Monday, August 11, 2014

All Hands Battle Stations

PICARD: This is about saving the future of humanity.
LILY: Jean-Luc, blow up the damn ship!
PICARD: No! ...No! (Picard breaks the starship display cabinet with his phaser rifle)
PICARD: No! ... I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already. Too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here, ...this far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they've done.
LILY: You broke your little ships. ...See you around, Ahab.
PICARD: 'And he piled upon the whale's white hump, a sum of all the rage and hate felt by his own race. If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.'
LILY: What? PICARD: 'Moby Dick.' LILY: Actually, I never read it.
PICARD: Ahab spent years hunting the white whale that crippled him. A quest for vengeance, ...but in the end it destroyed him and his ship.
 LILY: I guess he didn't know when to quit

Star Trek First Contact is a cool movie. I love it when Lilly rather gloomily, says 'See you around, Ahab.' All seems lost. Its seems to me Lilly Sloane's comparison of Picard to Ahab captures the moment beautifully. Despite Lilly's heated words, our valiant skipper delivers a powerful message - Never Give Up, Never Surrender. After all how would you feel about blowing up the beloved Enterprise?

Well my trekker friends, I just wanted you to know Spacerguy is back! The show must go on. All hands battle stations! Lets go get the Borg.


 

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back! And great choice for your return. Best Star Trek ever.

Spacer Guy said...

Thanks Alex

DAVID WALSTON said...

I always loved Picard, he has several great moments.

Spacer Guy said...

Picards clever use of words often settles the score before a single shot is ever fired.

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Hey... that Picard looks a like Professor X... lol!

Welcome back to the space world.

Jeremy

Tony Laplume said...

Best Star Trek scene ever. And the lines themselves don't do the scene justice. It's truly in the acting. And that's what makes it so brilliant.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The part where Leonard used that line is my favorite.

Maurice Mitchell said...

From Big Bang Theory of course. :) Welcome back!

Spacer Guy said...

Its awesome when Leonard Nimoy voices little Spock.

planetpailly said...

This is by far my favorite scene in all of Star Trek. Patrick Stewart nailed it.

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