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Thread: Ship Dedication Quotes

  1. #16
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    May 2002
    Canyon, TX, USA, Sol III
    Another one from my game.

    Excelsior-class Explorer U.S.S. Jonathan Archer
    "I will see my dream come alive at last; I will touch the sky."

    No, it's not the PC's ship, but some important NPCs will be on it and it will be in the area of Starbase 289.

    (Oh, I hate my fumble-fingered method of typing; it took Perryyy's quote to make me notice I typed the quote in wrong.)
    Last edited by PGoodman13; 07-09-2002 at 12:46 PM.
    Patrick Goodman -- Tilting at Windmills

    "I dare you to do better." -- Captain Christopher Pike

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  2. #17
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    Nov 2000
    Albuquerque, NM, USA
    From USS Constitution, NCC-71000 (Galaxy-class)
    " defend the liberty of the citizens of this Federation, and to spread its benefits..." From the original speach by President John Ford of the UFP on the christening of USS Constitution, NCC-1700.

    USS Athena, NCC-65809 (Arika-class)
    "Wisdom, science, and defense"

    USS Shenandoah, NCC-1950 (Constitution II class)
    "We return to the stars..."
    "War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

    John Stuart Mill

  3. #18
    Perrryyy Guest
    Originally posted by Ramage
    Of course all of this is just BEGGING for parodies...

    USS Lake Wobegon
    "All the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average"

    YES! I love Garrison Keillor!

    I probably would have gone with "Don't Panic" for the USS Douglas Adams, but that's just me

  4. #19
    Perrryyy Guest
    Originally posted by PGoodman13
    Another one from my game.

    Excelsior-class Explorer U.S.S. Jonathan Archer
    "I will see my dream come alive at least; I will touch the sky."

    I like that one!

  5. #20
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    Mar 2000
    Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA
    Ambassador-class USS Santa Maria
    "Cruisin' on the Santa Maria
    Searchin' for a brave new world"

    Nebula-class USS Bonaventure
    "And the wild winds of fortune
    Shall carry us onward
    Oh withersoever they blow"

    Type IX Shuttle USS Carroll Shelby
    "Spring little Cobra
    With all your might"

    Danube-class Runabout USS Piscataqua
    "You can't get theyah from heyah"
    + &lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;<

    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Psalm 144:1

  6. #21
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    Jan 2000
    I too have gone for "Dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori". for my Defiant-class USS Thunderchild.

    And for the USS Boudicea in my Dominion campaign, I'm toying with: "in this battle you must conquer or die" or "I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters."

    "The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had."
    Madworld, Donnie Darko.

  7. #22
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    Sep 1999
    USS Wayfarer - the long time PC ship of my campaigns:

    "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because it is easy but becasue they are hard..." JFK

    I was watching "From Earth to the Moon" when I someone asked me what the dedication plaque said. JFK's speech may have been the defining speech of space exploration so I decided to use it.

    For NPC vessels:

    USS John Paul Jones

    "I have not yet begun to fight"

    USS Farragut

    "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."

    USS Kennedy

    "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

    USS Pavel Chekov

    "The Russians invented the starship."

    USS Frank Herbert

    "The spice must flow."

    USS Julius Ceasar

    "Vedi Veni Vici" (I came I saw I conquered)

    USS Rubicon

    "The die is cast."

    USS Patton

    "Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavour shrink into insignificance."

    USS Gettysberg

    "Four score and seven years ago..."

    USS Blackadder

    "I have a cunning plan..."

    USS Excalibur

    "Whoever pulleth this sword from this stone shall be King of all Britain"

    USS Churchill

    "We will fight them on the beaches, on the landing grounds and in the fields, we will never surrender."

    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    "Talk softly and carry a big stick."

    USS Casablanca

    "Of all the bars and all the gin joints in the world, she has to walk into this one..."

    USS Frank Herbert

    "The spice must flow."
    Last edited by ghosty; 07-09-2002 at 04:27 PM.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Miles below the Earth's crust.
    USS Excelsior (NX/NCC-2000)
    "Wherever you go, there you are."

