Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

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Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Angelfish » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:19 am

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This is a topic to discuss how the various species in the Star Control universe reproduce, and what sexes they have. For most races this is quite vague if we only go by what's been said in Star Control (2).

So discuss here :)

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Angelfish » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:19 am

Humans and Syreen: 2 sexes, Reproduction through regular intercourse much like human's, I guess :)

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Post by chenjesuwizard » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:11 pm

I guess the Zoq Fot Pik would breed in separate species, but I would imagine that there would be the occasional inter-species relationship. Obviously, these couples would be unable to reproduce.

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Draxas » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:10 pm

At the very least, the ZFP, Spathi, Ur-Quan, Slylandro, Pkunk, Yehat, Shofixti, and Utwig have male and female genders based on remarks made in their dialog. The Slylandro presumably reproduce sexually using their glowy bits. The Shofixti also clearly reproduce sexually as well. The Zoq, at least, apparently reproduce by sporing, and the Spathi reproduce in massive quantity (though how exactly is not readily apparent). The Androsynth are, of course, entirely sterile and incapable of reproduction, and the Mmrnmhrm are in the same boat due to the Mother Ark breaking down. The Mycon seemingly reproduce entirely asexually via spores. And the Ilwrath produce large broods of eggs.

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Death 999 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:49 pm

The hint book (role-playing resource guide) indicates that the Druuge also require two parents.

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Post by Nuclear » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:20 pm

I've once read in Ripley's Believe it or not that certain fungi can have upwards of 500 different genders. Perhaps this could apply to the Mycon too?
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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by kingschosen » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:01 pm

I seriously doubt that humans and syreens could reproduce.

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Death 999 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:30 am

Seen the game-closing slideshow? Unless Grandma is not Talana and the kids are adopted and the whole species similarity thing was a massive ruse…

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by Cedric6014 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:48 am

kingschosen wrote:I seriously doubt that humans and syreens could reproduce.
Well, its canon that they do, check out the ending sequence of SC2

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Re: Sexes, reproduction and Star Control!

Post by kingschosen » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:52 pm

Cedric6014 wrote:
kingschosen wrote:I seriously doubt that humans and syreens could reproduce.
Well, its canon that they do, check out the ending sequence of SC2
I know it's canon, but from a practical, logical, and evolutionary standpoint, it's pretty unlikely.

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