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Old June 25 2010, 11:31 AM   #50
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Re: What would a half-Andorian, half-Vulcan child look like?

Pauln6 wrote: View Post
Andorians and Bolians have (what should be) yellow, cobalt-based blood
Canonically (ENT), Andorian blood is blue.

while Vulcan have green (should be verdigris) copper-based blood.
Scientifically, copper-based blood is blue, not green.

Fan fiction also has andorians requiring 4 genders to procreate
No, that's the pro fiction from Pocket Books.

The most famous fanfic about Andorians has three genders:
http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/2009/...-roots-of.html

and have completely different circulatory systems.
As suggested by the "ST Concordance", due to the scene in "Whom Gods Destroy" where McCoy is giving an insane Andorian inmate an intramuscular injection.

Saavik is fine as both species have a common genetic history.
And an episode of TNG, "The Chase", explained that an ancient progenitor race seeded their DNA across the galaxy, giving rise to Vulcanoids, Klingons, Cardassians and humans, among many others.

hang on - the Federation has banned genetic engineering...
To create superhumans like Khan. That's not not necessarily a total ban on assisting all hybrid births come to term.

If you don't want your aliens to be alien, then don't use aliens in the first place.
Half humans, or aliens that look and act quite human, give human audiences something to relate to. This also applies to shows like "Superman", "V", "Battlestar Galactica", "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Mork & Mindy", etc.
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