advertisement [Repeated line] Capt. Picard: Make it so. Lwaxana Troi: Oh little one, you don't understand, I can't remember the last time I cried this much. Counselor Troi: [telepathically] I do. It was when father died. Borg Collective: Freedom is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. The Borg: Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours. Wesley Crusher: He wants the impossible. Lt.Cmdr. Geordi Laforge: That's the short definition of "Captain". Q: Jean-Luc, it's wonderful to see you again. How about a big hug? [Puts his feet up on Picards desk] Q: Well don't just stand there. Say something. Capt. Picard: Get out of my chair. Capt. Picard: I've just been paid a visit from Q. Commander William T. Riker: Q? Any idea what he's up to? Capt. Picard: He wants to do something nice for me. [Riker nods] Commander William T. Riker: I'll alert the crew. Lt. Cmdr. Data: If the warp drive fails to activate, the results could be... unfortunate. Lieutenant Worf: Very unfortunate. We will be dead. [opening monologue] Capt. Picard: Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. [Quoting Data about friendship] Commander William T. Riker: Our neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns. [after the Borg have abducted Picard] Lieutenant Worf: Sir. The coordinates they have set. They are on a direct course for Sector 001. The Terran system. Commander William T. Riker: Earth... Locutus: If you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you. William T. Riker: Take your best shot, Locutus, we are about to intervene. [Data approaches Picard to request advice on understanding women] Capt. Picard: When I have some, I'll let you know. Lieutenant Worf: Mute. The Borg: Freedom is irrelevant. Self-determination is irrelevant. You must comply. The Borg: Death is irrelevant. Your archaic cultures are authority-driven. To facilitate our introduction into your societies, it has been decided that a human voice will speak for us in all communications. You have been chosen to be that voice. Lieutenant Worf: [Worf Roaring as Alexander turns away from his mother lying dead on the floor in her quarters] You have never seen death have you? [Alexander shakes his head no] Lieutenant Worf: Then look and always remember. Counselor Troi: I sense that you're angry with someone. Lieutenant Worf: I do not know what you are talking about. Counselor Troi: Your angry with K'Ehleyr because she died and she left you with a son that you didn't know you had. Commander William T. Riker: In your position it's important to ask yourself one question: what would Picard do? Wesley Crusher: He'd listen to everyone's opinion and then make his own decision. Lieutenant Worf: Nepo! Capt. Picard: This is mutiny! [repeated line] Capt. Picard: Engage! Commander William T. Riker: When it really works between two people it's not like anything you've ever experienced. The rewards are far greater than, simple friendship. [repeated line] Capt. Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot. [from Cost of Living] Counselor Troi: What would you like your father to promise, Alexander? Alexander Rozhenko: No yelling. Lieutenant Worf: [yelling] I do n... [calming, realizing his mistake] Lieutenant Worf: I do not yell. [from Cost of Living] Alexander Rozhenko: [walking into Ten-Forward with Worf] I don't want to agree! Lieutenant Worf: But you have to agree. That is what an agreement is. Counselor Troi, excuse the intrusion, but we are having some... difficulty... drawing up our contract. Alexander Rozhenko: He's not fair! Lieutenant Worf: The boy is unreasonable! Lwaxana Troi: Well, of course he's unreasonable, he's a child! Aw, he's such a child! [nudges Alexander's chin] Lwaxana Troi: You know, making little boys reasonable only gives them pimples. Counselor Troi: Alexander, this is my mother. Lwaxana Troi: [excited] Alexander? What a *wonderful* name! You know, I once knew a tall, handsome warrior named Alexander, Oh, he utterly adored me. And we went everywhere. Simply everywhere! [chuckles] Lwaxana Troi: Have you been anywh... Lwaxana Troi: [finally realizing why they came into Ten-Forward] *Contract*? What contract? Klingon Commander: Federation ship Enterprise, surrender and prepare to be boarded. Capt. Picard: [indignantly, under his breath] That'll be the day! [talking about Data training his cat] Lt. Cmdr. Data: Unfortunately, I have been less than successful. Lt.Cmdr. Geordi Laforge: I've got an idea. How about a phaser? A low-stun setting at just the right moment might do the trick. Lt. Cmdr. Data: Geordi, I cannot stun my cat. Lt.Cmdr. Geordi Laforge: I was kidding, Data. Lwaxana Troi: [Picard rescued Lwaxana from Daimon Tog] Thank you, Jean-Luc. You were most convincing. [purring] Lwaxana Troi: You certainly convinced me. Capt. Picard: Mrs. Troi, I'm truly grateful that you risked your life for my people. I'll have you home within hours. Lwaxana Troi: [provocative tone] Really, that isn't necessary, Captain. I'd love to hear more of that poetry... Capt. Picard: [disentangles himself from Lwaxana] Perhaps another time. [offers her the captain's chair and walks up to Wesley Crusher] Capt. Picard: Mister Crusher, set course for Betazed. [low voice] Capt. Picard: Warp Nine. [Wesley grins and sets the coordinates] Commander William T. Riker: You can't join us!... The denizens of the Continuum will kick you out! Q: [contemptuously] THEM? They're a bunch of boring and incompetent fools! Q: Hello Worf, eat any good books lately? Scotty: [having argument with the computer over which enterprise bridge he wants] NCC 1701. No bloody A, B, C, or D! Capt. Picard: I've been thinking about the first time I met Geordi La Forge. He was a young officer, assigned to pilot me on an inspection tour. And I made some offhand remark about the shuttle's engine efficiency not being what it should. And the next morning I found out that he'd stayed up all night refitting fuel initiators. Well - I knew then that I wanted to have him with me on my next command. Capt. Picard: The first time I saw Tasha Yar, she was making her way through a Carnelian minefield, to reach a wounded colonist. Her ship had responded to their distress call, as had mine. When it was all over, I requested that she be assigned to the Enterprise; her ship's captain owed me a favor. In the months that followed, she never once failed to put the safety of the crew before her own. And she died doing the same. I'm sorry you never knew the woman Tasha became. I think you would have been proud of her. Capt. Picard: As a matter of fact, I never met Will until he reported aboard at Farpoint Station. Admiral Eric Pressman: You chose your first officer without ever meeting him? Capt. Picard: I was looking through the records of about fifty candidates, and Will's was very much like all the others, filled with lots of dry statistics and glowing letters of recommendation that tell you nothing. I was about to put it aside, look at another file, and then... something caught my eye. There was an incident on Altair III when Will was first officer of the Hood. He refused to let Captain De Soto beam down during a crisis. He disobeyed a direct order, and he risked a general court martial, because he thought he was right. And when I read that, I knew that I had found my Number One. Admiral Eric Pressman: You wanted someone with a history of disobedience? Capt. Picard: I wanted someone who would stand up to me, someone who is more concerned with the safety of the ship and accomplishing the mission than with how it might look on his record. To me that's one of the marks of a good officer.