Thread: Darmok
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Old August 14 2013, 11:25 PM   #6
Hober Mallow
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Re: Darmok

R. Star wrote: View Post
Sure the whole metaphor language is silly, but that's really not what the episode is about at all.
It's not the metaphor language, per say, that's silly, it's that all languages everywhere are metaphors. There is no such thing as a purely literal language, so by the logic of the episode, the UT shouldn't work.

I like the episode, particularly Picard's retelling of an episode in the Gilgamesh epic, but you have to get past the really silly premise.
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