Type Essay
Date 1970-06

Concerning Sehlats

In Boldly Writing, Joan Marie Verba writes:

Meanwhile, Spockanalia 5 ran an important article, "Concerning Sehlats" by Lee Burwasser. In this piece, the author looks at precedents in nature to see what sort of animal would have six-inch fangs. The author concludes, "And so our portrait of the sehlat: a carnivore or just possibly tushed omnivore, general shape that of a giant panda, size on the order of an Alaskan brown bear, highly intelligent, and despite the six-inch fangs, of a patient and gentle disposition.... Question: did the sehlat belong to Spock, or was Spock in the care of the sehlat?" The Star Trek production staff read this article, and animators incorporated many of the suggestions into the drawing of the sehlat I-Chaya in the animated episode, "Yesteryear."

Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987, Second Edition (2003-03), 5
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Lee Burwasser Author


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