Once more it’s time for another geek-related Top 5 List! In honor of the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention (STLV) going on as I type this (which I am not attending but certain friend-types of mine are–one of whom is at some point painting another of whom green at some point), today’s list is going to be…
Top Five Star Trek Exclamations
Shouting these lines of Trek dialogue are guaranteed to result in cheers from those in the know, and strange, confused, and possibly frightened looks from those who aren’t. You may also get some envious stares as those who wish they were bold enough to shout them look on and wonder why they don’t have your guts. Maybe you’ll even meet your future wife/husband this way when they see you share a common love of Trek. You never know. So, as usual, in no particular order…
“BRING FORTH THE LIRPA!!!”
Shouted by Vulcan priestess T’Pau in “Amok Time,” it refers to those big pizza-spatula-cutter things that Kirk and Spock use to slice and bludgeon the crap out of each other to see if Spock gets to have sex. Use this whenever anyone is having a disagreement.
(Okay, so technically T’Pau didn’t actually SHOUT it, but she’s got gravitas. You should shout it.)
This one takes a little more preparation to pull off correctly. It’s a multi-step process:
- Go into a room where the blinds are down or the shades are drawn.
- YANK open said shades.
- Point out the window with shaking arm and defiant sneer.
- Shout: “THIS IS CETI ALPHA FIVE!!!!”
This is a good one for stress release. Or for just when you want to open the blinds with style.
We all shout silly things when accidentally shot full of WAY too much Cordrazine, right? But did you know you can also use this for getting yourself out of a potentially embarrassing situation, such as finding you’ve forgotten your wallet while in the supermarket checkout line? Try it!
Then run from the store. NO one will realize you forgot your wallet, and your dignity is secure!
“There are FOUR LIGHTS!!!”
Dipping into ST:TNG for this one, which is possibly one of Picard’s most remembered (shouted) quotes, and one delivered quite well in response to psychological torture while he was a Cardassian prisoner of war in the 1984-esque “Chain of Command” (Part 2). It’s one of the best TNG episodes, and Patrick Stewart, of course, delivers a great performance.
And YOU can use this line for when you’ve finally gotten your wireless modem/router to work again!
I really can’t do this one any more justice than this YouTube video from James Gamble, so I’ll just step aside and let you view it…