While we can never know if they truly flung entire star systems across deep space as weapons (as the storytellers claim), our astrophysicists have uncovered evidence of directed energy bursts the power of which staggers the imagination. [7] The actor elaborated after the fact, "The writers were making it up as they went along, as I was [....] So I learned that it was really not valuable for me to spend a lot of time speculating about unexplored avenues since, if they did explore avenues, they did so in very different ways than I'd imagined." [12](X) Billingsley also wanted any Denobulan males that showed up on the series to be played by himself. (ENT: "The Catwalk") Consequently, living space was at a premium and Denobulan culture had come to embrace close, communal lifestyles, although this habitation arrangement was due to choice, rather than necessity. The females emitted powerful pheromones during their mating season. They were archaic in any case. I mean, maybe it's so Eden-like [on Denobula] that it's like, 'Oh, what do I want to go out there for? He fully expected that the species would be explored by the series creators in such a way as to contradict his own concept of the group, an eventuality he was prepared for. Denobulan battle tactics killed twenty million Antarans. "I suspect that they feel tidbits every now and again might keep people's curiosity up," he hypothesized, "as opposed to doing an entire episode about Denobulan society that perhaps by revealing too much information may actually squelch people's interest." 2.09a: Canamar: Enloians imprison Archer, Tucker in prison planet parapraxis! His eldest son is a potter. Several Star Trek novels set in the 24th century have Denobulans in them. A group of three Denobulan-playing background performers, along with Human-playing actress Macarena Bianchi, Originally the Denobulans were to have been called "Noorians", which they were named in a series bible from July or August 1999. In an interview from February 2002, the actor reflected, "It's interesting when you have to do a back-story on a whole civilization. He invented the matter/antimatter engine on the planet, led the first Denobulan exploratory vessel, and predicted the existence of parallel universes. [21](X) For the female variant of the Denobulan facial makeup, Michael Westmore slightly streamlined the male version in order to make it a little bit more attractive-looking. [9](X), By the end of Enterprise's first season, John Billingsley had to revise some of his notions about the Denobulans. (ENT: "Demons"), In an alternate timeline wherein Jonathan Archer was infected by interspatial parasites, some of the greatest neurosurgeons and quantum theorists on Denobula were consulted by Phlox in an attempt to find a treatment. They believed it was impossible to eliminate the parasites without also killing Archer, and correctly assured Phlox that the technology to eradicate the infestation did not exist. Type: [11] Before the first Denobulan woman was portrayed in that episode (Feezal, who was also the first Denobulan other than Phlox to ever appear on-screen), John Billingsley repeatedly joked that he would like his wife in reality, Bonita Friedericy, to play all Denobulan women that appeared on the series. The Antarans remain bitter and are raised from birth to hate Denobulans. One of the evacuees is an Antaran named Hudak, who is horrified that Enterprise's doctor is Denobulan. The patient, an Antaran, holds a grudge against Phlox stemming from a war between their races that ended 300 years ago and would rather die than be treated by a Denobulan. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay") Phlox, in the 22nd century, once stated that his grandmother lived through the last of numerous wars Denobula fought with the Antarans, a conflict which ended while Earth was in the 19th century. "That way, everybody on Denobula was either John Billingsley or Bonita Friedericy," he later related. Antaran "The Breach" (ENT) The Antarans are mentioned by Doctor Phlox to have been at war with the Denobulans on several occasions. This created extremely large extended families. (Star Trek Monthly issue 84, p. 23) John Billingsley noted, "It hasn't been a problem at all." (Star Trek Magazine issue 182, p. 32), In the first draft of season one installment "Dear Doctor", it was said that many Denobulan children had been fathered by Phlox. [6](X), Although a subsequent discussion which John Billingsley had with executive producers and show creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga concerned Phlox's philosophical attitude in general, it did not relate to his species. (ENT: "The Breach"), A few hundred years before the mid-22nd century, the Denobulans had a form of entertainment that was similar to movies. Antaran "The Breach" (ENT) The Antarans are mentioned by Doctor Phlox to have been at war with the Denobulans on several occasions. [18], If Star Trek: Enterprise had gone on to a fifth season (rather than being canceled after its fourth one), the Denobulans would likely have been shown in greater depth than they ultimately were, because shortly before the cancellation was announced, Manny Coto voiced an interest in visiting Denobula in the fifth season. (ENT: "Regeneration") A Denobulan could lose body weight by ingesting a Danaxian tapeworm. [8]. