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Old October 7 2012, 08:41 PM   #16
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Hoshi - Japanese Female
Hoshi Sato's speaking voice is the same as Linda Parks (from youtube) she wasn't employing a accent. What we were hearing on the show was Linda Park's normally accented speaking voice. A accent she came by through growing up in San Jose, California

Hoshi Sato possessed an Pacific coast American accent, and most likely was a "American Female."
Hoshi was born in Kyoto. I guess you could explain her accent by saying she was raised in North America, or something.
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Old October 7 2012, 08:43 PM   #17
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She's already stated to be an accomplished linguist. She could be using the American accent to fit in with the other Western Starfleeters.
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Old October 8 2012, 02:07 AM   #18
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This might've occurred to me after I saw a youtube vid somewhere where someone pointed out the same thing with the sea of cadets in Abrams-Star Trek:

It seems like EVERYONE at Starfleet Comand in "Broken Bow" and "First Flight" is a white male with an American accent. (And this is coming from someone who IS a white male)

Not trying to make a big deal about it, but given Star Trek's message, it didn't look very good when I thought about it.
The background actors, perhaps. The main cast, no. Like in TOS only two of the three leads are white male North Americans while the other one is an alien and the rest of the crew consists of different nationalities, sexes and species.
Furthermore there is a difference between mere representation and actually caring about equality. Thatcher was no feminist.
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Old October 8 2012, 06:44 AM   #19
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Scotty always referred to himself as being Scottish, never British, or as being from the UK.

It pretty safe to say that he is not "British."

Hoshi - Japanese Female
Hoshi Sato's speaking voice is the same as Linda Parks, she wasn't employing a accent. What we were hearing on the show was Linda Park's normally accented speaking voice. A accent she came by through growing up in San Jose, California

Hoshi Sato possessed an Pacific coast American accent, and most likely was a "American Female."
Uhura is supposed to be from Africa, yet speaks with an American accent.

Scotty can still be British, even if he never mentions the UK. Did McCoy ever mention the USA?
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Old October 8 2012, 06:56 AM   #20
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Sure, he comes from Georgia doesn't he? Land of the mint juleps.
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Old October 8 2012, 07:11 AM   #21
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Sure, he comes from Georgia doesn't he? Land of the mint juleps.
Georgia= Scotland. USA=UK. So again I ask, has McCoy ever mentioned being from the USA or being American? Should we assume he's just a Georgian and not an American?
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Old October 8 2012, 07:16 AM   #22
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Georgia the state in the USA.
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Old October 8 2012, 07:20 AM   #23
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Georgia the state in the USA.
Yeah, I know. I was born there. I even share my birthday with DeForest Kelley

Scotland, one of the countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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OOooooo... no. Much as I would like there to be a place called Georgia that is not America I don't think we can assume that.
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Old October 8 2012, 08:33 AM   #25
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Scotty can still be British, even if he never mentions the UK. Did McCoy ever mention the USA?
McCoy never specifically mentions where he was from, Scotty did.

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Wow, how did that enter this discussion?
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Old October 8 2012, 09:03 AM   #26
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OOooooo... no. Much as I would like there to be a place called Georgia that is not America I don't think we can assume that.
Not sure if you're being facetious or not but just in case, Georgia is also a small country in the Caucus region just northeast of Turkey.
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Old October 8 2012, 12:51 PM   #27
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OOooooo... no. Much as I would like there to be a place called Georgia that is not America I don't think we can assume that.
Not sure if you're being facetious or not but just in case, Georgia is also a small country in the Caucus region just northeast of Turkey.
Yes I know that. Sorry I seem to have jumped into the country discussion without paying quite enough attention
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OOooooo... no. Much as I would like there to be a place called Georgia that is not America I don't think we can assume that.
If Scotland can leave the UK, making Scotty not British, then Georgia can leave the USA, making McCoy not American.
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Scotty can still be British, even if he never mentions the UK. Did McCoy ever mention the USA?
McCoy never specifically mentions where he was from, Scotty did.
IIRC, McCoy mentions he was from the "Old South". Based on his accent, Georgia is the logical location. If you prefer we can switch it to Iowa and Kirk. We know Kirk is from Iowa, but does he mention he's an American?
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OOooooo... no. Much as I would like there to be a place called Georgia that is not America I don't think we can assume that.
If Scotland can leave the UK, making Scotty not British, then Georgia can leave the USA, making McCoy not American.
So the Trekverse has a Soviet Union that never fell, a Southern Confederacy that apparently rose again and Scottish separatists gaining independence. How did this world ever unite again?
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