpectedly meeting him/her...

Ooo. "The Savage Curtain." Maybe?

Zeke 06-20-2012 08:26 AM

Nope. I wonder if NAHTMMM's around... this one is a dead giveaway if you've read a particular Trek novel, and he's read a lot of them.

NAHTMMM 06-20-2012 08:10 PM

Oh! Oh, um . . . drawing a blank. Wowbagger's guess was a good one, though. :) It sounds like something Data might say.

KJ thinks it sounds familiar, but she can't place it either.

I'm going to guess it's the movie First Contact though. (Wowbagger didn't actually guess it, after all.) Considering what we see of Cochrane in that, and how important he is in Federation, and all that.

[edit] Actually, you know what, I think Picard says it at some point. (KJ agrees.)

Zeke 06-20-2012 10:50 PM

Right series, wrong speaker. Hint: The line is said to Worf.

(Heh, the login form just asked "Remember Me?" Nope, wrong episode.)

NAHTMMM 06-21-2012 12:24 AM

Yeah, it's the one where they fuss over Kahless showing up again, isn't it. I don't know the name.

Zeke 06-21-2012 03:53 AM

There ya go. The episode is "Rightful Heir". The Kahless clone is arguing that Worf shouldn't agonize over the actual truth of his faith, because "If [Kahless'] words hold wisdom and his philosophy is honourable, what does it really matter if he returns?" (It's a good speech, but could only have been written by someone who just does not get religion at all, concept or execution.)

The book where that line comes up again is <i>Kahless</i> by Michael Jan Friedman. It's an odd book continuing an odd storyline. In it, we learn that (a) Kahless was just a guy, and (b) it doesn't matter, because the current Kahless wasn't even cloned from the just-a-guy Kahless, but from his friend Morath. The clone didn't know this, and when he's struggling with the revelation, Worf turns the speech from "Rightful Heir" back on him for encouragement. It's sort of a "You are a TOY!" moment.

Identifying an episode uniquely should count as a win even without remembering the title, no? You're up next, NAH.

NAHTMMM 06-21-2012 01:57 PM

Haven't read that one.

Okay, let's go with an easy one:

"We’re human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands, but we can stop it. We can admit that we’re killers, but we’re not going to kill today. That’s all it takes. Knowing that we won’t kill today."

Zeke 06-22-2012 02:17 AM

Ah, the classic Kirk speech from "A Taste of Armageddon". The whole not-to-kill-today thing sounds trivial but is really kind of profound.

Here's a line I gave to Phlox in a fiver once: "What you call genocide, I call a day's work." Where's it really from?

Zeke 06-23-2012 05:24 AM

No takers so far? Okay, it's from early DS9. (When Wowbagger and I were playing this game on Facebook originally, we used a deadline of 24 hours before revealing the answer, or at least narrowing it down. Seems sensible to do so here too.)

Nate the Great 06-23-2012 01:11 PM

Ugh. SF Debris reviewed this one recently. That Cardassian clerk who was feeling so ashamed of his minimal involvement with the Occupation that he was pretending to be a major war criminal.

Zeke 06-23-2012 05:23 PM

You don't like "Duet"? Wow. But yeah, that's where it's from. You're up next.

Nate the Great 06-23-2012 06:22 PM

No, the "ugh" was mostly shame at knowing this one. It's a relatively obscure episode, and I never would've known without the SF Debris review.

"It'll take years just to decipher this matrix."

Zeke 06-24-2012 03:42 AM

Never be ashamed of knowledge. It's power, y'know.

Technobabble is hard to trace to a specific episode... let me try "Drone" and "The Kir'Shara".

Wowbagger 06-24-2012 06:58 AM

Shot, meet dark.


Nate the Great 06-24-2012 12:55 PM

Not even close. Try again.

Zeke 06-25-2012 12:54 AM

Okay, let's try "The Nth Degree" and "Emissary". If not, I'd say it's hint time.

Nate the Great 06-25-2012 01:10 AM

Okay. The following line is:

"Yes, but you'd be rich beyond the dreams of avarice."

Zeke 06-25-2012 02:16 AM

Oh! <i>Star Trek IV</i>, the transparent aluminum scene. I remember that second line well because it's always sounded odd to me. Normally "beyond the wildest dreams of..." is followed by who's doing the dreaming, or at least what they're dreaming about, not the emotion the dreams are motivated by.

I'm surprised nobody got that. I've stayed away from the movies so far because it's more common to watch them multiple times than any individual episode.

Here's my next: "I just want you to know that I have the utmost respect for the law."

Sa'ar Chasm 06-25-2012 06:03 AM

Riker in Time's Arrow Part II, just before he decks the 19th-Century cop.

