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The Talosians were the sentient humanoid natives of Talos IV.

The Talosians of Talos IV.

Over 100,000 years ago, the Talosians fought a nuclear war, leaving most of the planet's surface uninhabitable. They moved underground and developed their mental abilities to create realistic illusions, although their technological knowledge atrophied.

In 2236, the S.S. Columbia, a scientific survey ship from Earth, crashed on the planet. The Talosians retrieved the sole survivor, a human woman named Vina, and repaired her injuries, although their lack of knowledge of human anatomy hindered their efforts.

In 2254, the Talosians used a false distress signal to lure the USS Enterprise to Talos IV. They kidnapped Captain Christopher Pike in an effort to provide Vina with a mate. Pike and the Enterprise were eventually allowed to leave. Given the extreme threat of the Talosians' powers of illusion, Starfleet issued General Order 7, forbidding any travel to Talos IV, under penalty of death.

In 2267, Lieutenant Commander Spock kidnapped then-Fleet Captain Pike and hijacked the Enterprise to Talos IV. Given the specific circumstances, General Order 7 was rescinded, and Pike allowed to live the rest of his life with Vina and the Talosians. (TOS episodes: "The Cage", "The Menagerie")

By 2320, thanks to the efforts of Christopher Pike, Talos IV and Talosian culture had been revitalized. Ambassador Spock was summoned again to witness this change. (TOS novel: Burning Dreams)

By 2373, the Talosians became active participants in the so-called Telepathy War with the Dominion. Many Talosians were affected by the Meme Virus, as were many telepathic races within the Federation. Several Jem'Hadar invaded Talos IV, but Omega Squad, led by a telepathic recreation of Christopher Pike, helped repel the invasion. (SA Comic Miniseries: Telepathy War)

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A Talosian

The Talosians are a humanoid species native to Talos IV in the Talos star group.

Following a devastating nuclear war the surface of their planet was rendered uninhabitable driving the survivors underground to survive. During their exile under the surface they developed advanced mental powers, including the ability to create realistic illusions.

In 2254, they attempted to repopulate their world by luring the USS Enterprise to their planet and capturing Captain Christopher Pike. They hoped that he would mate with the lone survivor of the SS Columbia, which had crashed twenty years earlier on the planet. After realising the unsuitability of humans as breeding stock they released Pike and the Enterprise. After this incident Starfleet considered the Talosians to be a danger and quarantined their planet under General Order 7. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I")

Several years later Pike was allowed to return to the planet. He had been seriously disabled in an accident and Starfleet decided to rescind General Order 7 to allow his return where thanks to the Talosians' power of illusion he could live out the rest of his live as if he was never injured. (TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II")

In 2387, the Zentradi, with help from Juraan offered an exchange with the Talosians. They offered several cloned humanoid specimens for the capture of Captain Candela Greene. Using their abilities, they drew the USS Crusader to the planet and captured Greene and Lieutenant D'Real. The Crusader was sent off into space with no knowledge of the event. Commander Teshurr would finally realize what had happen, and risk breaking General Order 7 to rescue their two missing officers. {Star Trek Crusader)

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