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Old September 27 2011, 08:18 PM   #76
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Well the Caitains are only fleshed out in TAS and Star Trek IV, them being a species and on the Federation Council in the 2280's is all we really know.

But they've seen a lot of mentions and building up in the books, some good characters and storylines that could easily be incorperated into future stories.

The language, I don't know when it was made, but it was part of some background material during the TAS days, an alphabet that looked like old Earth Cuniform, systematic scratches in groups representing letters and words.
That's Kzinti script - originating from Larry Niven's Known Space book universe, where the "The Slaver Weapon" (adapted from the short story The Soft Weapon) and the Kzinti were borrowed from. In Alan Dean Foster's expanded novelizations of the TAS episodes, Star Trek Logs, the Kzinti and Caitians are distantly related, not unlike the Vulcans and Romulans.
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Old September 27 2011, 08:21 PM   #77
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Oh, oh well
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Old September 27 2011, 08:28 PM   #78
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Yeah, Daniel; that sounds more reasonable.

BTW, though I enjoyed most of the tidbits Foster gave us for M'Ress and the Caitians in his ...Log novels, I was not too keen on his suggesting a common ancestry between the Caitians and Kzinti. That lil' flashback could have worked equally well without any mention of a "link". I mean, Kirk wasn't related to the Romulans, yet he passed himself off as one well enough to go unnoticed by a few random personnel.

Heh, heh, you do realize M'Ress had to shave her tail to pull off that stunt.

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Old September 27 2011, 08:38 PM   #79
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Since Caitian tails are prehensile that must have felt weird, like having long hair then shaving your head.
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Old September 27 2011, 09:11 PM   #80
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Are Caitian tails prehensile? I remember prehensile tails were a plot development in the early Pocket Books Trek novel "Uhura's Song", but neither of the two felinoid species depicted in that story were identified as Caitian. Rather, when pronounced, they suggested a caterwailing tone.

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Old September 28 2011, 01:22 AM   #81
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I got a couple of perfect actors for the part of Arrex and M'ress and it's Doug Jones for Arrex and Selma Blair for M'ress but in Mocap.
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Old September 28 2011, 05:04 AM   #82
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I got a couple of perfect actors for the part of Arrex
Arex (voiced by Christopher Doohan) in upcoming "Phase II":
http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=119593
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Old September 28 2011, 12:27 PM   #83
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And according to the FaceBook page where a "work in progress" clip can be seen, Cawley states Arex WILL get his third arm after all! YES!!!

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Old September 28 2011, 10:38 PM   #84
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And according to the FaceBook page where a "work in progress" clip can be seen, Cawley states Arex WILL get his third arm after all! YES!!!
I spent ages looking for that moving footage clip yesterday. You're right; it was a Facebook exclusive.
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Old September 29 2011, 12:25 AM   #85
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Here's the direct FaceBook link...

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1572958133785

Remember, gang; this is still a very early "w.i.p." so the third arm has yet to be inserted. But the head itself is quite believable.

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Old September 29 2011, 03:21 AM   #86
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Neat.

But who would have loved Doug Jones to play Arrex? and who should be our fave catgirl's voice?
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Old September 29 2011, 04:09 AM   #87
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Doug Jones...I had to research that name. Do you mean the actor who played Abe Sapien in the "HellBoy" movies?Are you wanting Jones for his nearly emaciated physique? (that sounds wrong.) For a major motion picture, it wouldn't be that critical since a six limbed character like Arex would be most likely computer animated for the bulk of his sequences. If, on the other hand, you're wanting Jones for his cultured voice, yes, I admit I rather enjoy his calming tones. But to hire him to do a severely nasal inflection kinda' defeats the reason for getting him in the first place.

Who should voice M'Ress? I'll be honest with you; I never cared for Majel's performance. It just seemed so "forced". Besides, since she's passed away, we'd have no choice but to pursue other voice artists. But whom? That's a toughy. Hmm...if it weren't for the sad fact she too has died, I'd sya, oh, maybe Eartha Kitt. She had a trilling, almost purring like quality to her voice, but unlike Majel's, it was her actual conversational voice, so it sounded more "natural".

I'm sure several on these board would opt for someone else, so it'll be interesting whom they'll suggest.

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But who would have loved Doug Jones to play Arrex?
As I said, Christopher Doohan will be voicing Arex. He does a good impression of his Dad, the original voice of Arex in TAS.
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Old September 30 2011, 02:13 PM   #89
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Steering this thread back onto topic, at least for a post or two, here's a render I "staged" the other week, updating it from one I arranged a few years ago.



M"ress seems to be asking, "You get the feeling we're being followed?" Thankfully, before Spock can go into a long winded lecture about "feelings", the M4 unit zaps them both catatonic.

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Cool I love the texture on the uniforms.
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