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- I've never seen a Zaranite in DS9 promenade scenes or anywhere else on the show. There are two Zaranites on Khitomer in Star Trek VI however. --Jörg 17:49, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
Actually, the photos appear to be of two different species, only the breathing masks are the same. The one in the 2272 photo has a cranium that extends about a mask-length above the mask itself; the one from 2286 wears the mask much closer to the top of its head.--Emperorkalan 01:06, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
- This sounds like a "northern/southern continent Klingons" issue to me. Given how central the breathing mask is to the character, it seems that if they use the same mask, they are probably the same species (Zaranite) - but perhaps different types, as with the ridged and ridgeless Klingons. Just a thought. -Etoile 03:08, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Star Trek IVEdit
Yes. I hadn't recognized the reuse of the breathing masks until the FASA "Star Trek IV Sourcebook" came out, and it featured a photo of these ST IV aliens and identified them as Zaranites! Perhaps their bifurcation develops as they age? Elsewhere in the Council audience, two humanoids in turbans are actually wearing the TMP Zaranites' suede robes and bone jewellery. Therin of Andor (talk) 02:33, April 26, 2015 (UTC)
I'm going to say what I guess no one else wants to (most likely out of good taste). Are the Zaranites some sort of inside joke amongst the producers and makeup folks? Please tell me you all noticed that their heads are giant penises. Or am I just that twisted? 22.214.171.124 00:54, 21 February 2008 (UTC)James R. Kirk
On filming day of the rec deck scene, they were often called "buttheads", and the bifurcation was intended as a kind of salute to the Talosian "buttheads" from "The Cage", IIRC. Therin of Andor (talk) 02:28, April 26, 2015 (UTC)