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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    yes he says bridge normally

    though he may have said con in one of the movies, kahn or search for spock

    Karinofnine
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    Note to self: Buy Kahn and Search for Spock, watch obsessively to see if he says "con"

    Further note to self: Must get out more

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Ahh but in the new Star Trek they have entered a very similar, but parallel universe so perhaps in this universe they say Con? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon voodoo-rich
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    Being Star Trek, surely there'll be numerous websites devoted to this specific question? As well as people willing to fight to the death to protect their point of view…

    btw, I am a fan, but I think that knowing Klingon, for example, is taking things a bit far ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon Drac
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    From Wrath of Con script.

    KIRK

    Mister Saavik? You have the con.

    Star Trek VI

    Kirk: "I'm going aboard. Spock, you have the conn."

    I guess your not a big as trekky as you thought.

    Junkyard
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    the prequel was awful a movie for non trekkies IMHO
    And No I dont speak any klingon or own a suit
    Kerplaa – how on earth do you spell that!

    toomanybikes
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    the prequel was the second best one, wrath of khan being the best

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I loved the prequel was a cracking film even if you've never seen a Star Trek before.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    the prequel was an awful movie for trekkies imho

    was just a standard overhyped hollywood action flick with a few vaguely familiar characters in it

    toomanybikes
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    Kimbers…..yep, still thoroughly enjoyed it though

    skidartist
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    Conn – Bridge, Bridge – Conn. Whatever the problem is in the end it'll be sorted out by remodulating, erm, something.

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    Probably down to the original series being written in the 60s when maybe research of military jargon was minimal OR in those times ship captains referred to the bridge and then it changed over to the con?

    What is con short for? I always thought it should be comm, as in command. Or is it con short for Conning tower as per a submarine.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    human-being-doesn't-say-exactly-the-same-thing-every-time-shocker

    Karinofnine
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    In the Star Trek prequel – when Captain Kirk leaves command to Spock he says "You have the con".

    I'm at work so can't research this, but, didn't Captain Kirk used to say "You have the bridge"?

    tegski
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    Dilithium crystals…(now I'm worried skidartist!!!)
    Still I can remember getting really upset years ago when my Gran came to visit and we had to watch Coronation St instead of Star Trek before bedtime ๐Ÿ™

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    i think youll find that either by reversing the polarity of a tachyon pulse

    or remodulating a tricorder most inter galactic problems can be dealt with

    skidartist
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    And if you've used those lifelines up you can still either phone a friend or play your joker.

    bigyinn
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    con = console (i think)

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    I was once almost eviscerated by a group of Trekkies at a Sci Fi birthday party cos I gave the "Live Long and Prosper" 4 finger V sign with the wrong hand.

    It is the only Sci Fi fancy dress party/thing I have eevr done.

    Being so dedicated to the cause I went as Arthur Dent.

    I.E. I wore my pajamas and dressing gown.

    Me, lazy? Surely not!

    Junkyard
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    kimbers I agree tachyon pulses work much better often with secondary systems and re routing power from somehere else.
    I used to use Trekkie lines to explain why our IT system was down I only once got challenged doing this

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I used to use Trekkie lines to explain why our IT system was down I only once got challenged doing this

    **** me I bet your a laugh at parties.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    If you're a pedant and the best thing you can come up with from Star Trek is a "con / bridge" discrepancy, I'd respectfully suggest that you're really not trying hard enough. (-:

    Junkyard
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    ๐Ÿ˜† not as good as the Simpson line
    AH A fat sarcastic Star Trek fan you must be a real hit with the ladies

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Errrm! I wanted to use that but thought I'd look just as sad as a trekky.

    juan
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    Yeah but you only need to reroute the tachyon pulses when the warp coil is borked…

    lazlo53
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    All of you, and possibly me as well, are very sad people

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    You're not just nerds, you're nerdy nerds.

    I used to use Trekkie lines to explain why our IT system was down I only once got challenged doing this

    Brilliant. ๐Ÿ˜†
    I convinced the guys I used to work with that I was a military aircraft expert by identifying every one that ever flew over.

    "See the shape of the wings ? That's an Aveling Porter."
    "Hear that distinctive engine note ? That's a Briggs and Stratton."

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