Skrain or Elmo Dukat?

Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by apenpaap, Jan 21, 2011.

?

You must choose!

  1. Skrain Dukat

    62.0%
  2. Elmo Dukat

    16.9%
  3. just Gul Dukat

    21.1%
  1. DevilEyes

    DevilEyes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why would they want it to seem less militaristic? :confused:

    Why don't officers and soldiers in Earth armies call each other by their first names? Everyone knows who's in charge anyway...
     
  2. Marie1

    Marie1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why are also those people named Ensign dying? And why do they end up in red shirts so often?

    Seriously tho, Elmo is a joke... and Gul Dukat works for me because I think of him by what he does from his position, not off duty usually... when I can... O.O
     
  3. Eleanor_zhDarjel

    Eleanor_zhDarjel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Skrain for me. Elmo is just way too stupid - like seeing Dukat in a blue jumper.
     
  4. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    Plain, simple Dukat. (But I voted Skrain, anyway.)
     
  5. Sal'ira

    Sal'ira Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Skrain, definitely. While working, of course he's Gul, but the man has to have a first name, right? Also, Skrain sounds raw and harsh, a good fit for Dukat.

    Elmo is just ridiculous and I've never liked that furry red ball anyway.

    Oh, DevilEyes, don't forget Gul Evek!
     
  6. Isadorabelle

    Isadorabelle Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Definitely Skrain. I'm reading the Terok Nor series right now and I couldn't imagine his first name as anything else. It fits more than Elmo and really...Skrain Dukat...it's kinda sexy. Okay, I said it.
     
  7. zar

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    I wonder if there's a group of people who would vehemently argue that Elmo Dukat is !!canon!! ...

    Probably.
     
  8. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    Nobody knows Garak well enough to know his first name.
     
  9. MHT1138

    MHT1138 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think by the end of the series we, and many of the characters know him well enough to at least know his first name. Certainly Andy Robinson does.
     
  10. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    Don't read this if you haven't watched The Wire: his first name is
    Elim
    .
     
  11. Thor Damar

    Thor Damar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Cosmo? Isn't that Palpatine's first name?

    It's always going to be Skrian for me, it reads and sounds genuinely Cardassian but slightly...wrong and off putting. Gul Re'jal hit the nail on the head with the 'fingers on a chalkboard' analogy. Whereas Corat seems to work well for Damar...
     
  12. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, I think that for Gul Dukat, it's supposed to be offputting and creepy. He is a sick bastard. (Yet I have managed to hear it with a totally different tone for my AU Dukat. ;) )
     
  13. Thor Damar

    Thor Damar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^ Indeed, for 'our' Dukat I imagine a stress on the first two letters Skrain, whereas for your Dukat I hear Skrain when spoken aloud.
    And who doesn't like the rain?;)
     
  14. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    WTF, Elmo?!


    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oz_gyfDeg[/yt]
     
  15. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    One of the many wrongs in Star Trek is that writers and fans insist that everyone, including aliens, have first names and last names.
     
  16. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not sure that all species in Trek do.
     
  17. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    The Vulcans don't. The Tellarites have three names, I think, and the Klingons only have one name too. There's probably lots more with just one name.
     
  18. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ferengi, and probably 80% of the one-off aliens we meet. :)
     
  19. Iliana Malek

    Iliana Malek Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    When I first came across Skrain as Dukat's first name, I really hated it. But it's grown on me now, and I can't think of him as anything else. :p
    I agree with Thor Damar, too, Corat seems a perfect fit for Damar.
     
  20. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just gul is fine with me .
     

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