Alien Species

The Chmmr are a composite race created from the two separate races of the Chenjesu and the Mmrnmhrm. The synthesis of the two races took place under the slave shield on the Chenjesu's homeworld of Procyon II.

The Process[]

This process was fueled via solar power. The Captain first came into contact with the Chmmr using a HyperWave Broadcaster in orbit around their slave shielded planet.

Map Of Chmmr space and nearby space

Map of Chmmr Space.

  The Chmmr's synthesis project was intended to create a race and fabricate a technology powerful enough to defeat the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za single-handedly. The so-called "Process" would have taken approximately 35 Earth years, as it was powered solely by the Procyon star. However, due to the severity of the situation, the Captain made a hasty call and used a Precursor Sun Device recovered from the Mycon to accelerate the Process — what was supposed to take decades had been accomplished in seconds. Whatever the Chenjesu and Mmrnmhrm expected, the Chmmr were not it.1 The Chmmr expressed this when they claimed, "THE PROCESS IS INCOMPLETE, YET WE HAVE EMERGED." However, given how long the Process would have taken, it is likely the Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah would have exterminated them long before it could have been properly completed.

The Chmmr commanded the powerful Avatar battleships in combat during Star Control II and were a major driving force behind the victory of the New Alliance.

Notes and references[]

1From the 2007 IRC chat with Toys for Bob (robot is Fred Ford, PR3 is Paul Reiche III):
23:30 <@Meep-Eep> < Valaggar> Was there ever a planned "final form" for the Chmmr? I mean, you interrupted the process by speeding it up, and the end result was not what they had planned.
23:30 <@Meep-Eep> In other words: what does "The process has been interrupted" mean. Is there a final stage, or does it just mean only part of the population has merged
23:30 <+PR3> Good idea about the Chmmr. I will ponder upon this and steal your good idea.