Bad Language in Discovery

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Jamie Calderhead, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Greg Cox

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    That's not how the scene played to me. That's Tilly's exuberance getting the better of her, as it so often does, and then Stamets cutting her some slack. It was a nice character moment.
     
  2. Mage

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    Most people really don't. The biggest amount of Star Trek fans just LOVE Star Trek. The people not liking the Kelvin Universe are just more vocal.

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    LOT

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    VOCAL.......
     
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  3. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    That is to say its excused. A new fangled movie part of a new fangled Trek universe.
     
  4. Cinema Geekly

    Cinema Geekly Commander Red Shirt

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    I shouldn't say "most"......

    What I mean is that it's basically a new universe where as the PT has 700 hours of people basically not swearing.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    "Damn it, Jim . . .. "

    "If I were human, I would tell them . . . go to hell. If I were human."

    And do we seriously think that Scotty never swore at a stuck plasma manifold? He was a gruff Scottish engineer, not a delicate flower. :)
     
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  6. Its a Tv-ma ratet show so it shouldnt come as a surprise that it may include scenes/language etc thats not suitable for an 8 year old.
     
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  7. Cake

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    This series is not made for 8 year olds and I don't say this because of the word "fuck". I find swear words really harmless to be honest. Kids will hear them either way in school and elsewhere. But the graphic violence and gore is really nothing for little kids. The series is really dark and even the nicest characters are kind of grey. No typical hero characters in sight. There are so many series made specifically for children. Why not let the children watch those instead? Why must it be a series which is clearly made for adults?
     
  8. Dukhat

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    Agreed. If one curses just for the sake of cursing, that's annoying. If once curses because there's a specific reason to do so, then that's fine. Even a curse-filled show like South Park understands this.
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    No, it was because she was in a professional work environment, it also came out of nowhere.
     
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  10. Nightdiamond

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    I understand especially with the family thing and kids, but I kind of like it. This is how real people tend to talk, so it's kind of refreshing. In TNG and the other series, the way the characters talked or expressed themselves always seemed bland and safe. Too perfect in a way.

    It makes the characters seem a little more real and relatable.
     
  11. Dukhat

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    I think it's because Tilly is an intentionally annoying character and such a silly stereotype of a socially awkward person that they thought it would work. It didn't.
     
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  12. Tuskin38

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    It worked fine.
     
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  13. starmike

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    Um, if you were a fan since '66, you'd know that Kirk said the equivalent in "City...".

    Nothing to see here, folks.
     
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  14. starmike

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    Ed, is that you with another account?
     
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  15. BillJ

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    Fuck wouldn't be an issue if the show was fucking interesting.
     
  16. ITDUDE

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    What's everyone complaining about? STD has lots of issues, the word "Fuck" is not one of them.
    It was fucking cool to hear fucking cool in Star Trek.
     
  17. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    Nope, you're overlooking the context.

    For my own purposes, I'd be more concerned with violence than sexuality - the latter is a natural and healthy part of life, the former is not, and I too am constantly baffled by the odd standards applied.

    However, the issue here is an 8-year-old watching, and a child of that age is generally much better able to contextualise and understand violence than sexuality.

    Either way, both are more of an issue than a swear word.
     
  18. StarMan

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    That's exactly how the scene played for me too.

    And if they did "bask" in the f-bomb moment for a few seconds, I'm more than happy to let them have that moment. :lol:
     
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  19. Grendelsbayne

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    Count me as another who loved the scene and how well it showcased both Tilly's excitement to be useful (and accepted) and Stamets' joy at finding people who actually love science like he does.
     
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  20. ItIsGreen

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    I saw Data say "Shit" in Generations when I was 11 years old.
    Didn't do me any fucking harm.