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Old September 8 2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Your favorite Xindi race?

I like the Xindi. The idea of 6 separate sentient species evolving on one planet fascinates me. I think they seem like good Federation material since they have proven they can overcome their differences and present a united front.

My favorite are the Aquatics. They remind me of our dolphins here on Earth. They are considered to be highly intelligent, but we haven't yet learned to communicate with them. The Xindi are very advanced for having learned each others' vastly different languages and adapted to each others' needs.

I wish we could have met the Avians.
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Old September 8 2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

yeah, i'd have love to see what the Avian Xindi looked like...

I always got the odd impression that the Aquatic Xindi could have shared some remote connection to the probe we saw in ST:Voyage Home... if the Xindi kept the aquatic species alive for a reason, because they knew a probe was out there to talk to aquatic species...

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Old September 8 2012, 01:39 AM   #3
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

There's nothing to say the Avians were definitely extinct, a colony just hadn't been discovered yet.

We never did see Vilix'pran...
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Old September 8 2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

I love it when we see the Reptilian under the sun lamp.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:12 AM   #5
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

Space faring aquatics, how cool would that be?

One TNG novel had a Dolphin-like race traveling in suits if I remember.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:50 AM   #6
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

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I love it when we see the Reptilian under the sun lamp.
I liked the Reptilians eating live mice too. I read a review of that episode once which was very negative about that. The reviewer thought that eating cute cuddle animals was just a cliche to emphasize how "evil" the Reptilians really were. To me, I thought it was a realistic depiction of their diet. Reptiles on earth eat live small mammals. I would rather see that than have them toasting with some ale that they probably couldn't digest anyway.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:58 AM   #7
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

Klingons eat live gagh, and probably other live stuff. But because gagh isn't cute people don't get upset
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Old September 8 2012, 03:14 AM   #8
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That reviewer must have hated V.
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Old September 8 2012, 03:19 AM   #9
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

Eating rodents is just a natural thing for a reptile to do. Of course, the reviewer probably never knew that and just assumes animals chase each other around in nature for fun before going home to the families with their tea in the oven...
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Old September 8 2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

The Insectoids!!! Giant ants. EVIL giant ants. So. Damn. Cool.
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Old September 8 2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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I had AOTC flashbacks with those.
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Old September 8 2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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THe Aquatics and Insectiods were both awesome. Both pretty unique beyond the "humans with funny foreheads" aliens.
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Old September 8 2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

The Avians - they were extinct, a racial characteristic that would have improved my liking of the other races too...
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Old September 8 2012, 01:58 PM   #14
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No one likes the moss covered Aboreals?

I thought the Reptilians were intense. I also think it's amazing they all get along as well as they do when their own biology has set them at odds agenda wise. It's a very interesting concept.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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Re: Your favorite Xindi race?

I love the whole Xindi concept.

Count me as an Arboreal/Sloth fan! Actually, I'm a fan of all of 'em. They are grand fun to put into fan fic (warning: I will now tell you about fan fic. Hide if you must).

I wrote a little girl Arboreal and pictured her as resembling the Tenniel drawings from Alice in Wonderland.

I've also got a human-Klingon-Sloth hybrid who's a doctor. Powerful and paranoid, a nasty combo. I see Henry Rollins there.


I also wrote a teenaged Reptilian girl (very Valley girl-like, picture her with a phone glued to her ear and constantly doing her nails - I mean, claws. Plus a Reptilian-human hybrid who is bullied and fights back with disastrous results.

Insectoids are kind of challenging to make sympathetic; I do have a scene where my heroine (she's Chef's assistant) whacks one in the face with a cast-iron skillet.

Haven't written Aquatics much yet, as they are tough to get into a scene with anyone else.
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