Oh, yes, the senate assassination scene in the beginning …
ROMULAN PRAETOR: No, General, I will absolutely not agree with your plans. Now go away.
ROMULAN GENERAL: Oooh. We’re gonna getcha for that, you just wait and see. (Departs in a huff)
SENATOR VILLAINESS: I would like to say that I totally agree with you, Praetor, and I am absolutely on your side and not a sneaky backstabbing traitor at all. Oh yes. Now, excuse me while I leave this ticking parcel on my seat and go and, er, powder my nose. (Departs, leaving BOMB behind)
ROMULAN PRAETOR: Right. What’s the next item on the agenda? 115.b, sale of fishing licenses on Regulus B …
(The BOMB starts to emit flashing lights. A large neon sign appears over it, saying “I AM A BOMB. I AM GOING TO EXPLODE AND KILL YOU ALL. YES, ROMULAN SENATORS, I AM TALKING TO YOU.”)
A SENATOR: Senator Villainess seems to have left a bomb in the council chamber.
ANOTHER SENATOR: Disgraceful behaviour. I move we dock her attendance allowance.
ROMULAN PRAETOR: Could someone please call Senator Villainess back to the council chamber, and get her to take her bomb away? If it’s convenient for her, that is.
(The BOMB explodes. The ROMULAN SENATORS all die in expensive CGI effects. The VIEWER thinks they should have spent the money on the script instead.)
OK, I’m paraphrasing a bit. But, regrettably, only a bit. And it was downhill from there, I’m afraid.