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Old December 11 2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Riker in First Contact (episode, not the film)

I like how the writers sneaked in a "I had sex with an alien" scene lol..

That said, how can alien species even have sex?
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Old December 11 2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Basic insert slot A into slot B theory applies, even if the slots may be different shapes and in different places.
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Old December 11 2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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that's if the slots are compatible. lol..

For all one knows inserting may lead to an infection or worse. And not in a bad way, but a "slot" of an alien female may contain material only biologically compatible with males of her species.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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that's if the slots are compatible. lol..

For all one knows inserting may lead to an infection or worse. And not in a bad way, but a "slot" of an alien female may contain material only biologically compatible with males of her species.
Voyager's EMH implied that intimate relations with a Bolian can be hazardous to a human's health.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Well, sex with different species is hardly new in Star Trek. Their first alien EVER, was the result of Human/Vulcan mixing. Then there was Deanna Troi, Kehlar, Belanna Torres, Simon Tarses, and many others whom I can't think of right now.
In fact some other sci-fi, such as Larry Niven's Known Space series, and Babylon 5 have featured races where sexual relations is a formal part of diplomacy, (although Ivonova managed to bluff her way out of it.) I believe in the Larry Niven universe it's called Rishathra.
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Old December 11 2012, 06:30 PM   #6
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that's if the slots are compatible. lol..

For all one knows inserting may lead to an infection or worse. And not in a bad way, but a "slot" of an alien female may contain material only biologically compatible with males of her species.
Voyager's EMH implied that intimate relations with a Bolian can be hazardous to a human's health.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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Well, if nothing else, they could have had Clinton/Lewinsky "Relations"
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Old December 11 2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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After a long exposure to diverse pathogens, he acquired inmunity to a large variety of STD.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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After a long exposure to diverse pathogens, he acquired inmunity to a large variety of STD.
Or the standard load of inoculations SF personnel get includes alien STD's.
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Old December 12 2012, 10:28 AM   #10
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Voyager's EMH implied that intimate relations with a Bolian can be hazardous to a human's health.
Because of the second set of teeth.




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Old December 13 2012, 06:48 PM   #11
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^ For whatever reason, I read your comment and then your username. It hit my funny bone. I just about spilled my coffee. Well done.
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Old December 14 2012, 05:48 AM   #12
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There was also Harry Kim (Harry Kim?) having sex with the alien woman from the really long ship from "The Disease". He'd only say "It was different."
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Old December 15 2012, 01:37 AM   #13
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There was also Harry Kim (Harry Kim?) having sex with the alien woman from the really long ship from "The Disease". He'd only say "It was different."
Not all species keep their genitals in the same place, Captain.
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Old December 17 2012, 10:54 PM   #14
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Well, sex with different species is hardly new in Star Trek. Their first alien EVER, was the result of Human/Vulcan mixing. Then there was Deanna Troi, Kehlar, Belanna Torres, Simon Tarses, and many others whom I can't think of right now.
In fact some other sci-fi, such as Larry Niven's Known Space series, and Babylon 5 have featured races where sexual relations is a formal part of diplomacy, (although Ivonova managed to bluff her way out of it.) I believe in the Larry Niven universe it's called Rishathra.
This has to be probably the thing that irks me the most about Star Trek in general.

Interspecies sex. That doesn't happen on Earth. It wouldn't happen in space.

Any "race" that we are biologically compatible with stops being a race, and become a small variation of the same race! (as it is here on Earth).

To add insult to injury, the Star Trek "pairings" tended to be super hot women with weird looking alien "males". DS9 took it to extremes.

I don't think the reverse was seen much at all.
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Old December 18 2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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To add insult to injury, the Star Trek "pairings" tended to be super hot women with weird looking alien "males". DS9 took it to extremes.

I don't think the reverse was seen much at all.
That wasn't just on Trek.

It happened all the time on other tv shows and movies so much that it has become a trope. It is especially common on comedies with the dumb average looking husband and the hot wife.
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