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The Problem with Parasprites by Saber-Scorpion The Problem with Parasprites by Saber-Scorpion
A pony parody of this image: [link]

The Discord episodes of MLP:FiM spawned tons of Star Trek TNG / pony crossovers, obviously, but I've never seen much fan art based on the parasprites in "Swarm of the Century" being an obvious reference to tribbles. I set about to rectify this issue.

Though, now that I think about it, Rainbow Dash probably would have made a better match for Kirk, despite Twilight obviously being the leader. She's more of a Spock type.

Anyway, enjoy!

In reply to comments on how I adapted the uniform for ponies: Funnily enough, I didn't have to change much, since Kirk's green shirt actually has the emblem on the side: [link] Strange, huh?
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Words cannot describe how much I love this picture...
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:icondarthgojira:
DarthGojira Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Rainbow Dash: My clover sandwich and cider. This is my clover sandwich and cider. I want these things out of town. I don't care if this takes every pony; I want these things out of town!
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:icongingapony123:
gingapony123 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the Trouble with Triffles episode and MLP!

FTW
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
trouble with the tribble i loved that episode
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:iconfox-under-the-stars:
Fox-under-the-stars Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
"1,771,561. That is assuming 1 parasprite, multiplying with an average litter of 10 producing a new generation every 12 hours over a period of 3 days." :iconspockplz:

I love seeing ST/MLP crossovers, this was a clever idea :D
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:iconnekogami-shingetsu:
Nekogami-shingetsu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Perfect! Just perfect!
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:iconxyndnyalpha:
XyndnyAlpha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes i wonder if they were INTENTIONALLY spoofing Star Trek....
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Between them hiring John De Lancie to voice Discord, and what I've heard about some of the MLP creators being big Trekkies, I think it was intentional...

There's also a reference to Gremlins in the episode. Spike mentions that he gave a parasprite a snack after midnight...
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:iconxyndnyalpha:
XyndnyAlpha Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, my little cousin loves this show, but shes not a big fan of Star Trek so....
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:iconspektrahertz:
SpektraHertz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YES. JUST YES.
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:iconmerchmandan:
MerchManDan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is so great, I have to paraphrase my favourite line from that episode:

"Somepony....close that door." :unimpressed:
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:iconstarryeyed-nz:
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:iconvineruu:
Vineruu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trouble with tribbles fav episode! Ehehe! <3
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:iconfirethorney:
FireThorney Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
AT LAST!! Hehe, I'm so glad a lot of other people caught that reference. I nearly died when I realized they had to be parodying Trouble with Tribbles.

I love you for doing this.
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:iconajwe0ruij:
Ajwe0ruij Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Shes probably more of a Jean Luc Picard.
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:iconkhwhitelion:
KHwhitelion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
FINALLY.

I have been WAITING for someone to draw a crossover.

And Kirk is too cool to be RD XD;
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:icondutch-duo:
Dutch-Duo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be, or not to be
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:iconfrankrt:
FrankRT Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! I knew I wasn't the only one who caught that reference! :D
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is epic^^
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:iconraichelchu26:
RaichelChu26 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Writer
YAY! I'm not the only one who thought of this. Good.
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:iconkavahle22:
Kavahle22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Love It!
Autumn Dasher's Approval Rating: 4/4 hooves
Capt.K's Approval Rating:10/10 Shuttles
above ratings for acuraccy and overall ponyness
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I re-watched this episode today. Only this time did I pick up on the Parasprite / Tribble resemblence. I guess between Discord and this, Lauren Faust sure loves her Trek references!

That whole episode had me quoting "SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS."
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Ha ha ha! Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought of Tribbles with that episode!

I can't draw, so that's why there's no art from me of it. :P
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:icondakathi666:
Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I see what you did there.
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PIcaRDMPC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Hah! I knew you didn't have to adopt the uniform much at all, since Kirk's green uniform was always weird with where it placed the symbol. I know my Trek. (Favorited, by the way.)

I love this and dearly wish to see someone write a well crafted parody of the episode with the ponies now. It would be divine.

Incidentally, the casting of Twilight as Kirk makes me giggle because now I'm picturing Twilight as a romancing lady-killer, which is such an adorkably out of character picture it's hilarious.

...any chance of you drawing a comedy picture based upon that?
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:iconmaekern:
maekern Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent.

I like how you adapted the uniform in a way that makes sense.
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Funny thing is though, Kirk's green uniform actually has the emblem on the lower side: [link]
Weird, huh? :P Convenient in this case though!
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maekern Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, that didn't even register. It just looked right so I didn't go comparing. I'd forgotten about that version of the uniform.
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SalenStormwing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
What you don't see is Sisko Pony tossing parasprites over his shoulder, that land on Twilight.
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:iconktarramoon:
KtarraMoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
LOL! Mabye that episode shold be called "Predicaments and Parasprite Problems". The Bashir pony would ask the Worf pony if there were any stories of glory about the "Great Parasprite Hunt"
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:iconxavkitsune:
Xavkitsune Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
not you too Scorp.
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'fraid so! :icontrollestiaplz:
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:iconxavkitsune:
Xavkitsune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Just be glad this assassins ain't antipony else we would have a messy brawl on our hands. I would most likely lose but you have a lightsaber and I have prewar riot armour.
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richfiles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ponies, in my Star Trek!
Star Trek, in my ponies!
:iconprincesslunahappyplz:

I had a thought the other day... If ponies were to wear logo t-shirts, the logo's would really need to be set to the sides You could have small logos on the front of the neck, but that would limit the usable space. I NEVER imagined a year ago, that I'd be contemplating logo placement for t-shirts designed for ponies.
:icontrollunaplz:
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true. Though, oddly enough, Kirk's green shirt in TOS actually does have the emblem on his lower side: [link]
Weird, huh? :P Convenient in this case though!
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
That's very logical.
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:icontraukanshaku:
traukanshaku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As someone who is currently playing Star Trek: Online in a brony fleet...this is extra awesome.
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fuzzyhead12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
u play it too? iam federation and have a Sovering class named PrincessCelestia^^
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:icontraukanshaku:
traukanshaku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a Sovvy named the U.S.S. Ponyville, and I'm in the brony fleet. It's awesome.
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thegamefilmguruman Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Facinating.
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was really liking this piece of art, it is a clever connection and really cute... then I saw Twilight's shirt and realized it matches the one Kirk had on in the episode! EEEEEEEEEEEEE made my day! I love this
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:iconkhandimahn:
KhandiMahn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, that's so obvious. And yet... I didn't think of it first.
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:icongjjpjr:
gjjpjr Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
"Equestria -- the final frontier ..."
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Original Star Trek and Ponies? SHE CANNA TAKE IT MUCH LONGER CAPTAIN!

Twilight would be better as Spock, but I think Dash would be better suited as McCoy since they're both really hot tempered and are ready to launch into action to help their friends. I kinda think Rarity would work better as Kirk, given she's such a ham. ;)
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:iconcrazycal999:
CrazyCal999 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Holy crap, Scorp's a BRONY?!

*fangasm*

I didn't even know you had a DA!
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeeyup! Glad you found me! :D
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:iconmr-archer-h:
Mr-Archer-H Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
i loved the trouble with tribbles!
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:icontiq27:
TIQ27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is beyond awesome!
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:iconscottwolf:
ScottWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Did they help discover the poisoned grain?
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:iconsaber-scorpion:
Saber-Scorpion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not just any grain - quadrotriticale!

Quadrotriticale is to normal grain what zap-apples are to normal apples.
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