Day Of The Dove Fight Scenes

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  1. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

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    I’m watching Day Of The Dove on BBC America right now. I’ve always enjoyed the fight scenes, but I got to wondering...there were 2 female Klingons shown in the episode. Wouldn’t It have been cool to see Mara and the other female Klingon involved in sword fights with female crew members of the Enterprise?
     
  2. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    The alien entity would have to work overtime to get chosen opponents to square off like that. But yes. :)
     
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  3. johnnybear

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    You just have a thing for Klingon women my Lord! :klingon:
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  4. Spock's Barber

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    Only when there are no Klingon men around, JB. :whistle:
     
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  5. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    I thought it was funny when someone knocked a Klingon unconscious with a blow to the upper arm. In the original series, it was weirdly easy to knock someone out - just a little karate chop to the upper part of the body does the job.
     
  6. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    True, but a lot of TV shows are guilty of that. The Vulcan neck pinch could almost be seen as a satire of this old TV trope.
     
  7. Delta Vega

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    Cowboys in saloons are always getting taken out by one rather unconvincing punch during the obligatory bar brawls
     
  8. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    Perhaps after hundreds of years around the Vulcans, Trek's human characters sort of learned to do the human equivalent of the "neck pinch" with a karate chop to a certain part of the neck. Seems like as good an explanation as any. Since the "brachial nerves" running across human shoulders are connected with our brains' sense of balance, maybe traumatizing these nerves in just the right way can produce a harmless "stun" effect. I dunno, just thinking out loud.
     
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  9. johnnybear

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    Let us also not forget that not all Klingons are brave warriors dedicated to dying on this day or that! anyone here remember Kras or even Arne Darvin? :klingon:
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  10. Timo

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    John M. Ford inserted an isoton of references to his compact classic The Final Reflection. One of the things there is the protagonist Klingon chopping his Klingon opponent to total incapacitation by "punching the nerve junctures" which explicitly do not involve the jaw, then Klingons failing to do that to human opponents in a bar brawl because their bodies are wired differently. Also, the dressing-down after the brawl has the culprits describe a blow to the jaw as a human peculiarity.

    So, to paraphase a certain shapeshifter, not everybody has their glass jaws in the same place.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  11. Steven P Bastien

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    Yes, they did fight, but not with swords, it was hand to hand combat and they were covered with oil .... and naked ... and ... oh, wait ... that was one of my adolescent dreams.
     
  12. johnnybear

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    Well we're listening, Steve, we're listening! :drool:
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  13. plynch

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    Decontamination gel?
     
  14. Phaser Two

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    No thanks, I'm good!
     
  15. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Not all of us <fingers in ears>
     
  16. johnnybear

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    Your loss, Maurice, your loss! :D
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  17. TREK_GOD_1

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    Oh, you would be surprised at how most people have a "glass jaw" than don't and are taken out with one punch.

    If there's one thing that's unrealistic about film (well, more than most things in film), its people taking repeated blows to the head (that sound like cannon fire...yes, I'm looking at you, Rocky movies) and coming back for more. The fact most humans are not used to receiving head shots means they are less likely to endure (as in remain upright and/or conscious) a hard blow.
     
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    And then there are the times when somebody with a bullet-proof vest but no head protection goes charging at a bunch of enemies, and they keep shooting right at his chest again and again. :guffaw:

    Kor
     
  19. Maurice

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    And you guys might wonder why there are comparatively few women here.
     
  20. johnnybear

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    TOS specifically or Trek in general?
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