    USS Christopher Pike

    USS Voltaire
    "Bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish."

    USS Montgomery Scott
    "When that much matter and anti-matter come together, of that you can be sure."

    USS McCoy
    "He's dead Jim."

    USS Enterprise (NX-01)
    "Please cancel this show before we screw the timeline over any further."
    Darth Sarcastic

    "Shall I goto 'Red Alert' sir? It does mean changing the lightbulb." - Kryten, Red Dwarf

  9. #24
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    Feb 2001
    Seattle, WA
    USS Anduril - named for Aragorn's sword in The Lord of the Rings:

    "Very bright was that sword when it was made again..."
    "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."

    -Gimli, son of Gloin (The Fellowship of the Ring)

  10. #25
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    Apr 2000
    Albertson, NY, USA


    IKV Doomslayer

    "I claim this (Insert object here) For the glory of the Klingon Empire!


  11. #26
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    May 2002
    Just more for the hopper --

    USS Inigo Montoya
    "Prepare to die"

    USS Emilio Lizardo
    "Laugh while you can, monkey-boy!"

    USS Han Solo
    "Who's scruffy looking?"

    USS Black Knight
    "I'm Invincible! ... You're a looney!"

    USS 12 Monkeys
    "I want them shaved, sterilized, and destroyed"

    (oh dear, I think my brain broke)

  12. #27
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Canyon, TX, USA, Sol III
    In a dangerous bit of tactics, I'll try to veer us back to the at least semi-serious dedication quotes, and not some of the silliness that's being shown.

    I have a class of escort vessels called the King's Protector class in my series. Four of those ships, which always operate in the same squadron with each other, are the U.S.S. Aramis, U.S.S. Athos, U.S.S. Porthos, and the U.S.S. D'Artagnan. They share the singular distinction of all having the same quote on their dedication plaques. Naturally, that quote is "All for one, and one for all."
    Patrick Goodman -- Tilting at Windmills

    "I dare you to do better." -- Captain Christopher Pike

    Beyond the Final Frontier: CODA Star Trek RPG Support

  13. #28
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    Oct 2001
    New York, NY


    USS Fedifensor, Larson Class-TOS Era

    "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around."

    USS Fedifensor, Remora Class-TOS Movies Era

    "For those about to rock, we salute you."

    USS Fedifensor, Sabre Class-TNG/DS9 Era

    "It's only rock and roll, but I like it."

    We love Andor...Goodnight!

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    USS AVATAR -- "Born of the Sun they traveled a short while towards the sun, and left the vivid air singed with their honor." -- Stephen Spender

    USS COLOSSUS -- "We secure our friends not by accepting favors, but by doing them." -- Thucydides

    USS INVICTUS -- "...It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." -- William Ernest Henley

    USS JANUS -- "Offering Dragons quarter is no good, they regrow all their parts and come on again. They have to be killed." -- John Berryman

    USS MUDABI -- "It ended... with his body turned to light, a star that burns forever in the sky" -- The Flight of Quetzalcoatl

    USS RICTHOVEN -- "Keep 'em flying" -- Terran World War II Air Force Slogan

    USS SLEASTAK -- "And Death shall have no dominion." -- Dylan Thomas

    USS NUNAVUT -- "Swooping the Darkness up; I hear the Eagle bird pulling the blanket back off from the easterm sky" -- Iroquois Invitation Song

    USS MAMBA -- "Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field." -- Genesis 3:1

    USS DEATH SMILEY -- "[Expletive Deleted]." -- Anonymous
    "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid" -- Quantum Crook

  15. #30
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    Jun 2000
    Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
    "In the temple of science are many mansions, and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them hither." -- Albert Einstein

    For the dedication plaque of 'USS Sagittarius', from "Star Trek: the High Frontier"

    "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." -- Marcus Aurelius

    For the dedication plaque of USS Triumph, same campaign
    "Every subject's duty is the king's, but every subject's soul is his own." -- Shakespeare, Henry V

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