So... the chat over Boson's name got WAY crazier than expected. It's a joke that's, frankly, far too little for this much consternation, lol. So here's the answer!I am writing the answer in white text in case anyone still wants to guess on their own. (Highlight the text to read it)
The most well-known Ferengi in Star Trek is on Deep Space 9. His name is Quark. Bosons and quarks are both elementary particles. That's it. That's the joke.
Moving right along, we've been curious what everyone thinks of our Ferengi head! I know his lobes ARE a little small, but I had to make the head myself. (He is a base Lego head with layers of miniature glue for his skull and ears, followed by a paint job after.) We did decide, however, that it shouldn't be just artistic limitation, as OldArmourer thought. His
lobes are small in universe, too!
Finally, a few episodes ago, we had this second string science officer on the bridge (since Natashia is currently commanding), so I named him Burns in the transcript. It did not occur to me at the time that his would result in him being called Mr. Burns in dialog. But hopefully his lack of physical resemblance to his more famous namesake will prevent any
undue sniggering. (He doesn't even have yellow skin!)
11/21/21 07:41 AM
: Looks like a new bargaining chip just hit the table, there should be room in the shuttlebay to keep those fighters safe after 'impounding' them...
11/21/21 07:39 AM
: I was going to comment on the Quark/Boson part but didn't want to spoil the joke, subtle things like that are my favourite :)
11/18/21 12:57 PM
: I didn't mention it because I had never heard of it. Before my time! I'm familiar with some older shows (like the original Star Trek), but definitely not very obscure ones from the 70s.
11/17/21 12:18 PM
: The reason I don't like it as much, now, is because of the fact that it often parodied Star Trek episodes with similar plots.
11/17/21 12:15 PM
: @Swiftbow: Youi didn't mention Quark's name was also related to the fictional and short-lived TV series of the name "Quark". Thank goodness for small mercies, when I was young, I loved those mad antics that lot got up to, now, looking back, not as much. Still a hilariously oddball bunch of crew members for a garbage scow! :D
11/15/21 01:30 PM
: @Pyradonis: I'd hoped that was implied. But we will certainly be expounding on this matter!
11/15/21 12:26 PM
: Replicator technology is wonderful, you can safely say no actual frogs were harmed in the making of the replicated frog puffs. :D
11/15/21 12:21 PM
: I'm wondering, though, since this is set in space, are these military vessels modified for space travel, impulse power, and warp capabilities? They'd get absolutely nowhere in space if they were conventional fossil fueled planes, so I'm thinking there has to be more to it than that!
11/15/21 12:18 PM
: I can never remember names of characters from long ago, Thank you for the answer, Swiftbow! Now, as to why DaiMon Boson has four heavily armed military grade Falcon Fighter-Class Interceptors, that will take him quite a bit of explaining! :D
11/15/21 10:01 AM
: Relevant question: Is it forbidden to carry these ships around in one's cargo hold?