However, a later description in the same teleplay read, "As we'll see, the Andorians are paranoid and easily agitated. FANDOM. "So we minimized these things – we let them do their thing, but let them be like kelp in the sea: they're always there, always undulating, and then every once in a while they react. The Andorians are a humanoid species from the moon Andoria, capital world of the Andorian Empire, and were one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets.. Physiology []. No members of this Federation race were aboard the U.S.S. Three of the ships remained missing - lost in the vastness between the stars. Andorian marriages were set in groups of four due to their unique four-gendered biology. (ENT: "The Aenar"), The Andorians employed ice-cutters to navigate their homeworld; the first to circumnavigate the moon was called Kumari, a name that was carried on to future Andorian vessels. (ENT: \"The Aenar\")The Andorians employed ice-cutters to navigate their homeworld; the first to circumnavigate the moon was called Kumari, a name that was carried on to future An… ("Shadows of P'Jem" audio commentary, ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Those appendages were also attached to the forehead and reverted to the thicker, segmented look of the original series aliens. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 136, p. 37) The process of working out their psychology for ENT began by contrasting them with the Vulcans. They actually appeared much less often than Andorian ale. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. (DIS: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad") Andoria was located in a neighboring system to Vulcan. By heritage, Andorians are a savage race of warriors, and their agility and strength belie their slender builds.". Most Andorians are blue-skinned with white or silver hair. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 13; (AOL chat, 1997)) Writing staffer Ronald D. Moore even doubted that the Andorians would get increased exposure on DS9 and warned viewers not to look for them. I don't think it's come up in any of the series, but Andorians have a four-sexed reproduction cycle. Place of origin: (ENT: "United"), Andorians had increased perfusion in colder environments. "And once I heard about that, that intrigued me a lot," he related, "because I knew that the Andorians had never really been fully explored but were somewhat devious, their makeup would probably be really cool now, ... and that they were founding members of the Federation." ", Tellarites: "Assign one to the engine room, where he'll be useful. In Game Description Blue skinned with white or silver hair, Andorians are natives of Andoria, a frozen moon of a gas giant called Andor. Very musical people, fairly combative. It expanded the Andorian background, and details like the Andorian Ushaan duel were adopted from the publication by Enterprise writers. 2, p. 32) His original design typically had antennae at the back of his head to cover where they were connected to his white wig. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm) Since Andorian physiology made intravenous injection impossible, physicians administered medication through intramuscular injection instead. In a climate where the temperature was near the boiling point of water, an Andorian could still thrive, despite losing ten percent of their body weight in two days. This aspect of the Deep Space Nine books has certainly piqued my interest in the topic. Ladies' costume: hand-painted; adorn sleeves with pieces from planet, used sliced geode framed in brass for ornaments and in hair. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 20), Once it was decided to bring back the Andorians, they were the subject of much debate among the members of ENT's creative personnel. ("Shadows of P'Jem" audio commentary, ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features), The ENT writing staff, in general, were excited about bringing the Andorians back to the screen. (AOL chat, 1997) (AOL chat, 1998). Timelines . It can be difficult to get an Andorian to change his mind. Andorian names in these works consist of two parts in the native tongue, Andorii (Andorian languages#Andorii (β)): a longish personal name shortened to the size of established series' names, and a clan name with a gender-denoting prefix – for instance, TharinJar ch'Thas, a chan from Thas clan commonly known as Jar. Their dress indicates this to some extent, and will include a vicious looking bladed weapon... which is carried for use and not ceremony. In function and appearance, zhens and shens are largely female, and chans and thaans approximate males, with shens and chans the more androgynous of the pairings. