August 11th, 2010

fantasy

The Kzinti invade Star Trek!

I learned recently that the Kzinti appeared in the animated Star Trek series, and I queried Matthew Joseph Harrington, one of the Man-Kzin Wars authors, about it.  He said:

It was just one episode, based on Larry's [Larry Niven] story The Soft Weapon.

And, frankly, not done anywhere near as well. The herbivorous, grazing puppeteer, Nessus, is replaced by the vegetarian-for-philosophical-reasons Spock, and the insult to the kzin Chuft-Captain is trivialized into a petty whim..