Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Defiler-Of-Redshirts, Jul 1, 2019.
It's not my favorite, but it seems to be the most critically applauded Trek movie.
Yeah, but you can fit what "the critics" know about Star Trek into an antiproton particle.
I thought that was WRATH OF KHAN?
And the whale movie was arguably the most popular with general audiences, at least up to the reboot movies.
There seems to be a real disconnect between views of critics and views of general audiences.
Okay, combing through the STVI section of The View From The Bridge, here's what Meyer says on page 217:
"There was a debate over the color of blood, which I wanted to be different than human blood. I would up choosing a pink shade that seemed suitably weird, only to regret my choice down the road when I realized it reminded me of Pepto-Bismol."
That seems to be all he says on the subject. Absolutely nothing about avoiding an R rating. It seems that the pink blood was chosen for the same reason that everyone ate blue food in the banquet scene: to look suitably alien and exotic.
I think we can safely chalk this one up to another ST urban myth.
My headcanon has always been that the Klingon blood in TUC is purple due to radiation from Praxis. As most other Klingon blood we had seen up to that point was red to reddish-black, this made sense to me back then.
The augment solution, while a good one, is retconning. A happy medium between the two, and/or whatever else people come up with that actually makes sense, would be ideal going forward.
Or conditions onboard the Klingon ship?
Most critically applauded TNG movie, maybe. But TWOK, TVH and Trek XI seem to be far more applauded Trek movies than First Contact.
True, because even animal life here on Earth come in different blood colors. Ever seen an insect with red blood? I haven't.
Im just going by metacritic, RT, et al. It's simply an observation
Memory Alpha cites a source which apparently indicates that the original script called for the blood to be green, but it was supposedly changed because green blood was well-known to be a trait of Vulcans. Or something like that.
it looked great in klingon honor guard!
Mosquitoes. Albeit, that blood isn't originally there's.
Well, no, I specified radiation from Praxis.
Yep. Maybe zero-gravity turns Klingon blood pink? I'm sure you could come up with some technobabble to justify that.
Or gas leaks within the ship due to damage from the torpedoes, and the gas reacts chemically with the blood.
Let it be canon from here on out.
Neither of which changes my headcanon that radiation from Praxis has altered the chemical composition of Klingon blood, much the way microwave ovens will do to our food.
Or maybe there are normal circumstances under which Klingon blood can change color.
It doesn't have anything to do with zero-G, though, because when Gorkon is being treated on board Kronos One, his blood is still pink, even though gravity had already been restored.
Maybe the color changes with their mood, like those shiny rings you used to be able to buy at tourist trap souvenir stores.
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