Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Resistance is Futile

If ever there was a sexy suman, it would have to be Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. I mean, she's dressed in a way that Filipinos would call balot-suman, for crying out loud.

So anyway, I was reading her September 1999 Playboy interview (never mind how I got the copy, and no, she doesn't get nekkid in it), and I get to one part which has always bugged me.

Resistance is futile. How do you say "futile?" Here's the answer:

PLAYBOY: Speaking of the Borg, is resistance "few-tile" or "few-tul"?
RYAN: Good question. When my character was introduced, I had to say, "Resistance is futile." The producers had shown me the movie First Contact so I'd at least know what a Borg is, and every time a Borg speaks the line it's "Resistance is few-tile." Few-tile, few-tile, few-tile. So I asked your question: "Few-tile? Is that a Borg thing? Or is it few-tul?" They said, "No, no, no, it's few-tul. You don't say few-tile. Patrick Stewart says few-tile because he has an English accent." I said, "Well, what about the voice of the Collective? It says few-tile, doesn't it?" "No, no, no. We recorded the voice of the Collective and it says few-tul." I said, "All right, but I don't want to take the flak if we start getting mail because I said the wrong thing." Sure enough, the show airs and the voice of the Collective says few-tile, and I'm the only Borg in the history of Star Trek, apparently, who has ever said few-tul. It has no zip. It's depressing.

Ah, so desuka.