Lobsters from planet Cheron discovered on Earth!

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  1. xvicente

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  2. Commishsleer

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    Cool!
    And people laughed at the makeup in that episode. Huh!
     
  3. Forbin

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    Wow, really. For 40 years I've been saying it would have been more believable with a division that wasn't so straight and sharp, or maybe patches of black and patches of white. Looks like I was mistaken!
     
  4. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    My people are vindicated! :techman:
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Depends,is the lobster black on the left or right? Could be Bele's people are the ones vindicated.
     
  6. Melakon

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    Bele said, "I am black on the right side."

    So Lokai and the lobster must be black on the wrong side.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    So what about the retaliatory invasion force from the planet MeltedButter?

    Edit: Wait a mesquite-grilled minute here...the lobster is orange and black. So does that mean orange is the NEW black, or the reverse?
     
  8. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Please, I cannot abide seeing that name mentioned - even in passing. Oh, the injustice of it all...
     
  9. Melakon

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    What I found interesting was how the Cheron people defined their differences. "I am black on the right side. Lokai is white on the right side." I don't know if they ever say "left side" to anything, it seems to always be "right side". Lokai and [red-acted] therefore imply that if you are not exactly the same color as themselves, you are on the "wrong" side. The viewer is beaten over the head with the racial angle, but their arguments equally apply to enmity that occurs between political parties as well as between different religious groups.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'd really like to see the scientific basis for lifeforms that have facial colors that split RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE like that. :guffaw:
     
  11. xvicente

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  12. teacake

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    Isn't this just a lobster where only half of it was boiled?
     
  13. Unicron

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    I rather liked the name. :lol:
     
  14. scotpens

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    That bit of dialogue occurs exactly once in the episode. Bele mentions his and Lokai's coloration on the right side because most people are right-handed. I'm sure the double meaning of "right," in this case, is simply a coincidence.


    You mean they're not going to eat it? What a waste of good seafood.
     
  15. Cyrus

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    I'll be darned, that episode is plausible now!
     
  16. T'Girl

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    Not so sure about that, I've always seen it as Bele saying that he was black on the "correct side," and the implication is that Lokai was black on the "wrong side" of his body, as determined by the planet's dominate culture.

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  17. stcanada29

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    Very cool pic ... amazing how the color split right down the middle in a straight line! LOL

    So has Star Trek given us cellphones, sliding doors, hand held computers and ... twotone lobsters, :-)