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Old May 26 2013, 12:55 AM   #16
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Re: Twins On Playing Kirk's Caitian Friends

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Their faces were not feline in the least, no nose pieces at all. They had a row of prosthetic bumps along their ear/chin-lines. Maybe a row down both sides of their necks.
Yeah, the actresses mentioned "kind of scale type things". Maybe nose pieces were tested and not used? Seemed to me these aliens were more like the exotic butterfly catchers on Rigel, glimpsed in ENT's "Broken Bow".

Perhaps only Mommy was a Caitian and Daddy was something else.
Or maybe they thought better of putting Pine on the big screen mounting two giant cats?
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Old May 26 2013, 01:16 AM   #17
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Or maybe they thought better of putting Pine on the big screen mounting two giant cats?
Taxidermist: "Do you want them mounted?"
Customer: "Shaking hands will do."

In interviews, Quinto joked that Kirk "gets some tail" in the movie.
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Old May 26 2013, 01:31 AM   #18
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Their faces were not feline in the least, no nose pieces at all. They had a row of prosthetic bumps along their ear/chin-lines. Maybe a row down both sides of their necks.
Yeah, the actresses mentioned "kind of scale type things". Maybe nose pieces were tested and not used? Seemed to me these aliens were more like the exotic butterfly catchers on Rigel, glimpsed in ENT's "Broken Bow".
That's what I thought they were when I saw them. Too bad we never saw their tongues to confirm.
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Old May 26 2013, 02:14 AM   #19
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I'm confused with this. Abrams seems to have fun making various aliens more Star Warsesque (which I think is a good thing), and then turns around and takes one of the more exotic species and turns them into forehead aliens with tails.
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Old May 26 2013, 02:31 AM   #20
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Yeah, I don't buy them as Caitians either.

Hell, the best Caitian we saw in live action was in Trek IV.
Agreed on both counts.



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Their faces were not feline in the least, no nose pieces at all. They had a row of prosthetic bumps along their ear/chin-lines. Maybe a row down both sides of their necks.
I hope we get some behind the scenes stuff where we get a better look at them in make-up.

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Perhaps only Mommy was a Caitian and Daddy was something else.
That works.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:36 AM   #21
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Perhaps only Mommy was a Caitian and Daddy was something else.
That works.
For furries.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:29 AM   #22
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That works.
Okay, just back from my fourth viewing. The tails are quite Caitian but the facial features are definitely not. The scaly bumps down the sides of their otherwise human faces and Lindelof's insistence that they are meant to be Caitian would suggest that yes, these are aliens of mixed heritage.
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Old May 26 2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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My 2 cents here (Which ain't worth a whole lot these days)
This is where a double standard comes in in my view. There is all of this fuss about Marcus slipping off her dress in one scene and Kirk rolls out of the sack after nailing 2 whatever they are's and nothing is said.
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Old May 26 2013, 06:25 PM   #24
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Wouldn't be the first time the design of an alien race was changed just to make the actress playing them look better.

The girls are Caitian just like Jadzia Dax is Trill.

Also, ten to twelve full days for a five second scene? It's a wonder the movie was ever finished.
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Old May 26 2013, 07:34 PM   #25
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I'll be the first to admit they ARE cute and I certainly would not kick either out of bed for clawing the sheets, but someone will have to pay me a considerable bribe to have me call those ladies Caitians. I mean, the cat dancer (wonder if the production nicknamed her Omaha?) in Trek V looks far more felinoid than the Cockrell Twins, and I don't consider her a Caitian, either.

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WHAT. I didn't even know they were Caitians. They sure as hell don't look like Caitians.

WHERE IS THE FUR?

And don't say, "they waxed".
Caitians have fur damnit!!, ugh, figures, we finally get sexy Caitians and someone fucks it up
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Old May 26 2013, 08:45 PM   #26
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My 2 cents here (Which ain't worth a whole lot these days)
This is where a double standard comes in in my view. There is all of this fuss about Marcus slipping off her dress in one scene and Kirk rolls out of the sack after nailing 2 whatever they are's and nothing is said.
I wouldn't agree that nothing has been said. The "Caitians" scene did come up quite a few times in comparison to the scene which featured Carol Marcus in her underwear - you'll need to go read that discussion, though.
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Old May 27 2013, 08:11 AM   #27
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The girls are Caitian just like Jadzia Dax is Trill.
Nah, the basics of Trills remained the same: the symbiont. The bumpy forehead used in one TBG episode didn't look good on DS9's permanent cast member, so they switched latex bumps for spots rather than put their most attractive female cast member under daily latex for six years.

While the twins in STiD do have cat tails (like those of Caitians), it seems the final facial makeup used onscreen doesn't even match up with that described by the actresses in their interview. There doesn't seem to be anything felinoid about smooth torso skin, face scales and cheek bumps, and the alien women don't seem to have latex felinoid ears nor latex felinoid noses.
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