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Old 04-06-2016, 03:04 PM
Grestarian Grestarian is offline
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Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
Aside from a discussion about what Vulcan names should be ... I don't recall reading anything dictating alien names. The aforementioned "Elaan of Troyius" shows what can happen.
This keeps getting mentioned as an example of lay name-creation. It always seemed to me that, if you're trying to write a SciFi future homage to ancient Greek classics (and stick your slut-of-a-ship-captain in the middle of it) you need to somehow reference the original tales so viewers who aren't schooled in The Classics can get some kind of a clue--if they bother to look for it.

IOW: I don't think that was a lazy mistake; it was a hint.