This blog is dedicated to Star Trek: The Next Generation, the best and worst episodes.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Best in Language as Metaphor---Darmok
In "Darmok," Captain Picard has to figure out what the Tamarian captain is trying to convey. The language is made up primarily in proper names, places, and a one or two word description depicting an action or backdrop. What I found amusing about it was that their language is English, but based on their ancient stories and myths. As Counselor Troi stated, it would be like describing "love" as "Romeo and Juliet on the balcony."