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  1. SeerSGB

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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    I don't have the interview in front of me, but I remember saying something about his human-side/humanity serves as a firewall against people hacking the computers on something like that.
     
  2. M'Sharak

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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    This interview?


    http://www.startrek.com/article/int...-augmented-science-officer-joseph-gatt-part-2
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    That's it.
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    So essentially he is this dude:

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  5. BillJ

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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Why not?
     
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    Nice implants.
     
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    Point?
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Nice ear muffs.
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    ^ They kinda look like some of those new Bluetooth headphones. I forget the brand - some animal name. Parrot?

    I think the implication was supposed to be that the bald guy with a cranial implant in STID is an obvious ripoff of a bald guy with cranial implants who was in different movie from 30+ years ago. Or something like that.

    To be honest, I only know who the other character is because the similarity in appearance and computer-interface function had been pointed out a few times before; I barely remember him at all from when I watched the movie in question on its original release. Did Lobot even have any lines, or are the similarities I mentioned above all there is to it?
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    He had no lines.
     
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    My first thought when I saw him was that he was a reboot/redesign of a Bynar. Didn't even think about Lobot (unless you're in SW EU, that's how forgettable he is in ESB).
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Not even then. For me, he's a distraction, which went nowhere from a plot perspective, and as others have pointed out in this thread, the awkward dialogue pulled some of us out of what was otherwise an impressive starship smackdown sequence. Give him some back story, and I'm golden, but no.

    I didn't like Lobot either.
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Why the f#@$! does EVERY BLESSED minute detail need explanation and a backstory?

    I don't recall anything, ANYTHING in any universe that was held to such scrutiny. Hell, I had a Lobot action figure as a kid and that dude had no lines, a stupid blousy pirate shirt and I didn't know him from a stormtrooper. But damn, he could pilot the Millennium Falcon in a pinch if I needed him to.
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    If there ever was a post that served as a prime example as to the reason we need karma around here, it's this one.

    Not every background actor with a line or every strange looking creature needs screentime wasted on giving it a background story unless said background story was central to the main story being told. Some times just having a cool looking character getting a line or two is more than enough. Don't fall into the TNG+ Era trap (and SW EU trap) of explaining every damn detail.
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    But, but, The Minutia!!1
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    I got your minutia... right here!
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    My first thought was "Borg".
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    You sure you want to advertise that so loudly? :alienblush:

    That's a bit like Bill Gates telling potential dates he's the King of Microsoft ;)
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Hahaha!

    Oops... :)
     
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    Re: Kirk To Gatt-"Where's The Hull Damage?" Gatt-"Major Hull Damage Ca

    Like Bill Gates would have any problem getting dates if he were single, small penis or no small penis.

    "I have more money than anyone else in the world."
    "All of I sudden I find you strangely attractive."