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I wonder what the Druuge would have said about this colonization project? Algol star is in their sphere of influence. --Dingus 04:41, 27 Sep 2004 (CEST)

There's actually been a discussion about this here. -- SvdB 02:09, 29 Sep 2004 (CEST)

I would disagree that "the Melnorme, presumably, learned this story during their association with the Spathi somehow." The Melnorme have a thousand secret sources of information throughout the galaxy! They don't need to talk to the Spathi see what is happening to the Spathi. They knew "all about" Captain Zelnick and the plan for revolt against the Ur-Quan before they even made formal contact with Humans.

Similarly, what evidence is there that the Melnorme didn't know the Algolites 'true name', or couldn't tell the captain for some reason? Here are other, equally plausible scenarios:

  • Algolites refers to all the species living on Algol IV. Naming the possibly several thousand species individually would take a long time.
  • Algolites is one species, but the Melnorme call them the Algolites to make the story simpler (the name of the species is unimportant to the story, so why bother Captain Zelnick with that info?)
  • And my favorite: Algolites is one species, but the Melnorme aren't just going to tell you their true name for free, you know!!

--Jacius 01:36, 1 Nov 2004 (CET)