But, to be nitpicky, they’re not really different “species” if they can easily interbreed.
Young, like most humans, mixes up species and race and all that jazz. 😛
Don’t be too sure.
TL;DR: Homo Sapiens are randier monkeys than we give ourselves credit for.
Yes, when different kinds of Homo are discovered they are usually referred to as a a new “species of human” and more often than not Homo Sapiens borked with them. So, I stand by the dialogue.
KIRK: How long would you like it to last?
KIRK: Well, let’s see. Power, that’s no problem, it regenerates. And food. We have enough to feed a crew of four hundred and thirty for five years. So that should last us—
—The Mark of Gideon
Plus, if the ship is in a stable (unpowered) orbit it’ll be there for a very very long time.
How does this ship that’s been lost for however many umpteen years still have power to utilize the turbolift? Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving seeing a refit Connie, but there must be something more going on here.
We discussed this in the last strip, but let’s put it this way: the fusion drive alone could power the ship indefinitely considering it runs on the most abundant material in the universe and the ship is constantly scooping it up.
Two belly buttons. I see what you did there.
I had always kind of figured the new human thing as just the logical extension of Roddenberry’s vision for how people would just naturally evolve in a post-scarcity society (that and just oodles of toplessness) – but I like how his other projects have been folded into it for this story!
That’s what makes the comic such a fun read!
Yeah! What he said. lol
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