Star Trek: Nemesis
written by John Logan

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Duty: a starship captain's life is filled with solemn duty. I have commanded men in battle. I have negotiated peace treaties between implacable enemies. I have represented the Federation in first contact with twenty-seven alien species. But none of this compares to my solemn duty man. Now, I know that on an occasion such as this it is expected that I be gracious and fulsome with praise on the wonders of this blessed union, but have you two considered what you're doing to me? Of course you're happy! But what about my needs?! This is all a damned inconvenience! While you're happily settling in on the Titan, I'll have to train my new first officer. You all know him. He's a steely sort of fellow who knows every word of every paragraph of every regulation by heart; a stern martinet who will never, ever, allow me to go on away missions.

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