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Old September 21 2013, 05:11 PM   #46
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Re: Kurtzman Defends Star Trek Into Darkness

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I do recall Uhura talking to Spock about her 'oral' sensitivity. I just hope she was talking about her linguistic skills and not her BJ skills! Maybe Spock just wanted to explore humanity and utilise that burning Vulcan desire inside of him...
Can we not do the "oral" crack any more?



Seriously, it wasn't that funny before it got beaten to death.


I get the pun but it's a bit concerning when people are serious about it and act like this is what they really said...
I have to wonder if some people know that "aural" is an actual word that is related to the sense of hearing ('unparalleled ability to identify sonic anomalies in transmissions') it's not a typo or mispronunciation of the word "oral" ... ... ...
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Old September 21 2013, 05:59 PM   #47
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I get the pun but it's a bit concerning when people are serious about it and act like this is what they really said...
I have to wonder if some people know that "aural" is an actual word that is related to the sense of hearing ('unparalleled ability to identify sonic anomalies in transmissions') it's not a typo or mispronunciation of the word "oral" ... ... ...
It's just an unfortunate word, but I'll always think of it as "oral" just for the laughs! Heck if we consider it as oral then perhaps the whole Spock/Uhura makes more sense and implies they've been together for a while.
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Old September 21 2013, 06:08 PM   #48
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It was obviously referring to her language skills, people just have dirty minds, myself included.
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Old September 21 2013, 07:01 PM   #49
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When I saw the movie the first time, I thought, No they didn't go there...

Then when I stopped to think about it...

Yeah, they probably did.

THAT had to be done on purpose, No Writer worth his salt, Could Miss How Easily that could be misconstrued.

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Old September 22 2013, 03:05 PM   #50
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When I saw the movie the first time, I thought, No they didn't go there...

Then when I stopped to think about it...

Yeah, they probably did.

THAT had to be done on purpose, No Writer worth his salt, Could Miss How Easily that could be misconstrued.

Yea, it seems pretty obvious to me, that it was indeed meant to make people hear "Oral" before they thought about it (And since "Aural" isn't such a commonly known word, I'm sure many only ever knew the line to be "Oral", and I can't image the writers expected any differently)
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Old September 22 2013, 04:18 PM   #51
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When I saw the movie the first time, I thought, No they didn't go there...

Then when I stopped to think about it...

Yeah, they probably did.

THAT had to be done on purpose, No Writer worth his salt, Could Miss How Easily that could be misconstrued.

And I'll forever have that image and it still gives me great laughs. One of the best accidental comedic moments in all of Star Trek!
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Old September 22 2013, 04:27 PM   #52
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it's indeed possible that the writers knew that people would turn the whole oral-aural into a pun and it IS funny.



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I get the pun but it's a bit concerning when people are serious about it and act like this is what they really said...
I have to wonder if some people know that "aural" is an actual word that is related to the sense of hearing ('unparalleled ability to identify sonic anomalies in transmissions') it's not a typo or mispronunciation of the word "oral" ... ... ...
It's just an unfortunate word, but I'll always think of it as "oral" just for the laughs! Heck if we consider it as oral then perhaps the whole Spock/Uhura makes more sense and implies they've been together for a while.
the way he's comfortable with her affection in the turbolift and the other scene is alone enough to imply that they've been together for a while and frankly the idea that he simply fell for a brilliant girl that he probably knew since years can't be more a nonsense or weird than thinking that he was sleeping with some random student just because she has "oral sensitivity" ... lol
you guys are so contradictory sometimes...
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Old September 22 2013, 04:40 PM   #53
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Honestly, he shouldn't have to defend anything. The film is a success, it's popular, it's well liked by most fans. The only reason he probably feels this way is because of an extreme vocal internet minority, who seem to hate anything that even evinces the prospect of change. Such fans tend to be implacable, so it's best to ignore them. Focus on what's good instead.
Is it well liked by most traditional Star Trek fans? I keep hearing that a lot of "trekkies" (or "trekkers" or whatever) slammed it for its abundance of action and non-traditional approach.

I have yet to see Into Darkness. I loved the 2009 movie and I'm a fan of the series and all of the movies (except Search for Spock and Nemesis). Going to the blind buy the Blu-ray copy soon.
I've been a Trek fan since '66, and in the seventies, I was a member of STAR (Star Trek Association for Revival), one of the first national Trek fan clubs. That makes me pretty traditional, and I loved both of the new movies.

So, yeah, I think it's well like by traditional Trek fans.
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Old September 22 2013, 05:45 PM   #54
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When I saw the movie the first time, I thought, No they didn't go there...

Then when I stopped to think about it...

Yeah, they probably did.

THAT had to be done on purpose, No Writer worth his salt, Could Miss How Easily that could be misconstrued.

And I'll forever have that image and it still gives me great laughs. One of the best accidental comedic moments in all of Star Trek!
...yeahup, one of those 'accidentally-on-purpose' moments.

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Old September 22 2013, 06:10 PM   #55
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When I saw the movie the first time, I thought, No they didn't go there...

Then when I stopped to think about it...

Yeah, they probably did.

THAT had to be done on purpose, No Writer worth his salt, Could Miss How Easily that could be misconstrued.

And I'll forever have that image and it still gives me great laughs. One of the best accidental comedic moments in all of Star Trek!
I've heard it called a "Disney Joke": A deliberate play on words or joke they put into a kiddie/family movie as a wink and snicker to the adults in the audience.
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Old September 22 2013, 06:21 PM   #56
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You mean like the Little Mermaid penis?
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Old September 22 2013, 07:47 PM   #57
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Anyone familiar with Damon Lindelof's writing would know that the aural/oral pun was entirely intentional.
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Old September 22 2013, 11:30 PM   #58
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Anyone familiar with Damon Lindelof's writing would know that the aural/oral pun was entirely intentional.
Damon wasn't a co-writer in the first film though.
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Old September 23 2013, 02:56 AM   #59
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Star Trek has never been above that sort of thing. This particular joke just happened to be quite funny.
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