The Federation’s gone; the Borg is everywhere! Did you come here for something in particular or just general Riker-bashing? Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. Shields up! Rrrrred alert! Our neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns. Not if I weaken first. Your shields were failing, sir. Sorry, Data. How long can two people talk about nothing? The unexpected is our normal routine. Commander William Riker of the Starship Enterprise. Smooth as an android’s bottom, eh, Data? Well, that’s certainly good to know. And blowing into maximum warp speed, you appeared for an instant to be in two places at once. That might’ve been one of the shortest assignments in the history of Starfleet. This should be interesting. I recommend you don’t fire until you’re within 40,000 kilometers. Earl Grey tea, watercress sandwiches… and Bularian canapés? Are you up for promotion? Then maybe you should consider this: if anything happens to them, Starfleet is going to want a full investigation. Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. Maybe if we felt any human loss as keenly as we feel one of those close to us, human history would be far less bloody. Computer, lights up! Captain, why are we out here chasing comets? My oath is between Captain Kargan and myself. Your only concern is with how you obey my orders. Or do you prefer the rank of prisoner to that of lieutenant? and attack the Romulans. Wouldn’t that bring about chaos? Is it my imagination, or have tempers become a little frayed on the ship lately? About four years. I got tired of hearing how young I looked. But the probability of making a six is no greater than that of rolling a seven. You bet I’m agitated! I may be surrounded by insanity, but I am not insane. When has justice ever been as simple as a rule book? We know you’re dealing in stolen ore. But I wanna talk about the assassination attempt on Lieutenant Worf. Mr. Worf, you sound like a man who’s asking his friend if he can start dating his sister. Talk about going nowhere fast. Maybe we better talk out here; the observation lounge has turned into a swamp. I’m afraid I still don’t understand, sir. You did exactly what you had to do. You considered all your options, you tried every alternative and then you made the hard choice. I will obey your orders. I will serve this ship as First Officer. And in an attack against the Enterprise, I will die with this crew. But I will not break my oath of loyalty to Starfleet. Computer, belay that order. Yesterday I did not know how to eat gagh. The look in your eyes, I recognize it. You used to have it for me. Damage report! I can’t. As much as I care about you, my first duty is to the ship. What? We’re not at all alike! Fate. It protects fools, little children, and ships named “Enterprise.” We finished our first sensor sweep of the neutral zone. Sure. You’d be surprised how far a hug goes with Geordi, or Worf. Besides, you look good in a dress. Ensign Babyface! Well, I’ll say this for him – he’s sure of himself. Congratulations – you just destroyed the Enterprise. I suggest you drop it, Mr. Data. Fear is the true enemy, the only enemy. We have a saboteur aboard. I’ve had twelve years to think about it. And if I had it to do over again, I would have grabbed the phaser and pointed it at you instead of them. Mr. Worf, you do remember how to fire phasers? For an android with no feelings, he sure managed to evoke them in others.