Canids are a sapient species of canine humanoids and the male counterparts of the Felinids.
Culture and societyEdit
Canids and Felinids are one of the many species that make up the Empire, which also includes Aquanogs, Arcturians, Cragorians, Densadrons, Geeories, Humans, Macriki, Mantavors, Optocs, Tuskrus and Zirrelians, among others.
- "Dang it, Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a doctor, but not that kind of doctor. I have a doctorate, but it's not the same thing. You can't help people with a doctorate. You just sit there you're useless!"
- ―Dr. Doppler
Doctor Delbert Doppler is a self-described well-known astrophysicist from the planet Montressor, and a friend of Sarah Hawkins and her son Jim. He is a slightly eccentric, absent-minded professor who is not good at handling guns.
After Jim inherited a map device from a dying pirate containing the location of the lost Treasure Planet; Doppler funded an expedition to find it aboard the spaceship RLS Legacy. During the voyage he developed a romantic affection for the ship's captain: a Felinid named Amelia. They would later marry each other and have four children.
- Treasure Planet (2002)
- Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (2002)
- There was originally a scene mentioning that in their species it is the male that gives birth to the offspring; but this was deleted from the final version since the producers considered it controversial.
- Dr. Doppler is based on two characters from Stevenson's Treasure Island: Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey. He was likely named after physicist Christian Doppler.