Spoilers How literal is LD in your headcanon?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Boris Skrbic, Feb 11, 2021.

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How literal is LD in your headcanon?

  1. Completely, like a lost Doctor Who tape saved with animation

    29 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Mostly, though some bits are over the top for fun

    46 vote(s)
    43.0%
  3. Only in general terms, though the building blocks are set

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. I don’t think about it

    16 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    She's a Caitian, so yes. TAS is already canon and M'Ress is a Caitian Starfleet officer, so T'Ana isn't even the first Caitian officer in Star Trek canon.
     
  2. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    Google M'Ress from Star Trek: The Animated Series. And what is wrong with furries?
     
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  3. Bork359

    Bork359 Lieutenant Newbie

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    oh shit, they're in the thread. evacuate
     
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  4. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    You didn’t exactly answer the question, and it isn’t about me as my sexual preferences are my business.
     
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    Her species has been around since TAS in the 70's. Other furry species also exist in canon.
     
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  7. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. Been than way for decades now.
     
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  8. Dr. San Guinary

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    Caitians have been a thing for quite awhile in Trek.

    Not just M'Ress. I believe there were Caitians on the Federation Council in ST IV.
     
  9. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    Didn’t Scott and M’Ress get flirtatious in an episode of TAS?
     
  10. Redfern

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    Yup, Mudd's Passion" written by Stephean Kendal, Mudd's creator no less. Mudd is hawking "love crystals" which he assumes are fake but actually DO produce a temporary effect. Vapors from the crystals get in the ventilation system affecting the crew. Under the effects, Scott and M'Ress "lock eyes". However, when the reaction fades later, their emotional states "pendulum", swinging in the opposite direction.
     
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  11. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. A Caitian Admiral or Captain is seen on the Federation Council during the final Council scene in TVH.
     
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    She also hooked up with Sulu in the comics.
     
  13. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    Played by Majel Barett no less.
     
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  14. Redfern

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    I had the opportunity to ask writer Peter David where he would have carried that subplot if not for the license renegotiation in the late 80s. (L'Oreal's purchase of Filmation brought into question who exactly owned the elements exclusive to the animated series.) Had it continued, M'ress would have gotten serious and wanted Sulu to meet her family. At which point he would have "bailed". "However," Peter noted, "until that point, there would have been some serious cat boffing!" I swear to Mogg, those were David's exact words! The audience at Dragon*Con erupted into a confused chorus of both cheer and jeers! It was hard to tell which side reacted louder.
     
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  15. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    Peter David's greatest joke about Caitians from New Frontier:

    “So let us be clear with one another, Admiral. I have one life, not nine. I have never been killed by curiosity, my parents do not live in a cat house, my mother did not rock me as an infant in a cat's cradle, the preferred Caitian method of self-defence is not cat-boxing, I do not deposit my earnings into a kitty, if I am trying to be delicate about a subject I do not pussyfoot around - shall I go on?"

    Man, M'Ress would HATE T'Ana for living down to stereotypes.
     
  16. TIM Thomason

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    There's also an exotic Cat dancer (not Caitian, but "Kzinretti". And possibly Draylaxian) in Star Trek V. And Kirk got it on with some Caitians (albeit, not very furry ones) in Star Trek Into Darkness.

    There's nothing anymore outlandish with Human (or Bajoran)-Caitian mating than there already is with the Human-Vulcan or Human-Klingon mating already portrayed in the show.
     
  17. Ghouleddie74

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    In my head canon the dancing cat girl in TFF is a Draylaxian. Travis in ENT did indeed once have his hands full. :p
     
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    I notice they didn't say anything about wanting to sit in a box though. If they fit, they sit.
     
  20. Charles Phipps

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    I guess like Doctor T'Ana, they were sha....

    *things are thrown at me*
     
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