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Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Butters, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Butters

    Butters Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Might be my ears, but what were they saying!

    TSFS, Uhura and Mr Adventure in the transporter room. Right before she puts him in the closet, what does she say? ‘You wanted adventure, how’s this? You’re the...’

    Sounds to my ear like German boy, but that makes no sense, unless I’m missing a reference.

    Then in GEN. The last thing Chekhov says on the bridge before he forms a new medical staff because the medical staff won’t arrive until Tuesday. I can’t even, what. ‘We’re something something something something. No’ waves arms,’you, you, you’re with me’

    What did he say?

    Baffled for over twenty years.
     
  2. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Disavowed by the Secretary Moderator

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  3. Butters

    Butters Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TSFS: Now I know, I totally hear it. Thank you.

    GEN: seems the universal translator glitched at that point :)
     
  4. ItIsGreen

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    The universal translator has a context sensor built into it. It knows when you want to speak your own language for dramatic effect/to make a point/to conduct a conversation privately. See also Klingons on TNG/DS9.
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    May I suggest in future you make the topic title actually address the subject of the post?
     
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  6. dstyer

    dstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    According to Memory Alpha the Russian he used was the word Удивительно which translates to "Surprising!"
     
  7. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Checks out, according to the magic of on-line pronunciation. Nice to know. For a long time the going theory on here was that it was just some Russian-sounding nonsense.
     
  8. Timby

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    Less charitably, it's often used as the equivalent of "no shit" in the language. My Russian has gotten pretty spotty over the years but that line has always made me chuckle.
     
  9. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    Interesting to hear the line spoken by a Russian. I always thought Koenig said something like, "Where would they be till now?" with the W pronounced (as Koenig always did) as a V.