What eventually happens to Nhan?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mr. Laser Beam, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Krog

    Krog Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    How does a Barzan ended up in Starfleet? Chances are the Barzan were not even known to the Federation at the time... . Couldn’t have they made her a Bolian or a Tellarite?! Does anhanone know why?!
     
  2. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I really hope she survives to appear in Season 3 and we could learn a bit more about her. There's definitely a story there worth telling.
     
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  3. Lundberg

    Lundberg Ensign Newbie

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    Its possible they knew each other, but barzan never joined. TNG suggested the wormhole was the only valuable resource they had.
     
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, I don't know why. And I don't care.
     
  5. Kemaiku

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    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Barzan

    They mention the species was not warp capable but advanced in other ways. They might have sent out transmissions and caught attention, the Federation may have had to step in early to keep them safe. Much like Saru one of the managed to join Starfleet but keeping the rest of their race unaware.

    The fact the Federation steps in so fast in TNG with the Barzan not being that surprised by humans implies they had some prior dealings.
     
  6. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Starfleet has a single Kelpian (so far), and they definitely haven't joined the Federation.

    Maybe Nhan was "rescued from a Klingon attack". Or some other story that's a complete nhan sequitur.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The puns...I'm so proud... :techman:
     
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  8. fireproof78

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    Be prepared for a 5 part comic series and two tie in novels all uncovering such scintillating secrets that nhan can resist.
     
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  9. Hey Missy

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    That the show's official canon will overwrite about a month after they get published!
     
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  10. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That would make the term "Nhan-canon" really confusing in retrospect, wouldn't it?
     
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  11. Kemaiku

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    Boooo :p
     
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  12. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Let's not anybody hurt ourselves overthinking the situation. Then we might get a Nhany Nhany boo-boo.
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    It would be better if she was from Nhania.
     
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  14. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And if you don't like the place, then, well, there's a certain well-dressed gentleman who could surely ask his associates to help you with your problem. I've heard he's frequenting a space station in the Epsilon Eridani system.

    Morden: "I believe that this... little demonstration will bring you some very interesting propositions."
    Londo: "Yes... but what happens if I'm asked for another of these... little demonstrations?"
    Morden: "Then we'll provide it. Simply choose your target - a colony, an outpost..."
    Londo: *sarcastic laugh* "Why don't you eliminate the entire Nhan homeworld while you're at it?"
    Morden: "One thing at a time, ambassador. One thing at a time."
     
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  15. Kpnuts

    Kpnuts Commodore Commodore

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    She could try being useful, for once. She's done absolutely nothing since the first episode, spied on Airiam, sensed something was up, didn't say or do anything, then rendered useles seconds into the fight.

    I know the show is absolutely obsessed with casting women in as many roles as humanly possible (it was no surprise the vast majority of the Enterprise bridge was female) but maybe instead of ridiculing men (Connolly, Leland, Georgiou's "tiny male brains" line), they could actually cast a strong male character in the role to provide a bit of diversity. Or you know, instead of constantly showing Airiam, Owo and Detmer, actually DEVELOP the two guys on the bridge for once? Or does that contradict their pathetic, sexist #thefutureisfemale hashtag.
     
  16. Kelso

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    Starfleet recruitment in the Discoverse appears to just be Georgiou pulling over and telling people to hop in.

    So I'd guess that is how it happened.
     
  17. King Daniel Beyond

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  18. cultcross

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    Like the Captain of the ship you mean? Or the visiting science officer from the Enterprise of some repute, Smock? Frock? Something.

    :vulcan: how was Leland 'ridiculed'?
     
  19. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Your Mother's First Love Instructor Moderator

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    Airiam got zero development until the episode where she died, and specifically for the purpose of making that death matter.

    Owo's development has consisted of going on a landing party, once.

    Detmer has gotten some scattered development about friendship and dealing with injury and cybernetic implants, but not much.

    Meanwhile, Pike and Spock have come in and gotten more development than all the male and female peripheral characters combined, so spare us the "woe is me" downtrodden male routine. The show isn't exactly great on developing its secondary characters.

    Georgiou ridicules everyone. She's the Empress of Snark.

    I don't know what you're talking about with Leland. Before he got assimilated he was actually a pretty compelling and nuanced character as far as Section 31 agents go, and I actually found him kind of interesting and regretted his death.

    Nhan gets points for suspecting something was up with Airiam and taking steps to at least stay with her in case something went wrong. She probably noticed because she had a dispassionate view of Airiam, unlike her friends, and therefore didn't give her the benefit of the doubt for her strange behavior. But as an outsider to the crew she couldn't just make an accusation without evidence despite her suspicions, hence going on the away mission. I'd say that makes her brighter than most. And yeah, she got her ass kicked by a possessed cyborg, so what?
     
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  20. Kemaiku

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