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Old July 25 2013, 03:53 AM   #1
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Species help

I am working on my first story and it is set in 2375. I need more species on board my ship. If anyone has time could you give me some ideas of what species would be realistic for serving on a Starfleet starship in 2375?
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Old July 25 2013, 04:48 AM   #2
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Re: Species help

Bolians,Vulcans, Andorians, Deltans, Efrosians, Trill, Bajorans, Zaldans, Benzites, Saurians, and Betazoids are the only ones off the top of my head. Doing some research at Memory Alpha must help, if you don't mind the suggestion.

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Old July 25 2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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Re: Species help

I would say go nuts with species on board, there are after all 150 member worlds to choose from. Just because the crews in TOS, TNG and VOY were human dominant, that is only three crews out of thousands of ships. In all my fanfic, humans don't even make up half of the crew.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Federation_members
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Federation_members

Plenty of ideas there, plus you have the opportunity to make your own.
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Old July 25 2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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what about any orions
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Old July 25 2013, 01:16 PM   #5
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Re: Species help

You really could use just about any species from the Federation's region of the Alpha and Beta Quadrant. As the post-TOS series have shown Starfleet accepts people from species whose homeworld is not in the Federation.
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Old July 25 2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Right. Nog joined Star Fleet despite the fact that the Ferrengi are not part of the Federation. And Gaila, in the 2009 film, was at the academy. It was never explicitly stated she was an Orion, but the production notes state she is.
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Old July 25 2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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On the Silverfin I have a Boslic, Chandir, Ellora and Suliban serving onboard in 2378--species that don't appear to have any ties to Starfleet.

Plus you have all the species we've glimpsed on screen but which have never been named. The NuTrek movies are actually good for this: non-canon sources have the skinny Kelvin alien was from the planet Monchezke; then there is also the big-eyed Kelvin doctor; the bald, bug-eyed cadet; the bronze-skinned Enterprise science officer; and of course Keenser.
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Old July 25 2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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Re: Species help

It's also not unreasonable to have more than one token member of each race on board. There shouldn't be any reason why you couldn't have two or three Andorians/Vulcans/etc. as part of the command crew.

Real life doesn't always work out that balanced.
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Old July 25 2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: Species help

Thank you all for the replies, and I did spend a lot of time on memory alpha first. There are so many species that I thought I would run it past you guys. I want my crew to be diverse. I will look up the species and add many of them to the story. Thanks again.
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Old July 26 2013, 09:02 AM   #10
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Or you could make one up. After all with 150+ members I doubt we've seen them all.
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Old July 26 2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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MacLeod wrote: View Post
Or you could make one up. After all with 150+ members I doubt we've seen them all.
Good point. I'm doing this for the fun of being creative, so I might just do that.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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I think the best mix is to have a few humans with some of the species that have been established by the series, and to add some other unknown ones in. I love reading about the features and characteristics of a new species so I think that would be good.
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Old July 28 2013, 06:47 PM   #13
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Or you could make one up. After all with 150+ members I doubt we've seen them all.
Good point. I'm doing this for the fun of being creative, so I might just do that.
This older thread has some different non-canon characters.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=6953290

Please feel free to employ either of my characters. Lt. Jer'notta is of the species Try-la (she is a amphibian mermaid), and Ensign Doh-chil is a Walloppi (a quasi-millipede insect species). Or if you want just use people from their species.


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