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Old August 6 2013, 10:09 PM   #17
Greg Cox
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Re: Bad Trek You Just Can't Stop Talking About

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
Whenever someone brings up STVI, I'm compelled to point out how horribly it treats the characters (Uhura doesn't know Klingon, Bones doesn't know Klingon anatomy, Kirk is suddenly a racist and they play the mind meld scene as if Spock is mind-raping a helpless, screaming Valaris in the middle of the bridge while the crew just stands around watching). Oops, I did it again...
To be fair, the idea that Uhura is supposed to be some sort of super-linguist who has mastered multiple alien languages appears nowhere in the original series--where she seemed to be relying on the Universal Translator just as much as anybody else.

I don't recall her ever speaking fluent Klingon or Romulan on TOS . . .
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