I never go into the Star Trek threads because I don’t qualify as an Official Star Trek Nerd [sup]TM[/sup] (meant in the nicest way). I have seen most of the OS, maybe all of it, same for TNG, and many, but not all, episodes of Voyager and DS9. My wife is the OSTN in the family. (Hey, let’s play Acronyms!) I know the stories and everything, but I haven’t seen them so many times or analyzed them to the point where I could answer arcane trivia questions. I do that with music, instead.
My wife was in the living room, watching DS9, when it occurred to me to ask her: If all the different species of aliens speak in their own language, and everyone has a Universal Translator to be able to hear the speaker in their own language, and be heard in the listener’s language when they respond, then why can we hear Klingons speaking in Klingon?
My wife said, “I don’t know, it’s not my continuity hole!”
So what do you experts think?