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Planet of origin: Kzin
Affiliation: The Patriarchy
Warp capable: Unknown date
Biology
Classification: feline humanoid
Environmental requirements: Class M conditions
Sexes: Male and Female
Telepathic abilities: In some members
Distinctive Features:
Cat-like features; bat-wing ears; naked tail

The Kzinti are a felinoid race which fought a few minor wars with Earth in the late-21st or early-22nd century. Their political state is known as The Patriarchy, a name which reflects the sexist culture of the species.

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Physiology

The Kzinti are a large carnivorous cat like species. They typically feature orange/brown fur with prominent fangs and tufted ears.

Some Kzinti possess telepathic abilities allowing them to read other beings minds. However one can deter them from doing so by disgusting them thinking about vegetables. (TAS episode: "The Slaver Weapon")

Culture

The Kzinti culture is a violent one and highly prejudiced, they pay no respect to females or herbivores of any race. (TAS episode: "The Slaver Weapon")

History

The Kzinti have had some capacity for space travel for some time. It is thought the Caitians of the planet Cait are descended from an ancient Kzinti colony. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

Not long after the planet Earth developed warp drive the Kzinti fought a series of minor wars with the planet. The conflicts came to an end with the Treaty of Sirius which disarmed the Kzinti and limited their space force to collection of police vessels.

Exactly when the Earth-Kzin Wars took place in unknown, Hikaru Sulu stated they took place 200 years prior to 2270, however this assumabley an approximation, the wars taking place nearer to the end of the 21st century or even the early 22nd century would be more likely as this would give Earth time to build a space force capable of fighting a war so soon after the devastation of World War III and the recent development of war drive in 2063.

In the 23rd century Kzinti archaeologists discovered a pair of Slaver stasis boxes, they turned one over to Starfleet but kept the other in the hope of profiting from a valuable content typical of Slaver boxes. Unfortunately the box was empty so instead the Kzin opted to use it to as bait to capture another box. They were successful in luring the shuttlecraft carrying the box to a landing site on Beta Lyrae, and in the other box found a slaver weapon, after a period of experimentation the weapon self-destructed killing the Kzinti who possessed it. (TAS episode: "The Slaver Weapon")

The kzinti return when Kirk and crew are investigating the fate of a Bebebebeque colony. (Comic strip: "The Wristwatch Plantation")

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Background

Kzinti artwork developed for "Star Trek: The Lions of the Night" and later printed in "Star Trek Communicator".

The Kzinti were created by Larry Niven, making their first appearance in the short story "The Warriors", part of his "Known Space" series. When he wrote an episode for Star Trek: The Animated Series he based it on one of his Known Space stories "The Soft Weapon", in the process putting the Kzinti into the Star Trek universe.

The Los Angeles Times syndicated comic strip storyline of "The Wristwatch Plantation", by Sharman DiVono and Larry Niven, almost became a novelization. (See Playgrounds of the Mind chapter.)

Jimmy Diggs, a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager has on a number of occasions attempted to tell more stories of the Kzinti. First with a proposal for a feature length animation "Star Trek: The Lions of the Night". Material developed for that project was later worked into an article for the "Star Trek Communicator" in which he put forth the Kzinti would make excellent Star Trek villains. His most recent attempt would have seen the Kzinti appear in a season five episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. However the series was cancelled before this came to fruition.

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The Kzintis were a felinoid species from the Beta Quadrant who fought wars against Earth in the Earth-Kzin Wars.

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Physiology

The Kzinti were a large carnivorous cat like species. They typically featured orange/brown fur with prominent fangs and tufted ears. (RIS Bouteina)

Some Kzinti possess telepathic abilities allowing them to read other beings minds. However one can deter them from doing so by disgusting them thinking about vegetables. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

Culture

The Kzinti culture is a violent one and highly prejudiced, they pay no respect to females or herbivores of any race. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

Also, they had no respect for espionage or banking, as they considered these two lines of career as being "honorless". They had a blind spot towards females of many races, disregarding their combat capabilities, often leading to their undoing. (RIS Bouteina: "Miracle in Whoville")

History

The Kzinti have had some capacity for space travel for some time. It was thought the Caitians of the planet Cait are descended from an ancient Kzinti colony. It was known that they were mortal enemies of the Lyran Star Empire and that they fought three wars against them, resulting in their defeat. (RIS Bouteina)

It should be noted that these wars had a de facto end, but no formal treaty could be signed because of hand-to-hand fighting between diplomats until 2386, when the Lyrans decided to rely on Romulan and Hydran diplomats rather than their own to negotiate with the Kzintis.

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