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Old August 7 2012, 06:32 AM   #16
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

http://web.archive.org/web/200705190...cle/14344.html

Article on Sarakalo. In fact, the version in the film seems to be a retake after they decided they liked her line.

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Old August 7 2012, 02:04 PM   #17
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

I'm a bit confused as to why Checkov and Uhura didn't just go find a map somewhere.
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Old August 8 2012, 02:50 AM   #18
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Because they just found the listing in the phone book and decided to ask if anyone nearby knew. I'm sure they eventually found a tourist guidebook and figured it out from that.
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Old August 9 2012, 04:33 PM   #19
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

One wonders how, considering Starfleet Academy and Command is in San Francisco is they didn't know where Alameda was.
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Old August 9 2012, 05:59 PM   #20
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One wonders how, considering Starfleet Academy and Command is in San Francisco is they didn't know where Alameda was.
Wasn't it they didn't know how to get there? Mass transit would be mystery to a culture used to beaming everywhere.
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Old August 10 2012, 12:08 AM   #21
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One wonders how, considering Starfleet Academy and Command is in San Francisco is they didn't know where Alameda was.
Wasn't it they didn't know how to get there? Mass transit would be mystery to a culture used to beaming everywhere.
There's little evidence that they "beam everywhere" in Trek's time. Especially to different locations inside the same city or metro area. Certainly in Trek's time mass transit still exists and probably even forms of personal transportation. (Like a car analog.)
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Old August 10 2012, 12:18 AM   #22
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^ Indeed, in the present day of Trek, it may be that *all* transit is mass transit.
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Old August 10 2012, 01:17 PM   #23
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I believe there's a line: "But where is Alameda?" in the movie, suggesting that they, in fact, don't know where Alameda is.
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Old August 10 2012, 01:56 PM   #24
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

I thought another reason she wanted to speak was to be given an acting credit and not to be just listed as an extra.
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Old August 10 2012, 09:29 PM   #25
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They may know in general where Alameda is, but probably only in relation to 23rd century landmarks. Take a city you're familiar with, drop you off at street level a few centuries out of your own time, and see if you'd be able to find your way around. I bet most people would be as lost as Chekov and Uhura.
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Old August 10 2012, 10:27 PM   #26
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

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One wonders how, considering Starfleet Academy and Command is in San Francisco is they didn't know where Alameda was.
Wasn't it they didn't know how to get there? Mass transit would be mystery to a culture used to beaming everywhere.
There no indication that (prime universe) Uhura went to the academy.

I've found that even today that unless you regularly ride the bus/train that mass transit is a mystery to the majority of people, I know people who are literally scared to get on a bus because they're not sure exactly where it goes and how to get off where they want.

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Old August 11 2012, 12:56 AM   #27
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They may know in general where Alameda is, but probably only in relation to 23rd century landmarks. Take a city you're familiar with, drop you off at street level a few centuries out of your own time, and see if you'd be able to find your way around. I bet most people would be as lost as Chekov and Uhura.
This.

What did we expect? They would have known where Alameda is, but they were in an unfamiliar city surrounded by unfamiliar landmarks, and the only way that they knew how to get there was to take the air tram or something. Not really an option in 1986.
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Old August 13 2012, 11:53 AM   #28
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

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There no indication that (prime universe) Uhura went to the academy.
The general assumption is that Starfleet officers, in the 23rd century, are Starfleet Academy graduates. While its likely that someone like Yeoman Rand is a non-commissioned crewperson, I'm certain Lieutenant Uhura studied at the Academy.
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Old August 13 2012, 06:24 PM   #29
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Re: Nuclear Wessels ad-libbed?

Since she has an official rank and isn't a Chief or simply a petty officer, yeah. it would seem she's gone through the Academy.
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Old September 6 2012, 12:13 PM   #30
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I never understood, apart from it just being a funny part, why Uhura & Chekov didn't know where Alameda was either since both would have gone to Star fleet Academy right across the bay from it.

It was mentioned that they didn't know based on 23rd century landmarks not being there. I don't buy that since Alameda would always be to the east. I live in Dallas and have never been to Houston but I could still find it.

The only thing I could think of is maybe Alameda wasn't there anymore due to an earthquake or it was possibly renamed sometime between 1986 and 2286.

It is funny though that the navigator was lost, haha.
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