A vast body of regulations – up to twelve thousand amendments – bound this code. (ENT: "The Aenar"), The Andorians employed ice-cutters to navigate their homeworld; the first to circumnavigate the moon was called Kumari, a name that was carried on to future Andorian vessels. [Alien Spotlight: The Andorians: The Old Ways by Paul D Storrie (IDW Publishing, 2007).] They considered it an honor to serve in their Imperial Guard, and military rank greatly influenced social reputation. The only Andorian in the group is Qadira Roshen. ("Shadows of P'Jem" audio commentary, ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Brannon Braga was likewise highly pleased with how the species turned out. "The Andorians were ludicrous!" ("Shadows of P'Jem" audio commentary, ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Those appendages were also attached to the forehead and reverted to the thicker, segmented look of the original series aliens. Andorian marriages were set in groups of four due to their unique four-gendered biology. With Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating. Andorian speech is accented, softly spoken and deliberate. We came up with a little heart-shaped position where the tops come in and touch each other – like the Ferengi (subservient hand gesture), only on your heads! (ENT: "United") However, they demonstrated resistance to a wide range of environmental conditions. No Andorian appeared during the run of Star Trek: Voyager and the species itself was only mentioned in one episode, "One Small Step", with an additional mention of Andorian amoeba in "Tuvix". The Andorians originated from the icy moon of Andoria. Andorians are a militaristic species that settles disputes through ritual combat. In the final draft script for "The Andorian Incident", the Andorians were initially described with the statement, "Flush to their skulls are strange, bony antennae." (ENT: "United"), Females enjoyed an equal position in Andorian society, and as soldiers, were as capable as males. The homeworld of the Andorians was known in the mid-24th century by Andorians as 'Andor', although some non-Andorians in the Federation mistakenly called the planet 'Andoria'. This process included giving them more conceptual depth. Talas, an Andorian female (2153). As a result of the redesigned Andorians being thought of as successful, it wasn't long before they reappeared on ENT. Both had a set of two antennae, capable of movement, on the top of their head. The fact that Andorians were not meant to have ears came as a surprise to Myers. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 138, p. 43) The two stunt Andorians seen in "The Andorian Incident" were not equipped with these moveable antennae – tiny electronic servos built into the antennae and radio-controlled by puppeteers in response to sounds and emotions. Humanoid Federation members are blue-skinned in appearance, with bilateral antennae that reflect their emotional state, and characteristically white hair. This aligns with both Vulcans and Bajorans being shown with different pigmentation, making diversity of skin color more than just a Terran trait. 10-11) However, Braga was at first uncertain if he could convince Rick Berman into okaying the return of the species. ", Tellarites: "Assign one to the engine room, where he'll be useful. "We were very eager to bring back the Andorians," Brannon Braga recalled, at the conclusion of the second season. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition)) This Andorian retained, in the words of Makeup Effects Artist Kenny Myers, "the classic blue look and long, bone white hair" of previous Andorians, as well as the common two antennae, which Myers referred to (in the case of the Andorian Supreme Being) as "little horns." Following "Shadows of P'Jem", depicting the Andorians again was certainly of interest to the ENT writing staff. The look of the Andorian Risa tourist was designed by Michael Westmore who used electronics from a novelty potted plant toy which was built to respond to sounds so the plant danced to music, voices or noise. They have antennae on the tops of their heads, blue skin and white or silver hair. (The Art of Star Trek, p. 178) The white wigs for the Andorian females in The Motion Picture were extremely difficult to design. They were also referred to as having blue skin and white hair, though there were no lengthy descriptive passages detailing how they looked. They would have a hair-trigger." When Andorians come to a decision, they stand by it regardless of the consequences. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 20), Once it was decided to bring back the Andorians, they were the subject of much debate among the members of ENT's creative personnel. "The Andorians felt like an untapped mine," he noted. The following are examples of commonly-held stereotypes of Andorians toward other races: Humans: "What does one say about pinkskins? An Andorian subspecies called the Aenar had white skin and, unlike blue Andorians, were blind and telepathic. No members of this Federation race were aboard the U.S.S. The only Andorian in the group is Qadira Roshen. The Andorians originated from the icy moon of Andoria. A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation. "My feeling on it was: let's take the silliest looking race and make them look cool [....] I wanted to take a fan favorite, and revamp them." So it wasn't technical or antiseptic, it was just how do we make the technical emotional and give it life." Andorian weddings required groups of four people, except under certain circumstances. 