karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)
I'm back to watching TOS in German with the occasional language switch. While doing the latter, I accidentally changed/activated the subtitles and realised that the German dub and subtitles occasionally differ quite drastically. The subtitles are a direct translation of the English dialogue while the audio takes quite a few liberties. The dub also has some really odd errors. I'm watching Amok Time and Pille (Bones) says that they need to get Spock to Vulcan within 8 light days or he'd die. (in the original it's "a week, eight days on the outside" and the subtitles translate this correctly). "Light days" is obviously a unit of distance, not time. Obviously, George Lucas made the same mistake when he let Han say that he'd made the Kessel Run in eight parsecs.(Apparently, this has been disproven.)

ETA: I thought something was odd with the voices in the part when Spock talks to Kirk about Pon Farr. I hadn't remembered this (it's been, what, 25 years) but Memory-Alpha mentioned that the content of the German dub had been changed to avoid mentioning procreation (odd, that, for Germany, really).
So they redubbed it in this edition but made the mistake of referring to the dream thing in McCoy's dialogue after they're back on the Enterprise.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)
As watching old classics is all my mind is currently capable of, I'm watching the best TOS based film.

Despite my addled mind, I noticed something. Space Seed is a first season episode (I only watched it last week) and Chekov only came in in the second season, yet Khan recognises him. Someone didn't pay attention...


24 Nov 2009 02:58 am
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)
Yes, insomnia has me in its lethal grip again so I'm watching TOS (just got all three box sets of the remastered issue for a lot less than the previous versions from amazon).
To amuse myself and to relive my childhood memories, I'm occasionally switching the Audio to German which really isn't that bad but sometimes, there are odd differences.

Example: In the English The Naked Time, after Spock neck-pinches Sulu, Kirk says "You have to teach me that sometime" while in German, he says something along the lines of "He would have claimed to be the Emperor of China next". Huh, wuh? Also, in the bit just before, when Sulu grabs Uhura, he calls her his Queen and that he'll protect her in the German version while in the English I can't quite understand what he's babbling about.

I see many a long night ahead of me...

The remastering is a bit of a two-edged sword for me. The digital remastering/cleanup of the footage and audio is well done but the new CGI sequences in exterior shots of the Enterprise look cheaper than the original model shots because the CGI is very obvious. It doesn't fit in. The extra CGI mattes to planet exteriors etc. are OK, though.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)
(orginal post)

Kirk: We're going to apply all available power into one giant forward thrust
Bones: So I'd know enough to go slow when we penetrate its vulnerable spots.
Spock: The area of penetration will no doubt be sensitive.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)

Spock jamming with hippies in "The Way to Eden".


2 Oct 2006 07:24 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)

Whom Gods Destroy has to be the weirdest episodes ever...
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)

I'm just watching "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and Dr. Jones is played by Diana Muldaur, isn't she?
While only four characters have survived (McCoy, Spock, Sarek and, by means of technology, Scotty), there's also another actress other than Majel Barret. I never really liked Dr Pulaski, though.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Kirk)

Two Kirk quotes from The Immunity Syndrome:

Maintain thrust, Scotty!

and later

When do you expect penetration?

Still later, Chekov (out of breath, happy):
We're through, Sir!

All this suppressed sexual tension!

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