Risan Restaurant that you don't have to wade out to. Hoshi eats alone, but engages a Risan couple in Risan conversation. They are Risanly pleased with her expert lingual attempts, as most people don't bother to learn their language. All this Risaning attracts the attention of Dracula With Cranial Ridges in the corner, who approaches Hoshi after she finally scares the Risan couple off. Dracula tells Hoshi she's "very adept at languages," and Hoshi tells him it's her job as Communications Officer on a starship. The whole conversation is conducted in Risan. We get subtitles. Hoshi introduces herself, and Dracula says his name is "Ravis." Ravcula sits down and quizzes her some more about her language background. Hoshi says knows forty languages and hasn't yet met a language she couldn't tongue. Hmm -- seems Hoshi's kicking her résumé up a notch for this tall, dark stranger, because on the sh'pod she told Quantum & Co. that she only knew thirty-eight languages. Although Hoshi qualifies that braggadocio by admitting that she had some problems with Klingon conjugation. Ravcula wants to know if she thinks he can learn his language, and Hoshi asks where he's from. Ravcula's mouth spouts some fast guttural sounds. Hoshi asks him to speak slower, but he tells her that speaking slower would change the meaning. Cool -- your parents could never accuse you of talking too fast. She asks him to say the name of his planet again, but Ravcula condescendingly tells her not to feel bad, as some people on his planet still don't know how to speak their own language. Hoshi takes that as challenge and walks right into his between-the-sheets language trap. She asks him to teach her. Ravcula tells her it could take awhile, and asks her to have dinner with him. Yeah, naked dinner.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 302 USERS: C+
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