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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Excalbian1
Quadrant : Alpha

Species encountered by the Enterprise crew in 2269. The Excalbians are based on carbon-cycle biology, but in appearance are rock-like beings who read on sensors as having an almost mineral composition, who are only roughly humanoid in shape. They are comfortable in extreme heat, with the surface of their world consisting of molten lava with an atmosphere poisonous to Humans. The Excalbians are considerably in advance of the Federation, to the extent that they were able to exert detailed remote control over the Enterprise systems and devices with apparent ease. More impressively, they were able to effect massive environmental changes over a thousand square kilometre area of their own planet, converting it to a Class M environment in a matter of seconds.1

The Excalbians have no concept of good or evil, and during the Enterprise's first contact they created several figures from history who were regarded as representative examples of these philosophies in order to pit them against one another. From this they hoped to determine whether good or evil was the stronger. They ultimately decided that evil tends to retreat when forcibly confronted, but noted that since both good and evil use the same methods and achieve the same results, there was no substantive difference between the two.1


Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 3 The Savage Curtain
Series : TOS Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Savage Curtain


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