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 28) The actor further commented, "I see Phlox as from a planet where everyone is a teacher and philosopher. (Beyond the Final Frontier, p. 380) The question of whether the two species were related was, according to John Billingsley, never discussed. Temporal Cold War heats up on Enterprise! Denobulans have fought several wars against the Antaran race. 1790 - Denobula-Antaran Wars; Denobulans fought several wars against the Antaran. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay"), Denobulan males had a line of hair down the middle of their chest, up to their neck. The actor also wore contact lenses that increased the brightness of his or her eyes, though their natural basic skin tone was retained for their Denobulan appearance. (ENT: "Doctor's Orders"), Denobulans could operate without food for considerably long durations. The Denobulans demonized the Antarans and made them a faceless enemy (and vice versa). Even though it's been three hundred years since the last conflict, much bad blood still exists between them. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This incident thus came as quite a surprise to the Denobulans, many of whom took a while to accept the truth that they were not alone in the galaxy. The reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years (pp. 1790 - Denobula-Antaran Wars; Denobulans fought several wars against the Antaran. (Star Trek Monthly issue 86, p. 28), John Billingsley was impressed by his first sight of the Denobulan makeup, as sported by himself. HUDAK: A few hours in our historical archives might change yours. (ENT: "Affliction"), In 2155, a Denobulan ambassador participated in talks in San Francisco on forming a Coalition of Planets. Acamar III, Acamar. [10], Even though the name "Denobulan" was used fairly often in the series, the script of "Stigma" included the word in its pronunciation guide. - Denobulan-Antaran relations since “The Breach” Literally each potential story here could be a two-part episode, and last two seasons total. The Denobulans have had contact with Humanity since at least 2151, and one of their number worked with Earth's Starfleet in that year. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "A Night in Sickbay", "Stigma", "These Are the Voyages..."), Denobulans normally required very little sleep, but they did hibernate for a sleep cycle of five to six days each year, although two days were sufficient as a bare minimum. He critiqued, "I think coming up with an episode where Denobulans were once war criminals, there was still this credible anger that had not been resolved, it seemed to me at least – and maybe some of the fans too – a little too jarring, a little too difficult to jive with what we knew about Phlox." The Pocket ENT novel What Price Honor? (ENT: "Future Tense") Denobulans fought several wars against the Antaran species, the last of which occurred during the late … I think we were an inbred species and I guess we eventually went the way of most inbred societies." [15] In fact, even the existence of a Denobulan military came as a surprise to Billingsley. ; Racist Grandma: Phlox had one who, when he was a teenager, refused to let him go on a vacation to a nearby planet because the Antarans had once lived there. Synopsis. The Denobulans demonized the Antarans and made them a faceless enemy (and vice versa). Denobula is a crowded world with a population in excess of 12 billion people, all living on the planet’s single continent. Denobulan battle tactics killed 20 million Antarans. "The Breach" is the 21st season-two episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Denobulans have tried to put the war behind them; however, there are still Denobulans who hate the Antarans. TNG "The Vengeance Factor". (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay", "The Seventh") They invested much effort in hunting Denobulan lemurs, as a Denobulan delicacy was the kidneys from such an animal. He'd long accepted the fact that