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Old 05-15-2010, 09:40 AM
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In Star Trek V, after Klaa attacks the NASA space probe, we can hear it screaming. Is there reason to believe that it is alive? I mean, if this was a ship that was sent from the 20th century to explore space, could it have somehow ended up like V'Ger or something and become alive in and of itself? Or was it just a little something that Shatner wanted to add in?



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I have no real answer but I have also wondered about the significance of this scene. Perhaps it is meant to be an inside-joke and refer to V'Ger, perhaps it is Shatner's way to show the audience in the very beginning of the movie that Klingons don't like humans.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:13 PM
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Probably. But yeah, it was just space garbage to them.
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The Narada screams like a hawk when it passes by And when the Enterprise escaped that warp-core-meets-black-hole explosion, she sported an intergalactic fart.
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Hahaha! Yeah, the Narada seemed to have whistled or something when she passes by lol.
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The 'scream' is an oddity - I guess I've often just rationalised it as the metal being torn apart and just kind of sounding that way.

No sound in space notwithstanding of course!
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And what's your explanation for the black hole fart? XD
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I have no real answer but I have also wondered about the significance of this scene. Perhaps it is meant to be an inside-joke and refer to V'Ger, perhaps it is Shatner's way to show the audience in the very beginning of the movie that Klingons don't like humans.
I think the joke is that goal of the probe is making contact with Alien lifeforms and showing them that there is an other intelligent lifeform, humans.
But when the probe finally fulfills its purpose and meets an alien lifeforme for these Aliens (the Klingons) the probe only is space garbadge, a good target to test their weapons.
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I think the joke is that goal of the probe is making contact with Alien lifeforms and showing them that there is an other intelligent lifeform, humans.
But when the probe finally fulfills its purpose and meets an alien lifeforme for these Aliens (the Klingons) the probe only is space garbadge, a good target to test their weapons.
That is how I see the scene too.
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And what's your explanation for the black hole fart? XD
Compressed solar wind drawn in at one end being released?
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