Off-topic: more Harry Potter/censorship stuff
tweaver at imbolc.ucc.ie
Wed Aug 30 16:57:04 EDT 2000
+ What's next, electronically remove the British accents so
+ American children won't get confused? :)
They usually recast so that they can fix more than the accents. _Red Dwarf_
had such an archetypal grungy curry-consuming Northern Brit as the human
protagonist, with a snooty butler-type android, that the plan was to ensure
Americans were never exposed to this inexplicable comedy in its original form.
Of course, the BBC replaced Vasquez's outburst in _Aliens_ with a British-
accented "I say we kill him" as the Spanish actress mouthed something along
the lines of "I say we waste the rat-fuck son-of-a-bitch right now". Silly.
On the question of conservation of mass in shapeshifting, Odo and the rest of
the Dominion's Founders in _Deep Space 9_ don't do it. Something which usually
manifests as humaniform becoming a tiny bird in flight proves the point. The
Star Trek franchise is usually pitched as SF.
Tanaqui, bearer of British Harry Potter versions to San Francisco. & Euro
high-cocoa quality chocolate. & tasty cheddar variants. & a poor
filled baguette that was a bit of a mess after the Atlantic transit.
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