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Old November 24 2008, 11:06 PM   #31
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

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Well, he does have pointed ears, and everything I've read has reffered to him as a Romulan.
You're right, he does have visibly pointed ears in a few promo images. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean he's Romulan... (ooh, plot twist).

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Old November 25 2008, 03:28 AM   #32
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I also have a stereotype about Humans I picture in books too. I go with what is described about them up to a point. For example I have a great deal of difficulty remembering to picture Renal Keru in Titan as a big burly bearded man. I usually start out with a base of average height, and average Hollywood-weight (so much thinner than normal), and ranging in average to well above average looks.
For Ranul, I can never shake the picture of Andy Mangels from my head. Give him some spots and a uniform and he's always going to be Keru to me.



Andy's on the right.
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Old November 25 2008, 03:42 AM   #33
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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.
I do concur as well, I have similar feelings regarding Christopher's communications, but I have to say I really did applaud this aspect of GTTS. It was refreshing to finally have someone acknowledge the fact that a collective mind comprised of the knowledge of trillions of intelligences might not have difficulty reproducing in a manner other that assimilation.

The vague idea that they don't reproduce comes from a line by 7of9 in Voyager that has a very subjective meaning IMO. The idea that can't, that the Borg don't have the ability to reproduce on their own, that just defies onscreen evidence and all manner of reason to me.
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Old November 25 2008, 05:03 AM   #34
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It was refreshing to finally have someone acknowledge the fact that a collective mind comprised of the knowledge of trillions of intelligences might not have difficulty reproducing in a manner other that assimilation.

The vague idea that they don't reproduce comes from a line by 7of9 in Voyager that has a very subjective meaning IMO. The idea that can't, that the Borg don't have the ability to reproduce on their own, that just defies onscreen evidence and all manner of reason to me.
Well, just to clarify, I'm pretty sure that what I described in GTTS was not exactly conventional reproduction, more like harvesting gametes from assimilatees and conceiving new drones-to-be in vitro. And that was following the precedent of the Borg incubation chamber we were shown in "Q Who," an episode written before the concept of assimilation was introduced.
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Old November 25 2008, 06:14 AM   #35
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Which makes complete sense, no one's picturing Borg drones getting busy with each other (at least I hope not), but it's unreasonable not to envision the surgical portion of the assimilation process involving the harvesting of reproductive organs. It's a cybernetic race, they are just as adept at biological manipulation as they are at the technological. Once you have gads of reproductive organs it's not hard to figure out what to do with them.
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Old November 25 2008, 06:22 AM   #36
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*Pictures giant green vats filled with floating genitalia*

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Old November 25 2008, 10:37 AM   #37
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*Pictures giant green vats filled with floating genitalia*

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Which wins today's Image We Least Want to Have In Our Minds award. Without any competition!

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Old November 25 2008, 02:56 PM   #38
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^ Whoa, whoa, whoa. You can't call the contest that quickly, particularly if I haven't even entered a submission.
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Old November 25 2008, 05:31 PM   #39
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And that was following the precedent of the Borg incubation chamber we were shown in "Q Who," an episode written before the concept of assimilation was introduced.
They also had the incubation chamber, and made references to Borg babies in "One". Although I can't remember if they said anything about wether or not they were assimilated.
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Old November 26 2008, 10:33 AM   #40
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^ Whoa, whoa, whoa. You can't call the contest that quickly, particularly if I haven't even entered a submission.
What you choose to enter is entirely up to you....! And since when did editors ever listen to authors complaining things aren't fair??
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Old November 26 2008, 09:31 PM   #41
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For Andorians I always picture our fellow poster Therin of Andor's picture! I've just seen it so many times here it always pops into my head.

Klingons and Trill I always picture DS9 era.

Tellarites and Romulans are always TOS era.

I prefer medium/chunky Riker
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Old November 27 2008, 04:27 PM   #42
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Re: Which versions of aliens do you imagine?

For Jem'Hadar, I have to say I always think of ones like Talak'talon (minus the eye-brow ridges), Ometi'klan, Remata'klan, Goron'agar etc., before they started (around the time of the Siege of ARR-558?) gluing those weird white spiky things to their noses, and later their lips... What use could those possibly serve? It looked silly to me... the only place it worked for me at all was (about 39 minutes into Til Death do us Part) the Pilot on Weyoun's ship, I think he was the only one with brown hair... and even that was pushing it...
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Old November 27 2008, 07:26 PM   #43
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Yeah, didn't DS9 do alot of big makeup changes in the 5th or 6th season?
As for the boney horn things that suddenly appeared on the Jem'Hadar, I've been thinking of them as a way to differentiate the Alphas and the Gammas. Although, I'll admit I'm not sure if that would actually work.
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Old November 27 2008, 08:26 PM   #44
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I think they may possibly have been trying to differentiate between individual Jem'Hadar... or else following, I think Moore's explanation of the horns around their faces, I think he said you don't walk into a Jem'Hadar- cuz you'll end up bleeding- so now they seem even more pointy and scary... But they seem silly. Especially those ones over the lips!!

You could be right about the AQ vs GQ thing, but none of the Jem'Hadar in the ep that intro'd the AQ soldiers had them (1 Little Ship)... one had ugly yellow head spikes though. I've never gotten over that. (Why did he have a uniform like the GQ elder??) And why are the AQ ones so arrogant? They're like Vorta! Do the Founders never learn???

On that note I prefer the later changes they made to the Founders makeup to the initial appearance... the deep set eyes etc.
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Old November 27 2008, 08:50 PM   #45
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For Andorians I always picture our fellow poster Therin of Andor's picture! I've just seen it so many times here it always pops into my head.
Cool!
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