The Nulians are an insectoid race from the planet Zeneta.
The Nulians are bipedal insects, with large red eyes and mandibles. They were once a hive-mind based species but evolved to a more individual societal structire.
The Discovery came across the Nulian Collective in an effort to find potential allies for Earth. They crew were granted an audience with three of their highest level leaders. However the meeting was devoid of conversation and was in relative silence. The Nulian leaders eventually left to return to their world. They then sent a message back to The Discovery stating they would get back to them after they review humanity's history.
The Nulians later came to the aid of The Discovery, driving away a marauding Inglet ship. As it turns out they Nulians were very interested in forming a friendship with humanity. They apologized for their lack of communication during the initial meetings, as the Nulian leaders were uncomfortable at the sight of the humans, who resembled an animal species that they preyed on. The Nulians asked that text messages be sent between their civilizations and also for more pieces of human media.
The Nulians have been a spacefaring race for several hundred years and possess multiple colony worlds. They even terraformed a world from an uninhabitable ball of rock. When they encounter humanity they were fascinated with some pieces of human culture. They were interested in the musical works of Bruce Springsteen and also Elvis movies, which to the Nulians were akin to horror films.
- Faster Than Light Issue 004 (2015)