Thursday, April 03, 2014

Capellan Power Cat

C is for Capellan Power Cat but what is it? Legend has it the Capellan Cat is the fiercest feline beast in all the galaxy native to Capella IV. In Star Treks animated episode "How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth" Captain Kirk rescues the creature from Kukulkan who runs an intergalactic zoo aboard his ship. The poor thing was kept caged in a simulator and hated its captivity.



 In appearance it resembles a bobcat with thick red fur and piercing gold eyes with brown dorsal spines running down its back but beware! Don't touch! Our Capellan friend has a glowing coat of electricty and if angered can throw 2000 jolts at its victims. The Cat is approximately the size of an Earth lion, standing about a meter tall when challenged and while totally untamable, it begs the question. How was it ever captured?



I imagine Spocks pet Sehlat vs the Capellian Power Cat might raise a few eyebrows!


On Vulcan the 'teddy bears' are alive, and they have six inch fangs." -Spock


The vulcan's travelling companion is not just any ordinary cat, as you can see from housunnappi deviantART! Which creature do you think would triumph victoriously in a showdown?

Live Long and Prosper, trekkers

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think the power cat would have the advantage.

Tony Laplume said...

I'll have to watch the episode again.

Lainey Miller said...

Afraid to say I've never seen that episode, but I want that cat!

Visiting form the A to Z list - you've got a cool blog ;)

Lynda Dietz said...

No cuddling with a cat that can kill me with its electrical field. I've never heard of this one, but never watched the animated series.

Susan Kane said...

My rule about cats is that I never pet one that gives me the evil eye as I come near.
This is a cartoon episode? Have not seen it.

Spacerguy said...

Star Trek TAS series featured most of the original cast performing the voices for their characters, except for Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig), who was omitted because the show's budget could not afford the complete cast.

sdneeveindieauthor.com said...

Never seen the animated series. Great blog by the way, just stopping by on the A to Z journey. :)

Spacerguy said...

Walter Koenig aka Chekov was not forgotten, and later wrote an episode of the series, becoming the first Star Trek actor to write a Star Trek story. Koenig wrote "The Infinite Vulcan", which had plot elements of the original Star Trek episode "Space Seed" blended into it.

River Fairchild said...

That cat is cool but I think I'm still partial to targs. :)

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Spacerguy said...

Worfs Klingon Targ is a wicked beast, River. Good one!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Oh yeah. Targs rule but Vulcan teddy bears sound boss.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Nifty blog! My vote goes to the Cat. One mean expression in the eyes. the other guys got no chance.

Thanks for stopping by at mine.
Nilanjana.

Lady Lilith said...

Great legend. Perfect for c.

Sunday Visitor said...

Great choice for C!

HJ Blenkinsop said...

I'm a huge ST and cat fan so really enjoyed this! But how indeed was the beast captured in the first place??? Very good question. Perhaps they zapped (technical term) its electrical field and tranqed it?

susanleighnoble said...

Never seen the animated series. Cool cat though. Just stopping by on the A to Z challenge.

Scribbler said...

That cat is fantastic! Thank you for that. I didn't ever get into the animated series.

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