Swearing in Trek
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Join Date: Jul 2012
02-15-2013, 01:53 AM
Battlestar Gallactica gave us the wonderful word 'frak'...
In the original series, it was hard to gauge precisely what it meant, as it was normally only used as a general curse, so could have meant 'damn' (although the sound should've been a clue...) In Nu BG, the usage became a lot more specific, and I heard someone referred to as a 'motherfrakker"...
Frak frakkity frak frak frak...
I'll have characters swear if it's in context, but never just for the sake of it. As for keeping it PG13... Why? The majority of Trek fans are going to be quite old enough to have their own PG13 viewers, so why bother? IMHO Self-censorship is the sign of a timid writer... Equally, being unnecessarily sensationalist is also the sgn of a weak writer... I saw write what you want, but keep it within context, and you shouldn't have any complaints from your readership