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Old November 19 2012, 03:15 PM   #16
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Re: Aliens of Trek Lit, Chapter Five - Efrosians!

That would be an interesting thing to explore, actually. If the Efrosians were indeed all blind, or at least has much less acute vision than most of the other races of the Federation, it would make for an interesting metaphorical examination of disabilities in humans to explore how exactly Efrosians function in such a situation. The Titan series is uniquely positioned to do exactly that, as it's precisely about thinking you know about diversity, then realizing it's harder to make happen in practise than in theory, but still doing your best to work it out anyway. How an effectively blind species functions in a society when so much of that society is visually based would be a fascinating thing to explore. Or would that just be a replay of the Elaysians?

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Old November 20 2012, 09:51 PM   #17
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Re: Aliens of Trek Lit, Chapter Five - Efrosians!

I do find this species fascinating, have since TVH.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:14 PM   #18
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Re: Aliens of Trek Lit, Chapter Five - Efrosians!

I'll try to get the sixth "chapter" up tomorrow. I've been a bit busy, so I'm slightly behind schedule.
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Old May 20 2014, 04:44 AM   #19
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Re: Aliens of Trek Lit, Chapter Five - Efrosians!

Justified thread necromancy!

It may be worth noting that, in David Goodman's Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, the Efrosians are a people described as being former Klingon subjects, having fought off an occupation. Goodman has Ra-ghoratreii address the Klingons in English, not his native language, in order to avoid the possibility that the Klingons might see an Efrosian-language official document as an insult.
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Old May 20 2014, 05:50 AM   #20
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Re: Aliens of Trek Lit, Chapter Five - Efrosians!

lvsxy808 wrote: View Post
Finally, Altoss and Fellen are both female Efrosians, which have never been seen on screen. One assumes that the females don’t also have the long white moustaches, but I actually picture them with traditionally much shorter hair than the males as well, comparatively close-cropped or perhaps in a ponytail.
I actually described Altoss in A Singular Destiny as having her hair in an elaborate bun (meant to be a tribute to the Janice Rand-style TOS beehive).
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