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Old May 14 2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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Re: Universal Translator

Timo wrote: View Post
Not really, because the UT can always be re-tuned. A language you learned from your captured opponent today might be outdated four weeks from now.

Learning the "native" Breen or Cardassian language would not be a tactical concern, because all battlefield communications would be handled via the UT. Prisoner interrogation after surgical removal of UT would yield results in a language the interrogator can comprehend - but that's true of interrogations in all circumstances, and secondary to the tactical consideration of battlefield eavesdropping.

Timo Saloniemi
Did we ever see one surgically implanted? I thought the device worked through the communicator pins.
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