(I wanted to go with Rivals for that dreams of avarice one, but I think that may have been from the fiver, not the actual episode)

This one's two lines, since either one could probably turn up in just about any conversation.

"You're back early."
"He made me leave."

Zeke 06-25-2012 06:11 AM

"Progress" from DS9 S1?

And yes, that avarice line is used in the "Rivals" fiver, which was by... oh, I see. I <i>see</i>. Well played.

Sa'ar Chasm 06-25-2012 05:33 PM

Yeah, that's the only reason I made the connection.

Also, incorrect. DS9 hadn't made it to afternoon syndication yet (gawd, I'm old).

Also, somebody leaving isn't a major part of the plot.

Zeke 06-25-2012 08:38 PM

Yes, but it was still a bit sneaky to say you <i>thought</i> it was in the fiver. Now that we're on the subject, this is making me think someone should start a similar thread in Talk for fiver quotes... though with a "not from your own" proviso.

Hmm. That makes it TOS, TNG, or early VOY (but probably not the latter, which wasn't in any kind of syndication yet). Let's try "Ethics" and "Hide and Q".

Sa'ar Chasm 06-26-2012 03:16 PM

Plus I don't watch VOY - well, OK, I watched the first season, but not enough to memorise it.

You're getting closer - one of the guest stars in Ethics was one of the speakers, and he made his first appearance in this episode.

Zeke 06-26-2012 09:37 PM

Ah... that sounds like Alexander, and depending whether you mean the character or the actor, it's either "Reunion" or "New Ground". Fortunately, I have two guesses.

Sa'ar Chasm 06-27-2012 06:25 AM

Character, so Reunion. I wasn't really aware there were multiple Alexanders, since they were all so whiny and annoying.

The full scene:
K'ehylar (like hell I'm going to try and spell like): You're back early
Alexander: (whiny, about Worf) He made me leave.
K: Then you should go to your room and play.
Worf: He knows nothing of our ways.
K: Our ways? You mean Klingon ways.
W: He *is* Klingon!
K: He is also my son, and I am half-human.

Why I can remember that and not anything useful, I have no idea. I think ITV got stuck on a 4th-season loop for a while.

Zeke 06-27-2012 08:21 AM

Ahh. For the record, Alexander has been played by four different actors: Jon-Paul Steuer ("Reunion"), Brian Bonsall (the rest of TNG -- this is the one most people would picture first), Marc Worden (those dumb DS9 appearances), and frequent Trek guest star James Sloyan ("No, really. That's impossible. <a href="../nextgen/fiver.php?ep=firstborn">You're like fifty.</a>") This happens all the time with child characters, and in fact VOY's Naomi Wildman has the exact same tally: three actors for different stages of growth and one more for an alternate future.

"The stegosaurus was a herbivore."

evay 06-27-2012 10:05 PM

Trip to Malcolm in "Future Tense."
Trip to Malcolm in "Future Tense."
Malcolm to Trip in "Future Tense."

:D one of my favorite eps. (plus it's "an" herbivore)

My quote:
"Lying is a skill like any other, and if you want to maintain a level of excellence, you have to practice constantly."

Zeke 06-28-2012 12:37 AM

Heh, shoulda known that would be a freebie for you, evay. (And personally, I've always voiced the H in "herbivore"... though not in "herb", now that I think about it.)

Yours is a classic Garak line, but I can't place the episode. I'll see if someone knows for sure before guessing.

Sa'ar Chasm 06-28-2012 04:18 AM

The Die Is Cast, where Garak and Worf head to the Gamma Quadrant to find some things, only the things Garak is looking for aren't the things he tells Worf he's looking for.

He keeps his lying skills honed by convincing Worf he wants to join Starfleet. Worf buys it until Garak suggests that with his skills experience he should be bumped up until he outranks Worf.

"I hate Temporal Mechanics."

Zeke 06-28-2012 04:34 AM

Ooooh. Sa'ar, right episode, wrong title. "The Die is Cast" involved Garak and <i>Odo</i> heading to the Gamma Quadrant to find some things, albeit in Romulan custody.

(Side note: I wonder how many people had a minor coronary thinking Garak was serious about joining Starfleet? I was okay with Nog going legit, but Rom was really pushing it.)

Sa'ar Chasm 06-28-2012 07:43 AM

Consarn it! Well, I can't come up with it right now, so it's a freebie to anyone who can.

Wowbagger 06-28-2012 09:06 AM

Can I please win simply by posting this?

If not, there is no good reason for Worf and Garak to be in the G.Q. except if they are about to be captured and held in a Dominion internment camp. So "In Purgatory's Shadow." I have no memory of why Garak was there, though it probably had something to do with his dad being in the camp, too.

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.