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Riker just mentioned the Kzinti and I’m floored for dumb fan reasons. 😆

(First live action mention, they showed up in The Animated Series in episodes by Larry Niven. They come from his Known Worlds series though there are differences in the Trek versions. More warlike cat race than Caitians. STO invented Ferasans because they couldn’t get rights to Kzinti. Did Picard somehow unlock the rights just for a throwaway ref? Or did they think it safe to throwaway?)

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@max it is probably safe just to toss out the name as long as they don't do more than that

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@taweret Probably. Just thinking that STO back chatter implied Niven *never* wanted Kzinti mentioned in Star Trek again (for copyright control reasons for his estate), and I’d hope that if that was the case they’d respect the author’s wishes even for a throwaway ref

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@max Hollywood does not have a great track record of respecting writers tho

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