Who did Uhura piss off??

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Dar70, May 14, 2022 at 2:44 AM.

  1. Therin of Andor

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    The novelization smoothed this over somewhat. The ship's library computer and universal translator were down, due to damage from the Klingons. Thus the books.
     
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    Writer. "WTF???? How can I make this make sense????" :lol:
     
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  3. Therin of Andor

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    Especially because JM Dillard had given Uhura some strong stories in the past. An elegant solution.
     
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    To make matters worse she had a younger officer coaching her while she was speaking klingon badly. Even back then when the movie first came out I hated that scene. Other then that it was a great movie but that scene. Yuck.
     
  5. Yistaan

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    Disney had no problem throwing their weight with JJ Abrams after Trevorrow for Star Wars 9 didn't work out.
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    In what way did Disney "throw their weight" with Abrams on Rise of Skywalker? They allowed him to postpone the movie's release date, allowed him to ignore the Lucas Story Group and decided any plot point in the movie that didn't make sense was the responsibility of the tie-ins like the novelization and reference books to explain. If anything, Disney cut Abrams a lot of slack on Rise of Skywalker, certainly a lot more than they gave the directors of the other movies.

    Regardless, I'm not sure I follow your logic. Even if Disney had "thrown their weight" with Abrams, how does Paramount get to tell a guy they literally got on their knees and begged to direct a movie to "shove it" just because Disney will "throw their weight" with another director close to thirty years later?
     
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    There's enough smoke to the JJ/LFL disagreement news (to the point that some are asking for an "Abrams cut" although I personally don't believe such a thing exists) that I'll make a guess there's probably a hidden fire, although I concede there will probably never be an official confirmation either way.

    We also know that Valeris was supposed to Saavik in Meyer's Trek 6. Someone was able to get that shut down. It's not unreasonable to think that the far less important Meyer's Klingon book scene could have been overruled as well. It might not even be a studio executive, but someone with enough clout like Nimoy backing up Nichelle.
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    So your claim is based only on rumors that have plenty of official evidence proving the opposite? Uh-huh.
    It was Roddenberry himself who objected to Saavik being the traitor, on the grounds that since she's a "beloved character" it would upset the fans. Meyer probably could have successfully argued against that, but chose to relent on the matter because he didn't like the optics of disobeying the franchise's creator when he was on his deathbed.

    As it was, Roddenberry's lawyer still tried to accuse Meyer of going against Roddenberry's wishes anyway, and it's only because of Meyer swapping Saavik out for Valeris out that those accusations were promptly ignored.
     
  9. Campe

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    In 1991 they did.
     
  10. Dar70

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    True. But you rarely saw it on star trek. Except cogley...
     
  11. Campe

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    And Nick Meyer put a book in Kirk’s hand in Star Trek II. It doesn’t seem out of left field that he would use physical books in his next Trek directorial outing.
     
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    Don't forget her relying on big books to speak Klingon in TUC :lol:
     
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  13. Spike730

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    Her linguistic skills were probably destroyed by Nomad.
     
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    Same goes for Chekov who as Chief of Security didn't know that firing a phaser would trigger an alarm.
     
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