17, No. Andoria, Andorian system (Alpha Quadrant) So it's a really delicate balance, which I think we hit." Andorian (The Making of the Trek Films, UK 3rd ed., p. 90) Like many ideas for the film, the Andorian Supreme Being didn't survive the movie's final cut. (DS9: "Prodigal Daughter"), Like most species, Andorian society also harbored the idea of Heaven, a dream of a place from which creation sprang. (ENT: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground", "Babel One"; TNG: "Data's Day"), Andorians were well known for their determination and endurance in physical combat. Federation … In the Pocket DS9 novels set after the end of the television series, this quadrigender paradigm is cited as the reason for Andorian difficulty in maintaining adequate population growth in the face of near extinction. Commonly referred to as "the Federation", it was introduced in the television show Star Trek (1966–1969). Owed some extended leave, he travels with the crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) to Andor, where Captain Picard has an appointment to meet with the Andorian Chancellor, aiming to urge him and his people to become more involved in Federation activities. Were they War Mongers or were they Saviors? They were members of the United Federation of Planets as of 2409. (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 142) In notes that Costume Designer Robert Fletcher wrote about the aliens in The Motion Picture, the description of the Andorians incorporated some elements of their conceptual design that had previously been invented, while also introducing some new facets, and the statement additionally included some costume notes. Jeffrey Combs recalled, "I took the tack that they were antennae that depicted deception or perhaps danger – almost like a sixth sense, being able to tell if someone is not being forthcoming. Tellarites have a higher average body temperature relative to humans. Jeffrey Combs was of the opinion that having the antennae be shown via mechanics was very brave. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 24) In devising the story for "The Andorian Incident", Braga decided the Andorians would make an ideal adversary to the Vulcans. Stated Fred Dekker, "We wanted the Andorians to be extremely agitated and full of energy [....] What we wanted was the contrast so we made them the opposite of unemotional. This also made them especially vulnerable to phase-pulse infection; even minor phase-pistol injuries could prove fatal. They have a sport called Sica, much like snowboarding. Denise and Michael Okuda offered an explanation for the Andorians' differing appearances; in a DVD text commentary for TAS: "Yesteryear", they wrote, "It may be that Andorians have different ethnic groups, with different skin colors just like humans; after all, in "The Aenar" we saw some Andorians have white skin." (The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, p. 140). (DS9: "Prophet Motive"), A crucial part of Andorian tradition was the Ushaan, a code of honor demanding a duel to the death, with combatants pitted against one another using an ushaan-tor ice miner's tool. Most are about as interesting as Regulan bloodworms, though one or two I've met can actually hold their own in battle. They were generally stronger as well as hardier than other races except when compared to the Vulcans. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm) Place of origin: (The World of Star Trek, 1994 UK ed., p. 182), The Andorians were kept conceptually vague in Star Trek: The Original Series. (ENT: "United"), Andorians had increased perfusion in colder environments. As such, the Kethni council, made up of a number of members from different keth is the global government of Andoria, and it comprises around 300 members. The puppeteer, me, [Director] Roxann [Dawson] – and each of the Andorians had their own puppeteer – ... we quickly realized there were some basic things they would convey: when anger came up, they were like a cat's ears, they would just flare back. This was probably due to director Hal Sutherland's colorblindness. (ENT: "Kir'Shara") The planet Weytahn, located on the frontier between the Vulcan and Andorian systems was located "a dozen light years" from Earth. Tellarites are a stout porcine species with a distinguished snout. Though Ushaan could be called by someone to avenge a personal loss, there existed a right of substitution wherein each combatant could offer up a replacement, and married combatants could postpone duels indefinitely if they had no children to continue their clans. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, makeup evolution allowed an Andorian to be seen as balding, with antennae bases joined seamlessly to the actor's skin. (ENT: "The Aenar"), Shran and his Andorian-Aenar hybrid daughter, Talla, Andorians were a militaristic race, exemplified in small part by weaponry without stun settings. Timelines . Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition), https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Andorian?oldid=2676913. A concept sketch of an Andorian couple for The Motion Picture, An Andorian make-up test for The Motion Picture, In either the original Star Trek series or Star Trek: The Motion Picture, makeup artist Fred Phillips – who worked on both productions – tested Andorian antennae and blue facial makeup on his daughter, Janna Phillips. Andorian names in these works consist of two parts in the native tongue, Andorii (Andorian languages#Andorii (β)): a longish personal name shortened to the size of established series' names, and a clan name with a gender-denoting prefix – for instance, TharinJar ch'Thas, a chan from Thas clan commonly known as Jar. Early in their history, the Aenar diverged from them as a subspecies, having retreated to the Northern Wastes, thenceforth considered a myth until the early 22nd century. Early in their history, the Aenar diverged from them as a subspecies, having retreated to the Northern Wastes, thenceforth considered a myth until the early 22nd century. ", The Andorians were designed by Fred Phillips. The Federation badge used in the 23rd/24th centuries has a smattering of stars that represent each member of the 150+ strong bloc, much in the same way the flag of the U.S. uses stars to signify its number of states. Add new page. ("Creature Comforts", DIS Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray special features). ", Vulcans: "Haughty, spineless hypocrites, the whole lot of them. They actually appeared much less often than Andorian ale. The Andorians were a humanoid species from the moon Andoria, homeworld of the Andorian Empire, and one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 37, p. 11), Updating the highly memorable Andorians proved to be a challenge. Among the Clans defines three sub-races of Andorians: the predominant Thalassan, with high, knobby antennae (as seen in the original Trek); the Talish (of Star Trek: The Motion Picture), who have forward, tendril-like antennae; and the Bish'ee (of TNG), who have diminishing antennae standing straight out from their head. The blue hue of the species was the result of a high concentration of cobalt in the hemoglobin of their red corpuscles. One of their most recognized physical features were their antennae and white hair. star-trek star-trek-tng star-trek-ds9 star-trek-voyager star-trek-enterprise. In a line of dialogue from the first draft script for that installment, Andorians were referred to as "a violent, predatory species." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 20) He additionally enthused, "They look just like Andorians, but somehow they just look more believable [....] And their costumes are cool [....] I have to imagine that even (viewers) who haven't yet met the Andorians will really like these guys." [3] Due to the amount of makeup time required, Andorians were also very costly to do. On breathing the freezing air of Andoria, Shran remarked how it "really gets the blood running!" If at all possible, the ears will be played down (taped back? Andorians had a higher metabolism than humans and also slightly stronger. The Andorians were a warp-capable humanoid species from the moon Andoria, capital of the Andorian Empire, in the Alpha Quadrant. They tend to be passionate and emotional but not overly concerned with sympathy. The default style for Andorians is that seen in Star Trek: Enterprise. The Andorians were suspicious and volatile. His confidence that the creative team could give the Andorians a "cool" appearance was due to makeup technology having greatly advanced. They are militaristic, emotional, honor driven, and regularly fight hand to hand duels. (ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."), Andorians had a higher metabolic rate than Humans, which could theoretically permit a Human opponent to best an Andorian in hand-to-hand combat by simply exhausting them. Many, but not all cities are located underground to taken advantage of the geothermal heat. 39 & 40), The antennae went on to be used as tools of subtext that had the potential to add to the performances delivered by the actors. Despite their almost fragile bodies, Andorians are a fierce warrior breed. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 151, p. 31), The script of ENT Season 4 installment "United" explained, "Andorian antennae work like inner ears, necessary for balance. The Andorians were a humanoid species native to the moon Andoria. (ENT: \"The Aenar\")The Andorians employed ice-cutters to navigate their homeworld; the first to circumnavigate the moon was called Kumari, a name that was carried on to future An… The makeup chosen to color Andorians was Max Factor Aqua Blue cream stick, highlighted with a slightly deeper blue cream liner to shadow the face. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 37, p. 10), The decision to feature Andorians in Star Trek: Enterprise was made immediately after Executive Producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga were considering which villain to incorporate in the story that ultimately became "The Andorian Incident". 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