On 23 Jan 2004 at 14:06, Peter Bleackley wrote: > Staving Roger Mills: > > >If anyone has read this far-- what is the name and URL of the Star > >Trek "metaphoric language"?. I found it once, long ago, and it was > >mentioned a week or so ago here. I want to come up with comparable > >things for Kash; perhaps those aliens are part of the bunch that > >contacted them.......... > > > >Roger, the sun that brief December day. > > I think it was called "Darmok". At least that was the episode title. > There is a Darmok dictionary online at > http://www.chaparraltree.com/sflang/darmok.shtml > > Possibly a fuller name is "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra". The episode itself was called "Darmok" (Season 5, Episode 2 (102)), and the scenario that was replayed was from the allusion "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra", with Picard and the captain (never named on screen, but scripted as Dathon) as Darmok and Jalad, and the planet El-Adrel IV as Tanagra. The language was never explicitly named IIRC, but the culture was called "Tamarian", or (self-nym) "The Children Of Tama". Paul ... not a Star Trek geek. Honestly.