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Andoria, Andorian system (Alpha Quadrant) As a result of the redesigned Andorians being thought of as successful, it wasn't long before they reappeared on ENT. (The Making of the Trek Films, UK 3rd ed., p. 90) Like many ideas for the film, the Andorian Supreme Being didn't survive the movie's final cut. Both male and female variants of the Andorian appearance were created. Among the Clans defines three sub-races of Andorians: the predominant Thalassan, with high, knobby antennae (as seen in the original Trek); the Talish (of Star Trek: The Motion Picture), who have forward, tendril-like antennae; and the Bish'ee (of TNG), who have diminishing antennae standing straight out from their head. (VOY: "One Small Step"; ENT: "United"), Andorians made prodigious artists; Ezri Dax's mother, Yanas Tigan, bought hand-painted Andorian tiles for her solarium in 2375, and the Andorian Academy was widely considered the best art school in the Federation. "They're still Andorians," he commented, "but we gave them better costumes, we made the makeup cooler [....] They look really cool." Andorians are a humanoid alien species in the Star Trek universe. It's a big makeup deal, and they've got to take everything apart and it's a lot of work. (ENT: "United"), Females enjoyed an equal position in Andorian society, and as soldiers, were as capable as males. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 136, pp. Jeffrey Combs recalled, "I took the tack that they were antennae that depicted deception or perhaps danger – almost like a sixth sense, being able to tell if someone is not being forthcoming. ("The Andorian Incident", text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD special feature), Ultimately, the physical design of the ENT Andorians was highly popular with the writing staff. Andorian society has, in recent centuries, become increasingly fixated on the necessity of honoring the bond and conceiving children. By heritage, a race of savage warriors, with strength masked by soft voices and slender builds. (ENT: "The Aenar"), Since Andorian physiology made intravenous injection impossible, physicians administered medication through intramuscular injection instead. Add new page. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 37, p. 10) Nevertheless, they were mentioned in an internal reference document, listing all the aliens seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was circulated around the time of the production of TNG Season 5, where they were inexplicably called "Androgens" and described as "blue-skinned, antenna-topped race". The Andorians originated from the icy moon of Andoria. 10-11) However, Braga was at first uncertain if he could convince Rick Berman into okaying the return of the species. Men's costume: has belt and carries Flabbjellah, a combination musical instrument and weapon, carried by most males. "So we went ahead and took a gamble and brought them back fairly soon," commented Brannon Braga. Without knowing whether this was true of the species or not but having been told it was, Myers "played it safe" by covering the ears of the Andorian-playing actor under the wig. However, "Cease Fire" also introduced the first female Andorian to appear in ENT, and the script stated, "Andorian women have a paler, more subtle hue to their skin." When Andorians come to a decision, they stand by it regardless of the consequences. Glenn Hetrick noted about redesigning the Andorians for Discovery, "It blew our minds that we were getting to revisit those." (DIS: "Despite Yourself", "The Wolf Inside"), Since Andorians first appeared in "Journey to Babel", their look has changed considerably, both for budgetary reasons and due to improvements in makeup technique. Early in their history, the Aenar diverged from them as a subspecies, having retreated to the Northern Wastes, thenceforth considered a myth until the early 22nd century. Races Medusans, Ithenites, Andorians The Medusans are the first non-corporeal species to make official contact and work with the Federation. (ENT: "United"), Andorians were true blue-bloods: Talas' blood displayed non-viscous, translucent qualities, and was as dark blue as Shran's abrasions. I carry a lot of travel gear, but I never leave without my travel adapters. Tellarites and Andorians are founding members of the Federation, so it surprises me we don't see them more often. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works Often Right. After pointing out the Andorians were "from tv series", the brief continued as follows: "Blue-skinned, with white hair and small-knobbed antennae (sensors) out of forehead. They were generally stronger as well as hardier than other races except when compared to the Vulcans. This Glamfield one is my favorite: It features three USB chargers, USB-C, and adapts to most plugs anywhere in the world! The look of the Andorian Risa tourist was designed by Michael Westmore who used electronics from a novelty potted plant toy which was built to respond to sounds so the plant danced to music, voices or noise. Andorians are pale blue." Their antennae aid in balance, and the movement of their antennae may express emotion. [3] Due to the amount of makeup time required, Andorians were also very costly to do. Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition), https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Andorian?oldid=2676913. "That was my biggest concern – [that] these antennae would overpower, or be too much, and then they're just silly," remarked Jeffrey Combs. (ENT: "United"), Members of the Andorian Imperial Guard who died far from home could count on their companions to transport a part of them, for example some of their blood, back to the Andorian ices. Most Andorians had a distinctive blue skin and white or silver-colored hair. Despite their almost fragile bodies, Andorians are a fierce warrior breed. The script of "Journey to Babel" described Andorians, stating, "They are humanoids, tall and quite slim. The makeup chosen to color Andorians was Max Factor Aqua Blue cream stick, highlighted with a slightly deeper blue cream liner to shadow the face. Andoria orbited the star Andoria, and was located in the Alpha Quadrant. . Because the window of fertility is so narrow in Andorians, marriage typically took place very early in adulthood; twenty-three was considered quite old for an Andorian not to be married. An Andorian subspecies called the Aenar had white skin and, unlike blue Andorians, were blind and telepathic. The Andorians were suspicious and volatile. The only Andorian in the group is Qadira Roshen. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition)) This Andorian retained, in the words of Makeup Effects Artist Kenny Myers, "the classic blue look and long, bone white hair" of previous Andorians, as well as the common two antennae, which Myers referred to (in the case of the Andorian Supreme Being) as "little horns." (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy"), Andorians could require a tonsillectomy. Andorians were true bluebloods: Talas' blood displayed nonviscous, translucent qualities, and were as dark blue as Shran's abrasions. Andorians are blue with white hair and are one of the few Star Trek aliens with antennae. Denise and Michael Okuda offered an explanation for the Andorians' differing appearances; in a DVD text commentary for TAS: "Yesteryear", they wrote, "It may be that Andorians have different ethnic groups, with different skin colors just like humans; after all, in "The Aenar" we saw some Andorians have white skin." The 22nd century Andorian Shran once demonstrated that antennae were moved by voluntary muscles that could be controlled separately from one another. Also, they could initiate an intimate relationship by assaulting a male. Category:Andorians | Federation Legacy Wiki | Fandom. "They didn't have to do that," he said, "they could have brought the Andorians with just a static antennae." Games Movies TV Video. ", The Andorians were designed by Fred Phillips. Likewise, the species itself was scripted to be referenced in the second season episode "Dawn" (as evidenced by the episode's final draft script), though they are not mentioned in the final edit of that outing. In 2161, their homeworld became a founding member of the United Federation of Planets. (FASA RPG module: The Federation) While most Andorian were the typical blue race there was also a smaller sub-species known as the Aenar, who were white-skinned, blind, and possessed very powerful … The fact that Andorians were not meant to have ears came as a surprise to Myers. However, they have demonstrated resistance to a wide range of environmental conditions. TNG Season 3 offered up two Andorians – one of which was an appearance for Lal – with skin more greenish-blue, larger bulbous heads, and taller spindly antennae attached to the wig. I've finally got around to ordering Articles of the Federation (which has an Andorian protagonist as far as I am aware) and am eagerly anticipating its arrival. Over the years since the start of TNG, Andorians had been shown in a few cameos but had stayed relentlessly absent. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 136, p. 40), The particulars of the Andorian prosthetics created for ENT had an impact on how the aliens could be used in stunts. ", Andorians were referenced in the very first episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "The Vulcan Hello", and were mentioned or appeared in eight out of the fifteen episodes of the first season. ("Creature Comforts", DIS Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray special features). And when you were curious about something they would come forward [....] We were trying to find another position for the antennae to show gratitude. Regulus, which was relative to both planets, laid just outside Andorian sensor range. An Andorian god in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier made it into makeup screen tests. Andorians have a typical humanoid structure but have several distinguishing characteristics to their species. Andorian voices are also different... soft, whispering. exclaimed Braga. Andorians had a higher metabolism than humans and