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Old May 28 2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Don'cha see?

When you watch a bunch of episodes back-to-back within a brief period of time, you start to pick out little things. Sometimes, when they're more noticeable, they're kind of annoying. Lately I've been noticing DS9's overuse of the phrase "Don't you see"/"Don'cha see". I started picking it out when every episode for what might have been a 5-episode span used it between seasons 4 and 5, and, well...damn! Isn't that crazy? People don't even actually say that. I'm not letting it bother me, because in general the dialogue in DS9 is way above par for Star Trek, but has anyone else noticed it? Does it bother any of you?
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Old May 28 2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Don'cha see?

Theoretically it is possible.
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Old May 28 2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Re: Don'cha see?

Two phrases Trek used way too often...

"I can't. You see, I'm dying."

"I will feel it for both of us."
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Old May 29 2012, 03:52 AM   #4
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Can the OP provide specific examples.
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Old May 29 2012, 04:57 AM   #5
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Re: Don'cha see?

One overused DS9 phrase I wish I could un-notice is, "Ironic, isn't it?" It's especially obvious/annoying during the last batch of season 7.
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Old May 29 2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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I'v noticed the saying "Another time perhaps" quite a bit in modern Trek.
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Old May 29 2012, 06:36 AM   #7
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Plus ""I don't like it any more than you do" and "If you have something to say to me SAY it.", both of which usually came from Sisko.
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Old May 29 2012, 07:46 AM   #8
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Tosk wrote: View Post
One overused DS9 phrase I wish I could un-notice is, "Ironic, isn't it?" It's especially obvious/annoying during the last batch of season 7.
I hear that in Quark's voice.

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I'v noticed the saying "Another time perhaps" quite a bit in modern Trek.
I hear that in Cyrano Jone's voice..
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Old May 29 2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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teacake wrote: View Post
Tosk wrote: View Post
One overused DS9 phrase I wish I could un-notice is, "Ironic, isn't it?" It's especially obvious/annoying during the last batch of season 7.
I hear that in Quark's voice.
Weyoun, for me.
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Old May 29 2012, 11:11 AM   #10
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For me its Damar.
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Old May 29 2012, 03:59 PM   #11
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teacake wrote: View Post
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I'v noticed the saying "Another time perhaps" quite a bit in modern Trek.
I hear that in Cyrano Jone's voice..
For me it's the old Bajoran monk in the DS9 pilot...
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Old May 30 2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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Re: Don'cha see?

I would be happy to post original examples for you, FSM, but I didn't memorize the ones I've heard up to this point. If I catch more I'll pass them on. In the meantime, another overused phrase would be "Welcome home," and I can recall its use by the Borg Queen and the Female Changeling, in about the same tone. Some of the others seem to be deliberate, such as "Another time, perhaps", which I, too, connect with the Bajoran monk in Emissary. A lot of the series revolves around the Prophets, who are timeless beings, and a lot of what happens seems to be related to destiny. Much like in Lost, when things were also repeated on purpose.
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Old May 30 2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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Kinggodzillak wrote: View Post
Plus ""I don't like it any more than you do" and "If you have something to say to me SAY it.", both of which usually came from Sisko.
I was going to say that! Both of them can almost be considered Sisko's catch phrases.
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Old June 6 2012, 09:16 PM   #14
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Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
teacake wrote: View Post
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One overused DS9 phrase I wish I could un-notice is, "Ironic, isn't it?" It's especially obvious/annoying during the last batch of season 7.
I hear that in Quark's voice.
Weyoun, for me.
I heard it in Odo's
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Old June 6 2012, 09:23 PM   #15
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Re: Don'cha see?

I hate "don't you see?" it's one of those cliche lines that nobody says in real life
seems like it's always used by someone trying to persuade the un-persuade-able with some outlandish realization

"Don't you see? This is all a DRAEM!!!!111eleventy"
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