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The Trouble with Pilots…

The following quote has to be one of my all-time favorite from TV shows and movies. It’s a quote taken from the 1967 Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”. Somehow, I feel like poor Scotty is describing not only Kirk, but a lot of today’s pilots who have started to take themselves a little bit too seriously… enjoy!

Scotty: Well, captain, er, the Klingons called you a tin plated over bearing swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood.
Capt. Kirk: Is that all?
Scotty: No sir, they also compared you with a Denebian slime devil.
Capt. Kirk: I see.
Scotty: And then they said that you were…
Capt. Kirk: I get the picture, Scotty.
Scotty: Yes, sir.
Capt. Kirk: And after they said all this, that’s when you hit the Klingons.
Scotty: No, sir.
Capt. Kirk: No?
Scotty: No, er, I didn’t. You told us to avoid trouble.
Capt. Kirk: Oh, yes.
Scotty: Well, I didn’t see that it was worth fighting about. After all, we’re big enough to take a few insults, aren’t we?
Capt. Kirk: What was it they said that started the fight?
Scotty: They called the Enterprise a garbage scow! Sir.
Capt. Kirk: I see. And that’s when you hit the Klingon?
Scotty: Yes, sir.
Capt. Kirk: You hit the Klingons because they insulted the Enterprise, not because they…
Scotty: Well, sir, this was a matter of pride!
Capt. Kirk: All right, Scotty dismissed. Oh, Scotty, you’re restricted to quarters until further notice.
Scotty: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. That’ll give me a chance to catch up on my technical journals.
 
source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708480/quotes
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About jdmarcellin

Professional pilot for a major Canadian operator. Interested in helping make a better world for all my fellow pilots out there. Passionate of aviation and all things that fly. Caution: I speak my mind loud and clear! All views are my own.

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