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Old November 1 2013, 12:32 AM   #16
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Re: Underrated Adversaries

Tribbles. Sure they look cute and unaggressive, but they'll bury other races under the weight of their quick breeding population.
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Old November 1 2013, 01:13 AM   #17
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Terran Empire.
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Old November 9 2013, 06:57 PM   #18
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Tholians. They are the most exotic alien race and, because of budget reasons, only dealt with two times. And I don't count the second time because I don't like Enterprise.
Agreed. I can see the Great Crystalline Entity as Tholian-related--Narada looked more Vorlon to me BTW.
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Old November 10 2013, 08:28 PM   #19
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Tholians, Breen, Sheliak.
The Sheliaks, I agree. From what is explained in that episode, they signed a treaty with the Federation, but they seem to be mighty adversaries with really powerful technologies, they were capable of transporting Picard and Troi out of the Enterprise without interference, and they appeared to have deadly weapons that could have make the human colony disappear off the face of the planet.. Their only weakness (or strength) their lawyer-oriented culture: Picard only needed an obscure footnote in a text to make them comply.
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Old November 10 2013, 08:40 PM   #20
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The Sheliak also perhaps did not take war with the Federation quite as lightly as their initial posturing suggested.

I loved the Sheliak, not a little for their kitsch value; the Sheliak envoy Picard speaks to reminded me of the B-grade, low-budget aesthetic of TOS, looking like something the props guys bashed together using a sleeping bag, an accordion and a lava lamp. Beyond that, however bad the effects were, one always has to applaud the effort taken to include non-humanoid aliens.
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Old November 11 2013, 12:47 AM   #21
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Oh, and the First Federation. If it were up to me, Peter Dinklage would play a Diplomat in the next movie.
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Old December 29 2013, 11:59 PM   #22
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Devore.
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Old December 30 2013, 11:59 AM   #23
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Terran Empire.
Should have been used more (and more intelligently, as in the case of DS9), maybe, but underrated? Bearded Spock from the alternate universe is often brought up by even non-trek fans, and even those who disliked Enterprise often acknowledge In a Mirror Darkly, as being not just good Enterprise episodes, but good Trek. I think a lot of people like alternate universe stories where main characters are evil instead of good. That's why you see it so much in sci fi.

Personally, I think the Viidians from Voyager are underrated villain species. In fact, I think they are a missed opportunity to make they the main bads, instead of the Borg.
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Old December 30 2013, 03:25 PM   #24
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The Sheliak and the Tholians. I love non-humanoid races with attitude. Both had powerful technologies and a strict code of territorial rights. The Sheliak were supposed to get a cool exotic ship but they ran out of time/budget and ended up just adding some parts to the STIII Merchantman.
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Old December 30 2013, 07:58 PM   #25
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Another vote for Tholians and the Gorn. Even something as simple as a tholian ship docked at DS9 would have been nice.
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Old December 30 2013, 10:18 PM   #26
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Tholians. They could be fascinating with that punctuality and net
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Old December 30 2013, 10:56 PM   #27
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The Crystalline Entity was an impressive foe.
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Old December 30 2013, 11:15 PM   #28
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Chameloids. Shape-shifters of legend and rumour, with who knows what agenda? They could reignite war between the Federation and the Dominion for their own benefit.
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Old December 31 2013, 05:42 PM   #29
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Which potentially antagonistic race would you like to have seen pitted more against Starfleet?

For me, it would be the Breen.
Tribbles. They are a menace and a sworn enemy of the Klingon Empire.
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Old December 31 2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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Humans. After our history on this planet, are we *seriously* expected to believe that ALL of humanity is just one big happy family? I know we get plenty of isolated human scoundrels and such, but it really seems to me like somewhere some of the human colony worlds would have bound together in a separate political entity with its own agenda that might conflict with Federation values.
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