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William Ian Gasarch

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Jun 15, 1994, 11:39:34 AM6/15/94
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(Sorry if this is the wrong newsgroup for this.
Just tell me politely if this is the case and I'll post
to the correct one.)


In Star Trek VI there is ONE LINE that I can't make out
on my video tape.

When some female character suggests that they get
some Romulan Ale to help the dinner with the klingons
go more smoothly, just as Kirk is about to step
off the bridge he says

``... thinking ...''

Probably something LIKE ``good thinking officer'' but
its NOT that. I can't quite make it out.

Please email to gas...@cs.umd.edu and/or include
the word `gasarch' in your response to the net
so I can search for it easily.

bill gasarch

Gregg Germain

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Jun 15, 1994, 2:02:33 PM6/15/94
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I had the same trouble with that line. It's :

That's officer thinking.


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cu...@vms.cis.pitt.edu

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Jun 15, 1994, 4:08:19 PM6/15/94
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In article <CrGA4...@cfanews.harvard.edu>, gr...@hrc2.harvard.edu (Gregg Germain) writes:
> I had the same trouble with that line. It's :
>
> That's officer thinking.
>
I think the line was, "Apposite thinking, lieutenant." Or something like that.


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Scott J Gorcey

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Jun 15, 1994, 1:35:00 PM6/15/94
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In article <2tn7bm$l...@dontcare.cs.umd.edu>, gas...@cs.umd.edu (William Ian Gasarch) writes...

>(Sorry if this is the wrong newsgroup for this.
>Just tell me politely if this is the case and I'll post
>to the correct one.)
>
>
>In Star Trek VI there is ONE LINE that I can't make out
>on my video tape.
>
>When some female character suggests that they get
>some Romulan Ale to help the dinner with the klingons
>go more smoothly, just as Kirk is about to step
>off the bridge he says
>
>``... thinking ...''

Yeah, he says, "officer thinking, lieutenant."
It's a compliment.

David Winchester

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Jun 15, 1994, 2:15:46 PM6/15/94
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: When some female character suggests that they get

: some Romulan Ale to help the dinner with the klingons
: go more smoothly, just as Kirk is about to step
: off the bridge he says

: ``... thinking ...''

The Character is Lt. Polaris and having watched ST:VI earlier today I
beleive Kirk says "Officer Thinking Lieutenant" I know he says
Lieutenant but I am not sure about Officer.
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Timothy E. Neto

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Jun 18, 1994, 3:20:15 AM6/18/94
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If I remember correctly, the line is:

Auspicious(sp) thinking lieutenant.

Also, I sounds right and it make sense considering the dialog.


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Jeff Rose

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Jun 19, 1994, 2:20:51 AM6/19/94
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= In a communique intercepted by Bothan spies, David Winchester said =

DW> The Character is Lt. Polaris and having watched ST:VI earlier today I
DW> beleive Kirk says "Officer Thinking Lieutenant" I know he says
DW> Lieutenant but I am not sure about Officer.

Excuse me whilst I pick a nit..."Lt. Valeris" is the characters name.

Jeff Rose 8^)

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Jeff Rose

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Jun 19, 1994, 2:17:24 AM6/19/94
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With phaser in hand, William screamed to :

WIG> Probably something LIKE ``good thinking officer'' but
WIG> its NOT that. I can't quite make it out.

I believe, as you've probably heard by now, the line was "Officer
thinking Lieutenant."

Jeff Rose 8^)

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| denied even to prayer."
| -Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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ROY SARKAR

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Jun 22, 1994, 2:00:28 PM6/22/94
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In article <2tnggi$o...@freenet3.scri.fsu.edu> dav...@freenet3.scri.fsu.edu (David Winchester) writes:
>From: dav...@freenet3.scri.fsu.edu (David Winchester)
>Subject: Re: ST VI question
>Date: 15 Jun 1994 14:15:46 -0400

>: When some female character suggests that they get
>: some Romulan Ale to help the dinner with the klingons
>: go more smoothly, just as Kirk is about to step
>: off the bridge he says

>: ``... thinking ...''

