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357 – Circle of Trust | Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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This week we Trek Out how a universal translator might be closer than we think, why one of London’s most famous concert halls had their staff learning Klingon, CBS explains more about their decision to keep Discovery off Netflix here in the States, and Doug Jones explains his threat ganglia.

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  • If you could learn any language from Star Trek, what would it be?

 

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Elijah

Elio is a Northern New Jersey Cuban-American and graduate of Kean University, having earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance in 2011. He has performed in internationally renowned performance halls such as Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and in Beijing, China as a representative for Kean University. Since 2012, he has had the wonderful opportunity to Executive Produce Priority One – the premiere Star Trek Online podcast. Whether recruiting, managing the global team of talented volunteers, arranging interviews with special guests, editing, web-development, finding sponsors, managing crowd funding, or writing content for the podcast, Elio has a hand in it all. A long-time Trekkie, Elio has been watching the series since he was a child and sneaking in late night, back-to-back, episodes of TNG reruns. He finally embraced the Trekdom in college and spent many hours catching up on the entire multiverse…. instead of studying.

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  1. Tyler Maxwell on 2018-03-13

    I don’t think there are any other properly fleshed out languages in Trek besides Klingon, right? I mean, there are some words in Romulan, a couple in Vulcan, maybe Ferengi, but that’s about it. If we’re talking about Trek languages that don’t already exist…maybe Tribble? Although I’d imagine that the only words and phrases necessary for that would be “Eat”, “Procreate”, and “Look out, there’s a Klingon!” 🙂

    Regarding what that one CBS’ exec said, as tone death as it sounded, I’m not convinced that it’s entirely evil and moneygrubbing. (Some of it definitely is, but not all of it.) I think the point of that whole thing is that rather than the old system where making every show is kind of a shot in the dark whether enough people watch it, and the only feedback you get is from that one ratings group (with lots of intrinsic biases) and the folks who actually bother to send in hate mail, All Access actually gives the folks at CBS better information about who’s watching and what they’re interested in, how fast they’re tuning out after some particularly ‘ugh’ moment in a show, etc. That in turn theoretically allows them to make better shows, shows that the folks subscribing actually want to watch, and not just the same bland formulaic fare that usually shows up on regular TV.

  2. Tyler Maxwell on 2019-01-30

    I don’t think there are any other properly fleshed out languages in Trek besides Klingon, right? I mean, there are some words in Romulan, a couple in Vulcan, maybe Ferengi, but that’s about it. If we’re talking about Trek languages that don’t already exist…maybe Tribble? Although I’d imagine that the only words and phrases necessary for that would be “Eat”, “Procreate”, and “Look out, there’s a Klingon!” 🙂

    Regarding what that one CBS’ exec said, as tone death as it sounded, I’m not convinced that it’s entirely evil and moneygrubbing. (Some of it definitely is, but not all of it.) I think the point of that whole thing is that rather than the old system where making every show is kind of a shot in the dark whether enough people watch it, and the only feedback you get is from that one ratings group (with lots of intrinsic biases) and the folks who actually bother to send in hate mail, All Access actually gives the folks at CBS better information about who’s watching and what they’re interested in, how fast they’re tuning out after some particularly ‘ugh’ moment in a show, etc. That in turn theoretically allows them to make better shows, shows that the folks subscribing actually want to watch, and not just the same bland formulaic fare that usually shows up on regular TV.

  3. seannewboy on 2018-03-12

    Everything i would say, has already been said by Berthulf. Excellent bloopers, interesting content/links. I would certainly learn Romulan.

  4. seannewboy on 2019-01-30

    Everything i would say, has already been said by Berthulf. Excellent bloopers, interesting content/links. I would certainly learn Romulan.

  5. Chiyo Umiku on 2018-03-11

    Any Language? Why Klingon of course. Klingon is to star trek what Huttese is to Star Wars. Iconic and a legitamate langauge (Seriously there are masters of the Hutese in RL as there are Klingon).

  6. Chiyo Umiku on 2019-01-30

    Any Language? Why Klingon of course. Klingon is to star trek what Huttese is to Star Wars. Iconic and a legitamate langauge (Seriously there are masters of the Hutese in RL as there are Klingon).

  7. Berthulf on 2018-03-10

    Hey guys, an excellent episode and some brilliant bloopers too.

    I’d like to learn Romulan. Like the us Brits have dozens of words for rain, and the Scandinavian people have so many words for different types of snow, I would reckon the Romulan language probably has hundreds of words for assassination (political or otherwise), and that’d be cool.

    Luv’n’hugs!

  8. Berthulf on 2019-01-30

    Hey guys, an excellent episode and some brilliant bloopers too.

    I’d like to learn Romulan. Like the us Brits have dozens of words for rain, and the Scandinavian people have so many words for different types of snow, I would reckon the Romulan language probably has hundreds of words for assassination (political or otherwise), and that’d be cool.

    Luv’n’hugs!

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