TV Land, the nursing home of reruns, has searched far and wide to come up with its list of the best 100 catchphrases of all time…and of course Star Trek makes an appearance (or 3). The full list, which runs the gamut from "You look mahvelous!" to "Here’s Johnny" will be presented in a 5-night special series called ‘Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases’. The three Trek catchphrases (and their rankings) to be covered are:
93 "Resistance is futile." (TNG)
22 "Live long and prosper." (TOS)
14 "Space, the final frontier …" (TOS)
This goes to show that even though it is the oldest and shortest lived, the Original Series still has resonance in mainstream popular culture. Starting next Monday, each night TV Land will countdown 20 catchphrases with the original Captain Kirk making an appearence the final night (Friday, December 15). William Shatner will reminisce about his 14th-ranked opening narration. Shatner is actually honored with 2 catchphrases; coming in at 76 is ‘Denny Crane’ from his current show Boston Legal. What nothing from Janeway?
In other Shatner news it appears that Bill’s new game show isn’t showing ABC the money. Broadcast & Cable is reporting that ‘Show Me the Money’ came in last place in its timeslot.
More Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases’ (plus the full list) at TV Land