Germany exclusive Star Trek trilogy coming in 2016?

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  1. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, Google Translate may not know the answer, but Bing sure does:
    vIH je poH; qul qul;
    buQ threatener je Huy' outface
    vay' Qapbe' horror: vaj ghotvam QIv mInDu'.
    tera'vo' Dun behaviors 'e' ngIp.
    HoSchoH Dun pong example
     
  2. loghaD

    loghaD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm afraid that machine translators tend to take a bit too much poetic license :P

    Time also moves; a fire's fire.
    Also the
    "threatener" threatens. Eyebrow. "outface"
    "horror" does not succeed at something: Therefore, the inferior person's eyes.
    It borrows that
    "behaviors" are great in a direction away from Earth.
    It becomes strong, the name's
    "example" is great.
     
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  3. Dimesdan

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    Shakespeare should be watched, not read.
     
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  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Ugh... the very idea of using a machine translator on Shakespeare makes me recoil.
     
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  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I just saw this on Chapters.c---with the cover art for "The Autobiography of Jean Luc Picard".
     
  6. loghaD

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    I gave it a try. It's not exactly Shakespeare (which is, of course, rather unfortunate in this case), and I had to change it to iambic hexameter to make it work, but anyhow:

    yIvIHtaH tuch yIDa; yImeQtaH qul yIDa;
    buQwI' yIbuQ 'ej mIybogh batlhqoqDaj
    luyoDbogh Ho' tISubHa'moH; vaj pupchoH je
    tonSaw'mey nIv ghojmeH qamDu'lIj vemmey QaD
    HaDchu'bogh vemrupbogh rIghwI' HomDu' QIv'e'.

    Be in motion as the future; be burning as the flame;
    threaten the threatener and de-solidify the teeth*
    which shield his/her bragging so-called honor; so too shall start to kick**
    the lame's inferior*** bones which, seeming prepared to awaken,
    perfectly study the dry**** footprints of your feet in order to learn superior fighting techniques.

    *
    The phrase Ho' tISubHa'bogh ("de-solidify the teeth") is intended as a double entendre, based on the multiple meanings of Ho' and Sub:
    Ho' = "tooth" or "admire" or (consequently) "idol, role-model (slang)"
    Sub = "be solid" or "hero" or (consequently) "be heroic (slang)"
    So, the idea is that this might also mean something like "tear down the idols of his/her bragging so-called honor".

    **The word pup can mean either "kick" or "be perfect", so pupchoH can mean either "start to kick" or "become perfect".

    ***The word QIv ("be inferior") is phonetically similar to qIv ("knee"), to the point where qIv is used as a slang term for "inferior person" in the 24th century.
    This ends up not really factoring into the text, but I thought it worth mentioning, as it was the reason I originally set down the path of leg metaphors to begin with :P

    ****QaD means "be dry", but also has a slang/metaphorical meaning of "be safe", the literary use of which appears to date back many centuries.
     
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  7. ClayinCA

    ClayinCA Commodore Commodore

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    Klingon makes my head hurt.
     
  8. loghaD

    loghaD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    tlhoy tunba' tera'ngan nachDu'.
    ("Clearly, Terran heads are too soft.")
     
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  9. Christopher

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    It makes my throat hurt.
     
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  10. loghaD

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    tlhoy pujba' tera'ngan qo'qaD.
    ("Clearly, Terran phlegm is too weak.")
     
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  11. Bernd Perplies

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    :D This is great. A little more belligerent version of the English text, but I think that's perfectly fine for a Klingon poet.
     
  12. JD

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    Are those the listings for the UK? I'm pretty sure IDW were the only ones to publish the Kelvinverse comics in the US, and Pocket published the novelizations here.
     
  13. tenmei

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    Nice. I'd say I actually like that one about as much as the German one.
     
  15. Defcon

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    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    Yup - that was my initial thought, that it was the same cover, I had to go and check to see what was different.
     
  17. Dimesdan

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    Yeah, they look identical, the same fonts used, the same angle of the Prometheus and the same view of the space station, it's uncanny.
     
  18. Defcon

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    Yeah, since "close" is totally the same as "identical" and because both covers using Prometheus in front of exploding space station on a bluish background isn't close at all I agree wholeheartedly that the new cover is the most original thing I've seen in my whole life. I don't know what i was thinking earlier. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Christopher

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    No doubt because the American novel format has a narrower aspect ratio (about 3:5 while the German is about 2:3), so the starship image on the original would've been too wide to fit.
     
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  20. Bernd Perplies

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    I asked Titan about it and they said it had some marketing reasons. But the aspect ration thing could be true.