Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Amasov, Jun 20, 2020.
So he did not speak Vulcan either? If the two languages are that similar, why did they need Uhura?
Probably not enough to provide the information Pike needed in that moment.
Looks like the universal translater in TOS worked better than the one in the Kelvinverse.
Kelvin Uhura doesn't have much in common with... the other Uhura... Remember when she spoke "Klingon" in TUC, that was pretty bad...
Yeah, but on the other hand, the starships are a lot more advanced!!!
Well, we all have our weaknesses.
They needed to know if any transmissions they picked up were Vulcan or Romulan, thus the need to be able to distinguish subtle grammatical differences.
Remember cupcake? That guy suffered from a major inferiority complex... I mean THREE YEARS later he was still upset that Kirk called him "cupcake" once, before he and the two others beat him within an inch of his life.
BTW, that was some unprofessional behavior! He and the two other bouncers were supposed to stop fights, not start them!! That was really big of Kirk to keep him in his team after that.
Why would Romulan and Vulcan have anything in common??? Because a couple of millennia before they lived on the same planet? I mean we live on the same planet as the Japanese. How much do English and Japanese sound alike???
They were not bouncers. They all were cadets protecting another cadet from a "townie."
Welcome to Star Trek world were everything is made up and time doesn't matter.
Such an enlightened people!!!
It's TOS. There's no enlightened humanity here. There are killers who are not going to kill today.
For the same reason 23rd/24rd century humans in Star Trek largely share the (often antiquated, even by today's standards) opinions, mores, mannerism, (slightly modified) fashions and language of humans from the 1960s/1980s
Remember Buck Rogers? People 500 years in the future didn't know the meaning of any swear words... Yeah, like that's plausible.
I have never seen Buck Rogers.
A lot of swearwords are slang, and slang changes pretty quickly. In 500 years time people likely have developed a whole new vocabulary of swear words.
The thing is that they didn't have any slang or swear words of their own for that matter. That's what made it funny.
Welcome to Star Trek, where Vulcans speak Vulcan, Romulans speak Romulan and Humans don't speak Human
Even the Starfleet Captains slaughter people with hand phasers. And one another.
Don't recall that. Did the movie establish that whoever said this one line knows either Vulcan or Romulan?
The monster maroons and the FC black and greys are among the worst Star Trek uniforms.
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