Shaka, When The Walls Fell

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In Star Trek: The Next Generation, there was this episode called "Darmok".    In this episode, the crew of the Enterprise encountered a "First Contact" scenario of a race that their universal translators were curiously enable to translate from.   

As it turns out, the race of people spoke in metaphorical parables.   

In the case of the first contact event, the aliens (Tamarians, I believe) were proposing a scenario from their history they only communicated as "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra"  where the two Captains were sent to the surface of a hostile environment and forced to fight together against an overpowering enemy.

There version of those corporate team building exercises where everyone is assigned an animal from the jungle and asked to fall blindly into a web of coworkers arms.

Speaking of falling..

Shaka, When the Walls Fell was the general metaphor to imply that bad news.   Like, when the Tamarian Captain died at the hands of a very predator-like beast.     

At any rate.. if you are ever interviewing for a position and want a geek litmus test, ask the candidate what Shaka, When the Walls Fell, means.   If they answer, they are definitely a geek..

What does this have to do with this image?  Not a darned thing except that this episode was playing on my second monitor when I was post-processing the image.   The strange predator-like vision of the beast they were hunting apparently influenced my use of a textured filter here.

Happy Friday -- and thanks for listening to me ramble :)