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Old January 13 2014, 10:42 AM   #31
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Re: Was/is Andoria ever a major space power?

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We've heard or seen the names of over 150 Starfleet starships, did we even get one that would have been Andorian in origin?
But Starfleet has hundreds, if not thousands, of ships. In TOS the U.S.S. Intrepid was a Vulcan-only crew, so a ship doesn't need an alien name to be manned by an all-alien crew.

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It's kind of a idiotic concept, the Andorian people have been around for multiple thousands of years with four genders, and suddenly that's one of the prime reasons they're now going extinct?

There could have been some kind of radiation burst that affected them, or a mutated STI, or any kind of medical incident that has affected their biology which has only gotten worse over time.
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Old January 15 2014, 01:09 AM   #32
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Re: Was/is Andoria ever a major space power?

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It's kind of a idiotic concept, the Andorian people have been around for multiple thousands of years with four genders, and suddenly that's one of the prime reasons they're now going extinct?
There could have been some kind of radiation burst that affected them, or a mutated STI, or any kind of medical incident that has affected their biology which has only gotten worse over time.
A Ceremony of Losses established that the Andorian reproductive crisis was ultimately caused by a mutation the species underwent thousands of years ago that gradually began causing more and more miscarriages and stillbirths.

And, no, there's nothing implausible about the idea of reproductive difficulties gradually causing a species to go extinct. Just check out the difficulties scientists have been having getting the panda species to reproduce.
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Old January 15 2014, 01:14 AM   #33
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Re: Was/is Andoria ever a major space power?

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The reason we only saw the Andorians just once in the TNG era
Twice. "The Offspring" and "Captain's Holiday" - same wig, same antennae and probably the same actress (according to the wardrobe labels).
For those who are wondering.
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Old January 15 2014, 02:55 AM   #34
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Re: Was/is Andoria ever a major space power?

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And, no, there's nothing implausible about the idea of reproductive difficulties gradually causing a species to go extinct. Just check out the difficulties scientists have been having getting the panda species to reproduce.
Exactly. Humans only need to have two children per couple to replace themselves. Assuming ever Andorian can find three suitable mates, they need four offspring per group just to keep the population stable.

Prior to the genetic disaster that occurred in the past, this was not difficult.
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