Perhaps a colony creature like Commander Bem?
It seems Dr. M might have one or more of the following:
(a) shadow clone jutsu;
(b) multiple limbs;
(c) a gaggle of surgical robots;
(d) nonbinary gender;
(e) super speed;
(f) something else entirely
I’m guessing d. On another note, “they” doesn’t really work when referring to a specific person, but then again, the alternatives are worse.
I’ve used “they” in the singular for a couple decades, even before it became a social nicety in certain circles. I find it works fine, but I don’t know why I started using it before anyone cared. Shyness, probably.
Eh, I’m fine with it when it is a non-specific person (“Whoever graffitied this wall; they’re going to be in for a world of hurt”), but with a specific person, the constructed pronouns (“Xe”, “Zhe”, etc.) are almost better.
I really hope it’s C, since mundane robots are underused in Star Trek. But, my guess is it’s going to be judicious tricorder use and rapidly applied wonder injections.
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