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

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Old August 3 2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

... to fix Vulcan and Klingon subtitles.

So Netflix released the 1984 "Stark Trek III" film with Klingon and Vulcan subtitles.

Oops! Turns out, they got some of the translations wrong and it forced them to pull the movie down from live streaming, the company told the Huffington Post.

It's funny, but serious. "Star Trek" is the most-watched TV show on streaming sites, according to market research group GfK's 2013 report HuffPo. But not to fear, within 24-hours Netflix located alien linguists, fixed the subtitles and made the movie available again.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/netfl...#ixzz2arfCiTY2
Best story I've heard all day. I'm really tempted to go home and watch the movie with Vulcan turned on now.
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Old August 3 2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

Wait, did they fix the subtitles for the sections where Klingons and Vulcans speak in their native tongue, or did they add Klingon/Vulcan subtitles to the whole film?

If it's the latter...weird.
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Old August 3 2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

That ill-written article meant that the film as originally shown on Netflix neglected to add the subtitles when Klingons and Vulcans spoke thier native language. I remember being annoyed at this when I watched it a few weeks ago. Just checked it again and the subtitles are now there.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

Maybe now they can add back The Motion Picture, Voyage Home, Final Frontier Undiscovered Country, Generations, and First Contact!
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Old August 4 2013, 01:14 AM   #5
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I'm confused. Why would Netflix need to add the subtitles. Aren't they already there in this movie?
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Old August 4 2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

Dukhat wrote: View Post
That ill-written article meant that the film as originally shown on Netflix neglected to add the subtitles when Klingons and Vulcans spoke their native language.
Yes, they meant to write "with English subtitles for the Klingon and Vulcan dialogue." I'd love to see a movie actually subtitled in Klingon or Vulcan, though. In fact, some fan with too much time on his hands has probably done it!

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I'm confused. Why would Netflix need to add the subtitles. Aren't they already there in this movie?
Commercial theatrical film prints are several generations removed from the camera negative. Therefore, the source elements used to create the video master may not have had subtitles built in. Also, subtitles may be digitally re-done for video media for clarity and legibility.

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Old August 4 2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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Today they pulled season 5 of Fringe after only one day. I called and was told it a mistake- it wasn't due up till the end of August.
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Old August 4 2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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You know I wonder if I have Vulcan/Klingon subtitles on my DVD. This is a good excuse to rewatch the movie.
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Old August 4 2013, 04:22 PM   #9
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^I know I have them on my DVD.
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Old August 4 2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

I remember reading an article long ago, perhaps in Starlog or one of the licensed Star Trek magazines, where Christopher Lloyd used to clown around on the set issuing orders to his henchmen, like "Bring me some chocolate, Maltz!" Too bad they never seemed to show up on a blooper reel anywhere.
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Old August 5 2013, 06:34 PM   #11
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It's silly really, the Vulcan's were speaking English, dubbed over with Vulcan voice-over then English subtitles overlaid!
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Old August 8 2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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"Stark Trek III"
Makes me think of a fantastic Avengers/Trek crossover!
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Old August 8 2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

My son and I recently watched "Encounter at Farpoint" and found that when Riker orders all stations to prepare for reconnection, the subtitles say, "All stations prepare for a happy birthday."

I hope they never fix that one, it was too funny to see it!
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Old August 9 2013, 10:10 AM   #14
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Re: Netflix Removes The Search For Spock

My favourite caption glitch accompanies the Robert Wise commentary on the ST:TMP DE. He mentions that the gala premiere was "at the Swiss Odeon" (misheard by the captioner; Wise actually says "the Smithsonian").
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Old August 10 2013, 07:04 PM   #15
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USS KG5 wrote: View Post
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"Stark Trek III"
Makes me think of a fantastic Avengers/Trek crossover!
Actually, that would be kinda cool...
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