"Sir, D'Amato" ???

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Grant, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

    Jul 28, 2008
    Clinton, OH
    Sir is his first name. It's kinda like Guy. Became popular in the late 22nd century.
  2. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    He says 'Da-ma-to' I say 'Dee-a-ma-to'
  3. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 25, 2006
    Land of cheese, sausage and beer
    It's just Shatner's peculiar delivery of the line that makes it sound like a slurred "Sir D'Amato".

    If you listen closely, throughout the series you'll also hear him address "Miss Spock" and "Misser Sulu".

    Not to mention in "The Gamesters of Triskelion" he shouts "What's happening to Lt. Youhura?!!"
  4. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    The Savoy had their turn, and they fucked it. Now it's time for the House of Iguana.
  5. Oso Blanco

    Oso Blanco Commodore Commodore

    Apr 5, 2001
    Berlin, Germany
    You mean like "Mister" Spock? :lol:
  6. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 5, 2012
    Stage 9 forever
    Quite true. And we thought Nimoy was the drunk one! :rommie:

    "Slurred D'Amato."
  7. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    It wasn't Shatner's delivery. Somebody sabotaaged the dialog track! ;)
  8. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    There's another scene that's always bothered me, but for the opposite reason.

    At the very beginning of the first act of "The Cloud Minders," when Kirk and the landing party have been lassoed, Kirk has a line that's something like "Who are you? What is the meaning of this?" But his lips never move. I've never understood why the scene was edited this way - was there another take of Shatner actually delivering the line, but the director decided to use one in which he wasn't, for some reason? Or was the line looped in afterwards because it was decided that a shot of the landing party reacting without speaking looked strange?
  9. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer The Mod You've Known for All These Years Moderator

    I've always assumed that they conquered France at some point in Trek's future history, given the very British nature of the Picard family....
  10. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    Yeah, that's a real annoying glitch. Sad thing is that TUC--- 22 years later has 3 similar instances of actors talking without their lips moving.
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Ghost of Tom Joad Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Re-conquered. The British just reclaimed the lands they lost in the 13th Century. (Then they took the rest) ;)Word War III was a crazy time.