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# 11
12-14-2012, 09:44 AM
"I made you fighters... but I eated them"?
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# 12
12-15-2012, 01:21 AM
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Exactly....give this man a cigar.
How do you know for certain? Is there any dev statement about the Caitian Atrox carriers being named a Terran animal from prehistoric times?
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# 13
12-15-2012, 10:37 AM
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How do you know for certain? Is there any dev statement about the Caitian Atrox carriers being named a Terran animal from prehistoric times?
Being named after the largest lion (extinct) subspecies make sense than being called "Terrible". After all it could be the Starfleet who designated the refurbished carrier that name.
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# 14
12-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Yes, it makes sense, but actually... it'd be cool to know anything definitive about this. ^^
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# 15
12-15-2012, 03:53 PM
I'd guess (not that up on my Caitian lore, sorry) that the "true" class name of the ship is something like Meow-meooo-merarr. Since us differently-evoloved humans do not speak Caitian, an "english/standard" reporting name was created, and Atrox is the lucky draw...

Heck, compared to other english reporting names ("Foxbat", anyone? Or "Fulcrum"?), Atrox sounds just fierce enough to invoke "Meow-meooo-merarr"...

(sorry if I inadvertently offended any Caitians with my rough-random typing of their language...)
50: S'Leth/Eurthyr/S. Dareau/Ardrian/Krudge/Annlova Not: Jadja
Still at it. CBS "restrictions" fell by wayside with freebie Breen. Time to re-examine ENT and ToS at tier 5, repurpose the Connie into Sci and rebuild an Akira escort into the "NX". 6 "eras", spread evenly over all the classes...
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# 16
12-15-2012, 03:54 PM
My Cat claims it means "Big scary Dog"
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# 17
12-16-2012, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dareau View Post
I'd guess (not that up on my Caitian lore, sorry) that the "true" class name of the ship is something like Meow-meooo-merarr. Since us differently-evoloved humans do not speak Caitian, an "english/standard" reporting name was created, and Atrox is the lucky draw...

Heck, compared to other english reporting names ("Foxbat", anyone? Or "Fulcrum"?), Atrox sounds just fierce enough to invoke "Meow-meooo-merarr"...

(sorry if I inadvertently offended any Caitians with my rough-random typing of their language...)
Hm, I like that. Going one step further, maybe "atrox" is just the Latin translation of the original Caitian name...
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