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Starbreaker August 3 2013 02:17 AM

Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
... to fix Vulcan and Klingon subtitles.

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So Netflix released the 1984 "Stark Trek III" film with Klingon and Vulcan subtitles.

Oops! Turns out, they got some of the translations wrong and it forced them to pull the movie down from live streaming, the company told the Huffington Post.

It's funny, but serious. "Star Trek" is the most-watched TV show on streaming sites, according to market research group GfK's 2013 report HuffPo. But not to fear, within 24-hours Netflix located alien linguists, fixed the subtitles and made the movie available again.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/netfl...#ixzz2arfCiTY2
Best story I've heard all day. I'm really tempted to go home and watch the movie with Vulcan turned on now.

Tosk August 3 2013 02:22 AM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
Wait, did they fix the subtitles for the sections where Klingons and Vulcans speak in their native tongue, or did they add Klingon/Vulcan subtitles to the whole film?

If it's the latter...weird. :)

Dukhat August 3 2013 12:56 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
That ill-written article meant that the film as originally shown on Netflix neglected to add the subtitles when Klingons and Vulcans spoke thier native language. I remember being annoyed at this when I watched it a few weeks ago. Just checked it again and the subtitles are now there.

Chrono85 August 3 2013 04:13 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
Maybe now they can add back The Motion Picture, Voyage Home, Final Frontier Undiscovered Country, Generations, and First Contact!

Hober Mallow August 4 2013 01:14 AM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
I'm confused. Why would Netflix need to add the subtitles. Aren't they already there in this movie?

scotpens August 4 2013 02:15 AM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
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Dukhat wrote: (Post 8463061)
That ill-written article meant that the film as originally shown on Netflix neglected to add the subtitles when Klingons and Vulcans spoke their native language.

Yes, they meant to write "with English subtitles for the Klingon and Vulcan dialogue." I'd love to see a movie actually subtitled in Klingon or Vulcan, though. In fact, some fan with too much time on his hands has probably done it!

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Hober Mallow wrote: (Post 8464969)
I'm confused. Why would Netflix need to add the subtitles. Aren't they already there in this movie?

Commercial theatrical film prints are several generations removed from the camera negative. Therefore, the source elements used to create the video master may not have had subtitles built in. Also, subtitles may be digitally re-done for video media for clarity and legibility.

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Green Shirt August 4 2013 02:51 AM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
Today they pulled season 5 of Fringe after only one day. I called and was told it a mistake- it wasn't due up till the end of August.

Kinokima August 4 2013 01:37 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
You know I wonder if I have Vulcan/Klingon subtitles on my DVD. This is a good excuse to rewatch the movie.

Peach Wookiee August 4 2013 04:22 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
^I know I have them on my DVD.

Melakon August 4 2013 04:54 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
I remember reading an article long ago, perhaps in Starlog or one of the licensed Star Trek magazines, where Christopher Lloyd used to clown around on the set issuing orders to his henchmen, like "Bring me some chocolate, Maltz!" Too bad they never seemed to show up on a blooper reel anywhere.

Dart August 5 2013 06:34 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
It's silly really, the Vulcan's were speaking English, dubbed over with Vulcan voice-over then English subtitles overlaid!

USS KG5 August 8 2013 08:26 PM

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Starbreaker wrote: (Post 8461747)
"Stark Trek III"

Makes me think of a fantastic Avengers/Trek crossover! :devil:

shivkala August 8 2013 09:17 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
My son and I recently watched "Encounter at Farpoint" and found that when Riker orders all stations to prepare for reconnection, the subtitles say, "All stations prepare for a happy birthday."

I hope they never fix that one, it was too funny to see it!

Therin of Andor August 9 2013 10:10 AM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
My favourite caption glitch accompanies the Robert Wise commentary on the ST:TMP DE. He mentions that the gala premiere was "at the Swiss Odeon" (misheard by the captioner; Wise actually says "the Smithsonian").

Peach Wookiee August 10 2013 07:04 PM

Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock
 
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USS KG5 wrote: (Post 8485852)
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Starbreaker wrote: (Post 8461747)
"Stark Trek III"

Makes me think of a fantastic Avengers/Trek crossover! :devil:

Actually, that would be kinda cool... :shifty:


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