Efrosian Federation President

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by c0rnedfr0g, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Nerys Myk

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    "Whoever" is @DavidAGoodman, and he's a member here. His profile says that he hasn't posted in a while, but maybe he'll be kind enough to answer this question for us.
     
  3. Starfury

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    As a kid I just found it odd, that the president not even once called someone a dumbass.
     
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    That 70's Show was still seven years in Kurtwood Smith's future. At the time he was still best known as Clarence Boddicker from Robocop.
     
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    I never mistook the Prez for a Klingon, but I also never realized he was blind 'til it was pointed out to me. So, y'know.
     
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    Never confused me, and I've loved that movie since childhood. When it comes down to it, a great deal of Star Trek aliens are bumpy headed variations.


    I really liked the president, and the callback to ST:IV
     
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    Yes, one of my favourite lines from TUC is: "This president is NOT above the law!", which was a clear homage to Boddicker. I laughed out loud when I heard that on opening day.
     
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  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Blind? How do you figure that? :confused:
     
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    I didn't figure it at all, that's just apparently the intention of the filmmakers. (Presumably his glasses work somewhat like Geordi's VISOR.)
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  11. Tosk

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    I honestly can't recall where I heard it for the first time, but MemAlpha says it came up on the DVDs Okuda text commentary. So either there, or someone else who mentioned it here. :)
     
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    It's backstage notes that Efrosians are either blind of have very poor eyesight due to the conditions on their homeworld. The silvery-haired aid see at Khitomer was meant to lead him around and I think there was a deleted scene that showed this.
     
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    The Saratoga helmsman didn't seem to be blind...
     
  14. Tosk

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    He does do a lot of staring though. ;)
     
  15. johnnybear

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    Obviously the Efrosians weren't affected by the Augment virus then, or were they? :bolian:
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