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Old 01-31-2010, 04:40 AM
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I've been asked to settle a dispute between two friends that are casual TNG fans and, without watching the entire series over from "Farpoint" on, I figured I'd appeal to the masses here to see if anyone knew definitively.

Friend 1 says that Picard ordered his tea from the replicator as "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." 100% of the time.

Friend 2 says that at least once he only said, "Tea. Earl Grey."

I'm inclined to believe that F2 could be right...because it sounds familiar...but I don't know which episode or film.

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:00 AM
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True...but it could be the kind of thing a writer could mess up.
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Every time I remember hearing it the phrase was, "Computer: Tea, Earl Grey, hot."
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:13 AM
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Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

Janeway: Coffee, black.

Chief O'Brian: Coffee, double sweet.

Worf: Prune juice, chilled.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:18 AM
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I seem to remember a 'hot' in there from time to time.
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"Tea, Earl Grey, Hot." I think that is what he says most of the time. I don't know if he says that 100% of the time or not.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:55 PM
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I am probably overinterpreting but whereas drinking tea emphasized Picard's calm, thoughtful side, the staccato-like "Tea, Early Grey, hot." (instead of a more fluent and normal "Computer, hot Earl Grey Tea".) emphasized Picard's disciplined, military side.
In other words, when Picard orders tea and drinks it, you get his character in a nutshell.

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I am probably overinterpreting but whereas drinking tea emphasized Picard's calm, thoughtful side, the staccato-like "Tea, Early Grey, hot." (instead of a more fluent and normal "Computer, hot Earl Grey Tea".) emphasized Picard's disciplined, military side.
In other words, when Picard orders tea and drinks it, you get his character in a nutshell.

I like that interpretation. Oh, and I agree with friend #1.

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Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

Janeway: Coffee, black.

Chief O'Brian: Coffee, double sweet.

Worf: Prune juice, chilled.
Sounds great.
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