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Old 01-30-2009, 01:02 AM
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Sarek's accent isn't all that English in the trailer, he's still firmly at the American end of the spectrum... Just in the 'sophisticated and slightly English' niche.
I'll have to watch it again, 'cause I remember it sounded very "uppah crusssss-tehhhh" to me. lol
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:07 AM
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Mark Lenard had a very noble way of talking as well in TOS and the films. Presummably that is what they were looking for in an actor to portray him anew.
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I'm thinking that shot in the trailer with Spock standing before the what? council? Tribunal?....with Sarek as one of the what? judges? indicates we'll be seeing some conflict.
I think so too but interestingly Sarek's lines in the trailer did not sound confrontational, rather like he would be willing to let Spock do whatever he prefers.
Sure, it is taken out of context but I still wonder when Sarek would say something like this.

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Mark Lenard had a very noble way of talking as well in TOS and the films. Presummably that is what they were looking for in an actor to portray him anew.
Good point. Nimoy and Lenard brought that Rabbi-esque quality to the first two Vulcans, something no other actor of a Vulcan character ever achieved, so maintaining the dignity that Lenard put into Sarek is a good choice.

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Yeah, but why did they have to give STXI Sarek one of those "veddy veddy" English accents? It used to be good for added instant-nobility-recognition... these days, though, that's just played out.
Ah Jesus, come on. I always though Mark Lenard had a bit of an accent too. Now you're just looking for things to complain about.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:32 AM
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'Sides, recent Hollywood tradition has been to cast British actors as villains, rather than 'noble' men in either sense of the word...
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:19 AM
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I think he'd sound really funny if, there were such a thing, he spoke in a Vulcan accent.

Sarek: "Rintk-ta-spink-ta-rigion."
Bones: "Wha...?"
Sarek: "I said'ah, 'rintk-ta-spink-ta-rigion'."
Bones, looking to Spock: "Spock, I can't understand a Vulcan thing your daddy said."
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Good point. Nimoy and Lenard brought that Rabbi-esque quality to the first two Vulcans, something no other actor of a Vulcan character ever achieved, so maintaining the dignity that Lenard put into Sarek is a good choice.

A VERY good point, Sir Horatio. There was a indeed a dignity in their voices that no actor since has quite captured. (Although I could listen to Jolene Blalock all day... ) Everyone else always sounded a bit too rigid.

Then again, the actor that played the brief role of Sonak in ST:TMP did a really good job too, with the few lines he was given.

Vulcan, like Earth, and like many other fictional planets, was a home to many dialects.

Among the most notable: T'Pau (Amok Time) spoke with a very distinct Slavic accent. Sonak (ST:TMP) spoke with a mixed Indian-English accent.
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I think he'd sound really funny if, there were such a thing, he spoke in a Vulcan accent.

Sarek: "Rintk-ta-spink-ta-rigion."
Bones: "Wha...?"
Sarek: "I said'ah, 'rintk-ta-spink-ta-rigion'."
Bones, looking to Spock: "Spock, I can't understand a Vulcan thing your daddy said."
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Yeah, but why did they have to give STXI Sarek one of those "veddy veddy" English accents? It used to be good for added instant-nobility-recognition... these days, though, that's just played out.
Are you sure there's two "d's" in "Veddy"? It just seems to me there is an un-needed "d" in the word....Ve-duh -duh- ee...I just don't know? lol
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