Flat Cat

A nearly two-dimensional furry little beast. (Read the full article)

"When I first saw the title, my firt thought was "roadkill" and that ain't right..."
(Ace Cannon 8/31/2006 1:28:22 AM )
"Has to be the inspiration for Tribbles, from the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles""
( 7/7/2007 7:44:30 AM )
"This is clearly the origin of the idea of the much better known "tribble". The descriptions are identical: appearance, pleasant "purr", reproductive pattern, addictive charisma. Only the name was changed."
( 5/2/2008 1:00:54 PM )
"Gene Roddenberry regularly snitched ideas from other (better) authors. Tribbles atr flatcats. Kirks brother was killed by a puppetmaster (called something else) and the giant alien planet killing machine in one episode was obviously based on a Berserker from the novel by the same name by Fred Saberhagen"
( 3/15/2011 5:58:07 AM )
"David Gerrold, in his book about the making of Troubles With Tribbles, acknowledges that he most likely got the idea from subconscious memories of Heinlein's book. He also mentions that he sent a draft copy to Heinlein and Heinlein had no problems with it. "
(Moondragon007 6/1/2011 10:48:45 PM )
"I read his book a long time ago, and didn't make the connection. I'm not surprised that Gerrold would make an honest statement about it; he seems like that kind of guy. I hope he gets around to finishing his War with the Chtorr series."
(Bill Christensen 6/3/2011 1:12:53 PM )

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