Twins On Playing Kirk's Caitian Friends

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by TrekToday, May 24, 2013.

  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    For furries.
     
  2. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Okay, just back from my fourth viewing. The tails are quite Caitian but the facial features are definitely not. The scaly bumps down the sides of their otherwise human faces and Lindelof's insistence that they are meant to be Caitian would suggest that yes, these are aliens of mixed heritage.
     
  3. CaptainDave1701

    CaptainDave1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    My 2 cents here (Which ain't worth a whole lot these days)
    This is where a double standard comes in in my view. There is all of this fuss about Marcus slipping off her dress in one scene and Kirk rolls out of the sack after nailing 2 whatever they are's and nothing is said. :confused:
     
  4. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Wouldn't be the first time the design of an alien race was changed just to make the actress playing them look better.

    The girls are Caitian just like Jadzia Dax is Trill.

    Also, ten to twelve full days for a five second scene? It's a wonder the movie was ever finished.
     
  5. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Location:
    Ulster
    Caitians have fur damnit!!, ugh, figures, we finally get sexy Caitians and someone fucks it up :lol:
     
  6. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Terra Inlandia, Kelvin timeline
    I wouldn't agree that nothing has been said. The "Caitians" scene did come up quite a few times in comparison to the scene which featured Carol Marcus in her underwear - you'll need to go read that discussion, though.
     
  7. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Nah, the basics of Trills remained the same: the symbiont. The bumpy forehead used in one TBG episode didn't look good on DS9's permanent cast member, so they switched latex bumps for spots rather than put their most attractive female cast member under daily latex for six years.

    While the twins in STiD do have cat tails (like those of Caitians), it seems the final facial makeup used onscreen doesn't even match up with that described by the actresses in their interview. There doesn't seem to be anything felinoid about smooth torso skin, face scales and cheek bumps, and the alien women don't seem to have latex felinoid ears nor latex felinoid noses.