“Mr. Worf, do you know Gilbert and Sullivan?”
“… No, sir. I have not had a chance to meet all the new crew members since I’ve been back.”
I went through a major Gilbert and Sullivan phase in high school. My dad’s a fan, and we had a CD by The King’s Singers of various G&S operetta selections. Then I discovered my dad’s copy of the omnibus edition of all of the librettos edited by Martin Greene — well, all except The Grand Duke and Utopia, Ltd. because for some reason Greene felt they didn’t count — and I wiled away a few happy school days reading every one (listen, if I had paid attention in school I would’ve gotten a lot less reading done).
Okay, that’s exposition item number one. Item number two involves Thanksgiving evening, when my dad and I were watching the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Picard gets turned into the Borg named Locutus, because that’s how we roll. During one of the commercials he told me about the following clip, including the above quote, and I knew that I had to find it and share it with you. It is glorious.