Do you know the origin of the word 'sabotage'?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Shat Happens, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Shat Happens

    Shat Happens Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2013
    Silly question, of course we all do.

    I mean, BEFORE watching STVI.
  2. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2012
    Winston-Salem, NC
    For the uninitiated or the forgetful:

    That was a complete non sequitur; they weren't sabotaging a thing, they were just lying!
  3. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2013
    Right here buddy.
    Are you sure the Beastie Boys didn't create it? :p
  4. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral In Memoriam

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    I'd read Valeris' explanation before, and by the time of the film, even that origin of the word was in dispute.
  5. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 13, 2006
    Could somebody explain the Shatner connection to this word for me? It was doing the rounds back in 2009 when the first JJ-Trek came out. Does he have a unique way of pronouncing it or something? Because I can't say I've ever noticed. Unlike my fingernails across a blackboard reaction to Orion in the Animated Series...
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Vasquez Rocks, Bajor
  7. P Tom

    P Tom Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 28, 2004
    I live on Earth !
    During the actors voice recording session for the PC game "Star Trek: Judgment Rites", one of Shatner's line is, "Spock, sabotage the system."
    But of course Shatner pronounces it his way with "sabataage", and berates the recording assistant for trying to correct him.

    Hear it at
  8. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    ^ The folks at celebrity rants certainly overstated Shatner's so-called "brow beating" of the lowly sound guy. :lol:

    Maybe he can get some advice from Shatner's former supporting players on how to turn the "berating" into a 40+ year whine fest.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  9. OpenMaw

    OpenMaw Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 26, 2013
    Everett, Washington
    "...The Sound Guy/Shatner feud continues as Shatner is invited to his wedding..." :lol: