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Old May 14 2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

Is he currently growing in a peetree dish at The Centre for Life in Newcastle?
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Old May 14 2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

Seriously, he doesn't have to be British. He started working for a super secret organisation in a time period where plastic surgery can actively change your species (let a lone just your race).

I mean, this guy was the most famous War Criminal in the Star Trek verse for a long time period. Anyone even partially knowing of Eugenics would recognize him so having him run around doing super secret secret agent stuff just doesn't seem particle.

So they completely changed his identity. Or, well, at least that's my head cannon explanation.
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Old May 14 2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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That makes sense, it's a good way of putting it, nice one
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Old May 14 2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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Re: So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

I'm more worried about why Carol Marcus is suddenly British. WHY?
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Old May 14 2013, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

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I'm more worried about why Carol Marcus is suddenly British. WHY?
You don't have to be from a certain place to pick up that place's accent. Spending time just living or studying there will do it.
If it really bothers you think of it that way. Unless it's explicitly stated in the movie she's British?
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Old May 14 2013, 01:40 PM   #6
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Re: So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

It's "Petri dish", named after its inventor, Prussian physician Julius Petri, who was actually Robert Koch's assistant.

Small world.
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Old May 14 2013, 01:43 PM   #7
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All the smartest criminals are British.
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Old May 14 2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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I'm more worried about why Carol Marcus is suddenly British. WHY?
You don't have to be from a certain place to pick up that place's accent. Spending time just living or studying there will do it.
If it really bothers you think of it that way. Unless it's explicitly stated in the movie she's British?
It's clear that when Prime Spock changed all their destinies Carol was forcibly relocated to Britain for her formative years.
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Old May 14 2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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Re: So if the new you know who is British.. (SPOILER)

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Seriously, he doesn't have to be British. He started working for a super secret organisation in a time period where plastic surgery can actively change your species (let a lone just your race).

I mean, this guy was the most famous War Criminal in the Star Trek verse for a long time period. Anyone even partially knowing of Eugenics would recognize him so having him run around doing super secret secret agent stuff just doesn't seem particle.

So they completely changed his identity. Or, well, at least that's my head cannon explanation.
Ha, that's actually a pretty good explanation for the change. Cool.
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Old May 14 2013, 11:39 PM   #10
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And here I thought he had an Italian accent.

You know, like da Vinci on Starz.
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Old May 15 2013, 12:43 AM   #11
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So if the new you know who is British Is he currently growing in a peetree dish at The Centre for Life in Newcastle?
This sentence literally makes no sense to me. As in, I can't understand what is being asked, or whether anything actually is being asked.
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Old May 15 2013, 07:26 AM   #12
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I'm more worried about why Carol Marcus is suddenly British. WHY?
You don't have to be from a certain place to pick up that place's accent. Spending time just living or studying there will do it.
If it really bothers you think of it that way. Unless it's explicitly stated in the movie she's British?
Gillian Anderson is a great example of this. Her accent shifts completely depending on whether she's in the UK or America.
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Old May 15 2013, 09:05 AM   #13
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So if the new you know who is British Is he currently growing in a peetree dish at The Centre for Life in Newcastle?
This sentence literally makes no sense to me. As in, I can't understand what is being asked, or whether anything actually is being asked.
The Centre For Life is a genetics lab in the North East of England.
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Old May 15 2013, 11:49 AM   #14
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I'm more worried about why Carol Marcus is suddenly British. WHY?
How do we know the prime Carol Marcus wasn't British by birth?

Sure the nuCarol Marcus might have a British accent but as others have already said you can pick up a language by living in a country, so as I said above it's equally plausable that in the prime time line Carol was born in Britian but grew up in America.

It's never been stated onscreen where Carol Marcus was born. Just as San Fransico has Starfleet HQ, London might be where the Science HQ is.
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Old May 15 2013, 06:37 PM   #15
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So if the new you know who is British Is he currently growing in a peetree dish at The Centre for Life in Newcastle?
This sentence literally makes no sense to me. As in, I can't understand what is being asked, or whether anything actually is being asked.
The Centre For Life is a genetics lab in the North East of England.
Yes, that's the one part of your post I understood. After spending more time on your question than I should have, I figured out you meant "So if the new you-know-who is British...". The hyphens are critical for understanding this sentence fragment.

Anyway, as has been pointed out, a person doesn't have to be British to have a British accent.
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