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Honeybee wrote:Another detail I had in the story was about Andorians being very carnivorous, figuring they would have to eat fish and meat since farming doesn't seem like it would be an option on an ice planet. This might account for their aggression, given that it might have taken them longer to develop urban societies without agriculture.
Kathy Rose wrote:Both Kylie Lee and I were intrigued by the four-person Andorian family concept. I'm not sure if it was ever brought up in any of the Trek series, but it does concern a subplot in some of the DS9 novels.
Honeybee wrote:But it was fun to think about Andorian sociology and how quads would form. In the story, Talas does not like Shran's other wife - and so resists marrying him, even though she wouldn't mind being married to him.
I would imagine once one pairs off with one person, that would limit ones options because a new partner would have to be married to both of you. It's hard enough to find a comparable spouse for one person - two or three must be very difficult.
Section69 wrote:I swear I recall the Andorian family concept was one born originally of fandom, then eventually brought into semi-canon in the novels via an interpretation of something Data said in "Data's Day". I wish I could find the info on the original fandom concepts -- maybe I was imagining that?
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