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Rigellian Chelons

The Rigellian Chelon were a sentient race. They were descended from a race of saber-toothed turtles who learned to walk upright. They ranged in height from about 1.75 meters to 2 meters or more. They only had one gender and reproduced by laying eggs.

Rigellians had attendants who served, fed, and cared for them. This gave the attendants the real power in Rigellian society. When worn, armor served a mainly ceremonial function. (TOS reference: The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Chelons, during times of stress or combat, emit a deadly contact toxin through their skin, which can be transmitted via a claw strike. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

The Federation's 23rd century Vanguard operation was represented by a Rigelian Chelon, Ambassador Jetanien (VAN). Later, in 2379, a Chelon served as a biologist aboard the USS Titan. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)

Background

In some novels these Rigellians are presumed to come from the same solar system - Rigel - as the Rigelians; their specific species being "Chelon," or "Rigellian Chelon." When Mego produced a 3.75" Saurian action figure for its ST:TMP line, the company inadvertently called it a "Rigellian". In the Last Unicorn Games and Decipher roleplaying games, they are called "Chelarians" and hail from Rigel III (Chelar).

Details about this species, including their name, comes from notes created by Fred Phillips and Robert Fletcher for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and can be found in The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.


This article uses material from the "Chelon" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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This page features the Rigellian Chelons. You may also be looking for the Vulcanoid Rigellians, or the species known as the Rigelians.

The Chelons (also known as Chelarians, or, generically, Rigellians) are a sentient race from the planet Rigel III. Chelon Ambassador Jetanian was a senior Federation diplomat in the mid-23rd century, and there was Chelon biologist who served aboard the USS Titan in the 2380s. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Last Unicorn Games, Decipher, Star Trek: Vanguard, Star Trek: Titan)

Background

According to The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and various magazine interviews with production staff, the Chelon were said to be descended from a race of saber-toothed turtles who learned to walk upright. They ranged in height from about 1.75 meters to 2 meters or more. Rigellians had attendants who served, fed, and cared for them. This gave the attendants the real power in Rigellian society. They only had one gender and reproduced by laying eggs. When worn, their armor served a mainly ceremonial function.

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This article uses material from the "Chelon" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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