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The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1

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"The truth of the matter is... hell, we are not ready. We knew they were coming for over a year. We've thrown every resource we have into this, but still..." - Hanson to Picard
"He's hurting his career by staying put. If I were you, I'd kick him in the rear end for his own good." - Hanson to Picard; About Riker
Shelby : "Really, Commander, if we ran into the Borg here, two extra bodies wouldn't've made a hell of a difference, now would they? We had three hours before the storm front hit, less than two hours now. Data was available. I took him. We came. I don't see your problem."
Riker : "My problem, Commander, is I expect to be notified before there's a change in my orders."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
"The soil contains the same magnetic resonance traces. That's our footprint. There's no doubt anymore. It is the Borg." - Shelby to Riker
Shelby : "Tell me, Commander. Is serving aboard the Enterprise as extraordinary an experience as I've heard?"
Riker : "Every bit."
Shelby : "Good. Because I intend to convince Captain Picard I'm the right choice for the job."
Riker : "Job? Which job?"
Shelby : "Yours, of course. I'm sorry. I heard that you were leaving."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
"At nineteen hundred hours yesterday, the USS Lalo departed Zeta Alpha Two on a freight run to Sentinel Minor Four. At twenty two hundred hours and twelve minutes, a distress signal was received at Starbase one five seven. The Lalo reported contact with an alien vessel described as cube shaped. The distress signal ended abruptly, and she's not been heard from since." - Hanson to Picard
"Mr. Worf, dispatch a subspace message to Admiral Hanson. We have engaged the Borg." - Picard to Worf
"Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the starship Enterprise, registry NCC-1701-D, you will lower your shields and prepare to transport yourself aboard our vessel. If you do not co-operate, we will destroy your ship." - The Borg to Picard
Riker : "You disagree with me, fine. You need to take it to the Captain, then fine. Through me. You do an end run around me again, I'll snap you back so hard, you'll think you're a first year cadet again."
Shelby : "May I speak frankly, sir?"
Riker : "By all means."
Shelby : "You're in my way."
  People :  Lieutenant Commander Shelby
"If you can't make the big decisions, commander, I suggest you make room for someone who can." - Shelby to Riker
"Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us." - Borg to Picard; the first time their mission statement is heard
"I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life, as it has been is over. From this time forward you will service us." - Locutus to Riker
"Mr. Worf... fire." - Riker to Worf

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