Stilted?

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  1. nutshell

    nutshell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Anyone else think the main character's speech is a bit stilted? Is it because she was raised as a Vulcan or am I the only one thinking this?
     
  2. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Others have pointed it out in other threads yes.

    Being raised on Vulcan may have to do with it.
     
  3. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    She's channeling her inner Kirk.
     
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    Sonequa Martin-Green has stated in numerous interviews that Burnham was raised on Vulcan, and it very much has impacted her social skills.
     
  5. Vger23

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    I think it's hilarious that anyone who has seen and enjoyed an episode of Star Trek, particularly from TNG on, would criticize acting in the franchise as "stilted" as if this is something new and unacceptable.
     
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    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    :lol:

    "Uh, don't you think his performance is a little over-the-top for a Star Trek captain?"
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah, everybody was stilted in S1 of TNG, even the great Sir Patrick. They got better.
     
  8. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Stewart got better. I'd say most of the others did not. At least not considerably.

    90s Trek is filled with overly-formalized behavior and acting. It's like it's own style. It doesn't really bother me, but for people to criticize Trek now for this is pretty laughable.
     
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  9. CorporalClegg

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    At least she's not constantly shouting.
     
  10. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    Sisko had his strange vibe going sometimes too...
     
  11. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    But at least he kept it real.
     
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  12. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    Oh I've got zero complaints--loved it all! :)
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    I wouldn't go so far as to equate "better" with "good" ;)
     
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  14. Nebusj

    Nebusj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If it weren't at least a bit stilted how would it be Star Trek?
     
  15. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Sonequa? Michelle sounds really stilted to me, but I think that pausing ..as you... say something.. ..and then saying it faster, is a Trek thing.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf in the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    Who's Michelle?
     
  17. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Michelle Yeoh.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf in the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    Ah. I kept forgetting she's in the show. Probably because I think she's a dead Captain walking. ;)
     
  19. CorporalClegg

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    I had a thought:

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  20. nutshell

    nutshell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It's not a criticism. It's an observation.