Thread: Darmok
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Old May 24 2009, 07:17 PM   #5
Basil
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Re: Darmok

Plays too much like an alien version of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus." And there are somersaults with logic required. Just how do infants learn to address parents or communicate needs when the language is based entirely on metaphor and allusion? If it's by gesture or nonverbal communication, why then wouldn't the adults of two races that have mastered star travel find a better means to communicate than with words that are meaningless to each other? I'd like to see what the sign on Tamarian bathrooms say; instead of men, it would be "Like Baltric, standing at Oobydooby"; for women, "Like Baltrice, sitting at Oobydooby."
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