While the animated series (TAS) is not officially canon, the STA license includes TAS, so you'll see occasional references to it here and there in STA products. (An Edosian has appeared in some promo art, for instance.)
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The Aquashuttle, maybe, but the Kzin may present some issues above and beyond this one license. Larry Niven could have something to say about it. I'm not sure what his role is in a Kzinti appearance in a latter-day ST product.
My understanding was that TAS had been rehabilitated? Players can ignore the sillier elements...
I seem to remember Niven's agreement was to a very basic licence for SF Battles only... (it did not include computer games, hence the SFC exclusions). As I recall, SFB Kzin have diverged significantly from Niven's creations anyway. The Kzin certainly didn't show up in the FASA RPG, which did include Caitians and Edosians (both of which I'd very much like to see write-ups for).
The "Patriarchy" indicated on the NW segment of the maps was a nod to the Kzin, but doesn't help with an up-to-date name! I included a Kzinti in an ICON game I ran last year (prior to STA), but haven't statted them for this game yet. Maybe I should look into that!
Coincidentally, I’m doing Caitians and Edosians this month on Continuing Mission.
DarthSarcastic said Jan 04, 2018 01:14:32
On page 37 of the Core Rule-book (the paragraph titled "Their own devices") they mention that "A prototype of our holodeck was installed aboard Captain Kirk's Enterprise late in her five-year mission..." I believe they are referring to the animated episode called "The Practical Joker". Also (I know we're talking about the animated series in this thread, but...) they refer to the Franz Joseph (Starfleet) Technical Manual in the paragraph about the Miranda Class...they mention the Ptolemy class transport.
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@Steven: I spotted those - and there are a few other references too. It may be mentioned elsewhere, while the Ptolemy is not official canon, both the Hermes and the Federation have been seen in screen graphics and are therefore canon!
@Steven, I think you're right. In a TAS episode, Uhura, McCoy and a third, I don't remember who, go to the "Recreation Room", basically an holodeck. A technology knew by the Federation since one century (as seen in a first season of Enterprise).
I will be happy to get a caitan specie template but I will be disappointed if I see the Force/Environment Belt.