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If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by dulcinea » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:50 pm

... which would you choose?
I would pick a feature of Superman that is always unnoticed: his ability to understand all languages. Every POTUS would want me for SOS or ambassadress to the UNO, and if alien cultures ever dropped by Earth, I would be the ideal person to greet them.
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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm

Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. :wink:

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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by dulcinea » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉
The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad?
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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:01 pm

dulcinea wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉
The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad?
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Yes, and all the displays in the original series were analog instead of digital. Truth is stranger than fiction, and that goes double for science fiction.

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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by RebLem » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:57 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:01 pm
dulcinea wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉
The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad?
.

Yes, and all the displays in the original series were analog instead of digital. Truth is stranger than fiction, and that goes double for science fiction.
From Wikiipedia: ​Pavel Andreievich Chekov (Russian: Павел Андреевич Чехов) is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. Walter Koenig portrayed Chekov in the second and third seasons of the original Star Trek series and first seven Star Trek films.
Anton Yelchin portrayed the character in the 2009 Star Trek reboot film and two sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond.
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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by dulcinea » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:35 pm

How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture.
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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:34 pm

dulcinea wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:35 pm
How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture.
Why on earth would I want to have "the ability to understand" anything but Western classical music? It's everybody else who should have a "universal translator" that enables them to appreciate what comes naturally only to a few of us.

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Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Post by dulcinea » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:10 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:34 pm
dulcinea wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:35 pm
How many here would like to possess a linguistic ability that Roddenberry never dreamed of: the ability to understand--AND LIKE--all styles of music? MUSIC CHOICE has no stations for CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR THE VOICE, OPERA, or FOLK MUSIC of every country and culture.
Why on earth would I want to have "the ability to understand" anything but Western classical music? It's everybody else who should have a "universal translator" that enables them to appreciate what comes naturally only to a few of us.
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