>The Character is Lt. Polaris and having watched ST:VI earlier today I
>beleive Kirk says "Officer Thinking Lieutenant" I know he says
>Lieutenant but I am not sure about Officer.

Actually, the character is Lt. Valeris (who replaced Sulu at the helm).
Kirk says to her "Officer thinking Lieutenant". I think this was meant as a
compliment to her.

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Shawn William Miller

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Jun 27, 1994, 10:20:39 PM6/27/94
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In article <1ef926cf...@ragnarok.mtroyal.ab.ca>, 21171...@ragnarok.mtroyal.ab.ca (Jeff Rose) writes:
|> = In a communique intercepted by Bothan spies, David Winchester said =
|>
|> DW> The Character is Lt. Polaris and having watched ST:VI earlier today I
|> DW> beleive Kirk says "Officer Thinking Lieutenant" I know he says
|> DW> Lieutenant but I am not sure about Officer.
|>
|> Excuse me whilst I pick a nit..."Lt. Valeris" is the characters name.
|>

It was "Offensive thinking, Lieutenant," wasn't it?

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Oct 11, 2013, 5:10:25 PM10/11/13
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Reading replies below, I think the suggestion that Kirk's reply is "Officer thinking, Lieutenant" makes the most sense. I amended the IMDB synopsis to reflect that today, 10-11-13. Thanks for opening the original topic -- this thing has dogged me for a long time!

Michael Prenez-Isbell

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Jul 11, 2023, 4:29:31 PM7/11/23
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ARGGGGGHHHH

OH FOR THE LOVE OF....

APPOSITE thinking. APPOSITE, as in APT, as in "appropriate or suitable in the circumstances."

If you speak the English langauge, it's really not that difficult. Star Trek has often been written by very literate people with good, adult vocabularies. And so this.






Tavis Ormandy

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Jul 15, 2023, 11:09:01 AM7/15/23
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On 2023-07-11, Michael Prenez-Isbell wrote:
>> Reading replies below, I think the suggestion that Kirk's reply is "Officer thinking, Lieutenant" makes the most sense. I amended the IMDB synopsis to reflect that today, 10-11-13. Thanks for opening the original topic -- this thing has dogged me for a long time!
>
>
>
> ARGGGGGHHHH
>
> OH FOR THE LOVE OF....
>
> APPOSITE thinking. APPOSITE, as in APT, as in "appropriate or suitable in the circumstances."
>
> If you speak the English langauge, it's really not that difficult. Star Trek has often been written by very literate people with good, adult vocabularies. And so this.
>

I'm not convinced, it *really* sounds like "officer thinking" to me.

I found the clip:

https://youtu.be/AkqZja1IBfk?t=246

Very hard to believe he is saying "apposite" there! Maybe it would
have been a better word choice, but I don't think it's what they went with :)

Tavis.

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Tavis Ormandy

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Jul 15, 2023, 11:52:10 AM7/15/23
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On 2023-07-15, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
> On 2023-07-11, Michael Prenez-Isbell wrote:
>> ARGGGGGHHHH
>>
>> OH FOR THE LOVE OF....
>>
>> APPOSITE thinking. APPOSITE, as in APT, as in "appropriate or suitable in the circumstances."
>>
>> If you speak the English langauge, it's really not that difficult. Star Trek has often been written by very literate people with good, adult vocabularies. And so this.
>>
>
> I'm not convinced, it *really* sounds like "officer thinking" to me.
>
> I found the clip:
>
> https://youtu.be/AkqZja1IBfk?t=246
>

Ah, I found a copy of the original script online - it even has Denny
Flinn's handwritten notes:

https://assets.scriptslug.com/live/pdf/scripts/star-trek-vi-the-undiscovered-country-1991.pdf

Page 22:

> Kirk smiles, relieved.
>
> KIRK
>
> Officer thinking, Lieutenant.

Case closed, I think :)
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