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Re: Dinosaur themes in science fiction
Stephen V. Cole wrote:
And of course, there were the Gorns of Star Trek, paralel evolution,
descended from nanotyrannus or maybe Troodon.
Don't forget Star Trek: Voyager's "Distant Origin," in which a group of
hadrosaurs had somehow traveled across the galaxy after the K/T extinction
and set up an empire out in the Delta Quadrant eventually. (Yes, I know the
situation is completely insane, but Voyager wasn't exactly known for being
the best of Star Trek). Why they couldn't have consulted Dale Russell and
used his "dinosauroid" model is beyond me.
Anyhow, the Voth, as they called themselves, had a religious doctrine that
stated that the species had originally evolved in their current location,
and any ideas that contradicted this would be considered heresy, punishable