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Old 06-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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Just like the PSI2000 virus was contrived to allow him to display his sword skills in TOS originally?
Takei didn't have any.
The scene was written with a sword and when asked if he had experience George lied said "yeah!".
Then went and immediately took lessons.
This is autobiographical material.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:30 PM
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I am far from being the biggest fan of this movie, but first, drama is per definiton contrived, second, the movie is full of beautiful referrences to TOS and other Trek incarnations, third, it tried to recreate the silliness and lightheartedness of TOS.
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This movie is about pure entertainment. There will never be any logical answers for "who, where or why?
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Takei didn't have any.
The scene was written with a sword and when asked if he had experience George lied said "yeah!".
Then went and immediately took lessons.
This is autobiographical material.
I'm not referring to the actor, I'm referring to the character.
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Yeah. We're just a bunch of old fuddie duddies.
Contrived works both ways
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In fact, the sword scene in Naked Time was a bit more contrived than carrying a sword with you as melee weapon on an away team mission.
Huhm... what? That a man has fencing as a sport is contrived? That he may run around with the sword because he is infected with an alien virus that makes him come mad is contrived? But that a skydiving special forces team in the 23rd century fights with foldable Katanas is completely logical and sound. Horatio? Sanity Check! Hello! One, two, three!
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The key word is melee. Why did people use swords long after guns have been invented? Precisely, because a gun might not be the best choice of weapon if you oppose an enemy in a short distance.

It's just the usual, today different standards apply then in the 60s. A small continuity glitch today and fans go cracy, a bit of silly humour or dialogue and the hardcores gather the wood. You make Trouble with Tribbles and the goofiness is celebrated, you make a Night in Sickbay and people complain about the silliness.
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The key word is melee. Why did people use swords long after guns have been invented? Precisely, because a gun might not be the best choice of weapon if you oppose an enemy in a short distance.
Lets see. With a phaser gun I can stun my opponent, I can kill him, I can disintegrate him. I can also use the phaser as a welder. I can set it on overload and make the whole dilling rig go boom. You know, just in case the douchebag redshirt with the explosives gets himself killed... Mmmmhhh...Nah, I go with the foldable Katana. I can chop off limbs with it.
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Yes, you can do all that with a phaser - til you lose it over the edge of a platform!
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