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Vandervecken February 20 2014 02:30 PM

What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
If you could be a species from Trek (all of Trek) other than human, which one would you choose, and why? And other than human includes subspecies of humanity.

No god-type/superpowerful beings--ie, no Organians, Metrons, Q, Doud, Nagilam, etc. And Data is a nonesuch--there's no one around to build more Datas or you as Data, so that's out. However, any other machine/android "species" is ok.

You are NOT subject to the conditions of the planet/place of origin of the species, though--you can be from a world , even a world shown us to be backward, but still be out doing your thing in the big, wide, greater galaxy. Maybe a survey vessel/mining ship picked you up. Whatever.

I had this down to two choices: changeling or native of Omega IV (The Omega Glory). I like both for the same reason--they are incredibly long-lived (changelings might even be fully immortal, as long as they can return to the Great Link from time to time). In the end, I chickened out on being too much different from humans, and decided on being an Omegan.


TRACEY: Good. Direct, succinct. Answer. No native to this planet has ever had any trace of any kind of disease. How long would a man live if all disease were erased, Jim? Wu. (Wu enters) Tell Captain Kirk your age.
WU: Age? I have seen forty two years of the red bird. My eldest brother
TRACEY: Their year of the red bird comes once every eleven years, which he's seen forty two times. Multiply it. Wu is four hundred and sixty two years old. His father is well over a thousand. Interested, Jim?

Interested? You can bet your bippy and tricorder I'm interested!

And, as McCoy pointed out ("Leave medicine to medical men, Captain!"), no external ingredient grants them that incredibly long lifespan. It's in their genes, now.

Hell to the YEAH. if I'm born on Omega IV around the time Kirk and co. were there, I could see the 35th century! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Trent old man. Ba'ku? You peeps will be dust while I'm partying on New Risa in the Delta Quadrant.

Vandervecken February 20 2014 02:33 PM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Sorry mods, could you move this to General Trek Discussion? Tanks.

Greg Cox February 20 2014 10:18 PM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
I confess: a Q was the very first thing that popped into my mind. Then I read the guidelines. Damn.

Of course, if I was really an all-powerful, god-like entity, I could just change the original post with a snap of my fingers . . . .

Pondwater February 20 2014 10:25 PM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Vulcan. Green blooded, pointy ears, logical…

bbjeg February 20 2014 11:39 PM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
A Founder. Shape-shifting would be fun.

Tosk February 21 2014 03:44 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Yup, Changeling for sure.

T'Bonz February 21 2014 04:42 AM

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Moving.

Herkimer Jitty February 21 2014 04:52 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
I'm going to play the Idiocracy card and roll with Pakled. I will be hailed as a genius.

Josan February 21 2014 05:13 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Vulcan. The logical choice.

Captain Kathryn February 21 2014 05:40 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Q! I can do anything!

Levi February 21 2014 08:18 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Vulcan for sure.
But I would put my vote in for Q if it was an option.

Sec31StatnChf February 21 2014 08:26 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Founder, could be anything that I wanted to be. Including fire and fog.

AverageWriter February 21 2014 08:59 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
I'd be a Q.

It's the closest thing Trek has to being a god, yes?

teacake February 21 2014 10:25 AM

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You can't be Q! It is against the rules to be Q!

LOL, wouldn't Q like that..

I'll be a joined Trill, might actually achieve something that way.

CommanderRaytas February 21 2014 10:47 AM

Re: What Trek species would you be, if you could?
 
Changeling. You could really screw with people like no other race. That would be awesome. :p


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