What Trek species would you be, if you could?

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  1. Vandervecken

    Vandervecken Captain Captain

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    If you could be a species from Trek (all of Trek) other than human, which one would you choose, and why? And other than human includes subspecies of humanity.

    No god-type/superpowerful beings--ie, no Organians, Metrons, Q, Doud, Nagilam, etc. And Data is a nonesuch--there's no one around to build more Datas or you as Data, so that's out. However, any other machine/android "species" is ok.

    You are NOT subject to the conditions of the planet/place of origin of the species, though--you can be from a world , even a world shown us to be backward, but still be out doing your thing in the big, wide, greater galaxy. Maybe a survey vessel/mining ship picked you up. Whatever.

    I had this down to two choices: changeling or native of Omega IV (The Omega Glory). I like both for the same reason--they are incredibly long-lived (changelings might even be fully immortal, as long as they can return to the Great Link from time to time). In the end, I chickened out on being too much different from humans, and decided on being an Omegan.


    TRACEY: Good. Direct, succinct. Answer. No native to this planet has ever had any trace of any kind of disease. How long would a man live if all disease were erased, Jim? Wu. (Wu enters) Tell Captain Kirk your age.
    WU: Age? I have seen forty two years of the red bird. My eldest brother
    TRACEY: Their year of the red bird comes once every eleven years, which he's seen forty two times. Multiply it. Wu is four hundred and sixty two years old. His father is well over a thousand. Interested, Jim?

    Interested? You can bet your bippy and tricorder I'm interested!

    And, as McCoy pointed out ("Leave medicine to medical men, Captain!"), no external ingredient grants them that incredibly long lifespan. It's in their genes, now.

    Hell to the YEAH. if I'm born on Omega IV around the time Kirk and co. were there, I could see the 35th century! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Trent old man. Ba'ku? You peeps will be dust while I'm partying on New Risa in the Delta Quadrant.
     
  2. Vandervecken

    Vandervecken Captain Captain

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    Sorry mods, could you move this to General Trek Discussion? Tanks.
     
  3. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    I confess: a Q was the very first thing that popped into my mind. Then I read the guidelines. Damn.

    Of course, if I was really an all-powerful, god-like entity, I could just change the original post with a snap of my fingers . . . .
     
  4. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Vulcan. Green blooded, pointy ears, logical…
     
  5. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    A Founder. Shape-shifting would be fun.
     
  6. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yup, Changeling for sure.
     
  7. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Moving.
     
  8. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm going to play the Idiocracy card and roll with Pakled. I will be hailed as a genius.
     
  9. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

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    Vulcan. The logical choice.
     
  10. Captain Kathryn

    Captain Kathryn Commodore Commodore

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    Q! I can do anything!
     
  11. Levi

    Levi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Vulcan for sure.
    But I would put my vote in for Q if it was an option.
     
  12. Sec31StatnChf

    Sec31StatnChf Ensign Newbie

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    Founder, could be anything that I wanted to be. Including fire and fog.
     
  13. AverageWriter

    AverageWriter Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'd be a Q.

    It's the closest thing Trek has to being a god, yes?
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You can't be Q! It is against the rules to be Q!

    LOL, wouldn't Q like that..

    I'll be a joined Trill, might actually achieve something that way.
     
  15. CommanderRaytas

    CommanderRaytas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Changeling. You could really screw with people like no other race. That would be awesome. :p
     
  16. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Deltan, and I think the reasoning is obvious.
     
  17. AverageWriter

    AverageWriter Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    You'd save a bundle on haircuts?
     
  18. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    I'm assuming that's without the Oath of Celibacy?

    ;)

    If I can't be a Q, I'd be a Founder.
     
  19. T'Girl

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    And every seven years you get to have sex.

    (more than you're getting now huh?)

    I'd be a Gorn, I could take my time walking to where I'm going, and I could make sounds like a late 1960's muscle car as I walked.

    :)
     
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  20. CommanderRaytas

    CommanderRaytas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Vulcans are boring! I'd rather be a Klingon than a Vulcan, and that's saying something.