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Old November 4 2013, 07:15 AM   #18
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Re: The Trouble With.....Flat Cats!!

I saw "Tribbles" years before I read TRS; it took me a couple of readings before I even saw the similarities between tribbles and flat cats. (Say what you want about the similarities between the creatures - and you'd be right - but the stories are completely different.)

Gerrold has stated that he intended to do a "rabbits in Australia" story, about how moving animals from one environment to another can have serious repercussions. As for Heinlein, after reading the script for TTWT, he remarked something to effect that they had both lifted ideas from Ellis Parker Butler's story "Pigs Is Pigs" and from the biblical story of Noah.
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