"Like most humans I seem to have an instinctive revulsion towards reptiles."
"The hostile aliens all look like growly reptile monsters, so although they're obviously sentient, the peace-loving Federation is cool with you slaughtering them en masse. Should've gone for bipeds with autumnal skin tones, Evolution! Better luck next time!"
—Zero Punctuation reviews Star Trek tie-in game
"History is replete with stories of the heroic destruction of serpents: Perseus and Medusa, St. George and the Dragon, St. Patrick and the Snakes of Ireland. These are not merely legends. These are accounts of battles for the survival of the human race — a battle we will lose unless we stop killing one another and focus on the real enemies. They are among us."
— CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Leapin' Lizards"
"Whenever I read Kipling's 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', I root for the snake... [H]is stories epitomize an all-pervasive bias in our popular and scientific culture against the Big Reptile."
— Robert T. Bakker, Ph.D., The Dinosaur Heresies