his Mognahad been wrong on that point. It originally aired on April 23, 2003. Although one particular Organian once reckoned that Denobulan technology had enabled Doctor Phlox to detect that a pair of Organians were inhabiting two Humans, no such technology had been used in that case. When exposure to an exotic form of radiation caused almost the entire crew of the NX-class Enterprise to exhibit irrational and obsessive behavior, Phlox was the only senior officer whose actions nearly led to the deliberate death of another of his crewmates, as he was adamant about using surgical methods to discover why Ensign Travis Mayweather was suffering from a headache. (ENT: "Stigma"), Denobulans did not have conversations with each other while eating together, as they considered it a waste of time. [13], John Billingsley's thoughts on the Denobulans included speculations about their sexuality. Adara, Delta Quadrant Class Y The spices warmed him from his Santa hat to the tips of his toenails. Star Trek Locations: Planets and Moons. Denobulan battle tactics killed twenty million Antarans. (Star Trek Monthly issue 86, p. 28), Even from the outset, the Denobulan makeup was extremely comfortable to wear. No Denobulan would want to ''be'' in the same room with you! Deep hibernation resulted in the sleeping Denobulan becoming unresponsive to noises, regardless of how loud they were, but they could be awakened via a particular drug delivered intravenously. Meanwhile, Phlox has to save a dying Antaran that refuses treatment due to the history of their races. Taking place during the mid-22nd century, the crew of the first warp five starship (the Enterprise NX-01) begin to explore the galaxy under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. As Phlox once admitted, family relations on Denobula could be extremely complicated. He'd long accepted the fact that his Mognahad been wrong on that point. The Antarans were a humanoid species noted for the V-shaped ridge on their foreheads. No matter how much one such entity tried to invade a Denobulan's mind, it could not do so. 2.11a: Breach, The War and conflict have never been predominant in their history, but they haven’t been unknown, either. However, an act of hostility, wherein a Klingon warship attacked and destroyed a Denobulan freighter that the Klingons claimed had been violating their territory, led the Denobulans, still recovering from the Romulan War, to withdraw from galactic affairs. HD; CC; 13 Nov 2002 ; 43 Minutes; Archer and Reed return to a pre-warp society that is on the verge of war to recover a lost communicator. (ENT: "Home") They could also display an unusually wide smile for humanoids. He decided to use the device to time travel to 212… ** The Xantoras government expels all offworlders after taking power. "I still like to think of that as true, but it's not referenced in the script," stated John Billingsley, shortly after the making of the episode. [19] Another concept which was ultimately never established also concerned Denobulan society, as Executive Story Editor André Bormanis suggested that other Denobulans weren't permitted to receive medicine from Phlox or be operated on by him, as he was actually a veterinarian on Denobula. Though this proved effective, the Denobulans, owing to the attack on their homeworld, were persuaded by Human politician Nathan Samuels to join the war effort. In an interview with Dreamwatch magazine, the actor referred to the Denobulans as "known bisexuals," although that differs from how they were represented in canon. HUDAK: I'm the first Antaran to even see a Denobulan in six generations. Entries tagged with denobulan. Send a Message Reason: None. (Star Trek Monthly issue 84, p. 42), John Billingsley thought the highly detached aspect of his imagined version of the species might canonically explain why the Denobulans had never been depicted on Star Trek before the advent of Enterprise. The Breach By Michelle Erica Green Posted at April 24, 2003 - 3:31 AM GMT. Archer and Reed return to a pre-warp society that is on the verge of war to recover a lost communicator. Those episodes listed specific incidents--the metreon cascade being used on Rinax, the Cardassian death camps--and although the Denobulan-Antaran War is apparently out of living memory (although not by a lot; Phlox's grandmother lived through it), we still could have had a bit more detail about the conflict. During their Age of Enlightenment, many Denobulans began an inward journey that served to strengthen Denobulan … Some references include the Star Trek: The Lost Era novel The Sundered, which has a Denobulan engineer on the USS Excelsior. If a Denobulan was awakened prematurely, the