Alien Species

Zirrelians are a mollusk-like sapient species and one of the several members of a vast interstellar Empire.


Zirrelians are tall creatures with hairless grey-toned skin and eight tentacles that serve as two pairs of arms and two pairs of legs. They have two long mobile eyestalks, and their teeth look surprisingly Human. They also have short barbels on the sides of their mouths.

Culture and society[]

They are one of the many species that make up the Empire, which also includes Aquanogs, Arcturians, Canids, Cragorians, Densadrons, Felinids, Geeories, Humans, Macriki, Mantavors, Optocs and Tuskrus, among others.

Notable members[]

Turnbuckle was the Zirrelian helmsman who served in the RLS Legacy during her expedition to find the legendary Treasure Planet of Captain Flint. Like nearly all of the crew, he was secretly a pirate and took part on the mutiny organized by John Silver.

Although they did manage to find the lost treasure; which was locked in the central chamber of the artificial planet; their entrance activated a trap mechanism which caused the chamber to shamble and deep trenches to open on the ground. Turnbuckle and Blinko fell into one of these trenches to their apparent deaths while trying to escape with some of the treasure shortly before the planet's explosion.

Surprisingly, however, he somehow survived this incident, and was still alive five years later, when he encountered Jim Hawkins again.


  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (2002)


  • All members of this species are voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
  • According to Treasure Planet: A Voyage of Discovery’s section on Turnbuckle, it states that Zirrelians have rotating heads and that whichever limbs are closest to the ground immediately become their legs.