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#211967 - 08/02/13 01:52 AM The Borg
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I wish that one of my friends who took Latin had clued me in that Locutus means speak (or close to it); I read it in the concert program tonight. That puts Captain Picard's assimilation in a whole new lumen.

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#211971 - 08/02/13 08:17 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]
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Locutus means speak (or close to it)

It's the past participle of loquor 'to speak'; it means 'spoken'. As a noun, it means 'speech'. A related word in English is locution.
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#211972 - 08/02/13 09:35 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]
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eloquently said.
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#211973 - 08/02/13 09:43 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]
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A Star Trek concert?

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#212045 - 08/08/13 12:33 AM Re: The Borg [Re: BranShea]
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A Star Trek concert?

Yes. Picard was so named as he was to become the Borgs spokesperson to coerce us mere humans.

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#212056 - 08/08/13 01:47 PM Re: The Borg [Re: olly]
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I always found the Borg to be terrifying episodes. Just
having the creativity to invent the concept is what scares me.
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#217125 - 06/16/14 01:56 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Jackie]
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Plenty of 'Trekkie fans' out there that would go to anything 'Star Trekish.......'
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#217141 - 06/16/14 11:26 AM Re: The Borg [Re: Bazr]
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Trekkies or Trekkers? There is a difference.
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#217145 - 06/16/14 01:02 PM We have assimilated you [Re: LukeJavan8]
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The Iniatiate call themselves Trekkers, and use "Trekkies" as a term of disparagement.

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#217156 - 06/17/14 03:50 AM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: Jackie]
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The double 'k' must be an imperative.
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#217166 - 06/17/14 01:39 PM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: Bazr]
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Imperative or merely enjoyment, I just finished TNG
all the episodes for the 5th time. On episode a night
before bed: hopefully to induce good dreams.
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#217172 - 06/18/14 06:05 AM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: Bazr]
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Originally Posted By: Bazr
The double 'k' must be an imperative.


Actually, the double 'k' is to keep it from being pronounced Treekers or Treekies.

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#217174 - 06/18/14 06:22 AM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Imperative or merely enjoyment, I just finished TNG
all the episodes for the 5th time. On episode a night
before bed: hopefully to induce good dreams.


You must be an official Trekker Luke. I'm more like a neonate Trekker!!!
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#217179 - 06/18/14 11:30 AM Re: We have assimilated you [Re: Bazr]
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Thanks Faldage, makes sense, and I never gave that a thought.

Official or not, I don't know. I just know that when the
Star Trek/Wars movies came on I was enthralled by the
concept of space travel, and it was a very happy moment
in my life: just trying to recapture some of it, I guess.

Actually I am not that big on TV. Watch a certain amount
in the evening. Spend more time reading, and am currently
half way thru Stephen King's "Under the Dome", all 1000 pages
of it. That man certainly has the ability to capture attention.
Watched his four episodes of the novel that make up the
winter/spring/summer/autumn cycle "Shawshank Redemption",
"Stand by Me",Apt Pupil, and I forget the fourth. His
commentary at the end of each speaks volumes.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (06/18/14 11:35 AM)
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