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Old November 24 2008, 08:02 AM   #16
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

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^ I picture ENT Tellarites, but with TOS-like hands. It's just nice to have some variety from the usual "four fingers and a thumb" we see on everyone else.
I prefer the TOS snout to the ENT slightly-funny nose.
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Old November 24 2008, 08:27 AM   #17
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TOS Tellarites, ENT Andorians, TMP+ Klingons, DS9 Trills, later-DS9 Bajorans, FC/VGR Borg
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Old November 24 2008, 08:48 AM   #18
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we've seen so many TOS-era Andorians in film and comics with antennae at the rear of the head that I tend to imagine there are different ethnic groups of Andorians with their antennae positioned differently. Although when I imagine a TOS-style Andorian, I assume the antennae can move ENT-style.
Same here. My first ever fanfic addressed the TOS/TMP differences as two sub-species, and of course now we have Aenar and lots more antennae variations (ST IV, TNG, ENT). And if an Andorian has been featured in cover art (Thala, Shar, Thriss) then I'm happy to go with that antennae configeration for that Andorian.
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Old November 24 2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

I really hated the forehead ridges on Romulans in TNG. As if we, the viewers, were too stupid to tell the difference between Romulans and Vulcans based on attitude, clothing, and plot alone, so we need physical distinction as well. Insulting I thought, and completely destroys the prejudice subplot between Stiles and Spock in 'Balance of Terror' and, by extension, the whole point of them being a breakaway offshoot of the Vulcan race. It was better when we believed they were Vulcans who rejected Surak's teachings, not some distantly related race that's been separated from Vulcan for so long that their foreheads evolved different in the interim.

In any case, I shouldn't complain, because as far as I can tell, Romulans will be Nosferatu from here on out based on what I saw in 'Nemesis' and the new Trek trailer, which is way worse than stupid forehead ridges.
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Old November 24 2008, 04:33 PM   #20
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Being someone who has dabbled in the fan fiction end of Trek lit I would have to go with opinions expressed above:[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]ENT Gorn, Tholians, Orions, Tellarites & Andorians, DS9 Trills, later-DS9 Bajorans, FC/VGR Borg[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]For the Klingons, though I have mostly stayed in the post [FONT=Verdana]Nemesis [/FONT]era, I picture them as a bit of a mixture of TOS & post TMP. I picture those afflicted with what happened in ENT were first looked upon w/ disgrace because they didn't look Klingon. I suspect it took no time for them to show they were warriors who would fight for the glory of the Empire and that the Empire used the look to send spies into Federation space. I also envision that once a cure was found they were all enthusiastic about getting it.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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Old November 24 2008, 04:53 PM   #21
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I tend to imagine ST:FC-style Borg -- except that now Greater Than the Sum has established that TNG-style Borg were actually androgynous drones grown by the Collective.
What? How can one single writer fuck up so much, so consistently, and still keep writing? He's aiming for Marshack and Culbreath at warp 9.
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Old November 24 2008, 05:26 PM   #22
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I tend to imagine ST:FC-style Borg -- except that now Greater Than the Sum has established that TNG-style Borg were actually androgynous drones grown by the Collective.
What? How can one single writer fuck up so much, so consistently, and still keep writing? He's aiming for Marshack and Culbreath at warp 9.
Where's the fuck up? He made a creative choice you disagree with? Okay, cool, but that's not a fuck-up, that's a disagreement. Your tastes aren't the be-all end-all of Trekdom. I happen to enjoy Christopher's writing and look forward to Over a Torrent Sea.
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Old November 24 2008, 05:34 PM   #23
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I agree w/ Sci. That was a very creative way to explain the difference between what we saw in TNG and FC/VOY. I may not agree w/ everything Christopher writes here on the bbs but his work is enjoyable. Just relax.
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Old November 24 2008, 05:37 PM   #24
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In any case, I shouldn't complain, because as far as I can tell, Romulans will be Nosferatu from here on out based on what I saw in 'Nemesis' and the new Trek trailer, which is way worse than stupid forehead ridges.
Nosferatu? Are you referring to the Remans because they are simply a seperate species from the Romulans, and they are in no way replacing normal romulans. As for the new movie, Nero and his minions don't even appear to have ridges.
Just check out the images here
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Old November 24 2008, 06:03 PM   #25
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^^I assume the Nosferatu reference is to Nero being bald.
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Old November 24 2008, 06:35 PM   #26
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Nosferatu? Are you referring to the Remans because they are simply a seperate species from the Romulans, and they are in no way replacing normal romulans. As for the new movie, Nero and his minions don't even appear to have ridges.
Has it been established that Nero is, indeed, a Romulan rather than being in league with them? When the first pictures of him emerged, I recall Abrams or another producer commenting on the lack of ridges by saying 'there's a reason for that' or something along those lines.

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Old November 24 2008, 08:07 PM   #27
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Well, he does have pointed ears, and everything I've read has reffered to him as a Romulan.
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Old November 24 2008, 09:12 PM   #28
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

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I tend to imagine ST:FC-style Borg -- except that now Greater Than the Sum has established that TNG-style Borg were actually androgynous drones grown by the Collective.
What? How can one single writer fuck up so much, so consistently, and still keep writing? He's aiming for Marshack and Culbreath at warp 9.
This was uncalled for. One warning for flaming.
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Old November 24 2008, 09:16 PM   #29
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

When reading Trek lit, I always imagine the newest/latest version of Trek aliens.
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Old November 24 2008, 09:35 PM   #30
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UGH, TOS Gorn FTW! i hated the ENT one... all right, it was cool it could walk properly, but it was so fake-looking...should've at least kept the mirror-ball eyes...
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