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Spinners

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Spinners1
Quadrant : Other

Spacegoing life form encountered by the USS Titan on Stardate 57207.4 (2380). Spinners are non-sentient creatures, each a gigantic sail of fine mesh, many kilometres on a side. The sail rotates, with a set of eighteen relatively massive nodules on the perimeter keeping the structure spread out. The spinners normally act as living solar sails, travelling by light pressure, but the nodules contain maneuvering jets. Their spin also induces a magnetic field which can be use for maneuvering, changing the shape of the mesh, and for gathering hydrogen for the jets in the style of a bussard collector. A spinner is capable of wrapping itself around another spacegoing life form or spacecraft, using the sail to drain energy from it.1

Spinners are one of the many species which are hunted by the Pa'haquel. They consider Spinners to be slow-moving, flimsy life forms - though they are difficult to kill. To do so the nodules must be attacked, as these contain the main organs and brains.1
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds
Novel : Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds


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