Memory Alpha

Suggestion: List of "non normal" spieces

Forum page

Revision as of 14:54, August 10, 2011 by Sulfur (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
40,407pages on
this wiki
Forum icon  ForumsTen Forward → Suggestion: List of "non normal" spieces (replywatch)
This forum discussion has been archived
This forum discussion has been archived and should not be added to. Please visit the Forums to begin a new topic in the relevant location.

An actor once said in an that he was amazed that nearly every planet in the Universe had breathable atmosphere and everybody spoke English. The English speaking is explained canonically with the universal translator, the atmosphere however isn't. Melora, in the DS9 episode by the same name, complains that Earth gravity is considered "normal". I suggest we write a new article listing species who exist in environment so different that extra measures need to be considered. Maybe it could be in the form of a travel guide, but instead of "remember to bring sun lotion" we write "remember to bring EV suite". These are some of the species I have in mind:

  • Xyrillian (high-pressure atmosphere),
  • Elaysian (low gravity),
  • Drayan (reverse aging process),
  • Nyrian (prefer dark, warm and dry environment),
  • Tholians (extremely high temperature),
  • Breen (extremely low temperature),
  • Silver Blood (Y Class planet).

-- Swedish Doctor 02:20, November 1, 2010 (UTC)

That would be considered original research and is subject to speculation. What's normal in the Federation isn't necessarily normal throughout the galaxy and we're not a Federation only viewpoint. In addition there would be some overlap into what's normal and what's not. You mention "prefer dark, warm and dry environment" but what about just dry, or just wet? The Federation tends to look for only certain types of lifeforms and plants overall and doesn't seek out Y Class planets very often. I wouldn't suggest starting this type of list. — Morder (talk) 03:47, November 1, 2010 (UTC)
I'm also opposed. "Non-normal" suggests that others are abnormal, when that is not correct- they are just different, and as Morder said that's original research. We already categorize all species, and one could simply find non-human species that way. We also should not have an article that is a different style that the rest of the encyclopedia(travel guide vs. encyclopedia). --31dot 08:42, November 1, 2010 (UTC)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki