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Commander Tomalak (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Enemy (#3.7)" (1989)
Commander Tomalak: You have one chance to escape destruction, Picard. Return my officer at once!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Commander, you have entered Federation space despite my warning!
Commander Tomalak: You forced this situation! I will not leave without him.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He's dead.
Commander Tomalak: Then he... is but the first to fall, Picard.

Commander Tomalak: Territories! You would measure territories against a man's life?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Commander, I am singularly impressed by your concern for *a* life. Do not risk any more lives by leaving the Neutral Zone!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If the point has not yet been made clearly Commander, let me make it again: Romulan warbirds do not enter Federation space unless they are prepared to do battle.
Commander Tomalak: But on a mission of mercy?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A mission - to recover one of your officers, who has been caught on a Federation planet, for reasons as yet unknown.
Commander Tomalak: I have already explained...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And I have rejected your explanation!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Commander, how is it that we were not informed of the presence of the second Romulan on Galondon Core?
Commander Tomalak: A simple misunderstanding, Captain Picard. I was obviously misinformed as to the size of the craft. I assure you, I intended no deception.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Of course not.
Commander Tomalak: You doubt my good faith?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Let's just say my faith would be reinforced by a gesture from you - such as powering down your disruptors.
[Tomalak turns and nods to someone offscreen]
Lieutenant Worf: Disruptors powering down.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Thank you.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (#7.25)" (1994)
Commander Tomalak: So, Captain, how long shall we stare at each other across the Neutral Zone?

[Picard makes a proposal to the Romulan commander]
Commander Tomalak: Has Starfleet Command approved this arrangement?
Capt. Picard: No.
Commander Tomalak: I like it already. Agreed.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Defector (#3.10)" (1990)
[Picard's secret backup of cloaked Klingon warbirds has materialized surrounding the Romulans]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What shall it be, Tomalak?
Commander Tomalak: You will still not survive our assault.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And you will not survive ours. Shall we die together?

"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Imperfect (#4.8)" (1990)
Commander William T. Riker: Well - would anyone else like to speak up? Or shall we end this charade?
Commander Tomalak: As you wish, Commander Riker. The charade is over.