Star Trek Discovery - Universal translator failure scene

Publication Title
Star Trek Discovery
Publication/Creation Date
February 7 2019
Lee Rose (creator)
Gene Roddenberry (contributor)
Media Type
Television Show
Persuasive Intent
A scene from Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Episode 4 ("An Obol for Charon") where the universal translator malfunctions after being invaded by a virus. This causes the crew to speak multiple languages simultaneously, resulting in chaos. 
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Technology Keywords
Translator, Universal Translator
Marketing Keywords
Star Trek, Star Trek Discovery

Date archived
April 12 2019
Last edited
May 21 2019
How to cite this entry
Lee Rose. (February 7 2019). "Star Trek Discovery - Universal translator failure scene". Star Trek Discovery. Fabric of Digital Life.