What's "Freaky" about liking to sing?

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  1. Kahlesh

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    So I finally got round to watching the second round of Short Treks, when number one tells Spock to "keep his freaky hidden" - she says she knows how that feels and breaks into song. What is "freaky" about liking to sing?
     
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  2. Muji

    Muji Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Ha! Yes, fair question. That said, the performance was a little on the freaky side! I would guess she is being liberal with the definition of 'freaky', meaning 'unusual for officers to display a love of patter songs from comic operas of the 1800s'. Which is fair, because eccentricity is part of the definition of the word 'freaky'. I just allowed myself to roll with it, because Q&A is so good. One of my favourite few scenes in Star Trek, actually.
     
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    It was probably uncharacteristic for her to perform in front of a colleague, in uniform, on duty.
    Freaky doesn't have to be negative - it's the special spark in all nerds, geeks, etc. ;)
     
  4. fireproof78

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    Its unexpected from a by the book officer.

    Same with Beverly's dancing.
     
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    Have you met people involved in musical theatre? :biggrin:
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Met them? I was one of them in high school.

    We were a freaky bunch.
     
  7. Jackson_Roykirk

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    "Freaky"...It's what the kids are saying in the 23rd century.
     
  8. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I'm old enough to have instantly thought of the breakfast ceral. But the wrong age to have actually eaten the stuff.

    And I had to run through that line multiple times, watching the DVD, because I (to paraphrase Spock in "The Trouble with Tribbles") could not believe my ears.

    And yes, as a matter of fact, I did know some performing arts majors in high school. I even had an utterly unrequited head-over-heels crush on one of them. For my entire junior year, not being an early-riser, I even shared a section of U.S. History with most or all of the junior performing arts majors. But I was geekier yet: I was a computer geek, a video production geek, and an A/V equipment geek.

    As to Number One's rendition of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General," I've heard better.
     
  9. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Yeah, but a rendition that's nothing but barking isn't going elicit the playfulness of that song. I mean, it's no Doggy Jingle Bells....

    ...Oh, wait -- you meant Rebecca Romijn's Number One? Sorry...Never mind.

    ;)
     
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  10. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Huh? :confused::confused::confused::confused::shrug:
     
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    Should have said "Keep your Herbert hidden."
     
  12. Jackson_Roykirk

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  13. hbquikcomjamesl

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    :rolleyes::wtf:

    At any rate, I didn't mean Majel, since she's no longer with us, and never sang in that (or, to the best of my recollection, any other) Star Trek role.
     
  14. Jackson_Roykirk

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    No, but Geordi also sang the Major-General's Song (sort of) in TNG: Disaster.
     
  15. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, and "A British Tar" (from "that infernal nonsense" Pinafore) was rather pivotal in Insurrection.
     
  16. Jackson_Roykirk

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    From The West Wing:
    Lionel Tribbey: "It's from Penzance or Iolanthe... one of the ones about duty."
    Ainsley Hayes: "They're all about duty."
     
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    I think Number One was joking.

    But singing is a textbook expression of emotion, and emotion is taboo on Vulcan, so maybe for Vulcans it is "freaky".

    Or this.
     
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    If you've ever known anyone who likes to randomly break into song, you would understand.

    Kor
     
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    "Freaky" -- Me being conned into karaoke singing REO Speedwagon's I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore, last Thanksgiving, at a family get-together in front of my father and his girlfriend. Thank God no one recorded it.
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Damn it!
     
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