Your favorite Xindi race?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by kythe, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake

    Not present in gooey chocolate chips :lol:
  2. Deimos Anomaly

    Deimos Anomaly Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 3, 2003
    Hiberniae Septentrionalis
    I wondered at the insectoid babies... they looked like fully formed insects from the get-go. That's not how RL insects on earth work. They come out as caterpillars, maggots, general wormy-things, and then eventually metamorphose into insects with legs (and in some cases wings).

    I guess the insectoids wouldn't be exactly like earth insects though, being an alien species and all that. Their respiration system would have to be different for example - real life insects are size-limited by their inefficient system for oxygenating their bodies. The largest insect in the world is the Giant Weta of New Zealand, it's about 2 - 3 times the size of a mouse.

    Insectoids that were human sized pretty much would need to have something like lungs somewhere, and a more developed circulatory system, to distribute the oxygen carrier as needed.
  3. kythe

    kythe Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 17, 2009
    Good points. I never thought about what they *should* have looked like as babies. And even the giant insect of 300 million years ago were not the size of the Xindi insectoids.

    Earth once has dragonflies with a wingspan of a hawk, and scorpions that were 2 feet long, yet even those animals do not compare in size with the Xindi insectoids. Its believed that Earth's atmosphere had a richer oxygen content when the giant insects lived, and they would not be able to live in our atmosphere today.

    But in the Star Trek universe, every planet is exactly the same as Earth - same atmosphere, temperate climate, same gravity, and same humanoids. So it really isn't much of a stretch to believe giant insects could cohabitate with primates in the same world. After all, everyone else seems pretty interchangeable. ;)
  4. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Not all of them, actually. Quite a few species of insects have what are called nymphs, and they look just like miniature adults. Source.
  5. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    I can imagine a yeoman bringing Archer's uniform to laundry chief (I assume the Enterprise had a laundry?) and them saying: "Gawd, what it is this time? Does the captain know how long it took for me to get the stains out from that thing the Kreetassans left behind?"
  6. bluedana

    bluedana Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 1, 2006
    I hate to break it to you, but no matter how cute and cuddly the baby, there is ALWAYS goo.
  7. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Mom's little girl Moderator

    Aug 18, 2004
    petting my cats
  8. horatio83

    horatio83 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 25, 2009
    I liked the Sloths, they seemed like the most friendly. The Primates were simply like us and the Aquatics, while looking interesting, weren't in the spotlight too often and suffered from being defined less by their actions and words and more via the descriptions of other Xindi.
  9. Delsaber

    Delsaber Commodore Commodore

    May 13, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    Avians. They make nice ornaments, or pencil holders.
  10. magarity

    magarity Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 11, 2012
    My favorites are the ones all over the place in later series, all getting along great with the rest of the Federation in preparation for the big allied war with the sphere builders.
    Oh, wait...
  11. grabthars hammer

    grabthars hammer Captain Captain

    Jul 1, 2005
    New Jersey
    Plus, the reptilian leader was almost comically evil; I half expected him to demand that Archer hand over the Omega-13.
  12. I am Surak

    I am Surak Captain Captain

    Aug 8, 2010
    Avians - Every time I watch CSI and they reconstruct a face from a skull they found I think how neat it would be to do that to that Avian skull so we would know what they looked like.