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Punch It! 47 62.67%
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:23 PM
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Anything can beat Archer's "Let's go."
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:31 PM
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Anything can beat Archer's "Let's go."
"Execute." [looks around, waits for something to happen]
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:51 PM
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Short Kirk version: Go, Sulu!
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:31 PM
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Definitely, 'Punch it!' It is so Kirk!

'Engage!', well, Picard owns that line!
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:05 PM
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I actually think I'd prefer it if Kirk(or the commanding officer on the bridge at the time) said something different every single time they went to warp.

I liked how in a lot of instances Sulu was given MANY different orders on where to go and how to get there.

In TWOK for instance, Captain Spock said "Mr. Sulu, indulge yourself."

And in TUC, Captain Kirk said "Second Star on the right, and straight on till morning."

Always loved the spontaneity of it. "Punch" it was good for Capt. Pike to say once.

But I like the rather creative wording of the orders that Sulu got in the movies.

Yeh, I think his orders should be different every time. Or at least worded differently every time.

I would like to hear "Engage!" one last time though. I'd hate to think the last time it will ever be said was back in Nemesis.

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:19 PM
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I've always been partial to "Ahead, warp factor (insert number from 1 to 9 here)!"
But if I only have the choice between the two, I'll pick "Engage!". But ultimately, it depends on the Captain, they all seem to have their quirks. Kirk is bold and forward looking, Pike (in the new film) seems to be an adventurer and more a man of the people, and Picard is a bit of a high-brow stuffed shirt well educated blueblood. If Picard were real, I could respect him and his abilities, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to like the man. Anyone who doesn't like pets and children has something wrong with him.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:36 PM
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I've always been partial to "Ahead, warp factor (insert number from 1 to 9 here)!"
But if I only have the choice between the two, I'll pick "Engage!". But ultimately, it depends on the Captain, they all seem to have their quirks. Kirk is bold and forward looking, Pike (in the new film) seems to be an adventurer and more a man of the people, and Picard is a bit of a high-brow stuffed shirt well educated blueblood. If Picard were real, I could respect him and his abilities, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to like the man. Anyone who doesn't like pets and children has something wrong with him.
Picard starts out that way yes. But as the series and the movies progress you can slowly see his heart melt.

He warmed up to Wesley Crusher eventually.

There was also really touching moment when he visits his young nephew Renee in France after the the Borg incident in TNG.

Then there was that moment in the Nexus where he was genuinely happy to be surround by children, not to mention he cried REALLY hard when he found out Renee died in a car accident in Generations.

He was nice to the children of the Ba'Ku in Insurrection.

So yes, he starts out with some prejudice toward pets and children. But you can tell the man has heart of gold as the series progresses.

People who say there isn't character development in TNG aren't paying attention.

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:55 PM
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Picard method:
Set course to whatever, warp factor whatever.
Ready Sir (waiting for the word to go)
Engage. (Then they warp)

Kirk method:
Set course to whatever, ahead warp factor whatever
Yes sir (then they warp)
Steady as she goes. (usually but not when there is urgency)

Yes its just simple style and everyone has their own. To me Kirks has just a subtle panache and I agree Picards sounds more like "ok push the button now". Neither is anything to think on much... but you asked.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:16 AM
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As much as I like "engage" ....."punch it." really does it for me...Han Solo style.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:27 AM
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I too think it depends on the captain.

During benign situations, Captain Pike's easy going style well suited the "Punch it" order. Would've been interesting to hear the captain heroically give that same order whilst getting the Enterprise out of a desperate situation.

(BTW, interesting to note that in "The Cage" when Pike gives the command to go to warp, he says: "Engage".)
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