also slightly stronger. Unlike other non-corporeal beings, they are not that much advanced compared to humans, and have only had space travel ability in the last 200 years. Can communicate over great distances. The Andorians originated from the icy moon of Andoria. ST_deep_space_9 Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Andorian "duty officers" (or "doffs") come with the trait "Founders of the Federation," as do Humans, Vulcans, and Tellarites. ", Vulcans: "Haughty, spineless hypocrites, the whole lot of them. The puppeteer, me, [Director] Roxann [Dawson] – and each of the Andorians had their own puppeteer – ... we quickly realized there were some basic things they would convey: when anger came up, they were like a cat's ears, they would just flare back. 38 & 69), The Andorians in Star Trek: Enterprise were painted differently than the ones in the past. Fred Dekker observed, "As far as I know, on the original series it was an interesting makeup concept and there was barely any back story to the characters at all." This also made them especially vulnerable to phase-pulse infection; even minor phase-pistol injuries could prove fatal. This aligns with both Vulcans and Bajorans being shown with different pigmentation, making diversity of skin color more than just a Terran trait. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident", "Cease Fire", "Babel One", "United"; TOS: "Journey to Babel"; TAS: "Yesteryear"), A chirurgeon was a type of medical practitioner on Andoria. As a special honor, the blood of a dead person could be taken to the Wall of Heroes on Andoria. Andorian speech is accented, softly spoken and deliberate. Enterprise NCC-1701-D when Data's offspring, Lal, was "born." In one engagement, at least two Andorian battle cruisers were present. It's where your interests connect you with your people. As such, the Kethni council, made up of a number of members from different keth is the global government of Andoria, and it comprises around 300 members. Unlike book canon, Andoria did not leave the Federation in 2382. Some female Andorians tend to have very elaborate hair styles. "We were just waiting for the right story idea to come along [....] It's still amazing that you can take blue guys with antennae and make them believable. But the idea to make the antennae twist in response to sounds did not work on camera. The blue hue of the species was the result of a high concentration of cobalt in the hemoglobin of their red corpuscles. They also have a greater perception of distance, dimension, and depth. (The World of Star Trek, 1994 UK ed., p. 182), The Andorians were kept conceptually vague in Star Trek: The Original Series. In the Star Trek universe, the United Federation of Planets (UFP) is the fictional interstellar government that sent Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the crew of the starship Enterprise on its mission of peaceful exploration. [1] The script also stated, "Habitually, because of the sensitive antennae, Andorians listen with heads down and slightly tilted. With Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating. According to the Memory Alpha wiki, they are "from the moon Andoria, homeworld of the Andorian Empire, and one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets." The Council is directly responsible for the Andorian Defence Force, which does not fall u… (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 24) In devising the story for "The Andorian Incident", Braga decided the Andorians would make an ideal adversary to the Vulcans. They do not give up easily, nor are they readily dissuaded from their objectives. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 37, pp. Andorians, with a higher metabolic rate than Terrans, were especially vulnerable to phase pulse infection; even minor phase injuries could prove fatal. ", Although Shran actor Jeffrey Combs was at first uncertain about whether he wanted to accept an invitation to appear on Enterprise, suspicions that the Andorians would likely feature in the same episode sparked his interest, initiated by him learning that the episode was called "The Andorian Incident". (ENT: "Kir'Shara") The planet Weytahn, located on the frontier between the Vulcan and Andorian systems was located "a dozen light years" from Earth. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 142) In notes that Costume Designer Robert Fletcher wrote about the aliens in The Motion Picture, the description of the Andorians incorporated some elements of their conceptual design that had previously been invented, while also introducing some new facets, and the statement additionally included some costume notes. In a line of dialogue from the first draft script for that installment, Andorians were referred to as "a violent, predatory species." His confidence that the creative team could give the Andorians a "cool" appearance was due to makeup technology having greatly advanced. 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