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Whalers in Voyage Home

norske77

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Report this Apr. 07 2012, 5:46 pm

The humpback whales were released in the Pacific ocean near San Francisco but the whalers attacking them weren't speaking English. It sounded like they were speaking Norwegian which doesn't make any sense. Were they Russians?

Vger23

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Report this Apr. 07 2012, 8:03 pm

They were not released anywhere near San Francisco. The dialogue between Kirk and Dr. Taylorearlier in the film indicates that the whales were flown in a special 747 to Alaska and released. Thats why the Bounty took so long getting there. 


 

norske77

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Report this Apr. 07 2012, 8:09 pm

Okay, you're correct, they were released near Alaska. That still doesn't answer who were the whalers?

Vger23

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Report this Apr. 08 2012, 7:02 am

There were no details given in the film as to the origin of the whaling ship or her crew. If we have a liguistics expert here on the board, they might be able to tell you what language was being spoken in the film, and that could help answer your question. I've tried looking it up, and was not very successful...

norske77

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Report this Apr. 08 2012, 5:03 pm

Thanks, I've watched all the bluray extras and no mention of the whalers.

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Report this Apr. 08 2012, 5:46 pm

 


I assumed they were Norwegian or otherwise Scandinavian.  There are plenty of Scandinavian fishing boats active in that area. They have a traditional whaling society.


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norske77

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Report this Apr. 08 2012, 5:55 pm

Scandinavia is on the other side of the world. They certainly wouldn't be near Alaska.

stovokor2000-A

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Report this Apr. 09 2012, 8:23 am

According to Memory Alpha, the whalers spoke Finnish.


http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Finnish_language


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norske77

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Report this Apr. 09 2012, 1:12 pm

Finnish, wow, that makes even less sense. Finland and Alaska are on opposite sides of the world. Oh well, so is the life of a Trekkie.

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Report this Apr. 10 2012, 6:01 pm

Quote: norske77 @ Apr. 09 2012, 1:12 pm

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>Finnish, wow, that makes even less sense. Finland and Alaska are on opposite sides of the world. Oh well, so is the life of a Trekkie.

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Since the days of wooden ships with sails and rigging, whalers have traversed the globe in search of their prey. Certainly those whalers could have been from anywhere.


Personally, as they were in the waters of the Berring Sea, I think we are intended to assume they are Russian.


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Broadstorm

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Report this Apr. 10 2012, 6:18 pm

Perhaps they used Arctic shipping lanes to get there.  That would be the (relatively) short way to get there.

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Report this Apr. 27 2012, 7:15 am

Maybe they were Russians that spoke Finnish. It could happen!



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Report this May. 05 2012, 5:56 pm

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