Should they have monkeys on Discovery?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Austin 3:16, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Austin 3:16

    Austin 3:16 Captain Captain

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    Here is why I ask this.

    In past shows, we have seen pet dogs (for Archer) and cats (for Data), and I'm pretty sure that Captain Kirk had a pet bunny (even though it was never seen or mentioned).

    For Discovery, what if they go for a more uncommon pet and have one of the Discovery crew members have a pet monkey? The best thing is that the monkey can actually be useful in certain situations. It could help save the crew sometimes, so that it wouldn't be looked at as JUST a pet, but as another member of the crew.
     
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    Wasn"t that Wesley Crusher?
     
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    How about a monkey, or other ape, as an actual crew member?

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    A hive of killer bees would be an unconventional pet.
     
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    They could call it Lt Saru.
     
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    This is exactly what I was expecting when I read the title.
     
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    When I saw this thread I first thought I might have passed out and created a thread when I was unconscious. Since that isn't the case I will say that I like the idea but I would prefer they go with a alien monkey. We haven't really seen any alien pets since the Klingon Targ's and now is as good of a time s ever to do it.

    Granted I know when "Enterprise" was starting I once asked if the crew should eat monkeys,cats and dogs and that didn't happen so I wouldn't count on it.

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  10. Austin 3:16

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    I like that idea! That'd be fantastic!

    Thank you! An alien monkey would be pretty cool too.
     
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    Same here
     
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    After all, it worked so well in Lost In Space.
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    You and I were thinking along the same lines, Serveaux! :lol:
     
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    No, monkeys aren't pets. I know in some countries some idiots have them as pets, but this crap really shouldn't be promoted in Star Trek.
     
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    Nice generalization
     
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  17. Austin 3:16

    Austin 3:16 Captain Captain

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    OK, if not monkeys, then how about a bunny on Discovery?
     
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  20. USS Triumphant

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    Is this just your random head canon, or is there some grounds in the actual shows (or heck, I'll even allow books or comics) for your reason for thinking this?

    As for the monkey, no, please. But I wouldn't mind seeing an Alfa 177 dog, again. As someone's pet. NOT as a crewperson. :D
     
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