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[#] Thu Jun 29 2023 04:34:29 EDT from papa

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Can anyone help with some deep Trek lore?

 

I was rewatching the TOS episode "Space Seed" last night and was reminded of a line that has always puzzled me: Why does Scotty apologize for being a Scotsman not up on Milton? I don't know of any special connection between Milton and Scotland. Was it just a common stereotype held by Hollywood writers in the 1960s? "He's from Scotland, so he must play the bagpipes, be an alcoholic scotch drinker, be an engineer, and have Paradise Lost memorized."



[#] Thu Jun 29 2023 06:57:19 EDT from Nurb432

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My guess is stereotype at the time



[#] Thu Jun 29 2023 07:24:29 EDT from papa

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I wonder where it came from. I've had that stereotype for years because of that scene.



[#] Mon Sep 25 2023 23:36:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I suppose it bears bringing up that in most star trek, they're all over the universe but the aliens they encounter are miraculously humanoid.

[#] Tue Sep 26 2023 07:44:49 EDT from Nurb432

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The crystal entity might disagree with you.  So would the Horta, and the Tribbles :)   ( and a few other rare cases )  i guess in theory even Q was abstract, just manifested himself to resemble the crew.

But ya, if it was like that in every episode it would be too abstract for most people and failed as a show.  Same reason the universal translator was invented, if you could not understand the other side in every episode, people would lose interest. 

 

Mon Sep 25 2023 23:36:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar Subject: Re: Scotmen and Milton
I suppose it bears bringing up that in most star trek, they're all over the universe but the aliens they encounter are miraculously humanoid.

 



[#] Wed Jun 12 2024 13:23:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Word on the street is that the latest Disney Wars movie is so monumentally bad that it ruins the original trilogy. Apparently they "clarified" a bunch of things that ruin the mystique of the Force and reset the galaxy into something that sucks way more than we originally knew it.

Not that I was planning to watch any of that crap anyway, but geeze ... Kathleen Kennedy needs to be fed to a sarlacc.

[#] Thu Jun 13 2024 17:54:59 EDT from darknetuser

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There are only six star wars movies and only a trilogy that is genuinely good. Everything else is counterfeit.

[#] Fri Jun 14 2024 09:11:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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There are only six star wars movies

You spelled "three" wrong.

[#] Sat Jun 15 2024 14:49:30 EDT from Nurb432

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"Star Wars: The Acolyte Introduces Lesbian Witches Who Procreate Without Men"

 

Now, i have no issues with lesbians.  Nor witches.  But those are adult subjects, and isn't current star wars really meant for children?



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