Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 8: "Favorite Piece of Canon"

Day 8

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

"Sokath, his eyes uncovered!" (spoilers)

"Darmok" is an episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 5) in which the Enterprise meets the Children of Tama, an alien race whose language foils the Universal Translator.

I was yelling my guesses at translation as soon as the mechanical translation failed. :D

This remains one of my all-time favorite episodes of Star Trek, and of xenolinguistics in general. It touches on the fact that communication is essential to sapience and civilization, as well as how there will always be similarities and differences between cultures. It always make my sense of wonder perk up and come running into the room.

What are some of your favorite moments in canons?


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