(Created on 10th December 2010)
The following question was presented:
I've been watching a few Star Trek (TNG, not that it matters) episodes and am taken by how good some of the one liners are. When Q transports the senior staff of the Enterprise to Sherwood Forrest to make Picard play out a Robin Hood saga, the camera pans to Worf in tights who shouts “Sir, I protest, I am not a merry man!” Anyway, that brings me to this week's question - which of the following is your favorite quote?
Luke, I am your father - Darth Vader and None of the above tied with 33% of the votes each from the following selection:
- Beam me up, Scotty - Captain Kirk (17%)
- Do you feel lucky, punk? - Dirty Harry (0%)
- Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock Holmes (17%)
- Hello Clarice - Hannibal Lecter (0%)
- Luke, I am your father - Darth Vader (33%)
- Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? - Evil Queen, Snow White (0%)
- Play it again, Sam - Humphrey Bogart (0%)
- None of the above (33%)
Graphic of Results:
The correct answer is, of course “none of the above” on the basis that none of these lines were actually spoken. These are all misquoted lines. The actual lines are as follows:
- Captain Kirk (closest line) - Scotty, Beam us up.
- Darth Vader - no, I am your father.
- Dirty Harry - Ah, I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking, ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, I’ve forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question, ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?
- Evil Queen (Snow White) - Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all
- Hannibal Lecter - good evening, Clarice.
- Humphrey Bogart - You played it for her, you can play it for me. When Sam tries to refuse, he replies, If she can stand it, I can. Play it!
- Sherlock Holmes - has quoted deductions as being elementary and has referred to his sidekick as my dear Watson, but never together.
I like Mr O's comment regarding none of the above and Brewster's Millions. None of the above being the vote campaign that Brewster ran, but unfortunately that line was spoken during the film, so wouldn't be a quote that would fit here. Beyond that, it seems as if the majority of folks went for the Star Wars quote.