Robert Bloch is known to have been a good friend of the author H.P. Lovecraft, and they both worked together on many horror stories revolving around extraterrestrial, godlike beings called Old Ones. Is there a connection here? – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk).
I've removed the following note:
"Ruk presumably resembles the Old Ones, in the same way that the Brown, Andrea, and Kirk androids were modeled by their Human creator Roger Korby to appear Human."
Not only is this extremely speculative, it also runs contrary to how Robert Bloch thought of the Old Ones, even going so far as to have Exo III's caverns feature pyramid-shaped doors to match how the Old Ones were described by H. P. Lovecraft. --Defiant (talk) 09:59, October 25, 2016 (UTC)
- I don't think you should've removed it. The idea that the Old Ones resembled Ruk is a logical conclusion since androids are modeled after their creators. It makes no sense for a non-humanoid race to create humanoid androids. You can't assume that Star Trek's Old Ones are non-humanoid based on something you read in a Cthulhu Mythos story. Even in the Cthulhu Mythos, "Old Ones" is an ambiguous term that has been used to describe the starfish-shaped aliens in Antarctica, a race of beings sleeping in R'lyeh until the stars are right, and the humanoid inhabitants of K'n-yan. --NetSpiker (talk) 13:58, October 25, 2016 (UTC)
I'd argue it makes no sense for anyone to create androids (especially after seeing such films as Terminator and Westworld!), but Star Trek's an illogical creation. The fact most androids in the mythos are modeled after their creators shouldn't lead you to speculate (on here, at least) that this was the case with the Old Ones. Why? Because we don't allow speculation. Deal with it. And as for your other faulty speculation, I literally haven't read anything in any Cthulhu Mythos story. Please stop posting your wild speculations! --Defiant (talk) 14:11, October 25, 2016 (UTC)