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Old 09-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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^^^ Likewise
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:08 PM
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Okay, Nate, you've officially stumped everyone and won this round. Can you reveal the answer and provide a new quote?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:54 PM
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I, too, do not recognize the quote . . . and "Court Martial" and "Turnabout Intruder" would probably have been my first two guesses, for what it's worth.

Odd that it's so hard to place, because it seems like it should be a striking moment.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:30 PM
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Okay, it's from "The Way to Eden":

CHEKOV: Why did you do it? [Join the hippies]
IRINA: Why did you? [Leave her and join Starfleet]
CHEKOV: I am proud of what I am. I believe in what I do. Can you say that?


Okay, I hope this one is easier....

"We have a saying in [place], 'It's lonely at the top.'"

I have to censor the place mentioned, or else it'd be too easy.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:36 PM
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Voyager?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:16 PM
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The series, but not the place in the quote.
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"We have a saying on Arachnia..."

It's from Bride of Chaotica! if I don't miss my guess. The place would definitely, definitely have been a giveaway.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:10 PM
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Yup. Your turn.
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Got one.

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The thread died, so I'm gonna cheat and give the answer. Maybe we can get the ball rolling again....

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No idea. "A Matter of Honor"?
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Guinan in "Redemption."

Let's try again...

"Life is not a dream."
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Ah! I know that one, even though I haven't seen the movie all the way through. It's Spock in Trek V, struggling to understand "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". (I know about it from reading the review at Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension -- fun place, read the Superman IV review -- where that moment is one of the two in the whole movie he likes. The other is Spock remembering something mean Sarek said within minutes of his birth.)

Here's one I looked up earlier today: "A deadline has a wonderful way of concentrating the mind."
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I cheated and looked this one up. I hope someone else can do better.
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I really have no idea.
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The original was Samuel Johnson talking about being hanged in the morning. I dunno where it turns up in Trek. Jake was a writer, writers have deadlines, possibly something there?
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Okay, fairly large hint: Samuel Johnson is close, on account of being a historical British person, but he has the handicap that he really existed.
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I would never have gotten that if I hadn't looked it up. Obviously I have to watch that ep again. I really enjoyed it when it aired, too; I thought that ep and its successor were some of the more clever bits of Trek plotting.

I thought the quote sounded a lot like Douglas Adams ("I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by"), who is also British.
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It reminded me of a bit in one of Terry Pratchett's novels, where the context is in fact an imminent hanging. And he's British.

Still couldn't tell you where the Trek version comes from.
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I, too, cheated and looked it up, and then realised I should have been able to guess it if I'd thought long enough.

So, a British fictional character. Where do people in the future go to interact with fictional characters?

(Apart from large plush bears and associates)
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