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# 31
02-05-2013, 02:32 PM
It also irks me that nearly anytime they visit a city, on a planet, that city is named the same as the planet.

Think of how many cities we have on Earth. None of them are "Earth City." And even if there were one city named "Earth City" there would be dozens or hundreds of others that were not.
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# 32
02-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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It also irks me that nearly anytime they visit a city, on a planet, that city is named the same as the planet.

Think of how many cities we have on Earth. None of them are "Earth City." And even if there were one city named "Earth City" there would be dozens or hundreds of others that were not.
This kind of stretches to planets as well.

Humans - Earth yet;

Cardassians - Cardassia
Vulcans - Vulcan
Romulan - Romulus
Bajorans - Bajor
Trills - Trill

The list goes on.

The only one that really breaks the mold is Qo'nos and even then they were originally going to name it Kling, but felt it sounded stupid.

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# 33
02-05-2013, 02:42 PM
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This kind of stretches to planets as well.

Humans - Earth yet;

Cardassians - Cardassia
Vulcans - Vulcan
Romulan - Romulus
Bajorans - Bajor
Trills - Trill

The list goes on.

The only one that really breaks the mold is Qo'nos and even then they were originally going to name it Kling, but felt it sounded stupid.
That's because there are multiple languages on Earth. Sometimes in Science Fiction Humans are called Terrans, and the Latin word for the Earth is Terra.
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It also irks me that nearly anytime they visit a city, on a planet, that city is named the same as the planet.

Think of how many cities we have on Earth. None of them are "Earth City." And even if there were one city named "Earth City" there would be dozens or hundreds of others that were not.
Well Rome had Roma. Its similar to my above point; There's too many languages on our planet for tropes that should exist but don't.

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# 34
02-05-2013, 02:46 PM
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It also irks me that nearly anytime they visit a city, on a planet, that city is named the same as the planet.

Think of how many cities we have on Earth. None of them are "Earth City." And even if there were one city named "Earth City" there would be dozens or hundreds of others that were not.
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# 35
02-05-2013, 02:46 PM
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That's because there are multiple languages on Earth. Sometimes in Science Fiction Humans are called Terrans, and the Latin word for the Earth is Terra.
Not to mention that our solar system is often referred to as the Terran System.

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# 36
02-05-2013, 02:47 PM
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Not to mention that our solar system is often referred to as the Terran System.
Its actually the Solar System. Our star's proper name is Sol.
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# 37
02-05-2013, 02:57 PM
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Its actually the Solar System. Our star's proper name is Sol.
you're thinking of "Sol system" not SolAR....

@ Taco: I like to think of it as just our names for their stuff.
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# 38
02-05-2013, 02:57 PM
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Its actually the Solar System. Our star's proper name is Sol.
No, it's Latin name is Sol and science-fiction authors generally use that name to distinguish it from other stars. It's proper name in English is still "Sun".

That said, I do prefer the name "Sol" as a matter of principle.
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# 39
02-05-2013, 02:57 PM
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Here's a Voyager question. I've been watching the series all the way through for the first time (just starting season 7 now), and I'm wondering, does Seven of Nine actually hold some sort of Starfleet rank once she's made part of the crew? I mean, they give her a badge, but they also gave one to Neelix and Kes. She also seems to order around a lot of the other characters, and if she's a civilian passenger, you'd think a few more of them would have a problem with that.
Let see..shes smarter than most of engineering combined, spends her sleeping hours reading books beamed into her brain, has enhanced strength to the point she could be security, has Data level reflexes when she wants them, has intimate knowledge of millions of species due to the borg assimilating them, wears a catsuit with a +1 modifier for making males and females ogle her and has nannites that with the EMHs help, can be the Mcguffin of many episodes...

...I think the crew quite rightly listens to her as shes basically plot advancement on two legs
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# 40
02-05-2013, 03:17 PM
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It also irks me that nearly anytime they visit a city, on a planet, that city is named the same as the planet.

Think of how many cities we have on Earth. None of them are "Earth City." And even if there were one city named "Earth City" there would be dozens or hundreds of others that were not.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_City,_Missouri

Only one I know of - and I would doubt any alien would want to go there

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