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Old November 22 2012, 10:36 PM   #61
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Re: Species 8472: What were their motives?

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The colony of Species 8472 spies may have become too successful at impersonating Starfleet personnel they slowly abandoned their original omnicidal alien mindset and became more human? That happened in a episode of TOS featuring aliens from Andromeda (who were also described as terribly aggressive and alien).
That would be a very typical and tired Star Trek theme.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:38 AM   #62
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Re: Species 8472: What were their motives?

so get your facts straight, people just wanna bash Voyager at every opportunity they get.
Wait, what? Whose facts need straightening?
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Old November 23 2012, 02:47 AM   #63
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Re: Species 8472: What were their motives?

Jpch doesn't understand what deductive reasoning is.

Some of us are able to make intuitive leaps from the facts to answer the question posed at the beginning of the thread because there are no canonical answers that reconcile Scorpion with In the Flesh without at least one of these fictional characters having an IQ under 50.
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Old November 23 2012, 07:52 AM   #64
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Re: Species 8472: What were their motives?

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The colony of Species 8472 spies may have become too successful at impersonating Starfleet personnel they slowly abandoned their original omnicidal alien mindset and became more human? That happened in a episode of TOS featuring aliens from Andromeda (who were also described as terribly aggressive and alien).
That would be a very typical and tired Star Trek theme.
Its still an explanation, its better then their motives changing between episodes, with only possible explanation is they are wimps who become scared sheep when you give them a bloody nose. It would have been nice if the episode flat out gave this explanation for this behavior change, instead of having us guess it.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:10 AM   #65
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How about if the humans have something about humanity that they want which they didn't know they wanted until the imitated humans.. only instead of some high falutin' wonders of humanity deal it's something HORRIBLE.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:16 AM   #66
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You can say a lot of odd things about L. Ron Hubbard, but when his aliens invaded Earth, they came for our heroin.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:27 AM   #67
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Yes. Something just like that only I was thinking more the heroin of the soul.

Humanity poisons Species 8479 with schadenfreude, an experience so far removed from Species 8472's existence that when it was introduced via imitation it brought them to their multiple limbed knees. And from that moment on they wanted it bad.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:41 AM   #68
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All they needed for that is to watch Kim strike out on a Friday night.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:47 AM   #69
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The thought that this was what Chak's getting some was all about FILLS me with heroin.
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Old November 23 2012, 09:08 AM   #70
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You know that the best emotional heroin ever is about 10,000 times less powerful than real heroin?
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Old November 23 2012, 09:13 AM   #71
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But can you type while on the real heroin?
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Old November 23 2012, 09:41 AM   #72
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Advertising (And Naked Lunch) would have you believe that with heroin you can type with the power of your mind.... Yes, Roberta was on heroin in Assignment Earth.

OH?

Is that why L. Ron Called his novels Assignment Earth too?

Earth II, now there's a fricking disaster.

Whatever became of Rebecca Gayheart?
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Old November 23 2012, 10:13 AM   #73
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I remember in my adolescence I was inspired by The Basketball Diaries to see beauty in decay.

That photo on the book cover reminds me now of the Wraith.

I have completely replaced all literary spaces in my head whether they be beatnik or classical with science fiction.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:20 AM   #74
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There isn't enough new science fiction to hold the line in your brain.

In ten years, less, your head is just going to be glut of police procedural shows.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:27 AM   #75
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That will NEVER happen.

I will go back to heroin chic before CSI grows a pimple on my consciousness.
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