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Old 04-03-2016, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
And they used "earthling" for "Charlie X"? The term was horribly dated in science fiction at that point; no one in the literature used it.
Yeah, but science fiction movies are often a decade or two behind the literature, and TV shows even further behind. We are lucky that they used "communicators" instead of "spaceographs".

In the literature for the Star Trek role-playing game (or maybe the Starfleet Battles wargame [I don't remember--I browsed through a rulebook once, and never played either game.]), it was claimed that the Romulan names for their homeworlds were difficult for English-speakers to pronounce, and "Romulus" and "Remus" were approximations.