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"Members of the graduating class of Princeton, I salute you!

Each of you, - your - here at Princeton, will in your careers find your own unique way to
- yoursel- in your chosen field. I know of no greater reason to - - that the next
generation, and the one after that, will find this world to be a better place.

- - - - - - to avoid the - - of blind faith is -(Technology?). Most of you know of
the - of April 2063, of the flight of the warp ship Phoenix, and of the doors it opened for all of
humanity. But history has a funny habit of remembering only what it wants to remember, and it -
forgets what really happened.

You see, on that very same day, I came face to face with a group of cybernetic creatures from the future.
On the surface, they appeared to be the -(pinnacle?) of advanced technology. They = an amazing array of
- - - - - -, -, - -. But their hive mentality was pure evil. -(But?)
- - - - - - - - -, but there is no doubt in my mind that their ultimate goal was to
enslave the human race."

Well, the -'s are whole words I couldn't discern (cept for yourself/selves in the third line). Parentheses are where it looks like that word, but may not be. This is what I could make out of Cochrane's address to the Princeton class, seen on a screen in "Regeneration". - AJHalliwell 19:28, 14 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Wow, nice catch! I haven't really read it, but I just got season two myself and want to make my own interpretation of it and perhaps compare notes. --Alan del Beccio 00:42, 20 Oct 2005 (UTC)

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Princeton commencement speech

He forgot about the part with the creepy blind guy!

  • Thanks to Alan, the picture has been uploaded the image and the entire commencement address can now be read.
Members of the graduating class of Princeton, I salute you!
_
Each of You, through your studies here at Princeton, will in your careers find your own unique way to
distinguish yourselves in your chosen fields. I know of no greater reason to feel confident that the next
generation, and the one after that, will find this world to be a better place.
_
And yet we must make sure to avoid the potential pitfalls of blind faith in technology. Most of you know of
the events of April 2063, of the flight of the warp ship Phoenix, and of the doors it opened for all of
humanity. But history has a funny habit of recording only what it wants to remember, and it sometimes
forgets what really happened.
_
You see, on that very same day, I came face to face with a group of cybernetic creatures from the future.
On the surface, they appeared to be the pinnacle of advanced technology. They used an amazing array of
cybernetic implants to make them better, stronger, and faster. But their hive mentality was pure evil. Not
only did they try to stop my test flight, but there is no doubt in my mind that their ultimate goal was to
enslave the human force.

Odd that Cochrane seems so familiar with the Borg, since it was Lily who dealt with them, unless Cochrane's trying to say something about Geordi.--Tim Thomason 10:13, 22 Nov 2005 (UTC)

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