results could be somewhat unpredictable; hibernating Denobulans, if woken, appeared extremely disoriented and confused, with oddly pitched voices, and had difficulty maintaining normal motor skills and cognitive functions. The adult Phlox is determined not to raise his children as he was raised, and has taught them to embrace other cultures. The Denobulan government had certainly put the past behind them and had even stricken laws off the books that had punished harboring or assisting an Antaran. After the Federation was founded, Denobula considered joining for many years. A manifestation of the Denobulans' political alignment with the Empire was that the Denobulan Phlox served aboard the ISS Enterprise (NX-01) as the ship's doctor. (ENT: "Stigma"), A traditional greeting for Denobulan lovers began with approaching each other face-to-face, so that each individual was not quite touching the other. HD; CC; Nov 13, 2002; 43 Minutes; Episode 35 Season 2, Episode 9: Singularity. They were archaic in any case. With Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating. (Star Trek Magazine issue 115, p. 36), A Denobulan-related line of dialogue which was not in the final draft script of "The Breach" but is in the final version of that installment involved Phlox shouting at Antaran patient Hudak, "No Denobulan would want to be in the same room with you! The Denobulan-Antaran wars were a series of conflicts and bitter disputes between the Denobulans and the Antarans fought until the 19th century . Without treatment, Hudak will die in a matter of days. (ENT: "Bounty", "A Night in Sickbay") The skin was much like that of Humans and Xindi-Primates. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay"), Denobulans considered it healthy for a person to hallucinate, as it was seen as a harmless way to release nervous energy. War and conflict have never been predominant in their history, but they haven’t been unknown, either. However, Denobulans, at least males, were uncomfortable being touched by persons they were not intimate with. Not explicitly established, but Phlox's grandmother was alive when Phlox was a kid, and had also been alive for the last Denobulan-Antaran war which was said to be about 300 years prior to Enterprise.Together that at least means that they would have to … 2.10b: Horizon: Travis Mayweather returns to family ship! For additional meanings of "Federation", please see Federation (disambiguation). The novel Rosetta includes Phlox relating, to several of his crewmates aboard Enterprise, an unfortunate story that concerned a delayed shipment of antibiotics to a Denobulan colony, with the Thelasian Trading Confederacy at fault. (ENT: "Broken Bow", et al.) Cogenitor . One of the evacuees is an Antaran named Hudak, who is horrified that Enterprise 's doctor is Denobulan. The Denobulans on their homeworld were warned not to interfere by Romulan naval chief of staff Admiral Mindar, who led the invasion and was aware that the Denobulans were reputed to be fierce fighters when necessary. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 34) "The prosthetics they can do in 15 or so minutes," clarified John Billingsley, "but it's the actual painting and modelling that takes a while." (ENT: "Broken Bow", "Stigma", et al. Denobulan battle tactics killed twenty million Antarans. Denobulans were typically polyamorous, where a man typically had three wives, who each had three husbands. They had ridges on their back along the spine. A list of all appearances of Denobulans (excluding Phlox's ENT appearances). 19th Century Edit. As of the 22nd century, there were still some Denobulans that hated Antarans, although most have outgrown the hatred. Sundays 11 PM & Weeknights 11 PM Central Before the United Federation of Planets and more than 100 years before Kirk and crew stepped aboard the USS Enterprise, there was Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and the Enterprise NX-01, Earth's first Warp 5 capable … In 2154, Phlox offered to sing one of these lullabies to Porthos, although the doctor remembered that his singing had often made his Denobulan children cry. This, however, was a deceit. According to Phlox actor John Billingsley, the reason was that the production staffers were "swamped." 43 min 11/20/2002 ... the Enterprise crew move to evacuate Denobulan geologists that are deep underground. If a Denobulan was nearing a sleep cycle, they might experience bouts of dizziness as a consequence. [14](X) Also, Billingsley once humorously speculated to the series' writing staff that, due to Phlox's having three wives, he would likely have "three members." 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