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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old September 3 2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

Silly question, of course we all do.

I mean, BEFORE watching STVI.
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Old September 3 2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

For the uninitiated or the forgetful:
UHURA: We're to report back at once.
CHEKOV: We cannot abandon Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy.
UHURA: Of course not.
VALERIS: Four hundred years ago on the planet Earth, workers who felt their livelihood threatened by automation, flung their wooden shoes, called 'sabots' into the machines to stop them. ...Hence the word 'sabotage'.
UHURA: We are experiencing technical malfunction. All backup systems inoperative.
http://www.chakoteya.net/movies/movie6.html

That was a complete non sequitur; they weren't sabotaging a thing, they were just lying!
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Old September 3 2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

Are you sure the Beastie Boys didn't create it?
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Old September 3 2014, 07:11 PM   #4
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

I'd read Valeris' explanation before, and by the time of the film, even that origin of the word was in dispute.
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Old September 5 2014, 11:04 AM   #5
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

Could somebody explain the Shatner connection to this word for me? It was doing the rounds back in 2009 when the first JJ-Trek came out. Does he have a unique way of pronouncing it or something? Because I can't say I've ever noticed. Unlike my fingernails across a blackboard reaction to Orion in the Animated Series...
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Old September 5 2014, 09:46 PM   #6
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Old September 6 2014, 02:55 AM   #7
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

During the actors voice recording session for the PC game "Star Trek: Judgment Rites", one of Shatner's line is, "Spock, sabotage the system."
But of course Shatner pronounces it his way with "sabataage", and berates the recording assistant for trying to correct him.

Hear it at http://www.celebrityrants.com/premiu..._shatner2.html
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Old September 7 2014, 01:07 AM   #8
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^ The folks at celebrity rants certainly overstated Shatner's so-called "brow beating" of the lowly sound guy.

Maybe he can get some advice from Shatner's former supporting players on how to turn the "berating" into a 40+ year whine fest.
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Old September 15 2014, 02:31 AM   #9
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Re: Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

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^ The folks at celebrity rants certainly overstated Shatner's so-called "brow beating" of the lowly sound guy.

Maybe he can get some advice from Shatner's former supporting players on how to turn the "berating" into a 40+ year whine fest.
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