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Old 04-03-2016, 09:23 AM
Walken After Midnight Walken After Midnight is offline
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Originally Posted by The Other Waldo Pepper View Post
It feels like someone should mention Kim Kardashian.
While the Cardassians appeared in Star Trek three years before Kim's father, the lawyer Robert Kardashian, gained wider prominence with the O.J. Simpson trial, it seems such a distinctive name that I wouldn't be surprised if there was a link - Kardashian was from California. Or, Kardashian being an Armenian surname, it could have come from some other non-famous Armenian or Armenian-American.

The name of the Cardassians also reminds me of the Circassians, a people from the Black Sea region, not too far from Armenia, who were mostly expelled from their homeland by the Russians in the 19th century and who subsequently took refuge in the Turkish Ottoman Empire.