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Old September 24 2012, 06:26 AM   #9
Silvercrest
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Re: Imagining Lord of the Rings set in the Star Trek Universe

Mars wrote: View Post
What if Sauron was a Star Trek alien and he crafted this one ring to rule them all? Star Trek has its elves (Vulcans and Romulans) Are there Star Trek equivalents to Dwarves, hobbits, orcs, and goblins for example. Do Klingons count as Orcs? what do you think?
I think you're comparing apples to oranges by putting them in a blender.

Vulcans are not elves. There is no comparison.

Vulcans live a countable number of years while elves are immortal. They cannot die of old age, but if they're killed by other means, they reincarnate elsewhere.

Elves can, however, die of grief, which means their emotional state is nothing like that of Vulcans.

Vulcans require sleep; elves do not.

Vulcan science is no more equivalent to magic than human science is.

And Tolkien never says his elves have pointed ears.


Anyway, what comparison could you possibly make between Klingons and orcs? They both sweat a lot?
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