Talk:902: Darmok and Jalad

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I've always been kind of lukewarm about this comic. I get it, but it doesn't hit any point incredibly well like some of the other comics do. Davidy²²[talk] 01:58, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

As someone who doesn't know much about Star Trek, why the "wiiiiiink" from Dathon? --Someone Else 37 (talk) 00:47, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Not sure what might be unclear that is not explained pretty well in the explanation above (?) - a wink is fairly universal in "western" culture as being stress placed on a suggestion -- Brettpeirce (talk) 14:13, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Explain xkcd. It's 'cause you haven't watched a particular episode of Star Trek could be a more fitting tagline for this wiki. And by that I'm suggesting that Munroe might have narrowed down his intended audience a bit too much in this case. Mumiemonstret (talk) 09:17, 10 December 2014 (UTC) Having viewed one star trek, or parts thereof, haven't you seen them all, or sum of parts therefore?

Have to disagree. Seems to me that many xkcd's are quite narrow in the audience who immediately understand. Take [1] If you're in Toastmasters and have been around a while, the joke is immediately clear; most others, however, have probably never encountered somebody so pedantic as to care whether you called it a "podium" or a "lectern." 05:02, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 20:13, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Speaking as a Star Trek fan who has watched the episodes several times, this comic was great and immediately understood. Darmok is one of the finer episodes of Season 5 in the The Next Generation series, and the fact that he even added the ridges to the alien captain's head was a nice touch for stick figures. Yes, it lowered the "immediately get it" audience, but if it encourages people to pull up this episode on the video streaming service of their choice to help understand the comic, they'll be better off for it. It's very much one of the more "thinking" episodes in the series and worth watching, even if you don't usually watch Star Trek media. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)