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Old September 20 2012, 03:08 PM   #13
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Re: The title "Star Trek"

T'Girl wrote: View Post
When Star Trek is exported to different countries and translated for local languages, Star Trek sometimes becomes "Journey to the Stars."

In Japanese, TOS was called Uchuu Daisakusen. Uchuu means "space," which is pretty much what "Star" is used to mean here. Dai means large or great and sakusen means "operation/maneuver" -- so Daisakusen is probably the closest they could come to translating "trek," a large-scale movement or migration. So it's roughly a literal translation. Although it's also possible to translate sakusen as "mission," which would make the title The Great Space Mission. I think that works pretty well.

However, the movies just had the title Star Trek transliterated phonetically into Japanese as スター・トレック(Sutaa Torekku).
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