Controversies between fans based on misunderstandings

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  1. T'Girl

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    I've noted this with a lot of Vulcans, it's a "I have better thing to do, why am I here" look on their faces.

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  2. Nerys Myk

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    Neelix. He's like a tribble to a Klingon.
     
  3. borgboy

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    I generally am a big fan of Vulcans too. Spock is one of the greatest fictional characters of any medium, who can project all kinds of depth with a glance and still be in complete Vulcan control. Selar only got one on screen appearance and she's very memorable and interesting.
    Tuvok just didn't ever click for me.
     
  4. Orphalesion

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    ^ Yes, even a TOS opponent like me must concede that Spock was a more complex character than Tuvok. I think the difference was that Spock was a character first and a Vulcan second, while Tuvok was the writers of Voyager trying to adapt the "Vulcan template" to a new character as best as they could.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Don't get me started about "Kahn," which I see way too often, sometimes even in "professional" articles and reviews.

    It's Khan, people, not "Kahn." It's right there in the title of the movie.
     
  6. CorporalCaptain

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    Madeline Kahn spelled it the other way. :ouch:
     
  7. Enterprise1701

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    I feel your pain. *exasperated sigh*
     
  8. FormerLurker

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    Corporal Captain said:
    Madeline Kahn spelled it the other way. :ouch:

    So I said:
    So did Sammy Kahn. One is a title from central Asia, the other is a Middle Eastern surname, usually ethnic Jewish.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Yes, but the Star Trek villain is Khan, and, honestly, which spelling better fits a legendary world conqueror? Khan as in Genghis Khan, or "Kahn" as in Sammy Cahn. :)
     
  10. Kilana2

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    Even some of the German fans, who are currently waiting for Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan (Vol. 1 + 2) misspell it often. Several weeks ago I complaint about it in the Cross Cult Forum, saying "Khan" is not "Kahn". By the way, Germans are soccer fans and there is a former goal-keeper with the name Oliver "Kahn" (he sometimes was at least as ferocious as Khan). As for my part, there is no chance for mistaken identiy :alienblush:.
     
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  11. Greg Cox

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    Trust me, it's not just Germans who get it wrong on a regular basis!

    And then, of course, there's the X-Man frequently referred to as "Rouge." :)
     
  12. MacLeod

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    Well to be fair, transposing letters is a fairly common spelling error.
     
  13. borgboy

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    It does throw me a bit though that Dax's ex wife is Kahn.
     
  14. Kilana2

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    The german word for "madness" is "Wahnsinn". I have long since made "Khansinn" out of it. Or "Kahnsinn"????? Whatever
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    True, but we're not talking the occasional typo here. "Kahn" is ubiquitous enough that it's fairly obvious that a sizable number of people think that it's actually spelled that way.

    Which is kind of odd. I mean, you don't see people routinely posting about "Kurk" or "Spokk," but, trust me, "Kahn" is everywhere.

    It's almost as common as "cannon" instead of "canon." :)
     
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  17. Greg Cox

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    Oh, yeah. And it's less common now that Doctor Benjamin Spock is less of a household name, but it still persists. PBS made that same mistake on its website only a few years ago, while promoting a documentary on the history of science fiction TV.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    We still see posts about Cisco, Ryker and Dianna.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    I confess I still have to look up the correct spelling of B'Elanna and Lwaxana. :)

    And is it Marla McIvers or Marla McGivers? I still have to look that up and I wrote a whole book about her! :)
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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    B'Elanna throws me too.