Unofficial first contact with the Breen?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by FederationHistorian, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Captain Captain

    Feb 6, 2020
    Ever notice that the ship designs of the harvester ship in "Fight or Flight" and the Breen ship in DS9 seem very similar to one another?

    Harvester ship


    Breen ship


    Was that supposed to be a 22nd century Breen ship that Enterprise encountered? If it was, what would the Breen need to harvest triglobulin from Anaxar for? I know what its triglobulin is supposed to be used for (medicines, vaccines, aphrodisiacs), but I've never really thought of the Breen having need for any of that.
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  2. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    I'm not seeing your pics, but I know what you're talking about. Yes, I'm almost positive that was supposed to be a 22nd century Breen ship. Globulin is a protein in blood; the Breen were stated in DS9 to not have blood (whatever that means.) Perhaps they need to harvest blood to survive because they don't have any of their own?
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  3. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    The Breen being mysterious, and pirates, and interested in getting value out of (more or less) live captives through slavery or other schemes, are established character traits and go well with "Fight or Flight". It's for the better that we didn't learn more in this episode - otherwise it would be very difficult to accept that ambiguity remains in the 24th century! But projecting the Breen onto this story is very doable and attractive.

    Timo Saloniemi
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  4. at Quark's

    at Quark's Commodore Commodore

    Dec 15, 2012
    What an interesting idea!
  5. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    My thinking is that the Breen may have a different chirality... perhaps something they share with others...I haven’t seen any mirror matter use, except Bele’s ship from TOS LTBYLB
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  6. Annorax849

    Annorax849 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 22, 2014
    Was it SFDebris who theorized the Breen were the Valakis from "Dear Doctor"?