Alien Species
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The Skorr, a.k.a. Aurelians, are a sapient avianoid-humanoid race with three pairs of limbs: legs, arms and wings. They hail from the planet Aurelia.

Culture and society[]

They were once a war-mongering race, priding themselves in the ability to rapidly breed vast armies. In the mid 21st century, a respected Skorr prophet named Alar led his people to a new era of peace and prosperity. The Skorrs are masters of advanced technology, and have created the mysterious artifact known as the Soul of the Skorr to preserve the brain patterns of their old leader. The Soul of the Skorr harbors such a religious significance to them that the Vedala feared a jihad of galactic proportions when the artifact in question was stolen.

Notable members[]

Tchar is the hereditary prince of the Skorr and accompanied the four expeditions to retrieve the stolen Soul of the Skorr. Unfortunately, once the artifact was found, it was discovered that Tchar himself was the one who had stolen it in first place. Suffering from insanity, Tchar despised the age of peaceful prosperity which the prophet Alar had brought to his people, and hoped to start a devastating war that would turn the Skorr back into the feared warriors they'd once been.

A proud fighter, Tchar challenged his fellow expedition members to combat for possession of the holy artifact, and even turned down the environment's artificial gravity so that his ability of flight would not give him an unfair advantage over the others. James T. Kirk and Spock, both well-trained in zero gravity combat, managed to defeat the mad Skorr and brought him to the custody of the Vedala, who claimed they could cure him of his insanity.

Appearances[]

  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
    • s01e02, "Yesteryear" (1973)
    • s01e16, "The Jihad" (1974)

Notes[]

  • The alternate name Aurelian and the name of their homeworld, Aurelia, originate from the script of the episode "Yesteryear", but are not used in the episode itself.
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