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View Poll Results: Is It Yellow?
YES, it's yellow 5 18.52%
NO, a different color 14 51.85%
Hard to say 8 29.63%
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Old March 3 2014, 06:54 PM   #16
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

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Sea cucumbers have yellow blood due to vanabin content - but vanabin is a vanadium-based pigment, not the oxygen transporter.
And, upon further research into the subject:
"Blood Plasma is the pale-yellow liquid component of blood that normally holds the blood cells in whole blood in suspension. It makes up about 55% of the body's total blood volume." Or, so says Wikipedia, at least ...
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Old March 4 2014, 07:30 PM   #17
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One possibility is that vanabin is toxic to predators, so Deltan blood carrys vanabin as a defense mechanisum. Predators learned over time to steer clear of Humanoid Deltans no matter how hungry they were.

Poison blood.



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Old March 4 2014, 07:57 PM   #18
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

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I always thought that effect on the poster was an artistic take on beaming up.
Possibly. Here's the trailer (watch at 1:56):



Then again, the warp trails are rainbow colored. Could mean anything, or could mean nothing.
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Old March 4 2014, 10:47 PM   #19
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Hey, that's not the original poster art!? compare:





why is that?

BTW, I've no problem with Ilia having yellow blood. Can any color be discerned in the examination scene?
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Old March 5 2014, 12:12 AM   #20
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

Ilia looks a lot cuter in the Jornada version ... not to knock Bob Peak's original design, because I think it's brilliant! But yeah, she looks really good in the other one.
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Old March 5 2014, 12:15 AM   #21
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

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One possibility is that vanabin is toxic to predators, so Deltan blood carrys vanabin as a defense mechanisum. Predators learned over time to steer clear of Humanoid Deltans no matter how hungry they were.

Poison blood.



BUT ... but ... what of her powers to HEAL? How can she be poison to a hungry predator and yet ... be the very medicine Chekov so urgently needed when V'ger decided he didn't like the looks of him and gave him a zap?! There does seem to be a bit of a discrepency, here: Poison ... or Cure? I'm having a hard time reconciling the two, right now. But I'm looking your way ... you've hooked me with your tall tale. Sell me on it ...
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Old March 5 2014, 01:31 AM   #22
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Poison ... or Cure? I'm having a hard time reconciling the two, right now. But I'm looking your way ... you've hooked me with your tall tale. Sell me on it ...
Just as a small amount of salt is fine for us - even necessary - but deadly to a slug, obviously the poison in the Deltans' blood is poisonous to the predators of their native world, but is beneficial to humans. Or, just as some anti-venoms require venom to make, there was something McCoy could synthesize from her blood.
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Old March 5 2014, 01:55 AM   #23
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

USS Triumphant, your argument is very persuasive. I find myself being swayed. You know, it's such a shame that Persis Khambatta passed away. What a sweet, sweet beauty. How old would she be now, anyway? Approaching Seventy, maybe? I wonder if she would've ended up as a fixture at STAR TREK Conventions? I never hear about Stephen Collins going to any and what's he done since Seventh Heaven? A guest spot here ... there ... ? There's an empty seat at table and the place card is saying to me: Stephen Collins! And I hope the first question he gets asked is: "What colour was Ilia's blood?"
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Old March 5 2014, 02:13 AM   #24
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There's an empty seat at table and the place card is saying to me: Stephen Collins! And I hope the first question he gets asked is: "What colour was Ilia's blood?"
"You, there. Have you ever... kissed a girl?"

You know what kind of board this is, 2takesfrakes, and have for quite a while. Making sarcastic comments about it here is just kind of gauche, no? If you don't enjoy this sort of nitpicking, why read and post in this thread? Unless it's because you enjoy nitpicking the nerdiness of the nitpicking? I can appreciate that, but there are some here that you're going to remind a little too much of high school.
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Old March 5 2014, 02:24 AM   #25
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

Rainbows. They were big in the late 70s and early 80s. You had to be there.







That's all the significance there is to it. Purely aesthetic.
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Old March 5 2014, 02:27 AM   #26
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You know what I want from you people, USS Triumphant? Warmth. Friendship. And Unconditional Acceptance!
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Old March 5 2014, 02:58 AM   #27
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BUT ... but ... what of her powers to HEAL? How can she be poison to a hungry predator and yet ... be the very medicine Chekov so urgently needed ...
Ilia didn't share her blood with Chekov, she used some form of mental ability to suppress his pain while Chapel was the one who actually healed his electrical burns.


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Old March 5 2014, 03:25 AM   #28
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You know what I want from you people, USS Triumphant? Warmth. Friendship. And Unconditional Acceptance!
Sure. Because "you people" always shows friendship and solidarity!

You know I'm just messing with you. We lurve you, mang.
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Old March 5 2014, 05:56 AM   #29
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Re: Ilia's Yellow Blood.

2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
USS Triumphant, your argument is very persuasive. I find myself being swayed. You know, it's such a shame that Persis Khambatta passed away. What a sweet, sweet beauty. How old would she be now, anyway? Approaching Seventy, maybe? I wonder if she would've ended up as a fixture at STAR TREK Conventions? I never hear about Stephen Collins going to any and what's he done since Seventh Heaven? A guest spot here ... there ... ? There's an empty seat at table and the place card is saying to me: Stephen Collins! And I hope the first question he gets asked is: "What colour was Ilia's blood?"
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Persis Khambatta was an Indian model, actress and author. She was best known for her role as Lieutenant Ilia in the 1979 feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Wikipedia

Born: October 2, 1948, Mumbai, India
Died: August 18, 1998, Mumbai, India


So, she'd be 66.
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Old March 5 2014, 11:51 AM   #30
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65?




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