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Old October 15 2013, 01:04 PM   #45
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Re: State of Languages in the Federation

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There was a episode of Farscape where everyone's translator microbes stopped working, none of them spoke any of the other's languages.
This seems like an obvious plot for a Star Trek episode, its strange how its never happened.
I once pitched a Voyager ep in which the UT broke down and suddenly Neelix couldn't talk to anyone. Alas, it didn't sell, but maybe I can recycle it as short story or subplot someday . . . ?
There actually was an episode (the two-parter "Basics") where the crew was without UT, but Neelix and Kes were somehow still able to communicate normally. Though in-universe I suppose it's possible that they both learned to speak perfect English by that point. Still, sloppy writing.
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